Cooperstown Crier - Your Source for Hometown News - Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame

Breaking News

February 6, 2014

Casale withdraws, no challenger yet in mayor's race

The placeholder is gone, but no GOP candidate has filled the place.

Republican placeholder candidate Vince Casale withdrew his candidacy for the Mayor of Cooperstown on Monday. That move gave the Republicans until 5 p.m. yesterday to find a replacement, but they failed.

Casale, the chairman of the Otsego County Republican party, put his name forward as a placeholder candidate at the village’s Republican caucus on Jan. 23.

For the two village trustee positions that are up for election this year, the caucus nominated independent incumbent Lou Allstadt, who was cross nominated by the Democrats at their caucus Jan. 28, and no one for the second position. Deputy Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, a Democrat, currently holds the second trustee position, and is running for re-election.

In addition to Allstadt, Katz and Tillapugh were nominated for re-election at the Democrat’s caucus.

“What’s important to me is that the same six people will be in place,” said Katz, when asked for his thoughts on the Republicans not running a full slate of candidates this year, expressing gratitude that the board would stay the same. “Everything that’s been going on in the last two years, in the general sense, is going to continue.”

Katz and the trustees aren’t assured of being unopposed yet.

Independents have until Feb. 11 to announce their candidacy for mayor or the board of trustees and present a petition of signatures to get on the ballot. The election is on March 18.

1
Text Only
Breaking News
  • Buck pleads to first-degree manslaughter The Michael Buck murder case was resolved yesterday with a guilty plea to one charge of manslaughter in the first degree, a class B felony.

    June 5, 2014

  • The president's words at the HOF

    Following is a transcript of President Obama's speech at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday:

    May 22, 2014

  • Goodbye, Mr. President
    After Obama concluded his short speech, the motorcade departed the Baseball Hall of Fame at 4:13 p.m. and made the quick drive back to the helicopters.

    May 22, 2014

  • Hand-on at the Hall

    President Obama got more than a tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame — he got hands-on.

    May 22, 2014

  • Obama's in Cooperstown

    Marine One touched down in Cooperstown at 3:07 p.m. and the motorcade made the short drive to the Baseball Hall of Fame, arriving at 3:16 p.m.

    May 22, 2014

  • Emergency responders on the job

    For a volunteer fire department, preparing for the arrival of a sitting president is no small matter.

    May 22, 2014

  • Watch the President's remarks from Cooperstown

    President Barack Obama will deliver a live address from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown at approximately 4 p.m. today.

    May 22, 2014

  • Emergency responders on the job

    For a volunteer fire department, preparing for the arrival of a sitting president is no small matter.

    May 22, 2014

  • photo (2).JPG Not all the focus is on Obama

    For those gathering to protest against the New York SAFE Act, President Barack Obama's visit to Cooperstown is less important than the presence of Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the event.

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • photo.JPG Down at the diner

    The morning of the day of President Barack Obama's visit to Cooperstown looks like any other at The Cooperstown Diner. Still, the patrons are very much aware the president's coming visit.

    May 22, 2014 2 Photos