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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Sober Thanksgiving with FORDO 11-25-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Sober Thanksgiving with FORDO

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

THANKSGIVING – 1 p.m. Live far from friends/family, don’t spend Thanksgiving alone. Come down to FORDO for Thanksgiving dinner with the crew. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego counties, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit www.facebook.com/forecoverydo/

Gov. Hochul signs Tague’s Nourish New York bill
From left to right: Sen. Jamaal Bailey (SD-36), Sen. George Borrello (SD-57), New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball, Sen. Michelle Hinchey (SD46), Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), Gov. Kathy Hochul, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz (D-Queens), Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda (SD-32) and others gather for the signing of the Nourish New York bill into law.

Gov. Hochul signs Tague’s Nourish New York bill

 

Assemblyman Chris Tague  joined Gov. Kathy Hochul, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball, and a bipartisan group of legislators Saturday in Corona, Queens as the governor signed the Nourish New York bill into law. Nourish New York connects rural farmers with excess product to food banks in need throughout the state through a state-operated purchasing program, providing fresh foods from New York farms to families.

Brian Lee Marshall, 42 February 02, 1979 – September 15, 2021

In Memoriam

Brian Lee Marshall, 42

February 02, 1979 – September 15, 2021

Brian L. Marshall

Brian Lee Marshall passed away at the age of 42 at Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester after a valiant two-month effort to recover from COVID illness.

Brian worked for Hometown Auto as a detailer and more recently at Evolution E-Cig, Southpaw and Smoker’s Choice on Southside.

Visitation and celebration of Brain’s life will be 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.  At 1 p.m. there will be an opportunity to share memories.

Online condolences may be sent to, www.lhpfuneralhome.com

Bruce E. Bachanas, 63 December 20, 1957 – November 18, 2021

In Memoriam

Bruce E. Bachanas, 63

December 20, 1957 – November 18, 2021

Bruce E. Bachanas

COOPERSTOWN – Bruce E. Bachanas of Christian Hill, a life-long area resident who worked for many years as a baker, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 18, 2021, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. He was 63.

Born December 20, 1957, in Cooperstown, Bruce Edward Bachanas was one of three children of the late Norman Edmund Bachanas and Bernice G. (Roseboom) Bachanas. In his youth, he and his family enjoyed many camping trips, as well as the annual family vacation that took place just about every August which provided many great memories.  His nickname became “Wish”, bestowed on him by his grandfather because he was always wishing for this and wishing for that. After graduating with the Class of 1976 from Cooperstown Central School, he joined the military, and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

Angelena F. Richards, 98 January 22, 1923 – November 19, 2021.

In Memoriam

Angelena F. Richards, 98

January 22, 1923 – November 19, 2021.

Angelena F. Richards

ONEONTA – Angelena F. Richards, 98, passed away November 19, 2021.

She was born in Oneonta on January 22, 1923 to John and Lena (Cologero) Foti.

Ange spent the early years of her life working aside her parents and siblings at the family bakery.  She graduated from St. Mary’s School in June 1937 and from Oneonta High School June 1941.

She was employed by the New York Telephone Company for 33 years, at the Mica Plant for 3 years and was a teacher’s aide at Center Street and Riverside Schools for 25 years.

Dolores S. Coleman, 92  February 27, 1929 – November 13, 2021

In Memoriam

Dolores S. Coleman, 92

 February 27, 1929 – November 13, 2021

Dolores Coleman as pictured in November 24, 2011 article on her and her collection of antique telephones.

COOPERSTOWN – Dolores S. Coleman, founder of Coleman’s Answering Service that served the Cooperstown community and beyond for 50 years, died late Saturday afternoon, November 13, 2021, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.  A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, she was 92.

A native of Cooperstown, Dolores Maxine Snyder was born at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital on February 27, 1929, a daughter of Clifford LeRoy Snyder and Genevieve Veda née Knapp Snyder, and was raised on a farm in Middlefield.  In the summer of 1945, she went to work for “Ma Bell”, which is what New York Telephone Co. was referred to at the time.  One year later, she graduated from Cherry Valley High School with the Class of ’46, and attended (“at the insistence of my father!”) a business school in Utica.  That didn’t last long, and she returned to work as a switchboard operator at the Cooperstown exchange, then located at 52 Pioneer Street, just south of the Pratt Hotel.

It was during this time that she met Charles A. Coleman, and on December 3, 1948, they were married in a ceremony held in the Rectory at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. Patrick Whelan officiating.  Dolores and Chuck first lived on Pioneer Street, and then settled into their home on Beaver Street and raised their three boys.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Webinar ‘The Assassination of JFK – 58 Years Later’ 11-22-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Webinar ‘The Assassination
of JFK – 58 Years Later’

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

HISTORY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy – 58 Years Later” with Washington DC History Center. Free webinar, pre-registration required. Presented by Sharon Historical Society. Call 518-860-5513 or visit www.sharonhistoricalsocietyny.org to register.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cooperstown Decorates Main Street 11-21-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Cooperstown Decorates Main Street

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

DECORATING – 2 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Christmas Committee to help decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. Decorations provided, bring gloves and ladders if available. Meet at Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. E-mail cooptownchristmas@gmail.com to reserve a pole.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Serenades in Concert with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra 11-20-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Serenades in Concert with
the Catskill Symphony Orchestra

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents a program of serenades, both classical and romantic, by a trio of master composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Antonín Dvořák and Richard Strauss. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $32/adult. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org

VACCINE CLINIC – 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to receive a flu shot or the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Bassett Family Medicine, Ste 9 , 739 Rt. 28, Southside Oneonta. 607-431-1015 or visit www.bassett.org/news/upcoming-patient-flu-covid-19-vaccine-clinics?fbclid=IwAR2EO0lOO1CmH3CIQRMxsPIGqKRbgmWC2oaJ6IRFYWG1iC5EyBWDAK6INqE

Bassett Healthcare Network Gives Gratitude Bonuses to Employees

Bassett Healthcare Network Gives Gratitude Bonuses to Employees

 

Cooperstown, N.Y. – Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that full- and part-time employees across the health system will receive substantial gratitude bonuses, made possible in large part through a generous donation from the Scriven Foundation. Bassett Medical Center board chair Jane Forbes Clark was instrumental in advocating for the funding.

The bonus comes as a thank you to Bassett Healthcare Network’s nearly 5,000 caregivers and practitioners for their dedication and hard work through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings
Kyle Rittenhouse, center, enters the courtroom with his attorney Mark Richards, left, and Corey Chirafisi for a meeting called by Judge Bruce Schroeder at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Thursday, November 18, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings

By MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI (AP)

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

Rittenhouse, 18, cried and hugged one of his attorneys upon hearing the verdict.

He had been charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering after killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle during a tumultuous night of protests over police violence against Black people in the summer of 2020. The former police youth cadet is white, as were those he shot.

Barry W. Macewicz, 64 April 16, 1957 – November 11, 2021

In Memoriam

Barry W. Marcewicz, 64

April 16, 1957 – November 11, 2021

Barry W. Marcewicz

Barry William Marcewicz (Formerly Munson) passed away peacefully on Nov 11th at his home in Oneonta, NY.

Born on April, 16th 1957. He was one of seven brothers and sisters raised on Woodhaven Golf Course in West Oneonta. He eventually bought the golf course and raised his four sons there. He was truly happiest any time he was outdoors surrounded by family, friends and wildlife. During the warmer months he was easy to find, smiling and waving at the golfers as he mowed the fairways. In the evenings he loved fishing on his land with his family and friends.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Benefit Auction for Oneonta Historical Society 11-19-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Benefit Auction for
Oneonta Historical Society

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Come out for 15th annual auction for the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Find cool items to bid on with auctioneer Kevin Herrick, and support this local historical society. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

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