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Davenport News

Margaret Finch, 81; Lived In Oneonta Area All Her Life

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Finch, 81;

Lived In Oneonta Area All Her Life

DAVENPORT – Margaret R.  Finch, 81, a lifelong resident of the Oneonta area, passed away Monday, June 12, 2018, in Cooperstown.

Margaret married Joel on July 3, 1953, and in addition to raising five children, she spent over 20 years working for the Fox Hospital Food Service Department, retiring in 2010. She and Joel also resided in Florida for over 10 years.

Eric J. Merwin, 20, Davenport; Soldier Dies In Motorcycle Crash
IN MEMORIAM

Eric J. Merwin, 20, Davenport;

Soldier Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Eric J. Merwin

DAVENPORT – Eric James Merwin, 20, of Davenport, died suddenly May 13, 2018, as the result of a motorcycle crash in El Paso, Texas, where he was stationed in the Army at Fort Bliss.

He was born Jan. 28, 1998, in Oneonta.  Eric attended the Northern Catskills Occupational Center in Grand Gorge and was a 2016 graduate of Charlotte Valley Central School. A private, he was assigned to the 2-13 Calvary Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss.

Two Arrested For Making Threats Against Schools

Two Arrested For Making

Threats Against Schools

O’Day

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

FRANKLIN – A 21 year old man was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against Franklin Central School, just days after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. left 17 dead.

Aiden M. O’Day, Otego, was arrested by State Police Sunday, Feb. 18 after he allegedly made terroristic threats against Franklin Central School. Day was arrested without incident, and the investigation determined that there was no danger to the school or public.  O’Day was arraigned in the Otego Town Court and remanded to the Otego County Jail.

We cooperated with law enforcement during the investigation, and we are grateful to the New York State Police for the swift action in making the arrest,” wrote Superintendent Brad Zillox. “Please know that the district is taking any threat seriously and will not hesitate to take action as needed. We ask that everyone be extremely mindful and cautious regarding their comments and/or communications.”

IN MEMORIAM: Kiley J. and Cody E. Sullivan, Victims of Davenport Fire
IN MEMORIAM

Kiley and Cody Sullivan,

Victims of Davenport Fire

Kiley and Cody Sullivan

DAVENPORT – Kiley J. and Cody E. Sullivan passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 9, 2018, at their home in East Meredith, following injuries sustained in a tragic structure fire. Kiley was 3; Cody was 1.

They are survived by their parents Adrian Beares and Carmen Sullivan; brother Anthony Sullivan; niece Raelynn Sullivan; grandparents Paulette and Paul Reynolds; great-grandparents Jim and Susan Evans, Loretta  Vitalie; aunts and uncles, Steven Reynolds, Mark and Beth Reynolds and Rosa, and several other family members.

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