Author, broadcaster to discuss new book at Jervis

Published Oct 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

Jervis Public Library will host radio broadcaster, historian, and author Chuck D’Imperio on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the library’s accessible auditorium. D’Imperio will discuss his latest book “Graves of Upstate New York: A Guide to 100 Notable Resting Places.”

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Published earlier this year by Syracuse University Press, “Graves of Upstate New York” is D’Imperio’s tenth upstate book exploring the sights and history of the region. “Graves” is a travel guide focusing on the lives and deaths of 100 legendary Americans who are buried in upstate New York.

“D’Imperio takes readers on a fascinating journey across the state, visiting the gravesites of such famous New Yorkers as Mark Twain, Harriet Tubman, James Fenimore Cooper, Lucille Ball, and four US presidents, as well as the unusual, such as a Kentucky Derby–winning horse and the most famous one-legged tap dancer in the world,” according to the Jervis Library announcement.

“Big Chuck” D’Imperio is one of Central New York’s longest tenured radio broadcasters, the announcement said, adding that the native of Sidney has been helming his top-rated morning radio show in Oneonta since 1989. “He is much in demand as a public speaker, presenting more than 40 programs across the state each year,” the announcement added.

His other books include “Upstate Uncovered: 100 Unique, Unusual, and Overlooked Destinations in Upstate New York,” “Unknown Museums of Upstate New York,” and “Monumental New York: A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials of Upstate New York.” His book “A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the Stories Behind Forty Food Favorites” was one of three finalists for the 2015 CNY Book of the Year. Copies of his books will be available for purchase after the program.

For more information about this free event, call the library at 315-336-4570, visit the library’s web site at, or like Jervis Public Library on Facebook.