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Rich Brimmer PromotedTo County Highway Chief

Rich Brimmer Promoted

To County Highway Chief

COOPERSTOWN – Rich Brimmer, deputy superintendent of the Otsego County Highway Department, was promoted today to succeed retiring Highway Superintendent Bill Mason.

Brimmer, who lives in Burlington Flats, has served as Mason’s deputy since 2017, and is a longtime member of the 50-person department.  He served as construction supervisor before being promoted to deputy.

The county Board of Representatives approved his selection today after an executive session.

BOCES Unveils Plaque In Fallen GI’s Memory

BOCES Unveils Plaque

In Fallen GI’s Memory

Michael Mayne’s Family At Ceremony

ONC BOCES Principal Ryan DeMars, top photo,  examines the plaque dedicated yesterday at the Milford campus in memory of Army Cpl. Michael L. Mayne of Burlington Flats, who died Feb. 23, 2009, a decade ago, while  serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Corporal Mayne’s memory, BOCES Assistant Superintendent Joe Booan led a candlelight ceremony, which was attended by his parents, Lee and Cathy, inset photo.  Mayne, then 21, was killed by insurgents while on patrol in Balad, near Baghdad. Killed with him were two other American soldiers, Cpl. Michael Alleman, 31, of Logan, Utah, and Cpl. Zachary Nordemeyer, 21, of Indianapolis, as well as an interpreter. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO; BOCES)

Laura ‘Lucy’ Mayne, 86; Corporal’s Grandmother Active In Church

IN MEMORIAM:  Laura ‘Lucy’ Mayne, 86;

Corporal’s Grandmother Active In Church

Lucy Mayne

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Laura Lucille “Lucy” Blowers Mayne, 86, of Richfield Springs, grandmother of Cpl. Michael Lee Mayne and Sunday School superintendent at Burlington Flats Baptist Church for two decades, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Cooperstown.

Lucy was born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, on Nov. 24, 1931, the daughter of the late George and Evelyn Bacon Blowers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by grandsons Paul Herbert Prill, and Corporal Mayne, who died in the Iraq War, sisters Janette Riedel, and Georgene Wilson, and a nephew Kent Riedel.

Betty Brownrigg, 76; Worked 25 Years For NYCM Insurance

IN MEMORIAM: Betty Brownrigg, 76;

Worked 25 Years For NYCM Insurance

Betty Brownrigg

BURLINGTON FLATS – Elizabeth Mae “Betty” Brownrigg, 76, a no-fault litigation associate at NYCM for many years, passed away on Saturday May 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter in Cobleskill.

Elizabeth was born on Feb. 1, 1942, in Passaic, N.J., the daughter of the late Edmund and Ora Gould Busch.

Elizabeth was a lifetime resident of the area after graduating from New Berlin Central School. She married Percy Brownrigg on Jan. 19, 1963, in the United Methodist Church in New Berlin, and together they raised their family on the dairy farm they operated until 1983.

George C. Kondrick, 73; Retired From NY Times To Burlington Flat

IN MEMORIAM: George C. Kondrick, 73;

Retired From NY Times To Burlington Flats

George C. Kondrick

BURLINGTON FLATS – George C. Kondrick, 73, a mailer at the New York Times headquarters in Manhattan for 40 years until his retirement in 2005, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2017 in Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing at Otsego.

George was born on Nov. 26, 1944 in Brooklyn, a son to the late John A. and Catherine Schaefer Kondrick. He was raised and educated in Brooklyn and graduated from Richmond Hill High School.

Richard Benjamin Sr., 77; Retired From County Highway Department

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Benjamin Sr., 77;

Retired From County Highway Department

Richard Benjamin Sr.

BURLINGTON FLATS – Richard L. Benjamin Sr., 77, who retired after 37 years with the Otsego County Highway Department, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, with his family at his side.

Richard was born on April 5, 1940 in Burlington Flats, the son of the late Murray and Florence Stickles Benjamin.

Richard was pre-deceased by his wife, Patricia A. Maxson Benjamin, and daughter Jeanne Eccelston.

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