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HAMILL: We the People Must Unite
Letter from Andrew Hamill

We the People Must Unite

“A House divided cannot stand”. This was not only quoted in the gospel of Mark, but also by Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson on two separate occasions.

Our beautiful and majestic country is becoming more divided than it ever has been. The only solution to help end this division is to have unity, to help defend our rights, and to get along.

In the Constitution under the Preamble, it states “We the People.” In that particular sense, “we” means unity. I personally feel that we simply do not have unity, we as a Country will capitulate. If the above mentioned quote will not unite the Country, then maybe this quote will: “Divided We Fall, United We Stand.”

Andrew (AJ) Hamill
City of Oneonta

Famous Americans Populate CCS Halls

Famous Americans

Populate CCS Halls

If it’s Albert Einstein in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown Central School, it must be the “Night of the Notables,” the culmination of eighth graders studying famous historical figures. Parent Bill Weldon, in top photo, (daughter Bradley was at another booth), confers with the famous physicist (Ben Grampp), as well as Stan Lee (Andrew Mulligan) and Steven Speilberg (Felix Palmer).  In the background is Abraham Lincoln (Savannah Ackley). Also on hand were, inset left, Christopher Columbus (Fred Hodgson) and, at right, Ben Carson (Aliyah Romulus) and many other of the rich and FOY-muss. (Jim Kevlin/

Day-Long Celebration Planned On Museums’ Research Library
Woman Presidential Candidate’s Ephemera Displayed

Day-Long Celebration Planned

On Museums’ Research Library

A day-long celebration is planned Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Research Library on The Fenimore Museum’s grounds. ( photo)

Belva Lockwood, raised in Niagara County, was the first woman to run for president – in 1884 and 1888 on the National Equal Rights Party ticket. Her ephemera collection will be on display Saturday during the 50th anniversary celebration of The Fenimore Research Library building.

COOPERSTOWN – A full day of programming, including an introduction of the ephemera collection of Belva Lockwood, first woman to run for president of the United States, is planned Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Research Library building at The Fenimore &  Farmers’ Museums.

The daylong open house at the former NYSHA library will include a keynote by retired Library Director Wayne Wright of Oneonta (10 a.m.), 20-minute introductions to the photography collection (11 a.m.) and the geneology resources (1 p.m.), as well as presentations on volunteer opportunities (2 p.m.) and the role played by the CGP (3 p.m.)

The day ends with a 4 p.m. 229th birthday party for James Fenimore Cooper, born on Sept. 15, 1789, with cake for all attendees.

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