By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
“Mirabito” replaced “Taylor” on the sign in front of the Goodyear Lake quick-stop this afternoon as the worst-kept secret in Otsego County in recent days became public.
Word is that Binghamton-based Mirabito is buying Cooperstown-based Taylor Heating & Mini Marts. Of the seven stores, five are in Otsego County, including the lighthouse-adorned one, a landmark as you enter Cooperstown on Route 28 from the south.
In addition to Goodyear Lake and Cooperstown, Mirabito is acquiring the Mini Mart in Oneonta’s East End, plus the ones in Laurens and Richfield Springs. Outside Otsego County, Mini Marts in Norwich and Richmondville are part of the package.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Thomas F. Krietsch, an Iraq War combat veteran, passed away unexpectedly at his parents’ home in Richfield Springs on Saturday, Sept. 9. He was 30.
Tom loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking his dogs Bouncer and Cheeko for long walks in the woods. He ran track and played football for the Richfield Springs Indians. He also enjoyed cooking for his family.
SCHENEVUS – Jennifer Collins, 91, a nurse’s aide who retired in 1985 after many years at Bella Vista Nursing Home in Richfield Springs, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, 2017, in Fox Nursing Home.
She was born on Aug. 1,1926, in Grand Gorge, a daughter of the late Osmer and Hazel Whispell Mondore. She was raised and educated in Grand Gorge. Jennie was the widow of Perry Collins who passed away in 1985.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Anthony Guidicipietro, 93, a truck driver who moved to Otsego County on retiring in 2986, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2017, at Bassett Hospital, with his family at his side.
He was born on March 22, 1924, in Brooklyn, son of the late Michael and Marie Rechia Guidicipietro. He was raised and educated in Brooklyn.
COOPERSTOWN – The county Highway Department, with Contractor Suit-Kote, will be “micro-milling” Route 22 from Schuyler Lake to Richfield Springs, beginning Monday, county Highway Superintendent Bill Mason reports.