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Cooperstown All Star Village

Week By Week, All-Star Village Will Chart 2020
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HOMETOWN ONEONTA, FREEMAN’S JOURNAL

Week By Week,

All-Star Village

Will Chart 2020

WEST ONEONTA – Marty Patton, owner of Cooperstown All-Star Village, today announced the youth-baseball park has put together a flexible plan that may allow it to function through the 2020 season.

“We have decided to make a decision regarding the 2020 tournament… four weeks in advance of each week,” Patton wrote in a public letter.  Players’ families and coaches will then be advised if the tournaments will happen the weeks they are registered.

At All-Star Village, No Closing Planned – At Least For Now

TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN SAYS:

At All-Star Village,

No Closing Planned

– At Least For Now

Marty Patton

COOPERSTOWN – County Emergency Task Force chairman Allen Ruffles today said he has been assured by Marty Patton, owner of Cooperstown All-Star Village in West Oneonta, that there are no plans to cancel the summer season, at least for now.

All-Star Village – as well at Coopertown Dreams Park in Hartwick Seminary, which Friday announced it is cancelling it 2020 season – together fuel the county’s youth-baseball camp sector, which together inject millions of dollars annually into the local economy.

Baseball Camps Open Tomorrow

FAMILIES ARRIVE TODAY

Baseball Camps

Open Tomorrow

At noontime today, Maskot’s, across Route 28 from Dream Park’s entrance in Hartwick Seminary, had a full parking lot, and servers, from left, Josie Furnari, Cooperstown, and Ally Baker and Leeza Shultz, both of Oneonta, were greeting customers.  That’s because Dreams Park and Cooperstown All-Star Village players and their families are arriving today, in anticipation of Saturday’s 7:30 a.m. opening ceremonies.  By summer’s end, some 200,000 will be attracted by the youth baseball parks alone.  Inset left, Wood Bat Factory manager Chrissie Bridger adds orange highlights to the store’s sign, among businesspeople on Otsego County’s “baseball strip” adding highlights at the season begins.  License plates were spotted from Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  (Thomas Rhodes & Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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AND COOPERSTOWN ALL-STAR VILLAGE

All Star Village Hosts Republican Meet And Greet

All Star Village Hosts

Republican Meet, Greet

Martin Patton, owner of Cooperstown All Star Village, enjoys conversation with Al Colone and John Salka, who is running against Bil McGee for Assemblyman of the 121st district. Salka appeared as part of a Meet the Candidates event hosted by the All Star Village, where area residents could enjoy food, conversation and fireworks with the nominees. Also in attendance was Randy Mowers, who is running for Town Council against Michael Stolzer. John Faso, who is running for congress against Zephyr Teachout, was unable to attend the event, but was in town earlier where he received the endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Martin Patton, owner of Cooperstown All Star Village in West Oneonta, chats with Al Colone, center, and John Salka, who is running against Bill Magee for assemblyman in the 121st District, which includes most of Otsego County.  Salka, and Randy Mowers, who is running for Oneonta Town Board against Democratic incumbent Michael Stolzer, were at a Republican Meet the Candidates’ event, hosted Thursday evening by the All Star Village, that  where area residents could enjoy food, conversation and fireworks with the nominees. John Faso, who is running for congress against Zephyr Teachout, was unable to attend, but was in town earlier in the day to receive the endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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