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May 9, 2013

Time, if not traffic, moves on ...

It is with sadness we note the passing of two people who we have known since moving to Cooperstown in 1982.

The first is Bertha Mae Clancy who, although born in Oneonta, called Cooperstown home since her marriage in 1946 to Joseph Clancy. We have very fond memories of working with Bertha Mae in the then MIBH Auxilliary. We always thought her dedication to volunteer work at Bassett was to be admired and set an example for others to follow. We shall miss her cheerful smile and willingness to help. To her family and friends we extend our sympathy.

The second person we have lost is Cooperstown native Ted Lamb. Although Ted was involved in many aspects of village life, we remember him best as a fixture at Cooperstown Central School. In fact, we fondly remember the many lunches we, the he-we and she-we, shared with him in the executive dining room at the school. It was always an enjoyable and informative experience. We shall also miss his ever bright smile and engaging conversation. To his family and friends, we also extend our sympathy.

And while, as we mentioned several columns ago, we think the road work on Walnut Street has greatly improved the traffic flow on Beaver Street, it has not worked quite so well of late for traffic entering or leaving the village via state Route 28 south as the road work has resulted in the need to close Chestnut Street at Walnut Street. The resulting detour has proved, from our experience at least, to be rather interesting.

The first time we encountered the detour we found ourselves behind a motor coach that was unable to make the turn from Delaware Street onto Walnut Street. Vehicles on Walnut Street were forced to back up to allow the bus to finally make the turn. It was not pretty.

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