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HALLOWEEN

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 10-31-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Happy Halloween!

ONEONTA PARADE – 5 p.m. Bring the kids in their scariest, prettiest, or even weirdest costumes for the Oneonta Parade. Parade begins at 6 p.m. Line up is at 5 p.m. on Elm Street, Oneonta. Visit destinationoneonta.com

COOPERSTOWN PARADE – 5 p.m. The gremlins, ghouls, fairies, and ghosties and everything in between take over the town for a fun parade down Main Street, Cooperstown.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 10-30-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Coop Loop Halloween Costume Run

COOP LOOP – 1 p.m. Fun 5K/10K race on moderately difficult course through scenic Cooperstown. Will include prizes for children and adults for costumes in categories Scariest, Funniest, Best Group, Most Creative, & Best Overall. Cost, $30/adult for the 5K. Begins & ends at The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. (607) 547-2800, ext. 111 or visit clarksportscenter.com/events/2022-coop-loop-5k-10k-race/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 10-29-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Tick Or Treat
Through Sleepy Hollow!

TRICK OR TREAT – 1 – 4 p.m. Bring the kids for a Sleepy Hollow themed trick or treat through the Historic Village. Meet the headless horseman and Ichabod Crane from the classic tale and enjoy readings in the School house at 1:15, 2:15, & 3:15. Admission is free to children and accomanpying adults with donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. (607) 547-1450 or visit farmersmuseum.org

WWII Greek Resistance Celebrated Shipboard with Oxi Day Program

WWII Greek Resistance Celebrated
Shipboard with Oxi Day Program

The USS Slater is open for tours and trick or treating this weekend. (Photo provided)

On Friday, October 28, millions around the world will commemorate Oxi (pronounced ō-hē) Day, honoring Greece’s courageous resistance during World War II. The day will be remembered by USS Slater and the Capital Region’s Hellenic Community with a brief program beginning at 10 a.m. aboard the ship, which is located in Downtown Albany at the intersection of Broadway and Quay streets.

In 1940, Mussolini delivered an ultimatum to Greece’s prime minister demanding the entry of the Italian army and the occupation of Greek territory. The prime minister refused, and the response was quickly echoed by the people of Athens as “oxi,” meaning “no.”

Ready for Trick or Treating!

Ready for Trick or Treating!

The Railroad Inn on Railroad Avenue in Cooperstown has gone all out for Halloween… This skeleton is over 12 feet tall, and baby skeletons scale the entrance to the inn. (Tara Barnwell/AllOtsego.com)

Editorial BOO!
Editorial

BOO!

In 1959 Louis C. Jones, a celebrated folklorist who was at the time director of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, published “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” a compendium of stories about ghosts who roamed New York State and beyond. “It is a great privilege to live in a town which the dead have not deserted,” he writes. “Walk the streets of Cooperstown…on a moonlight night and [you will see] a village where the enchantment of death is a warm and friendly quality.”

River Street is a pretty good start. At its juncture with Main, under a giant pine tree, stands Pomeroy Place, where Ann Cooper Pomeroy came back long after her death in 1870. Just up the hill is Greencrest, where the portrait of Jane Storrs Cooper Worthington (1843-1863) has once again been removed from the main staircase. While its occasional removal in the past has scared up a great deal of physical commotion in the house, now at last the house is quiet.

In Memoraim Carol Ann Sautin Gorsin, 82 April 29, 1939 – March 31, 2022

In Memoraim

Carol A. S. Gorsin, 82

April 29, 1939 – March 31, 2022

Carol A. S. Gorsin

COOPERSTOWN – Carol Ann Sautin Gorsin, a longtime resident of Cobleskill and Cooperstown, New York, Lansdowne, Ontario and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, a well-loved wife, mother and school teacher, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2022 at the Regency Elderly Care in Edgewater, Florida.  Carol was 82.

Born Carol Ann Sautin on April 29, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Julius Sautin and Ann R. Sautin (Corso).  She grew up in Brooklyn surrounded by her extended maternal family.  She attended Saint Angela Hall, graduating in 1955.  Growing up, she summered in Howes Cave, New York with her paternal grandmother.  During these summer visits she met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Gorsin, a longtime resident of Cobleskill.  On September 29, 1957 they were married and settled in Cobleskill to work and raise their family.

While raising her two children and tending to her household she attended SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Oneonta where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Early Education.  In 1970 she began teaching 6th grade science at Cobleskill Central School and continued, even after relocating to Cooperstown in 1973, until her early retirement in December 1986.  Her innovative, creative teaching style and enthusiasm for a secure, upbeat and comfortable learning environment made her an invaluable educator and grade 6 team member.  She was considered a favorite teacher amongst her students whom still remember having her as their teacher to this day!  Her favorite holiday was Halloween where she would dress up, along with her fellow teachers, for her students and then visit Dick at his bank to entertain the workers and customers alike!

In Memoriam Margaret J.D. Yerdon, 93 April 22, 1928 – January 18, 2022

In Memoriam

Margaret J. D. Yerdon, 93

April 22, 1928 – January 18, 2022

Margaret J. D. Yerdon

Harris is rejoicing because he has Margaret to dance with again,  while her family here is left feeling the loss.  Margaret Jane Dubben Yerdon was reunited with Harris on January 18, 2022  at the age of 93,  when she passed away at the home of her daughter.   Margaret was born, the first of four daughters to the late George and Dorothy (Green) Dubben on April 22, 1928 in Cooperstown, NY.  She was raised on the family farm in Middlefield. She first attended school in the Middlefield School House and graduated from Cherry Valley Central School, Class of 1946.  Following graduation Margaret attend Oneonta Teachers College and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 1950. On January 27, 1952 she married Harris, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cherry Valley.  Margaret retired in 1997 from Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School after teaching (Elementary and Remedial Reading) for 45 years where she was involved with student teachers, the Cherry Valley-Springfield School merger study in 1985, served as the CV-S Elementary Coordinator, and PARP Coordinator.  For many years Margaret sold tickets at basketball games on Tuesday and Friday nights.  Following her retirement Margaret continued to enjoy social events, her grandchildren’s events and gardening at her home . Her flower and vegetable gardens received much attention and garden produce was properly preserved.  Her pickles were the best.

Those who were in Cherry Valley on Halloween will always remember the Main Street Witch, which Margaret enjoyed playing for 50+ years.  Generations always made a point to stop in at her house to see Mrs. Yerdon.

Parade Packs Main Street Cooperstown

Halloween Parade Packs
Main Street Cooperstown

Members of the Cooperstown High School Band marched down Main Street at the front of this years parade, performing a rendition of the ‘Jaws’ Theme. Front is Band Director Kerri Hogle followed by Margaret Kaffo, Saxophone, Cate Bohler, Trumpet, Ava Lesko, Trumpet, Lily Shanker, Trombone, Elizabeth Hughes, Trombone, Tara Phillips, Saxophone, Oliver Wasson, Trumpet, Finn Morgan, Bass, Chris Savoie, Snare Drum, and Henry LeCates on the Tuba.

Trick or Treating was already underway on Main Street Cooperstown when the Halloween Parade kicked off at 5 p.m. Lead by a police car the first down the street were members of the Cooperstown High School Band performing a rendition of horror classic ‘Jaws’ theme, their first performance since winter 2019. Following them was an absolute hoard of children and parents which filled the street with everything from Princesses and goblins to post office boxes and garden soil.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Downtown Trick Or Virtual Tour 10-30-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

Downtown Trick Or Treat & Virtual Tour

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TRICK OR TREAT – Noon. Kids are invited to join Destination Oneonta to trick or treat at participating businesses and then be wowed by the Ghoulies and Ghosties of the Halloween Parade. Main Street, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

 

VIRTUAL TOUR – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Get the family together to explore the exhibit ‘Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur.’ See original illustrations spanning the career of Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur Adventure Book series which became the popular television show ‘Arthur.’ See his pencil drawings, learn about the storyboarding process, and see clips from an interview. Free, registration required. Suggested donation, $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Jack-O-Lanterns in Huntington Park 10-29-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

Jack-O-Lanterns in Huntington Park

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PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take a stroll through the park, lit by Jack-O-Lanterns on the Friday before Halloween. Admire the creativity of your neighbors and vote on your favorite. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 5 p.m. The theme this year is ‘your favorite spooky story.’ Participants receive prizes for the People’s Choice Award and the best pumpkin that fits this the theme, and a chance to win a $50 gift card. You can also request a free pumpkin to carve and display in the park. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

The Cooperstown Halloween parade

Photo credit: Thisiscooperstown.com

The Cooperstown Halloween parade

By PATRICK DEWEY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Whether in person or virtual, creepy or not, Otsego County has several events lined up for Halloween weekend 2021. So, get ready to activate your inner ghost or goblin and have Halloween fun your way with these events.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Explore Folk Art After Dark 10-20-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Explore Folk Art After Dark

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ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk & fine art by Lantern Light with guides. Learn some of the mysterious, melancholy, untold stories behind the pieces & discover secrets with ultra-violet light. Limited to 10/tour. Cost, $15/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Alleged Halloween party stabber appears in court

Alleged Halloween party stabber appears in court

By KEVIN LIMITI• Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Public defender Brett Cowen, left, defends Richard Gantt on Monday, May 24, in Otsego County Court in Cooperstown. (Kevin Limiti/AllOtsego).

COOPERSTOWN  – An Oneonta man, whose violent altercation in Unadilla ended in a stabbing and the victim having to be taken by helicopter to a medical facility, appeared in Otsego County court Monday, May 24, to face charges of assault in the first and second degree.

Richard Gantt voluntarily agreed to be interviewed by state police, according to testimony.

“I was called because it was a serious case,” Jeremy Hicks, investigator for the New York State Police, said via video in the courtroom.

The confrontation which led to the stabbing occurred on Sunday, Oct, 18, 2020, at a Halloween party, with Logan Kabana of Oneonta.

Gantt, who is Black, claimed during the police interview that Kabana had made racial remarks, leading to the fight.

However, Kabana said during the proceedings, that he had been hanging out with Gantt and did a shot with him when he made a remark that somebody who was hanging out near the fire pit was a serial killer and was going to get Gantt. This allegedly caused Gantt to fly into a rage and resulted in Kabana being assaulted and stabbed.

The next day, Kabana picked out Gantt from a photo array and police sought out Gantt’s girlfriend, who works at Springbrook, and eventually got him to come down to the state police barracks in Oneonta, where he was read his Miranda rights.

Lambert at one point warned an observer in the courtroom, who was shaking their head demonstrably in reaction to an overruled objection, to no longer do that or they would be removed from the courtroom.

There was no return court appearance set, but Lambert predicted they would convene again in about a month.

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