Difficult as it is to believe, it seems we have made it to June which always seems to be a fairly busy month. And this year is no different. In fact when we turned to our calendar to June we were stunned. We always hope to find we are entering a month in which we have little, if anything, planned. But when we turned to June, we quickly realized we were faced immediately with three meeting as well as four follow-up appointments with four different doctors at Bassett. And much as we would have liked to simply move right on to July, we decided that was really not an option. So we are plowing ahead with June.
The next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home. The group, under the leadership of Enid Hinkes, will be discussing The Dubliners: The Dead by James Joyce. Anyone planning to attend this meeting should let us know so that we will have an estimated number of those planning to attend. Please call us at 607-547-8124 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We find me must correct something we said in a previous column as it has proven to not be true. When writing about the public library proposal, which fortunately passed, we noted that we did not think taxes in any of the municipalities would be reduced as a result of the new funding stream for the libraries. However, when we got out annual tax bill from the Village of Cooperstown, we discovered, much to our chagrin, that our taxes have gone down twenty-one cents from last year.
Granted it is not much, but it is better than nothing. Of course, our anticipated library tax of upwards of $80 will offset the reduction in village taxes many, many, many, many, many times. Nonetheless we do think it is a small price to pay to continue the fine service provided by both public libraries in our area.