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On Wednesday, March 18, the village of Cooperstown will hold its elections for mayor and two trustee positions. As a trustee I have had the privilege of working closely with Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh for the past two years, and with trustees Joe Membrino and MacGuire Benton for the past one yea…

Last year, when Ellen Tillapaugh was elected Cooperstown’s mayor, she appointed me to fill her open trustee position. I had volunteered for many organizations over the years (OCCA, PTA, the food pantry) and had served on various village committees including the Pedestrian Safety Committee, t…

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COOPERSTOWN - Giles E. Russell, 86, of Cooperstown, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Born March 14, 1934, and raised in Eagle Bridge, Giles was the son of Giles Sr. and Kathryn (Mahar). He graduated from RPI in Troy with a degree in electrical engineering in 1955. He was an IBM engineer in …

WORCESTER - Patricia S. Hoye, 83, died Thursday May 28, 2020, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. Pat was born on Sept. 2, 1936, in Cooperstown, the daughter of Gilbert F. Smith and Irene (DeLong) Smith and raised on the family dairy farm in Worcester. She was a graduate of Worcester Cent…