COOPERSTOWN – Eleanore MacDougall, wife of Village Historian Hugh MacDougall, passed away over the weekend. The Tillapaugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A full obituary is being prepared, which will appear here and in this week’s Freeman’s Journal.
Coop Chief’s Immediate-Response Plan Starts
COOPERSTOWN – Beginning Thanksgiving Day, heroin addicts can walk into the Cooperstown Police station at 22 Main and be assigned to a detox and recovery program “on the spot,” Chief Michael Covert is announcing on his department’s Facebook page.
“Bassett Medical Center has committed to helping fast-track people that walk into the police station so that they can be assessed quickly and the proper care can be administered quickly,” Covert wrote.
The program Covert is adopting is based on one developed by Chief Leonard Campanello of Gloucester, Mass., and has met with great success there. He has been in conversations with OPD Lt. Doug Brenner, who is proposing a similar program for Oneonta.
Since Covert posted his message on Facebook at noon yesterday, it has been “shared” 4,590 times.
ONEONTA – Police Thursday executed a warrant at 8 Wells Ave., seizing one ounce of crack cocaine, a set of digital scales, drug packaging material and $22,000 in cash, according to a state police press release.
After the search, Godfrey A. Little, 33, who lives at 8 Wells, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony, and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia, second degree, a Class A misdemeanor.
The raid was the second reported seizure of crack cocaine in the city in as many days.