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The contents of the historic stone house known as “Woodchuck Knoll” of Emmons Farms in Emmons will be sold at unreserved auction on Saturday, July 15. Emmons Farms evolved from the early 1800s lumber business that was begun by Asa Emmons on a large tract of land in Otsego County.…


Sports Snippets: July 12, 2023

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors announced that Carl Erskine will receive the 2023 John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors an individual for extraordinary sustained efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society.…


County Cancels Auction Following May 25th Supreme Court Ruling

The Otsego County property tax foreclosure auction scheduled for August 16 has been cancelled and the entire in rem foreclosure procedure has been suspended as a result of the uncertainty created by a recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the handling of surplus monies derived from the sale of properties at tax foreclosure auctions.…


News Briefs: July 8, 2023

ONEONTA—David Wightman of Wightman Specialty Woods will present his encyclopedic knowledge of trees and forests at the Swart-Wilcox House Museum at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. The talk will cover the history and value of Otsego County’s wooded areas.…


Sports Snippets: July 8, 2023

ONEONTA—The Saugerties Stallions swept the Oneonta Outlaws in a doubleheader at Damaschke Field on Saturday, July 1, bringing them to a five-game winning streak. Both games of the doubleheader were seven-inning contests.…


Hometown History: July 6, 2023

Bound Volumes, Hometown History July 6, 2023 135 YEARS AGOFew places excel Oneonta in facilities for obtaining an education. About 20 years ago a union school was established with a building which most of the inhabitants thought extravagantly large; but three extensions have since been added, each in size almost equaling the original structure, besides a two-story building in the western part of the village. The entire system is now under direction and management of Prof. N.N. Bull, who has…


Bound Volumes: July 6, 2023

Bound Volumes July 6, 2023 210 YEARS AGOAdvertisement: Vaccine Matter—The subscriber having been appointed by the President of the United States, Agent for Vaccination gives notice that genuine vaccine matter will be furnished to any physician citizen of the United States, who may apply to him for it. The application must be made by post and the requisite fee (five dollars) on the current bank paper of any of the middle states forwarded with it. When required, such directions, and…


Upcoming Independence Day Festivities

ONEONTA—Hill City Celebrations (formerly First Night Oneonta) announced that it will hold its annual Hometown Fourth of July Festival in Neahwa Park on Tuesday, July 4. The festivities will begin with a parade on Main Street at 1 p.m., followed by a full day of activities in the park and fireworks at dusk.…

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