The votes are in and here are how the school budget elections went around the county. We will add results as they com in.
Cherry Valley – Springfield
Proposition 1: 192 for – 66 against
Proposition 2: 178 for – 78 against
Proposition 3: 187 for – 70 against
Proposition 4: 162 for – 95 against
Erin VanDerwerker Seely: 216 votes
Cooperstown Central School
Budget: 393 for – 106 against
Bus Lease Proposition: 427 for – 67 against
Village Library Proposition: 408 for – 88 against
Peter Iorizzo: 303 votes
Cody Moore: 300 votes
School districts throughout Otsego County put their annual budgets before voters this year on Tuesday, May 17, with polls open at varying times throughout the county.
The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta offered districts the opportunity to submit a commentary on the budgets as presented; at press time, only Cherry Valley/ Springfield and Cooperstown Central responded. Those submissions are below.
By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Budget and board of education elections for schools in Otsego County will take place from noon to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 18. In addition, schools are preparing for a second year of coronavirus-proof graduations.
Here are the details for each of Otsego’s public school districts:
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
MUSIC ONLINE – 8 p.m. “Thank You For Your Service: Songs Of Mineworkers And Their Families” concert by John O’Connor to celebrate mineworkers throughout US history. Presented by the Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
PARANORMAL – 7 – 9 p.m. & 10 – Midnight. Join seasoned investigator for fun, education, exploration of paranormal possibilities of the opera house. Cost, $20/person. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/halloween-events
CHERRY VALLEY – Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School voters today authorized the school board, 119-83, to negotiate with a Boston developer, Omni Navitas, to build a solar farm on 25 acres near the high school.
“I thought it was going to be a close vote,” Supt. of Schools TheriJo Climenhaga said a few minutes ago. “I’m pleased with the overall outcome.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 1
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. CGP Students present “Listen to Everyone”, using oral history recordings with the aged. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call Karen Cadwalader 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
TABLET TALK – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Bring questions about your tablet and find the answers with the group. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 17
READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Christine Kitano, author of 2 poetry collection including “Who You: The Issei” a collection of oral histories about first generation immigrants in Hawai’i, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp
ART STUDIO – 3:30 p.m. Young artists and their families are invited to explore basic art techniques, from acrylics to water colors. All welcome. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 3
HISTORY DISCUSSION – 7 – 8 p.m. Historian Wayne Write, of GOHS, discusses the Central New York Fair in Oneonta (1873-1926) which was the second largest fair in the state. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
BOOK SIGNING – 6 – 7 p.m. Jen Bokal returns to the Book Store to sign her latest novel “Her Rocky Mountain Defender.” The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 2
VOTING RIGHTS PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Public is invited to history program, “Votes for Women” by Ashley Hopkins-Benton and Jennifer LeMak from the NYS Museum. Offers a sneak peak at the upcoming exhibit marking the centennial of womens suffrage. Christ Church Parish Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, Cindy Falk firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN’S GATHERING – 5 p.m. Follow up gathering and potluck dinner to discuss issues and further action. Open to ALL supporters of the Women’s March Movement. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, email@example.com
YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. Roundhouse Indoor Golf, 174 Roundhouse Rd., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16
MEETING – 7 p.m. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, “The Origin of the Names of the Roads in the Town of Otsego” presented by Sherlee Rathbone. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 811 Cty. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Info, fcahs.org
SENIOR DINNER – 4-6 p.m. Student Coucil hosting dinner for senior citizens. Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School Cafeteria, 597 Co Rd 54, Cherry Valley. Info, Laura Carson, (607) 264-9332 ext. 501, www.cvscs.org.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-6 p.m. Pack a shoebox with items that will bring joy to children as they are delivered around the world. Collection point at Main St. Baptist Church, corner of Main and Maple Sts., Oneonta. Info, @ www.msbchurch.org/occ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)432-5712