FILM SOCIETY – 7 p.m. Cooperstown film society presents ‘Yesterday: What if no one remembered the Beatles but you?’ (2019) with long time rock tour manager John Draper welcoming all to the third season of Film Society. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop/
ONEONTA – Mayor Gary Herzig said he “would not be surprised” to receive applications from within City Hall from department heads seeking to succeed Oneonta’s third city manager.
City Manager George Korthauer, whose resignation was announced this afternoon, helped assemble “a really outstanding team of department heads and staff,” Herzig said in an interview a few minutes ago. “There are folks who have the expertise, have the dedication and have the willingness to work hard.”
The mayor said he only learned of Korthauer’s decision to retire on Friday, and that is is “too early” to predict how the search for a successor will proceed.
WESTVILLE – Frank E. “Skeeter” Green, a life-long area resident, community leader and dairy farmer, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020, at his winter residence in Mesa, Ariz., with his wife, Margaret, by his side. He was 91.
Born Aug. 22, 1928, at Bassett Hospital, he was a son of Ambrose C. and Mildred Ottaway Green. After graduating from Milford High School, Class of 1945, he attended Cornell University, earning a two-year degree in agriculture.
On Sept. 3, 1949, Frank married Margaret Donnelly, a native of Binghamton, in a ceremony in Westville. Skeeter and Maggie settled on his family’s dairy farm, Oak Hill, where they raised their family.
Devin K. Castillo, 19, Walton was arrested in Sidney Center after troopers received a complaint of a car rolled over on Main Street in Sidney Center at 3:36 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 11. When troopers arrived, they saw that four cars had been damaged, as well as a utility pole.
ONEONTA – Oneonta City Manager George Korthauer has submitted his resignation, effective Feb. 7, City Hall announced a few minutes ago.
Korthauer was hired in August 2017 as Oneonta’s third city manager. He previously served as the city manager of the lake resort city of Petoskey, Mich., for 25 years.
He is the first city manager to leave of his own accord since the city-manager form of government was adopted in 2011. Mike Long, a former Poughkeepsie city manager, and Marty Murphy, Cortland County manager, were forced out. Korthauer’s tenure has been largely uncontroversial.
ROSEBOOM – Randall D Taylor, 66, of Roseboom, a union electrician, passed away Dec. 29, 2019, of cancer with his wife, Bea, at his side.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1953, in Baton Rouge, La., to Norman and Myrtle (McKey) Taylor.
He was a member of IBEW 995. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, David (Julie) Taylor; a daughter, Jennifer (Ruark) Chick, and a son, Chad (Jennifer) Taylor. Also, several nieces and nephews, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Over 250 brides, grooms and their families came to the 2019 Bridal Expo this afternoon in the atrium of Foothills Performing Arts Center. Guest like Danielle Dobitsch and Tim Maguire, Walton, at right, sampled cake, BBQ and hors d’oeuvres as they spoke with DJ’s, wedding vendors, photographers and more. Afterwards, brides like Marisa Gray, above, Unadilla, who was spending some quality time with her future mother-in-law Ann Marie DeForest, made her way to the Rainbow’s End After Party to try on dresses and partake in the Bag o’ Bargains event, where they could fill a bag with as much wedding attire as possible for only $100. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com
BRIDAL EXPO – Noon. Engaged couples network with providers of catering, flowers, photography, more to make a perfect wedding. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org