51st NY Senate District



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MARCH 31 Chat With NY State Senate Candidate VIRTUAL TOWN HALL – 5 p.m. Jim Barber to host town halls on Facebook & YouTube. Submit questions at and tune in to learn about the candidate to represent State Senate district 51. Visit to participate…


As Successor, Seward Gets Behind Oberacker

Candidate Has ‘Experience, Vision’ As Successor, Seward Gets Behind Oberacker ONEONTA – Retiring state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Oneonta, today endorsed Peter Oberacker, the Otsego County representative and independent business owner from Schenevus, to succeed him next year. “I wholeheartedly endorse Peter Oberacker and look forward to calling him my New York State senator,” said the 34-year veteran.…

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.