A star RISES



Mary Margaret Douglas. Write that name on the wall. And keep watching and listening for her. Hold your breath until next time – there’s bound to be more to come. With pitch-perfect intonation and the sense of dynamics of a developing artist, the 10-year-old sang ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’at the 2015 Miss Covered Bridge Pageant and brought down the house, meanwhile evoking memories of another generation and another star born to sing that most poignant of melodies. She’s the daughter of Mike and Lindsay Douglas. He’s the new superintendent of Oneonta City Schools. Mary Margaret is the artistic daughter. There’s also an athletic one, Harper Jane, 7, and a son Jack, 4, who hasn’t discovered his true direction yet, but for now, is sky-high on superheroes. – Ron Gholson