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U.S. Attorney Invites Parents To Q&A Session

U.S. Attorney

Invites Parents

To Q&A Session

Meeting Set For Wednesday Evening

On CCS Teacher’s Child-Porn Arrest

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – At the request of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Cooperstown Central School is organizing a meeting Wednesday evening so parents and members of the community can get their questions answered on the Justin Hobbie case.

Attending will be Beth Coombe,  who heads the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Albany, and a representative of the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children, according to Supt. of Schools Bill Crankshaw.

Lambert Confirms Order: Oneonta Hotel Repairs Must Be Made By Jan. 11

JUDGE CONFIRMS ORDER:

Oneonta Hotel Repairs

Must Be Made By Jan. 11

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

The former Oneonta Hotel, 195 Main St., in its glory days during the first half of the 20th Century.

ONEONTA – In an order by county Judge John Lambert, owner Melania Pervu must make all repairs to the building at 195 Main St. before the Jan. 11, 2019 deadline or she could be held in contempt of court, according to a decision made Friday, Dec. 7.

“The city believes she violated the order, but understands the reluctance to issue a vacancy order before Christmas,” said City Attorney David Merzig.

Mary E. Bunt, 69; With Husband, Depicted The Clauses

IN MEMORIAM: Mary E. Bunt, 69;

With Husband, Depicted The Clauses

UNADILLA – Mary E. Bunt, 69, of Unadilla, who with her husband, Fred, depicted Mrs. Claus and Santa locally for many years, passed away Saturday morning Dec. 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on May 12, 1949, to Floyd & Beulah (Bell) Jones.  She married Frederick Bunt on May 29, 1971, in Hartwick; he predeceased her.  She was also predeceased by her sisters, Luella Lyons, Lillian Rogers & Georgia Lorraine Jones, brothers, George, Paul & Walter, and Floyd Arnold Jones.

Steinbrenner Out, Smith, Baines In At Baseball Hall of Fame

Steinbrenner Out; Smith,

Baines In At Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN – Yankees owner and manager George Steinbrenner received fewer than five votes from the 16 member Today’s Game committee, denying him a chance to be enshrined at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Meanwhile, relief pitcher Lee Smith and White Sox designated hitter Harold Baines will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Today’s Game ballot.

SEE ANNOUNCEMENT AT ALLOTSEGO/FACEBOOK

 

‘Crisis Response Teams’ Met Today To Develop Plan To Assist Students
CRANKSHAW REPORTS TO PUBLIC

‘Crisis Response Teams’

Met Today To Develop

Plan To Assist Students

Superintendent Crankshaw

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Central schools’ “crisis response teams” at the elementary and junior-senior high school levels have prepared an “excellent plan” to address concerns students and staff may have as the result of Friday’s arrest of phys-ed teacher Justin Hobbie on charges of distributing child pornography.

In a message sent to the community at 6:04 p.m., Supt. of Schools Bill Crankshaw said both teams had met today to discuss the “very serious charges” against Hobbie, 41, who was arrested at his Springfield Center home by state police and officers of the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Terance Pugliese, 73; Lifelong Cooperstownian; Vietnam Vet

IN MEMORIAM: Terance Pugliese, 73;

Lifelong Cooperstownian; Vietnam Vet

Terance Pugliese

COOPERSTOWN – Lifelong Cooperstownian Terance James Roy Pugliese passed away suddenly Monday0 evening, Dec. 3, 2018.

To newcomers, he was known as Terry, to friends he was The ACE, T.P., The Mayor, or Ambrose, and to his daughters, he was their Popsicle but whatever you knew him as, chances are, if you spent any time in Cooperstown, you knew him.

With a booming voice, joyous laughter and mischievous grin, Terry had a gift for making everyone feel accepted and valued. A charismatic people person who never met a stranger, Terry was surrogate brother and father to all he would listen to your troubles, make you laugh and forget your problems.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Drawing Practice

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=1018

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