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Mayor Katz Closes Cooperstown Streets

Mayor Katz Closes

Cooperstown Streets

Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz closed village streets a few minutes ago to all “non-emergency traffic.” Here, Tony Gentile’s snowblower kicks up a cloud of snow on Leatherstocking Street earlier today. Snow has been falling steadily in the village since 4 a.m. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Cooperstown Fire Rousts Family From Their Beds

Cooperstown Fire Rousts

Family From Their Beds

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)

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Lenny Fishman, 83; Owned Taxi Fleet, Limo Service In NYC

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.

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Eileen Charles Owen, 80

IN MEMORIAM: Eileen Charles Owen, 80

Eileen C. Owen

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.

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Coop Academic Team Headed To Nationals

Cooperstown Academic Team

Wins Here, Heads To Chicago

Cooperstown Quiz Team member Adam Ilgin, Thomas Knight and Wriley Nelson pose with their trophy after winning, 385-170, against Galway during the Upstate Academic Competition at SUNY Oneonta this afternoon. The team will travel to Chicago April 26-28 for the NAQT National Championships. Oneonta teams lost to to Milford and Cooperstown in the quarterfinals. Other area schools that participated in the competition included Andres, Laurens, Milford, South Kortright and Cherry Valley. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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In Memory Of Rick Gibbon, Proprietor Of Riverwood

Flowers Appear In Memory

Of Riverwood’s Rick Gibbons

Flowers are being placed at the door of Riverwood in downtown Cooperstown  in memory of its longtime proprietor, Rick Gibbons, who passed away Saturday evening, March 4, 2017. A longtime president of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Rick’s eclectic inventory ranged from educational toys and children’s books to fine jewelry and women’s furnishings. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, and a full obituary will be forthcoming.    He had suffered a stroke four years ago, but the store has been kept operating by his son Todd.  (Tara Barnwell/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Thomas Moore, 83; Retired From NY Tel To Cooperstown

IN MEMORIAM: Thomas Moore, 83;

Retired From NY Tel To Cooperstown

Thomas J. Moore

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.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 6

Bacharach’s ‘Some Lovers’ Screened

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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

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