News of Otsego County


FAM Presents Work of M.C. Escher in New Exhibition Opening May 27

“Bond of Union,” 1956, M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972). Lithograph. M.C. Escher images are copyright of The M.C. Escher Co.

FAM Presents Work of M.C. Escher in New Exhibition Opening May 27

COOPERSTOWN—Fenimore Art Museum brings the imaginative design, consummate draftsmanship and dreamy visions of the renowned M.C. Escher to the region with the exhibition, “M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations,” on view May 27 through September 4. This monumental show from the private collection of Paul and Belinda Firos of Athens, Greece spans Escher’s entire career, from his training in Haarlem, his Italian period, to his final years in the Netherlands. Visitors will see nearly every iconic image he produced.

“This exhibition has attracted record crowds in cities across the country and Fenimore is pleased to share it with everyone in Upstate New York throughout the summer,” said Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio, Fenimore Art Museum president and chief executive officer. “Escher’s work is complex yet easy to enjoy. Even if you are familiar with him, you will certainly find plenty of new and inspiring work in this impressive collection.”

Village To Hold LPC Meeting Wednesday for NY Forward Strategic Investment Plan

Village To Hold LPC Meeting Wednesday for NY Forward Strategic Investment Plan

Names of Planning Committee Members Released

COOPERSTOWN—The Village of Cooperstown was selected by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council to receive a $4.5 million award from New York State through the NY Forward program. Investment from this program will allow Cooperstown to develop a Strategic Investment Plan and implement key catalytic projects to advance a community vision for downtown improvements. Projects selected for funding will transform the community and support a vibrant local economy.

The Local Planning Committee is co-chaired by Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh and REDC Member Ken Meifert and consists of 12 other members representing a diverse array of the Cooperstown community.

News Briefs: May 22, 2023

News Briefs: May 22, 2023


Board of Assessment Review Set for May 25

ONEONTA—The City of Oneonta has completed the tentative assessment roll for the current year, which may be viewed at the City Clerk’s office during regular business hours May 1-25. The Board of Assessment Review will meet from 4-8 p.m. on May 25 at City Hall to hear and examine complaints.

Kid Garden Site of Annual Spring Plant Sale

COOPERSTOWN—Kid Garden and Origins Cafe will host the annual Spring Plant Sale behind the Cooperstown Elementary School on Thursday, May 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Elementary students have selected, sown, thinned, transplanted and watered seedlings. During the event, the seedlings will be transferred to the garden and mulched. Other seedlings will be sold to community members, with 100 percent of proceeds supporting Kid Garden. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend.

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