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Oneonta’s Neahwa Park

Enjoy Fireworks In Cooperstown, Oneonta, Richfield This Holiday

Enjoy Fireworks In Cooperstown,

Oneonta, Richfield This Holiday

As in this photo from a year ago, Independence Day fireworks are planned at dusk Sunday, July 2, at Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park. The Cooperstown Rotary Club will be selling food from 5 p.m., the Cooperstown Community Band plays at 8, and fireworks follow.  Picnickers welcome.  Monday the 3rd, fireworks may be viewed from the state boat launch at Canadarago Lake, Town of Richfield, and on Tuesday, July 4, at Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Brother Finds Brother On ‘Wall That Heals’

MEMORIES REKINDLE TEARS

Brother Finds Brother

On ‘Wall That Heals’

John Hartner of the Oneonta Vets’ Club, top photo, helps Angelo Solvin of Margaretville look for his brother Louis’ name on “The Wall That Heals,” the replica of Washington D.C.’s Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. that arrived at Oneonta’s Neahwa Park today.  Angelo was in the Fifth Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg in 1959-64.  Louis was killed by a sniper’s bullet in Vietnam in 1968.  Angelo Solvin found the name and, in lower photo is consoled by Hartner. The wall may be viewed 24 hours a day through 4 p.m. on Monday, Memorial Day.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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