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Supreme Court Candidates Confer With Local Leaders

BAKER, BLAISE, MASLER ON BALLOT

Supreme Court Candidates

Confer With Local Leaders

Three Republican candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot for state Supreme Court judge, Sixth Judicial District, met with members of the local bar, and community and political leaders this morning at The Otesaga, hosted by former assemblyman Tony Casale of Cooperstown. The three candidates, at center, from left, are Mark Masler, Cortland County; Chris Baker, Chemung County (hand on chair), and Oliver Blaise, Broome County.  From left are attorney Will Green; Vincent Russo, Bob O’Neill and Carrie Thompson, all of Cooperstown; state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford; Assemblyman John Salka, R-West Edmeston; attorneys Jill Poulson, Bob Poulson and David Clinton; Casale, attorney Martin Tillapaugh, Assemblyman Brian Miller, R-New Hartford, and John Shideler, incoming Otesaga general manager.    Masler, Cortland County is a former dairy farmer, Cornell Law School graduate (magna cum laude, 1993)  and principal law clerk since 2008 to state Supreme Court Judge Phillip Rumsey.  Baker, Chemung County judge, has also served as acting Supreme Court judge.  Blaise, Broome County elections commissioner, is a Syracuse University Law School graduate with more than two decades experience in state and federal courts.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Molinaro Running Mate Tours Cooperstown Today

Molinaro Running Mate

Tours Cooperstown Today

If you’re in downtown Cooperstown at this hour, you may run across GOP New York lieutenant-governor candidate Julie Killian, who is being introduced to merchants by former assemblyman Tony Casale. Killian, Marc Molinaro’s running mate and a former deputy mayor of Rye, said Governor Cuomo’s declaration that “America was never great” is generating much comment among voters she’s meeting. She’s also focusing on Molinaro’s message of lowering taxes and otherwise improving the climate for New York businesses. Killian also toured the Hall of Fame during her visit. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Noise, Parking Spark Cooperstown Debate

Noise, Parking Spark

Cooperstown Debate

Cooperstown resident Tony Casale speaks up during this evening’s Village Board meeting. Casale was less than pleased with the board’s decision to conduct a parking trial on the lower portion of Pioneer Street, switching from parallel parking to diagonal parking, with no prior warning to the neighbors. Also discussed at the meeting was the petition created by Veronica Seaver, calling for stricter enforcement of the village noise ordinance laws in light of bands playing downtown. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
FULL STORY IN THIS WEEK’S FREEMAN’S JOURNAL
Casales View Inauguration From Newseum Penthouse

Casales View Inauguration

From Newseum Penthouse

With the Capitol in the background, Tony and Theresa Casale of Cooperstown pause for a photo on the top floor of The Newseum, the vantage point on the Trump inauguration of 650 New York Repubicans.

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Retired assemblyman Tony Casale and wife Theresa had some of the best seats at Donald J. Trump’s inauguration this morning:  With 650 other New Yorkers on the eighth-floor, the penthouse floor, of The Newseum, three short blocks from the activities at the U.S. Capitol.

“I could walk a few steps and look down at the Inaugural Parade,” Casale, who is senior adviser to Ed Cox, chairman of the New York State Republican Committee, said a few minutes ago from Washington D.C.  He was among the hosts of today’s event.

Cooperstown Jacob Russell Serves As Page At Republican Convention

Cooperstown’s Jacob Russell Serves

As Page At Republican Convention

Jacob Russell, Cooperstown, a page at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which opened today joins, from left, State Chairman Ed Cox, Erie County Chairman Nick Langworthy and Tony Casale, Cooperstown, the retired Assemblyman on the convention floor in the Quicken Loans Center. Russell, a CCS grad, has just completed his freshman year at Harvard.
Jacob Russell, Cooperstown, a page at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which opened today, joins, from left, State Chairman Ed Cox, Erie County Chairman Nick Langworthy and Tony Casale, Cooperstown, the retired Assemblyman, on the convention floor in the Quicken Loans Center. Russell, a CCS grad, has just completed his freshman year at Harvard.
In County, Faso Endorsed By Former Assemblyman

In County, Faso Endorsed

By Former Assemblyman

Republican John Faso, center, who is running to succeed U.S Rep. Chris Gibson in the 19th Congressional District, stops to chat with Reid Nagelschmidt and his family a few minutes ago while campaigning in downtown Coopestown.  With him is wife Mary Frances and, at right, retired assemblyman Tony Casale.  Casale endorsed Faso as "a true conservative who knows the value of a dollar."  Faso will be in Richfield Springs this afternoon meeting with supporters there.  The 19th district primary is Tuesday, June 28, and Faso, a former Assembly minority leader and gubernatorial candidate, will face Andrew Heaney, a businessman from Dutchess County.  Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik are competing for the Democratic nomination.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Republican John Faso, center, who is running to succeed U.S Rep. Chris Gibson in the 19th Congressional District, stops to chat with Reid Nagelschmidt and his family a few minutes ago while campaigning in downtown Cooperstown. With Faso is wife Mary Frances and, at right, retired assemblyman Tony Casale of Cooperstown. Casale endorsed Faso as “a true conservative who knows the value of a dollar.” The candidate will be in Richfield Springs this afternoon meeting with supporters there. The 19th District primary is Tuesday, June 28, and Faso, a former Assembly minority leader and gubernatorial candidate, will face Andrew Heaney, a businessman from Dutchess County. Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik are competing for the Democratic nomination. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
POLLS OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. FOR GOVERNOR, CONGRESS

POLLS OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M.

FOR GOVERNOR, CONGRESS

The Republican brain trust at the Cooperstown Rotary Election Day Pancake Feast included, clockwise from left, Theresa Casale and her husband Tony, the former assemblyman; county Sheriff Rich Devlin Jr., GOP County Chair Vince Casale, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and former county chair Sheila Ross.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The Republican brain trust at the Cooperstown Rotary Election Day Pancake Feast included, clockwise from left, Theresa Casale and her husband Tony, the former assemblyman; county Sheriff Rich Devlin Jr., GOP County Chair Vince Casale, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and former county chair Sheila Ross. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Democratic County Chair Richard Abbate, who, a Cooperstown Rotarian, was flipping flapjacks in the kitchen, came out to shake hands with Vince Casale, his Republican counterpart.
Democratic County Chair Richard Abbate, who, a Cooperstown Rotarian, was flipping flapjacks in the kitchen, came out to shake hands with Vince Casale, his Republican counterpart.  In the background (and the kitchen) is Rotarian Doug Geertjens, the retired Cooperstown Elementary principal.

COOPERSTOWN – When the county’s Republican candidates can all be found partaking of pancakes and sausage in the front window of the Vets Club on Main Street, you can bet it’s Election Day.  And today, as Cooperstown Rotarians served their traditional Election Day pancake breakfast, it is.

Governor Cuomo is being challenged by Republican Rob Astorino.  Congressman Chris Gibson, R-19, who is expected at the Vets Club before noon, is being challenged by newcomer Sean Eldridge, the Democrat.  There are statewide races for attorney general and controller.

Locally, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. is unopposed.  The hottest local race, perhaps, is in the Town of Oneonta, where Town Board member Trish Riddell Kent, who was appointed Jan. 1, is being challenged by David Rowley, the retired school superintendent.

Polls are open until 9 p.m., with all Oneonta voting at Foothills, and all Cooperstown voting at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Church Hall.

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