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Stars & Bars Foe Takes Photos, Banned At Fair

Stars & Bars Foe Takes

Photos, Banned At Fair

Deputies Escort Leslie Kauffman Off Grounds

Leslie Kauffman at Sunday’s Fair for All press conference.

WALTON – A former rabbit barn superintendent of the Delaware County Fair was escorted off premises by deputies and barred from ever returning for taking photographs of merchandise bearing the Confederate flag, according to a press release issued today by Fair for All, the group protesting Stars & Bars at the week-long event.

Leslie Kauffman, a co-founder of the group Fair for All, which has been campaigning to end the sale of the flag at the fair, attended the fair on Tuesday with her two children and, while there, took photographs of Confederate flag merchandise available for sale.

Fair Gates Closed On Stars And Bars Foes

600 Sign Petition For Ban

Fair Gates Closed On

Stars And Bars Foes

“We are moved that so many people in our area have the courage to stand up against hate and racism at our fair – and in our area,” Fair for All co-founder Christine Hunt Wood tells 50 supporters at a press conference today outside the gates of the Delaware County Fair in Walton. (Christopher Brown photo)

WALTON – Fifty participants in the Fair for All movement seeking a ban on the sale of Confederate flags at the Delaware County Fair today were barred at the fair gates from delivering a 600-signature petition, according to spokesperson Laura McClure.

When the 50 Fair for All supporters approached the gate, a security guard closed it, said McClure.  Then Ed Rossley, president of the fair board, arrived, told them they could not enter, and declined to accept the petition.   The fair board’s secretary later accepted the document, the spokesperson said.

Stars & Bars Can Be Sold At Delco Fair, But Cannot Be Displayed, Foes Assert

Delco Sheriff Vows

Stars, Bars Display Ban

Will Be Made To Stick

Dumond Quoted Telling Coop Extension:

Prohibition To Be ‘Aggressively Enforced’

Truthsayers.org reported in April that students are lobby Cornell University to get involved in banning Stars & Bars as state fairs, saying it creates a “hostile environment” for fair workers.

DELHI – The Delaware County Fair Board has voted to allow vendors to continue to selling Confederate flags and related memorabilia , but will “aggressively enforce” a prohibition on their display, Fair For All announced today.

As its source, Fair For All quoted statements by Delaware County Sheriff Craig Dumond at a May 20 meeting of the board of local Cornell Cooperative Extension board, which he chairs.

A prohibition on display was put in place in 2018; however; however, it was not enforced, according to  Fair For All.

Otsego Fair To Host Sensory-Friendly ‘Think Differently’ Day

Otsego Fair Hosting

Sensory-Friendly Day

To ‘Think Differently’ 

Otsego County Fair staff members Kelly Darragh and Joe Kolka sport the Think Differently shirts the staff will wear on Wednesday, a day dedicated to helping people with sensory sensitivities enjoy the fair.

MORRIS – Lisa Jones, manager, Otsego County Fair, wants to make sure everyone can enjoy the fun.

“During our annual meeting in Rochester, I heard about a fair that turned off their lights and sounds for people who have sensory sensitivities, and I knew we had to do it here,” she said. “I immediately brought it back to our board, and they agreed.”

On Wednesday, July 31, the fair will host their first “Think Differently Day,” where, from noon – 2 p.m., the midway will refrain from using music and sound, lights and overhead sound – including announcements – to make the fair more accessible to people with sensory sensitivities.

“I think this is a really cool thing that we’re able to do,” said Jones.

Otsego County Fair Announces Cancellation

Otsego County

Fair Cancelled

MORRIS – After” exhausting all avenues,” the Otsego County Fair announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled, according to a press release on their website.

“Without any guidelines from NYS, CDC, and with high demands for the Dept. of Health, it will be impossible to have the 75th Annual Otsego County Fair,” the press release read. “We completely understand your frustrations and heartbreak not having your county fair and we can assure you we’ve exhausted all avenues.”

Trustee Approve Shift In Tour-Bus Parking To In Front Of Hall, Allowing Access To Fair

Trustees Approve Shift In Tour-Bus Parking

To In Front Of Hall, Allowing Fair St. Access

Dr. James LaCava, 30 Fair St., said tour buses are "too big, too noisy, and they smell bad," and should be diverted from all residential neighborhoods in the village to the degree possible.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Dr. James LaCava, 30 Fair St., said tour buses are “too big, too noisy, and they smell bad,” and should be diverted from all residential neighborhoods in the village to the degree possible. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Trustee Ellen Tillapaugh said negotiations are underway for Dreams Park to use village trolleys, not tour buses, to bring their youth baseball players downtown next summer.
Trustee Ellen Tillapaugh said negotiations are underway for Dreams Park to use village trolleys, not tour buses, to bring their youth baseball players downtown next summer.

COOPERSTOWN – Village trustees this evening unanimously approved a local law that moves tour-bus parking from in front of the Leatherstocking Corp. to in front of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The move allows tour buses to turn left and exit the village along Fair Street, alleviating some of the traffic on River Street, a block further.

A proposal raised by Mike Manno, 20 Fair St., to use the Doubleday Field parking lot to load and unload tour buses was discussed, but set aside for the time being. Trustee Cindy Falk said she has safety concerns about school children and Elderhostel tours having to walk from Doubleday to the Hall.

Shifting the parking to allow use of Fair as well as River was proposed by Trustee Ellen Tillapaugh, who reported tonight she was also in negotiation with Dreams Park owner Lou Presutti Jr. to shuttle youth baseball players from Hartwick Seminary to the Hall on the village’s trolley system.

Nelson Shaw, 72; C&W Stars At Fair Pampered Him

IN MEMORIAM: Nelson Shaw, 72;

C&W Stars At Fair Pampered Him

MORRIS – Nelson Shaw Jr., 72, an Otsego County Fair groundskeeper who was a favorite of Minnie Pearl, Loretta Lynn and other country stars who played here over the decades, died April 1, 2016, at the Chestnut Park Nursing Home in Oneonta.

The son of Ruth (Sickler) and Nelson Shaw, Sr., Nelson was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Oneonta.  He attended Morris Central School and was a longtime member of the Butternut Valley Grange.

After Public Outcry 76 Fair Street Saved

After Public Outcry,

76 Fair Street Saved

75 Fair St. has been saved from the wrecking ball. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
75 Fair St. has been saved from the wrecking ball. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – Citing public outcry against the destruction of one of the oldest houses on Fair Street, Teresa Drerup, Altonview Architects, withdrew the demolition application just moments ago from the agenda of the village’s Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board.

Drerup is also HPARB chair, although she recused herself on this application.

“The main function of our board is historic preservation,” said HPARB vice chair Roger MacMillan, who took the call from Drerup just after 2 p.m.  “There was an awful lot of public sentiment about tearing down this house, and it would have never flown.”

Dramatic Arts Rule At Renaissance Fair, ‘Our Town’, More

LIBBY’S BEST BETS

Dramatic Arts Rule

At Renaissance Fair,

‘Our Town’, More

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Lords and ladies fair are invited to attend the 11th annual Medieval Renaissance Fair, where Celtic dancers, magicians and more will perform throughout the day. Food, vendors and a Chinese auction – and make sure to come in costume! $5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11, Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Road Cherry Valley. Info 518-993-2239

Kids can learn for themselves what life was like in the old days as Hanford Mills Museum hosts a day of hands-on, family-friendly activities. Enjoy family concert by Dave Ruch featuring sing-a-longs, movement songs, more. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744.

The Glimmer Globe Theatre continues its production of Thornton Wilder’s classic, “Our Town.” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400.

The hands-on fun continues as Shannon Delany hosts “On Paper Wings: Building Paper Birds Workshop” to create multi-dimensional birds on a background that can be put in a shadowbox frame. Cost, $67/members, $75/non-member. 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Fenimore Art Museum,
Cooperstown. 607-547-1400.

Oneonta’s poet Gianluca Avanzato reads from his debut collection “City of the Hills,” with signing to follow. 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Stella Luna Ristorante, 58-60 Market St., Oneonta. 607-433-7646.

Enjoy a free chamber music concert by Glimmerglass Festival Musicians. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Pierstown Grange Hall, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Road, Cooperstown. 607-264-3069.

Learn how time and the elements have shaped the land of Otsquago Creek with a Geology Walk lead by Dr. Les Hasbargen, Geology professor at SUNY Oneonta. 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Robert Woodruff Learning Center Owen D. Young Central School, St. Rt. 80, Van Hornesville. 607-282-4087.

The Franklin Stage company also has an opening this week, “Billy Bishop Goes To War.” Set in 1914, follows journey of under-achiever who becomes great fighter pilot. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 9-10, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700.

STATE FAIR CANCELLED

COVID-19 BRIEFING/July 6, 2020

STATE FAIR

CANCELLED

Governor Looks Ahead

To Fall School Opening

https://youtu.be/TEZJz2xwEEY

Here are highlights of today’s COVID-19 briefing by Governor Cuomo:

• The New York State Fair is canceled this year out of an abundance of caution. While disappointing for many reasons, the risk is too high to hold the Fair this summer.

• The State is planning for the fall school year. The New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the Reimagine Education Advisory Council and others, is finalizing guidance on the possible reopening of schools in September. Every school district throughout the State has been directed to develop reopening plans. At the moment, no decisions have been made on whether schools are reopening in the fall. We will follow the data, and make a decision on the data.

HPARB Calls Special Meeting On Demolishing 76 Fair St.

HPARB Calls Special Meeting

On Demolition Of 76 Fair St.

A demolition permit is being sought for 76 Fair St., Cooperstown.(AllOTSEGO.com photo)
A demolition permit is being sought for 76 Fair St., Cooperstown.(AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – A special meeting of the village’s Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board is to review an application to demolish a home at 76 Fair St. is planned for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

Also, an applicant is seeking to demolish a shed at 18 Cooper Place.

Healing, Spiritual Arts Showcased At SHIFT Fair

Healing, Spiritual Arts

Showcased At SHIFT Fair

Beth Purdy, Delhi, practices energy therapy on Deb Ziegler, Oneonta, during today's annual SHIFT Holistic & Spiritual Arts Fair at the Holiday Inn on Southside in Oneonta. The fair, which features vendors, workshops and demonstrations from a variety of alternative and spiritual practices, continues Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Beth Purdy, Delhi, practices energy therapy on Deb Ziegler, Oneonta, during today’s annual SHIFT Holistic & Spiritual Arts Fair at the Holiday Inn on Southside in Oneonta. The fair, which features vendors, workshops and demonstrations from a variety of alternative and spiritual practices, continues Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

Kim M. Gohde, 64, Middlefield; ‘Chief’ Stricken Working At Fair
IN MEMORIAM

Kim M. Gohde, 64, Middlefield;

‘Chief’ Stricken Working At Fair

Kim M. Gohde, simply "chief" to many.
Kim M. Gohde, simply “chief” to many.

MIDDLEFIELD – Kim M. Gohde, 64, of Gatley Road, Town of Middlefield, a carpenter and former Middlefield fire chief, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.

He suffered a heart attack at the Otsego County Fair, where he was volunteering, as he had for hundreds of hours over many years.

Born June 5, 1952, at Bassett Hospital, Kim was the son of Earl and Dorothy (Butler) Gohde of Middlefield. He grew up on the family farm, attended school in Cherry Valley, and was a life-long Middlefield area resident.

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