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Town Talk: Town of Oneonta

Emily Morell, a dedicated member of Girl Scout Troop 30296 in Oneonta, has successfully accomplished a significant milestone by completing her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts organization, showcasing the remarkable dedication and determination of young individuals to make a positive impact on their communities.…


Malhotra: Our Way To Save the Planet

How, on a personal level, are we trying to save the planet from global warming? Since 2016, we got 42 solar panels installed by using my retirement money. We are saving five to 10 trees each month, or a carbon offset of 450-900 pounds per month. By August 2023, we will have saved 420-840 trees with a carbon offset of 37,800-75,600 pounds.…


Oneonta Mayor Proposes New Committee

Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek discussed recent updates in the ongoing housing crisis at the Oneonta Common Council meeting on Tuesday, August 15. The County Board of Representatives recently approved a measure expanding existing contracts between the Department of Social Services and Oneonta hotels to provide emergency shelter for unhoused people.…


Oneonta’s First Pot Dispensary Opens

A line of local residents and visitors, young and old, stretched across the Main Street bridge in Oneonta as a thunderstorm threatened late in the afternoon of Saturday, August 12. The smiling, waving crowd was waiting for the clock to hit 4:20 p.m. and DOSHA, Oneonta’s first legal cannabis dispensary, to officially open. Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek, board and staff members of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, and military veterans mingled with employees and photographers before the ribbon-cutting ceremony.…


Habitat for Humanity ‘Care-A-Vanner’ Vols Visit Oneonta Site

Out-of-state visitors were among the volunteers at Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County’s work site at McFarland Road in Oneonta on Saturday, August 5. HFHOC took advantage of the national organization’s “Care-A-Vanner” program, in which volunteers from around the country drive their RVs to job sites to assist with construction, usually for two-week stints. The program is popular with retired or hobbyist RV travelers, who can add a meaningful and rewarding experience to their travels while helping out families across…


Oneonta Visions Now Open

Oneonta native Anna Hillis is the manager of Visions Federal Credit Union’s new branch, located in the WellNow Plaza at 5001 State Route 23. As part of the branch’s grand opening celebrations, Visions is inviting the local community to visit the new facility, where they can learn about the credit union mission, services, and financial wellness resources, or open new accounts.…


Y Specialty Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening

Over 80 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Oneonta Family YMCA’s Y Specialty Fitness @ FoxCare on Friday, July 14. In attendance were New York State Assemblyman Brian Miller, representatives from Congressman Marc Molinaro’s office and the NYS Alliance of YMCAs, and many community members.…


Green Wave First in League, Eliminated from Tourney

The Oneonta Green Wave was eliminated from the American Legion District 6 tournament with a tough loss to Endicott at Binghamton’s Conlon Field on Wednesday, July 19. The contest was a tight pitchers’ duel, but Endicott broke away with three runs in the final two innings to win 4-0. Asa Dugan suffered a tough loss, his only one of the season, throwing five and two-thirds innings. He allowed only four hits, walked four and struck out five.…

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.