Edition of 09/14/2023


We Remember

A member of the Cooperstown Police Department drops the Main Street flag to half mast on September 11, in memory of those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Chip Northrup)…


Let the Learning Begin!

Eleanor Spencer is greeted by Cooperstown Elementary School Principal Amy Malcuria on her first day of school as sister Meadow looks on. CCS students returned to school on Thursday, September 7. (Photo by Stacie Haynes)…


Arts, Music Event Is This Weekend

Presented by the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the City of the Hills Festival will feature an artisan and maker’s market with more than 50 vendors on Main Street; a beer garden with local brews and live music; drag and burlesque at CANO; plus children’s activities, artist demonstrations, workshops, yoga, acoustic music, and more.…


Guest Editorial: School Sports Make Adults of Us

Summer is over. Even as the weather aggressively reminds us that autumn isn’t quite here, it’s easy to pick out the signs that the seasons are changing. School has started. Dreams Park players are gone, as are many of the young hospitality workers that serve them and other area visitors. Otsego County is, on average, much older than it was two weeks ago.…


Clark Foundation Announces Beautification Contest Winners

Since 1954, Village of Cooperstown residential and business properties are judged annually on their horticultural beautification efforts in three categories: Most Attractive Floral Display in a Business Setting; Most Effective Overall Planting Which Enhances a Residential Property, As Seen From the Street; and, Most Appropriate Residential or Business Window Box or Boxes and/or Hanging Basket or Baskets.…


Sutton: Basile Should Be Next Clerk

It is my pleasure to enthusiastically endorse Jennifer Basile to be the county clerk for Otsego County.
The county clerk and staff are responsible for the recording, filing, and preserving land records and all legal documents for residents in order to safeguard this vital information forever.…

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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.