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This Week's Newspapers - Page 435

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ONLINE Daily Newspaper Launched

ONLINE Daily Newspaper Launched Editors with ink in their veins thrill at the news that traditional books are rebounding (10 percent as of mid-2018) and Kindle appears to have peaked, and is now declining (3.8 percent). Happily, Otsego County’s newspapers – the 211-year-old Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, now 10 years old – are stable, profitable and ever-striving to serve the reading public, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. But www.AllOTSEGO.com is growing in leaps and…

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BOUND VOLUMES 01-10-19

BOUND VOLUMES Compiled by Tom Heitz and SHARON STUART, with resources courtesy of The Fenimore Art Museum Research Library 200 YEARS AGO Amidst the numerous and interesting objects which have experienced the benevolence of individuals, and the countenance of the government, it is pleasing to observe that the interests of the Dumb and the Insane have not been overlooked – two unfortunate descriptions of our fellow creatures, shut out from the blessings of social communion, and entitled to our deepest…

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Douglas J. Spence, 85; With Twin Brother, Lived Eventful Life

Douglas J. Spence, 85; With Twin Brother, Lived Eventful Life ONEONTA – Douglas J. Spence, 85, who worked on Apollo 8, met the Beatles and spent 31 years in the newspaper business in Florida, died at his home in Ormond by the Sea, Fla., on Dec. 18, 2018. He and his twin brother, Donald, were born in Oneonta on March 28, 1933, to the late John and Betty Spence. After graduating from Oneonta High School in 1952, the twin brothers…

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Letter to the Editor: Assemblyman Salka: I Will Work Tirelessly For You

Assemblyman Salka: I Will Work Tirelessly For You To the Editor: As we start a new year, and new leadership for the 121st Assembly District, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported us in this past election. And for those who did not, I hope to gain your trust through hard work, accountability and service. As we head into the 2019 legislative session, I look forward to working with my fellow legislators, regardless of their political…

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Letter to the Editor: Microgrid Idea Wrong Solution To Oneonta Challenges

Microgrid Idea Wrong Solution To Oneonta Challenges To the Editor: Albert Colone’s letter in your Dec. 20-21 editions suggested a “municipal microgrid” might be something the different factions in the energy discussion could all agree on. The letter touched on technical matters that deserve discussion. We need to understand that a “microgrid” refers to a local electric grid that can be isolated and continue to function for an extended period even when the larger grid goes down. Of course, the…

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Letter to the Editor: Natural Gas Part Of The Solution, Not Problem – Look At Germany

Natural Gas Part Of The Solution, Not Problem – Look At Germany To the Editor: Two reports and a conference warning that climate is warming due to human activity, i.e., greenhouse gases (GHG). This warming will “disrupt many areas of life,” affecting trade and precipitating conflicts. Let’s assume for the moment that the data warrants the conclusion – man-made GHGs are the cause of global warming. How do we solve this problem? What works? For smooth transitions to a less…

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Carl F. Bliss, 98, County Native; Aviation Pioneer, Entrepreneur

Carl F. Bliss, 98, County Native; Aviation Pioneer, Entrepreneur COOPERSTOWN – Carl Frank Bliss, 98, a WWII veteran who flew for his country, for love and for sport, passed away peacefully in his home in Encinada, Calif., with loved ones by his side, on Dec. 10, 2018. Born on the family farm outside Cooperstown on Nov. 3, 1920, (or as his favorite hat said, “Born in the USA a long, long time ago”), to Claude and Anastasia (Cramer) Bliss, Carl was…

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Mayor, DRI Could Finally Bloom In ‘19

City of The Hills Mayor, DRI Could Finally Bloom In ‘19 ONEONTA – In 60 days, Mayor Gary Herzig said, the new Main Street plans will be revealed. “This redesign is not by City Hall, but by 80 downtown business owners whohave submitted proposals for $2.5 million in funding for improvements,” he said. Herzig, alongside Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, spoke at the annual State of the State breakfast, hosted by the Otsego Chamber.…

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Biggest Ambulance Company Acquires Locally Based CMT

Biggest Ambulance Company Acquires Locally Based CMT By JIM KEVLIN COOPERSTOWN – Owners Margaret McGown and Mark Zeek announced the sale of Cooperstown Medical Transport to AMR (American Medical Response), which employs 28,000 emergency medical personnel in 40 states and Washington, D.C. An asset- purchase agreement was signed Tuesday, Jan. 8, and the sale is expected to be complete by the end of March, pending final approval by the Susquehanna Regional EMS Council, covering Chenango County, and the Adirondack/Appalachian EMS…

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in cooperstown farewell to christmas

PEOPLE NEWS COOPERSTOWN Baby Boy From Walton First 2019 Bassett Birth Austin James Robinson is the first baby born in 2019 at the Bassett Birthing Center in Cooperstown. Austin arrived at 3:01 a.m. New Year’s Day to his mother and father, Destiny Grant and Adam Robinson of Walton, Austin weighs 6 lbs.,13 oz,, and is 19¾ inches long. Destiny noted that Austin’s birthday is exactly 30 days before her own birthday. 2018 was another record setting year with 1,081 babies…