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Gibson In Valedictory: Government Can Work
CONGRESSMAN IN COOPERSTOWN

Gibson In Valedictory:

Government Can Work

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19th, receives a standing ovation from the Cooperstown Rotary Club today. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19th, receives a standing ovation from the Cooperstown Rotary Club, where he spoke today.  From left are Rotarians Jim Howarth, Charles Ellsworth, David Vaules and Bill Glockler.  To Gibson’s left are club President Gary Kuch and Treasurer Patrick Kinley.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
"Just as I started strong, I will end strong," Gibson said.
“Just as I started strong, I will end strong,” Gibson said.

COOPERSTOWN – In what may be his final appearance before Cooperstown Rotarians while a congressman, Chris Gibson, R-19, told club club members today that, despite widely heard predictions of gloom, the federal government can and is working.

Gibson, who is retiring at the end of the year, pointed out that Congress, after all the threats of shutting down government in recent years, actually agreed on a two-year budget agreement that will be in place until Oct. 1, 2017.

He also noted that, despite fears of a runaway national debt, and deficit –  the annual shortfall – has actually been decreased by 75 percent.  “We’re balancing current with future needs,” he said.

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Recuperated, Seward On Job, Due Back In Albany Tomorrow

Recuperated, Seward On Job,

Due Back In Albany Tomorrow

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, is back on the job after undergoing an operation in April, and will be in Albany tomorrow pressing for legislation as the upper chamber begins the final three weeks of the current session. With him are his Oneonta staffers, from left, legislative assistant Damon Jefferes, secretary Julie Taylor, special assistant Katie Moshier, communications director Jeff Bishop and chief of staff Duncan Davie. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, is back on the job after undergoing an operation in April, and will be in Albany tomorrow pressing for legislation as the upper chamber begins the final three weeks of the current session. With him are his Oneonta staffers, from left, Legislative Assistant Damon Jeffers, secretary Julie Taylor, Special Assistant Katie Moshier, Communications Director Jeff Bishop and Chief of Staff Duncan Davie. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SEE DETAILS OF SENATOR SEWARD’S PLANS FOR THIS SESSION
IN THIS WEEK’S HOMETOWN ONEONTA, FREEMAN’S JOURNAL
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Otego Woman Found With Heroin, Runs From Cops

Otego Woman Found With

Heroin, Runs From Cops

Jacqueline Graves
Jacqueline Graves

OTEGO – A woman charged with DUI and possessing heroin tried running from State Troopers before she was arrested in Otego.

Yesterday afternoon, troopers allegedly observed Jacqueline Graves, 30, Otego crossing a road hazard as she was driving on State Route 7 in the Town of Otego.  An investigation determined that she was driving while impaired by drugs, but when troopers told her she was under arrest, Graves pulled away and ran a short distance before being grabbed by the trooper again.

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Gibson Presents Medals To World War II Veteran

Gibson Presents Medals

To World War II Veteran

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19, poses with World War II veteran Donald Diamond, Central Bridge, a few moments after presenting him with a boxed set of all the medals the sailor earned during his service, which included the D-Day invasion. Diamond, now 90, enlisted when he was 17, and participated in the Normandy invasion when he was 18. Diamond, a coxswain, never spoke of his war experiences until approached by a reporter at a parade in Schoharie County following Hurricane Irene. His niece, Kathy Fallon, contacted the congressman's office, who was able to obtained a European Theater Medal, two stars; an American Theatre Medal, a Asiatic-Pacific Medal, one star, and a Victory Medal for his constituent. One of Diamond's son traveled from Washington State for today's ceremony, held in Gibson's Cooperstown office. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19, poses with World War II veteran Donald Diamond, Central Bridge, and his family, a few moments after presenting him with a boxed set of all the medals the sailor earned during his service, which included the D-Day invasion. Diamond, now 90, enlisted when he was 17, and participated in the Normandy invasion when he was 18. A coxswain, he never spoke of his war experiences until approached by a reporter at a parade in Schoharie County following Hurricane Irene. His niece, Kathy Fallon, then contacted the congressman’s office, who was able to obtained a European Theater Medal, two stars; an American Theater Medal, a Asiatic-Pacific Medal, one star, and a Victory Medal for his constituent. One of Diamond’s sons traveled from Washington State for today’s ceremony, held in Gibson’s Cooperstown office. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Dorothy Bly, 98; Retired Little Falls Funeral Director

IN MEMORIAM:  Dorothy Bly, 98;

Retired Little Falls Funeral Director

Dorothy Bly
Dorothy Bly

COOPERSTOWN – Dorothy A. Bly, 98, who retired to Cooperstown with her husband after operating a funeral parlor in Little Falls for a quarter century, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2016, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer.  She had been residing at the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home.

Born Oct. 7, 1917, in Rochester, she was a daughter of Dea W. and Hazel (Roberts) Hess.  The first born of three children, Dorothy’s mother instilled in her  a love of music, and at the age of 8 she began taking piano lessons.

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Commander Carson Directs Commemoration A Last Time
MEMORIAL DAY 2016

Commander Carson Directs

Commemoration A Last Time

Len Carson, in center of top photo, views the firing details for the last time as commander of the Oneonta Vets Club. The county representative is stepping down after several years at the helm. Bottom left, the American Legion Auxiliary's Jean Yaro hands out paper poppies to, from left, Kelly Weeks, and Emilie and Kan Gainsfield, all of Oneonta. Bottom right, Bottom right, Vicki Reiss, Oneonta, with daughter Samira Mortland in her arms, enjoyed the parade down Main Street. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Len Carson, in center of top photo, views the firing details for the last time as commander of the Oneonta Vets Club during this morning’s commemoration at the top of the Veterans Memorial Walkway, Neahwa Park.  Carson, elected to the county board last November,  is stepping down after several years at the helm of the combined veterans’ post. Bottom left, the American Legion Auxiliary’s Jean Yaro hands out paper poppies to, from left, Kelly Weeks, and Emilie and Kan Gainsfield, all of Oneonta. Bottom right, Vicki Reiss, Oneonta, with daughter Samira Mortland in her arms, enjoys the Memorial Day parade on Main Street. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SEE PICTURE PAGE IN UPCOMING HOMETOWN ONEONTA
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Cooperstown Tradition Strong At Soldiers, Sailors’ Monument
MEMORIAL DAY 2016

Cooperstown Extends Tradition

At Soldiers’, Sailors’ Monument

Cub Scout Shamus Murphy carries the flag for his den's honor guard, flanked by Owen Flannigan and Foster Waite. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cub Scout Shamus Murphy carries the flag for his den’s honor guard, flanked by Owen Flannigan and Foster Waite, today at Cooperstown’s Memorial Day parade.  Veterans, scouts and firefighters proceeded up Main Street to the Soldiers & Sailors’ Monument in front of the county Courthouse, where the village’s annual Memorial Day commemorations are held.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO)

SEE SLIDE SHOW OF TODAY’S COMMEMORATION

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88 Degrees On Saturday Beats Record By 2 Degrees

88 Degrees On Saturday

Beats Record By 2 Degrees

Saturday's record high of 88 had Elysia Hinkley of Spencerport waving her fan at the Hall of Fame Classic. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Saturday’s record high of 88 had Elysia Hinkley of Spencerport waving her fan at the Hall of Fame Classic. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

The 88-degree record high on Memorial Day Weekend Saturday beat the 86-degree  market set in 1911 and tied in 1978,  AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal) weather watcher Dave Mattice reports.

Thursday, the high was 85 degrees; Friday, 86, and Sunday, 86, Mattice reports, not record but enough to constitute a heat wave around here.

 

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54th Annual General Clinton Regatta Underway

54th Annual Clinton Regatta

Underway On Susquehanna

Cindy MiHeager, Cooperstown, hands bags of snacks and fresh bottles of water to John Bugyi and Mike Silicato, Morris, as they paddle down the Susquehanna Rvier as part of the annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cindy Heager, Cooperstown, hands bags of snacks and fresh bottles of water to John Bugyi and Mike Silicato, Morris, as they paddle down the Susquehanna River en route to Bainbridge in of the 54th annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta. Today’s started at 6 a.m. – the Pro Class at 8 – off Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park.  The trophy presentations are at 5 p.m. in Bainbridge.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Eagle Eyes On Goodyear Lake

Eagle Eyes On

Goodyear Lake

Just ahead of Memorial Day, a Bald Eagle, once endangered species, was spotted over the Colliersville Dam this morning. There are believed to be at least three nesting pairs of eagles in Otsego County. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Just ahead of Memorial Day, a Bald Eagle, once an endangered species, was spotted over the Colliersville Dam this morning. There are believed to be at least three nesting pairs of eagles in Otsego County.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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