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Hometown Oneonta

Mary Joan ‘MJ’ Kevlin, 59; Co-Publisher Of Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta
IN MEMORIAM

Mary Joan ‘MJ’ Kevlin, 59;

Co-Publisher Of Newspapers

MJ Kevlin and Kyla.

COOPERSTOWN – Mary Joan “MJ” Kevlin, co-publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.AllOTSEGO.com for the past 11 years, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.  She was 59, and had been struggling with cancer since October 2014.

MJ was born on April 19, 1958, in Endwell, to Joseph W. and Joan (Gaffney) Simmons, and was raised in Lafayette Hill, Pa.  She graduated from La Salle University in 1979 and received a master’s in historic preservation planning from Cornell University in 1981.

As a planner for Jefferson County in Watertown, she met her future husband, Jim, who was an editor at The Watertown Daily Times.  They married on June 25, 1983, at Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill, Pa.

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47,000 Solar Panels Planned At Former Morris Dairy Farm

47,000 Solar Panels

Aimed At Dairy Farm

A national solar-power company has leased land on Route 51 north of the Village of Morris and hopes to installed 48,000 solar panels there by November. Residents are torn between a desire for renewable energy and the impact on the viewshed. This, and much more, in this week’s editions of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands now.
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With Mathes Going, Now What? This Week, Question Explored

As Mathes Goes, Now What?

This Week, Question Explored

With the county’s economic developer, Otsego Now CEO Sandy Mathes, departing at summer’s end,, the question is, now what? Question explored in Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal this week, on newsstands this afternoon.
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Are Compressed-Gas Trucks Anything To Worry About?

Are Compressed-Gas Trucks

Anything To Worry About?

If you’ve seen trucks marked “XNG, Extra Natural Gas,” going up and down your road in recent weeks, it may be travelling between a well in the fracking district in Northeastern Pennsylvania and a processing plant in Little Falls. Anti-fracking activists are concerned what they call “bomb trucks” may represent a danger to towns and drivers along the route through Otsego County. Read this week’s exclusive report in Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.  Also, from the Hall of Fame Classic to the General Clinton Canoe Regatta, there are a ton of activities this weekend.  Let our Happenin’ Otsego calendar help you plan what to do.
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BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

CLICK HERE TO SEE PROCEEDINGS

BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW

COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, reports on the proceedings of the Public Works Committee yesterday at the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ May meeting.  The board’s full meeting will be recorded monthly by www.allotsego.com and its sister publications and broadcast via www.Youtube.com  (From video by Karen Sullins)

MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

TO:  Friends of www.allotsego.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal

By clicking on the link at the top of this page, you will have a chance to participate in a piece – albeit, a small piece – of county history.

Beginning with yesterday’s meeting of the Otsego County Board of Representatives, the board’s monthly proceedings will be videotaped and made available to the public via www.allotsego.com

The county representatives have been discussing the idea for several months now.  Their sensible concerns – for instance, would viewers suspect censorship if any part of the meeting inadvertently wasn’t recorded? – made it clear that it would be better all-around if an independent entity would provide the service.

The three sister publications – our two newspapers, plus our website – seemed like the logical entities to pick up the challenge.  An Oneonta videographer, Karen Sullins, is making the recording and posting it on our behalf, with expressions of support from many of the representatives.

We’re new to this, and I assume the concept will evolve.  If we can come up with a cost-effective way to live-stream the proceedings in real time, we will do so.

Meanwhile, I welcome any feedback and advice that you, our readers, may have.

Best regards and happy viewing!

JIM KEVLIN • Editor & Publisher

www.allotsego.com • Hometown Oneonta • The Freeman’s Journal

(607) 547-6103 • jimk@allotsego.com

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LEAF’s Julie Dostal Honored, As Are Cooperstown ‘Great 8’

LEAF’s Julie Dostal Honored,

As Are Cooperstown ‘Great 8’

Oneonta’s Julie Dostal will be honored next Tuesday at the state Capitol as a Senate “Woman of Distinction,” while the Cooperstown Chamber in recent days honored eight standout businesses on its 100th anniversary. Plus Oneonta Theatre threatened, Is Cooperstown a “sanctuary”? … and much more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
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In Cooperstown, Moratorium; In Oneonta, Mayor Runs Again

In Cooperstown, Moratorium;

In Oneonta, Mayor Runs Again

In Hometown Oneonta, Mayor Herzig is running again, downtown landlord Seth Clark has seen the light on the city’s $14 million DRI, and much more. In Cooperstown, a moratorium is likely on Dreams Park housing, a Cooperstown Bat outbuilding burned in Hartwick hamlet, and much more. Both newspapers on newsstands this afternoon.

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CHRISTOPHER’S BURNS; LOCAL EYES CONGRESS

CHRISTOPHER’S BURNS;

LOCAL EYES CONGRESS

An end and a beginning. As Oneonta began to absorb the loss of Christopher’s Restaurant and its Adirondack-style décor, including Kevin Costner’s jacket from “Dances With Wolves,” a new entry came – seemingly out of nowhere – into the political picture. Sue Sullivan completed high school in Cooperstown after her parents bought the Mount Otsego ski slope in 1980. The niece of SUNY Oneonta’s retired librarian, Janet Potter, and former Hartwick Town Supervisor Mary Balcom, she pursued a career in hospital administration in the Hudson Valley and is now one of a half-dozen Democrats interested in challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, in November 2018.  Also, “Big Chuck’s” latest and much more in this week’s Hometown Oneontas and Freeman’s Journals, on the newsstands this afternoon.
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SENSE OF THE MEETING: RESOLVE FIRE CONTRACT

SENSE OF THE MEETING:

RESOLVE FIRE CONTRACT

At a packed and fiery meeting at Oneonta’s Elm Park Methodist Church last evening, townsfolk pleaded and demanded that the Town of Oneonta Board of Fire Commissioners reach an agreement with City Hall and assure professional firefighting protection for the town into the future. It appeared unclear if the commissioners are will to do that. And so much more in Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal: Why did Focus fail? What’s going to happen to Otego Elementary? How quickly can the D&H yards development plans be fast-tracked? Both newspapers are on newsstands in Oneonta, Cooperstown and stops in between this afternoon.
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From Oneonta Panhandling, To Clark Sports Center Debut

From Oneonta Panhandling,

To Clark Sports Center Debut

From panhandling in downtown Oneonta, to the passing of a world-famous sitar player, to the reopening of the Clark Sports Center after 18 months of renovations, Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal this week cover of range of news across Otsego County. Find the newspapers on newsstands this afternoon.
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