News of Otsego County


Opinion by Erna Morgan-McReynolds: Be afraid – choices

Opinion by Erna Morgan-McReynolds
Be afraid – choices

The road not taken.

You might have heard or read the poem which Robert Frost wrote more than a hundred years ago, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference. “
Has someone ever asked you for advice? Should they move from this company to that one? From one career to another? From one city to another? A dear friend of mine has these questions looming large. Thinking about her choices at 3 a.m., suddenly I remembered several forks in the road I had taken. I had not known what they would mean. But they made all the difference.

I thought about the decisions I made that I did know would change everything. Emigrating to New Zealand would make all the difference, I just didn’t know how. I knew leaving the morning paper in Wellington to be a TV/radio reporter was a turning in the road. I didn’t know what difference it would make.

Long Island native, Limiti joins Iron String Press staff

Long Island native, Limiti
joins Iron String Press staff

Kevin Limiti

Kevin Limiti started work with the Iron String Press media group on Monday, May 3.

A Long Island native, Limiti graduated from Brooklyn College in 2020 with a degree in journalism. He previously worked as a stringer for the BK Reader and the Brooklyn Eagle.

Limiti, 31, said he enjoys playing guitar, creative writing and anime.

Limiti has rented an apartment in Oneonta and will cover the city in all its forms for Iron String Press’s media outlets. In addition, he will cover education at the colleges and in Otsego County’s 12 public schools. He will also cover breaking news, arts and sports as needed.

“I am very excited to start working for Iron String Press and its media outlets,” Limiti said. “I am looking forward to getting to know the city of Oneonta and the region and providing news coverage for the residents of Otsego County.”

Robert H. Boyle, Age 88; Writer, Environmentalist


Robert H. Boyle, Age 88;

Writer, Environmentalist

Robert H. Boyle, 1928-2017

COOPERSTOWN – Noted author and environmentalist Robert H. Boyle passed away May 19, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 88 years old.

Born on Aug. 21, 1928 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Elizabeth Coundouris Boyle and Robert Hamilton Boyle. He attended the Loyola School in Manhattan and then Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. After graduating from Trinity in 1949 with a BA in history, he studied history at Yale University.

He had completed a master’s degree and was en route to a scheduled PhD when he was called to active duty by the Marine Corps. He was a member of the First Basic Special Class of 1950 and served as a second lieutenant in the Atlantic fleet during the Korean Conflict.

Upon completion of his obligation to the Marine Corps, he traveled to Europe where he studied at the Universitat de Barcelona. In Spain, he also enjoyed a brief fling as a professional baseball pitcher. This experience formed the basis for his first published work – a recollection of the adventure for The Atlantic Monthly.

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