Marks: Bassett Making Wrong Decision

Bassett Making Wrong Decision The decision by Bassett Healthcare Network to close FoxCare Fitness Center by the end of May is a travesty for the community and the over 700-plus current members of the healthcare facility. Bassett’s mission is, and should always remain as, to support wellness and fitness programs designed to encourage nutrition, exercise, and preventative health measures which ensure the health and well-being of people of all ages—this is especially important for adults living in our rural community.…


Ibrahim Named ‘Rural Hospital CEO to Know’

Ibrahim Named ‘Rural Hospital CEO to Know’ COOPERSTOWN Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and chief executive officer of Bassett Healthcare Network, has been named to a select list of esteemed healthcare industry professionals profiled in the “Becker’s Hospital Review” article titled “80 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know 2023.” As noted in the article: “Rural hospitals are critical to the success of the U.S. healthcare system to expand access to care in remote areas. CEOs at the helm of these important community…


‘A Roadhouse Coup’ Released Worldwide

From Screening to Streaming ‘A Roadhouse Coup’Released Worldwide By JOEL J. PLUEONEONTA After a year of research and development, followed by months of filming and editing, “A Roadhouse Coup,” the film, has begun making appearances on video on demand platforms. “It’s been an incredible undertaking and we were fortunate to have so many members of the community take part. It’s rewarding to see everyone’s hard work come to fruition and know that it is now making its way into the…



@baileythehikingpup ONEONTA—According to owner Lori Paparteys, among this little guy’s hiking accomplishments are several Adirondack High and Catskill 3500 peaks, the Lake Placid 9er, two rounds (spring and winter) of the Tupper Lake Triad (ultras), the Fulton Chain Trifecta (ultra), the Adirondack Quest, and five ultra rounds of the Otsego Octet. Lori says 3-year-old Bailey is certainly one-of-a-kind for a little 7.6 pound pup! Every week, we’ll select at least one photograph to be highlighted in the newspapers, and a…


Local Artist’s Crystal Creations ‘Walk’ Academy Red Carpet

Local Artist’s Crystal Creations‘Walk’ Academy Red Carpet By DARLA M. YOUNGSCOOPERSTOWN Cooperstown and Otsego County were well represented at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony held on March 12 in Los Angeles. Wine influencer Elle Rodriguez, whose Instagram tag is The Modern Pour, donned a pair of earrings made by Cooperstown resident Karen Katz for the event, and the rest is history. Katz, owner of Karen Katz Studio, remembers Rodriguez, who attended a trunk show at Kate’s Upstate on Main Street,…


Restful Retriever

Restful Retriever MORRIS—Kodiak Balnis, beloved companion of Caryn Balnis and Chris Sloan, is a 6-month-old golden retriever. According to Caryn, Kodi loves the snow and being outside. “Chris and I absolutely adore him,” she wrote. “How could you not love that face?!” This photo has caught Kodi in a quiet moment… We invite you to send pictures of your furry, feathered or finned friends to Every week, we’ll select at least one photograph to be highlighted in the newspapers,…


Nancy Waller Art Exhibit To Benefit Ellen St. John Peacemaker Award

True Friends Nancy Waller Art Exhibit To Benefit Ellen St. John Peacemaker Award COOPERSTOWN “True Friends,” an exhibition of works by Nancy Waller (1918-2017) dedicated to her close friend, Ellen St. John (1925-2023), opened on Friday, March 10 at The Art Garage. The show is intended to help build awareness of, and raise funds for, the new Ellen St. John Peacemaker Award. This award will be given annually to a graduating Cooperstown Central School student who is recognized as a…


Mission Driven Sisterhood Celebrates 60 Years in Otsego County

Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars Mission Driven Sisterhood Celebrates 60 Years in Otsego County By JOEL J. PLUEONEONTA The local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization has been a strong force behind the mission of women helping women achieve academic success in Otsego County since 1963. Cindy Korb, president of the Oneonta-based PEO chapter, is proud of the many accomplishments and awards made possible to deserving women of not just Otsego County but the entire state.…


The Partial Observer: Village Residents Oppose Short-term Rental Plans for 40 Lake Street with Good Reason

The Partial Observer by William Waller Village Residents OpposeShort-term Rental Plans for40 Lake Street with Good Reason The Village of Cooperstown has changed and is still changing. Fifty years ago, there was one baseball souvenir store and house prices were reasonable. Houses were homes to families; kids walked to school and played in the parks. Things change and that change brought more and more visitors, capitalizing on the nearby baseball camps, the rise of tourism in the entire region, and…


Glynn: Open Letter to Coop Board and ZBA

Letter from Beth Glynn Open Letter to Coop Board and ZBA My husband and I own 41 Lake Street, the Crooked House, and One Chestnut, which is located at the corner of Lake and Chestnut streets. The Crooked House is directly across the street from 40 Lake, and One Chestnut is separated from the Crooked House by only 43 Lake. We are extremely exposed to the goings on at 40 Lake. We bought the Crooked House in 2016 and have…

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