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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 14

History Of New York Frontier

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FRONTIER HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Terry McMaster presents “Ethnicity, Alliance, Family & War – Defenders of the NY Frontier & The Andrustown, Springfield, and Cherry Valley Attack of 1778.” Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext. 6 or visit hydehall.org/event/ethnicity-alliance-family-war/

CARNIVAL – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sales day features village wide lawn sales, vendors of antiques, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, activities for all ages. Chicken BBQ by Unadilla Fire Dept. Main St., Unadilla. Call 607-369-2614 or visit festivalnet.com/53360/Unadilla-New-York/Festivals/Forty-Second-Unadilla-Carnival-of-Sales

30th Cherry Valley-Springfield Graduation Fills Opera House

30th Cherry Valley-Springfield

Graduation Fills Opera House

Gathering at the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Springfield, The Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School class of 2018 received their diplomas on Saturday morning, marking the end of their high school careers as students. Valedictorian Kaitlyn Ehlers and Salutatorian Amanda Pressly both spoke during the ceremony, as well as CV-S Spanish teacher Donna Ahrens. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
Farm Credit East Cuts Ribbon On Springfield Office

FARM CREDIT EAST IN COUNTY

Ag Bank Cuts Ribbon

On 40-Job Local Office

From left, Greg Doyle, Gary Bradley, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball, Farm Credit East CEO Bill Lipinski, Board Vice Chair Laurie Griffen, Senior Vice President Craig Pollock, Vice President Robert Yukewecz, Country Living Director David Pugh, and Paul Vandenburgh cut the ribbon on Farm Credit East’s new office in the town of Springfield. The company consolidated it’s Cobleskill and Sangerfield offices to bring 40 new jobs to Otsego County. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com).
Children Gather To Decorate Cookies For Santa

Decorating Cookies For Santa

With Grandma Corinne Fish looking over his shoulder, Alex Dowd-Fish, Springfield Center, reaches for more sprinkles for his Christmas cookies for Santa. The cookie-decorating event today at the Springfield Center Library  brought out children from all over to decorate cookies for Santa’s big trip tonight. Needless to say, St. Nick won’t be going hungry tonight, with kids frosting dozens of cookies at this afternoon’s event. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
50-Job Farm Credit East Project Goes To Public Hearing Thursday

50-Job Farm Credit East Project

Goes To Public Hearing Thursday

Farm Credit East's proposal to combine its Sangerfield and Cobleskill offices in northern Otsego County goes to a public hearing before the Town of Springfield Planning Board at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Community Center in Springfield Center.  ((Previously, the date was incorrectly reported as June 8.)  Farm Credit East President Bill Lipinski, whose company operates 19 offices in the Northeast, is expected to attend.
Farm Credit East’s proposal to combine its Sangerfield and Cobleskill offices in northern Otsego County goes to a public hearing before the Town of Springfield Planning Board at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Community Center in Springfield Center. ((Previously, the date was incorrectly reported as June 8.) Farm Credit East President Bill Lipinski, whose company operates 19 offices in the Northeast, is expected to attend.  The company is proposing a low-profile office building on the 13 southern acres of the former Ryerson Estate, across Route 80 from the Otsego Golf Course.  Initially hiring 40 people, the company expects to expand its workforce to 50.
Farm Credit East Plans 50-Job Office In County

Farm Credit East Plans

50-Job Office In County

Company Seeks Site Approval In Springfield

Altonview Architect has designed a low-profiled building across Route 80 from the Otsego Golf Course. (Altonview Architects model)
Altonview Architect has designed a low-profile building across Route 80 from the Otsego Golf Course. (Altonview Architects model)

By JIM KEVLIN • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

SPRINGFIELD – Farm Credit East, which provides loans, crop insurance and other financial services to farmers in 19 offices throughout the Northeast, plans to consolidate its Cobleskill and Sangerfield offices on Route 80, Town of Springfield.

Springfield Store Clerk Charged with Stealing $2,000

Springfield Store Clerk

Charged With Stealing $2,000

Brandon Demorest
Brandon Demorest

COOPERSTOWN – A former employee of a Springfield convenience store was arrested and charged with stealing over $2,000 from the register, according to the Village Police.

Brandon Charles Demorest, 26, of Springfield Center was arrested Jan. 11 on charges that he had used the error/correct key to void out sales and keep the money customers paid for their purchases while employed at the store in summer 2015, said village police in a press release.

Rainfall Fails To Dampen Springfield Parade Spirits

Rainfall Fails To Dampen

Springfield Parade Spirits

The 101st Springfield Fourth of July Parade happened this morning in a warm drizzle, but failed to douse smiles along the parade route. Clockwise from top, Rosie the Polka-Dotted Clown (aka Abby Koutnik) had the right sign, but Mother Nature ignored it; among those cheering on the parade route were Albert and Christine Weiss' visiting grandchildren – Claire Payne, 8, center, flanked by Maya, 6, and Ryan, 10 Squires; as usual, retired SUNY President Alan Donovan was along the parade route (his wife, Anne, was a judge) and SUNY Dean Susan Turrell. Below left is Velma Armstrong, Pierstown, who was trying something new at age 84 – she'd never ridden on a parade float, but took up the invitation of the Tanner Hill Herb Farm to promote the Pierstown Grange. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The 101st Springfield Fourth of July Parade happened this morning in a warm drizzle, but that failed to douse smiles along the parade route. Top, Rosie the Polka-Dotted Clown (aka Abby Koutnik of Oneonta) had the right sign, but Mother Nature ignored it.  Top right, among those cheering on the parade route were Albert and Christine Weiss of Cooperstown’s visiting grandchildren – Claire Payne, 8, center, flanked by the Squires siblings, Maya, 6, and Ryan, 10.  Below right, as usual, retired SUNY President Alan Donovan was along the parade route (his wife, Anne, was a judge) with SUNY Dean Susan Turrell. Below left is Velma Armstrong, Pierstown, who was trying something new at age 84 – she’d never ridden on a parade float, but took up the invitation of the Tanner Hill Herb Farm to promote the Pierstown Grange. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
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