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SQSPCA Celebrates Grads With ‘$20.20’ Pet Adoptions

SQSPCA Celebrates Grads

With ‘$20.20’ Pet Adoptions

COOPERSTOWN – In celebration of new grads, the Susquehanna SPCA is offering adoption fees for all cats and dogs up to six years old at just $20.20, through Saturday, June 27.

“The SQSPCA is celebrating our dogs and cats as they, too, prepare to move into the next phase of their lives,” the shelter wrote in a press release. “Some of the shelter’s adoptable pets are looking to join the workforce as a mouser in the home, or as an expert snuggler on the couch. Others hope to expand their knowledge through training and ‘hands-on’ learning.”

79 Banners Rising Along Main Street


79 Banners Rising

Along Main Street

At this hour, volunteers Rose Crane, right, and Nancy Potter, in top photo, hoist banners along Main Street, one for each of the 79 members of the Cooperstown Central School Class of 2020, who are graduating on June 28 in three separate ceremonies on the high school’s sports fields.  Mike Donnelly, inset, one of the organizers along with wife Colleen and CCS school board member Wendy Kiuber, said there are enough light poles on Main Street, plus a few on Pioneer, to accommodate each of the 79 graduates on the congratulatory banners.  (Jim Kevlin/

SUNY Oneonta Will Host 2020 Graduation In August

SUNY Oneonta Will Host

2020 Graduation In August

President Says: Let’s Celebrate Achievement!

ONEONTA – More than 1,000 seniors will return to SUNY Oneonta in this summer to receive their degrees at a belated commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29.

Three ceremonies will be at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. in the Alumni Field House.

“Especially now, against a backdrop of adversity and change, it is vital to remember and celebrate all that we are achieving,” said President Barbara Jean Morris. “I look forward to welcoming members of the Class of 2020 back to campus and congratulating each of them in person this summer.”

Larry Walker Stops By Fergie Jenkins At Hall


Larry Walker Stops By

Fergie Jenkins At Hall

Larry Walker, only the second Canadian to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, pauses a few minutes ago at Ferguson Jenkins‘ plaque. Fergie, until now the first Canadian in the U.S. Hall, was inducted in 1991, after joining the Canadian Hall in 1987. Walker will be on the stage next to the Clark Sports Center this July 26 during Induction Weekend, when he will be inducted along with Derek Jeter. He was the first member of this year’s class to go through the standard Hall orientation. (Jim Kevlin/
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