ONEONTA – Opportunities for Otsego has been notified by the Canadian Pacific Railroad that the annual Holiday Train of Lights event has been discontinued in Oneonta, according to OFO President Dan Maskin.
In the past, Canadian Pacific ran its Holiday Train over the D&H South line. However, due to the recent sale of 280 miles of track to Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific can no longer bring the Holiday Train to the Oneonta community.
COOPERSTOWN – Bassett Hospital and the Center for Donation and Transplant raised a Donate Life Flag Friday to help honor a local organ donor whose gifts of life helped save two other New Yorkers. The flag was raised outside of the Bassett Health Clinic across from the hospital.
F. DANIEL LARKIN, 1938-2015
ONEONTA – The funeral mass for retired SUNY Oneonta Provost F. Daniel Larkin, 76, who died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Fox Hospital, will be at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St.
Daniel Larkin, Dan to all who knew him, left this world a better place on Oct. 1, 2015. Dr. Larkin was born in Rome on Oct. 27, 1938, to Francis Larkin and Francis Pliniski. He spent his youth in Rome, on the banks of the Erie Canal, which would feature prominently in his future.