COOPERSTOWN VETERANS DAY
Framed in a flag held by Juliet Cunnington, CCS Marching Band Director Kerri Hogle, in top photo, directs the National Anthem at annual ceremonies next to Cooperstown’s Doughboy Statue today at 11-11-11, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, signifying the day and time of the Armistice that ended World War I. In front of the statue, which commemorates local men who died in the Great War, are officers of the Cooperstown Vets’ Club, from left, Chaplain David Jackson, Commander John Famulare and Auxiliary President Mary Balcom. Inset, Joan Clark, the Vets’ Club’s grand dame, sings “Oh say can you see…” Next to her are Deb Green and her daughter, Meg Lindberg, and grandchildren Weston, 2, and Izzy, 8. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Forty days before winter official arrives, a snowstorm gathering strength in the central and southern Plains states is due to arrive in Western New York this afternoon and locally tonight, according to Accuweather.
Widespread snowfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are likely across the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast, with 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected from the Great Lakes into the interior New England.
HARTWICK – As drivers have been noticing, the Town of Hartwick has posted 12 “You Have Arrived” signs at entry points to the community and its hamlets.
The signs are been raised entering the Route 28 business district, near Toddsville (Historic Mill Village), Hartwick Seminary (Home of the first Lutheran Seminary in America), and at the Hamlet of Hartwick at Routes 205 and 11. The maroon colored detail dates back to the original “Hartwick Huskies” school colors.
The signs grew out of a collaboration between the town board, the highway department and the Hartwick Historical Society. The project, from planning to installation, took many months but is now complete, Town Clerk Andrea Vasquez reports.
Kingston Republican Files It, TU Reports
An UIster County Republican has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, saying he violated House rules by using footage from his Town Hall meetings in a campaign ad broadcast this month, the Times Union has been reporting over the weekend.
In his complaint, R. Bruce McLean of Kingston said the congressman used video footage of Town Halls paid for by official congressional funds in TV and social media ads, the newspaper reported.
According to the report, the House has rules requiring congressional funds only be used for official purposes, but in some instances campaign staff may be permitted to shoot photos and videos at official events. Social media and other promotions of campaign events are supposed to be strictly distinct.
The Oneonta Community Concert Band, above, held its 18th annual Salute To Veterans Concert in the halls of the Foxcare Center this evening. One audience member, 90-year-old Leslie Collins, right, was so moved by their performance of “The Armed Forces Salute” by Bob Lowden, he approached director Andrew Pease to ask if he could recite the poem, “For The Fallen,” by Lawrence Binyon. Pease obliged. The poem, written in 1914, is often recited at Remembrance Day events and has been claimed as a tribute to all casualties of World War I and all wars. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HARTWICK — James Hilary Millea, 93, of Hartwick, died Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Rolfe, Iowa, the eldest of 11 children – including three sets of twins – to Joseph Hilary Millea and Margaret Lillian née Flaherty Millea.
Raised in Iowa, he attended school up to the 11th grade, when at the age of 17 he left school, worked briefly on the railroad, then enlisted in the Navy on July 17, 1943.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
TURKEY DINNER – 1, 2:30, & 5 p.m. Enjoy annual turkey dinner. Reservations required for eat-in & take-out. Cost, $10/adult. Portlandville United Methodist Church, 2878 St. Rt. 28, Portlandville. 607-286-7582.
Hand-sewn quilts, sterling silver tea sets, maps, furniture and more were all up on the auction block at the 13th annual GOHS Auction held at the Quality Inn Friday evening. Above, Marcella Drago, left, and daughter-in-law Kathy Drago look over a Bible from 1847 that was part of the silent auction. At right, Grace Smith and Claire Smith show off some Hitchcock chairs to the crowd after the main auction got under way. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
TRIBUTE CONCERT – 5:30 p.m. Celebrate our nations veterans with featured performer Jerrod Niemann. Features VIP veterans reception in Wright-Wilber Bank Atrium. Show begins at 7 p.m. Cost, $25 at door. Free to vets, active duty military personnel. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
One In Oneonta, Second In Cooperstown
The first of two informational meetings on creating a county manager for Otsego County is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Oneonta City Hall, county Rep. Meg Kennedy, C-Hartwick, who chairs the county board’s Administration Committee, announced today.
The second will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Otsego County Courthouse in Cooperstown.
The informational meetings will set the stage for the official public hearing, planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the start of the county board’s monthly meeting. A vote may follow at that time.
ONEONTA – Funeral services are Wednesday, Nov. 13, for Donald S. Mitchell, 29, of Oneonta, a musician and lyricist, earned his Heavenly reward Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Born on Aug. 22, 1990, in Oneonta, to Sandra Layman and Donald Mitchell, Don was a beautiful baby and a shining star from the very beginning. He graduated from Oneonta High School, going on to work most recently at The Otesaga Hotel, of which he was very proud.
Way Open For Illegal Immigrants To Drive
The decision by Judge Elizabeth Wolford dismissed a lawsuit brought by Erie County Clerk Michael (Mickey) Kearns, and supported by 34 county clerks across the state, including Otsego County’s Kathy Sinnott Gardner.