COOPERSTOWN – Rev. Douglas M. Deer, a retired American Baptist minister, drew his last breath on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass.
A celebration of his life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown.
By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
At the Otsego County Board of Representatives meeting on Wednesday, District-5 Rep. Meg Kennedy, R-Mt. Vision, announced that the Administration Committee had found a candidate to fill the position of Veterans Affairs Director as current director Jack Henson prepares to step down.
“The Board is happy to announce that we have chosen Dennis Clark as your new successor,” said Kennedy addressing Henson during the meeting. “Thank you very much for your service, and your assistance in moving this process along.”
COOPERSTOWN – Mun K. Hong, a nationally recognized interventional cardiologist, has joined Bassett Healthcare Network as chief of cardiovascular services.
Hong comes to Bassett after three years as chairman of the Department of Cardiology at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and, prior to that, he was director of the cardiac catheterization lab and interventional cardiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. Hong also spent seven years as director of cardiovascular intervention and research at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Campus in New York City.
COOPERSTOWN – Diane Neal, former “Law & Order SVU” actress and an independent candidate for the 19th Congressional seat, has cancelled this afternoon’s planned 3 p.m. appearance at Cooperstown Village Hall, according to organizer Richard Sternberg, due to an illness in her family.
Sternberg said he will conducted a round table discussion about the five candidates who have appeared so far.
Oneonta pals Tom and Amy Pondolfino, left, and Dave and Rachel Rissberger, brought their families to The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown this morning, as the March-long Sugaring Off Sundays got underway. Folks feasting on pancakes and enjoying the syrup-making exhibits reported coming from as far away as Cropseyville, on the other side of Troy. At right, Christine and Rodger Potocki, New Hartford, ask resident farmer Mykel Goodwin of Morris about the details of sap boiling. It’s not too late to partake: Breakfast is served until 1 p.m. (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cooperstown Art Association President Cheryl Wright, flanked by Mary Ann Dietz, left, and Cindy Hill, presides over distribution of the original pottery at today’s annual Empty Bowls Luncheon, underway until 2 p.m. at the Christ Church Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown, to benefit the Cooperstown Food Bank. For $15, participants buy bowls (many created in Smithy Pioneer Gallery pottery classes), then fill them from a selection soups in the nearby hall, where there’s also fellowship aplenty. At left, Margaret Savoie of Cooperstown nears the end of the process: she’s about to sit down with a bowl of tomato soup. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)