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In Memoriam Arnold L. McLean Jr., 61 March 13, 1961 – May 10, 2022

In Memoriam

Arnold L. McLean Jr., 61

March 13, 1961 – May 10, 2022

Arnold L. McLean Jr.

COOPERSTOWN – Arnold “Arnie” L McLean Jr, 61, died unexpectedly, at his home Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

He was born March 13, 1961 in New Berlin, NY to Arnold “Cork” and Dorothy “Dot” McLean.

He was a friend to all and will be missed for his exceptional sense of humor, as well as his willingness to help anyone in need.  He lived life with a strong determination, overcoming many health obstacles to the amazement of his physicians.

A lifelong resident of Otsego County, he first worked with his Dad at Phillips Lumber Company in Hartwick, helped with the family logging business and worked with many area contractors before starting his own excavating business known as ARNIE’S MINI EXCAVATOR in 1999.

In Memoriam Linda J. Hall, 85 Dec. 31, 1936 – Jan. 31, 2022

In Memoriam

Linda J. Hall, 85

Dec. 31, 1936 – Jan. 31, 2022

Linda J. Hall

JEFFERSON – Linda J. Hall, a native of Cooperstown who resided for many years in Jefferson, passed away in the late hours of Monday, January 31, 2022.

Born December 31, 1936, in Cooperstown, she was a daughter of Loren C. Lee, Sr. and Florence M. (Bresee) Lee.

Linda was passionate about a great many things, of course first and foremost her family.

She also really loved cars and always drove them way too fast.  She had an uncanny knack while driving at full speed of spotting deer and squirrels at the side of the road before harm could come to them or her.

She loved all kinds of music, especially Rock and Roll, and always played it way too loud.

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

54 Gravestones Down In Hartwick Cemetery

54 Gravestones Down

In Hartwick Cemetery

The Hartwick Cemetery, between Wells Avenue and Route 205 at the north end of Hartwick hamlet, was a busy place tonight, as the community came out to inspect damage from a gravestone-toppling spree sometime between sundown Tuesday and sunrise today.   In all, 54 stones were reported toppled.  The good news, if there is any, is that few stones were actually broken, except a few older ones like the one in the lower right.  Many people remarked on their favorite gravestone, notably the stone tree trunk across the top, part of a grove of tree trunks.  With some muscle and backhoe sling, most of the stones can be set upright again.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Hartwick Cemetery, between Wells Avenue and Route 205 at the north end of Hartwick hamlet, was a busy place tonight, as the community came out to inspect damage from a gravestone-toppling spree sometime between sundown Tuesday and sunrise today. In all, 54 stones were reported toppled. The good news, if there is any, is that few stones were actually broken, except a few older ones like the one in the lower right. With some muscle and a backhoe sling, most of the stones can be set upright again.  Many people remarked on their favorite gravestone, notably the stone tree trunk across the top, part of a grove of stone stumps, and resting place of an extended family.  Many early local names – Richards, Balcom, Alger – were inscribed on the fallen markers.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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