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Mayor, Trustees Celebrate Victory

Mayor, Trustees Celebrate Victory

Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh and Trustees Cindy Falk and Jim Dean gathered with well-wishers at the Tillapaugh-Kuch home on Beaver Street Tuesday evening to celebrate their victory in that day’s Cooperstown village elections. From left are Dean, the Falks (son Isaac, husband Glen and the candidate), the mayor and husband Gary Kuch, Dean’s wife Eileen and Jeff Katz, who retires as mayor at the end of the month.  Falk and Dean turned back a Republican challenger; Tillapaugh was unopposed.  (Martin Tillapaugh photo)
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Democrats Turn Back Republican Challenger

FALK, DEAN WIN AGAIN

Democrats Turn Back

Republican Challenger

COOPERSTOWN – The two Democratic incumbents on the Village Board, Cindy Falk and Jim Dean, emphatically turned back a challenge from the one Republican, Fred Schneider, in today’s village elections.

Falk led trustee balloting with 218 votes, followed by Dean with 178.  Schneider garnered 75.   The three were competing for two open seats.

Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, who was unopposed for mayor, garnered 230 votes.

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3 Seek 2 Trustee Spots In Cooperstown Election
POLLS OPEN NOON-9

3 Seek 2 Trustee Spots

In Cooperstown Election

COOPERSTOWN – Three candidates will be seeking two village trustee positions when polls open noon-9 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 20) at the fire house on Chestnut Street.

The two Democratic incumbents, Cindy Falk and Jim Dean, are running for another term, challenged by Republican Fred Schneider.

The mayoral candidate, current Deputy Mayor & Trustee Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, a Democrat, is running unopposed to succeeded veteran Mayor Jeff Katz.

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Becker, Boden Leave Village Board Races

Becker, Boden Leave

Village Board Races

Tillapaugh Unopposed For Mayor;

3 Run For 2 Openings For Trustee

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

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COOPERSTOWN – Two candidates for Village Board in the March 20 election – Jon Becker for mayor and Art Boden for trustee – have left the race.

Both have signed the “certificates of declination” required after receiving a party endorsement, according to Village Administrator Teri Barown, who oversees village elections.

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It’s Unanimous For Tillapaugh

DEMOCRATS CAUCUS AT 22 MAIN

It’s Unanimous

For Tillapaugh

Falk, Dean Win Nod For Trustee

Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, in light blue, joins the applause a few minutes ago for retiring Mayor Jeff Katz, right, at the Democratic caucus at 22 Main, Cooperstown.  Katz then nominated Tillapaugh for the Democratic nod to succeed him in the March 20 village elections.  Tillapaugh’s husband, Town Justice Gary Kuch, seconded the nomination, which was carried unanimously. The Democrats, meeting in the second-floor ballroom at 22 Main, then unanimously nominated incumbent trustees Cindy Falk and Jim Dean, seated to Tillapaugh’s right, for three-years term. The Republican caucus is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Village Board room at 22 Main.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Ommegang Seeks Talent For Christmas Commercial

Ommegang Seeks Talent

For Christmas Commercial

Larry Bennett, Ommegang creative director, this evening asked the Cooperstown Village Board for  use of Pioneer Park next Monday to shoot a commercial for Brewery Ommegang. His request was accepted, and a $500 location fee levied.  In the background are trustees Jim Dean, Cindy Falk and Ellen Tillapaugh. (Libby Cudmore/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Lights, camera, Cooperstown!

“We see a line of men, waiting in Pioneer Park,” said Larry Bennett, Ommegang’s creative director, as he outlined his vision for a commercial before the Village Board this evening. “What are they waiting for? The camera pans up to Santa’s cottage, and Mrs. Claus welcomes him inside. He goes to Santa, Santa opens his ‘Nice or Naughty’ book, and then hands him a bottle of Three Philosophers.”

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Village Trustees Continue Talk of Tourist Accommodations

Mayor Foresees Fewer

Tourist-Housing Options

Village Trustees Jim Dean and Cindy Falk discuss the impacts of the proposed sunset clause in the new tourist accommodation laws. (Libby Cudmore/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – With the deadline for tourist-accommodation permits nearing and a moratorium in its fifth month, Mayor Jeff Katz updated the Village Board, saying he foresees tighter regulations on housing for visitors to the village.

“Clearly, the future is going to be where tourist accommodations in the village are harder to come by,” said Katz. “We’re not saying you can’t have tourist accommodations, but we’re working on bolstering the definition of owner, occupancy and owner-occupancy.”

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A Rare Gathering Of Deans

A Rare Gathering Of Deans

A rare gathering of Deans is underway at 15 Delaware St., Cooperstown, for the next few days. The three children of Village Trustee Jim Dean and wife Eleanor – all CCS graduates – are all together at home for the first time in three years. Standing, from left, are Janice, who begins work next week as NYSERDA assistant counsel; Colleen, who has her own acupuncture practice in New York City, and Jeff, of Boulder, Colo., director of Full Stack Education for Galvanize.it,, the burgeoning programmer-training program. At right is Jeff's wife, Emily Clark, and, in the foreground, their daughter Lola. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
A rare gathering of Deans is underway at 15 Delaware St., Cooperstown, for the next few days. The three children – all CCS grads – of Village Trustee Jim Dean and wife Eileen are all together at home for the first time in three years. Standing, from left, are Janice, who begins work next week as NYSERDA assistant counsel; Colleen, who has her own acupuncture practice in New York City, and Jeff, of Boulder, Colo., director of Full Stack Education for Galvanize.it,, the burgeoning programmer-training program. At right is Jeff’s wife, Emily Clark, and, in the foreground, their daughter Lola. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
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Falk, Dean Sworn In For New Terms

Falk, Dean Sworn In For New Terms

Cindy Falk, left, with husband Glenn, and Jim Dean, right, with wife Eleanor, were sworn in to new terms on the Cooperstown Village Board this evening by Village Clerk Teri Barown.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Cindy Falk, left, with husband Glenn, and Jim Dean, right, with wife Eileen, were sworn in to new terms on the Cooperstown Village Board this evening by Village Clerk Teri Barown. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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