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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tree Identification Walk With OCCA 01-17-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JANUARY 17

Tree Identification Walk With OCCA

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

WINTER WALK – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the beauty of winter on this tree ID walk while you stretch your legs, get some fresh air. Dress appropriately for weather on this , bring your own water. Free, registration required. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association at Robert V. Riddell State Park, Davenport. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/winter-walk/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Seniors Walk with Friends 01-07-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JANUARY 7

Seniors Walk with Friends

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WALKING CLUB – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun walk on Mondays & Fridays. with friends old and new and listen to music of the 70s. Free for members, non-members aged 50+. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 547-2800, ext. 109 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com

COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get tested and protect your friends and relatives. Appointments appreciated. Walk-ins accepted. American Legion, 86 W. Main St., Milford. Visit appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting to sign up.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Oneonta Housing Commission Discussion 01-05-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5

Oneonta Housing Commission Discussion

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HOUSING – 7 p.m. Learn about the assistance available through the New York State Homeowners Assistance Fund, from housing counseling to legal and negotiating assistance. Learn about the program during the City of Oneonta Housing Commission meeting in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/

COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get tested and protect your friends and relatives. Appointments appreciated. Walk-ins accepted. American Legion, 86 W. Main St., Milford. Visit appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting to sign up.

State Opens COVID Testing Site in Milford Wednesday

State Opens COVID Testing
Site in Milford Wednesday

Governor Kathy Hochul responded to a request from Otsego County officials and will locate a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site in Milford.

The new site opens Wednesday, December 29 at the American Legion Post at 86 West Main Street; its hours of operation are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

To make an appointment, visit:

appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting

20th anniversary of 9/11 is honored in Milford, Oneonta
Firefighters march past the Milford Fire Department on route 28. (Kevin Limiti/AllOtsego.com).

20th anniversary of 9/11
is honored in Milford, Oneonta

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Across Otsego County, there were remembrances for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that rocked the world and changed the course of history.

The First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta rang the church bell 20 times for each moment of the attack. It range at 8:45 a.m., when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, 9:03 a.m., when the second plane hit, at 9:45 a.m., when the pentagon was hit and at 10:10 a.m., when United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.

Motorcyclists from the American Legion Riders had a run in honor of the day. About 100 riders roared through the streets of Oneonta and were later in Milford, a line of motorcyclists stretching back across state Route 28.

Milford held a parade where firefighters from the region drove past the Milford Fire Department in their fire trucks, throwing candy to the children as people cheered and waved American flags. Leading the parade were two navy veterans who stood atop a car while Taps played from the loudspeaker.

Fire trucks drive past the Milford Fire Department while onlookers cheer. (Kevin Limiti/AllOtsego.com).

Wilber Park in Milford was a scene of remembrance but also was doubly a fundraiser for cancer research. Otsego County Rep. Jennifer Mickle, R-Decatur, Maryland, Westford, Worcester, helped organize the event.

The prominent message at the park and in all of the events was gratitude towards first responders, including firefighters, police, EMS workers and the military.

Federal fire funds include money for Richfield, Milford

Federal fire funds include
money for Richfield, Milford

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Two Otsego County fire departments are receiving money through the Assistance to Firefighters grant, a federal funding program that is awarding $11 million from FEMA to fire departments across the country.

Milford Fire Department and Richfield Springs Fire Department are both receiving money that will go toward replacing old and outdated equipment.

Leonard became Milford’s pioneer wrestler, Coop legend

Leonard became Milford’s pioneer wrestler, Coop legend
Despite losing senior season to pandemic, grappling career will continue with college recruitment

By GREG KLEIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Avery Leonard, a Milford/Cooperstown wrestler, goes for a pin during the 2020-2021 state tournament in Albany in February 2020.

MARYLAND — As he could see his senior season of wrestling being washed away by the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 Milford Central School graduate Avery Leonard said he relied on his philosophy of life, “worry about what you can control, let go of everything you can’t control.”

“I have always run with that saying,” he said, Monday, July 19.

Leonard and his father/wrestling coach, Nate Leonard, spoke with AllOtsego.com at their “summer home” on Goodyear Lake, about his career and losing his senior season after spending three years working toward a state title.

Milford to host fundraiser for MCS grad involved in serious accident
An ad in Milford lists a barbecue fundraiser for Caleb Radulewicz. (Contributed).

Milford to host fundraiser
for MCS grad involved
in serious accident

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

A fundraiser is being held all weekend for a Milford Central School graduate who was involved in a serious ATV accident on Thursday, June 13.

Caleb Radulewicz, 29, has been in recovery since the accident, which occurred in Van Wert, Ohio, who he lived. Radulewicz was a passenger in a side-by-side when it was hit by a car and he was ejected, suffering critical injuries, including head trauma.

According to the Facebook page Radulewicz Recovery, Radulewicz was flown to a hospital in Indianapolis, after initially being take to a local hospital. He had surgery has been recovering since, making steady improvements. However, the medical bills and the need for him and his wife, Christy, to miss work has left them in need of help, according to the Facebook page.

There will be a barbecue benefit at Wilber Park baseball field with food from Big Al’s BBQ from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 2, Saturday, July 3, and Sunday July 4.

Go to RadulewiczRecovery on Facebook for more information.

 

 

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

Milford graduate helping with pandemic relief in Nepal
Milford Central School graduate Zak Aldridge, center, helps deliver supplies in Nepal in this recent picture.

Milford graduate helping with pandemic relief in Nepal

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Although COVID is starting to fade in Otsego County with towns such as Cooperstown and Oneonta lifting mask restrictions, the same cannot be said for many countries such as Nepal.

Zak Aldridge, who was born in Cooperstown, went to Milford Central School and considers himself an “honorary Oneontan,” said he didn’t intend to stay in Nepal for more than a year, but COVID-19 changed his plans.

He said he planned on staying there for two weeks. That was 15 months ago.

“I was planning to come to check out a school over here that I was thinking of coming to study languages and Buddhism,” Aldridge said. “And the lockdown happened and I wound up getting stuck. That was a year ago.”

Aldridge, who is a Columbia University graduate, has decided to help feed families in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, which is currently under a strict lockdown, causing day laborers to suffer from malnutrition.

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