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Unadilla

Blanche E. Powers, 76; Amphenol, Custom Electronics Employee

IN MEMORIAM: Blanche E. Powers, 76;

Amphenol, Custom Electronics Employee

Blanche Powers

UNADILLA – Blanche E. Powers, 76, of Unadilla, who worked Amphenol and Custom Electronics, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

She was born at The Hospital in Sidney, on July 31, 1942, daughter of the late Franklyn and Alta (Thomas) Dunshee.

Blanche attended Sidney High School and proudly received her GED later in life.

Truck Overturns On I-88 Near Sidney

Truck Overturns

On I-88 Near Sidney

Unadilla and Wells Bridge firefighters clear boxes of spilled food and drinks away from the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover last night in Unadilla. (Photo courtesy Wells Bridge Fire Department)

SIDNEY – I-88 is open again following a tractor-trailer accident that left the truck driver injured and fuel and cargo scattered on the roadside.

James E. Witt, 40, Scio was traveling eastbound on I-88 in Sidney when he traveled off the southern shoulder and traveled approximately 500 feet before striking earth embankment and overturning on its side. Unadilla and Wells Bridge Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene at 5:23 p.m. and the Witt was transported to Wilson Hospital complaining of head and rib pain.

Mary E. Bunt, 69; With Husband, Depicted The Clauses

IN MEMORIAM: Mary E. Bunt, 69;

With Husband, Depicted The Clauses

UNADILLA – Mary E. Bunt, 69, of Unadilla, who with her husband, Fred, depicted Mrs. Claus and Santa locally for many years, passed away Saturday morning Dec. 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on May 12, 1949, to Floyd & Beulah (Bell) Jones.  She married Frederick Bunt on May 29, 1971, in Hartwick; he predeceased her.  She was also predeceased by her sisters, Luella Lyons, Lillian Rogers & Georgia Lorraine Jones, brothers, George, Paul & Walter, and Floyd Arnold Jones.

Dorothy B. Peet, 104; Retired From Oneonta Dress Factory

IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy B. Peet, 104;

Retired From Oneonta Dress Factory

Dorothy P. Peet

UNADILLA – Dorothy B. Peet, 104, of Unadilla, who retired from the Oneonta Dress Factory, passed away Tuesday morning Dec. 4, 2018, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home in Oneonta.

She was born on June 22, 1914, to William and Clara May (Bingham) Byam.

She was the widow of the late Edwin Peet and was predeceased by her son, John Edwin Peet and her sisters, Loretta & Ruth, her brothers, Howard, Walter, Floyd, Herbert and Harmon.

Patricia Ann Egli, Unadilla

IN MEMORIAM: Patricia Ann Egli, Unadilla

Patricia A. Egli

UNADILLA – Patricia Ann Egli, 83, of Unadilla passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Fox Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born May 8, 1935, in Sidney to Alfred & Luella (Edwards) Egli.

She is survived by her children,  Frank Mercurio, David Mercurio, Debra (Carl) Harlow, Bonnie (Philip) Stenglein,  Linda, Brenda, and Mark, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert N. Conley Jr., 67; Returned From Navy Career To Unadilla

IN MEMORIAM: Robert N. Conley Jr., 67;

Returned From Navy Career To Unadilla

UNADILLA – Robert N. Conley Jr., 67, who returned to Unadilla after 22 years in the Navy, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Unadilla on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

Bobby was born on May 20, 1951, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Eleanor and Robert N. Conley Sr., both of whom were longtime residents of Unadilla before their passing.

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

Michael H. Seigel, 83; Chaired SUNY Psychology Department
IN MEMORIAM

Michael H. Seigel, 83; Chaired

SUNY Psychology Department

Michael H. Siegel

ONEONTA – Michael H. Siegel, 84, who chaired SUNY Oneonta’s Psychology Department for almost three decades, passed away July 6, 2018.  He had lived in Oneonta and Unadilla.

He retired in 2002 after 28 years as department chair, becoming professor emeritus.  A research psychologist rather than a clinician, his original area of expertise was color vision, but expanded to include perception generally and memory.

ATV Driver Passed Ambulance, Tried To Flee, Troopers Report

ATV Driver Passed Ambulance,

Tried To Flee, Troopers Report

Joyce

UNADILLA – An ATV rider was issued more than a dozen tickets after he allegedly passed an ambulance with lights flashing along a solid yellow line, then tried to elude troopers who pursued him, according to a press release from Troop C, Sidney.

In the course of the chase, James T. Joyce, 24, Colesville, Broome County, the ATV almost hit a pedestrian, troopers alleged.

Gary Peterson, 59; Ran Flagstone Business In Unadilla

IN MEMORIAM: Gary Peterson, 59;

Ran Flagstone Business In Unadilla

Gary A. Peterson

UNADILLA – Gary A. Peterson, 59, passed away Sept. 29, 2017, from an autoimmune disease, Scleroderma.

He was born March 3, 1958, in Norwalk, Conn., the son of Charles and Elsie Peterson.

Gary was a young child when his family bought a dairy farm in Unadilla, where he grew up.  He attended Gilbertsville Central High School.

Hazel Sullivan, 96, Unadilla; 1st Husband Died In WWII; Waitress At Jack’s

IN MEMORIAM: Hazel Sullivan, 96, Unadilla;

1st Husband Died In WWII; Waitress At Jack’s

UNADILLA – Hazel V. Sullivan, 96, former waitress at Jack’s Diner on Oneonta and the Unadilla Diker here, passed away Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, at Chenango Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 28, 1921 in Oswegatchie, Jefferson County, to Theodore & Bertha (Stone) Newell.  She first married William Cargill in 1939, who was killed in WW II.  She then married Douglas R. Sullivan, who predeceased her in 1996.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

Big Band Swing Concert

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BIG BAND CONCERT – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Travel to a time when “Swing was the Thing.” Bring a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5098 ext. 6 or visit hydehall.org/event/small-town-big-band-in-concert-at-hyde-hall/

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The New York Connection: Traditional Irish Music, Dance and Song. The Oneonta Concert Association brings the sounds of Ireland to the Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. oneontaconcertassociation.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20

Spring Street Fair & Market

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SPRING FLING – Noon-5 p.m. 2-day event featuring farmers, crafts-people, food vendors, and live music. Doubleday field parking lot, 1 Doubleday Ct., Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/spring-fling-street-fair

RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Support the search for a cure to cancer, remember the dead, and support the living. Wilber park, 1-19 S. Main St., St. Hwy. 28, Milford. Info, Lauren.Ferraro@cancer.org

BROOKWOOD POINT REOPENING – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy food, lawn games, music, kayaking, demonstrations, and more at Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org

HISTORY REMEMBERED – 1 p.m. Unveiling Cato Freedom historical marker. In memory of Cato Freedom who gained his freedom due to his service in the Revolutionary War. Butternut Valley Cemetery, Co. Hwy. 16, Burlington Flats. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607) 293-6635.

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