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Baker: Basile Dedicated and Hard Working

I have worked with Jennifer for many years and the county of Otsego needs her expertise and knowledge of being deputy county clerk to move the county forward. I can say with confidence that she is one of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals I have ever met.…


Forever Young: The ‘Home Farm’ Family Dance Goes On

Life Sketches by Terry Berkson Forever Young: The ‘Home Farm’ Family Dance Goes On For several years, up until 2019 when COVID cut in, my wife Alice and I attended an August square dance on the sprawling Young “Home Farm,” just outside of the village of Van Hornsville, New York. It was a family affair but, by way of a close friend, we were invited to participate. The dance was held in the carriage house, one of the original farm…

Bound Volumes: September 14, 2023

Bound Volumes September 14, 2023 110 YEARS AGOThe Otesaga Hotel is entertaining this week what is probably the most representative, if not the largest gathering in the history of the hotel. The members of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies of America are here with their families to the number of about four hundred. The visitors come from all over the United States. The men are holding daily business sessions in the ball room while the ladies are amusing themselves…

Hometown History: September 14, 2023

Bound Volumes, Hometown History September 14, 2023 40 Years AgoThe city’s new Wilber Park pool created a big splash in its first season of use and made it through the summer with just a few minor problems, Assistant City Engineer Bruno Bruni said. “The main pool held up fine,” Bruni said, adding, “The wading pool was the one that gave us the most problems.” The wading pool was closed twice because of a broken part in the filtration system and…


Citizen Science: Science Is a Word Game

Asimov then traces 1,500 terms through history, starting at their roots—their etymologies, their origins. Because so many science words have Greek and Latin roots hidden inside them, learning even a few of these roots can seriously help students, professionals, and anyone frustrated by their doctor’s medical gibberish.…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

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