The Otsego Herald for June 21, 1819, compiled, with comments:
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The Otsego County Board of Representatives’ privilege of the floor section of its monthly meetings at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown has always been an odd experience for me, and I suspect, many others.
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…
The news that two executives of the former Focus Otsego nursing home pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges last week left us feeling a little flat.
I began writing this column back in December 2017 for two reasons. The first is that I find writing to be cathartic, a way of expressing what is on my mind and in my heart in a way that, for me, words often do not allow. The second is that I hoped to bring some laughter, peace and a sense of…
There have been enough post-mortems about the 2016 presidential election to make your head spin. Explanations for Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump have been blamed on everything from Jim Comey to Russian interference. Many of the reasons given are intangible so there’s no way …
This year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction of six living members drew an estimated crowd of 53,000, which the Hall of Fame cites as the second largest Induction Day gathering, surpassed only by the 2007 induction of fan favorites Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn.
Another Albany politician has been convicted of corruption, and yet there seems to be no rush at the state Capitol to stem the tide.
As the Semi-Literate Opera Buff (SLOB), I try to provide a layperson’s perspective toward the 2018 Glimmerglass Festival productions. If anyone would like to see what reading material on this season’s operas is available in the Four County Library System, please check out the 4cls online cat…
A couple of months ago, a pleasant high school girl came to visit me. She and her classmates had each been assigned to interview and write about a “local person of influence.” I’m guessing that she drew the short straw. She got my name.
As 2018 is the centennial of the end of World War I, there could not be a more fitting production appearing on the stage of the Glimmerglass Festival than the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera “Silent Night.”
A day does not go by without some political pundit pointing out the extent to which the country is divided. Division along political lines is not a new thing.
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