SCHENEVUS – Bruce Charles Scofield, 67, a 38-year employee of General Electric, passed away at home with his family by his side on Nov. 19, 2017.
Bruce was born Oct. 11, 1950, in Cooperstown, the son of Charles D. and Isabel R. (Davis) Scofield.
He was a life-long resident of Schenevus, graduating from Andrew S. Draper Central School.
SCHENEVUS – Stephanie K. Shultis Hurlburt, 48, a manager at her family’s Polar Bear restaurants, passed away September 7, 2017, after a courageous 10-year battle with thyroid cancer.
She was born May 9, 1969, in Oneonta, the daughter of Edmund G. and Beth A. (Wells) Shultis.
Stephanie grew up in Schenevus, graduating from Andrew S. Draper Central School, Class of 1987.
ONEONTA – Matthew Lee Bowman, 48, a computer systems administrator who attended Oneonta schools and received his bachelor’s from SUNY Oneonta, passed away Aug. 20, 2017, in his home in Clifton Park.
He was born May 12, 1969, in Tacoma, Wash., and was adopted by John F. and Margaret M. (Mahnken) Bowman. Matt grew up in a military family, traveling the world. After his father retired, his family returned to Central New York.
BRIEFING IN SCHENEVUS
75 Attendees Provided Details
Of Hunt For Distribution Center
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.allotsego.com
SCHENEVUS – “Welcome,” an audience member called out when Otsego Now CEO Sandy Mathes finished introducing the concept of a 250- to 600-job distribution center to a community whose commercial base dropped from 57 businesses to a handful in the last half-century.
Even with 90 minutes of sometimes probing questions that followed from the 75 citizens at the AMVETS this evening, the audience broke into applause when the presentation and Q&A came to an end.
“We will be as aggressive as we can to maximize the local benefits,” Mathes pledged at several points.
But he also referred to the uncertainty and strategic nature of what lies ahead for 600-resident Schenevus and the Town of Maryland (total population 1,897) over the next couple of years.
“It’s like making a sports team,” he said. “You’ve got to make the cut.”
35 DISCUSS DISTRIBUTION CENTER
On Schenevus’ Door
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
SCHENEVUS – Since the news broke on AllOTSEGO.com Thursday, Jan. 26, companies seeking distribution-center sites have already begun calling county Rep. Peter Oberacker to express interest, he told the 35 people who packed the Maryland Town Board’s meeting room this evening.
“We’ve been contacted,” said Oberacker, the Republican who represents the towns of Maryland, Worcester, Westford and Decatur. “Nobody’s committed, but we’ve been contacted.”
Still, he encouraged people not to get too excited yet about development of the 170-acre site on the east end of this hamlet at the I-88 exit, which could bring an estimated 250 to 500 jobs here. “It’s not going to be all unicorns and rainbows,” he said.
But upbeat townspeople were having none of it at the lighthearted 90-minute meeting, where attendees eagerly blue-skied about what might be.
On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor
Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus
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), reports on plans to develop 130 acres off the Schenevus exit to I-88 for Otsego County’s first just-in-time distribution center, which may yield up to 500 jobs.
OTSEGO NOW OKs OPTION
EYED FOR SCHENEVUS
250-300 Jobs, Construction In 2018 Possible
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The Otsego Now board of directors unanimously approved the $3,000-per-year option, which will allow the SEQRA process – the state-mandated environmental review – to begin as soon at March 1. The goal is to create a “shovel-ready site with an eye toward attracting Amazon or another mega-retailer planning distribution centers in the Northeast U.S.
SCHENEVUS – Robert J. Barton, 88, a dairy farmer and one of the organizers of the Schenevus-Elk Creek Milk Producers Cooperative in the 1980s, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, after suffering a heart attack.
The son of Iva and Ernest Barton, he was born on May 16, 1928. Bob spent his entire life in Schenevus, most of it working on the family farm.
Bob started his education in the local one-room school and graduated from Andrew S. Draper Central. He received a bachelor’s in physical education from Ithaca College in 1951. He worked for three years at General Electric in Schenectady.
SCHENEVUS – Nicole J. Butzke, 25, who went to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2009 and remained to begin her working life, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
She was born on March 28, 1991, in Cooperstown, the daughter of William and Kimberly (Wawrzynek) Butzke.
Nicole was an assistant manager at Enterprise Holdings in Buffalo, where she has resided for the past six years.