School Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

The Board of Education of the Cooperstown Central School District has invited qualified district voters to submit letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the board due to a resignation. In a release from the early afternoon of Tuesday, September 14, the board announced the vacancy and its intent to make a temporary appointment until the next general election on May 21, 2024. According to the release, this will avoid the cost and time of a special election.…


Deputy Clerk Winsor Resigns Vazquez Recommended

Winsor Retires As Deputy Clerk; Village Trustees Hire Successor COOPERSTOWN – With thanks, Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh this evening announced the resignation of Deputy Village Clerk Pat Winsor, former longtime Milford village clerk, at the Village Board meeting. “She came out of retirement to help us out and we were really glad that she did,” Tillapaugh said. Tillapaugh continued that Winsor would receive a gift from the Village of Cooperstown “in recognition of her dedicated service.”…


Scrappy, Innovative GOP Chair Resigns, Focuses on Consulting

Scrappy, Innovative GOP Chair Resigns, Focuses on Consulting By JIM KEVLIN • Special to It was 2013. The issue was fracking. And four prominent local Republicans knocked on Vince Casale’s door. “It was conveyed to me that the party was in some trouble,” said Casale, who last week advised the Republican County Committee he is resigning as chairman. “My work is done,” he said. “It’s time for a change.” He recommended Lori Lehenbauer of Worcester, Republican county elections commissioner,…


Carmela Marner Steps Down As FSC Director

Carmela Marner Steps Down As Franklin Stage Director FRANKLIN – Carmela Marner, the Franklin Stage executive and artistic director who started the theater company with her parents two decades ago, announced moments ago that she is stepping down this season. “I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I have had to nurture young people in this precious environment, to collaborate with extraordinary artists, and to grow our far-reaching community,” she wrote in an email to the community. “For 20 seasons, there…

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