Demonstrate your support
Those running for public office in the village of Cooperstown on Tuesday, March 20, deserve our applause and respect. They contribute their time and effort because they love their historic village and know Cooperstown deserves good stewardship as it moves through time. Coming out to cast your vote will show your appreciation for those running and the voting process itself.
I have known James Dean for over 25 years. You may have seen us locally having spirited discussions from time to time. We will exhaust issues examining their facets until the best solution emerges.
James voices his positions with unambiguous clarity and acute insights. Those qualities are a great help when trying to move an issue along to conclusion.
Jeff Katz I have known for less time. In that time it has become clear that he has an unparalleled depth of knowledge about the workings of Cooperstown government. I also admire him for his ability to articulate all sides of an issue. In discussions, he will actually state that he is taking a devil’s advocate position to elicit responses to it. It is healthy to be challenged this way in the decision making process.
Cindy Falk I know only a short time. She comes with impressive skills such as teaching at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies. Her preservation knowledge serves her well on the Cooperstown Planning Board and Cooperstown Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board. Those skills will continue to serve Cooperstown as a village trustee by providing a keen mind and long-term historic context to the decisions that affect Cooperstown.
I urge you to take a small amount of time to come out and vote on Tuesday, March 20, to demonstrate your support for these committed citizens.
Otsego County Representative,
District 8, Fly Creek
Demonstrate your support
- Our Opinion
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Good luck, Tommy
Perhaps the third time will be the "charm" for Cooperstown Central School seventh-grader Tommy Knight.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Eliminate the gap elimination adjustment
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise in his budget address to increase funding for education, local school officials are saying they are not receiving enough state aid to fund even basic services.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Groff is off to good start
Former Cooperstown Central School student and athlete Sarah Groff visited Cooperstown in November to share her dream of making it to the Olympics. She had just missed the podium at the London Games.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 7, 2013
Blindsided by CV-S vote
As we all know, school districts are facing financial insolvency and are being forced to reconsider the ways they do business. That includes mergers when fielding athletic teams.Continued ...
- Congratulations Cooperstown softball
- Your Opinion
- In our readers' opinion
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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In Our Readers' Opinion
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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