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Sorin Debuts Book At Roots Brewing Co.

Sorin Debuts Book

At Roots Brewing Co.

Gretchen Sorin, director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, reads from her newly published book “Driving While Black” at a reading at Roots Brewing Co. this evening. After an introduction from Jim Havener, owner fo the Green Toad bookstore, Sorin read from the prologue and the epilogue before taking questions from the audience. (Ian Austin/


Delgado to Dems: Get To The Polls


With Midterms Arriving,

Delgado Tells Rally: Vote

Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-19, urges Democrats at a pre-election rally Saturday afternoon at Roots Brewing Co. in Oneonta to get out and vote in Tuesday’s mid-terms, when local and county races are being decided.  The polls will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Seated at the front table are the two Democratic Cooperstown village trustees, Richard Sternberg and Mac Benton  Among those standing behind them are, from left, Common Council candidate Mark Davies, Ward 2; county board candidates Clark Oliver (District 14) and Jill Basile (District 11), Oneonta Town Board candidate Kathleen O’Donnell; seated at right, Mark Drnek, Ward 8 Common Council candidate, and standing next to Drnek is attorney Claudette Newman of Gilbertsville, the sole Otsego County resident running for state Supreme Court judge. (James Cummings/


Find A New Favorite At Liquor Depot’s Grand Tasting

100 Vendors At Liquor Depot

John Weidman, a promoter for Frederick Wildman & Sons, the New York City wine importer, discusses a pinot noir with Russ and Amanda Scimeca, Roots Brewing Co. proprietors, and the third annual spring Grand Tasting at Liquor Depot on Oneonta’s Southside.  Patrons receive a card for up to 10 free tastings from over 100 vendors. The event goes through 7 this evening. (Ian Austin/


Roots Brewing Co. Hosts OWL Fundraiser

Roots Brewing Co.

Hosts OWL Fundraiser

The Board of The Oneonta World of Learning (OWL), Amy Pondolfino, Rachel Rissberger, Elayne Mosher-Campoli, Caitlyn Davey, Aaron Sorensen and Caroline Cooper invite you down to Roots Brewing Co. this evening for a OWL fundraiser. There is a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and lots of games for the whole family! A portion of all drinks sold will go toward finalizing OWL’s new home at the Fortin House at Fortin Park.  Auction ends at 9pm, event goes until 10pm.(Ian Austin/
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