A fire broke out in kitchen of the former Phinney 1808 House B&B on Elm Street, Cooperstown, at 7:30 a.m today, rousing the Vrooman family from their beds. According to neighbors, Jim Vrooman and his family quickly removed the cars from their driveway as Cooperstown volunteers, who had been at the Milford United Methodist Church fire late into Sunday evening, were back on the job. At 9, the fire was still burning in the back of the house, it appeared to be under control, and smoke and water damage was evident throughout the building. At right, firefighters confer on steps to complete their mission. (AllOTSEGO.com photos)
IN MEMORIAM: Lenny Fishman, 83;
Owned Taxi Fleet, Limo Service In NYC
COOPERSTOWN – Louis Hyman Fishman, 83, who developed and ran a fleet of taxicabs in New York City, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.
A native New Yorker, he was born Feb. 3, 1934, in New York City, a son of Alter Eliozor and Gussie née Gittel Fishman.
COOPERSTOWN – Eileen Charles Owen, 80, formerly of Cooperstown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at home in Bronxville following a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1937, in Brooklyn, to the late Richard and Kathryn Charles, Eileen lived in Garden City, Cooperstown and Albany before settling in Bronxville.
She graduated from St. Angela Hall and Marymount Junior College. She worked as a medical secretary for many years.
IN MEMORIAM: Thomas Moore, 83;
Retired From NY Tel To Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN – Thomas Joseph Moore, 82, a New York Telephone employee who retired to Cooperstown, died Thursday, March 2, 2017.
He was born to Brigid and Edward Moore on Nov. 24, 1934 and raised in Richmond Hill. Tom was a veteran of the Korean War and an employee of New York Telephone.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 6
THEATER SCREENING – 2-4 p.m. Lincoln Center Originals First Look: Some Lovers by legendary song writer Burt Bacharach. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777