MILFORD – Gertrude “Trudy” Lord, 77, an accomplished ceramist who operated studios here and in Oneonta, passed away peacefully at The Centers Nursing Home on Sunday March 3, 2019, after a four-year courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Trudy was born on Sept. 20, 1942, in Patterson, N.J., the daughter of the late Samuel L. and Gertrude Margroff Mott. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Geraldine, and brothers Gary and Ronald.
MILFORD – Doris L. Beers, 89, of Hinman Hollow, passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2019, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.
The daughter of Warren H. and Janette (Augur) Lyon, Doris was born June 4, 1929, in Oneonta. She attended the Oneonta schools until 1946 when her family moved to the family farm in Hinman Hollow. She would graduate from Milford Central School in 1947.
MILFORD – Conservation officers have charged three Otsego County hunters with 146 charges in the with killing of eight deer Nov. 22 in fields along Route 35 in the Town of Milford.
Wayne Shutters, 20, Town of Maryland, Joziah M. Underwood, 19, Schenevus, and a 16-year-old youth, also of Maryland, were charged with multiple counts of Environmental Conservation Law violations, including taking deer with the aid of an artificial light – known as “deer-jacking” – discharging a firearm from a public highway, possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, hunting big game during closed hours, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
MILFORD – A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow (12/4) on a proposed $4.69 million capital project to improve the bathrooms, entrance, HVAC and accessibility of the Milford Central School. It will be held in the Distance Learning Room.
The vote on the spending plan will be the following Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Performing Arts Lobby.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • From The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta
MILFORD – When Kerry Hall took her son, J.T., then 10, into Bassett Hospital, it was a struggle to get him to communicate with his doctors. “He was scared, he wouldn’t let the doctors near him,” she said. “He was just sitting in a corner.”
But Wade Bostwick, veteran Bassett security guard, knew what to do.
“He came in and sat on the floor with him and asked him about what he liked,” the mother said. “He brought him a stuffed animal and a Pepsi, and they chatted about video games and fishing. After Wade was able to bring him out of his shell, he allowed himself to be treated. Wade was a lifesaver.
MILFORD – The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the deaths of eight deer found in a Milford field as a possible “deer-jacking” case.
At 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, the DEC received a call from Otsego County 911 regarding several dead deer found in a field at 872 County Highway 35 in Milford. Two conservation officers responded along with state troopers and found eight dead deer within a one-mile section, all dead of gunshot wounds.