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Parents Pack House at Cooperstown PTA Forum

Parents Pack House

At Anti-Bullying Forum

Rev. LaDana Clark volunteered to mentor Cooperstown High School students about bullying during a tense PTA meeting this evening as parents questioned the school’s failure to react to an instance of bullying where students allegedly filmed themselves beating up another student while using homophobic slurs. One student, 15, was arrested in the assault, and Superintendent William Crankshaw thanked people for their suggestions. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Week Before PTA Forum, Boy Arrested In CCS Assault

CCS Parents Meet At 5:30 Today

Boy Charged

Week Before

PTA Gathering

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Last week, a 15-year-old Cooperstown High School student was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for allegedly assaulting a student.

According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, the student, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was issued a ticket to appear in family court. The case, Dembinska said, is closed.

According to a post on the Cooperstown Speaks Facebook group, the alleged incident, happened May 30 at the school.

Cooperstown PTA To Discuss Bullying Allegations At CCS

Cooperstown PTA Meets Today

To Discuss Bullying Allegations

COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown PTA will hold an open comment session during tonight’s meeting to allow parents to share concerns about an alleged bullying incident where a student was beaten and called homophobic slurs in the high school hallway in May.

Board President Marcy Birch declined to elaborate on the incident, citing an “ongoing disciplinary matter.” The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the school.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Black Bears Of New York State

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place welcomes Wildlife Biologist Larry Bifaro presenting “New York’s Black Bears: Biology, Behavior & Management.” Bring questions, learn best practice when encountering a bear. Followed by refreshments. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

CRAFT PROGRAM – 6 – 7 p.m. “Nailed It: A Crafts-Gone-Wrong Program” for teens to try online crafting challenges. Includes awards for best copy, best fail. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 8

Meet Adoptable Cats & Dogs

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ADOPTION DAY – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come meet some adorable cats, kittens, & dogs, learn about volunteer & adoption opportunities. Bassett Hall Auditorium, 31 Beaver St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

FILM SCREENING – 6 – 8 p.m. Showing of “Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age,” introduced by filmaker & pediatrician Delaney Ruston, M.D. who will moderate a thoughtful and considerate discussion following. Belden Auditorium, Oneonta Senior High School, 130 East St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8200 or visit www.oneontacsd.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Knit With Friends

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KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

NAVIGATORS – 8 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 5 p.m. Communication Across Barriers returns to perform training of community members who choose to become Navigators, people who choose to use their time and contacts to help neighbors in poverty. Opportunities for Otsego, 3 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8005 or visit www.ofoinc.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAR. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAR. 13

Future Of The Park

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PUBLIC MEETING – 7 – 8 p.m. Help enhance Huntington Park. Tina Winstead, Library Director, presents the conceptual design and the community is invited to give ideas and feedback. Help create a beautiful and welcoming park. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

ART STUDIO – 3:30 p.m. Young artists and their families are invited to explore basic art techniques, from acrylics to water colors. All welcome. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB.13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB.13

Education Documentary Film

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FILM SCREENING – 4:30 p.m. Showing “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by Matt Damon. A documentary exploring the growing issue of privatization of public schools. Free, open to the public. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3075 or visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/1760298

CORN DAY – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Farmers participate in seminars and discussion of the latest news in Corn Cultivation. Cost, $30/person. Registration required. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 315-866-7920 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-corn-day

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 13

CCS High School Winter Concert

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT – 7:30-9 p.m.. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

SANTA’S SECRETS – 2 p.m. Learn the Secres of Santa’s Cooperstown Cottage with Santa. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-0600.

LEGAL AID SOCIETY – 10 a.m. Board meeting of the Legal Aid Society of Mid-new York, Inc. 268 Genesee St., Utica. Info, maria.gregorka@lasmny.org or call (315)793-7057 or visit www.lasmny.org

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