- Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:17
In Turnaround, Cuomo Loses
Upstate That He Won In 2010
SYRACUSE – Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo lost 43 Upstate counties, including Otsego. He won only eight, according to an analysis from the Syracuse Post-Standard. In 2010, he won 37 Upstate counties, including Otsego, and lost only 13.
“Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo ran for a second term as the first state leader in decades who paid attention to Upstate New York,” the Post-Standard reported. “But on Tuesday, Upstate voters did not love Cuomo back, according to unofficial returns.”
- Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:51
Our Newspapers On Newsstands Today
- Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:34
By Day’s End, 17 Trees Will Clothe
Denuded Downtown Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN – At 10:30 today, a crew from All Seasons Landscaping, Lowville, began planting 17 trees – a half-dozen varieties – along Main Street’s north side, bringing the first half of a $2 million sidewalk-replacement project to an end.
All Seasons is a subcontractor of Central Paving, Ilion, which began the job in the spring and plans to complete the southside by next Memorial Day. The trees are from Schichtel’s Nursery, which operates 21 tree farms in western New York.
Both subcontractors are familiar with Cooperstown conditions, having done jobs for the Clark Foundation and local landscapers. Last year, All Seasons did a series of plantings at SUNY Oneonta, Wayne White, whose wife Amanda is a partner in the company, said.
MORE DETAILS IN TODAY’S FREEMAN’S JOURNAL
- Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:30
New Trees Expected Today
In Downtown Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN – Wayne White, a partner in All Seasons Landscaping, Lowville, said the 17 trees that will be planted on the northside of Cooperstown’s Main Street should be delivered at 9 a.m. today. He expects all the trees to be planted by the end of the day.
All trees were removed from the north side of the street in the spring to make way for a $2 million redo of the downtown sidewalks in the mecca of baseball.
Check back later today for photos of the trees, and read The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstand this afternoon, for further details.
- Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 22:55
CUOMO LOSES OTSEGO;
GIBSON, MAGEE ROMP
He won statewide, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo (5,677, or 37.9 percent) lost Otsego County to his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino (7,651, 50.79 percent).
As expected, U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19th, handily defeated the Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge, districtwide, but also in the county, by 10,027 (66.93 percent) to 4,951 (33.05 percent).
Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-121st, turned back Republican challenger John Salka district wide and locally, 5,543 (57.37 percent) to 4,103 (42.47 percent).
Locally, Trish Riddell Kent kept her seat on the Oneonta Town Board, turning back David Rowley, 1,034 (67.89 percent) to 489 (32.11 percent).
- Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 20:39
Moment Of Silence, Tribute To Mayor
Mark First Meeting Without Leader
- Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 20:25
Ramsaran Tries To Bribe Guard
To Help Him Escape, Police Say
NORWICH – The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Ganesh “Remy” Ramsaran, saying he offered a prison guard $100,000 to help him escape from the county jail.
Ramsaran, who is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty in September of murdering his wife, now faces an additional charge of bribery, second degree, a Class C felony, deputies said.
As soon as Ramsaran made the offer, the prison guard notified his superior, and the district attorney’s office was called in to help with the investigation.
Ramsaran was arraigned later in the day in Norwich town court, and sent back to jail on $1 million cash bail or $2.5 million property bond
- Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:18
IN MEMORIAM: Dee Mahalick, Food Pantry Founder
CHERRY VALLEY – Glora K. (Dee) Mahalick , 71, founder of the Daily Bread Food Pantry here, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at Bassett Hospital.
- Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:06
Congressman Gibson Pays Election-Day Visit
- Published on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:46
POLLS OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M.
FOR GOVERNOR, CONGRESS
COOPERSTOWN – When the county’s Republican candidates can all be found partaking of pancakes and sausage in the front window of the Vets Club on Main Street, you can bet it’s Election Day. And today, as Cooperstown Rotarians served their traditional Election Day pancake breakfast, it is.
Governor Cuomo is being challenged by Republican Rob Astorino. Congressman Chris Gibson, R-19, who is expected at the Vets Club before noon, is being challenged by newcomer Sean Eldridge, the Democrat. There are statewide races for attorney general and controller.
Locally, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. is unopposed. The hottest local race, perhaps, is in the Town of Oneonta, where Town Board member Trish Riddell Kent, who was appointed Jan. 1, is being challenged by David Rowley, the retired school superintendent.
Polls are open until 9 p.m., with all Oneonta voting at Foothills, and all Cooperstown voting at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Church Hall.