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Hugh Henderson, Community Leader

IN MEMORIAM

Hugh Henderson, 

Community Leader

Hugh I. Henderson Sr., 1937-2017

ONEONTA – Hugh I. Henderson Sr., who dedicated much of his life to the public service of Oneonta and Otsego County,  died peacefully at home, following an extended illness, on Friday, April 14, 2017.

He was born March 18, 1937, at Parshall Hospital in Oneonta, the son of Robert L. Henderson Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Henderson.

As a child he lived in Davenport and East Meredith.  In 1946, his family moved to a dairy farm on Southside Drive. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1954.

Hugh and his brother Bob operated the family dairy farm on Southside for more than 50 years, until October 2000, when the brothers sold their cows, ending more than a half-century of this family-owned business.

Betty Rowe Henderson Dies 11 Days After Husband Hugh
IN MEMORIAM

Betty Rowe Henderson Dies

11 Days After Husband Hugh

Betty Henderson with husband Hugh and their beloved Tessa in 2013. (AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – Betty Rowe Henderson, of Southside Oneonta, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following a long illness. Her death came only 11 days after that of her husband, Hugh I. Henderson Sr.

She was born Betty Mae Rowe on Aug. 7, 1933 in Oneonta, the daughter of Hattie Mae (Wheeler) Rowe and Arthur Kendall Rowe, and lived nearly her entire life in Oneonta. She graduated from Oneonta High School in 1950.

Betty was baptized and married to Hugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta on Nov. 2, 1958.  They celebrated 58 years of marriage last November.

Over the years of raising their four children, Betty was an active parent as “room mom,” Brownie Troop leader, and PTA leader at Riverside Elementary. After shepherding her own children through Oneonta Schools, Betty served on the Oneonta District School Board for 12 years and was known for her focus on student needs and success.  In her first years of service, Betty took great joy in presenting a diploma to her youngest daughter Sue.

ELLSWORTH: Hugh’s Legacy Linked To Famed Novelist
LETTER from CATHERINE LAKE ELLSWORTH

Hugh’s Legacy Linked To Famed Novelist

Editor’s Note: On hearing of Hugh MacDougall’s March 6 passing, former columnist Cathe Ellsworth, now retired from Cooperstown to Mount Vernon, Ohio, resubmitted this column from Feb. 15, 2018, as a tribute to the James Fenimore Cooper expert.

Catherine Lake Ellsworth

We have recently learned that at the 21st International Cooper Conference, held in Oneonta last September, Cooperstonian Hugh MacDougall was recognized as founder of the Cooper Society and longtime Cooper Conference participant.

At the conference, a handout entitled “A Tribute to Hugh MacDougall” was distributed to the attendees. And while we have not had the opportunity to read all of the tributes to Hugh, we would like to share part of the one written by Steven Harthorn, the Cooper Society’s executive director for publications.

Harthorn wrote: “Hugh MacDougall is an extraordinary person in many ways, and when spending time with him, it doesn’t take long to recognize his vigorous energy or his
encyclopedic knowledge.

“One quality that has stood out for me as I have tried to carry on Hugh’s legacy in editing the Cooper Society’s publications is Hugh’s passion for outreach. Hugh’s vision for the

Cooper Society has made it distinctive in the world of author societies.

Hugh MacDougall Encountered Adventures Worldwide

Man Of The World

Hugh MacDougall Encountered Adventures Worldwide

By HUGH MacDOUGALL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Editor’s Note: Hugh MacDougall, one of Cooperstown’s foremost citizens, spent 28 years in our nation’s diplomat corps. On May 15,2020, he recounted several of his overseas’ adventures in a lecture at The Thanksgiving Home, where he resided from April 2019 until his passing on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

MacDougall in 2007

In 1958, I joined the United States Foreign Service, where I spent the next 28 years, mostly as a political reporting officer. I served in seven countries overseas, as well as at the State Department in Washington.

In 1961 I was sent to our Embassy at Conakry, Guinea, in West Africa, first as its consular officer clearing American shipments through local customs, and then as a Political officer.

Guinea had broken from France in 1959, and aligned itself with the Soviet bloc. So my little 1961 Volkswagen Beetle was a familiar sight in the Port Area, which was a regular stopping place for Soviet ships returning from Cuba, before and during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

Thus one day another Embassy officer loaded a Geiger counter in my back seat, covered it with a blanket, and we gradually approached a Soviet ship that had arrived during the night. As we did so, the Geiger counter started to click wildly – and we knew that the Soviet ship was indeed carrying some of the nuclear warheads being returned from Cuba.

For my service in Guinea I was awarded the State Department’s Silver Honor Medal stressing, in part, “his rapport and relationship of confidence with his counterpart Guinean officials.”

My next post was at Recife, a Consulate-General on the northeast coast of Brazil, covering a half-dozen of Brazil’s least known but most interesting states, where I was assigned as political officer.

Shortly after my arrival in 1964, a bloodless military coup took over Brazil – ousting the left-wing Brazilian President Jango Goulart. Only much later did I learn that it had been backed by the American government.

Hugh C. MacDougall, 88; Retired Diplomat, Historian

IN MEMORIAM

Hugh C. MacDougall, 88;

Retired Diplomat, Historian

Hugh C. MacDougall

COOPERSTOWN – Hugh C. MacDougall, 88, retired diplomat, longtime village historian and expert on James Fenimore Cooper, passed away over the weekend at the Thanksgiving Home,  where he had lived in recent months.

With the U.S. Foreign Service, he served in Lourenco Marques and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar), as well as several assignments at the Department of State in Washington D.C.

Village Historian Hugh MacDougall Honored At Village Hall Reception

Village Historian Hugh MacDougall

Honored At Village Hall Reception

Cooperstown Village Historian Hugh MacDougall was presented a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his contribution to Otsego County history at a reception in Village Hal this evening following the swearing-in of Trustees Falk and Dean.  Making the presentation is Mayor Jeff Katz, left.  At right is Hugh's wife Eleanor.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Cooperstown Village Historian Hugh MacDougall was presented a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his contribution to Otsego County history at a reception in Village Hall this evening following the swearing-in of Trustees Falk and Dean. Making the presentation is Mayor Jeff Katz, left. At right is Hugh’s wife Eleanor. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Roy Henderson, Sr., 80; Schenevus Man Pursued Career As Maltster

IN MEMORIAM: Roy Henderson, Sr., 80;

Schenevus Man Pursued Career As Maltster

Roy Hendrickson

SCHENEVUS – Roy A. Henderson Sr., 80, who amid varied careers spent 21 years as a maltster in a New Jersey malt plant, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at his home in Schenevus.  Malt is used in brewing and distilling.

He was the son of Ray & Selma (Anderson) Hendrickson, who predeceased him.

Over his lifetime, Roy also worked for his brother-in-law’s flooring company and at a charcoal plant in New Jersey.  After retiring to Schenevus, he cut logs for several years.

Ruined Beer Dramatizes It: More Energy Needed Here

Ruined Beer Dramatizes It:

More Energy Needed Here

New Ommegang President Campbell Raises Alarm
Brewery Ommegang’s new president Doug Campbell, center, stands for a moment of silence in memory of Hugh Henderson along with other attendees at this morning’s Otsego Now annual meeting. Flanking Campbell are, from left, Otsego Chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan, B&K Coffee’s Tasi Karabinis, Country Club Motors’ Tom Armao, Otsego Ready Mix’s Bob Harlem and Oneonta Deputy Mayor Russ Southard.   State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, noted that Henderson, who died last month, had served 42 years on the board of the county IDA, today’s Otsego Now.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – The threatened loss of 700 jobs at Amphenol is one thing, but the ruination of hundreds of gallons of beer at Brewery Ommegang last week dramatizes it even more:  Otsego County needs more energy.

At Otsego Now’s annual meeting this morning at Northern Eagle Beverage’s new Town of Oneonta headquarters, Ommegang President Doug Campbell reported a NYSEG power outage ruined a batch of beer for the second time since the new president was appointed last August.

“I hate to have that beer wasted,” Campbell said.

BOUND VOLUMES Sept. 19, 2019

BOUND VOLUMES

Sept. 19, 2019

200 YEARS AGO

There is scarcely a subject that awakens the pride of an American more than the respect which is paid by foreign nations, to the star-spangled banner of this country. We have lived to see the day when foreign princes, potentates and emperors have paid homage to a banner, which but a few years ago was a stranger to the ocean. If such flattering testimonials of respect from
foreign nations do but rouse us to a proper sense, to a just estimation of our own dignity, we may calculate perhaps for centuries to come, on the preservation of our laws, liberties, habits and free republic institutions. Americans are a nation of emperors governed by no other will than their own, when expressed through its constitutional organ. The constitution itself the highest legal authority, which Congress, no less than courts of justice are bound to obey, is but an instrument in the hands of the people and capable of being amended, remodeled, enlarged
or abolished altogether, by our fellow citizens in their collective majesty.

September 20, 1819

175 YEARS AGO

The assemblage of Democrats at Clarkes-Ville (Middlefield) on Saturday, September 16, numbered between three and four thousand. The meeting was numerously attended from the neighboring towns and adjacent counties. Fire Companies number two and three and the Brass Band from Cooperstown, in their uniforms, added greatly to the appearance of the procession and its hilarity on the ground. (Note: The following passage (as edited for brevity) was presented as argument for a resolution: “The Party which originated with Jefferson, and which has been sustained by Madison, Jackson and Van Buren, must become a divided, subdued and sinking people, unless we successfully resist all foreign influence and dictation, and render the overthrow of this British American party final and conclusive. We, who imagined ourselves free from foreign interference; we who fondly hoped to see the Eagle of Liberty, with widespread wings carry the Banner of Freedom to the shores of the Pacific and to the southern extreme of North America, find England and the Holy Alliance in the field against us. The alliance of England and France, formed in 1815, to repress liberty wherever it might be found, has been reorganized and renewed, and its first steps is to limit the territorial possessions of the United States.”

September 23, 1844

150 YEARS AGO

A correspondent complains that there is a place kept open in this village where liquor is sold without a license, and that no steps are taken to put a stop to this violation of a wholesome law; that it is frequently open on Sunday evening; and that drunken men have been seen coming out of it – all of which may be the truth. But what good does he expect to accomplish by simply scolding about it in a public newspaper? Has no enough been said in that way? Now why does he not take pains to bring the facts stated to the Knowledge of the Justice of the Peace, or furnish the Excise Commissioners with the necessary proof to convict the offender? Do your duty, Sir, as a citizen, and do not expect to reform all abuses by mere newspaper talk. It is as much your business as that of any other law-abiding citizen. Let the law be enforced.

September 17, 1869

125 YEARS AGO

Local – Some of the oldest and largest elm trees on our streets are becoming rather dangerous, and a few of them should be taken down. Last Sunday afternoon two men came near being struck by a large limb which fell from one of the old elm trees near the corner of Chestnut and Main streets.
The newspapers might as well stop their criticism on the riding of bicycles by ladies. They are going to do it as they have a right to do, and each year in increasing numbers.
The Nelson Avenue sewer is completed. It is 840 feet long and cost $438. The village owes that Avenue to the enterprise of Mr. E.F. Beadle.

September 20, 1894

100 YEARS AGO

Advertisement for the Nash Automobile – Two years ago when we first contracted to represent the Nash, we made the prediction that within two years’ time the Nash would be the most popular car of its price class on the market. Today, the Nash is the acknowledged leader among cars selling for $2,500 or less. The Nash is the most quiet- running and economical car selling for between $500 and $3,000. Is it therefore any wonder that at no time since the present series Nash came on the market two and one-half years ago, have we or any other Nash dealers been able to supply one-fourth of the demand for Nash cars?

September 17, 1919

75 YEARS AGO

Local football fans will see the 1944 Cooperstown Redskins in action this Saturday at Doubleday Field against a strong Hamilton team. Gone from the team this year are such outstanding players as Captain Bob Meeneghan, Ted Harbison, Arnold Welch, Jack Lavante, LaRue Jones, Arnold Staffin and Everett Bridger. Their loss will be hard felt but there remains a nucleus of players around which this year’s team is built – Vinny Lynch, Charles Hall, Tom Kiley, Bob King, Joe Sapienza, Charles Murdock, Bob Welch, Chet Holbrook and Chuck Coleman. Other players are Joe Mogavero, Dick Johnson, Hugh Jones, Doug Welch, Bill Moakler, Johnny Shevalier, Jerry Clark and Ernie Bosc.

September 20, 1944

25 YEARS AGO

The Otsego County Board of Representatives has taken a step toward installing an emergency 911 system throughout the county. The Board voted 8-5 to sign a letter of intent with NYNEX to order the system equipment. Lyle Jones, Otsego County’s Emergency Services Coordinator, offered a presentation to update the board on the progress of the system. The system should be operational throughout the county within 36 months at a cost of $6,104.54 monthly and an installation fee of $11,457.69. Rep. Hugh Henderson, who lives at a rural route address, opined: “I’m telling you, you can’t imagine the confusion you are going to have in this county by changing addresses, especially those outside of village lines.”

September 14, 1994

Maryland Woman Causes $4,000 Damage to Parked Car

Police: Maryland Woman Does

$4,000 Damage To Parked Car

Sierra Hendrickson
Sierra Henderson

ONEONTA – A Town of Maryland woman was arrested Monday for causing over $4,000 in damage to the parked car of a Monroe Muffler employee.

Sierra V. Henderson, 20, was arrested by the State Police, saying she had been harassing an employee who worked at Monroe Muffler by calling him repeatedly and arriving at his home and work uninvited.  Her conduct intensified when she arrived at his work place and caused about $4,000 worth of damage to his parked car.  

HAGER HOPS BREAKS GROUND ON BREWERY IN WEST ONEONTA
Artist's rendering shows the new Cooperstown Brewing Co. plant and Northern Eagle Beverage warehouse.  Construction by Eastman Associates is expected to be complete by October 2015.
Artist’s rendering shows the new Cooperstown Brewing Co. plant and Northern Eagle Beverage warehouse. Construction by Eastman Associates is expected to be complete by October 2015.

HAGER HOPS BREAKS GROUND

ON BREWERY IN WEST ONEONTA

A ceremonial ground breaking this afternoon started work on the new 82,000-square-foot building that will house a new Cooperstown Brewing Co. plant and Northern Eagle Beverage warehouse on Browne Street in West Oneonta.  From left are Bryan Birdsall, sales manager; George Allen, president; Whit Hager, 9, son of principal Lou Hager III; Matt Curley, general manager; Alicia Hager and her brother, Lou III, and Melissa Miosek, sales.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
A ceremonial ground breaking this afternoon started work on the new 82,000-square-foot building that will house the new Cooperstown Brewing Co. plant and Northern Eagle Beverage warehouse on Browne Street in West Oneonta. From left are Bryan Birdsall, sales manager; George Allen, president; Whit Hager, 9, next to his dad, Lou Hager Jr.; Matt Curley, general manager; Alicia Hager and her brother, Lou III, and Melissa Miosek, sales. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Prior to the groundbreaking, Lou Hager Jr. brings the crowd up to date on plans by the affiliated companies, Northern Eagle Beverages and Hager Hops, to complete the hops-to-tap cycle in Otsego County.  Hager is growing hops in Pierstown, processing them in Oneonta, drying them in Milford, then adding them into the brewing process for such Cooperstown Brewing favorites as Old Slugger beer.  Seated n the foreground are, from left,  Hager's daughter Alicia and son Lou III, general manager Matt Curley, president George Allen and sales manager Bryan Birdsall.   Seated three rows back is Hugh Henderson, a county IDA board member.  Standing from left are Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood; Gordon B. Roberts executive Jon Hansen;  aides to Senator Seward Doug Cannistra and Jeff Bishop;  IDA President Sandy Mathes, COO Elizabeth Horvath and board chair Bob Hanft; Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller; Dennis Finn of the city Airport Commission; and county Rep. Janet Hurley Quackenbush.
Prior to the groundbreaking, Lou Hager Jr. brings the crowd up to date on plans by the affiliated companies, Northern Eagle Beverage and Hager Hops, to complete the hops-to-tap cycle in Otsego County. Hager is growing hops in Pierstown, processing them in Oneonta, drying them in Milford, then adding them into the brewing process for such Cooperstown Brewing favorites as Old Slugger beer. Seated n the foreground are, from left, Hager’s daughter Alicia and son Lou III, general manager Matt Curley, president George Allen and sales manager Bryan Birdsall. Seated three rows back is Hugh Henderson, a county IDA board member. Standing from left are Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood; Gordon B. Roberts executive Jon Hansen; aides to Senator Seward Doug Cannistra and Jeff Bishop; IDA President Sandy Mathes, COO Elizabeth Horvath and board chair Bob Hanft; Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller; Dennis Finn of the city Airport Commission; and county Rep. Janet Hurley Quackenbush.

REVIEW AUG. 8 ARTICLE ON TOUR OF HAGER HOPS OPERATIONS

IDEAS BLOOM FOR FOOD HUB

IDEAS BLOOM

FOR FOOD HUB

Rapid-Fire, Consultant Lays Out

Plans For Reborn Market Street

"Food-hub superstar" Karen Karp told Otsego Now's board this morning. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
“Food-hub superstar” Karen Karp detailed ideas suggested for Oneonta’s prospective “Food & Beverage Innovation District” to Otsego Now’s board this morning.   At left are Otsego Now board chair Devin Morgan of Cooperstown, county Rep. Len Carson, R-Oneonta, and Karp associate Ben Kerrick.  At right, foreground, is Dawn Rivers, Otsego Now workforce training director, and board member Hugh Henderson.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

Elan Planning principal Lisa Nagle outlines the "triangle" target area, bounded by Main, South Main and Market streets.
Elan Planning principal Lisa Nagle outlines the “triangle” target area, bounded by Main, South Main and Market streets.

ONEONTA – Rapid-fire, “food-hub superstar” Karen Karp this morning presented a full menu of new ideas for the “Food & Beverage Innovation District” planned along Oneonta’s Market Street:

  • Renovate the downtown parking deck to include shops and maybe even apartments.
  • Collaborate with SUNY Oneonta’s Sodexo catering service on a restaurant and food-service management training center in a “food hub” in the former Ford dealership at Chestnut and Market streets.
  • Create an Ommegang “off-site research and development brewery” at the same site. (And/or a “modest-size place for contract brewing,” 15-20 barrels at a time, for the Garrattsville-based Butternut Beer & Ale brewery.

After Debate, Chair’s Appointment Approved

After Debate, Chair’s

Appointment Approved

But Changes Coming, Marietta Predicts

County Rep. Marietta, right, speaks in favor of a more formal process in selecting appointees to Otsego Now's and other boards. Rep. Carson looks back at Marietta. On the rostrum are, from left, Clerk of the Board Carol McGovern, Board Chair Clark and County Attorney Coccoma. (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)
County Representative Marietta, right, speaks in favor of a more formal process in selecting appointees to Otsego Now’s and other boards. Representative Carson looks back at Marietta. On the rostrum are, from left, Clerk of the Board Carol McGovern, Board Chair Clark and County Attorney Coccoma. (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

county-logoCOOPERSTOWN – There was lively debate in open session about the process of choosing new Otsego Now board members.

But, after a 20-minute executive session called by board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, county reps at today’s special meeting voted unanimously to confirm Cheryl Robinson, the NYCM vice president, to the board of the economic-development agency.

She will succeed the Richfield Springs architect, Jim Jordan, who resigned.

Clark and county reps interviewed after the vote said the issue at hand was the process, not the individual, who as a senior executive in one of the county’s largest enterprises is clearly qualified to serve on the board.  The process can be handled later and separately, they said.

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