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Let the Games Begin!

Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek, former mayor Kim Muller and Otsego County Chamber of Commerce President Sean Lewis (above) recently took part in a ribbon cutting marking the official opening of the recently reimagined Muller Plaza. Named in honor of former mayor Muller, the plaza will host various activities throughout the summer.…


Student Intern Contributing to Business Vitality

Victoria Spina, a rising senior from Hartwick College, has joined the Innovation and Acceleration Center at Otsego Now as its marketing intern this summer. The center, which opened in February, helps small businesses and entrepreneurs launch their ideas and businesses in Otsego County.…


SW Barn Project Moving Forward

At its meeting on Thursday, June 29, the City of Oneonta’s Common Council Finance and Human Resources Committee expressed support for the proposed Swart-Wilcox Barn Project.…


Special Counsel in Trump Case is SUNY O Grad

Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith, selected in November to prosecute the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1991. Smith grew up in Clay, outside of Syracuse, and earned his Doctor of Law degree at Harvard Law.…


In Memoriam: Evelyn M. Benjamin

NORTHPORT—Evelyn M. Benjamin of Northport passed away on June 19, 2023 at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York. She was born on May 14, 1927 in Oneonta, the daughter of Myron M. Wiest and Elsie V. (Grant) Wiest.…


In Memoriam: Barbara Jean Marikovics

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Barbara Marikovics died of natural causes on June 17, 2023. She failed to attain her goal of living to 100 by a mere eight months but was never unhappy with the life she had.…

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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.