COOPERSTOWN – The county board’s Administration Committee recessed this morning without taking any action on the Democratic nominee to fill state Sen.-elect Peter Oberacker’s District seat.
The committee interviewed Democrat Diane Addesso, the former Worcester town supervisor.
But it decided, since the Admin Committee has a 3-2 Republican majority and has already endorsed Oneonta businesswoman Jennifer Mickle for the job, there was no point in pushing for a vote, said Admin Chair Meg Kennedy, C-Hartwick, Milford and New Lisbon.
The Addesso interview was conducted in executive session, closed to public view, as was Mickle’s interview last week.
SCHENEVUS – Republican county committee members from the county board’s District 6 met last evening and nominated Jennifer Mickle, a Town of Maryland resident and Oneonta businesswoman, to succeed state Senator-elect Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, on the county board.
The candidate, who also has experience in local government and community service, called it “a wonderful opportunity. I’ve always believed in public service and giving back to the community. I hope my experience will not only be a benefit to District 6, but to the county as a whole.”
SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Learn about Aluminumware with Jim & Diana Hickling. Learn its history from a collector and share your own stories. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com
SQUARE DANCE – 5-9 p.m. An evening of Round and Square dancing with Dr. Weismore. All persons age 18+ are invited. Cost, $9 per person. Oneonta Moose Club, 87 W. Broadway St., Oneonta. Contact Sandy @ 988-7753
WESTFORD – Helen Frances Huntington, 96, who was active in Westford’s community life, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017.
She was born in Worcester, to Otho and Goldie (Barton) Millias. After graduating from Worcester Central School, she worked as a clerk at Scintilla in Sidney. She married James Huntington on June 3, 1945, and together they raised four children.
An active member of her community, Helen volunteered in many organizations including PTA, Scouts, OES, DAR and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. She was very social and enjoyed playing bridge and attending church weekly.
WESTFORD – Rev. David J. Born, 68, who moved to Otsego County in his retirement and served on the Board of Directors of the Otsego Jail Ministry, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at his home in Westford.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 3, 1947 to Andrew E. and Hilda M. (Spiegelberg) Born, David made his career in the ministry in New York City. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1973 and went on to pastor at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn and Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Queens, acting as headmaster of Our Saviour Lutheran School. He went on to become Synodical Area Developer for North American Missions of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Upon retirement he accepted a position as consultant with the Transforming Churches Network. In Cooperstown he served on the Board of Directors of the Jail Ministry of Otsego County (JMOC).