COOPERTOWN – The Village of Cooperstown today received a $1 million grant from Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, part of $5 million it has received so far to renovate Doubleday Field.
The $1 million from the retiring assemblyman can be added to another $1 million from state Sen. Jim Seward’s office last spring, then $3 million from Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Development Corp. as Induction Weekend 2018 began.
Another $800,000 is being sought from other sources, according to Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch.
ONEONTA – Ellen B. Brown, 95, who trained in the former Oneonta Normal School, then spent 21 years in SUNY Oneonta’s Educational Psychology Department, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica. Lately, she had been residing in Ilion.
Ellen was born March 27, 1923, in Oneonta, to the late Dan Clark and Adda (Mattice) Barlow Sr.
With his term due to end in 20 days, U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, has co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to to close a legal loophole that may have contributed the 20-fatal crash two months ago in Schoharie County.
The loophole allows retrofitted limos, like the one in the crash, to avoid compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations.
“The recent tragedy in Schoharie County, which took the lives of 20 people, must move the Congress to close this loophole and enact stricter rules on modified vehicles,” the outgoing congressman said.