Cooperstown Fire Department

Happenin’s Otsego: 07-28-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 28 Tribute Concert For Stevie Nicks TRIBUTE CONCERT—6:30 p.m. “Gold Dust Woman.” The Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac Collection celebrates the career of Stevie Nicks. Tickets, $25. Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, 24 Market Street, Oneonta. (607) 431-2080 or visit BLOOD DRIVE—12:30-6:30 p.m. Cooperstown Fire Department, 24 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown. Visit…


News Briefs: July 20, 2023

Historic House Trust of New York City named Meredith Sorin Horsford (right) as executive director on February 13. She will hold dual roles as HHT executive director and director of historic houses at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Horsford has spent her career stewarding New York historic house museums, including a previous tenure as deputy director of the HHT and as executive director of Gracie Mansion Conservancy.…


Editorial: Independent Thoughts

We have just celebrated the Fourth of July, surrounded by Canadian smoke, threatening heat waves and heavenly rain. As usual, the Cooperstown Fire Department outdid itself, sending up noisy multi-colored rockets and shooting stars, to the amusement and appreciation of us all, except, of course, our dogs. Oneonta’s Hometown Fourth of July Festival is underway as we go to press.…


News Briefs: May 3, 2023

News Briefs: May 3, 2023 New Dems Meet This Saturday ONEONTA—The new Oneonta Democratic Club will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Get Fresh on the Main at 254 Main Street. Town Board Member Kim Fierke and Common Council Member Luke Murphy will speak on town and city affairs. Topics of discussion on the agenda include summer outreach plans and MacGuire Benton’s campaign for county clerk. New members are always welcome. The club can be…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13 Practice Public Speaking withthe Oneonta Toastmasters TOASTMASTERS—6:15-7:30 p.m. Join the Oneonta Toastmasters to practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. Meets each 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month and may be attended in person or online. Held at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta. Visit BLOOD DRIVE—12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Cooperstown Fire Department, 24 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown. Register at…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Meet Your Local Heroes This Winter Carnival MEET YOUR LOCAL HEROES—9 a.m. to noon. Come meet the heroes of our local emergency services. The morning will include a chance to put out a “real” fire, tours of the fire trucks, a scavenger hunt, demonstrations, and a visit from Elsa and Anna of the Snow Sisters with The American Hero. Free fun for children of all ages. Cooperstown Fire House, 24 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.  Visit…


Village Hydrants To Be Flushed Monday

Village Hydrants To Be Flushed Monday With Autumn more than half gone and winter almost here, the Village of Cooperstown will be conducting the annual maintenance on the village Fire Hydrants. On Monday, October 31, beginning at 5 a.m. the village will be flushing village fire hydrants in preparation for winter. The public is reminded they should never park directly next to a hydrant and it is a good idea to leave a good bit of space around the hydrant…


NORTHRUP: Unnecessary Nuisance

Letter from Chip Northrup Unnecessary Nuisance The Cooperstown firehouse siren is noise pollution at its worst — far above the Village’s own decibel limit, and totally unnecessary, unlike say a heavy metal concert. Pagers and cell phones can and have replaced these ridiculous noisemakers. If the firemen get a page or a text, they get the address of the fire — they can go straight there — they don’t have to go to the fire station first. When the Queensbury,…


No Helicopter, But Army Reservists Back in County For Training

No Helicopter, But Reservists Back in County For Training For the sixth time in seven years, the Cooperstown Graduate Program has coordinated with the Army Reserves to do field training in the Cooperstown area. According to CGP Professor Cindy Falk, about 30 soldiers from Fort Drum, six cadets from Syracuse University and six CGP students from her Culture and Collections class worked together on training exercises over a three-day weekend, from Thursday, March 25, to Saturday, March 27. “We did…

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