Kosmer deserves your vote
While it’s important for all of the candidates running for Otsego County representative to be well versed in the many issues facing Otsego County, there is one issue that dominates: hydrofracking and natural gas drilling.
John Kosmer has shown real leadership on this grave matter since his co-founding of Sustainable Otsego.
Our businesses, big and small, our crucial tourism revenue and our residential way of life would all be irreparably damaged with the advent of fracking and drilling. Though it’s fine to be a latecomer to the issue, opposing the will of the vast majority of the residents and their duly elected town board is not. John Kosmer was out in front of the major issue facing us all. For that alone, he deserves your vote.
Sustainable Otsego candidates have foresight
I write to endorse the candidacy of John Kosmer for county board of representatives from the town of Otsego, along with Bennett Sandler and Julie Huntsman for town board in the town of Otsego.
All these candidates have been in the forefront of resistance to gas drilling in our area; they have provided an unprecedented service to our community by providing a forum for local residents to express their views via petitions and phone surveys to our local elected representatives.
Through their efforts, it became clear that voters in the town of Otsego overwhelmingly opposed fracking. This is no opinion, but, thanks to them, a documented fact. Because of their efforts, the town of Otsego amended its Land Use Law to prohibited heavy industry, including fracking, in the town.
What is important here is that these three people did not, like their opponents, put up a finger to see which way the wind was blowing. Instead they recognized a grave threat to our community and took steps to avert it.
If things were left to their opponents, the town would be at the mercy of the frackers.
Business as usual is no longer good enough. In a time of increasing scarcity of resources, and of decreasing reliability of state and federal governments to protect local interests, we need people in office who can provide real leadership in anticipation of problems.
This leadership will be vital to a myriad of other town and county issues.
Fortunately, the town of Otsego has an opportunity to elect Kosmer, Sandler and Huntsman, candidates with foresight and courage. Vote for them on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Kosmer for county rep
This is a letter of support for citizen John Kosmer for county representative. Look for Sustainable Otsego slate, and pull the levers.
I had a visit the other day from a county rep asking me for his support. Why would I support county reps who have passed the buck on gas drilling?
“The state does not give us authority,” he said.”We hired an engineering firm to look at the roads,” he added.
That’s not good enough.
Looking for someone else to protect that which is most dear to us right here is not good enough.
John Kosmer for county rep, on the Sustainable Otsego line: he’s not looking for excuses.
Kosmer deserves your vote
Lillian Grace Iversen
COOPERSTOWN -- A Service of Committal for Lillian Grace Iversen, age 96, who died Dec. 3, 2012, will be offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Ecumenical Columbarium in the Church-yard at Christ Church, Cooperstown, with the Rev'd Thomas E. Pullyblank, pastor of the Fly Creek United Methodist Church, officiating.Continued ...
Ruth M. Gray
A graveside service for Ruth M. Gray, who died Jan. 28, 2013, will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013.Continued ...
COOPERSTOWN -- The Office of the Burial of the Dead with Holy Eucharist (Rite I) for Grace Welsh will be offered at 11 o'clock in the morning on Saturday, 4 May, 2013, in Christ Church, Cooperstown, with Fr. Mark Aaron Michael, Rector, officiating. Assisting will be the Rev'd Samuel Bassett Abbott, Rector Emeritus. The Committal Service and inurnment will follow at the Ecumenical Columbarium in the Church-yard at Christ Church.Continued ...
Susan L. Peterson
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Susan passed away surrounded by loving friends and family on March 16, 2013, at her home in Oakland, Calif., following a near-year-round battle with cancer.Continued ...
- Gladys Davidson
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
COOPERSTOWN -- Grace Welsh, 90, a lifelong resident of Cooperstown, and for the past year a resident of the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, died Thursday morning, March 21, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.Continued ...
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Dawn 'Debbie' Bridger
COOPERSTOWN -- Dawn E. "Debbie" Bridger, a life-long resident of the village of Cooperstown, died Monday afternoon, March 11, 2013, at the age of 65 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ruth R. Druse
RICHFIELD SPRINGS -- Ruth R. Druse, 89, formerly of Richfield Springs, Cooperstown and Bemus Point, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Continued ...
RED HOOK -- Carol Braider, 87, of Red Hook, passed away on March 16, 2013, at home.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
Bruce R. MacDonald
PIERSTOWN -- Bruce Raymond MacDonald, MD, a former attending physician at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, in Schenectady, following a valiant battle with cancer. He was 70.Continued ...
Harry L. Parshall III
JAMESVILLE -- Harry L. Parshall III passed away Feb. 23, 2013, after a brief illness.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 7, 2013
Donald E. Wright
HARTWICK -- Donald Eugene Wright, a resident of Otsego Manor, went to meet his Savior Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2013. He was 84.Continued ...
Diane J. Howard
Diane J. Howard, a locally known artist and a partner at TJ's Place in downtown Cooperstown, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Feb. 3, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was 66.Continued ...
Helen S. Weber
COOPERSTOWN -- Helen S. Weber, beloved wife of Jack Weber, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2013, at Otsego Manor. She was 82.Continued ...
Daniel A. Blacksmith
COOPERSTOWN -- Daniel Alvin Blacksmith, a true entrepreneur who experienced a full life, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. He was 87.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ann Catharine Casey
NISKAYUNA -- Ann Catharine Casey, 47, passed away on Dec. 24, 2012, following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).Continued ...
NEDERLAND, Texas -- Charlie Leo, 61, of Nederland, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Christus Hospital-St. Mary, Port Arthur.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Katherine Lemoine Fenimore Cooper Cary
COOPERSTOWN -- Funeral services for Katherine L.F. Cooper Cary, who died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at ...Continued ...
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Joseph F. Basile
Joseph F. Basile, a devoted family man and skilled cabinet maker, passed away just before noon Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Otsego Manor with his loving family at his side. He was 85.Continued ...
Yong-Min Chi, M.D.
Dr. Yong-Min Chi, a native South Korean who served alongside American soldiers during the Korean War and who started his medical practice in Cooperstown and Delhi, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 8, in his Cummaquid, Mass., home.Continued ...
- Lillian Grace Iversen