25 years agoJune 28, 1989
COOPERSTOWN — Many groups and individuals want to benefit from the added promotion of this year’s tourism season in Cooperstown. There is so much competition that Cooperstown village trustees called a special meeting Tuesday to decide how to handle the problem for the next big event, Baseball Hall of Fame inductions July 23 and 24.
The trustees acted on the side of tradition. They said they wanted to avoid conflicts between groups.
One beneficiary Tuesday was the junior class at Cooperstown Central School. The juniors have had exclusive right for the years to sell food and soda from the front lawn of the village office building on induction day for the Hall of Fame.
They will enjoy the right again on Sunday, July 23.
This year’s junior class also requested a permit to post notices in the village that they are collecting returnable soda cans.
Trustee Hugh MacDougall said he had the impression the students wanted the exclusive right to collect all soda cans throughout the village. Trustees said they could not that notion, because that would be granting a monopoly to one group. So, trustees approved the request on the food stand but said posting of notices on the can collection would not be allowed.
The students would, however, be able to collect the soda cans that are sold from their booth, trustees said.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.