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Baseball Field, Gym Slated For Repair In $5M CCS Project

2nd Referendum Could See New Turf Field

Baseball Field, Gym

Slated For Repair

In $5M CCS Project

Cooperstown Board of Education member Marcy Birch listens to Superintendent Bill Crankshaw’s description of the $5 million Capital Project in the first public forum on the project. Included in the capital project are improvements to the infrastructure of the elementary and junior/high school buildings and a facelift for the bus garage. Residents will vote on the project in a referendum on Dec. 17. Behind Birch is, left to right, Michael Lachance, Board member Matt Schuermann and Business Administrator/Treasurer Amy Kukenberger. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Rehabbed gymnasiums, new LED lighting, enhanced security and enhanced draining on the “embarrassment” baseball field were all part of the $5 million Capital Project presented tonight at a forum by the Cooperstown Central school board.

“The baseball field’s infield has been a real source of embarrassment and hard to maintain,” said Superintendent William Crankshaw.  “We are doing a complete refurbishment of the soil and grass.”

OJCA Inducts Nine Into Community Hall Of Fame

Job Corps Inducts 9 Into

Community Hall Of Fame

Oneonta Job Corps kicked off the 6th annual Community Softball game in Damaschke Field on Friday evening as OJCA Director Chis Kuhn, Bob the Bulldog and Jocelyn Plows honored Kristen Winn, FRN, Michelle Zuk, FRN,Lee and Joanne Fisher,NAACP, Sonia Shultis, Tribe Yoga, Molly Swain, community leader & activist, Lynn Bailey, YMCA, Valarie Adams, United Way, and Kimberly Lorraine, United Way, by inducting them into the OJCA Community Partnership Hall Of Fame. Many local service organizations tabled at the event and raffled off backpacks of school supplies to area youth. The came concluded with a spectacular fireworks display. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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