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Judith Green was born in Syracuse, New York, and attended Syracuse University for music education. Shortly after marrying, Green and her husband moved to Watertown, NY where she taught music in the local schools for three years before moving to…

Carol Malz is a lawyer in Oneonta and a past board president of the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA). Malz treasures our planet’s natural resources. She grew up on Long Island, but through her travels, domestic and abroad, she…

Anthony J. Casale has had 40 years of experience in government, politics, business, and higher education in New York, Florida, and Washington D.C. During his time as a student at the University of Albany, he began his political career as an intern,…

Mike Empey grew up around Otsego Lake, spending his summers swimming and fishing. He made a living working in local restaurants and as a licensed guide on the lake. In the mid- 1990s, Empey participated in the lengthy debate over whether to construct…

Ellen Pope is the executive director of Otsego 2000 in Cooperstown, NY. As a child, Pope grew up traveling around the country and Europe due to her father being in the military. With this Pope gained to many different cultures that helped her in…

Jim Havener is a well-known and respected member of the Cooperstown, Milford, and Oneonta communities. Jim was born in Assumption, Illinois where he lived until attending college in Decatur, Illinois in the 1970s. Jim’s mother was born and raised…

Kathryn Smith Mollach was born in 1936. She spent her early childhood in Delaware County, then moved with her family to Cooperstown, New York in 1945. The Smith family were cauliflower farmers. Kathryn discusses farming and the local farming…

Alicia Pagano, world traveler, poet, artist, and professor, shared her experiences growing up in Sidney and Unadilla, New York and her experiences traveling abroad and her family’s life in this area. Born in Sidney in 1929, Alicia enjoyed growing…

Interview with Hadasah Zutah from April 26, 1978. Interview covers moving to the United States, her family, the importance of knowing one's background, and the Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Interview with Belle Rosenthal from April 26, 1978. Covers her family's move from England to the United States, their religion, and education.
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