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Freeman’s Journal

Heidi Bond Named Citizen Of The Year

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Heidi Bond Named

Citizen Of The Year

Heidi Bond, who led Otsego County’s fight against COVID-19, has been named Citizen of the Year by Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman’s Journal and www.AllOTSEGO.com. Get the full story in either newspaper, which are being delivered now and will be available on newsstands throughout Otsego County by the end of the afternoon.
Angel Tree Helps Record 26 Family

PAPERS, SALVATION ARMY COOPERATE

Angel Tree Helps

Record 26 Family

Major (ret.) Jim Smith and newspaper Office Manager Larissa Ryan cheer after packing the van with gifts for a record 26 families served this year by readers of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  In a normal year, 12 families are served; but this year, the 12 were snapped up in just two days.  Ryan, who organizes the drive for the newspapers, signed up for four more families, then another 10. Since one family had six children, and another five, a record number of children will find gifts under their Christmas Trees this year through the undertaking.  The newspapers’ Christmas drive goes back to the 1921, when Freeman’s Journal Editor & Publisher Rowan B. Spraker Sr. sign us up. (Tara Barnwell/AllOTSEGO.com)

THIS WEEK — DEC. 3-4 2020
THIS WEEK, Oct. 22-23, 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Oct. 22-23, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

With Brooks BBQ new “pick-it-up, take-it-in” regimen about to begin, Amanda Calkins, left, and Danielle Dalton, both of Oneonta, take an order from Laura Page of Cooperstown at one of three takeout windows Brooks has added to handle COVID-era demand at the Oneonta landmark. In addition to have customers bring their own dinners into the diningroom, Brooks for the first time is offering beer and wine to the drink menu.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Bail-Free, 2 Defendants Skip Their Trials

Councilman Questions ‘Savagery’ On Plaque

New SUNY Oneonta President Succeeds Morris

Oneonta Mayor Vetoes Mask-Mandate Law

Trio Deny There’s Any Thin ‘Blue Line’ Dispute

Master Gardeners Plan Cooperstown Upgrade

ELECTIONS 2020

BARBER: If Elected, He’ll Be Sole Farmer Senator

OBERACKER: Business, Government Experience

SALKA:  Overcoming Hard Knocks, He Succeeds

BUTTERMAN: Vision Of Future Excites Him

EDITORIAL

In Oneonta, Town Needs Gown, Vice Versa

LETTERS

WHELAN: Oath Taken To Obey State Laws

deBLIECK: Oath Taken To Protect Constitution

GOODYEAR: He Plans Chuck Schneider Tribute

KAVANAGH: Trump Fired Many; Now, Fire Him

COLUMNS

STERNBERG: Deal With Both Sides Of COVID

ERNA: Fear Retirement, But Do It Anyway

AllOTSEGO.life

In COVID Era, Brooks BBQ Invents Self

HORRORS! Scarey Movies Delight Director

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN HISTORY, Oct. 23, 2020 

BOUND VOLUMES, Oct. 22, 2020

OBITUARIES

Darlene Rose Munson, 69, Of Hardware Family

Victor Salvatore Jr., 98; Dispelled Baseball Myth

This Week, Oct. 8-9, 2020
This Week, Oct. 1-2, 2020
This Week Sept. 24-25, 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Sept. 24-25, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

You may see Kay Pierro riding around Cooperstown with a “Riding With Ruth” decal on her SUV, in remembrance of Supreme Court Justice (and annual Glimmerglass Festival visitor) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, Sept. 18.  Kay was the judge’s cook, then her friend. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Otsego County

SQSPCA Declares War On ‘Puppy Mills’

Tied, Benton, Robbins Face Sept. 29 Runoff

Plan Fixes Oneonta Deck, Razes Eyesore

ENOUGH! SUNY-O Infections Irk Chancellor

Bassett CEO Promotes 5, Firms Up Plan

EDITORIALS

Revive County Historian, Revive Economy

COLUMNS

ZAMBELLO: On Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Opera

STERNBERG: Tragedy Proves COVID No Hoax

BENNETT: Praising Judge Ginsburg, Except

deBLIECK: More Than Ever, People Need Guns

BERKSON: Man Socks Rooster

LETTERS

PIETRAFACE: No SUNY Campus Mandated Tests

FRANCIS: Stone Slab Steps In Our Winters?

POLITICAL LETTERS

SMITH: Robbins Has Brains, Courage, Kindness

HAGE: Mary-Margaret Would Let All Be Heard

FALK: Village Needs Younger Voices, Like Benton’s

WALLER: Former Mayor Backs Robbins’ Bid

NORTHRUP: Robbins Like GOP Of Yesteryear

STERNBERG: Without Mac, Trustees Average 65

MacMILLAN: Robbins Offers Fresh Outlook

AllOTSEGO.life

Tool Collector Has 1,000 Axes To Grind

Indiana Town Remembers Richfield USDA Chief

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN HISTORY, Sept 24, 2020 

BOUND VOLUMES, Sept 25, 2020 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta Aug. 27-28, 2020
THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS Aug. 13-14, 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 13-14, 2020

Simple Integrity partner Jon Edgington surveys the 1810 threshing barn, now under renovation in the hamlet of Middlefield, which exemplifies an agricultural technique that dates back 2,000 years. The swing beam is above him; the 26-foot hemlock – cut into 13-foot joists – are in front of him.  Butch and Mary Welch bought the three-acre property that includes the barn last year.  Butch did initial site preparation, and plans to complete the renovations after the crew leaves next week.  Eventually, the couple may sell the barn for conversion into a home.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

FRONT PAGE

Oneonta Plans ‘Tip Line’ As Students Return

Cooperstown Mandates Masks Downtown

GOP Committee To Name Burns Successor

Kochul To New Yorkers: Plan ‘Staycation’

By Mistake, Cuomo  Puts CCS On Tardy List

Landmark Inn On Tripadvisor Top 25 List

AllOTSEGO.life

Welches Rescue, Restore Threshing Barn

Ideal Of Womanhood Brings Groans Today

EDITORIALS

Freshman Rep Does Have Guts, Consistency

COLUMNS

CUOMO: NYS Schools Can Reopen, But …

GREENBERG: Mask Law Is Necessary

KINGSLEY: Mask Law Overreaches

STERNBERG: Require Masks Everywhere

BENNETT: Exceptionalism? Not In U.S.A.

ATWELL: Love In The Times Of COVID


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THIS WEEK: July 16-17, 2020
This Week, June 18-19, 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

June 18-19, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

With Otsego County restaurants opening up, but subject to social distancing, Bocca Osteria on Route 28, Cooperstown, came up with a novel solution: A plastic bubble, created by Alvantor, a tent and recreation innovation company based in California.  Here, Angela Eldred and Shane Hovick of Hartwick enjoy the bubble’s coziness over the weekend. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

County Got Leg Up On Police Reforms

In Unadilla, Remembering The Fallen

 Foundation: Both Bumppos Are Equal

All Star Village Gives Up On 2020 Season

Sure-Footedly, Judge Moved Up Ladder

AllOTSEGO.life

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Rockin’ Again

Bubble Gives Diners Extra Layer Of Safety

EDITORIALS

Otsego County: Reclaim Natty Bumppo

COLUMNS

SEWARD:  New Yorkers, Get Out Of House

YOUNGS:  What I Didn’t Know About Racism

LEVINE: Needs Met, But Much Left To Do

LETTERS

HAMMOND: Address Policing Dysfunction

FLEISHER: Leadership Can Repair Nation

NORTHRUP: Stars, Bars Symbol Of Slavery

NICOLS: Protect Our Borders, From Canada?

STERNBERG: Back Buttermann For Assembly

WEINBERG: Times Compromised On Truth

FARWELL: County Layoffs Weren’t Done Well

MEMBRINO: Private Interests Muddy Stimulus

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: June 18, 2020

HOMETOWN HISTORY: June 19, 2020

IN MEMORIAM

Richard Breuninger, 74; Pastor, Teacher

John Holdorf, 87, Edmeston Superintendent

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

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This Week — June 11-12, 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

June 11-12, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

During Sunday’s “Rally for Justice” in Cooperstown, Milford’s Austin Partridge stirred a reaction by unfurling the American flag. At right is Mac Benton, an organizer, who asked Partridge to move the flag away from the speakers’ gathering place. Organizers then stood in front of flag to block journalists’ picture taking. In the background, Rev. LaDana Clark addresses 850 attendees from the Otsego County Courthouse steps.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Protests Inspire Talk Of Reform

Floyd’s Family ‘Great Role Models

Restaurants To Reopen This Friday

Otsego County’s Top Jurist Retires

Hartwick, SUNY-O Plan Reopenings

AllOTSEGO.outdoors

For The Birds, Visit Audubon Sanctuary

Wanna Bike? 4 Trail Systems Right Here

EDITORIALS

Personal Stories Say: We Can Do Better

COLUMNS

FISHER:  Let’s Live Up To Our Ideals

DRUGOVICH: Hartwick United For Jusice

LaDANA: Where Is God? In Otsego County

LEVINE: Needs Met, But Much Left To Do

LETTERS

RISSBERGER: Expect Action On Policing

BRENNER: Police Will Listen To Concerns

MASON: Step Up, OCCA, Watershed Board

DILL: Planner Always Went Extra Mile

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: June 12, 2020

HOMETOWN HISTORY: June 13, 2020

IN MEMORIAM

Carrie Kukenberger, 49; Saw Son Graduate

Betty Lou Whittemore, 96; First UM Secretary

Anthony Tomaino, 36; Football Standout

 Patricia S. Hoye, 83; Nurse At Bassett

Anna C. Mumbulo, 89; NYCM Retiree

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS April 30-May 1 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 30-May 1, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Signs of solidarity, like this one at Springbrook, Milford Center, are popping up countywide. If you see one, snap it and send to info@allotsego.com (AllOTSEGO photo)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

BEGINNING OF THE END?

NO JETER INDUCTION UNTIL 2021

Week 1, Donors Give Foundation $127K

With Elective Surgery, Bassett Normalizing

Seward: Prayers Helped Me Through COVID-19

From Edmeston Comes NYC Angel Of Mercy

‘Bad Batch’ Cause 4 Oneonta Overdoses

AllOTSEGO.COVID-19

Masks – Necessity Or Fashion Statement?

Garden Club’s Daffodils Brighten Oneonta

Libby’s List Of Virtual Things To Do

EDITORIALS

With Facts As Guide, Let’s Start Reopening

Turn On Porch Light For Hometown Heroes.

COLUMNS

CUOMO:  Construction, Factories Start Opening

STERNBERG: Opening Will Take To Mid-July

HERZIG: Protect Us From Returning Students

ATWELL: No Need For A Brick

LETTERS

DUNCAN: Is Mother Nature Telling Us, Rest

NORTHRUP: Want To Cut Loose? Elsewhere

HUGHSON:  What Can An Antibody Tell Us?

SCHNEIDER: Small Business Are Hurt Most

DEAN: Well-Intentioned Visitors Harmful

WELCH: Temporary Threat? Magical Thinking

WHALING: Pesticides Used On Lakeside Links

COLONE: Socialism Only Way Out Of Troubles

FLEISHER: Support President?  Support Dictator

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 30, 2020

HOMETOWN HISTORY: May 1, 2020

IN MEMORIAM

Lois H. Downin, 80; Fox EKG/EEG Technician

Albert R. Killmeier, 63, Farmed In Cherry Valley

NOTICES

Alvin L. Osterhoudt, 80, Oneonta

Richard G. Powell, 83, Oneonta

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