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June 12, 2014

Step Back in Time: June 12, 2014

25 years ago

June 12, 1989

COOPERSTOWN — The O’Connor Division of The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital is one of 13 sites to be awarded a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to develop a community oriented primary care program. The American Hospital Association’s Hospital Research and Educational Trust and the national Rural Health Association announced 13 sites were selected after a competitive nationwide application review as part of a four year, $1.7 million grant program designed to improve the health of rural Americans. The O’Connor Division was awarded $70,000 over 2 ½ years which will be matched by local funds and in-kind contributions.

The funds will enable the medical staff at the O’Connor Division to work with communities in the O’Connor service area to identify health problems and design community oriented programs to impact upon and improve those problems targeted in central Delaware County.

In April, O’Connor physicians Dr. Marthe Gold and Dr. Frank Silagy attended a training session with representatives from the other 12 demonstration sites at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine which is noted for its community oriented health care programs.

50 years ago

June 12, 1964

A large gift for the new Hartwick College museum-library building was announced Thursday by Dr. Frederick M. Binder, president of the college.

The gift came from Miss Ethelwyn Doolittle, 8 Irving Place, in memory of her father, Irwin Doolittle, an Oneonta contractor for many years.

Precise amount of the gift was not disclosed.

Construction of the new building will begin in the near future, college officials said. The building will be located below Bresee and Arnold Halls with architecture to fit into the contours of the hill. The complex will include a lecture auditorium, The Yager Indian Museum and a library, including seminar rooms with a book capacity for 300,000 volumes.

Miss Doolittle, a native Oneontan and a resident of the city for most of her life, was a close friend of naturalist-writer John Burroughs. Mr. Burroughs was a frequent guest at the Doolittle residence.

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