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
Bruce Markusen Superintendent of Highways
Jerry Wood Member of County Committee, Hartwick 1 (Two)
Robert J. O’Brien
Town of Laurens
Member of County Committee, Laurens 1 (Two) Traci Dilello
Phil Balantic Member of County Committee, Laurens 2 (Two)
Jonathan S Chambers
Town of Maryland
Ken Williams Member of County Committee, Maryland 1 (Two)
Town of Milford
Town Justice (Two)
Deborah A. McMullen
Town of Oneonta
Town of Otego
Terri L. Horan
Jimmy Hamm II
Member of County Committee, Otego 2 (Two)
Town of Richfield
Nick Palevsky Councilman (Two)
Rex A. Seamon
Isaac Ames Superintendent of Highways
Town of Springfield
Superintendent of Highways Jeff Brown
Town of Unadilla
Terry L. Yoder
Kelly A. Moore Councilman (Unexpired Term)
Lawrence Oralls Member of County Committee, Unadilla 1 (Two)
Kirsten Ruling Member of County Committee, Unadilla 2 (Two)
ADULTS MORNING MOVIE – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy morning with “Forrest Gump” featuring actor Tom Hanks. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
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.
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
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.
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.” .
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.
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.
“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.
“I got called in at 4:30,” Fire Chief Justin Hill recounted today, the morning after flames ripped through a village home at dusk Thursday afternoon. “I was driving from West Oneonta and I could already see the column of smoke.”
Ten fire departments were called to help battle the blaze that gutted three apartments at 39 Main St., across the street from the fire department.
“The fire started on the second floor in the rear,” said Hill, surveying the smoking ruins. “The layout of the building made it very difficult to attack the fire. We entered through the back door but there was so much fire in the stairs we couldn’t get up them. That’s when we knew we had to go at it from the exterior.”