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In Memoriam Susan R. Hughson, 87 May 16, 1935 – November 22, 2022
In Memoriam

Susan R. Hughson, 87

May 16, 1935 – November 22, 2022

Susan Rosenheim Hughson

PRINCETON, NJ – Susan Rosenheim Hughson, 87, died peacefully on November 22, 2022. A lifelong resident of Oneonta, New York, Susan had moved to Princeton earlier in the year to be near family.

Susan was born in Oneonta on May 16, 1935. The daughter of Frederic Rosenheim and Pauline (Polly) Borden Rosenheim, she attended Bugbee School and Oneonta High School. In 1957, Susan graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in chemistry. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas M. Hughson, and they had two sons, Fred and Bill. After her divorce in 1988, Susan joined in a joyful partnership with Paul E. Scheele that lasted the rest of their lives.

Making Democracy Work Close to Home: A Conversation with Local Officials

Making Democracy Work Close to Home:
A Conversation with Local Officials

Ben Bauer and David Bliss. (Photos provided)

The League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area will sponsor an informal discussion with Chairman of the Otsego County Board of Representatives Dave Bliss and Town of Otsego Supervisor Ben Bauer on Monday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Clark Sports Center Community Room.

The two lawmakers will speak on the importance of running for office, delineating its challenges and rewards, and what compelled them to run for office and serve their friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public.

Trustees To Hold Policy Hearing

Trustees To Hold Policy Hearing

COOPERSTOWN – The Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m. will include a public hearing on a policy for the installation and operation of cameras to monitor activity occurring in public places within the village. The draft policy reads:

This Week 11-24-22
Structure Fire

Structure Fire in Fly Creek

A raging fire broke out in Fly Creek off of county highway 26 at the intersection with Stone House Road on the morning of Friday, November 25. Though local emergency responders arrived early to the scene, it had already consumed much of the structure. We’ve been told the entire family was evacuated successfully.

Hometown History: November 24, 2022

Hometown History

November 24, 2022

135 Years Ago
Yesterday afternoon, a passerby the residence of W.D. Bissell on Main Street, would at a glance have noted that something unusual was going on. The front porch of Mr. Bissell’s residence was fairly covered with baskets and large, carefully wrapped packages, and every few moments a wagon would be driven briskly up, one or more of the packages placed in it, and away it would dash again at a lively speed. Investigation revealed that the women of Oneonta—members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and others—were engaged in the most commendable work of supplying worthy families of the town with Thanksgiving dinners. It had somehow leaked out that it was their intention to do this, and soon they were fairly deluged with contributions from many quarters. One generous person sent six dollars in cash, another sent chickens, another turkeys, another groceries, and so on, until it became apparent that there was to be enough to supply the demand, and the work of arranging and sending out was begun in earnest. Every package or basket was supplied with vegetables in profusion and either a chicken or turkey or fine roast.

November 1887

Bound Volumes: November 24, 2022

Bound Volumes

November 24, 2022

210 YEARS AGO
Advertisement—Ambrose L. Jordan and Samuel Birdsall, have formed a connection in the practice of law: Their office is one door south of Phinney’s Bookstore, in the village of Cooperstown, where commands relative to the profession will be executed with pleasure. Cooperstown, November 14, 1812.
(Ed. Note: Ambrose L. Jordan was the father of Caroline Jordan, who attended school in Cooperstown as a girl. Jordan left the village in 1819 for a law practice in the Hudson Valley, later serving as New York’s Attorney-General. In the 1830s, Edward Clark became Jordan’s law partner and married his daughter Caroline. In the 1840s, Edward Clark represented Isaac Singer in patent lawsuits over the workings of sewing machines. By the mid-1850s Edward Clark and Isaac Singer had become business partners in the Singer Sewing Machine Co. In 1856, Caroline Jordan Clark persuaded her husband to purchase the farm then known as Apple Hill as a summer residence. Today, the property on the east side of River Street is known as Fernleigh, the residence of Jane Forbes Clark, the Great-Great-Great Granddaughter of Ambrose Jordan.)

November 21, 1812

NOTEWORTHY: Asking for, Offering Support are Skillsets We Can Re-learn
News from the Noteworthy

Asking for, Offering Support
are Skillsets We Can Re-learn

In my last “News from the Noteworthy” column, I wrote about the wellbeing struggles that are keenly felt across the workforce. I shared the results of a recent survey where business leaders, managers, and supervisors told us they are spending an average of 39 percent of their time on issues such as employee burnout, fatigue, stress, anxiety, mental health, and substance misuse issues. That number went up as high as 70 percent for some owners and supervisors.

Otsego Now Promoting Projects, Developing Priorities Countywide

Otsego Now Promoting Projects,
Developing Priorities Countywide

The build-out of an industrial park in the Town of Richfield Springs is one of Otsego Now’s current priorities, according to Chief Executive Officer Jody Zakresvski. (Graphic provided)

By CASPAR EWIG

With daily life returning to a semblance of normalcy, Otsego Now is actively continuing its stated quest “to act as a catalyst for economic transformation of the Otsego County economy.” When formed in 2014 as an umbrella organization for Otsego County’s Industrial Development Agency and Capital Resource Corporation, Otsego Now was tasked with the responsibility to “navigate the economic development process, develop sites, provide financial support, prepare workforce, and communicate with and mobilize the stakeholders needed for economic development” of Otsego County.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-25-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Santa Set To Arrive In Cooperstown

SANTA PARADE—5 p.m. Bring the whole family to welcome Santa to the Cooperstown Christmas Cottage. Followed by visits with Santa, Hot Apple Cider, and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Parade proceeds down Main Street to Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. (607) 547-9983 or visit wearecooperstown.com/events/santas-arrival-parade-2/

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 6 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

CCS Promotes Anti-Bullying Campaign

CCS Promotes Anti-Bullying Campaign

Sweethearts & Heroes’ Tom Murphy, Pat Fish, and Rick Yarosh visited Cooperstown Central School to spread their message of HOPE, Empathy, and Action. (Photo provided)

Cooperstown Central School District hosted Sweethearts & Heroes, a self-proclaimed “student empowerment and empathy activation team that prevents bullying and suicide,” as part of the school’s commitment to “creating a safe environment where children can thrive, socially and academically, without being afraid.”

“We are so excited to partner with Sweethearts & Heroes to build practices aimed at building community and belonging, supporting social and emotional development, and helping students understand their role as community members,” said Amy Malcuria, vice principal of CCSD.

OHS Boys Win First CC Title in 30 Years

OHS Boys Win First
CC Title in 30 Years

Eight Yellowjackets qualified for States this year. From left are Coach Dan Forbes, Colin Fletcher-Foster, Brandon Gardner, Keyon Ziaie, Jack Forbes, Gabe Rissberger, Nick Kahl, Donovan Lema and Coach Dave Forbes. Seated at center is Simone Schuman.

By IAN KENYON

ONEONTA – For Oneonta High School Cross Country Coach Dan Forbes, the second title is as sweet as the first. Forbes, who was on the Oneonta boys team as a runner during their first title win, talked about how rewarding it was to see the second win from the coach’s view.

Editorial Our Appreciation and Our Thanks
Editorial

Our Appreciation and Our Thanks

As we mark the traditional beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving celebrations this week, we at “The Freeman’s Journal” and “Hometown Oneonta” are thankful to be part of the life of Otsego County. But, as thankful as we are for the many bountiful aspects of life here, like many others, we are always mindful that suffering and need are still more plentiful in our region than in many other places. As Otsego County residents pause to give thanks this week, we ask that you consider sponsoring a family in need.

For the past 101 years, we have joined The Salvation Army to help make Christmas enjoyable for area families through the Angel Tree Program. We are proud to help our neighbors provide this assistance to others less fortunate.

‘HartLand Promise’ Targets Local Students

‘HartLand Promise’
Targets Local Students

By TED MEBUST

ONEONTA – Hartwick College has announced its commitment to furthering educational avenues for students from rural upstate areas with its HartLand Promise, which will make attending Hartwick, a private school, comparable to attending a four-year public college or university in New York State.

“We understand a liberal arts education may seem financially out of reach by many in our region, but we feel important, life-changing decisions should not feel restricted because of where you live,” explained Darren Reisberg, who assumed the office of college president this past August.

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