- Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:01
Lieutenant Governor Hochul May Attend
Thursday’s MVREDC Meeting At SUNY
ONEONTA – It’s not confirmed yet, but Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul may be at a public meeting of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at SUNY Oneonta’s Morris Conference Center.
The MVREDC is co-chaired by Larry Gilroy, president, Gilroy, Kernan, & Gilroy, the New Hartford insurance agency, and Dr. Robert Geer, COO and Senior Vice President, SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
All individuals, businesses, organizations, labor and education representatives from the Mohawk Valley region are welcome to attend this public meeting.
Hochul was last in the county on the day before the November elections, when she toured Cooperstown’s Main Street with Mayor Jeff Katz and county Democratic chair Richard Abbate.
- Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:20
GOP Nominates Sansevere,
First Challenger Since 2011
- Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:15
Chamber Removes ‘Interim’
From Matt Hazzard’s Title
COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce today announced that Matt Hazzard, the current Interim executive director, has been named executive director.
Since his appointment in June 2014, Hazzard has been focused on building relationships with local businesses, partnerships with other community organizations, developing new community events, and serving as a vocal advocate on behalf of Chamber members.
“The Cooperstown Chamber Board of Directors is excited to have Matt continue to lead the organization as our executive director,” said Board President Ken Meifert. “In Matt’s tenure as Interim Director he has shown strong leadership and vision for our community. The Board of Directors looks forward to continuing to work with Matt and our members to support and grow our local economy.”
- Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:08
Magee: ‘People’s Business’ Top Priority
NELSON – In response to GOP County Chair Vince Casale’s challenge, Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, said the Assembly’s business takes precedence over Sheldon Silver’s troubles right now.
“My Number One thing is to get the Assembly back on the track, so we can do the people’s business,” said Magee, who is resting at home after a medical emergency last Thursday.
In particular, the veteran assemblyman said, getting a budget completed on time should be the lower chamber’s priority.
Casale issue a statement this morning asking Magee to declare where he believes Assembly Speaker Silver should step down after being indicted on bribery and other counts last week.
- Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:01
GOP Chairman Urges Magee
To State Position On Silver
COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County Republican Chairman Vince Casale today called on Assemblyman Bill Magee to make his position known on whether he still supports indicted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
“Since Silver’s arrest on corruption charges last week, Assemblyman Magee has been a steadfast supporter of Speaker Silver. Now that several Assembly Democrats from all parts of the state have done the right thing and stood up against the culture of corruption that Shelly Silver has created, its only right for Assemblyman Magee to let his constituents where he stands,” Casale said.
- Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 20:14
Falk Proposes Adding Chestnut
To Streets With Paid Parking
COOPERSTOWN – Trustee Cindy Falk, who chairs the Streets Committee, this evening proposed adding Chestnut Street between Main and Lake to three other streets where paid parking may be expanded this summer.
The Village Board, at its monthly meeting at 22 Main, unanimously concurred (Trustee Joan Nicols was absent), and set a public hearing for its February meeting on the 23rd for Chestnut and the three other sections where Pay & Display machines would be added.
Those other sections are: Fair, from Main to Lake; the north side of the length of Church Street, and River Street between Main and Bassett Hospital.
- Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 12:16
Gibson’s Possibilities Explored
For Governor, And vs. Gillibrand
Under the headline, “Can This Republican Conquer NY For The GOP,” the National Journal has posted an article examining not only whether Otsego County’s Congressman Chris Gibson can run for governor, but whether he and run against and beat U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY.
The Journal points to his “moderate, bipartisan” record, and also on the 65-35 trouncing he gave well-watered Facebook spouse Sean Eldridge last November, when Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino captured only 40 percent of the statewide vote.
- Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:58
Friends, Family Remember Kellie Place
- Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 11:13
Masquerade Offers Dancing, Exclusive Beer