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October 25, 2012

In your opinion: Oct. 25, 2012

(Continued)

Thank you to the numerous others who jumped in to make our clean up go so effortlessly. 

Most importantly, thank you to all who brought their pot luck dishes and great energy to the party! We hope that this will be the beginning of a long tradition of Harvest Supper Celebrations!

Growing Community Steering Committee

 Village needs representation

on board

Over the years, various town of Otsego supervisors have suggested to me that, in order for the village of Cooperstown to be represented on the town of Otsego Board, the village needed to have a resident as a council member on the board. Despite the fact that the village is IN the town, and, by nature, should be represented by all town officials elected, this has not been the case. It seems as though the village’s role in town of Otsego politics has been to vote, pay taxes, and get almost nothing in return.

For the first time in recent memory, we have a village resident running for Otsego Town Board. Tom Hohensee has recently moved to the village after years living in the town. He represents the best of both worlds — a longtime town resident aware of town concerns and a new village resident eager and willing to find out what Cooperstown needs from the town, a town in which the village is about one-half the population and a huge tax base.

History has shown that without a village resident on the town of Otsego Board, Cooperstown’s needs are not given much attention and the tax money we contribute is spent without village interests in mind. As a village resident, I am voting for Tom Hohensee. I urge you to do the same.

Mayor Jeff Katz

Village of Cooperstown

 Russo is up

to the job

Town of Otsego residents have the chance to elect a hardworking, forward thinking, conscientious new member to the town board. Republican Paul Russo’s interesting life experience informs his views on everything from hydrofracking, which he unequivocally opposes, to taxes, which he is determined to do his part to keep low. An active and proud member of our country’s military, a family man, community volunteer, and a practicing health care professional, Russo has a unique set of personal strengths and disciplines. He won’t tire or give up, deceive or look the other way when issues arise. He can be trusted with tough decisions and public money and he wants to do the job. As a neighbor and fellow public servant, I feel certain that he is up to it.

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