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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Eichler’s Tree Cut Down, En Route To Rockefeller Center

NEXT STOP, ROCKEFELLER CENTER

HUNDREDS WATCH

AS SPRUCE FELLED

The crowd ooh and ahh'd as the Eichler's 94 foot tall spruce was cut and loaded onto a flatbed truck in front of their Country Club Road home this morning (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The crowd ooh and ahh’d as the Eichler’s 94 foot tall spruce was cut and loaded onto a flatbed truck in front of their Country Club Road home this morning (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Graig and Angie Eichler’s 94-foot-tall Norway spruce is down and Rockefeller-bound.

“It’s such a great day,” said Angie Eichler.  “A lot of people came out, and we’re having a lot of fun.”

Nearly 200 people gathered this morning on the lawn of VF Supply Co., Browne Street and Country Club Road, to watch the tree come down.  At 8 a.m., the chainsaw revved up, and by 8:30, the tree was high in the air above the crowd before being slowly lowered onto a truck.

The truck will deliver the tree to the plaza in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 12.

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, County Backs Pipeline; Local Spruce NYC Bound

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, County

Backs Pipeline; Local Spruce NYC Bound

Otsego County Reps. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, left, and Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, drafted letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Otsego County Reps. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, left, and Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, drafted letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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In Thursday’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported on the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ vote urging Governor Cuomo to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  Also, on excitement about an Oneonta spruce being chosen for the Rockefeller Center ice rink this year.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S  REPORT

 

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