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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

Most of the imposing blocks from Oneonta’s Victorian heyday survive, and the Cuomo Administration is looking to bring back much of the bustle seen here when the city was a railroad hub.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), outlined what the City of Oneonta plans to do with $14 million received so far from the Cuomo Administration to revitalize the Victorian-era downtown.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Foothills last Friday to outlined the half-dozen key projects chosen for funding.

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BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

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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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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Details Otsego Candidacy For Congress

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Details Otsego Candidacy For Congress

Sue Sullivan

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports that Sue Sullivan, CCS ’82, a candidate with Otsego County roots, is among the field of six Democrats looking to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, next year.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio shows off a 1,000-year-old skate with a stone runner, the oldest in Olympian Dick Button’s collection this summer at The Fenimore Art Museum. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previews Dick Button’s “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages,” which opens Saturday for the season at Cooperstown’s Fenimore Art Museum.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus

County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, walks the 130 acres identified as a site for development of a 500-job distribution cetner. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on plans to develop 130 acres off the Schenevus exit to I-88 for Otsego County’s first just-in-time distribution center, which may yield up to 500 jobs.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Of Uber-Like Ride-Sharing In Oneonta

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Of Uber-Like Ride-Sharing In Oneonta

All it takes is an iPhone to participate in Oneonta’s new ride-sharing system, as demonstrated by A&D Transportation President Al Rubin, right, and dispatcher Patrick Meredith. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported on Red Route, an Uber-like ride-sharing system being pioneered in Otsego County by A&D Transportation Services.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Details All News Fit To Print This Week

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Details All News Fit To Print This Week

For the first week of the year, a wide range of articles filled the front pages of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Edition,” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), ticks off all the news that packs two newspapers’ first editions of 2017, and remarks how, despite the New Year’s Day murder, how rare untimely deaths happen locally, except for heroin overdoses.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Why Local WWII Vet Is Front Of Mind

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Why Local WWII Vet Is Front Of Mind

The family of WWII veteran Bill Hughes of Oneonta, who passed away in 2000, is front of mind this Veterans Day due to a letter from Normandy and word from the Pentagon that he earned a Bronze Star. (www.AllOTSEGO.com photo)
The family of WWII veteran Bill Hughes of Oneonta, who passed away in 2000, is front of mind this Veterans Day due to a letter from Normandy and word from the Pentagon that he earned a Bronze Star. (www.AllOTSEGO.com photo)

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In Thursday’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), told of a coincidence that brings memories the late Bill Hughes, a World War II veteran from Oneonta, vividly to mind this Veterans Day: An unexpected latter from a family in Normandy and word that the Pentagon has just discovered Hughes qualified for a Bronze Star for valor, but never received it.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, County Backs Pipeline; Local Spruce NYC Bound

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, County

Backs Pipeline; Local Spruce NYC Bound

Otsego County Reps. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, left, and Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, drafted letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Otsego County Reps. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, left, and Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, drafted letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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In Thursday’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported on the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ vote urging Governor Cuomo to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  Also, on excitement about an Oneonta spruce being chosen for the Rockefeller Center ice rink this year.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reflects On Tie In Faso-Teachout Race

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reflects On Tie In Faso-Teachout Race

Congressional candidates at a Farm Bureau forum in Oneonta last May.  Republican John Faso is to the left of the moderator; Democrat Zephyr Teachout to the right.  (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Congressional candidates at a Farm Bureau forum in Oneonta last May. Republican John Faso is to the left of the moderator; Democrat Zephyr Teachout to the right. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

WAMC-logo_1 (1)Picking up on the Siena Poll showing Congressional candidates John Faso and Zephyr Teachout virtually tied, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), tells how U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19th, won the district three times by appealing to the middle.

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