- Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 21:38
SANSEVERE FALLS SHORT, BUT
BRINGS VOTERS BACK TO POLLS
COOPERSTOWN – The first Republican challenger since 2011 fell short of claiming at seat on the Village Board, but John Sansevere brought increasingly absent local voters back to the polls.
Sansevere garnered 131 votes against the Democratic incumbents: Cindy Falk, who led the ticket with 198 votes, and Jim Dean, with 164 votes.
But 284 villagers went to the polls, compared to a dismal 94 last year. In 2011, the last time both parties fielded full slates, 650 voters cast ballots.
Single write-in votes were cast for Patti Ashley, Mike Trossett, Jeanette Weldon, Milo Stewart and John Lambert.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 21:14
Formal Presentations By Teachers, Hebert
Critical Of Governor’s Proposed Reforms
COOPERSTOWN – This evening’s Cooperstown Central school board meeting moved from the library to the middle/high school cafeteria to accommodate the largest turnout of teachers and parents so far – 120 or more – since concerns arose locally two weeks ago about Governor Cuomo’s proposed Common Core reforms.
The 7 p.m. meeting began with presentations, by teacher association president Ann Olmstead, Sandra Bliss, a retired teacher who listed long affiliations with NYSUT, and local teachers, but also by Superintendent of Schools C.J. Hebert, who delivered the segment calling for an end to the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), ongoing since 2009, which reduced state aid by almost $600,000 this year alone.
During the public comment period, parent Kim Jastremski, who has been a leading voice of concern, asked the school board to correct two points made in information sent home to parents.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 18:18
MANNO SEEKS TO RAZE
ALL, PART OF EX-AGWAY
Property owner Mike Manno is asking the village Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board for permission to demolish all or part of 28 Railroad Ave., the former hops barn he renovated at the corner of Glen Avenue.
H-PARB chair Teresa Drerup said the application, delivered at the Feb. 10 H-PARB meeting, called for “full or partial” demolition, but contained no additional details. “He didn’t come to the meeting,” she said of the building’s owner.
Reached by telephone, Manno deferred comment for the time being.
A public hearing on the demolition permit has been scheduled at the next H-PARB meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Village Hall. The permit application is on file in the Village Clerk’s Office.
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- Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 18:05
Oneonta’s Hemlock Road Neighbors Upset;
Cooperstown Hops Barn Might Be Razed
- Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:50
Already, Turnout Almost Doubles
Over 2014 Cooperstown Election
- Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:08
Parts Of Cooperstown Without
Internet, Phone Service Today
COOPERTOWN – Time Warner customers in the southwest corner of Cooperstown lost Internet and phone service shortly after 10 a.m. today.
While some customers reported regaining service shortly after 2 p.m., Time Warner was saying all service would not be restored for another two hours.
The source of the problem was a modem on a pole at Grove Street and Glen Avenue, in front of the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, where a two-men crew was at work much of the day.
The person who answered Time Warner’s customer service line called it “a signal issue.” He likened the signal leaving the modem to “a care driving through very, very dense fog. “ So the modem was being replaced, he said.
Time Warner customers along Railroad Avenue reported losing Internet and phone service, and so did Mayor Jeff Katz, who lives on Chestnut Street. However, DPW Superintendent Brian Clancy, who answered the phone in the Village Clerk’s Office, said service had not been interrupted at Village Hall.
- Published on Monday, 16 March 2015 21:38
Oneonta Town Residents Oppose
71-Trailer Park At Hemlock Road
- Published on Monday, 16 March 2015 11:35
CCS Girls Face Chautauqua Lake In Semis Saturday
COOPERSTOWN – The Coopertown Lady Hawkeyes’ basketball team will play Chatauqua Lake in the state championship semi finals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
The winner of that match will play in the finals the following day, at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, also at Hudson Valley CC.
With Laurens boys’ defeat over the weekend, the CCS girls are the only championship contender from Otsego County for a state title this year.
- Published on Monday, 16 March 2015 11:27
IN MEMORIAM: Donna A. Shipman, 60;
NBT Bank Vice President In Cooperstown
WEST WINFIELD — Donna A. Shipman, 60, NBT Bank’s vice president/regional manager in Cooperstown, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Bassett Hospital, with her loving family by her side.
She was born on Sept. 25, 1954, in Norwich, the daughter of John “Jack” Parks Sr. and Anna Grant. She graduated from Sauquoit Valley High School and Herkimer County Community College with an associate’s in business administration.
On Dec. 24, 2012, she was united in marriage to David Hailston at her son and son-in-law’s home in Utica.
- Published on Monday, 16 March 2015 11:09
Exit Team Realty Will Merge
With RealtyUSA In Oneonta
ONEONTA – RealtyUSA today entered into an agreement to merge Exit Team Advantage Realty with its Oneonta office at 75 Market St.
Tom Tillapaugh, Exit owner, said, “It is with deep gratitude that we appreciate the many loyal customers for making our business a success over the last 10 years. Our partnership with RealtyUSA makes it possible to offer even more valuable products and services to them into the future. We are pleased to become part of such a successful and professional organization.”
Merle Whitehead, president/CEO of RealtyUSA, said, “The highly respected agents from Exit Team Advantage Realty are a wonderful compliment to the existing team of sales professionals in our Market Street office.”