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2019

BOUND VOLUMES Oct. 24, 2019

BOUND VOLUMES

Oct. 24, 2019

200 YEARS AGO

During the last week, the first experiment was made on the waters of the Grand Canal. The “Chief Engineer” an “elegant boat for passengers, built by a company of enterprising gentlemen at Rome, has just been completed for the purpose of the first trial. It is neatly finished and has two commodious cabins. On Thursday last about thirty gentlemen of Rome, took passage for Utica. This number was greatly increased on the way. They had a fine band of music, and the banks of the canal were crowded with people from the adjacent villages, who testified by every proper demonstration, their unfeigned joy at the sight of
the first boat to float upon its waters.

November 1, 1819

175 YEARS AGO

Boarding School for Young Ladies – The Third Quarter of the Misses Foote’s School, will commence on Thursday, November 21st. Instruction is given in all the English Branches, and Mathematics; in Latin and French; in Music, Drawing, Oil Painting, &c. The number of Pupils is limited, and the entire attention of the Teachers is devoted to their intellectual, moral and physical improvement. A portion of every day is passed in the Family Circle, when, and at all other times, particular attention is paid to the manners of the Young Ladies. Circulars containing Terms, &c. will be sent to those who desire it, and references given to several gentlemen of Cooperstown, and to Rev. Theodore Spencer of Utica; also to the patrons of the school, among whom are Hon. Philo Gridley, Circuit Judge; Hon. Thomas Hubbard; Henry White, Esq.; B.B. Landing, Cashier of the Oneida Bank, of Utica; Gen James R. Lawrence, of Syracuse; Hon. Sidney Breese, U.S. Senator, Illinois. Cooperstown, October 29, 1844.

November 4, 1844

150 YEARS AGO

The Cooperstown Railroad moved 17 carloads of freight on Monday last, out and in trips. There is now freight enough here and along the line, waiting shipment, to fill 70 cars, mostly hops, butter and cheese.
It costs $4.50 to advertise a farm, or anything else, to the extent of a square, three months in the Journal, or a dollar for a single insertion. The postage on a single batch of circulars, to the number of our weekly issue, would be $48, to say nothing of the expense of printing and directing them. And, almost everybody reads the advertisements. It is the cheapest way of making your wishes known, if you have anything to sell, or if there is anything you wish to buy.

November 5, 1869

125 YEARS AGO

Local: A number of persons living in this village will lose their vote this fall on account of having recently moved from one election district into another. The law needs amending, for no honest voter should be thus disenfranchised.
Mr. Alfred C. Clark and family arrived in New York from Europe last week. Mr. Edward S. Clark came to Cooperstown on Friday, and is at his “Fenimore” residence.
A survey is about to be made by the Fort Plain and Richfield Springs Railroad interest, of a route from Springfield Center to Cooperstown, the line to run some distance back from the Lake shore.
The Village Hall in Fireman’s Building, with its new scenery, is to be formally opened on the evening of November 10 by the Neil Burgess Company when they will present the famous play “A Trip to the City.”

November 1, 1894

100 YEARS AGO

The long-established Republican majority in the Town of Otsego again swept into office on Tuesday with the same ticket which it has offered the voters for the past several years. On top of that, Allen J. Bloomfield of Richfield Springs, defeated Mrs. Luella B. Clarke of Oneonta, the Democratic candidate by approximately a 2,000 vote majority. The race was of interest because of the fact that it was the first time a woman had been proposed for a general office in the county. At the same time the voters of the Town of Otsego disapproved the liquor propositions to the tune of about two to one on three amendments, and by a smaller majority of the question regarding the sale of liquor by pharmacists on prescription. It is interesting to note that the majority was smaller than when the town was first voted dry.

November 5, 1919

75 YEARS AGO

Saturday night, President Roosevelt outlined for America a sixty-million-job post-war program and said he was
giving Republican orators a chance to say “Me too.” “America must remain the land of high wages and efficient production. Every full-time job in America must provide enough for a decent living,” he told a 110,000 midwesterners crammed into Chicago’s Soldier Field on the shore of Lake Michigan. The crowd yelled lustily when Mr. Roosevelt declared men and women in the armed forces are coming back “to the best possible place on the face of the earth – to a place where all persons, regardless of race, color, creed or place of birth can live in peace, honor and human dignity – free to speak and pray as they wish – free from want and free from fear.”

November 1, 1944

50 YEARS AGO

Congressman Samuel S. Stratton last week received the Shevchenko Freedom Award from the Tenth Annual Congress of Americans of Ukrainian descent in recognition of his “loyal support of Americans of Ukrainian descent, and for his distinguished and dedicated service to the cause of Ukraine’s freedom.” Stratton was one of the co-sponsors of legislation creating a “Captive Nations Week” in 1959, and has long been a supporter of legislation for the establishment of a Special Captive Nations Committee in the House of Representatives. The award is named after famed Ukrainian poet laureate and national hero Tara Shevchenko, whose statue stands in Washington, D.C.

November 5, 1969

10 YEARS AGO

Andrew Lovitt, a Rotary exchange student from
Tasmania in 1965-1966, is back in Otsego County this
week visiting members of some of the 11 families he stayed with 44 years ago. One of those families was Judy Steiner’s in Otego, her residence at that time. Lovitt, who is an operations manager for the Hertz Corporation in Tasmania, spoke to the Cooperstown Rotary Club on Tuesday.

October 30, 2009

This Week’s Newpapers, Aug. 15-16, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 15-16, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

An intent Elizabeth Reynolds, Oneonta, scales the climbing wall at Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, which will be receiving the Otsego County Chamber’s 2019 Quality of Life Award Thursday, Aug. 22, at a Summer Soiree at the sports center. Also that evening, ISD Tech, also profiled in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, will receive the chamber’s Environmental Stewardship Award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

SPECIAL REPORT

DOLORES WHARTON’S “A MULTICULTURED LIFE”

FRONT PAGE: From Harlem Aristocracy To Nation’s Heights

EDITORIAL: With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

EXCERPT: Ekofisk Trip Built Phillips Petroleum Camaraderie

FRONT PAGE

OTSEGO COUNTY CHAMBER’S SUMMER SOIREE

• Clark Sports Center: ‘Luckiest People’ Have Access

• ISD Tech: Firm Sells Computers, Recycles Them Too

Woodstock Memories Still Vivid

‘Grassroots’ Gets Kids To Put On Mitts

Eardley Slips, But Will Try ‘Ninja’ Again

EDITORIAL 

With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

COLUMNS

SEWARD: Dems Tie Up Bill To Protect Police

ATWELL:  The Newspaper Roundabout

ZAGATA: Here’s Life Without Fossil Fuels

LETTERS

GRADY: Make Baseball Kid-Centric Again

STERNBERG: Trump Oughtn’t Disparage ‘Squad’

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 15, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 16, 2019

Summer DREAMS

As U-Pick Peaks, Ingalls A Favorite

FINE, FUN FOOD: Nothing Like A Diner

THINGS TO DO: Art By Lake, Power Days

IN MEMORIAM

David Denny, 87, Retired Education Professor

Rev. George Goodwin, 84; Ran ‘Tent Meeting’

Charles Blanchard, 91; WWII Vet, OPT Driver

Joan E. Fluke, 80; Coloradan Traveled Extensively

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

ISSUU ONLINE EDITIONS



THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta May 9-10, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 9-10, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Nate Roberts of Oneonta tries on an “Onta” T-shirt Monday, May 6, at a launch party at the B-Side Ballroom, where Trampoline, a Glens Falls advertising and design company, unveiled a promotional campaign for the City of the Hills. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

New Oneonta Slogan: ‘We’re Onta Something’

Cooperstown Noise Law: 88 Decibels Is It

Concertgoers To Help Pick New Conductor

HoF President Mead’s Mantra: Teamwork

Relay for Life Message: You Have Friends

 First UM May Vote To Reject Limits On Gays

EDITORIAL 

Stop the Rot! Village Should Buy CVS, Redevelop It

While At It, Fund Strong Merchants’ Association

COLUMNS

LANDERS: Key To Success: Place, People, Purpose

SCOLINOS: Home Plate Is 17 Inches, Period

ZAGATA: Hidden Consequences Of Saying No:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DILLINGHAM: What Are Litterers Thinking?

POKORNY: Milford Requires Live-In Landlord

RUDY: Resisting Everything Prescription For Decline

WILCOX: Change Constitution To Serve Nation

RSS Cites ’40 Years Of Exemplary Service’ To Area

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 10, 2019

HOMETOWN History: May 3, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

Dial ‘O’ For Murder: S.S. Van Dine Story

Everyone Needs A Mother’s Hug

LIBBY’S BEST BETS: It’s Mom’s Day

IN MEMORIAM

Bill Isaac, 81, Cherry Branch Gallery Owner

Gary A. Weaver, 78; Bassett Gastroenterologist

Richard Kroll, 78, Worked On Apollo Mission

Nelson A. Wells, Sr., 93, Retired WWII Veteran

Debra A. Klein, 66; Otego By Unatego Students

Agnes Ruth Valentine, 80; Raised 5 Daughters

PEOPLE

200 Praise Pathfinder, Grummons At Gala

SPORTS

OHS, CCS Shine At Don Howard Invitational

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

ISSUU ONLINE EDITIONS

 

First Night Frolics At Foothills!

First Night Frolics

Underway At Foothills!

Leah Puylara and her friend Owen Meade, Milford, help add to the music as part of the the First Night festivities, now underway at Foothills in Oneonta. With music, dancing, magic, performances, a make-your-own-sundae bar and more, the festivities go on until midnight to help Oneonta ring in 2019. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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