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News of Otsego County

2021

Bound Volumes: September 23, 2021

Bound Volumes
September 23, 2021

210 YEARS AGO
Domestic Difficulty — Elopement — Whereas my wife Polly has refused to live with me and behaved herself in such a manner that I do not think proper to live with her — I therefore forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account as I will pay no debt of her contracting after this date. John Pringle, Jun.

Absconded — From my father’s house and this country, the above-named John Pringle, Jun., with my Snuff Box and Handkerchief pin, and every small article my father gave me that he could lay his hands on. Johnny, do not fear that any person will trust me on your account, when you have twice fled your country in the night.

I was 15 years old when I married you — I hope no other young girl will be deceived by you as I have been.

Bound Volumes: September 16, 2021

Bound Volumes: September 16, 2021

185 YEARS AGO
Excerpts from a general address to the Farmers, Mechanics and Workingmen of Otsego County: “The time has arrived when it has become necessary for us to come forth as independent freemen, in defense of the rights and privileges for which our fathers fought and bled. Our political institutions which have resulted from the wisdom of those revered statesmen and patriots, and to establish which they nobly periled their lives and their fortunes, are based upon the only true principles of Republican government – the equal rights of every citizen. These rights, we hold, are basely violated by the enactment of unequal, unjust, and unconstitutional laws, and by the encroachments of aristocratical monopolies. These systems of nobility, possessing exclusive privileges, which are spread over every part of our country, will, if not checked, destroy our republican institutions and fasten upon us the change of servitude.”
September 19, 1836

Calendar 9-15-2021

A complete guide to what’s fun in Otsego County

Thursday, Sept. 16
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St. in Oneonta. Call 607-432-4102 or visit https://www.firstumc-oneonta.org/.
AUTHOR SERIES – At 2 p.m. Author Dan Taylor discusses his book “Lights, Camera, Fastball: How the Hollywood Stars Changed Baseball”. Free, registration for Zoom required. Presented by the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. For info: 607-547-7200 or www.baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-ralph-wimbish?date=0.
WRITERS SALON – At 7:30 p.m. CANO presents drama salon “Applause,” featuring original works and presentations. Open mic is cancelled to fit as many performers as possible. Presented through Zoom by the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. For info: 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/writers-salon.
Friday, Sept. 17
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – At 9 a.m. to noon. Bring a bag and fill it up with whatever
you find for $2. At First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., in Oneonta.
CHICKEN DINNER – From 4:30 to 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner including a half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll. $12/dinner. At First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St. in Cooperstown. Contact baptistcooperstown@gmail.com with name, number, quantity to pre-order.
Saturday, Sept. 18
EXHIBIT OPENING – From 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy the last show of the “High Alert Artists Speak Out” series featuring “Direct from Nairobi: Adam Masava.” Masava is a self-taught Kenyan artist who draws on positive inspiration from the people of his community, the notorious Mukuru slum. Showing through Nov. 13. At The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd. in Middlefield. For info: 607-547-5327 or www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/.
LIFESKILLS – From 4 to 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center at 50 Dietz St. in Oneonta. For info: 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.
MOVIE NIGHT – At 7 p.m. Join the Richfield Springs Library and the community center for a showing of “Luca.” At the Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St. in Richfield Springs. For info: 315-858-0230 or Richfield Springs Public Library on Facebook.
Sunday, Sept. 19
FUNDRAISER – At 1 p.m. Golf tournament to support the Friends of the Oneonta Theater in its efforts to reopen the historic theater. 18 holes, a putting contest, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, more. Cost is $75/player. At the Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr. in Oneonta. Call 607-432-8950 or www.oneontacountryclub.org/events-1.
TRIBUTE CONCERT – At 3 p.m. Tribute to J. S. Bach featuring David Fung on piano exploring works of homage and devotion. The performance is dedicated to all those affected by the pandemic. Presented by the Friends of Music of Stamford. At the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St. in Stamford. For info: 518-918-8003 or www.friendsmusic.org/.
Monday, Sept. 20
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. Learn from historic interpreters and enjoy other fall activities in the historic village. Wagon rides, corn shelling/grinding, tinsmithing with the blacksmith, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/event/celebration-of-autumn/

Tuesday, Sept. 21
ART TRIP – 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join GOHS for a bus trip to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known for vast galleries and collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues. $98/person. All participants must be fully vaccinated. Registration required by 9/7. Meet at Price Chopper, Oneonta parking lot. Call 607-432-1385 or visit https://oneontahistory.org/ for info.
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
ILLUSIONIST – 6 p.m. Leon Etienne will perform jaw-dropping illusions and magic tricks. Live at Lake Front park, Cooperstown. Visit https://www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryofCooperstown/
FIRE SEMINAR – 7 p.m. Local firefighters are invited to “The ABCs of Rescue Company Operations.” Presented by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. $40/non-member. Worcester Fire Department, 36 Church St., Worcester. Visit www.nysfirechiefs.com for info.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
TRAP SHOOT – 1 & 6 p.m. Bring your shotgun and shells for fun afternoon and evening trapshoot. (Weather permitting). $1/round. Please follow all firearm regulations. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. 607-638-9379 or visit https://www.facebook.com/crumhornrodandgunclub/
Thursday, Sept. 23
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Enjoy open mic from area writers before listening to presentation by Jennifer Finkle and the ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ writers. Random Acts is a journal project started in Andes Central School to document the kindness they did for each other. Suggested donation $3. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit https://www.facebook.com/brighthp/
Friday, Sept. 24
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
Saturday, Sept. 25
HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP – 8:30 – 11 a.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association to clean up a 2-mile section of local highway. Wear sturdy/comfortable shoes, long pants. Other equipment provided. Registration required. Meet at OCCA’s office, 207 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit https://occainfo.org/calendar/occa-highway-cleanup/
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn to cook with Lynn. See previous Saturday listing.
MOVIE NIGHT – 7 p.m. Join the Richfield Springs Library and Community Center for a showing of ‘The One and Only Ivan.’ Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
Sunday, Sept. 26
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
FRANKLIN MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Find local produce from the Franklin area and enjoy music from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Franklin Farmers Market, lawn in front of Chapel Hall, 15 Institute St., Franklin. Visit https://franklinlocal.org/

 

Calendar September 2, 2021

►Thursday, Sept. 2
New York STATE FAIR – From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. A 13-day showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology. At the Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. in Syracuse. For info: 315-487-7711 or visit nysfair.ny.gov.

Student News: July 29, 2021

Student News

July 29, 2021

Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the Spring 2021 semester. Among those students are, William Friedman of Cooperstown; Finn Hall of Oneonta. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Justin Brown of Edmeston is among the Canisius College students named to the spring 2021 Dean’s list or merit list. Dean’s list recognitions are awarded to those students who have attained a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the semester and have completed at least four courses of three credits or equivalent.

Cazenovia College recognizes students for their academic achievement during the Spring 2021 semester. Those named to the Dean’s List have achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average, including Meghan Marsh of West Edmeston; Eliya Pickwick of Mount Vision and Amanda Pressly of Cherry Valley.

Best Bets: July 22, 2021

Best Bets

July 22, 2021

Baseball Hall of Fame awards,
Oneonta outdoor concert, more.

Calling all baseball fans!
Tune in for the 2021 awards ceremony live on the MLB Network. The ceremony will include the Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence, Al Michaels; the 2020 Frick Award winner, Ken Harrel-son; the 2021 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Career Excellence Award winner, Dick Kaegel; the 2020 BBWAA Career Excellence Award winner, Nick Cafardo; and the 2020 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Montgomery.
Presented by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday, July 24. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org.

Clark Foundation announces scholarship awards

Clark Foundation announces
scholarship awards

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

The Clark Foundation announced the scholarship recipients for 2021 in a Tuesday, June 15, media release.

The scholarships were awarded to 188 students, with a total of $742,600.

“The board and I are pleased to recognize the accomplishments of this distinguished group of graduating seniors by assisting them in their undergraduate studies,” Janes Forbes Clark said in the release. “Despite having to navigate and manage the impact of the COVID crisis, each of these exceptional young men and women have compiled excellent records at their schools.  As we welcome them to The Clark Foundation Scholarship Program, we wish each of them a most successful college experience.”

The following is a list of recipients by school:

Cherry Valley-Springfield

Marissa Ann Abbruzzese; Brady Matthew Benson; Zoe Elizabeth Climenhaga; Mia Frances Thompkins Horvath; Jaelyn Rose Jaquay; Allison Kate Lennebacker; Sarah Elise Lewis; Andrew Ward Oram; Dylan M. Smith.

Cooperstown

Fiona Tulip Bailey ; Josephine Alice Bertram; Alexander Cooper Bohler; Edward Vaughn Boulet; Jennifer Corinne Burch; Juliet E. Cunnington; Carly Angelia Erway; Mikael Blake Foutch-Carkee; Jason Anthony Furnari; Sam John Grigoli; Alexander Pomeroy Hage; Kendall John Haney; Alexander Gregory Hascup; Ellie Joanne Hotaling; Ray Michael Jastremski Hovis; Molly Ancilla Hughes; Phoebe L. Jones; Anna K. Lambert; Isaac N. Landry; Colette Ruth Leinhart; Edward Spencer Lewis; Faith Vivian Logue; Lucian Olearczyk Lytel; Lauren Ellen Martin; Julia Marie McCrea; Abigail Sarah Miller; Reilly Rose Mooney; Stuart A.I. Nelson; Emma Grace Panzarella; Marisa L. Phillips; Alexander N. Poulson; Ian Patrick Quinn; Mason Scott Raffo; Erin Elizabeth Rock; Stephanie Nicole Rudloff; Miguel Xekee Sagario; Nathaniel Cooper Savoie; Joseph Joshua Senchyshyn; Maya A. Stevens; Sydnie Alexandria Aijun Streek; Lindsey G. Trosset; Christopher Scott Ubner; Henry Davis Wager; William James Weldon; Caroline June Whitaker; Brayden Francis White; Addison Elizabeth Yastrzemski; Laurel K. Zaengle.

Edmeston

Sydney Marie Bateman; Isabel LeeAnne Brown; Madison Elizabeth Cole; Jacob Robert Cormier; Gregory Michael DeVries; Kennedy Rose Kapp; Logan Danielle Lund; Joshua Robert Lewis Martin; Madilynne Rae Smith.

Laurens

Kyle Zachery Davis; Lexis N. Davis; Faith Mei Gaglia; Jonah James Mathieson; Rylie James Nemitz; Kassidy Paige Qua; Emily Rose Stanley; Skyler Paige White.

Milford

Adrianna Domenica Greiner; Avery C. Leonard; Hailey Jade Maison; Mackenzie Mary O’Connor; Alexis Rae Stanford; Tia Brook Vagliardo; Benjamin E. Webster; Lawson Thomas Williams.

Richfield Springs

Cole J. Bobnick;  Sydney N. Burdick; Ronica Erica Clarke; Brooke Irene Connolly; Dylan John Dyn; Katherine Cheyenne Kodz; Samantha Rose O’Connor; Amy Lyne Seamon; Damon Joseph Thomson; Brady Charles Young.

Schenevus

Andrew Robert Hamilton; Kandence Ann Hoag; Cassandra L. Snyder; Nolan Nathan Sweeney; Claire Analiese Warner.

Owen D. Young 

Christian Andreev; Lynzee Danielle Bissell; Emma Nicole Sorensen.

Mount Markham  

Michael James Abbatiello; Aidan Ainslie; Jennah Barrtt; Marleigh Case; Logan D. Clark; Madison Veronica Deak; Mackenzie Maree Doyle; Lauren Elizabeth Entwistle; Alexis Sky Fitch; Kaitlyn Anne Fitch;  Sarah Marie Foster; Cassandra Catherine Gates; Hayleigh Lyn Gates; Chelsea Marie Hayes; Emily Mae Howard; Madelyn Landgren; Hayden Elisjah Larmon; Katie Taylor Livingston; Madison Jane Lockwood; Katherine Loomis; Kayla Marie Lottermann; Madison Jo Marsh; Matthew Carmen Maugeri; Emily Laura McClave; Jacob McKenzie; Morgan McGuire Merritt; Brianna Marie Morgan; Chelsea Wynn Osborn; Olivia Jade Ostrander; Joseph Robert Sanzo; Melanie Kathleen Sterling; Jordan Marie Treen; Chad Alan Tucker; Stepheny Anne Vriesema; Delia Kaydence Wilton.

Worcester

Lily Peyton Conroe; Michael Anthony Countryman; Isaiah Eric Haley; Casandra M. Haughn; Jenna Alexis Morell; Miriam Frances Odell;Maya Jane Powers; Delimar Marie Vega-Haley.

Otsego Area Occupational Center

Gareth J. Austin; Louis Timothy Banks; Michaela Mea Bateman; Jasmine K. Bondies; Shayne Christian Chase; Mackenzie Angeline Conklin; Naomi Rebekah Cook; Molly Katherine Forbes; Ronin James Gould; Jourdyn Alexis Gray; Quinn E. Hansen; Megan S. Hughes; Justin Iannelli; Nila J. Jackson; Autumn Rae Jones;Riley Elizabeth Jubar; John Maximilian Kennedy; Tritny Elizabeth Knapp; Lillian Grace Lighthall; Maximilian Adam Madej; William Wyatt Moody; Emma Caroline Ough; Cole Gerald Platt; Abigail D. Pleuss; Hunter Van Poniros; Morgan Gabriella Rossignol; Sara Danyelle Sluiter; Chloe R. Thalheimer; Kaitlyn Marie Wellman.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton

Gavin Bonczkowski; Apolonia Nina Drapaniotis; Maya Curtis Farwell; Emily D. Hammond; Olivia Grace Held; Kyle Jacob Meyers; Zan Eric Sansoucie; Theodore Charles Sharkey.

Morris

Baylie E. Boglioli; Daphne P. Fraser; Erin Nicole Herring; Emily Elizabeth Lincoln; Kate Frances Morano; Jacob Ronald Spoor; Matthew Carl Wendler.

 

 

 

 

SUNY Oneonta celebrates 2021 graduates

SUNY Oneonta celebrates 2021 graduates

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

 

Dennis Craig, acting president of SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA — After a tumultuous year, SUNY Oneonta is celebrating the graduation of the class of 2021, on Saturday, May 15.

A virtual graduation highlighted student life, achievements and an acknowledgement of the particular difficulties faced during the past year due to COVID.

Today we acknowledge a major life achievement for not only the graduates but also their families and those they care about,” acting president Dennis Craig said during the ceremony. “If we learned anything over the past year it’s that our successes are only possible from the support of those we love and those that we have been inspired by.”

The ceremony opened with video showcasing student life and videos of congratulations from students and staff. The Leatherstockings District Pipe Band played bagpipes and drums and Zoe Johnson sung the national anthem.

Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also made remarks via video congratulating the class of 2021.

County Board Split On How To React To Capitol Attack

‘False Equivalency’ Or Not?

County Board Split On How To React To Capitol Attack

Editor’s Note: For an hour at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Otsego County Board of Representatives debated two resolutions: H, condemning the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. And G, condemning both the attack on the Capitol and summer-long riots that followed George Floyd’s death.

RESOLUTION NO. G

RESOLUTION: CONDEMNING VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND REAFFIRMING THE BOARD’S COMMITMENT TO THE RULE OF LAW, FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS, AND THE PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER

Introduced by Republican Reps. Ed Frazier, Dan Wilber

Reps. Dan Wilber, left, and Ed Frazier.

WHEREAS, on January 6, 2021, pursuant to the 12th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the House of Representatives, and the Senate met at the United States Capitol for a Joint Session of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College; and

WHEREAS, the results of the 2020 election were lawfully certified by Republican and Democratic election administrators in all fifty states; affirmed in dozens of court cases; and formalized by the vote of the Electoral College; and

WHEREAS, thousands of individuals sought to and did, in fact, interfere with the Joint Session’s solemn constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 Presidential election, unlawfully breached and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress, the Vice President, and Congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive and seditious acts; and

Dolgeville Couple Parents To First Bassett Baby Of  ’21

Dolgeville Couple Parents

To First Bassett Baby Of  ’21

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Allan Cotton

COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County has welcomed the area’s first baby of the new year. 

‘Allan Cotton, son of Mallory Diederichs and Scott Cotton of Dolgeville, was born – a week early –  at 9:31 a.m. New Year’s Day at Bassett Hospital.

Allan weighs 9 pounds, 3 ounces and is 22 inches long.

Allan has four siblings: Michael, 12, and Karman, 3, at home and two older siblings, Zachary in Missouri, and Michaela in North Carolina.

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