In Memoriam: Michael Burgess

HARTWICK—Mike Burgess passed away on September 10 at the age of 69. If you didn’t know him, he was that guy with the easy smile and friendly demeanor. If you did know him, you knew he had abundant stories, looked you in the eye when speaking to you, and would lend a hand any time you needed it.
He had deep roots in this region, growing up in Hartwick, moving away only briefly for a little bit of military service, a…


In Memoriam: Laura Jane Seeley

HARTWICK—Laura Jane Seeley, 39, of Hartwick, passed away unexpectedly at Albany Medical Center on August 23, 2023 as a result of a tragic car accident near Bennington, Vermont. As an organ donor, she gave five recipients “The Gift of Life.”
She was born to George and Mary Seeley on February 1, 1984 in Winchester, Virginia, and was brought home to join her excited 4-year old sister, Kate S. Seeley, bringing joy to the entire household.…


Happenin’ Otsego: 09-15-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Preserving Historic Buildings At Freight Wheel Cafe PRESERVATION—1-3 p.m. “Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future: Maximizing Energy Performance and Durability in a Historic Building While Preserving its Historic Integrity.” Presented by the Schoharie County Home of Ongoing Learning. Reservations required. Freight Wheel Café, 3097 County Highway 11, Hartwick. 607-293-3040 or visit SENIOR MEALS—11:30 a.m. Seniors are invited to enjoy a delicious meal each Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors, $10 for guests…


Town of Hartwick Preps for Fall Clean Sweep

Town of Hartwick residents can once again dispose of old household furniture, yard trash, scrap metal, electronics, tires and more during the town’s popular Fall Clean Sweep event on Saturday, September 16. The collection will take place at the Hartwick Town Hall, 103 Town Drive.…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Special Subscription Offer

Now through September 30, new annual subscribers to “The Freeman’s Journal” and have an opportunity to help their choice of one of four Otsego County Charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Cooperstown Art Association, Helios Care or Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.