Center City


Council Votes to Widen Access On Busy Center City Street

OAK STREET NEIGHBORS CONCERNED Ford Avenue Fire Prompts Council To Limit Parking By CATHY NARDI • Special to ONEONTA – With citizens voicing concerns that narrow streets lined with cars are limiting access for emergency vehicles, Common Council voted to restrict parking to one side of Oak Street, a short street between Dietz Street and Ford Avenue. “That fire on Ford Avenue really sunk into me as to how difficult it would be if we had a fire,” said Oak…


Rash Of Burglaries Strikes Center City

Rash Of Burglaries Strikes Center City Police Warn: Lock Doors, Windows, Cars By LIBBY CUDMORE • for ONEONTA – With six burglaries and two car thefts in the last 10 days, Oneonta police are warning Center City residents to lock their cars, doors and windows. “This isn’t a student taking a chair off a porch and moving it a few houses up the block,” said Lt. Douglas Brenner, Oneonta Police Department. “The thieves are taking purses, wallets, cash, and…


Doghouse Theft Leads Police On Foot Chase In Center City

Doghouse Theft Leads Police On Foot Chase In Center City ONEONTA – The alleged theft of a doghouse from a Church Street porch lead police on a foot chase to nab the suspect. At 2:34 a.m., the homeowner at 18 Church St. alerted police that someone was trying to steal a doghouse off his front porch.  Police responded, and the suspect fled, dropping the doghouse on the lawn and damaging it. The chase continued to Lawn Avenue, where Alex Tolman,…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Now through July 31st, new or lapsed annual subscribers to the hard copy “Freeman’s Journal” (which also includes unlimited access to, or electronically to, can also give back to one of their favorite Otsego County charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Greater Oneonta Historical Society or Super Heroes Humane Society.