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David Kent

Library To Launch Book Group

Library To Launch Book Group

The Village Library of Cooperstown has started a new book group.

The Village Library of Cooperstown has begun a new book group.

The group will have its first meeting Thursday, May 27. The first selection will be “The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Year Old” by Hendrik Groen. The program is being started by new librarian Heather Urtz, with help from her previous employer, the Mid York Library System.

Urtz started in her new role Wednesday, April 21. She replaces David Kent, who retired earlier in the year.

Cooperstown Library Seeks New Director

Cooperstown Library

Seeking New Director 

Veteran David Kent Plans To Retire

David Kent

COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Village Library is seeking a “chief visionary and leader” to succeed David Kent, who is retiring after 22 years as director of the library at 22 Main St.

The library board hopes to have a new director in place by this spring, according to the announcement on the library Facebook page.

Kent originally moved to Cooperstown from Palo Alto, Calif., he told mediashift.com, to be near the National Baseball Hall of Fame library.  Instead of joining the Hall, he got a job in the local library, eventually rising to director on his predecessor’s retirement.

David H. Kent, 63; Edmeston Central Head Bus Mechanic

IN MEMORIAM: David H. Kent, 63;

Edmeston Central Head Bus Mechanic

EDMESTON – David Hunter Kent, 63, who retired as head mechanic at Edmeston Central School’s bus garage, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday August 1, 2017.

Dave was born on May 11, 1954, in Cooperstown, the son of the late John and Isabella Brand Kent. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Genevieve Kent Waller, a brother-in-law William Nevil, and parents-in-law Joe and Joan Seifried.

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