HARTWICK – Leonard D. Dabreau Jr, 79, of Davenport, Fla., who formerly had retired to the family farm in Hartwick, passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017, at his home in Florida.
Leonard was born in Bronx, NY on June 14, 1938, the son of the late Leonard D. Sr and Anna Phillipavage Dabreau. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School before attending Alfred State University. Leonard spent the next 30 plus years building what was the largest independent elevator service and repair company in New York City, Archer Elevator. He operated the company until his retirement in 2000.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20
SPRING FLING – Noon-5 p.m. 2-day event featuring farmers, crafts-people, food vendors, and live music. Doubleday field parking lot, 1 Doubleday Ct., Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/spring-fling-street-fair
RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Support the search for a cure to cancer, remember the dead, and support the living. Wilber park, 1-19 S. Main St., St. Hwy. 28, Milford. Info, Lauren.Ferraro@cancer.org
BROOKWOOD POINT REOPENING – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy food, lawn games, music, kayaking, demonstrations, and more at Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org
HISTORY REMEMBERED – 1 p.m. Unveiling Cato Freedom historical marker. In memory of Cato Freedom who gained his freedom due to his service in the Revolutionary War. Butternut Valley Cemetery, Co. Hwy. 16, Burlington Flats. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607) 293-6635.
The county Highway Department has installed its first solar-powered stop sign, county Highway Supt. Bill Mason announced today. It is at County Routes 11 and 14 southwest of Hartwick hamlet, where east-bound traffic from New Lisbon goes down a sharp incline just before the intersection. This is the third such sign in Otsego County, after one at Center and Church, Oneonta. At the encouragement of crossing guard Thomas “Stretch” Redding, a second was installed two years ago in front of Cooperstown Elementary School. “We selected this location to try first because of issues with fog at this ‘T’ intersection,” said Mason. “First, we enhanced the ‘Stop Ahead’ sign post, then the ‘Stop’ sign post (the red stripe), then removed several trees right at the top of the ‘T’, then we added this new sign. We will try a couple of these this season and see how they hold up.”