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Veterans Honored At Wall That Heals

Crowd Honors Vets

At Wall That Heals

Members of the Color Guard listen as Eugene Pigford, Chaplain of the Salvation Army, gives a blessing at the opening ceremonies of the Wall That Heals, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial on display in Neahwa Park through Memorial Day. With him is Gene Schmidt, who worked to bring the Wall to the park. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Yes, Summer Season Here!

With Memorial Day Weekend,

Chamber Opens Tourist Kiosk

With the Memorial Day Weekend marking the start of the summer season, the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s tourist information kiosk opened today in Pioneer Park. Here, the chamber’s Debbie Dow receives information to distribute from Ronnie Stalzer, new owner of the Brain Freeze ice cream parlor. Debbie said the kiosk will be open weekends until Father’s Day Weekend, June 16-18. Forecasters are predicting sunny weather Saturday and Sunday, with more iffy weather on Memorial Day itself. Check our Happenin’ Otsego Calendar for many weekend events. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Summer 2017 ‘Good Life Guide’ Distributed Countywide Today
CLICK TO ENJOY ‘GOOD LIFE GUIDE’ ONLINE

Summer 2017 ‘Good Life Guide’

Distributed Countywide Today

Ad director Tara Barnwell fans copies of the 2017 “Good Life Guide To Cooperstown & Oneonta,” distributed today at high-traffic points throughout Otsego County for the summer season, published by AllOTSEGO.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
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One-Injury Crash Clogs Route 28 At Rush Hour

One-Injury Crash Clogs

Route 28 At Rush Hour

Route 28 between Cooperstown and Fly Creek has been closed for the past 20 minutes after a northbound AllStar Taxi van ran into the back of a northbound tan Ford SUV that was turning left into the Haggerty Road subdivision.   The accident happened about 4:20 p.m., as Bassett Hospital employees were heading home for the day.   The Ford driver had pulled the vehicle into Haggerty Road but the taxi van, its front grill smashed, remained in the middle of Route 28.  One person, apparently the driver of the taxi van, was transported to Bassett by Fly Creek EMS.  Coopertown Medical Transport and Cooperstown EMS also had ambulances at the scene.  Village police, state police and deputy sheriffs were at the scene.   Cooperstown fire police were diverting traffic at Glen Avenue down Maple Street toward alternate routes.   Top photo is of van, looking back toward Cooperstown; photo at right is Ford parked along Haggerty Road.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Jackie Robinson’s Widow Wins 4th O’Neil Award For Character

Jackie Robinson’s Widow Wins

4th O’Neil Award For Character

Rachel Robinson

COOPERSTOWN – The Baseball Hall of Fame board of directors today announced it has selected Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s widow, as the 2017 recipient of the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.

She becomes the fourth winner of the Buck O’Neil Award, established in 2007 to honor an individual whose efforts broadened the game’s appeal and whose character, integrity and dignity is comparable to the late O’Neil, who passed away in 2006 after eight decades of contributions to the game.

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Brother Finds Brother On ‘Wall That Heals’

MEMORIES REKINDLE TEARS

Brother Finds Brother

On ‘Wall That Heals’

John Hartner of the Oneonta Vets’ Club, top photo, helps Angelo Solvin of Margaretville look for his brother Louis’ name on “The Wall That Heals,” the replica of Washington D.C.’s Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. that arrived at Oneonta’s Neahwa Park today.  Angelo was in the Fifth Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg in 1959-64.  Louis was killed by a sniper’s bullet in Vietnam in 1968.  Angelo Solvin found the name and, in lower photo is consoled by Hartner. The wall may be viewed 24 hours a day through 4 p.m. on Monday, Memorial Day.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

Most of the imposing blocks from Oneonta’s Victorian heyday survive, and the Cuomo Administration is looking to bring back much of the bustle seen here when the city was a railroad hub.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), outlined what the City of Oneonta plans to do with $14 million received so far from the Cuomo Administration to revitalize the Victorian-era downtown.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Foothills last Friday to outlined the half-dozen key projects chosen for funding.

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Doris L. Miller, 88, Oneonta; Criss-Crossed United States With Husband

IN MEMORIAM:  Doris L. Miller, 88, Oneonta;

Criss-Crossed United States With Husband

ONEONTA – Doris L. Miller, 88, passed away May 23, 2017 at the Bridgewater Rehabilitation in Binghamton.

She was born July 15, 1928, in Oneonta, the daughter of Fred and Nellie (Sargeant) Leonard.  Doris grew up in Laurens where she graduated from Laurens Central School.

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