News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.
Click for classifieds of Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County. Click for jobs in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County. Click for dining, entertainment, and things to do in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County. Click for real estate listings in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of OTsego County. click for cars, trucks, and other vehicles in oneonta, cooperstown, and all of otsego county. click for funeral homes, flower shops, and other businesses that specialize in= remembrance in oneonta, cooperstown, and all of otsego county. Click for more great ads from local businesses in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 20

Art Day At The Fenimore

14-19eventspage

COMMUNITY ART DAY – 10 a.m.- Noon. Create an underwater scene with the Japanese art of “gyotaku,” (fish printing) using rubber replicas of Otsego Lake fish. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.FenimoreArt.org.

BROADBAND INFO – 2 p.m. Public meeting to update the community on the Broadband project. Questions welcome. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St., Laurens. Call 607-432-2050 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegoelectriccooperative/

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
New Nurses, Expanded Services Part of Dan Ayres’ Hospice Goals

New Nurses, Expanded Services

Part of Dan Ayres’ Hospice Goals

Dan Ayres, Executive Director, Catskill Hospice and Palliative Care, welcomes visitors to the organization’s new consolidated offices on Main Street during a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Jan. 11. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Tammy Christman, an employee at Hospice, gives tours during the open house.

ONEONTA– With new offices, grief counseling, new nurses and early intervention, after just one year at Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Dan Ayres is already looking to steer the at-home care provider toward new heights.

“We currently serve roughly 120 patients across Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties, but really, we’d like to reach at least 130 to 140 patients,” said Ayres.

Succeeding 25 year president and CEO Lola Rathbone, Ayres took over the position in Jan. 2017. Ayres first order of business was to create one central location for Catskill Area Hospice to operate out of.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
All Ideas On the Table At Comprehensive Plan Open House

Bike Trails To Candy Store,

Open House Covers Gamut

Brenda Korthauer, wife of City Manager George Korthauer, posts a suggestion on the wall of the CANO gallery at the Wilber Mansion during the Open House for the Comprehensive Plan. “We’ve done this before,” she said. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Mayor Gary Herzig and Council member Russ Southard, Sixth Ward, discuss Short-Term Rentals, one of the hotly debated topics at the Open House.

ONEONTA – Bike trails, a candy shop, blade signs and more winter recreation were all suggestions made during the Comprehensive Plan committee’s open house in the CANO galleries at the Wilber Mansion earlier this evening.

“To build a good community, we need input from everyone,” said Ethan Gaddy, an Elan Planning community planner. “This sort of forum works because it’s a non-threatening way to make your voice heard without having to stand up in a meeting or fill out a form online.”

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Cooperstown Adopts New Short Term Rental Law

Cooperstown Adopts 

Short-Term Rental Law

Public comment over, Village Attorney Martin Tillapaugh said he believes the new law can be defended. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
Jim Potts, who owns a non-conforming short-term rental in Cooperstown, voices his concerns about the new regulations.

COOPERSTOWN – Before a crowd too large to be seated in the board room, village trustees this evening unanimously adopted a controversial short-term rental law, aimed at better controlling the spread of tourist accommodations.

Near the end of a self-imposed moratorium on short-term rentals, scheduled to last until March, the law is structured to discourage non-resident parties from investing in and renting out properties in Cooperstown.

“It seems like we’re just creating false barriers here,” said village resident Jim Potts, who said he owns one of the nine non-conforming rental properties.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
SUNY Oneonta Cuts Ribbon On Welcome-Center Building

SUNY Oneonta Cuts Ribbon

On Welcome-Center Building

SUNY President Nancy Kleniewski, assisted by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and Director of Admissions Karen Brown, cut the ribbon yesterday at the official opening of the campus’ Welcome Center, photo at right.  The building, across from the Hunt Union, hosts the Admissions & Recruitment Office, and will be an information center for prospective students and the parents, and the starting point of their visits to campus. (Jared Stanley photos for SUNY Oneonta)

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 19

Seussical The Musical

14-19eventspage

SEUSSICAL – 7 p.m. The 7th & 8th Graders present their first ever musical based on several tales by Dr. Seuss. Cooperstown Central School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/its-a-debut-the-first-ever-7th-and-8th-grade-musical-at-ccs-suessical-junior/#.WlUXPFWnGUk

THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting “Love, Loss, And What I Wore.” The Production Center, The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407 or visit foothillspac.org

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Ellen Armstrong, 89; Longtime Guidance Secretary At CCS

IN MEMORIAM: Ellen Armstrong, 89;

Longtime Guidance Secretary At CCS

COOPERSTOWN – Ellen M. Armstrong, 89, longtime guidance secretary at Cooperstown Central School, died in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.

A native of Little Falls, she was born there Oct. 15, 1928, a daughter of Charles F. and Marie (Feeney) Kelly.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 18

Photos From Afghanistan

14-19eventspage

PHOTO PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Joshua Ives from Syracuse University share photographs he took while on military deployment in Afghanistan. Free, open to the public. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

OPEN HOUSSE – 3-7:30 p.m. The community is invited to give comments and ideas for updates to the Comprehensive Plan for Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/oneonta-open-house/?instance_id=966

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
From Downtown Hotel, To Bunker And A Birth

From Downtown Hotel,

To Bunker And A Birth

…are just two of many offerings in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal. In the first, entrepreneur Perry Ferraro and his partners are again discussing a hotel in downtown Cooperstown. Second, “Big Chuck”‘s daughter, nine months pregnant, was hurried to a bunker during the missile scare in Hawaii last week, but there’s a happy ending. Pick up the papers – there’s much more.
AVAILABLE AT THESE FINE ESTABLISHMENTS
 TRY HOME DELIVERY OF FREEMAN’S JOURNAL
SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
CENTERS HEALTH CARE BUYS FOCUS AT OTSEGO

CENTERS HEALTH CARE

BUYS FOCUS AT OTSEGO

The sale of Focus at Otsego to Centers Health Care was completed today.

COOPERSTOWN – Centers Health Care , which operates 42 skilled nursing and rehab facilities in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, today completed its purchase of Focus Otsego, formerly the county’s Otsego Manor.  It will now be known as Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.

The sale will include Focus Otsego’s Long-Term Home Health Care Program.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Posts navigation

21 Railroad Ave. Cooperstown, New York 13326 • (607) 547-6103