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Milford Central School

With Social Distancing, Milford Bids Adieu To 23

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With Social Distancing,

Milford Bids Adieu To 23

Graduate Robert Wooley and his family, top photo, share a table at this evening’s Milford Central School commencement, a measure organizers took to maintain social distancing and stay in line with Governor Cuomo’s 150-person limit on such gatherings.  Best of all, grads and their loved ones could be together.  “It’s really about the students and their families,” said Michelle Dibble, co-organizer of of the event. Inset, right, Valedictorian Ethan Freer tells his classmates, “Endings are the worst,” and yet he recounted happy experiences the Class of 2020 went through together.  The salutatorian was Cassidy Hall.  Class President Teeghan Gale also addressed the gathering.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Hail & Farewell to Milford grads, retirees

Hail & Farewell!

Milford Central School has lined the driveway to the school with signs featuring the Wildcat Senior Class of 2020 and three retiring employees: Cindy Campbell, 27 years, and Lori Henry and Stephanie Lutz, both 22 years. (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com)
Nan Pedersen Williams, 95; Served As Marines Truck Driver During WWII

IN MEMORIAM: Nan Pedersen Williams, 95;

Served As Marines Truck Driver During WWII

MILFORD – Nan G. Pedersen Williams, 95, who served in the Marines as a truck driver during World War II, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2019, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

She was born Nan Jeanette Gerling on June 7, 1924, at Community Hospital in Montclair, N.J., the daughter of John and Edith (Saxton) Gerling.

For the first six years of her life she lived in East Orange, N.J. After the death of her father and grandfather Gerling, Nan’s widowed mother moved to Westville, where she had been born 40 years earlier, and purchased the store there, which she ran for three years.

Milford 3rd Graders Release Trout They Raised Into Schenevus Creek

Back To Nature

Milford 3rd Graders Release Trout

They Raised Into Schenevus Creek

Students from Mrs. Polomcean’s third grade class at Milford Central School bid farewell to a school of 50 brown trout that they have been raising in their classroom by releasing them into Schenevus Creek earlier this morning. Above, as fellow students sing “Bye Bye Trout,” Topanga Miller releases of of the fish under the watchful eye of Mike Zurn, Franklin, from Trout Unlimited.  At right, Katelyn Smith prepares to release a fish alongside Keven Kelley, Oneonta, left, and Bob Wikoff, Oneonta. The trout-raising project, in its first year at Milford, was the idea of third-grade teacher Kim Burkhart, who had done it with another class in Sherburne, and the  tank in her classroom was donated by Trout Unlimited. She plans to continue the project next year. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Living Healthy Expo

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HEALTH EXPO – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lectures, panels and presentations on everything from Rabies and Lyme Disease awareness to substance abuse and mental health awareness. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230, www.LHEOtsego.com

Milford Approves $4.69M In School Upgrades

$4.7M Bond OK’d, MCS

Work Due This Summer

HVAC, Bathrooms, Fire Alarms To Be Upgraded,
Energy Efficiencies Planned, Superintendent Says

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MILFORD – Work is slated to begin this summer on $4.69M in upgrades to the Milford Central School after a 244-184 vote approved the capital improvement project on Tuesday, March 12.

“It’s a win for the community, students and staff,” said Superintendent Mark Place. “The building is 30 years old, and this project addresses some upgrades that regular maintenance can’t take care of.”

At Milford, Seward Declares March As ‘Youth Art’ Month

At Milford, Seward Declares

March As ‘Youth Art’ Month

Earlier this morning, State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, presented Jill Accordino, the art teacher at Milford Central School, with a resolution asking Governor Mario Cuomo to officially proclaim March as Youth Art Month. “This is a national designation.” said Seward, “We want to show how important art is. Art and education go hand-in-hand.” The presentation took place in Accordino’s classroom where her 6th graders were making Greek columns to coincide with their unit on Greece in history. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

Trep$ Marketplace

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MARKETPLACE – 1 – 3 p.m. Support our youngest entrepreneurs as they demonstrate their skills, sell their products at Trep$ Marketplace. Richfield Springs Central School, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Sing A Song Of Broadway 

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BEFORE TRAVELING CHECK FOR DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.

THEATER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Sing A Song of Broadway presents “Wishes, Lies, & Dreams” featuring music from My Fair Lady, Seussical, Les Miserable, 1776, Into The Woods, many more. Don’t miss one night only show. Admission, $18/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit firstumc-oneonta.org

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