Dozens of wellwishers at this hour are at a party and ribbon-cutting at the new Toonie Moonie plant on Route 28 between Cooperstown and Fly Creek, as proprietor Kim Condon takes her production of organic marshmallow crème to the next level. In top photo, Operations Manager Thomas Tuthill of Treadwell gives a tour of the commercial kitchen, which is located in the Oberriters’ former Cooperstown Bat headquarters, to – among others – Flerida Santana of Stamford, left, and Donna Ward of Hobart. At right, Condon confers with her caterer, Heather Pikul of 221 Bakery, Oneonta. Condon founded the business in 2006 in Oneonta with a double goal: providing a natural equivalent for people who can’t eat marshmallows, and creating a sweet treat for all. More information – and recipies! – at www.tooniemoonie.com (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – Leonora Lobdell, 86, wife and business partner of Burton Lobdell in Lobdell’s Trucking, real-estate entrepreneur, and an advocate of positive thinking, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016.
Born in Brooklyn, Nov. 26, 1929, she grew up in Fleischmanns, the daughter of Helen Roberta Honeyman and Baptist minister Thomas Todd Edwards. Her parents met at the Montrose Bible Conference Center where Leonora’s grandfather, Rev. Robert M. Honeyman, was executive director.
COOPERSTOWN – Police Chief Michael Covert is warning residents not to send money to callers pretending to represent NYSEG.
“We’ve gotten four calls today from people who received calls saying that they had to pay $998 on their NYSEG bill or they would be thrown in jail,” said Covert. “It’s an ongoing scam.”
The callers then asked for the mark to go to CVS and get a GreenDot pre-paid card. “Never send money to a caller asking for a GreenDot card,” said Covert. “It will always be trouble.”
In Otsego County, Faso, a former Assembly minority leader and gubernatorial candidate from Kinderhook, beat businessman Andrew Heaney of Dutchess County 1,041-394, or 72 percent to 27 percent.