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In These Otsego Hills

In These Otsego Hills
  • Trolling through the email inbox again We started this year by offering a variety of humorous items we had received via email. We had thought they would help pass the lengthy month of January. And now, that we are half way through the year, we thought, in light of all the issues swirling around, it might be time to offer up some more items from our email inbox.

    July 3, 2013

  • Events to embrace and points to ponder It seems we are heading full tilt into the summer season. And it is even possible that the weather is inclined to follow suit.

    June 27, 2013

  • It is always something ... There are times when we think we could write this column in our sleep. And we are certain there are times when readers must think that is exactly what we have done.

    June 20, 2013

  • Comments and questions and updates, oh my ... We must say that we tend to think the number of issues floating around recently is somewhat overwhelming. In fact, there are times when we feel we are having trouble keeping track of them all. And so, we thought we might attempt to sort some of them out.

    June 13, 2013

  • Once again, hope springs eternal ... We are happy to report that although Mother Nature did her best to thwart the annual Upper Pioneer Street Block Party, she was not successful.

    June 6, 2013

  • To park or not to park ... Every so often one's plans go awry. And sometimes it is really rather disappointing. But every so often the opportunity arises to transform the situation into something which works out to be quite all right.

    May 30, 2013

  • The week that was ... For a number of years now, we have not been in Cooperstown for the spring season. And we must admit that we had quite forgotten what it is like. But since we decided that travel was not on the docket for this year, we have become reacquainted with the Cooperstown spring. And we must say we rather enjoyed it with the possible exception of occasional uncalled for snow and seemingly frigid temperatures.

    May 23, 2013

  • Imagine what might have been ... A while back we got a telephone call from a reader of this column wanting to know why we had not written a column in support of Otsego Manor continuing to be owned and operated by Otsego County. And even though we have followed the debate over this issue in the newspaper, we readily admitted we did not feel we knew enough about the situation to take a stand.

    May 16, 2013

  • Time, if not traffic, moves on ... It is with sadness we note the passing of two people who we have known since moving to Cooperstown in 1982.

    May 9, 2013

  • The importance of speaking up ... Over the years we have come to understand that, in writing a weekly column, it is not possible to always please everyone. And such was the case with our column that ran at the end of March in which we wrote about our experience as in inpatient following a total hip replacement.

    April 25, 2013