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Mickey Ryan, 87, Milford Farmer, NY American Legion Commander
IN MEMORIAM

Mickey Ryan, 87, Milford Farmer,

NY American Legion Commander

MILFORD – Mickey Ryan, 87, of Milford, a past state commander of the American Legion, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2017, at the state Veterans’ Home at Oxford, where he was given compassionate care while struggling with Alzheimer’s.

Mickey loved life and people, worked hard and played even harder.

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 Marion Hanor, 94; Spent 40-Year Career At  Bresee’s

IN MEMORIAM:  Marion Hanor, 94;

Spent 40-Year Career At  Bresee’s

Marion Hanor

ONEONTA – Marion A. Hanor, 94, who spent her career at Bresee’s Department Store, passed away Dec. 11, 2017 at Fox Hospital.

She was born July 19, 1923, in Oneonta, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Yaple) Cole.

Marion graduated from Oneonta High School.  She married Charles John Hanor on Sep. 7, 1940.

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View ‘County Manager v. County Exec’ Presentation, Now Posted On Youtube

View ‘County Manager v. County Exec’

Presentation, Now Posted On YouTube

Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president/regional engagement, talks about how a Suffolk County executive ran on a plank of buying development rights in that quickly suburbanizing community; he won, then implemented the program. He was speaking this morning on the topic, “County Manager v. County Executive,” this morning at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center. Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, left, moderated the session, which was sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Otsego and Cooperstown chambers of commerce, and the AllOTSEGO newspapers, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.
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County Reps, 100 Attendees Consider County’s Future

County Reps, 100 Attendees

Consider County’s Future

Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president for regional engagement, presents “County Manager v. County Executive” to a full house at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center this morning. The 45-minute presentation, moderated by Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, outlined the pros and cons of both governmental structures, as well as ideas for how the Otsego County Board of Representatives might begin the process of considering new management models for the county. At right, incoming county Rep. Danny Lapin, D-City of Oneonta, asks what resources might be available to the county board for further study. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Missing Man’s Truck Found In Harpersfield

Missing Man’s Truck

Found In Harpersfield

SCHOHARIE – Schoharie County Sheriff’s deputies found the unoccupied truck of Carl Weaver, a man missing from the Town of Seward since Monday, at the intersection of Titus Lake Road and South Worcester Road in the Town of Harpersfield, Delaware County.

Weaver, age 77, of State Route 10, Hyndsville in the Town Of Seward, was last seen Sunday evening after he told relatives he was going hunting. This afternoon, his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was located at Titus Lake Road, where he has been known to hunt. He is also known to frequent the Bear Swamp State Forest in Town of Roseboom.

Weaver is described as a white male height 5’10”, weight 175 pounds, blue eyes and gray hair.

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Investigation Into SUNY Student Death Leads To Drug Arrest

Investigation Into Student’s

Death Leads To Drug Arrests

ONEONTA – Two people living in the house where Daniel William Michaels died were arrested and charged with drug possession, according to Police Chief Doug Brenner.

Steven A. Fleming, 20, Levittown, and Luke J. Spencer, 20, were both arrested after a search warrant issued during the investigation into Michaels’ death allegedly turned up marijuana and cocaine in the residence at 34 Academy Street, where Michaels, who was not a resident of the address, was found unconscious on Saturday, Dec. 2.

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VICTIMS’ DAUGHTER FOUND HER PARENTS; SON HELD IN DEATHS

LONG GUN USED, NOT PISTOL

VICTIMS’ DAUGHTER

FOUND HER PARENTS;

SON HELD IN DEATHS

County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. listens to a reporter’s question this afternoon at a press conference on the shooting death of a Laurens couple last evening. With him are District Attorney John Muehl, and Capt. Christina Sisbower and Lt. Rodney Westbrook, both with the state polilce. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Kevin Perry, accused in his parents’ death.

TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD – The sister of Kevin A. Perry came home on the evening of Tuesday Dec. 12 to find both of her parents dead on the floor of their Laurens trailer home, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reported at a press conference this afternoon at the county jail.

Both were killed by gunshots, and Kevin Perry, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his parents, Timothy A. Perry, 59, and Solveige E. Perry, 52.

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Ommegang, Springbrook, YMCA Among Winners Of Otsego CFAs

CUOMO GRANTS TOTAL $4M LOCALLY

Ommegang, YMCA Among

Otsego Winners Of CFAs

Otsego County attendees today as Governor Cuomo announced $750 million in economic-development grants statewide included state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, second from right; County Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, sixth from right, and Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, fifth from left. In all, Otsego County received funding for 15 projects, ranging from $525,000 to Ommegang for the expansion of its hospitality center, to Springbrook for training, and to the Oneonta Family Y for renovations to the first and third floors.  The big winner was the Village of Cooperstown, which received $1 million, the largest grant, for its sewage-plant reconstruction.  In all, the county received $4 million, down from last year’s $7 million, which was a record.
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF OTSEGO COUNTY CFAS
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Costas Wins Frick Award For Broadcast Excellence

Costas Wins Frick Award

For Broadcast Excellence

Bob Costas

COOPERSTOWN – Bob Costas, a star of NBC Sports since the early 1960s and a presence at Hall of Fame Inductions for decades, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting.

 Costas will be recognized during the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 28, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2018. Costas becomes the 42nd winner of the Frick Award, as he earned the highest point total in a vote conducted by the Hall of Fame’s 15-member Frick Award Committee.

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LAURENS HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRAIGNED

BULLETIN 

LAURENS HOMICIDE

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED

ONEONTA – The suspect in last night’s double homicide in Laurens is being arraigned in the Town of Oneonta court at this hour.

This is a developing story.

Please check back for details.

 

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