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Laurens

Hit-and-run driver arrested after Laurens bicyclist dies from accident

Hit-and-run
driver arrested after
Laurens bicyclist
dies from accident

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

A Mount Vision man was arrested Saturday, July 3, for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident that killed a Laurens bicyclist.

Michael Goodspeed, 32, is charged with second degree vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident, according to a New York State trooper press release.

The bicyclist, Michael Vargas, 37, was hit on state Route 205, near the intersection of Timer Road.

Community action group beautifies Laurens Town Hall
Flowers and an American flag we part of the beautification of  Laurens Town Hall. (Contributed).

Community action group
beautifies Laurens Town Hall

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

A group of volunteers called “Laurens Together” met Sunday, June 27, to beautify Town Hall in Laurens, according to a media release.

With donated flowers from the Mount Vision Garden Center, the volunteers set about laying down flowers at the town hall.

“We want to show people what this group is about, which is caring about our community,” said Peggy Liddle, chair of Laurens Together, in the press release.  “We hope that as we do more projects like this, more people will join us.”

The group also hopes to tidy up Doris I. Schlee Park, along with the parking area.

Primary elections to be held

Primary elections to be held

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Primary elections will be held in several Otsego County towns Tuesday, June 22, with early voting open this week.

Go to https://www.otsego- county.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for more information.

Here is a list of local primary elections:

Democratic Otsego County Representative, District 3(Laurens, Otego)
Caitlin Ogden
Jared Nepa
Republican Town of Hartwick Supervisor
Bryan F. LoRusso
Robert J. O’Brien
Councilman (Two)
Christopher Briggs
Jonathan Horth
Cindy Carr
Bruce Markusen
Superintendent of Highways
Frederick Koffer
Jerry Wood
Member of County Committee, Hartwick 1 (Two)
Robert J. O’Brien
Frederick Koffer
Christopher Briggs

Town of Laurens

Member of County Committee, Laurens 1 (Two)
Traci Dilello
Debra Balantic
Phil Balantic
Member of County Committee, Laurens 2 (Two)
Patricia Brockway
Michelle Buccheri
Jonathan S Chambers

Town of Maryland

Councilman (Two)
Renee Gaston
Jason Knapp
Ken Williams
Member of County Committee, Maryland 1 (Two)
Kyle Imperato
Jennifer Mickle
Ken Williams

Town of Milford

Town Justice (Two)
Matthew Kane
Deborah A. McMullen
Joanne Andela

Town of Oneonta

Supervisor
Randal Mowers
Teresa DeSantis
Town of Otego
Clerk/Collector
Patricia Hurlburt
Terri L. Horan

Councilman (Two)
Jimmy Hamm II
Vicki Salisbury-Hoyle
Royce Livingston

Member of County Committee, Otego 2 (Two)
James Salisbury
Bob Fernandez
Arlene Salisbury

Town of Richfield

Supervisor
Dan Sullivan
Nick Palevsky
Councilman (Two)
Larry Frigault
Rex A. Seamon
Isaac Ames
Superintendent of Highways
Tim Proctor
Randy Seamon

Town of Springfield

Superintendent of Highways
Jeff Brown
Tim Fish
Town of Unadilla
Town Clerk
Terry L. Yoder
Kelly A. Moore
Councilman (Unexpired Term)
Allen Anderson
Lawrence Oralls
Member of County Committee, Unadilla 1 (Two)
Polly Judd
Garrett deBlieck
Kirsten Ruling
Member of County Committee, Unadilla 2 (Two)
Jessica Grow
Allen Anderson

Arrest Made in Pig Abuse Case

Arrest Made In

Pig-Neglect Case

With a container of dry corn, Alicia Neilsen seeks to lure one of the four rescued pigs into the Susquehanna Animal Shelter on Monday.  Neilsen, a volunteer at Leatherstocking Veterinary Services, New Berlin, is assisted by SAS volunteer Cat Chicorelli, left.. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Jared Talbot

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – An Oneonta man was arrested and charged with torturing animals after Otsego County sheriff’s deputies rescued his four emaciated pigs Monday from an un-insulated shed on Fisk Road in Laurens.

Jared J. Talbot, 21, was arrested today following a civilian complaint that led deputies to his property, where four pigs were found living without food or water and in an improper shelter.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28

Parade of Legends

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PARADE – 6 p.m. Following awards presentation, Hall of Famers ride trucks down Main Street to special reception at Baseball Hall of Fame. Staging on Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org

ZUMBATHON – 1 – 4 p.m. Zumbathon, vendor fair to benefit Days For Girls, helping girls stay in school. Cost, $10/adult. Greater Plains Elementary School, 60 West End Ave., Oneonta. 607-643-8209 or visit www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Unadilla-NY-Team-136991406948185/

Harold R. Moore Sr., 87; Retired Farmer Lived, Gardened In Laurens

IN MEMORIAM:  Harold R. Moore Sr., 87;

Retired Farmer Lived, Gardened In Laurens

Harold R. Moore Sr.

LAURENS – Harold R. Moore, Sr., 87, a retired farmer, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends on Jan. 20, 2018.

He was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Jefferson, the son of Cryus and Hazel (Rifenbark) Moore.

Harold was a farmer until his move to Laurens in 1970.  He enjoyed gardening and landscaping.

Laurens Homicide Sent To Grand Jury

Laurens Homicide

Sent To Grand Jury

Defense attorney Andrew Puritz argued that the evidence in the first degree murder case against his client, Kevin Perry, was circumstantial. Town Justice Sean Farrell denied the request and referred the case to the grand jury (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Arguing on behalf of his client, Kevin Perry, defense attorney Andrew Puritz told Town Justice Sean Farrell that Perry, accused of the murders of his parents, Timothy A. Perry, 59, and Solveig E. Perry, 52, on Tuesday, Dec, 12, should be released on his own  recognizance.

“The evidence tying him to the crime is thin, circumstantial evidence,” he said during the 75-minute felony hearing in Oneonta Town Court this morning. “No one saw him in possession of the gun relative to the time of death. We were told by hearsay that he was found in the red Chevy Colorado, but no witness testified that he was operating it. And even if we take it as evidence that he was driving, there is no evidence presented here that he fired the fatal shot.”

“What?” came a reaction from the audience of family and friends of the deceased.

Solveig E. Perry, 52; Wife, Husband, Worked At Walmart

Solveig E. Perry, 52; Wife,

Husband, Worked At Walmart

LAURENS – Solveig E. Perry, 52, of Laurens passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Cooperstown, the daughter of Michael and Liv (General) O’Mara. Sue married the love of her life, Tim, on Aug. 12, 2017. Sue worked as a cashier at Walmart for many years.

Sue enjoyed gardening, long walks, collecting salt and pepper shakers and Coca Cola memorabilia and spending time with her grandchildren. Sue was very devoted and close to her family and above all things,family was her true enjoyment.

Sue is survived by her loving family: her mother Liv O’Mara; her daughters, Bobbi-Jo Nye (Eric Wilcox), Nicole Stilson (Tim), and Rebecca Perry (Lee Jackson); stepson Timothy A. Perry Jr. and son Kevin A. Perry; grandchildren Kayla Perry, Taylor Nye, Kali Wilcox, Dylan Perry, Kalee Stilson, Conner Stilson, Alyssa Jackson, Logan Jackson and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. A funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Johnston Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Fournier officiating.

Interment will take place in the spring, where together, with her husband Tim, she will be laid to eternal rest. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at www.gofundme.com to “The Perry’s Support Fund.” .

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris, NY.

Timothy A. Perry Sr, Laurens; Married Love Of Life In August

Timothy A. Perry Sr, Laurens;

Married Love Of Life In August

LAURENS – Timothy A. Perry Sr., of Laurens passed away, with his loving wife Sue, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Oneonta, the son of Samuel and Pauleen (McMullen) Perry. Tim married the love of his life, Sue, on Aug. 12, 2017. Tim worked at Walmart for many years.

Tim was an avid deer hunter and a collector of many things. He enjoyed collecting coins, Coca-Cola memorabilia and many other collectIbles. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Tim was very devoted and close to his family and above all things, family was his true enjoyment.

Tim is survived by his loving family; his daughters; Bobbi-Jo Nye (Eric Wilcox), Nicole Stilson (Tim), and Rebecca Perry (Lee Jackson); his sons Timothy A. Perry Jr. and Kevin A. Perry; grandchildren Kayla Perry, Taylor Nye, Kali Wilcox, Dylan Perry, Kalee Stilson, Conner Stilson, Alyssa Jackson, Logan Jackson, a close brother Joseph Perry along with many other brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and his mother-in-law, Liv O’Mara.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.  The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with Rev. Steve Fournier officiating.

Interment will take place in the spring, where together, with his wife Sue, he will be laid to eternal rest. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at www.gofundme.com to “The Perry’s Support Fund.” Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.

BULLETIN: Clark 561, Nardi, 543

BULLETIN:

Clark 561, Nardi, 543

COOPERSTOWN – With all absentee ballots counted, republican incumbent Kathy Clark has won her District 3 seat on the Otsego County Board of Representitives over challenger Cathy Nardi, 561-543. Further results coming shortly.

Absentee Ballot Counts Due In Tight Races First

Absentee Ballot Counts

Due First In Tight Races 

Key Tallies To Be Done Next Wednesday

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Absentee ballots will be counted first in close races where they might change the outcomes, Elections Commissioners Lori Lehenbauer and Mike Henrici said today.

Usually, absentee ballots are counted in alphabetical order, according to the names of the jurisdictions, they said.

MIRABITO SIGNS RISE AT TAYLOR’S

MIRABITO SIGNS

RISE AT TAYLOR’S

Binghamton-Based Company Said

About To Buy Cooperstown Firm

Mirabito Energy Products Regional Manager Phil Barton, left, and Sales & Marketing Director Kevin Quinton pause outside the Goodyear Lake convenience store shortly after the sign was changed from Taylor’s. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

“Mirabito” replaced “Taylor” on the sign in front of the Goodyear Lake quick-stop this afternoon as the worst-kept secret in Otsego County in recent days became public.

Word is that Binghamton-based Mirabito is buying Cooperstown-based Taylor Heating & Mini Marts.  Of the seven stores, five are in Otsego County, including the lighthouse-adorned one, a landmark as you enter Cooperstown on Route 28 from the south.

In addition to Goodyear Lake and Cooperstown, Mirabito is acquiring the Mini Mart in Oneonta’s East End, plus the ones in Laurens and Richfield Springs.  Outside Otsego County, Mini Marts in Norwich and Richmondville are part of the package.

Tree Down On Brewster Hill Road

Tree Down On Laurens Road

Travelers are advised that there is a tree down across Brewster Hill Road in Laurens. Firefighters are en route to remove the tree, but drivers are asked to use extra caution when traveling. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)t
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