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Union ‘Demands’ Troopers Removed From NYC Duties

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Union ‘Demands’

Troopers Removed

From NYC Duties

ALBANY – The head of the New York State troopers’ Police Benevolent Association issued a statement Wednesday “demanding” that state troopers be removed from New York City “and cease any law enforcement activities within that jurisdiction,” the Times Union is reporting.

“We have arrived at this unfortunate decision due to the hastily written so-called police reform legislation recently passed by the New York City Council,” said PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer.

NYC Looks To Phase 1, Otsego, Others Allowed To Shop, Work Again

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING/Friday, May 29

NYC Looks To Phase 1,

Otsego, Others Allowed

To Shop, Work Again

 

ALBANY – It’s a sign of a pandemic on the run.

At today’s briefing, Governor Cuomo today announced even New York City, which has suffered from CORONA-19 more than almost any community in the world, will enter Phase 1 of reopening on June 8.

He also also announced five other regions, including Mohawk Valley (Otsego County’s) can enter Phase 2″, where offices and stores can reopen, and where you can even get a haircut.

Andrew M. Blum, 89; Banker On Wall Street Led Hyde Hall Revival

IN MEMORIAM

Andrew M. Blum, 89;

Banker On Wall Street

Led Hyde Hall Revival

Andy Blum and his wife Flis were inseparable for a half-century.

COOPERSTOWN – Andrew M. Blum, 89, died on May 18, 2020, at his home in New York City, with his loving wife of 47 years, Felicia, at his side.

He is survived by three children: Marcia Compton, Olivia Brown and Drew Blum, all of Hillsborough, North Carolina, eight grandchildren, and three great -grandchildren. He also had two stepchildren: Edwin Stebbins and Richard Stebbins.

He attended Hobart College in Geneva, and was in the Naval Reserve, 1949-69.

Lenny Fishman, 83; Owned Taxi Fleet, Limo Service In NYC

IN MEMORIAM: Lenny Fishman, 83;

Owned Taxi Fleet, Limo Service In NYC

COOPERSTOWN – Louis Hyman Fishman, 83, who developed and ran a fleet of taxicabs in New York City, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

A native New Yorker, he was born Feb. 3, 1934, in New York City, a son of Alter Eliozor and Gussie née Gittel Fishman.

Eichler’s Norway Spruce Selected As Rockefeller Center Tree

Eichlers’ Spruce Selected

As Rockefeller Center Tree

This season, Greg and Angie Eichler's tree will be THE tree of Rockefeller Center.
This season, Greg and Angie Eichler’s tree will be THE tree of Rockefeller Center.

ONEONTA – The towering Norway Spruce in Angie and Greg Eichler’s Oneonta yard is destined to become the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, according to a press release sent this morning.

“It’s a gorgeous tree,” said Brady Littlefield, the VP of Rubenstein, the marketing company promoting the tree lighting for Rockefeller Center.  “We’re very excited.”

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