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May 12, 2014

Step Back in Time: May 12, 2014

25 years agoMay 12, 1989

MILFORD — A private developer from the Albany area is proposing to buy the old Milford school for $200,000 to convert it into senior citizen housing.

Most people in the community probably will hear about the proposal by Paul Seiden, of Seiden and Sons, Inc., of Delmar, during the annual school district meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 23. A proposition on the Seiden proposal will be offered to the voters on Wednesday, May 24.

Bruce Burritt, Milford school superintendent, said Seiden’s idea will be a benefit to the community and will help the school district rid itself of the old Milford school.

If Seiden’s plans work out, the old school could provide affordable housing for senior citizens in an area where low-cost housing is in short supply.

“It’s something I think is very much needed in the community,” Burritt said of the proposed project.

50 years agoMay 12, 1964

COOPERSTOWN — “We can pause to be thankful that we can live in a nation governed by law rather than men. Nations governed by men are those which are governed by such as Khruschev and Castro.”

Those were words of Otsego County and Family Court Judge Frederick W. Loomis at the opening of the observance of Law Day U.S.A. in Otsego County Court Monday in Cooperstown.

Speaking to the largest group ever witnessed in this court including members of nine schools, women’s club groups, legal secretaries, private citizens, and barristers from Otsego County, Judge Loomis was introduced by Robert J. Harbison, president of the Otsego County Bar Association.

Speaking of the motto over the entrance to the Supreme Court of the United States, “Equal Justice Under Law,” Judge Loomis termed law, “the guiding light for all our courts throughout the land, from the highest to the lowest.”

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