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Dolores ‘Dodie’ Clouthier, 88; With Husband, Ran Roseboom’s Cottage Inn 

IN MEMORIAM: Dolores ‘Dodie’ Clouthier, 88;

With Husband, Ran Roseboom’s Cottage Inn 

Dodie Clouthier

ROSEBOOM – Dolores “Dodie” Clouthier, 88, who operated the former Cottage Inn here, and later The Country Deli on the same site, with her husband Clayton, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

Dodie was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother whose family was always her first priority.

Dodie was born in Queens on Feb. 10, 1931. Subsequently, the family moved to Milford, where they enjoyed having our “city cousins” visit the farm. Many happy memories were made there.

After Week On Loose, Buffalo Wander Home

After Week On Loose,

Buffalo Wander Home

… But Not Without Wreaking Some Damage

While Frank Proper was shaving Saturday, he looked in the mirror and saw a bull buffalo staring at him through the bathroom window of his Honey Hill Road, Roseboom, home. (Jennifer Hill/


Yes, they’re buffalo alright. Julie Carney snapped this image.

SHARON –  After more than a week on the lam, the buffalo are headed home.

“I’ve spotted almost all of the animals and they’re within two miles of the farm,” owner Brian Grubb Tuesday, July 30. “They’re in two groups, one of 60, one of 15. I fed one group twice, trying to get them calm.”

Seventy-five buffalo got loose from Grubb’s West Creek Buffalo Company, Town of Seward, Schoharie County, Saturday, July 20, after a 2,000-pound bull trampled the gate. “He’s had behavior problems, and he started jumping things. He jumped the gate and crushed it, and the others followed him.”

Since their escape, the buffalo had been seen roaming in the area of the Schoharie-Otsego line – Pleasant Brook, Roseboom and Cherry Valley.

Robert W. Huddleston, 87; Career Diplomat To Be Buried In Roseboom

IN MEMORIAM: Robert W. Huddleston, 87;

Career Diplomat To Be Buried In Roseboom

ROSEBOOM – Robert Webb Huddleston, 87, a career diplomat who summered here when a teenager with his maternal grandmother, Inez E. Webb, passed away Sept. 11, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Roseboom Cemetery, with the Rev. Elsie A. Rhodes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by members of the state Military Forces Honor Guard and local veterans.

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