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Casale: Ruffles Happy With GOP, Never Sought Democratic Backing

Casale: Ruffles Happy With GOP,

Never Sought Democratic Backing

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.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 19

Hops In Otsego County

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PROGRAM – 3 p.m. “Otsego County Hops – Our History, Our Future” with Al Bullard and Ian Porto. Village meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info,  www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

SENIOR PLAY – 2 p.m. “Miss Nelson is Missing.” Admission, $10 adults, $5 student/senior citizens. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

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Committee Convenes Investigation March 9

COUNTY BOARD V. SHERIFF DEVLIN

Committee Convenes

Investigation March 9

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr., left, will be called before county Rep. Ed Frazier’s Public Safety & Legal Affairs Committee on March 9. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The Otsego County Board of Representatives voted unanimously this afternoon to launch investigation into the county Sheriff’s Department that “shall consider the conduct and performance of the official duties of the sheriff and other employees” of the department.

County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin immediately called the investigation “totally a political witchhunt.”

The resolution approved by the county board after a 45-minute executive session authorizes the board’s Public Safety & Legal Affairs Committee to look into “the matter of incidents regarding the treatment of inmates.”

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23

Hike A Winter Wonderland

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KIDS HIKE – 10 a.m.-Noon. Jeff Handley leads a hike through “Winter Wonderland” at Riddell State Park to learn about the life of a forest in the past, present, and future. Free. Registration preferred. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out/ or call Jeff @ (607)547-4488

CIVIL RIGHTS DISCUSSION – 6-7 p.m. “Racial Profiling: A Panel Discussion,” hosted by the Black Student Alliance Interest Group. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Harry Matthews Matthewsh@hartwick.edu

TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

Learn To Fish On Ice

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Last Day to reserve for Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Theater, First United Methodist Church of Oneonta. 432-4102.

ICE FISHING WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn to ice-fish with instructors from NYS Parks and the NYS DEC “I Fish NY” Program. Includes Gear and bait, a chance to win your own tackly, fish filleting demonstration, and a chance to learn about winter lake ecology. Glimmerglass State park, Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/get-hooked-ice-fishing

LIFEGUARDING – 1-3:30 p.m. Have fun in the pool and learn about water safety and lifeguarding. 11-14 year olds. Members $35, non-members $50. Oneonta YMCA, 20 – 26 Ford Avenue, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/

CLUBHOUSE – 6-8 p.m.  Includes free food and give-aways. A judgement free zone where teens can relax with their friends. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, Blake Stensland @ bstensland@familyrn.org or Jon Ramirez @ jramirez@familyrn.org or call the Family Resource Network @ (607)432-0001 or www.facebook.com/ClubhouseProject/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 20

Remembering Songs Of Civil Rights

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COMMUNITY SING-A-LONG – 7-9 p.m. An evening of spirituals and other songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Hosted by Intercultural affairs and the Music Department. Celebration Room, Hartwick College. Info, Lee Wright wrightl@hartwick.edu

ROLLER DERBY PRACTICE – 6 p.m. Sports team practice. Anyone 18 and older of any skill level are welcome. Interskate 88, 5185 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/hillcityrollers/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 19

Snow Date For ‘Love Letters’

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THEATER – 2 p.m. Performance of ‘Love Letters,’ by A.R. Gurney, which tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner via the letters they exchanged over their lifetime. The Production Center of the Foothills Performing Arts Center, 124 Market St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-5407 or GEStevens17@gmail.com

HYDE HALL HISTORY – 3 p.m. John Bower, Marketing Director of Hyde Hall, presents a brief history from 1817 to 1835. Event is free and open to the public with light refreshments available. Celebrate Hyde Hall’s 200th year. Middlefield Town Hall, on Co. Rt. 25 off St. Rt. 166.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 18

Support This Years

Polar Bear Jumpers

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POLAR BEAR JUMP – 12:30 p.m. Come spectate on people jumping in a freezing lake to support local children, individuals, and organizations in need. Goodyear Lake, Outside Portlandville, St. Hwy. 28, Oneonta. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/goodyear-lake-22nd-annual-polar-bear-jump

FROZEN TOE RACE – 10:30 a.m. 5 Mile race held regardless of weather conditions. Entry, $35. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17

Create Beautiful Home Decor

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CRAFT NIGHT – 6:30 p.m. Create some beautiful home decor our of some paint and a burlap canvas. Creative fun for crafters of any skill level. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/branchandbloomny/

STEAK DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Includes salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, and dessert. Open to public. Cost, $20. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Reservations, 432-0494 by 2/16.

PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 16

Writers’ Workshop Features Poet

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Last Day to register for the Seed Catalog Workshop. Info,

cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/02/18/making-sense-of-seed-catalogs-workshop

Last Day to reserve a seat at the Oneonta Vets Club Steak Dinner 2/17. Info, 432-0494

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Begins with open mic where writers can read their personal works. Followed by a presentation by the featured author, Poet Bob Benson. Event is free and open to the public. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-bob-benson/?instance_id=701

OPEN MIC – 7-10 p.m. Come share your story of love. Whether its for your pet, your significant other, or grilled cheese. All stories are welcome. Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com/events/love-stories-open-mic-night/

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