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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 19

Visit With History

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CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/

HOPS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn and celebrate the local history of hops in the Cooperstown area. Includes family friendly activities, an exhibit, visiting with the tradesmen to learn how hops were incorporated into daily life. There will be opportunities to brew and taste craft bears. Finish the day with some food and drink with your friends on the Bump tavern green. Tickets, $12 adults, $10.50 seniors, $6 juniors. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Hopsego

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Grace H. Estell, Edmeston; Ran Edmeston Dairy Farm With Husband

IN MEMORIAM: Grace Estell, Edmeston;

Ran Edmeston Dairy Farm With Husband

Grace Estell

EDMESTON – Grace Hurd Estell, 70, who with her husband operated a dairy farm in Edmeston for 30 years, passed away at her home on Wednesday Aug. 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side.

Grace was born in Dunmore, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Ada Hinkley Pease.

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Dorothy J. Martin, 96; Retired Teacher Beloved Fly Creek Resident 

IN MEMORIAM:  Dorothy J. Martin, 96;

Retired Teacher Beloved Fly Creek Resident

FLY CREEK – Dorothy J. “Dot” Martin, loving and devoted wife of Peter L. “Pete” Martin and an integral and beloved part of the Fly Creek community, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.  She was 96.

Born May 5, 1921, in Pittsfield, Dot was one of 10 children of Leslie Calvin Day  Sr. and Agnes Alene née Daniels Day.  One of her fondest memories as a child –which she always enjoyed sharing with others – was of one Christmas Day when she and her family traveled through a winter storm by horse-drawn sled to a family gathering.

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CONSTITUTION LOSES ROUND

CLICK HERE TO READ DECISION

CONSTITUTION

LOSES ROUND

Stop Pipeline Hails Decision;

Company: We’ll Win In End

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

A federal Court of Appeals today denied the Constitution Pipeline’s appeal of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s 2016 decision blocking the 121-mile project intended to carry fracked gas from Northeast Pennsylvania, through Delaware County, to connect with the Iroquois Pipeline near Cobleskill.

The case was argued last Nov. 16 before the Second Circuit in Philadelphia, and the decision was handed down today.

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Sarah Lee Guthrie At B-Side Ballroom

ARLO, WOODY KIN IN ONEONTA

Sarah Lee Guthrie

Packs B-Side Venue

The much anticipated Sarah Lee Guthrie took to the stage tonight to a packed house at The B-Side Ballroom to bring her own flavor of folk music to Oneonta. Throughout the show Sarah Lee shared many personal stories, including where she “borrowed” Jerry Jeff Walker’s guitar from her father Arlo Guthrie and adapting lyrics from her grandfather Woody Guthrie into children’s songs. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Robert J. Mulligan, 90; Veteran, Contractor, Village Native Son
IN MEMORIAM/FULL OBITUARY

‘RJ’ Mulligan, 90; Veteran,

Contractor, Village Native Son

Robert “RJ” Mulligan

COOPERSTOWN – Robert Joseph Mulligan, 90, a retired contractor and Cooperstown Native Son, passed away Aug. 12, 2017.

RJ was born May 23, 1927, on the family farm in the Town of Warren, the fifth of six children to Hugh “Doad” and Mary Dunne Mulligan.  RJ graduated from Richfield Springs Central School.

He married Mary Faith St. John on Dec. 11, 1948, and then joined the Army, where he was stationed in Wisconsin, Japan and Germany.  Upon returning from Germany with Mary, they settled in Cooperstown and started their family and first business, Cooperstown Disposal.

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Stars & Bars Foe Takes Photos, Banned At Fair

Stars & Bars Foe Takes

Photos, Banned At Fair

Deputies Escort Leslie Kauffman Off Grounds

Leslie Kauffman at Sunday’s Fair for All press conference.

WALTON – A former rabbit barn superintendent of the Delaware County Fair was escorted off premises by deputies and barred from ever returning for taking photographs of merchandise bearing the Confederate flag, according to a press release issued today by Fair for All, the group protesting Stars & Bars at the week-long event.

Leslie Kauffman, a co-founder of the group Fair for All, which has been campaigning to end the sale of the flag at the fair, attended the fair on Tuesday with her two children and, while there, took photographs of Confederate flag merchandise available for sale.

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After High-Speed Chase, Suspect Leaps From Moving Car, Police Say

After High-Speed Chase, Suspect

Leaps From Moving Car, Police Say

Tristen Caballer

WORCESTER – A 22-year-old driver is facing multiple charges after he leaped from his moving car in this hamlet after trying to elude deputies in a high-speed chase, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reported today.

After a brief chase on foot, Tristen R. Caballer of Worcester was found in the basement of relative’s home; he “physically resisted arrest” and was apprehended, according to a press release.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Walk Through Art At CANO

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 2-9 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the art galleries of Oneonta including the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the Oneonta History Center, the Artisans Guild, and more. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/

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