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3 Democratic Candidates Seek Separate Independent Lines
Village Board Races Shaping Up

3 Democratic Candidates Seek

Separate Independent Lines

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.”

Dewey Top Vote-Getter In Cooperstown Tallying

Dewey Top Vote-Getter

In Cooperstown Tallying

Top Cooperstown Democrats gather at Mel’s at 22 a few minutes ago after polls closed in today’s uncontested village elections at the nearby fire hall.  The tallies were close, but incumbent Jeanne Dewey garnered the most votes (128), followed by incumbent Richard Sternberg (119) and newcomer MacGuire Benton (114).  Clockwise from left are candidates  Sternberg, Dewey and Benton; Dr. John Dewey, the candidate’s husband; and First Husband Gary Kuch and his wife, Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
No Choice, Light Vote At Cooperstown Polls

No Choice, Light Vote

At Cooperstown Polls

Ellen Pope prepares to cast her ballot shortly at 1 p.m. today in Cooperstown’s village election, where three Democrats – incumbents Richard Sternberg and Jeanne Dewey and newcomer MacGuire Benton – are running for three seats. Pope’s was the 17th ballot cast in the first hour, with Linda and Walter Franck casting 18 and 19. The polls are open in most county villages until 9 p.m. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Ballots Open For Cooperstown Trustee Race

Polls Open For Cooperstown Trustee Race

Cooperstown resident Walter Franck casts his vote in the 2018 village elections. Ellen Tillapaugh is running unopposed for mayor, but Democratic incumbents Cindy Falk and Jim Dean are running against Republican Fred Schneider for two seats on the Village Board of Trustees. Polls opened at noon at the firehall, and will be open until 9 pm. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 5

Village Candidates Debate

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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/

Polls Open In Cooperstown For Village Board Elections

Polls Open In Cooperstown

For Village Board Elections

Genevieve Smerski, right, voted a few minutes ago, casting the first ballot of today’s Cooperstown Village Board elections. Incumbents Lou Allstadt and Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch are being challenged by John Sansevere. The polls will be open until 9 p.m. Mrs. Smerski is accompanied by Bev Hargrove, who voted second.  Election Inspector Tom Heitz assists. (Jim Kevlin/AllTOSEGO.com)
Cooperstown Polls Open Until 9

Cooperstown Polls Open Until 9

Poll Inspector Tom Lyons signs in Cooperstown voter May-Britt Joyce to cast her ballot in today's Village Board elections, as Poll Inspector Tom Heitz looks on. Mayor Jeff Katz and Trustees Bruce Maxson and Richard Sternberg are running unopposed. Seventy minutes after the polls opened at the fire hall on Chestnut Street, Mrs. Joyce was the 14th voter to cast a ballot. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Poll Inspector Tom Lyon signs in Cooperstown voter May-Britt Joyce to cast her ballot in today’s Village Board elections, as Poll Inspector Tom Heitz looks on. Mayor Jeff Katz and Trustees Bruce Maxson and Richard Sternberg are running unopposed. Seventy minutes after the polls opened at the fire hall on Chestnut Street, Mrs. Joyce was the 14th voter to cast a ballot. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
No Contests, So All Village Trustees Answer Questions At League Forum
POLLS OPEN NOON-9 P.M. TUESDAY

No Contests, So All Village Trustees

Answer Questions At League Forum

With no contested races in tomorrow's Cooperstown village elections, the whole Village Board answered questions at a League of Women Voters' this evening at 22 Main. From left are Trustees Cindy Falk and Richard Sternberg, Mayor Jeff Katz, Trustees Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, Lou Allstadt, Bruce Maxson and Jim Dean. Katz, Maxson and Sternberg will be on the ballot Tuesday, when polls are open noon-7 p.m. at the fire hall. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
With no contested races in tomorrow’s Cooperstown village elections, the whole Village Board answered questions about village affairs this evening at a League of Women Voters’ forum at 22 Main. From left are Trustees Cindy Falk and Richard Sternberg, Mayor Jeff Katz, and Trustees Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, Lou Allstadt, Bruce Maxson and Jim Dean. Katz, Maxson and Sternberg will be on the ballot Tuesday, when polls are open noon-9 p.m. at the fire hall.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cooperstown Candidates Forum This Evening

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.

 

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