COOPERSTOWN – Raising more than $75,000 in donations as part of the Staffworks “Save a Life” campaign, the Susquehanna Animal Shelter was one of the top performers of the fund drive, receiving an additional $10,000 towards their capital project on top of the $10,000 in matching funding for a total of $95,949.
By PATRICK WAGER • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – The village Planning Board this afternoon set a public hearing for 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Village Hall on the proposed placement of a T-Mobile installation on the roof of the Main Street Key Bank building.
At today’s meeting, discussion covered the same issues reviewed by the Zoning Board of Appeals last.
ONEONTA – As much as 20 inches of snow could fall on Otsego County this weekend, according to Accuweather.
The strong snowstorm is predicted to start in the Midwest and sweep up central Pennsylvania and into central New York by Thursday or Friday. Though snow will start on Friday and continue on Saturday, the majority of the snow will fall on Sunday. Snow is also predicted through the rest of next week.
Weather services such as weather.com are cautioning that predictions could change, with the snowstorm not being as severe as currently predicted.
COOPERSTOWN – CCS grad Bobby Walker, now a student at SUNY Albany, is running for state chairman of the New York Federation of College Republicans.
A Cooperstown native, founder of the Otsego County Young Republicans, and recently director of social media for Republican Marc Molinaro’s gubernatorial, race, he has served the federal as executive director, and is running on the Restore NYFCR ticket.
COOPERSTOWN – Sandee Hillman Alpern, 71, a spinner, weaver and potter, as well as Cooperstown Elementary teacher, passed away this morning, Jan. 10, 2019, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Oneonta. She had lived in Cooperstown since 1976.
COOPERSTOWN – Snow and slippery roads caused 30 car accidents overnight throughout the county, according to Robert O’Brien, Director of E-911 Communications.
Though no serious injuries were reported, O’Brien said that Fire and EMS teams responded to seven of the motor vehicle accidents.
Flurries are expected today, but no accumulation, according to the National Weather Service.
Margaret McGown, Mark Zeek Ran
Cooperstown Company For 38 Years
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Owners Margaret McGown and Mark Zeek today announced the sale of Cooperstown Medical Transport to AMR (American Medical Response), which employs 28,000 emergency medical personnel in 40 states and Washington, D.C.
An asset-purchase agreement has been signed, and the sale is expected to be complete by the end of March, pending final approval by the Susquehanna Regional EMS Council, covering Chenango County, and the Adirondack/Appalachian EMS council, which covers Otsego and Delaware counties.
In a press release, AMR said it will transition employees and customers to the new entity between now and then.
COOPERSTOWN – M.E. “Betsy” Hayes, 70, Toddsville, long active in public health initiatives, and most recently in the news as president of the Centers at Cooperstown (former Focus) Family Council, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, from complications of a recent illness.
Born in Plainfield, N.J., Betsy cherished the memories of her early childhood in the South Jersey town of Delanco, moved to metropolitan Cranford, N.J., in middle school, and obtained a BSN degree from Keuka College.
COLUMBUS – Doris Irene Clapp, 74, Town of Columbus, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, at her home. Survivors include a daughter in Cooperstown.
Doris was born on July 25, 1944 in Delhi, the daughter of Halbert and Hazel (Oliver) Davis. Her childhood was spent in the New Berlin area where she attended New Berlin Central School.