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Snowmobiler Falls Through Ice, Dies

Snowmobiler Falls

Through Ice, Dies

WALTON – A snowmobiler died, possibly from a heart attack, when his sled went through the ice Friday on a pond along Chipmunk Hollow Road in the Town of Walton, state police at Sidney reported today.

It is believed that Jeffrey M. Benson, 46, succumbed to “hypothermia/cardiac arrest.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26

Local Food At The Regatta

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TASTE OF THE REGATTA – 6 p.m. Taste the products of local producers before the canoe regatta. General Clinton Canoe Regatta Park, Bainbridge. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/5/26/2nd-annual-taste-of-regatta

OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening “8×10: Recent Paintings by Edward McDaniel, Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club Fine Arts Exhibition, and the 26th Annual Essential Art Regional Juried Art show. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

700 ‘Girls On The Run’ Race Under Sunny Skies

700 ‘Girls On The Run’ Race Under Sunny Skies

The Morris contingent, including Carissa Richards, 8, and Justine Morton, 9, in flourescent yellow T-shirts, were on the starting line at today's Girls on the Run 5K in Cooperstown.   More than 700 girls competed, plus 300 family and friends.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The Morris contingent, including Carissa Richards, 8, and Justine Morton, 9, in flourescent yellow T-shirts, were on the starting line at today’s Girls on the Run 5K in Cooperstown. More than 700 girls competed, plus 300 family and friends. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
...and they're off on the 5K race around Cooperstown
…and they’re off on the 5K race around Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN – Seven hundred girls from six counties dashed off the starting line at noon today at the Clark Sports Center, the culmination of 10 weeks of – as organizer Sally Trosset put it – “celebrating gratitude.”

The goal, she said, is “to teach girls about self-esteem, making good choices in life,” … of learning “it’s nice to be nice.”

 

VIEW PHOTO GALLERY FOR GIRLS ON THE RUN

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