St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake"


In Memoriam: Frances K. Raeder

For many years, Fran worked as an interior designer for Benjamin Moore in Hackensack, New Jersey. During her time there she handled many assignments, including choosing names for new paint colors and “colorizing” the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.…


After Governor’s un-PAUSE, Churches Look To Next Week

After Governor’s un-PAUSE, Churches Look To Next Week Few local churches were able to react to Governor Cuomo’s Saturday announcement that services could be held today, but only 25 percent of the seats could be filled.  Here, Father Ken Hunter addresses his congregation during the Holy Communion Service this morning at St. James Episcopal Church in Oneonta. Masks and sanitizer were made available to parishioners and all song books were removed from pews. “We can currently host 49 people, that…


IN MEMORIAM: Deacon Thomas P. O’Connell, 84; Served St. Mary’s Locally

IN MEMORIAM Deacon Thomas O’Connell, 84; Served St. Mary’s Churches In Oneonta, Cooperstown ONEONTA – Deacon Thomas P. O’Connell, 84, who served at churches in Oneonta and Cooperstown, died Jan 4, 2020 at Bassett Hospital, in Cooperstown. He was born on December 23, 1935 in Astoria, the son of Michael and Lillian (West) O’Connell. After graduating from St. John’s University 1960, and Siena College (Masters) 1963, he taught at Christian Brothers Academy (1960-1963), Wappingers Central School (1963-1970), and SUNY Delhi…


To Many Home Alone, She Opens Center

Too Many Home Alone, She Opens Senior Center By JAMES CUMMINGS • Special to COOPERSTOWN – Too many elderly folks here were staying home too much, Carol LaChance concluded. “When they go home, they’re just kind of there,” said LaChance, director of the village’s new Senior Center. “There are seniors who are isolated and lonely.” In late summer, that began changing, as LaChance, an active member of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic parish, got permission to…


Step Dancers, Corned BeefFeatured At St. Pat’s Dinner

Step Dancers, Corned Beef Featured At St. Pat’s Dinner Hartwick’s O’Donnell-Kelly School of Dance brought the sounds and steps of Ireland to The Knights of Columbus Tekawitha Council 10968 annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner this evening at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Parish Hall in Cooperstown. High-stepping out front is Tess DiLorenzo. Behind her, from left, are McKenna Selleck, Morgan Kelley and Maya Stevens. Inset at right is Fred Lemister, the evening’s official Leprechaun. At left is Chef…