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In These Otsego Hills
  • Remembering a CCS vote that failed| We note that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women's Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Village of Cooperstown Library. Jane Anne Russell will lead a discussion on the book "North to the Orient" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The meeting is open to the public.

    March 6, 2014

  • Cookies make a better valentine than MRI We had originally thought that our entire Valentine's Day celebration would be a trip to Bassett healthcare to get a MRI of our lower back. Thus we were most pleasantly surprised when a friend dropped in on us with a bag of heart shaped, frosted sugar cookies for us.

    February 27, 2014

  • Swing and a miss on PumpkinFest We must admit that we are probably not as caught up in sports as some people are.

    February 20, 2014

  • Keeping busy as winter creeps From all that we hear, any number of people are sick of the winter weather. And, given what it has been, it is not difficult to understand why, especially if one is not particularly taken by winter weather in the first place. However, we do suspect that, unlike some years, the weather worked out well for Cooperstown's annual Winter Carnival. We must admit that we have not participated in the Winter Carnival for a number of years for the simple fact that it is held in the winter. And we are simply not devotees of the winter. But, should the decision ever be made, which we find highly unlikely, to hold the Winter Carnival in the spring or the fall, we might be more inclined to participate

    February 13, 2014

  • Looking around into this and that This past week seems to have offered all sorts of information which might well give one pause.

    February 6, 2014

  • Stories we tell our children Difficult as it is to believe, we seem to have arrived at the end of January much sooner than we had anticipated. Of course, given the weather we have encountered throughout the month we must admit we are not sorry to see January go. We just hope that February does not follow the same weather patterns. Of course, there is not that much we can do about it if it does. Fortunately, we tend not to suffer from cabin fever and are quite content to stay inside with a good book or two or three.

    January 30, 2014

  • Stories we tell our children Difficult as it is to believe, we seem to have arrived at the end of January much sooner than we had anticipated. Of course, given the weather we have encountered throughout the month we must admit we are not sorry to see January go. We just hope that February does not follow the same weather patterns. Of course, there is not that much we can do about it if it does. Fortunately, we tend not to suffer from cabin fever and are quite content to stay inside with a good book or two or three.

    January 30, 2014

  • Having a 'wee bit of knowledge' Since it appears that many of the seemingly pressing issues of 2013 are still hanging around in 2014, we decided it was time to find something, in fact anything, else upon which we might ponder.

    January 23, 2014

  • Catching up with education We read with some interest the recent article in The Daily Star regarding the demise of the GED in NYS. We were some relieved when we discovered, upon reading beyond the headline, that the GED was being replaced with a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessment Secondary Completion or TASC.

    January 16, 2014

  • We should always watch what we say Having written this column for years now, one would think we would be smarter than to say, as we did last, "... the column, from our perspective, will be able to plow ahead in 2014."

    January 9, 2014