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In These Otsego Hills

In These Otsego Hills
  • Holiday preparations are piling up We must admit that we are now rushing head first through the holiday season even though we have no idea exactly how we got to this point in the year. We would like to blame the makers of calendars for not including all the months of the year in their products, but alas that is not the case. So we fear we shall simply have to deal.

    December 5, 2013

  • Full tilt running can overwhelm We are running full tilt into that time of year when the opportunities for any number of activities become somewhat overwhelming.

    November 14, 2013

  • Proud grandparents now times two We are most happy to announce the arrival on Wednesday, Oct. 30 of our second granddaughter, Marin Chase Ellsworth.

    November 7, 2013

  • Issue overload happens so quickly Over the years we have tried to stay ahead of all the various issues that may pop up from time to time. And although there have been times in the past when we found it somewhat tricky to keep up with everything, we feel that we reached a new high, or possibly low, in issue overload this past week.

    October 31, 2013

  • Responses in a fracking state of mind

    October 24, 2013

  • Anti-fracking crowd still mystifies me We were quite surprised when we read an article, entitled "Some anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone," which appeared in the October 7, 2013 edition of the Daily Star. It was an Associated Press article which evidently originated in Pittsburgh.

    October 17, 2013

  • Dirt roads idea taken seriously The next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women's Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Village of Cooperstown Library. The book for discussion will be Out Stealing Horses by Per Pettersen. Jane Anne Russell will lead the discussion of the book. The meeting is open to the public.

    October 10, 2013

  • Late sweethearts knew in kindergarten It is with sadness that we note the passing of Wanda Richards. We have known Wanda, as well as her late husband Bill, since we moved to Cooperstown some thirty years ago. And we always enjoyed our many conversations with them.

    October 3, 2013

  • Of Eagle Street and chicken necks Although there are no doubt many people who associate fall with colorful foliage and dropping temperatures, we tend to herald the advent of fall with two events, one of which we attend and one of which we receive a report.

    September 26, 2013

  • Some of the best wildflower sightings There is enough color along our roadsides to fill any painter's palette.

    September 19, 2013