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Freeman’s Journal

This Week’s Newpapers, Aug. 15-16, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 15-16, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

An intent Elizabeth Reynolds, Oneonta, scales the climbing wall at Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, which will be receiving the Otsego County Chamber’s 2019 Quality of Life Award Thursday, Aug. 22, at a Summer Soiree at the sports center. Also that evening, ISD Tech, also profiled in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, will receive the chamber’s Environmental Stewardship Award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

SPECIAL REPORT

DOLORES WHARTON’S “A MULTICULTURED LIFE”

FRONT PAGE: From Harlem Aristocracy To Nation’s Heights

EDITORIAL: With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

EXCERPT: Ekofisk Trip Built Phillips Petroleum Camaraderie

FRONT PAGE

OTSEGO COUNTY CHAMBER’S SUMMER SOIREE

• Clark Sports Center: ‘Luckiest People’ Have Access

• ISD Tech: Firm Sells Computers, Recycles Them Too

Woodstock Memories Still Vivid

‘Grassroots’ Gets Kids To Put On Mitts

Eardley Slips, But Will Try ‘Ninja’ Again

EDITORIAL 

With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

COLUMNS

SEWARD: Dems Tie Up Bill To Protect Police

ATWELL:  The Newspaper Roundabout

ZAGATA: Here’s Life Without Fossil Fuels

LETTERS

GRADY: Make Baseball Kid-Centric Again

STERNBERG: Trump Oughtn’t Disparage ‘Squad’

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 15, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 16, 2019

Summer DREAMS

As U-Pick Peaks, Ingalls A Favorite

FINE, FUN FOOD: Nothing Like A Diner

THINGS TO DO: Art By Lake, Power Days

IN MEMORIAM

David Denny, 87, Retired Education Professor

Rev. George Goodwin, 84; Ran ‘Tent Meeting’

Charles Blanchard, 91; WWII Vet, OPT Driver

Joan E. Fluke, 80; Coloradan Traveled Extensively

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This Week: Aug. 1-2, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 1-2, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

A herd of 75 buffaloes broke loose at a Town of Sharon farm and spent a week wandering around the towns of Roseboom and Cherry Valley, before their herding instinct caused them to gravitate home Tuesday. At the Proper farm on Honey Hill Road, Roseboom, the herd ate the second hay cutting, which the family planned to use to pay their property taxes for the year. Also, when Frank Proper was shaving Saturday, he looked in the mirror to see a big bull bison staring through the bathroom window. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Proper)

FRONT PAGE

Buffalo Herd Escapes, Roams In County

SUNY-O President Atop Kilimanjaro

Vendor: Selling Stars & Bars = Freedom

Pride Flag Will Fly Over Village Hall

At Town Hall, Delgado Touts Moderation

Campbell Memorial Evokes Old Oneonta

EDITORIAL 

What Is It About Flags, Anyhow?

Marijuana Law May Be Just Enough

COLUMNS

CAMPBELL:  Dad Loved Teaching, Coaching, Radio

D’IMPERIO:  Campbell Loved Life, Was Loved

ATWELL:  Accidents Will Happen … And How

FALK: People Want To Live In Cooperstown

ZAGATA:  Capitalism Works, ‘Squad’ Proves It

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 1, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 2, 2019

Summer DREAMS

1909, Elegant Dining Addition At The Otesaga

‘Hot Glass’ Punctuates MWP Tiffany Exhibit

FINE, FUN FOOD: Noor’s, Bomber’s Burrito Bar

THINGS TO DO: Red Shed Hosts 1st Music Fest

IN MEMORIAM

KellyAnn Wolner, 54, 30-Year Unatego Coach

Andrea Schleicher, 73; Retired Bay State Teacher

Christina Schermerhorn, 69; Lifelong Oneontan

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Josh Edmonds Builds House Of The Future

EXCLUSIVE IN THIS WEEK’S PAPERS

Josh Edmonds Builds

House Of The Future

You may have been observing Coopertown’s first new house in six years rising art the corner of Delaware and Walnut. It turns out Simple Integrity’s Josh Edmonds is building a home that will cost only $254 a year to heat. Take a tour of the futuristic house in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal. Also, maybe it’s a good thing marijuana legalization is stalled in Albany, because today’s pot isn’t your grandfather’s pot: It’s much more potent and dangerous. See this week’s editorial on Page A4
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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS – May 30-31, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 30-31, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

In the midst of the back-and-forth about the future of the former CVS property at 100 Main St., Cooperstown’s Rena Lull shared a copy of the December 1984 edition of Town & Country magazine, which featured a shopping tour of the downtown by the former Mary “Cissie” Busch Hager, who was also featured in the cover photo and a feature story on the Hager family of Cooperstown. The variety of shops downtown was impressive. Clockwise from upper left are The
Gazebo gift shop; The Market Place deli; Around the House, doll house miniatures, antique toy replicas and Christmas ornaments; Augur’s Bookstore; Terrace Café; Church & Scott pharmacy; the Baseball Hall of Fame; Bland’s Sporting Goods; The Short Stop coffee shop; Straws & Sweets, handmade candles, wicker baskets and party decorations; Schneider’s Bakery, and the Red Nugget Ice Cream Saloon. It HAS been 35 years, but only the Hall of Fame and Schneider’s remain downtown, and Church & Scott at the south end of town. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

FRONT PAGE

For Calif. Baseball Family, Dream Come True

Milford UM Awaits ‘Starkly Beautiful’ Church

Net-Zero Apartments Planned For Cooperstown

Unfunded, RSS Still Bullish On Riverside Project

Son Succeeds Mom/Business Partner On MCS Board

Village Adopts Noise Ordinance Just In Time

SUNY-O’s College Foundation Praised Again

EDITORIAL 

The Downtown That Was … And Might Be Again

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI: Can Only Small Business Save Us?

BBJN.COM: If In Rome, Why Not Cooperstown?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SEELEY: Nothing Perfect, But Greens Seek Answers

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 30, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: May 31, 2019

Summer DREAMS

‘Shoebox Treasures’ Has It All On Cards

FINE, FUN FOOD: Try Farmhouse’s Clams

THINGS TO DO:  38 Special To Borodin

IN MEMORIAM

Bonnie Jo Farmer, 86; Pastor Mel’s Wife Ran Eatery

Virginia ‘Gina’ Dwyer, 88; Mother Of 9, Then Teacher

Tom Armstrong, 92; ‘Mr. Springfield’ For Decades

Bill Dornburgh, 87; Banker Predicted Focus Failure

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Summer Dreams supplement back in Hometown, Freeman’s

IT’S BACK!

‘Summer Dreams’ Supplement

Features Fun Things To Do Here

With Cooperstown All Star Village and Dreams Park welcoming youth teams Friday, the “Summer Dreams” supplement will be published weekly in Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal through the summer. This week, the Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, “Shoebox Treasures,” is featured, plus restaurant reviews and things to do.
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Exclusive Photos Of Head-On Crash That Hurt Deputy

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Exclusive Photos

Of Head-On Crash

That Hurt Deputy

Pick up this week’s edition of Hometown Oneonta or The Freeman’s Journal for exclusive photos and details of the head-on collision on Route 20 at Kelly’s Corners, Springfield Center, last evening, where a Sharon Springs man was killed and a deputy sheriff broke both his legs. Also in this edition, an exclusive article on Buzz Hesse’s rediscovery of Onaquaga, the headquarters of the Iroquois Confederacy on the Susquehanna. And much more …
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THIS WEEK — 5-16-19

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 16-17, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Dropping the presidential address to graduates at SUNY Oneonta’s 130th Commencement Saturday, May 11, new President Barbara Jean Morris continued to signal she’s open to new approaches. Earlier in the week, she’d issued a 13-word mission statement, replacing a 407-word one, and communicating it to the campus community through an e-mailed video. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Newborns Died, Twins’ Mom Indicted

OHS Schools Cutting Help For Neediest

CCS Budget Focus: Kindergarten, Vaping

PETS Task Force’s First Case: Pittsfield Pigs

Fly Creek UM Letter ‘Dismayed’ At Gay Ban

Widower, 3 Kids Homeless In Pittsfield Fire

EDITORIAL 

Downtown Revival IS Exciting; Let’s ACT Excited

COLUMNS

TILLAPAUGH: Prosperity, Offerings About Here

KUZMINSKI: Is 2-Party System Serving Nation?

STERNBERG: Blame Businesspeople For Downtown

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

WELCH: Caped Crusaders Can Fight Ticks

O’SHEA: RSS Foes Resist ‘Living With Crazies’

DiPERNA: Don’t Despair; Here’s What YOU Can Do

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 16, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: May 17, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

…Away On A Hilltop: Inn At Fly Creek

Hovis’ Novel Updates Adam, Eve Story

Hartwick Hosts Stephen Joseph’s ‘Broadway’

LIBBY’S BEST BETS: Relay, Fling, Woodstock

IN MEMORIAM

William L. Yeager, 97; Owned Tieco-Unadilla

Rabbi Donald Roberts; Served Oneonta Synagogue

Mabel Graham, 88; Worked With Bassett Nobelist

Irene Harbison, 80; Active In Extension, 4H

Philip Moore, 77; Worked 35 Years At Remington

Donna Jean Mullinex, 65; ‘Community Mom’ To Many

PEOPLE

Tree Dedicated To Homer Osterhoudt

CV Supervisor Vows To Save Pollinators

Delgado Appoints 3 To Task Force

SPORTS

Morrell Breaks Another OHS Record

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS — 5-2-19

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 2-3, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Representing the rest of the Susquehanna SPCA residents, Baby can’t restrain her excitement as Staffworks President Anita Vitullo, left, announces she will match donations to the $2 million “Shelter Us” fund drive dollar for dollar up to $250,000. Board member Merilyn Gould, there with fellow board member (and husband) Peter, couldn’t quite get Baby to settle down. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

L.A. Angels Exec New Hall Of Fame President

Benefactress Will Match Your SSPCA Donation

RSS Record Rocky, Sixth Ward Neighbors Say

Oneonta’s First UM Ramping Up Vs. Gay Ban

Who-Dunnit Novelist’s House Endangered

EDITORIAL 

D’oh, Homer Simpson, You Got Upstate Wrong

COLUMNS

SEWARD: State Has 3rd Most Lyme Disease

KUZMINSKI: Do The Numbers On Yang’s UBI

MORGAN: Punishing The Present For The Past

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DEAN: As We Toil, Thanks For Nothing, Homer

CATLIN: WSKG Listened, Classical Music Back

RORICK: Time To Move Forward On D&H Yards

NORTHRUP: Before Long, Goodnight Irene To Gas

AGOGLIA: If We’re Wrong On Renewables, So What?

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 2, 2019

HOMETOWN History: May 3, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

Heat From The Earth: Geothermal Pioneers

Need Comfort? Ken’s Cafe Is Here For You

LIBBY’S BEST BETS: Mother’s Day Tea, More

IN MEMORIAM

Suzanne Wart, 71; Farmer’s Wife Devoted To Family

Frank Kasprowicz, 82; Led Snowtopper Snowmobilers

Fred Sherwood, 80; Rose Up Ranks As State Trooper

Geraldine Kennedy, 96; Business, Democratic Leader

PEOPLE

Cooperstown Youth Baseball Parades Into Season

Lambert Among 5 Heading To Division III Schools

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THIS WEEK – April 25-26, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 25-26, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Anthony Eardley, former Oneonta Stallion football player, has qualified to compete on the TV show, “American Ninja Warriors.” Filming begins Monday. Meanwhile, he’s working out in his parents’ backyard at 1 Tilton Ave. (Ian Austin /AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Truitt Caught Next To Oneonta Police HQ

Cooperstown’s NY Pizzeria Looking To Grow

OH-FEST: Committee To Study Vetting Stars

OH-FEST: Chief Says Quelling Protests Hard

Filmmaker Stillman’s Next Topic: Local Poverty

Zakrevsky, Profs: Let’s Get Railyards Right

Andela Details Factory Planned In Richfield

EDITORIAL 

Officers: Keep Suspect’s Mugshots Public

COLUMNS

FACEBOOK: Read ‘OH-OH Fest’ Comments

ZAGATA: Chasing The Elusive Free Lunch

League Finds Downtown Eschewing Plastic

WALLER: Former CVS An Eyesore. Help!

POEM TO EDITOR: April, After The Shower

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DOWNEY: As We Dither, China Plans Coal Plants

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 25, 2019

HOMETOWN History: April 26, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

Oneonta’s Ninja: Eardley Seeks National Fame

STRIP! Our Clothes Are Killing Us

LIBBY’S BEST BETS: 5K Season Arrives

IN MEMORIAM

Len Sauer, 89; Bassett Scientist Dies In Montana

Duncan Nesbitt, Sr., 76, A Last Manager Of Mill

Eunice Goodspeed Saunders, 102; Dairy Farmer

Gwendolyn Griffin, 80; Ran Worcester Oil Firm

James Starbuck, 75; Amphenol Master Tool Maker 

Leroy E. Snyder, 70; Mohawk Valley Entrepreneur

Mary Elizabeth Delong, 96; Enjoyed Thanksgiving Home

Ralph G. Bennett, 79, Milford; Firefighter, EMT

PEOPLE

Jack Lambert Named Player Of The Year

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS, April 18-19, 2019

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 18-19, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HOW SWEET IT IS! Jacob Russell raises his fist in triumph after he and Patrick Dewey completed the Boston Marathon Monday in 3:28:53, in the top 30 percent of runners overall. The two are running pals from their Cooperstown Central days. Jacob is graduating from Harvard next month, and Patrick from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. (Max Prager photo/Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com)

OTSEGO CHAMBER’S 

BEST of the BEST

LES GRUMMONS, Distinguished Citizen

PATHFINDER VILLAGE, Distinguished Business

FRONT PAGE

2 Oneontas Dip Toe Into Geothermal

Bassett Doctor Leads Top MD Association

Russell, Dewey In Top 30% In Boston Marathon

B&B Owner Drowns As Car Runs Into Lake

New CSO Executive Seasoned On Opera Stage

Main Street Finale Adds Futuristic Trash Cans

Doubleday Redo Scales Back 3rd-Base Pavilion

4-Year Maximum Sentence In Girl’s Death

EDITORIAL 

Brainy, Creative Execs Secure County Future

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI: Guaranteed National Income?

FROM EPA: Say, What IS Geothermal?

Why Notre Dame Matter, via Wikipedia

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

PERDUE: Church Programs Serve Kids, Moms

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 18, 2019

HOMETOWN History: April 19, 2019

IN MEMORIAM

John Smirk, 75; Cooperstown B&B Owner

Donald Hill, 79; Expert In Southern Music

Douglas Silvernail, 78; Worked For Jeweler

Susan Schultes, 70; School Nurse, EMT Captain

PEOPLE

Emphemera Abounds, And Much More

CCS Grad Pioneers Ear Procedure

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This Week – 04-11-19

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 11 – 12, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Melissa Ackerly of Delhi, right, and Alexandria Murphy of Oneonta were among the bereft customers peering through the window Monday, April 7, for a final look at their beloved Friendly’s, open since 1962.   The Oneonta restaurant was one of two dozen the company closed Sunday, April 6, in Upstate New York and New England as it rethinks its marketing, menu, store design and changing demographics of its customers, according to a statement by President George Michel. Already, crews were taking out the ice-bins and removing counters. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Forgery Suspect Arrested In ’99 Con

Oneonta Gets A Friendly’s Goodbye

Zakrevsky Told, Keep Gas Out Of Coop

City Hall Eyes Geothermal Breakthrough

EDITORIAL 

Boys, Welcome To Baseball Mecca: Have A Joint

COLUMNS

ZAGATA: Small-Forest Owners Get Help

MORGAN: Build Great Future On Great Past

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ABOLISH OTSEGO 2000?

BENNETT: Don’t Denigrate Environmentalism

KROKER: Face It, New Jobs Require Energy

MULROY: Jobs Shouldn’t Rule Out Scrutiny

POPE: Inflammatory View Unworthy Of Reply

WILCOX: Democracy Needs Vigorous Opinions

KUZMINSKI: Columnists Don’t Write Headlines!

FLEISHER: Time To Act On Climate Change

ALSO…

COLONE: City Misfortune Drag On County

WEIR: Deadly Poisons Taint Farm Scenes

SMITH: Focused Food Pantry Finances Strong

REYNOLDS: Abandon Flawed Richfield Zoning

 

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 11, 2019

HOMETOWN History: April 12, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

Remembering Ravi, Father Acts

Unadilla House Chef’s Recipes Live

IN MEMORIAM

Robert Walker, NYC Policeman, Paratrooper

Sally Van Horne Rezen, From Pioneer Family

‘Howdy’ Cornish, WWII Vet Last Of Milford Macs

Ann Eckler, Worked At Family’s Oasis Restaurant

PEOPLE

HOMETOWN PEOPLE

Canstruction Yields Ton Of Food

LOCALS

Fenimore Honors CCS State Champs

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS April 4 – 5, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 4 – 5, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

It was in with the new Thursday, March 28, at the annual meeting of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce.   The new executive director, Tara Burke, left, was introduced, and Stacey Grady, Springbrook director of development, was elected board president, succeeding Danielle Henrici, former Fenimore Art Museum education directors.  New board members elected included Scott Barton, right, proprietor of the Hickory Grove Inn and the Lake N Pines Motel on West Lake Road, and Jess Lanza who has added a new men’s line at Kate’s Upstate, Cooperstown, which he is operating with wife Kate.  For slide show of the event at Brewery Ommegang’s new cafe, click here.  (Jim Kevlin/www.AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Food Pantry Co-Director Held In $18K Theft

Delgado’s New Approach To Healthcare Hailed

Ames, Mandigo New Oneonta Trailblazers

Father Rosson Looks Forward To Retirement

Business Patron, Now New Chamber Director

2,000 Children In Poverty, ‘And That’s High’

EDITORIAL 

ABOLISH OTSEGO 2000!

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI: ABOLISH OTSEGO NOW!

SEWARD: We’re Losing Generation

MASKIN: 16.1% Of Us Live In Poverty

CEACAREANU: Have Naloxone Ready 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DeVITA: RSS Is Friend To Community

HAMMOND: Mistrust ‘Intelligence Community’ 

DOYLE: Many Oppose Anti-Business Zoning

STEIN: President Trump Allies Spouted Lies

POEM TO THE EDITOR

WHALING: Rill Mischief

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 4, 2019

HOMETOWN History: April 5, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

The Fenimore Rocks ‘n’ Rolls

Other Fenimore Summer Exhibits

IN MEMORIAM

Florence White; Taught Home Ec At SUNY

Ciro D. DeFilippo, Oneonta Real Estate Broker

Marjorie E. Luke, Seamstress Loved Wildlife

Esther Vogel, 79; Worked At Oneonta Dress, Greenleaf

Mary E. Ives, 86; Community Volunteer, Avid Quilter

PEOPLE

HOMETOWN PEOPLE: Honorary Degree For Bill Davis

LOCALS: Ray Han Paintings On Display Friday

LOCALS: Dr. Tinger Back As Cancer Institute Chief

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BOUND VOLUMES April 4, 2019

BOUND VOLUMES

April 4, 2019

200 YEARS AGO

Advertisement — One Cent Reward. Ran away from the subscriber, on the 23rd instant, an indented apprentice boy, named Barnabas Bebee, 16 years of age. Whoever will take up the said runaway shall receive the above reward, but no charges – all
persons are forbid harboring or trusting
him on my account.

April 5, 1819

175 YEARS AGO

The Bell Plough – This Plough is manufactured at Amsterdam, Montgomery County by the inventor, Mr. George Bell. It was tested at the Ploughing Match, held by the Otsego County Agricultural Society last Fall and pronounced an excellent work better than any other Plough on trial, and would have taken the premium for Ploughs but for the fact of the owner being deficient in not having a certificate of the inventor to ensure an entry for origination. The Ploughs are for sale by Sullivan and Wood in Cooperstown, and by the Subscriber in Springfield about two miles south of Willoughby’s Tavern, and eight miles north of Cooperstown, where they can be seen in practical operation. Thomas Pegg, Springfield, April 1, 1844.

April 1, 1844

150 YEARS AGO

Our first real spring day was Saturday last, when Master Robin promptly made his appearance and gladdened the hearts of the early risers by his sweet song. The Blue Bird was here before him this year, having made his notes heard as early as the ninth. During the winter a small flock of birds, strangers to most of us, have made Cooperstown their home. They are the Pine Grosbeak, well known in Canada and still more northern climes.
The Motive Power invented by Mr. M.V. Rowley of Worcester is attracting a great deal of attention as a valuable machine and it will soon be introduced east and west. It is found to answer an excellent purpose in pumping water, churning, &c.
Two ladies in Lancaster, Massachusetts lately started out with petitions, one for signatures asking the legislature to give women the privilege of voting and the other praying the legislature to allow women to remain in their proper sphere. The latter ran ahead by about 26.

April 2, 1869

125 YEARS AGO

Local Briefs – The fact that Captain Watkins is offering his steamer and stage line for sale, calls to notice more prominently the fact that it is a matter of importance to business interests that a line shall be opened from the Catskills, viz. railroad, stage and boat to Richfield Springs. A well-managed line would be very popular and do a handsome summer business.
In the drama “Rio Grande” which will be reproduced by local talent in Village Hall, April 20, under the auspices of Phinney Hose Co., Miss Luce of Richfield Springs will take the part of Sophia, the Colonel’s daughter; Edward V. Conliss that of Colonel Lawton, and Everett Grout, Johnny Bangs. The boys are bound to bring this play out
in good style.

April 5, 1894

100 YEARS AGO • 1919

75 YEARS AGO

Sgt. Walter Eggleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Eggleston of Cooperstown who is stationed in England with a Tank Destroyer Division, was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Mrs. Eggleston is doing responsible work in the Curtis Airplane factory in Philadelphia.
Miss Thelma Mae Campbell, younger daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Harry G. Campbell, returned Wednesday evening of last week from Buffalo where she was inducted as a volunteer in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. She is remaining at her home in Cooperstown until she is called for basic training at New River, North Carolina. Miss Campbell was graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1941.

April 5, 1944

50 YEARS AGO

In Cooperstown – Mark K. Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Armstrong of this village, has been named to the Dean’s List with first honors at Holy Cross
College in Worcester, Massachusetts, for the fall semester.
Howard Marlette of Mt. Vision was the speaker at the regular weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club held Tuesday of last week at the Hotel Otesaga. Mr. 17Marlette presented a talk, illustrated with color slides, on his experiences while a member of a “People to People” tour of Europe last year. He visited a number of countries in Western Europe and also Russia and Poland in the Eastern Bloc, viewing farm operations there.

April 2, 1969

25 YEARS AGO

At the March meeting of the Otsego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, three students were honored for essays they wrote on topics concerning American history. Ashley Young, a fifth-grade student from Cherry Valley-Springfield, read her essay on “What the Flag of the United States Means to Me.” Michael Bosley, a fifth-grade Student from Cooperstown Central School, read his essay on the same topic. Chrissy Pasquale, a 7th grade student from Milford Central School, read her essay entitled “Coming to America in Colonial Days (1607-1776). Clara Chase, Chair of the American History Committee of the DAR, presented each student with a certificate and a monetary prize.
Cooperstown teachers Harry Peplinski, Nancy Iversen, and Thomas Good were recently enlisted by Stanley Hall, President of Leatherstocking Consultants, to develop laboratory equipment lists for the teaching of general science, biology, chemistry and physics for the International College located in Beirut, Lebanon.

April 5, 1994

10 YEARS AGO

The Centennial of the Otesaga Hotel – The Otesaga Hotel’s history dates back to March 1908 when brothers Edward S. Clark and Stephen C. Clark purchased the Holt-Averill property in Cooperstown as the site for a summer hotel. The property’s ten acres included 700 feet of Otsego Lake shoreline. Percy Griffin of New York City was the architect, and construction began in July 1908. The hotel opened on July 12, 1909, and was “conceded to be the finest summer hotel” upstate. It was named “O-te-sa-ga,” an American Indian phrase for “Place of Meeting.” The hotel originally had 179 sleeping rooms, including 26 rooms on
the top floor for staff. Today, it has 135
air-conditioned guest rooms and suites.

April 3, 2009

HOMETOWN ONEONTA, FREEMAN’S JOURNAL ON NEWSSTANDS TODAY

HOMETOWN ONEONTA,

FREEMAN’S JOURNAL

ON NEWSSTANDS TODAY

In Hometown Oneonta, a $225,000 DRI grant was awarded last week for a “transformative” project downtown. Beyond that, nobody – even the developer – seems to know what the plan is. In The Freeman’s Journal, read about 6-foot-8 John Owens, a member of a dynasty of CCS athletes who helped take the Hawkeyes to the state champion Final Four this weekend in Binghamton. On AllOTSEGO.com, Dwight and Aileen Pier tell the story of their success on Liquor Deport’s 20th anniversary on Southside, and fifth anniversary in its mega-store.  All this and more, on newsstands today.
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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS Feb 28 – Mar 01 2019

 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Feb. 28 – Mar. 01, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Father and son were all smiles after a victory takes them once again to the semi-finals.

FRONT PAGE

OHS Boys Head Into Tournament

Dad John Coaches, Son Jack Plays, As Hawkeyes Look Toward Finals

Koutnik Set To Retire As Season Starts

This Nasty Little Parasite Is Meaningful

Dog-Rescue Mission Sends SSPCA Director To Beirut

Council Candidates Announce In A Rush

Trustees Intensify Noise Law Push

CITY OF THE HILLS: Feb. 28-Mar. 01, 2019

COOPERSTOWN AND AROUND: Feb. 28-Mar. o1, 2019

EDITORIAL 

Congressman Emerging As Moderate, Balanced

County Board Committee Adjusts Policy To Affirm Public, Press Have Rights

Lower Taxes, More Broadband Would Help Keep Upstate Folks Here

COLUMNS

Something Like ‘Green New Deal’ Essential, But Impact On Personal Freedom Worrisome

New Home, New History

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Goal: Doing All We Can To Reduce Dependence On Fossil Fuels

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Feb. 28 – Mar. 01, 2019

HOMETOWN History: Feb, 28 –  Mar. 1, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.LIFE

While Others Dream, Kosmers Have Lived Energy-Efficiently For Decade

Stores May Come, Go, Southside Mall Endures

Happening Otsego: Soup, Pancakes And Adopt a Furry Friend At SSPCA

IN MEMORIAM

Irene Harlem, 86, Oneonta; Wife Of Supreme Court Judge

John Chambers, 82; Ran Family Livestock Auction

Richard White, 66, CCS Football Star, Wrestler

David P. Eckberg, 78; From Navy, Had Life-Long Love Of Sea

 PEOPLE

Hometown People: Feb. 28 –  Mar. 01, 2019

Locals: Feb. 28 – Mar. 01, 2019

LOCAL BASKETBALL TEAMS

Good Luck Hawkeyes!

Good Luck Yellowjackets!

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