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cooptoberfest

Cooperstown Link To Tragedy Where 17 Died Is Unclear

Cooperstown Link

To Tragedy Where

20 Died Is Unclear

Times Reports Fatal Limo Headed Here;

Perhaps Cooptoberfest Was Destination

By JIM KEVLIN & LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN –  Cooperstown, and perhaps Brewery Ommegang, are being reported in the national media as the destination of the limousine that crashed Saturday afternoon in Schoharie County, killing the 18 passengers, plus two people standing nearby.

The New York Times is quoting the aunt of a victim who said the riders in the limousine were heading toward a birthday party at “a Cooperstown brewery.”   CNN is reporting the brewery was Ommegang.

However, there are two other breweries in the Cooperstown area, and Eat Drink Cooperstown, the beer-tasting culmination of the fifth annual Cooptoberfest, was also underway that afternoon.

Cooptoberfest Fans Undeterred By Rain

Cooptoberfest Fans

Undeterred By Rain

Despite an occasional bit of rain, Cooptoberfest enthusiasts are packing Main Street for the annual Columbus Day fun fest. They include Stefania Aguzzi of Hartwick, holding son Gregory. The street festival ends at 4, when the beer-tasting portion gets underway. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Coop On Tap Moved Into Doubleday Lot

Coop On Tap Moved

Into Doubleday Lot

With the $1.2 million reconstruction of Pioneer Street expected to be in full swing by Cooptoberfest, village trustees last night reviewed and approved this map, shifting Cooperstown On Tap, the beer-tasting part of the annual street festival, to the southeast corner of the Doubleday Field Parking Lot, marked in dark green.  That event, sponsored by Town Square Media, is 4-8 p.m. Oct. 7, the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend.  The street fair itself, starting at 10 a.m., will be on Main Street, marked in orange, as it has in the past.  The rest of the Doubleday lot will remain open for parking, as recommended by Police Chief Mike Covert.
Cooptoberfest In Full Swing

Cooptoberfest In Full Swing

Cooptober Fest was filled with children's activities including bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, painting, train rides and more! Here, Bijal Patel, top, Cooperstown watches her daughter Maya, niece Arya, daughter Mira and niece Avni paint pumpkins at the Cooperstown Lions Club tent. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The annual Cooptober Fest was filled with children’s activities including bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, painting, train rides and more! Here, Bijal Patel, top, Cooperstown watches her daughter Maya, niece Arya, daughter Mira and niece Avni paint pumpkins at the Cooperstown Lions Club tent. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cooptoberfest Draws Crowd; Cooperstown On Tap Follows

Cooptoberfest Draws Crowd;

Cooperstown On Tap Follows

The first Cooptoberfest filled Main Street, Cooperstown, today, drawn by family-friendly fun, games and food. Walking toward the camera are the Savoie family, dad Ben, mom Jacqueline and sons Nate and Christopher. At 4 p.m., the celebration transforms into Cooperstown On Tap, a Brewery Ommegang-sponsored celebration of food and beverages. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The first Cooptoberfest filled Main Street, Cooperstown, today, drawn by family-friendly fun, games and food. Walking toward the camera are the Savoie family, dad Ben, mom Jacqueline and sons Nate and Christopher. At 4 p.m., the celebration transforms into Cooperstown On Tap, a Brewery Ommegang-sponsored celebration of food and beverages. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
A big inflatable slide was one of Cooptoberfest's popular attractions, experienced here by, from left, Bella Jones, Riley Jubar and Chris Vuolo.
A big inflatable slide was one of Cooptoberfest’s popular attractions, experienced here by, from left, Bella Jones, Riley Jubar and Chris Vuolo.
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