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May 28, 2013

In Our Opinion: Cheers


In his retirement, he said he plans to volunteer, take part in outdoor activities, travel and “enjoy life.”

And after more than 30 years of protecting the community, he deserves it. 


To the Oneida Indian Nation for donating $10,000 to Cooperstown Central School.

The check is to help defray the cost for new uniforms when the name CCS Hawkeyes becomes effective on July 1. The Redskins name was retired, effective June 30.

Oneida Representative Ray Halbritter praised the students who pushed to oust the district’s nickname, which many found offensive to Native Americans. He called the students “thoughtful, inclusive, courteous” and “respectful.”

One concern over the change was the cost to the taxpayers. This donation helps alleviate some of those concerns.

We’re glad to see the Oneida Indian Nation support this change.

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