BFS Releases Additional Testing Updates

SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station team completed another round of water quality testing at Otsego Lake shoreline sites on Tuesday, September 12. Colonies of the cyanobacteria Microcystis were present in moderate to high abundance; microcystin toxins were present, but remained low in most locations.…


Comp Plan Meetings Scheduled

Town of Middlefield Supervisor David Karl announced that the Middlefield Comprehensive Plan Workgroup will hold three additional focus group meetings at the Town Hall this fall.…


Coop Cyclist Wins Masters Men Time Trial

The New York State Bicycle Racing Association held its 2023 New York State Time Trial Championship races on Saturday, August 19 on a new course along State Route 166. More than 100 riders from all across New York State gathered at the Cooperstown-Westville Airport starting point, hosted by Central New York Cycling. Riders competed in multiple categories and distances.…


Road Closing in Town of Middlefield

Town of Middlefield Supervisor Dave Karl has announced that Ottaway Road in the Town of Middlefield will be closed near the intersection of Ottaway Road and County Route 33 to replace the culvert over Red Creek. The closing will be from August 28 to approximately September 29.…


Middlefield To Hold Focus Group Meeting

Town of Middlefield Supervisor David Karl announced on Monday, July 24 that there will be a meeting of the Middlefield Comprehensive Plan Workgroup on Tuesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. at the Middlefield Town Hall. According to Karl, the meeting will focus on the topic of housing, with attention to short-term rentals and accessory dwelling units.…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

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