COOPERSTOWN – A “prism effort” from sunlight filtering through display bottles at the Cooperstown Beverage Exchange set off a smoke alarm and brought Cooperstown volunteer firefighters to the Cooperstown Beverage Exchange early Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Jim Tallman.
“The decanters acted like a prism,” said Tallman. “They were on top of cardboard boxes, and over time, that prism effect caused the boxes to degrade” and begin smoldering.
To applause, Democratic County Chairman Aimee Swan, standing at center, introduces city, town and county candidates from across Otsego County seeking office in the Nov. 5 local elections at a kick-off rally now underway at the Beverage Exchange in downtown Coopertown. (In the foreground are Oneonta Democrats Rick Pavlick, right, and Kate O’Donnell, left.) At right, Jill Basile, county rep candidate from District 14, Oneonta, attending with husband Vinnie, acknowledges applause. Inset at left is Brian Flynn, who won Otsego County in the 19th District Congressional Primary in 2018 (Antonio Delgado won the general election), who attended to rally his party’s grassroots. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Fireworks at 10. Ring out 2018 with pizza party before parade down Main St. Ring in 2019 with performances by Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra. Free admission. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit firstnightoneonta.com
3-D PRINTING – 10-11:30 a.m. Design a keepsake heart box for someone special. Fee based on weight Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. The Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/
FUNDRAISER – 7 p.m. Live music will be performed. The public may donate for the opportunity to perform. Donations go to the Cooperstown Lion’s Club fund to support area residents to lessen financial stress. Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/Melsat22/