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May 23, 2014

In Our Opinion: President's visit was a fun diversion


It goes on for Natalie Wrubleski, who works at Christine’s of Cooperstown, and said it was “pretty cool” to have Obama visit, but the women’s boutique would have done better business if he had walked around the village.

It goes on for Brian Paterno of Paterno Brothers Sports, who said that while a visit from a sitting president is “cool,” it was hurting his business and was “without a doubt a waste of time. They closed the Hall of Fame and shut the whole town down.”

It goes on for Hayyoung Wilkens at the Depot Deli, who said business in general wasn’t good with the president in town, although “we did get a big order for lunch from the State Police.”

And so our lives go on in this really nice place, and maybe our lives are just a little happier knowing the president said it was a really nice place, too.

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