The new OPT director, David Hotaling, said he acted, after consultation from city officials, due to concerns about safety in the face of predictions of 10 inches of snow during that period.
TODDSVILLE – Eugene R. Smith, 72, of Toddsville, a Vietnam veteran and longtime member of Hartwick Fire Department Co. No. 2 in Hartwick Seminary, and passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15, 2017, at home in his favorite recliner surrounded by his family.
Gene – or Bobby, as he was affectionately known by family and friends – was born June 9, 1945, in Cooperstown, a son of Richard Frederick Smith, Sr. and Dorothy Arlene Roseboom Smith.
COOPERSTOWN – Ruth Louise Swart, 95, of Tryon, N.C., an avid and talented golfer in her younger years who later resided at the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning Sept. 3, 2017.
Born in Orange, N.J., and raised in Hackensack, Ruth was the daughter of Herman Edward Martini and Edith Elizabeth Arliss.
COOPERSTOWN – Bassett Healthcare Network today announced the appointment of Ronette Wiley as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Cooperstown medical center.
Since 2008, she has been vice president of performance improvement and care coordination, and chief compliance Officer. She also served as interim administrator for hospital operations in 2015-16 during the search for the Bassett Healthcare Network COO.
Case Focuses On $56,000 In Memorabilia
COOPERSTOWN – Ian R. Turner, a former Cooperstown police parking enforcement officer, was arraigned this morning at Otsego Town Court on charges that he allegedly stole $56,077 worth of sports memorabilia from Paterno Brothers Sports over the summer.
Appearing before Town Justice Gary Kuch in Fly Creek, Turner was charged with grand larceny, second degree, a felony violation. He plead not guilty, and was represented by public defender James P. Ferrari.
Sports cards were recovered from his home, person and car, according to Investigator Mike Ten Eyck of the Otsego County District Attorney’s office.
If convicted, Turner faces up to 15 years in prison and a maximum $5,000 fine. He was released on his own recognizance and will reappear in court Nov. 18.
He resigned from the force in October.