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GREY MATTERS: With ‘Green Light’ In Force, ICE Poster A Provocation

LETTER from GREY MATTERS

With ‘Green Light’ In Force,

ICE Poster A Provocation

To the Editor:

Prominently displayed next to each of three cashier window signs at the Otsego County Department of Motor Vehicle office in Oneonta that explain how the new “Green Light” Law will be implemented in Otsego County are signs proclaiming the phone number of the ICE Tip Line.

At the Cooperstown DMV office, there is an ICE Tip Line sign on the entrance door and there is another inside. This signage is suggesting that Otsego County residents doing business with DMV “spy” on others – OTHERS being the operative word – who are exercising their legal right to apply for a driver’s license.

New York State’s “Green Light” Law means that undocumented immigrants can once again obtain drivers’ licenses, a right that they had until 2001.

They have to pass the same test that all residents must pass, rather than drive on our state’s roads unlicensed. No one in Otsego County, or any other county in New York, must face harassment when at the DMV.

We call upon the Otsego County DMV to remove these intimidating signs immediately!

MARY BREUNINGER
IRENE MORRISSEY
MARGARET PARISH
Grey Matters Social Action Group
First United Methodist Church
A Sanctuary Church
Oneonta

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

Play Pong With Friends, At Mel’s

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PONG TOURNAMENT – 6-9 p.m. Mel’s at 22, 22 Chestnut St, Cooperstown.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

ICE SKATING – 3-7 p.m. Badger Park, Cooperstown.

GAGA BALL – 3:30-5 p.m. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

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