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October 15, 2013

Step Back in Time: Oct. 15, 2013

25 years ago

Oct. 15,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1988

WELLS BRIDGE — Madeline Archer has been appointed postmaster of the Wells Bridge Post Office, succeeding Deborah Haddow, who resigned May 20.

Ms. Archer served as an officer-in-charge in Wells Bridge prior to her appointment as postmaster. She has been with the U.S. Postal Service since 1981 when she was hired as a clerk in West Oneonta, and also served as a part-time flexible distribution/ window clerk in Oneonta.

The Wells Bridge Post Office serves 64 box customers and is located on county Route 4 in Wells Bridge. The office is staffed by a postmaster and one postmaster relief.

The public is invited to attend Ms. Archer’s installation ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Wells Bridge Post Office. Along with a chance to view the post office and meet the new postmaster, visitors can also view a stamp collection to be displayed by a local philatelist.

50 years ago

Oct. 15,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1963

COOPERSTOWN — A new complete emergency system to provide Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown with instantaneous total electrical coverage during a sustained power outage, was officially inaugurated Monday.

At acceptance ceremonies, Wayne H. Elliott, the hospital’s plant superintendent explained that the complete emergency system has been integrated into a completely automatic system with manual override controls for engine starting, load distribution, testing, transfer and exercising, also allowing manual control of the power distribution upon failure of any of the “aforementioned systems.”

The total cost of the emergency generator is $85,926 and it included a building to house the generator, plus miscellaneous electrical and mechanical work.

In reviewing the project, Dr. James Bordley, 3rd, Bassett’s Director said that the Village of Cooperstown acted as an agent for the hospital under Federal Civil Defense Law, which enabled the hospital to qualify for matching funds.

The hospital will reimburse the village for one-half the cost of the power plant and will assume all the responsibility in connection with the generator. The Federal Civil Defense Agency has matched half the cost of installation.

Dr. Bordley expressed appreciation to W. Earl Winger, County Civil Defense Director for his action with the Federal Agency, and to Mayor Howard C. Talbot Jr. and the Cooperstown Village Board of Trustees.

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