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Sarah Lee Guthrie At B-Side Ballroom

ARLO, WOODY KIN IN ONEONTA

Sarah Lee Guthrie

Packs B-Side Venue

The much anticipated Sarah Lee Guthrie took to the stage tonight to a packed house at The B-Side Ballroom to bring her own flavor of folk music to Oneonta. Throughout the show Sarah Lee shared many personal stories, including where she “borrowed” Jerry Jeff Walker’s guitar from her father Arlo Guthrie and adapting lyrics from her grandfather Woody Guthrie into children’s songs. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Robert J. Mulligan, 90; Veteran, Contractor, Village Native Son
IN MEMORIAM/FULL OBITUARY

‘RJ’ Mulligan, 90; Veteran,

Contractor, Village Native Son

Robert “RJ” Mulligan

COOPERSTOWN – Robert Joseph Mulligan, 90, a retired contractor and Cooperstown Native Son, passed away Aug. 12, 2017.

RJ was born May 23, 1927, on the family farm in the Town of Warren, the fifth of six children to Hugh “Doad” and Mary Dunne Mulligan.  RJ graduated from Richfield Springs Central School.

He married Mary Faith St. John on Dec. 11, 1948, and then joined the Army, where he was stationed in Wisconsin, Japan and Germany.  Upon returning from Germany with Mary, they settled in Cooperstown and started their family and first business, Cooperstown Disposal.

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Stars & Bars Foe Takes Photos, Banned At Fair

Stars & Bars Foe Takes

Photos, Banned At Fair

Deputies Escort Leslie Kauffman Off Grounds

Leslie Kauffman at Sunday’s Fair for All press conference.

WALTON – A former rabbit barn superintendent of the Delaware County Fair was escorted off premises by deputies and barred from ever returning for taking photographs of merchandise bearing the Confederate flag, according to a press release issued today by Fair for All, the group protesting Stars & Bars at the week-long event.

Leslie Kauffman, a co-founder of the group Fair for All, which has been campaigning to end the sale of the flag at the fair, attended the fair on Tuesday with her two children and, while there, took photographs of Confederate flag merchandise available for sale.

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After High-Speed Chase, Suspect Leaps From Moving Car, Police Say

After High-Speed Chase, Suspect

Leaps From Moving Car, Police Say

Tristen Caballer

WORCESTER – A 22-year-old driver is facing multiple charges after he leaped from his moving car in this hamlet after trying to elude deputies in a high-speed chase, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reported today.

After a brief chase on foot, Tristen R. Caballer of Worcester was found in the basement of relative’s home; he “physically resisted arrest” and was apprehended, according to a press release.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Walk Through Art At CANO

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 2-9 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the art galleries of Oneonta including the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the Oneonta History Center, the Artisans Guild, and more. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/

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Stars & Bars Controversy Leads, But There’s More

Stars & Bars Controversy

Leads, But There’s More

It seems the controversy between county fair boards and protesters against vending Stars & Bars amid the dairy contests will continue for a while, with neither side willing to bend. But, In Hometown Oneonta, you can also read about OPT Director Paul Patterson’s retirement, and City Hall trying to pick up where Otsego Now has faltered in seeking key CFAs. In the Freeman’s Journal, there’s a dispute over county board ballots in the Cooperstown/Town of Otsego district, and a Be Positive Festival is being planned to help people overcome the malaise resulting from national politics.  Also, local folks are headed to see next week’s total eclipse of the sun.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17

Celebrate The Harvest In Morris

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Morris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org

NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/

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Council Bids Patterson Farewell

Council Bids

Patterson Farewell

Retiring Public Transit Director Paul Patterson gives his final report to Common Council this evening to thunderous applause from the council members. Details in this week’s Hometown Oneonta (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

Barbershop A Capella

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CONCERT – 7-8:30 p.m. “New Horizons Barbershop Chorus & Quartets” sing A Capella in the Barbershop style. Spring Park,27-35 E. Main St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-858-0964 or visit www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=concert-in-the-park-7

ART & PHOTOS – 6-8 p.m. Exhibit opening features the art of local artists and old photos of Roseboom. On display thru Aug. 30. Roseboom Historical Association, 123 St. Hw. 165, Roseboom. Visit www.facebook.com/RoseboomHistorical/

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