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Patience will be required
Cooperstown students return to school in two weeks. and one of the biggest changes the teachers, parents and students encounter may be making their way through a construction zone.
Well done, Sarah
Former Cooperstown Central School student and athlete Sarah Groff missed a bronze finish in the women’s triathlon at the Olympic Games by just 10 seconds.
Spraying should stop
We were dismayed to learn the New York State Department of Transportation considers the use of a glysophate-based herbicide on unwanted plants on the Route 80 right-of-way along the western shore of Otsego Lake to be an “acceptable risk.” We believe it poses an unacceptable risk.
Good luck, Sarah
Beginning at 9 a.m. London time on Saturday, 55 women will chase Olympic gold in the women’s Triathlon. They will swim 1,500 meters, bike 40 kilometers and run 10,000 meters.
Widow delivers in speech
Ron Santo’s wife, Vicki, said she would have much preferred her husband give his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday. “Rest assured that he’s laughing at my expense to see me squirm a little bit,” she said. She said words could not express her sorrow that Santo didn’t live to see his enshrinement.
- Your Opinion: July 26, 2012
Our Opinion: Hall voters will have tough decisions to make
The Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Weekend is by far the biggest event in Cooperstown each year. This weekend, Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin and Cubs third baseman, the late Ron Santo, will join the elite fraternity.
Roses to Cooperstown Youth Baseball and the town of
Hartwick for reaching an agreement on a lease of town
property that will allow CYB to build its new facility for
baseball and softball.
Let the celebration continue
The Fourth of July falls midweek this year, shortening for some what we normally enjoy as the “long holiday weekend.” The celebration of Independence Day is one that has not been converted to a Monday holiday to create a three-day weekend.
Our Opinion: Board made right choices
The village board made two good decisions Monday night. Both votes required a tiebreaker from Mayor Jeff Katz. The first was a proposal to halt the long-standing tradition of the noon whistle, or siren. The whistle signaling noon, or lunchtime, may have been a more important part of life decades ago, but today was carried on primarily as a tradition.
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