Veteran Republican consultant Roger Stone, top photo, left, shares insights with, from right, Otsego County Republican chairman Vince Casale, Lynne Krogh and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. last evening at the annual county Republican Dinner at The Otesaga. Stone, who has recently published “The Making of The American President 2016,” said the Netflix movie based on the book has caused a spike in sales. Controversial dating back to his days as an operative for President Richard M. Nixon, as well as his friendship with President Trump, Stone’s appearance also stirred a protest across Lake Street from the resort hotel, led by Maguire Benton, president of the Otsego County Young Democrats, in photo at left. With him are Toni McGrath, right, and Anita Pratt, both of Delmar, where they belong to a “huddle,” a group seeking to apply lessons learned at the Women’s March in Washington in January. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Former Bassett CEO Speaks To Providers At Otesaga
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Former Bassett CEO Bill Streck delivered that message today at a daylong symposium of the Leatherstocking Collaborative Health Partners at The Otesaga. The LCHP includes all providers of health-related services locally, from Springbrook and Pathfinder Village to LEAF.
STRECK’S RECOMMENDED READING
“It’s getting harder and harder to pretend: It’s just a bad bill,” he said. Congress is expected to vote on the bill tomorrow.
Streck, now chief innovation officer for HANYS (the state Hospital Association), outlined three example of how the ACHA (Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act) doesn’t do, or even intends to do, as a prospective replacement to the ACA (Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act):
ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME
COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce is announcing its first entries in its Hall of Fame. Bruce Markusen is in the process of announcing eight winners:
- Church & Scott Pharmacy
- The Clark Sports Center
- Fly Creek Cider Mill
- The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta
- Hyde Hall
- The Inn at Cooperstown
- Mohican Flowers
- The Otesaga
The eight winners will be honored at a reception in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Hall of Plaques in April, part of the Cooperstown Chamber’s celebration of its 100th anniversary.
Enjoy Final Evening Of Fun
At 50th Cooperstown Carnival
4-9 p.m. – Fire & Ice Bar, The Otesaga
5 p.m. – Carnival Closer, Cooperstown Farmers’ Market
5:30-9 p.m. – Hawkeye Special, The Otesaga
7-9 p.m. – Paint ‘n’ Sip, Pail Shop Winery, Fly Creek
7:30 p.m. – Annie & The Hedonists, Cooperstown Concert Series, The Otesaga
8 p.m. – 2017 Lip Sync Battle & Flux Capacitor, Cooperstown Farmers’ Market
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 3
SOUP ‘N’ CHILI – The Cooperstown Winter Carnival starts up for a second weekend 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with Chili, Beef Barley Soup, Broccoli, Bread, Dessert, and drinks. Adults $8, Children $4 at First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, 547-9371
CONTRADANCE – 7:15-10:30 p.m. Otsego Dance Society hosts. Music by Eleemosynary, Robby Poulette calls. No partner or experience needed. All dances taught. Newcomers welcome at 7:15 for an introduction to some basic steps. Suggested donation $8 adults; $4 students and teenagers; kids 12 & under free. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 965-8232, 547-8164, www.otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 26
DISCUSSION – 7-8 p.m. Dinner and a Panel discussion “Know Your Rights.” Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Harwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/
CONFERENCE – 8:30-10 a.m. Local manufacturers and training providers meet to discuss goals to ensure there is a trained workforce in the county to meet employers needs. Reservation required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, Barbara Ann Heegan, President/CEO Otsego County Chamber of commerce, (607)432-4500 ext. 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IN MEMORIAM: Lenny Webb, 66;
Worked At Otesaga, Dreams Park
HARTWICK – Lewen “Lenny” Ray Webb, 66, of Hartwick, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.
Born Aug. 4, 1950, at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, he was a son of the late Raymond W. and Vera J. (Stratton) Webb.
A graduate of New Berlin Central School, Lenny was drafted into the s Army on May 12, 1970, serving during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge on May 11, 1973, he returned to New Berlin and for a time was employed at the Roostertail Bar and Grill where he met his future wife.
On June 20, 1981, Lenny married the former Colleen A. Morton in Morris.