Village Board Races Shaping Up
COOPERSTOWN – Joining Republican Mary Margaret Robbins Sohns, the three Democratic incumbents for Village Board filed for independent lines on the March 18 ballot by the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday evening.
In addition to having her name on the Democratic ballot line, Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch will appear on the “Village United” line. Trustee Joe Membrino’s line is “Liberty Party,” and Trustee MacGuire Benton’s, “Many Voices, One Village.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 5
CANDIDATES NIGHT – 7 – 9 p.m. Candidates for the village elections debate issues and answer questions from the audience. Moderated by the League of Women Voters. Village Meeting Room, Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-2853 or visit www.facebook.com/LWVoftheCooperstownArea/
BOOK CLUB – 6 – 7 p.m. Mindfulness club discusses “Being Peace” by Thich Naht Hanh. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/
Cooperstown Candidate Forum This Evening
COOPERSTOWN – The League of Women Voters’ local chapter will host a Village Board candidates’ forum 7-9 p.m. today in the Village Hall meeting room.
Incumbent Democrats Jim Dean and Cindy Falk are running again. Republican John Sansevere is also running. The top two vote-getters will claim the two open seats in the Wednesday, March 18 village elections; polls will be open noon-9 p.m.
Normally, village elections are on a Tuesday, but Mayor Jeff Katz said the state Board of Elections rescheduled this year’s village elections statewide so they would not happen on St. Patrick’s Day.