election day


Keeping Up With Tradition

Rotarian Lauren Glynn cooks pancakes while the Rev. Nathan Ritter pours a cup of coffee at the Rotary Club of Cooperstown’s Pancake Day. The all-day Election Day tradition dates back to 1957. (Photo by Wriley Nelson)…


Hartwick Hosts Common Council Candidates

Eight candidates for the City of Oneonta Common Council attended a forum hosted by the Hartwick College Institute of Public Service on the evening of Wednesday, November 1. The candidates were first asked to introduce themselves and explain their positions with a brief, three-minute opening statement.…


Satellite DMV Space: Progress or Just a Ploy?

Early voting began Saturday, October 28 and Election Day itself is just five days away from this paper’s publication date. Benton and his supporters are crying foul after Basile’s announcement, contending this is just a last-minute campaign ploy—that she has not gone through the proper channels to make such a claim, nor have costs associated with the satellite office been included in the county’s 2024 budget.…


Editorial: Who Will You Choose?

Election Day is just 19 days away and early voting starts October 28. If you’re like us, your head is swimming with questions about the race for Otsego County clerk. Experience and departmental knowledge versus energy and vision. Republican versus Democrat. Jennifer Basile versus MacGuire Benton.…


County Races Few and Far Between

With Election Day less than a month away, there’s no time like the present to take a look at what choices other than Otsego County clerk voters will have to make at the polls this year.…


Village Democrats pick March slate as one trustee seeks to move future elections to November

Village Democrats pick March slate as one trustee seeks to move future elections to November By Ted Potrikus Cooperstown’s upcoming mayoral and trustee elections take place this year on March 15, but if one village trustee has his way, subsequent year voting would move to align with general elections held in November. Trustee MacGuire Benton says he wants the date change to expand voter access as “democracy comes under attack across America.” “Right now village residents can vote from noon…

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.