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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Oneonta Community Concert Band Returns 04-18-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 18

Oneonta Community

Concert Band Returns

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COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Band presents live streamed performance of works looking back on the pandemic year. Includes spirituals, ‘Sea Songs’, Amazing Grace, and the performers favorite Souza Marches. Performance is free, open to public. Performed from the stage of The Foothills Performing Arts Center. 607-432-7085 or visit the facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/169533834979

Community leader Albert L. Colone dies

Community leader,

newspaper columnist,

Al Colone

Albert L. Colone dies

JULY 8, 1944 – APRIL 13, 2021

ONEONTA – Albert L. Colone was born on July 8, 1944, and passed away on April 13, 2021, and is under the care of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home.

The founding president of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, Colone was in the middle of a two-part column for the Iron String Press media outlets about the immigrant experience as seen through the story of his grandparents, Frank and Lucia (Valentini) Colone.

A more detailed obituary will appear in next week’s papers.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Story Time With Beloved Children’s Book Author 04-17-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Story Time With Beloved

Children’s Book Author

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STORY TIME – 10:30 a.m. Join beloved childrens book author Jan Brett for reading of her latest book ‘Cozy,’ a New York Times Best Seller. She will present a behind the scenes of the making of the book and answer fan questions. Cost, $10/non-member. Presented online by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Tim Mead Resigns As HoF’s President

Tim Mead Resigns

As HoF’s President

Tim Mead

COOPERSTOWN – Tim Mead, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, has announced that he will be resigning, effective around mid-May.

Mead, who said his whole career has been motivated by “love of baseball,” had been commuting back and forth to his family in California.  “Try as I might, even with the unwavering support of my family, these last 22 months have been challenging in maintaining my responsibilities to them.”

Jane Forbes Clark, Hall of Fame chairman, accepted Mead’s resignation with regret.

Robert A. Hazelton, 83, Richfield Springs

IN MEMORIAM: Robert A. Hazelton, 83

Bob Hazelton

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – With his wife and four children embracing him, Robert “Bob” James Hazelton felt tremendous love, guiding him to peace on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Born on Hotel Street in Richfield Springs, Bob’s journey began April 10, 1938. Romans and Psalms provided that needed assurance to take his last steps from the home he built for his family beside the Ocquionis Creek on River Street.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Open Mic & Author Presentation 04-15-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 15

Open Mic & Author Presentation

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WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by author April Ford whose debut novel ‘Carousel’ won an award in the category of LGBTQ+ fiction for the International Book Awards. Free, open to public. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-april-ford/?instance_id=1195

Robert P. (Robbie) Mulligan, 62 Feb. 27, 1959-March 27, 2021

 IN MEMORIAM

Robert P. (Robbie) Mulligan, 62

Feb. 27, 1959-March 27, 2021

Robbie Mulligan

COOPERSTOWN – Robert Patrick (Robbie) Mulligan, age 62, in the comfort of his own home, with his daughter Jordan by his side, went peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, March 27, 2021, succumbing to a courageous battle with cancer.

Robbie, a Cooperstown Native Son, was born on Feb. 27, 1959, in Cooperstown.  He is the youngest son of the late Robert J. Mulligan and Mary Faith (St. John) Mulligan. He is a graduate of the Class of 1977 from Cooperstown Central High School, where he was an all-around athlete, playing all three seasons, baseball, basketball and football. Robbie continued his education at Clarkson University, graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering degree with a minor in Psychology.

Bobby Walker Succeeded At College Republican Helm

CCS GRAD LED STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION

Bobby Walker Succeeded

At College Republican Helm

In Washington for President Trump’s 2017 nomination, Bobby Walker, then a SUNY Albany freshman, recognized the Commerce Secretary Steven Mnuchin, then little known, and snapped a selfie.

COOPERSTOWN – Bobby Walker, Cooperstown Central School, ’16, stepped aside over the weekend as chairman of the New York State College Republicans.  He is completing his degree at SUNY Albany and plans to continue fulltime with the state GOP Committee’s Communications Department, where he is currently digital director.

Walker has been succeeded by Augustus LeRoux, a Syracuse University sophomore, Walker’s chief of staff at the NYFCR.  Daniel Koerner of SUNY Cobleskill become vice chairman.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Garden Workshop With ‘The Queen Of Beans’ 04-14-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

Garden Workshop

With ‘The Queen Of Beans’

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LUNCH & LEARN – Noon. Learn all bout growing beans with our local ‘Queen of Beans’ master gardener Fiona Dejardin. Learn the process of growing, harvesting a wide variety of beans and the challenges that come with them. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 607-547-2536 ext. 228 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/04/14/-beans-beans-beans-growing-a-variety-of-different-beans-in-upstate-new-york

Let’s Not Jump To Conclusions D.A. Muehl Says

Let’s Not Jump

To Conclusions

D.A. Muehl Says

Be Cautious, Prosecutor Cautions:

Eyewitness Accounts ‘Inaccurate’

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

D.A. Muehl

COOPERSTOWN – Eyewitness accounts of last Tuesday’s fatal shooting by a police officer on River Street “have not been accurate,” District Attorney John Muehl said this morning.

“I’ve seen the video,” said Muehl, referring to the body cam worn by Sgt. Ralph Pajerski, who twice shot Tyler Green, 23, of 48 River St., on responding to a domestic disturbance.  Green, also known as Tyler Johnson, later died.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Final Play Reading In 2021 NEXT! Emerging Playwright Series 04-11-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 11

Final NEXT! Reading Today

In Emerging Playwright Series

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PLAY READING – 2 p.m. Enjoy virtual performance of 2 new one-act plays by the Cooperstown Playwrights. ‘The Glass Eye of Jimmy Cooper’ by Fred Schneider & ‘Dragon Fly’ by Terrance Dwyer. Part of the NEXT! Emerging Playwright series. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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