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Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.

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Edgar ‘Perry’ Pope, 90; Served In World War II, Korean Conflict

IN MEMORIAM: Edgar ‘Perry’ Pope, 90;

Served In World War II, Korean Conflict

NEW BERLIN – Edmeston native and veterans of World War II and Korea, Edgar “Perry” Pope, 90, of South New Berlin, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Born in Edmeston, Perry was the son of Edward and Nillie (Green) Pope.  He married Gladys Mudge on May, 18 1959, in Oneonta.

Helen Forrest, 72; Cook At SUNY Oneonta, Lake Front

IN MEMORIAM: Helen Forrest, 72;

Cook At SUNY Oneonta, Lake Front

MARYLAND – Helen June Collar Forrest, 72, Town of Maryland, a cook in local restaurants and institutions, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 19, 2017, with family by her side at Bassett Hospital.

She was born June 15, 1945, in Oneonta, a daughter of Howard R. and Marlynn (Lints) Collar.

A graduate of Edmeston Central School, Helen was employed throughout most of her life as a cook in the food service industry. Through the years she worked at Robynwood and for SUNY Oneonta, as well as at the Lake Front Restaurant in Cooperstown.

GOP Endorses Ruffles As County Treasurer

GOP Endorses Ruffles

As County Treasurer

Democrat Crowell Supports His Deputy, Too

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to

Allen Ruffles, right, when County Treasurer Dan Crowell announced his appointment as deputy treasurer last August. ( photo)

MILFORD – The Otsego County Republican Committee over the weekend unanimously endorsed Allen Ruffles, Democratic treasurer Dan Crowell’s deputy, for county treasurer.

“We are very pleased to have a candidate of this caliber,” said GOP County Chair Vince Casale.  “Allen’s experience is second to none. He will be a great candidate and certainly a tremendous asset to our county as our treasurer.”

The endorsement, made at a Saturday morning meeting at The Elm Inn, means Ruffles’ name will appear on the Republican ballot line in November.

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