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Mark Simonson

October 28, 2013

A variety of local changes made news in October 1988


In near darkness and with a tape recorder and microphone in hand, this writer waited for the arrival of an airplane at the Warren E. Eaton Airport in Norwich on Tuesday, Oct. 25. On board was U.S. Sen. Robert Dole, who came to Norwich for a Republican fundraiser at the Canasawacta Country Club. Dole was also campaigning for presidential candidate George H.W. Bush.

Republican Committee chairman Thomas Morrone said it had been quite an effort to get such a big name as Dole to come to our region, after three weeks of planning.

“My eyeballs are popping out, I’m so tired,” Morrone said.

After a short news conference at the airport at 5:45 p.m., this former radio news director departed back to the Norwich station to prepare the story for Wednesday morning’s newscasts.

This weekend: a return to some of the local life and times in the autumn of 1863.

Oneonta City Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorHistorian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at

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