COOPERSTOWN – Virginia Foote, 85, of Cooperstown, passed away Feb. 20, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.
She was born April 16, 1932, in Mahopac, the youngest of the seven children of John and Alvina (Blumer) Deinhardt.
Virginia was a 1950 graduate of Mahopac High School. A dedicated homemaker while her children were young, Virginia then worked in retail prior to joining the Reader’s Digest magazine until her retirement.
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
9:30-9:50 a.m. Town Hall, 3966 NY-23, West Oneonta.
10:10-10:50 a.m. Little Lambs Children Center, 383 Co Rd 11, Oneonta.
12:20-12:45 p.m. Methodist Church, 811 Co Rd 26, Fly Creek.
1:15-1:35 p.m. Methodist Church, 2343 NY-205, Mt Vision.
2:10-2:30 p.m. Firehouse, 116 County Rd 4, Wells Bridge. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
COOPERSTOWN – Kevin J. Kenney, 59, of Greenough Road, a musician who for the last three decades also cared for residents at The Meadows, Otsego Manor and Focus, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by family.
Born Oct. 14, 1958 in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of James R. and Mildred (Anderson) Kenney. In 1965, the family moved to the Cooperstown area, where he and his sisters were raised.
Above, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, along side Rich Abbate, Otsego County Democratic Chairman, addresses the democrats gathered at the annual Henry Nichols Democratic Dinner held at Foothills on Saturday evening. Local representatives were able to network and meet upcoming candidates while enjoying a prime rib dinner from Mel’s at 22 in Cooperstown. At left, guest of honor Jeff Katz, Mayor of Cooperstown, was the recognized for his work and leadership as an Otsego County Democrat. He is seated next to guest speaker Sabrina Ty, the president and CEO of the New York State Environmental Corporation. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – In a report delivered to campus last week, SUNY Oneonta Vice President for College Advancement Paul J. Adamo announced that gifts and grants raised through the Division of College Advancement are on pace to exceed last year’s total by 24 percent.
The college raised more than $2.5 million through May 15 of the 2015 fiscal year. Commitments totaling over $3.1 million had been received through May 15 of this year. The 2016 fiscal year will close on June 30.
The donations helped raise the value of the college’s endowment to $54.7 million, the larget of the SUNY systems 13 comprehensive campuses.
LOCAL HISTORY – 7 p.m. “Lose the Battle, Win the War: Women’s Fight to Vote in Cooperstown,” a presentation with the League of Women Voters exploring the movement in Otsego County that lead to women gaining the right to vote across New York State 100 years ago. Christ Church Parish Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/LWVoftheCooperstownArea/
COOPERSTOWN – Rain, sleet and warmer temperatures may have made the rivers rise, but according to Robert O’Brien, Director of 911 Communications for the county, all roads in Otsego are clear and no flood warnings are in effect.
“We have seen an increase in requests for Fire Departments to respond to flooded basement calls,” he said. “But they’re very minor at this point. It is evident that through the hard work of our Town, Village, State and County Highway crews, issues with flooded roadways have been very minimal. At this point in time, we are not aware of any present or ongoing issues. ”
COOPERSTOWN – Responding to his Democratic counterpart a few moments ago, county Republican Committee Chairman Vince Casale said county treasurer candidate Allen Ruffles doesn’t want a Democratic cross-nomination.
“Mr. Ruffles has only sought the Republican nomination,” said Casale. “He has never reached out to the Democrats at all,” and he has no plans to do so now.