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February 12, 2010

Letters to the Editor: February 11, 2010


I understand what it means to raise a family, work two jobs to pay the bills, and I see the struggles that people are having in stressed economic times. I have always worked hard for what I have earned, and have been careful on how I spent those earnings. As I grew up in Cooperstown, I learned valuable lessons from my parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches. These included: focus on a goal, play fair, live with honor, and respect others, know the value of money, be accountable for your actions, lead by example, itÆs ok to fall down, as long as you get back up and try again, be part of something bigger than yourself, understand that what is popular is not always right; what is right is not always popular, and serve.

As your Mayor, I will dedicate myself to the work that it will take to preserve our traditions, while ensuring financial stability. We need strong leadership in our community. As your Mayor, let us: create a vision for Cooperstown, ensure efficiency and access in our government, develop focused short and long term goals, listen to all stakeholders, and seek positive relationships with our community partners. I have a proven record of success as a leader and hope to earn your support on Election Day.

Joe Booan, Jr.


Thanks for the support

First of all, we’d like to thank all of you for your support in putting on the 44th annual Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Many, many individuals put forward time, effort, monetary donations and opened their businesses over the weekend to make this year’s Wild Wild Winter Carnival a success! We had a great time, enjoyed good food, fun contests and music and most of all, great company. Thank you for attending events, entering your talents into contests and braving the cold weather.

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    May 15, 2014

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    April 3, 2014

  • Please Click Here Never have I written back-to-back letters to the editor, but so many Cooperstown people have called our home or talked with me on the street to comment on my previous letter about the Furthur concert.

    July 25, 2013

  • Our Readers' Opinions Once again nature is wreaking havoc with our properties surrounding the lake! The amount of rain we have received in the last month is approximately 13 inches -- three times the normal amount!

    July 11, 2013

  • Honest Brook Music Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary The Honest Brook Music Festival has announced its 25th anniversary summer season classical concerts.

    July 4, 2013

  • Our Readers' Opinions After living in the western southern tier for 10 years, my wife and I decided to visit the Hall of Fame today, June 20, before moving out of the area in a few weeks. We enjoyed the museum, but parking in Cooperstown proved to be a formidable gauntlet.

    June 27, 2013

  • Our Readers' Opinions To Those members of the local government who care about the economic future of Cooperstown and the maintenance of its character: Has Town Hall gone mad here?

    June 13, 2013

  • Our Readers' Opinions I applaud the Baseball HOF's move of the Classic to Memorial Day Saturday. I just wished it had not been rained out.

    June 6, 2013