Booster Club says thanks
The Milford Central School Booster Club would like to take this time to thank its sponsors for their support in helping make the Coaches vs. Cancer event on Jan. 27, a success.
The night was filled with numerous activities. The Schenevus and Milford basketball teams provided three exciting games for spectators towatch. The public was treated to an enhanced menu at the concession stand which was a great success. The evening also included a small Chinese Auction, bake sale and special raffles.
The Milford Cancer Awareness Club at Milford Central School organized a Spirit Week at school to raise additional funds for cancer research. They also sold basketball signs that individuals could purchase in memory or in honor of family members and friends who have or had to battle cancer. This was a great way to recognize their fight, as well as recognize just how this widespread disease affects everyone.
Through the efforts of everyone that contributed to the success of our fundraising event, we will be sending the American Cancer Society a check in the amount of $2,506.51 to help in its search for a cure. So in closing we again want to extend a huge thank you to Schenevus Central School and everyone who made this event a success.
Milford Central School Booster Club
Participate by voting
This month, I helped my son study for his fourth-grade social studies test. The subject was the American Revolution and the importance of having a voice in government, particularly on issues related to taxation. In the uncontested village election on March 20, there may seem little need to vote, but as a candidate I hope that village residents choose to participate. And even more importantly, both before and after the election I look forward to hearing your opinions on the issues the board faces. I decided to run for trustee out of a commitment to public service. As your elected representative, I will need your support and your input.
For the past six years I have been involved on Cooperstown’s Planning Board.
My work on the board has impressed upon me the importance of thoroughpreparation and impartiality in decision making. It has taught me to listen, even when I don’t agree, and to work toward consensus. And, it has convinced me of the importance of long-term strategic planning, a concept that can and should not only be applied to zoning but also to municipal fiscal matters.
As an architectural historian by training, I have also been a member of the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board since its founding in 2008. I see preservation as more than just saving pretty buildings; it is tied to issues of great importance in Cooperstown: economic (re) development, environmental sustainability, and heritage tourism. As a trustee, I believe my background in preservation and planning will be helpful in decisions concerning future development and rehabilitation projects, the ever problematic issue of parking, and the maintenance of village property, particularly 22 Main Street and the village parks.
My husband and I came to upstate New York when I started my job at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. We chose to live in Cooperstown and to raise our two children here because we fell in love with the people and the place. We have both taken active roles in the community.
Being nominated as a candidate for the position of trustee is a great honor for me. I hope you will confirmmy decision to run with your vote March 20.
Booster Club says thanks
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Congratulations to Lucy Ford for winning a state title
Cooperstown's Lucy Ford needed a personal best to win a state title in the high jump Saturday at the New York State Track and Field Championships in Middletown. Ford, a junior, didn't just get her personal best with her jump of 5-feet, 5-inches. She broke her own school record, again, and became the first CCS girl to win a state title in track and field.Continued ...
Mother Nature throws Hall a curveball
A couple of weeks ago when we wrote that we hoped the date change for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's annual seven-inning exhibition game would be a hit we were not expecting Mother Nature to force an alternative plan all together. Now there is no way to know if the Memorial Day Weekend would have been a better suit as we cannot compare apples to oranges.Continued ...
Roses to those who participated and contributed to this year's Cooperstown/Otsego County Relay for Life.Continued ...
Hopefully HOF Classic date change is a hit
The National Baseball Hall of Fameâ€™s annual seven-inning exhibition game has seen a drop in attendance in the last couple of year. The Hall of Fame Classic began as a Fatherâ€™s Day event, was then moved to the Saturday before the holiday, and is now being held on Memorial Day Weekend.Continued ...
Congratulations Cooperstown softball
It is hard to believe that Cooperstown's softball team had never won a division or playoff title until this week.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Happy CYB has found a home
Cooperstown Youth Baseball has finally found a home. However, it is a bit sad it could not be in the village that is often referred to as the "home of baseball."Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Change is never taken lightly
We are glad the Cooperstown Central School Board finally chose a nickname, but were surprised by the plummeting attendance rate at meetings pertaining to the matter. What seemed to be a hot-button issue attracting nearly 100 people for and against a name change at initial meetings seemed to simmer to complete no shows toward the end.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tax cap is deceiving
As if figuring out one's tax bill isn't mind boggling enough. In its second year of implantation, the 2 percent limit on property tax increases makes things all that more complicated. One cannot just assume his or her individual taxes will not increase more than the cap threshold.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
Earth Festival is a good start to spring
We hope Mother Nature brings us some sunshine and spring weather this weekend. But if not, there is a predominantly inside event coming up that should help get visitors thinking about spring.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
Education heading in wrong direction
It is good to see that with teachers changing their curriculums to teach for the Common Core State Standards that there is still some hands-on learning going on locally.Continued ...
- Congratulations to Lucy Ford for winning a state title
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Our readers' opinion
I received this statement from Christine Drew Martin, a former resident of Oaksville, who is the daughter of the late Ruth Yule, beloved English teacher at CCS.Continued ...
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Kudos to Mayor Jeff Katz and the board of trustees for revisiting the possibility of using paid parking to raise the funds necessary to keep our village streets in good condition.Continued ...
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