COOPERSTOWN – Penny Marshall, who directed the baseball classic “A League of Their Own” after taking inspiration from as Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit, died Monday night in her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, said Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the family.
Laura Moellering, Cooperstown, recalled that her mother, Rita Meyer, a former shortstop for the Peoria Redwings with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, met Marshall when, in 1988, she attended the 50th reunion and unveiling of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Women in Baseball” display.
The Cuomo Administration today announced its 2018 CFAs – the state’s economic development grants – and $3.5 million for a controversial gas decompression station in Oneonta’s Pony Farm commerce park wasn’t on the list.
Otsego County entities did receive 16 grants totalling $3.9 million.
Duncan Webb, found of Webb Management Services, the premier consultant on revitalizing and managing historic theaters, told a gathered audience at Foothills that the 121 year old theater, now owned by Tom Cormier, was viable, and recommended that it be renovated and “aligned with the downtown” in helping to attract visitors who shop and stay in hotels in Oneonta.
But most notably, he said that the theater, once restored, should partner with the Foothills Performing Arts Center, rather than be in competition with it, and that Foothills should manage the theater’s operations. Additionally, he recommended that SUNY Oneonta partner with the theater to develop programs based around the college’s theater and music departments.
ONEONTA – Dr. William J. Ehmann will be Hartwick College’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs – the college’s top academic officer, President Margaret L. Drugovich announced this evening.
He succeeds Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, who is retiring after serving in the role for 10 years.
The appointment, effective July 1, 2019, concludes a four-month national search and brings Ehmann here from Marymount University in Arlington, Va., where he was also provost and vice president. As an academic, Ehmann is extensively published in the fields of biology and geology.
SUNY Oneonta undergrads Rachel Zeino and Jeanmarie Russell completed the seasonal swap of non-wake-zone buoys for winter spar buoys yesterday at Springfield Landing. They completed the task in snow sleet, rain and hail, Paul Lord, who leads the Biological Field Station diver team, reports. This was the last no-wake zone buoy on Otsego Lake this year: The buoy off Lakefront Park in Cooperstown was removed earlier in the day by BFS volunteer diver Pat McCormack and SUNY Oneonta grad student Sarah Coney. (Paul Lord photos)