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Search Results for: Ronald Bouchard, 86; Foster Dad To 250 Children

Ronald Bouchard, 86; Over 25 Years, Foster Parent To Many

IN MEMORIAM: Ronald Bouchard, 86;

Over 25 Years, Foster Parent To Many

Ron Bouchard

MILFORD – Ronald E. Bouchard, 86, who with his wife Joyce was foster parent to 250 chidren over 25 years, finally went back home on Oct. 8, 2019, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Born in New Brunswick, Canada, to Alfred and Leanne Bouchard, he moved to United States in late 1950s and became a U.S. citizen in 1968.

Ron had many jobs over his life, from lumber-camp cook helper at age 8, uranium miner, electrical tower constructor, carpenter, dairy farmer, and general contractor up to age 78.

Ronald Luettger, 58; Retired 25-Year Teacher At Unatego

IN MEMORIAM: Ronald Luettger, 58;

Retired 25-Year Teacher At Unatego

Ronald Luettger

ONEONTA – Ronald Luettger, 58, retired 25-year teacher in the Unatego Central School District, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.

Ronald was born on Dec. 29, 1958 in Brooklyn, the son of Franz and Elke (Schumacher) Luettger. He grew up on Long Island, graduating from North Babylon Senior High School, where he was active in jazz bands and track, holding the half-mile track record for many years. Outside of school he was active in boy scouts and church youth group. Following high school, Ronald attended SUNY Oneonta.

Marie Musser, 80; Cared For Almost 50 Foster Children

IN MEMORIAM: Marie Musser, 80;

Cared For Almost 50 Foster Children

Marie Musser
Marie Musser

NEW LISBON – Marie Joan Musser, 80, who with her husband cared for almost 50 foster children on their farm near Garrattsville, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.

Born on Sept. 6, 1935, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Newransky from Austria, and Anna (Chmiel) Newransky from Austria.  The family later moved to New Lisbon.

She married the late Alexander Joseph Musser, Sr., on Aug. 10, 1963, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morris. They were married for 51 years, until his passing.

Three Arrested In WalMart Drug Bust

Three Arrested In

WalMart Drug Bust

Foster
Jason Lee Foster
Lukeman
Joseph Lukeman
Alice Foster
Alice Foster

ONEONTA – Three Mount Vision residents were arrested this afternoon on a variety of charges after investigators observed “suspicious activity” in the WalMart parking lot on Southside Drive, Oneonta.

On Thursday, Dec. 15, investigators observed a suspected drug deal in the Walmart parking lot and observed, in plain view, two pills in a plastic baggie inside the vehicle.  They traced the vehicle’s owner, Jason Lee Foster, 33, and determined that earlier that morning, he left an ounce of marijuana that he was going to sell in his unlocked pickup truck in the parking lot. Another individual later went into Foster’s truck, retrieved the marijuana and left $250 in cash.  

Retiring Child Advocate Assisted 3K Kids

Retiring Child Advocate

Assisted More Than 3K Kids

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Carmela Mone is retired Monday, Sept. 30, after 23 years representing Otsego County
children in court. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – For 23 years, Carmela Mone, founder of the Children’s Law Office of Otsego County, has been the advocate for youngsters who may not have anyone else in their corner.

“I had a 4-year-old old boy whose mom had filed petitions to stop visits with the father, but I couldn’t get her to bring the kid in,” she said. “I sent our social worker, Karen Geasey, to see the kid at school, and she told me he was in dire straits – non-verbal, neglected.”

She contacted the county Department of Social Services, which declined to file a neglect case, so shes opened one herself. “I tried to support the mother,” she said. “But in the end, the child went into foster care, and it saved his life.”

He was soon adopted, and now when she sees him, he’s thriving, talking and doing well in school. “He wouldn’t be if our office hadn’t intervened,” she said.

Now, after taking more than 4,000 cases to court, representing more than 3,000 children, Mone is retiring to join her husband Louis in Flagstaff, Ariz. “I’m very lucky,” she said. “I have the best clients. I’ll miss these kids, they make me laugh.”

She got her law degree from Albany Law, but didn’t learn about children’s law until 1987, working for a firm in Schenectady. “I saw that one of their attorneys was assigned to cases with kids,” she said. “I told him I was interested, and he let me take on one of the cases.”

Soon, it became the entirety of her caseload. “By then, it was all I wanted to do,” she said.

She opened the Children’s Law office on Oct. 28, 1998. “The state has lawyers who can do children’s law everywhere, but there are relatively few offices,” she said. “There are more children who need attorneys than there are attorneys who are trained to do the work.”

Her daughter, Meghan Cirelli, also works for the firm, as does Sarah Callen, another attorney. “It’s a group effort,” she said.

Her other daughter, Rosemarie, is a mental health counselor in Burlington, Vt. “She has very good insights,” she said. “Sometimes we’ll talk about our cases.”

Though the office was previously known as the Law Guardian of Otsego County, the title has changed to better reflect what they do. “People thought we were given guardianship of the children,” she said. “That’s never been what we do here.”

She exclusively represents children, from a day old in the hospital to 18, or up to 21 if they are in foster care. “We represent in custody, visitation, abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency or a child in need of supervision,” she said.

Though she found much of her job rewarding, much of the struggle came from lack of resources. “It’s difficult to find services,” she said. “There aren’t enough services for child’s mental health or in-patient drug rehab facilities.”

And with many of her cases being children in custody battles, the parents themselves sometimes don’t realize the damage they’re doing to the kids. “If I had a magic wand, I would show parents what their fighting does to their children,” she said. “They believe they love their kids, but they’re destroying them. I try to get them to agree so that they don’t have to fight in court.”

She also advocates for children to help their parents learn to be a stronger family unit. “I had two very small children who were developmentally delayed and their parents didn’t know how to care for them,” she said. “We were able to get them into Springbrook as day students and teach the parents some special needs care.”

IN MEMORIAM: Foster Lloyd Brown, 86; Author, SUNY Professor

IN MEMORIAM

Foster Lloyd Brown, 86;

Author, SUNY Professor

Foster L. Brown

ONEONTA – Foster Lloyd Brown, SUNY Oneonta professor and best-selling college textbook author, passed away Dec. 1, 2017, at Albany Medical Center, of complications following heart surgery. He was 86.

He was born May 26, 1931, in Wheeling, W.Va., the eldest of three children of Durward B. Brown, a Methodist minister, and Dorothy Rine Brown, an author. Upon graduation from Shinnston High School in 1949, he served in the Navy.

Degrees included a bachelor’s in botany from West Virginia University; a master’s in plant physiology, also from WVU; and a doctorate in statistics from Cornell University, with post-doctoral research at the Imperial College London.

His co-authored book, “Statistical Concepts,” published by Harper & Row, became the world’s best-selling paperback textbook on statistics, according to the publisher.

IN MEMORIAM: Bertha I. Smith, 97; Opened Home to Children

IN MEMORIAM: Bertha I. Smith, 97;

Opened Home to Many Children

MORRIS – Bertha Irene Smith, 97, who opened a home daycare and served as a foster mother, passed away at her home in Morris on November 26, 2019. During her last days she had the comfort and support of her loving family at her side.

Bertha was the daughter of Herman and Genieve Comino, of Town of Maryland. She married Leroy Smith, also of Maryland, on March 29, 1942. Together they had eight children.

IN MEMORIAM: Dawn Adams Benjamin, 92; Worked At Huntington Library
IN MEMORIAM

Dawn Adams Benjamin, 92;

Worked At Huntington Library

ONEONTA – Dawn Adams Benjamin, 92, a former clerk at the Huntington Library who raised eight children outside Oneonta, died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2019 at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

A number of weeks before, Dawn fell and broke her hip at her residence at St. James Manor, where she had lived for five years. Prior to that, Dawn lived in Otego for eight years, but she lived the bulk of her life in the big country house outside Oneonta where she and her beloved husband raised their children from the mid-1950s on.

Otsego County Events Calendar

‘HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO’

Calendar Of Events

For Otsego County,

Cooperstown, Oneonta

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Ongoing Events

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. For the health of the community, patrons are asked to limit hand-to-hand contact, frequently wash/sanitize hands. Customers can also reach out to vendors for pre-order & market pick-up. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tuesday Market (June-September) 3 – 7 p.m. Open, requesting all patrons wash their hands before entering, only one person per household should shop, do not touch produce or goods yourself, allow vendors to bag the items for you, pay by credit card if possible or exact change if not, no seating available. maintain social distance of 6 feet, and if you are sick then stay home. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960 – Closed.

EDMESTON MUSEUM — 9 a.m. – Noon. Every Saturday. View permanent displays of rural upstate NY and rotating “pop-up” exhibits on specific topics on rural living. 1 North St., Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Museum/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/

TOASTMASTERS – 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS –  7 p.m. Mondays. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org

AL-ANON MEETING – Daily Conference call at 2 p.m. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Cooperstown Center Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown. 425-436-6360 access code 422932.

CLASSIC MOVIE – 3:30 p.m. Mondays. Enjoy classic, timeless films with the group. Discussion to follow. Oneonta Teen Center, 80 Water St., Oneonta. 607-433-2009.

WELLNESS – 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Group discussion focusing on emotional wellness. Teen are invited to talk out their stress, anxiety more. Oneonta Teen Center, 80 Water St., Oneonta. 607-433-2009.

 

Tuesday,

March 31
CANCELLED – FUN HIKE – 10 a.m. Enjoy relaxing hike through Wilber Park Oneonta. Call Currie & Ginny Marror meet location. 607-432-5434 or visit susqadk.org/node/4 – CANCELLED
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL – 5 p.m. Jim Barber to host town halls on facebook & youtube. Submit questions at info@jimbarberforsenate.org and tune in to learn about the candidate to represent State Senate district 51. Visit to participate www.facebook.com/JimBarberforSenate/

 

Wednesday,

April 1
VIRTUAL APRIL – Enjoy virtual walkthrough of Fenimore museum exhibit ‘Prismatic Beauty: American People and American Art.’ Visit the museum at www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum
TROUT FISHING – Fishing season begins. www.facebook.com/OneontaSportsmensClub/
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

WHAT I LEARNED – 11 a.m. Hanford Mills presents lively, fun exploration on Mill topics from water power, simple machines, more for kids & parents with education coordinator Luke Murphy on Facebook Live. Bring your questions & have fun. www.facebook.com/HanfordMillsMuseum/

LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

FACEMASK TUTORIAL – 2 p.m. Join SDC to learn how to sew the bassett requested cloth facemask. Live Zoom conference. Learn more at www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP – 2 – 3 p.m. ‘Intro To SEQR: Where To Start’ workshop with OCCA environmental planner Danny Lapin. Municpal leaders learn what they need to know about State Environmental Quality Review. Interactive, bring lots of questions. 2nd part to be held 4/8 from 2 – 3. Register for Zoom conference on website. Info occainfo.org/calendar/intro-to-seqr-where-to-start/

WELLNESS – 4 p.m. Group discussion focusing on emotional wellness. Teen are invited to talk out their stress, anxiety more. Oneonta Teen Center, 80 Water St., Oneonta. 607-433-2009.
DISCUSSION – 6 p.m. Open discussion on School Final Budget. Library, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/article/158061?org=cooperstown-csd

 

Thursday,

April 2
VIRTUAL APRIL – Enjoy virtual walkthrough of Fenimore museum exhibit ‘Prismatic Beauty: American People and American Art.’ Visit the museum atwww.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Friday,

April 3
VIRTUAL APRIL – Enjoy virtual play reading ‘Three Days in Late Summer’ by upstate NY playwright from the NEXT! new works series from the Fenimore Museum. Visit the museum at www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Saturday, April 4
VIRTUAL APRIL – Enjoy virtual exploration of ‘Sullivan’s Diner’ from the folk art collection at the Fenimore Museum. Visit the museum at www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum

 

Monday,

April 6

VIRTUAL APRIL – Enjoy virtual Instruction on Reverse Painting from The Fenimore Museum. Visit the museum at www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate blood, help the hospitals to save lives. Worcester Municipal Building, 19 Katie Ln., Worcester. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

COPING SKILLS – 2 – 3 p.m. Virtual event for school aged youth to talk, make stress balls in the era of Covid-19. Registration required. Visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/

 

Tuesday,

April 7
VIRTUAL APRIL – Hear about Favorite Memories of a Museum Docent from The Fenimore Museum. Visit the museum at www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Wednesday,

April 8
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
BLOOD DRIVE – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donate blood, help the hospitals to save lives. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html
INVASIVE SPECIES – 11 a.m. – Noon. ‘Invaders From…Earth? Invasive Species Dos & Don’ts’ overview of impacts of invasive species impacts on local land, waters with Jeff O’Handley. Register on website for Zoom conference. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/invaders-from-earth-invasive-species-dos-and-donts/
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL – 3 p.m. Jim Barber to host town halls on Facebook & YouTube. Submit questions at info@jimbarberforsenate.org and tune in to learn about the candidate to represent State Senate district 51. Visit to participate www.facebook.com/JimBarberforSenate/
WHAT I LEARNED – 11 a.m. Hanford Mills presents lively, fun exploration on Mill topics from water power, simple machines, more for kids & parents with education coordinator Luke Murphy on Facebook Live. Bring your questions & have fun. www.facebook.com/HanfordMillsMuseum/
PRESENTATION – 9 – 10 p.m. Learn about ‘Making Relationships Matter’ with David Coleman, The Dating Doctor. SUNY Oneonta event. Join Microsoft meeting id # 142 891 947#

 

Thursday,

April 10
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Monday,

April 13
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL – 6 p.m. Jim Barber to host town halls on Facebook & YouTube. Submit questions at info@jimbarberforsenate.org and tune in to learn about the candidate to represent State Senate district 51. Visit to participate www.facebook.com/JimBarberforSenate/
RABIES CLINIC – 6 – 8 p.m. Free rabies vaccination with Dr. Fassett for cats, dogs, ferrets. Previous certificate must be presented for 3-year booster. Dogs on leash; cats and ferrets in pillow case or carrier. Town Barn, Worcester. 607-547-4230 or visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/d-m/health_department/rabies_prevention.php

 

Tuesday,

April 14
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate blood, help the hospitals to save lives. Oneonta Elks Club, 84 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html

 

Wednesday,

April 15
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
WHAT I LEARNED – 11 a.m. Hanford Mills presents lively, fun exploration on Mill topics from water power, simple machines, more for kids & parents with education coordinator Luke Murphy on Facebook Live. Bring your questions & have fun. www.facebook.com/HanfordMillsMuseum/
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate blood, help the hospitals to save lives. St. James Episcopal, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
DISCUSSION – 6 p.m. Open discussion on School Budget. Library, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/article/158061?org=cooperstown-csd

 

Thursday,

April 16
MORNING PROGRAM – 10 a.m. Join library staff each morning for books, songs, & fingerplays to keep the kids 2-5 entertained. Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
LUNCH DOODLES – 1 p.m. Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Williams, of Elephant & Piggy fame, hosts virtual art session for the kids featuring drawing, look around his studio, more. Hosted by The Kennedy Center channel on YouTube. Visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
BLOOD DRIVE – 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donate blood, help the hospitals to save lives. Franklin Methodist Church, 101 Main St., Franklin. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html

 

Saturday,

April 18
EARTH FEST – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Online events to celebrate our Earth. Milford Central School, 42 West Main St., Milford. Info, (607) 547-4488. Visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/04/18/earth-festival-2020
5K RUN/WALK – 1 p.m. Support local non-profit SADD ‘Strides For Safety’ providing educational programs for students. Participate in virtual 5k run/walk. Sign up, then run or walk the 5k anytime between April 17-20 along route of your choice (just abide by social distancing and stay safe). Post of picture of you completing your run with hashtags #saddstridesfor safety and #clarksportscenterevents. Runners are encouraged to wear past SADD run t-shirts or to show off school colors. Entrance fee, $10/person. Invite friends and family from everywhere for this virtual event. Register at saddstridesforsafety.itsyourrace.com//event.aspx?id=8944

Sean Ronald Streek, 47; Served In Army, County Probation Office

IN MEMORIAM:  Sean Ronald Streek, 47;

Served In Army, County Probation Office

COOPERSTOWN – Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday for Sean Ronald Streek, 47, of Cooperstown, who died unexpectedly Saturday night, June 11, 2016.

He was born March 25, 1969, in Cooperstown, the son of Ronald Max and Robelle Edith (Polson) Streek.

A 1988 graduate of Cooperstown Central School, Sean attended Nazareth College and later earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta.

Sylvia Barringer, 87; Raised 9 Children After Husband Died

IN MEMORIAM: Sylvia Barringer, 87;

Raised 9 Children After Husband Died

Sylvia Barringer
Sylvia Barringer

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Sylvia Barringer, 87, who raised nine children on her own in Herkimer after her husband died in 1968, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Bassett Hospital with her family by her side.

Survivors include a daughter in Oneonta and four children in Richfield Springs.

She was born on July 4, 1928, in Herkimer, daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Atkinson Doyle. She was raised in Herkimer and graduated from Herkimer High School.


Anna M. Miller, 83; Raised 9 Children In Oneonta Area

IN MEMORIAM:  Anna M. Miller, 83;

Raised 9 Children In Oneonta Area

Anna M. Miller
Anna M. Miller

ONEONTA – Anna M (Flanagan) Miller, 83, who raised nine children in the Oneonta area, passed away Sept. 22, 2016. Ann spent her final days surrounded by her children and the caregivers that loved her.

Ann was born on Nov. 29, 1932, in Philadelphia, to Hannah (Hamilton) Flanagan and Francis Flanagan. She and Ed Miller, childhood friends and sweethearts, attended The Nativity B.V.M Elementary School. After finishing Little Flower Catholic High School in 1951, Ann worked as a clerk at Food Fair Grocery and GB Goldman Paper Co. for the next five years, as she waited for Ed to return from military service.

Maskin Asserts: 2,000 Children In Poverty – ‘And That’s High’

Maskin Asserts: 2,000

Children In Poverty

– ‘And That’s High’

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal

ONEONTA – Daniel Maskin, Opportunities for Otsego president, wants people to rethink poverty.

“Most people who are poor work,” he said. “They’re not sitting on their porch drinking beer. But where in this county can working class families get substantial jobs that support their families? There aren’t a lot of those.”

The annual poverty report, put together by the state’s Community Action Association and released in the past few days, rated the county’s poverty rate at 16.1 percent. “Poverty is defined as $24,000 for a family of four,” he said. “That might be two parents with two kids, or a single parent with three kids,” he said.

In Oneonta, it’s 25.6 percent.

Barbara A. Neff, 85; 4 Children Survive Arnold’s Lake Woman

IN MEMORIAM: Barbara A. Neff, 85;

4 Children Survive Arnold’s Lake Woman

MILFORD – Barbara A. Neff, 85, of Arnold’s Lake, passed away on Sunday Feb. 2, 2020, following a long period of declining health.

Born Oct. 6, 1934, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lillian (Moffatt) Berner. She was raised on the family farm on Berner Hill Road. She attended Milford Central School, having graduated in the Class of 1952.  As a young girl she participated in Girl Scouts and was a proud Milford High School cheerleader.

This Week — Oct. 17-18, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Oct. 17-18, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Mary Margaret Sohns of Cooperstown, having recuperated from a heart transplant required after the debilitations of Lyme Disease, celebrated after raising more than $17,000 for the “Heart & Sole” walk she participated in in Verona, N.J. The money raised will help the heart failure and transplant teams at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark.

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AS GOES OTEGO-LAURENS, SO GOES COUNTY

Brockway Family Legacy Makes Politics Natural

National Strife Motivated Ogden Campaign

Adult, 4 Teens Arrested In Worcester Slaying

Cardiff Giant Still Excites 150 Years After Hoax

Slow EMS Response Brings Towns Together

EDITORIAL

McEvoy Memo Warns GOP: You May Lose

COLUMNS

McEVOY: Manager Certain, But Not Energy, Pot

ATWELL: She Would Have Loved That Smile

JEROME: Worldwide, Polio Almost Quelled

LETTERS

FLEISHER: Marcellus To Shallow To Frack

NORTHRUP: Too Little Gas In NYS To Profit

STERNBERG: Revolution’s NOT Yet Won

HAMMOND: Standoff With Bassett K9s Seen

HEWLETT: Porn Root Of Many Modern Evils

WRBA: Where’s Superman When Needed

ALLOTSEGO.life

With A New Heart, Life Renewed

MITT of the Future Coming Our Way

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Oct. 17, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Oct. 18, 2019

IN MEMORIAM

Barbara Rankin, 74; Retired Stewardess

Arthur Strong, 91; Delivered Oil, Meals On Wheels

Virginia Martindale, 93; Seven Offspring Survive

Ronald Bouchard, 86; Foster Dad To 250 Children

Wayne King, 62; Radio Personality In Sidney

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

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