It is unfair for the Journal to print articles pitting the four ``Men of the Year’’ against the two of them, who I believe act honestly and prudently and always in the best interest of the citizens of the Village.
When you go to the polls to vote in the next Village election, don’t be swayed by biased opinions. Look at all the issues and the exemplary records of Lynne and Jeff. Lynne has been one of the best Trustees Cooperstown has been fortunate to have and Jeff, who has many years experience as a Trustee and Acting Mayor is the logical person to be the next Mayor of Cooperstown.
Remember what Dr. Phil says, ``No matter how flat a pancake is, it always has two sides.’’
Hawkeyes look forward to season
On behalf of Cooperstown’s new baseball team, I would like to thank all those who have supported our efforts to bring a high-quality baseball experience to Doubleday Field. As many of you know, our very successful ``name the team,’’ contest concluded recently. Out of approximately 80 entries from across the United States, Cooperstown resident David Pearlman submitted the winning entry, the ``Cooperstown Hawkeyes.’’
We are currently attempting to select a team logo from several excellent entries developed by our local BOCES students.
The selection process will conclude within the next two weeks; however, the expertise and professionalism demonstrated by all of the BOCES contestants has been truly gratifying.
Over the last several months, several community members have approached me and asked about how they could play a more active and direct role in team affairs. We would welcome all members of our community who wish to become involved with the team.
The first meeting of the ``Friends of the Cooperstown Hawkeyes,’’ will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. in the meeting room at Cooley’s Stone House Tavern, 49 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown Village.
The meeting topics will include the general direction of the team as well as many specific aspects of team organization and administration. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Cooperstown Hawkeyes are looking forward to a great inaugural season. Thank you for you support and participation.
Thomas J. Hickey, President