Lawrence Woodards, 34, Cooperstown, and Kevin Williamson, 34, New York City, are accused of working together to steal from taxpayers and the office.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Brookwood Point could soon be host to expanded trails, kayak rentals and even beekeeping.
“The grass gets really high and hard to mow in places,” said Lang Keith, Cooperstown, a board member on the Otsego Land Trust, which owns the 22-acre enclave on Otsego Lake. “We were thinking that would be a good place to do some beekeeping.”
Such ideas were generated during the Land Trust’s second planning meeting Tuesday evening in Templeton Hall on the future of Brookwood. Over two hours, the two dozen attendees a broke into five small groups to undergo a “charette” exercise, thinking through what amenities and programs would work best on the property.
Building Commemorates Assistant Chief
MOUNT VISION – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, last evening joined members of the Mount Vision Fire Department to announce a $150,000 state grant to assist in construction of the department’s new fire station, helping fulfill the dream of Assistant Fire Chief Adam Burgess, who died in a work accident last year.
“The Mount Vision Fire Department is a true community beacon and the new fire station will further enhance the firefighters’ ability to keep people and property safe and serve the public,” Seward said.
Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, a Chicago Cubs fan from his days at the Mercantile Exchange, sends greetings from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, where his beloved Cubbies are facing the Indians this evening in the World Series. If the Cubs win, it will be their first championship since 1908. In addition to serving as mayor, Katz is a published baseball writer with two books to his credit and an aficionado of America’s Pastime.
COOPERSTOWN – Robert Lane LaDuke, born at Bassett Hospital on Oct. 22, 1939, passed away peacefully at Bassett Hospital on Oct. 24, 2016, just two days after his 77th birthday.
Bob was the first child of Harry (Dutch) LaDuke, Jr. and Marion (Maisie) Lane LaDuke. He enjoyed the innocence of growing up in “old” Cooperstown and all of the freedoms and fun it offered. He had lots of memories and stories of bike adventures with John Robinson, visiting the merchants on Main Street, playing on Doubleday Field, the Clark’s Gym after school, stopping at Derrick’s Shoe Store to have your feet X-rayed, Saturday morning art lessons at the Children’s Museum (now the Cooperstown Art Association), picnics at the lake, the Red Bursey Playground program, weeks at Windward Cottages on Otsego Lake, up-to-no-good adventures with Pete Costello and Roger Coleman, after school at the Doubleday, and stopping by 32 Elm St. where there was always something great to eat.
COOPERSTOWN – Tom Salo of Burlington, active in environmental issues since the first Earth Day in the 1970s and an expert in eagles and hawks, has been named Otsego County Conservation Association 2016 “Conservationist of the Year,” it was announced today.
He will receive the award at OCCA’s Annual Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Templeton Hall. For reservations, call OCCA Executive Director Leslie Orzetti at 547-4488.
By CHIP NORTHRUP • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Despite wind and rain, rowers from Cooperstown and Oneonta competed with rowers from all over the world in the three-mile “Head of the Charles” race over the weekend in Cambridge, Mass.