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Another Local Candidate For Congress, Much More

Another Local Candidate

For Congress, Much More

A second Otsego County candidate, Erin Collier of Cooperstown, has announced she is challenging U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, this year. The first local candidate, Sue Sullivan, dropped out late last year after she found she was unable to raise sufficient money. Read about Collier, the GOP endorsement of Sheriff Devlin, a celebrated Maine brewer’s return to his hometown of Oneonta, and much more, in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, on local newsstands this afternoon.
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Parkland Dominates Local Conversations

Parkland Dominates

Local Conversations

Cooperstown’s Bill Crankshaw, Oneonta’s Joe Yelich and four other local school superintendents gathered to discuss the Parkland shootings, and found they agreed with the idea of hiring school-resource officers to protect local pupils; Senator Seward and Sheriff Devlin appear to be aboard, too. Meanwhile, it seems fear of school shootings will play a role in this fall’s sheriff’s race, plus letters on the topic dominated our editorial pages. All this and more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
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How Does Jumping Into Icy Goodyear Lake Feel?

How Does Jumping Into

Icy Goodyear Lake Feel?

Haven’t you asked yourself that question? This year, reporter Parker Fish took one for the team, taking part in the Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump and returning safely to share his experience with the rest of us landlubbers. Also in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal, Managing Editor Libby Cudmore and her husband, photographer Ian Austin, took a side trip to Oneonta Falls during a trip to Portland, Ore., expecting a pristine vista; instead, they found 42,000 charred acres that burned last September. Read their report from the scene. And much more exclusive material in the week’s newspapers, on newsstands this afternoon.
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County Manager Idea Quickly Gains Traction

County Manager Idea

Quickly Gains Traction

The first formal discussion about hiring a county manager for Otsego County government was held Tuesday, Feb. 13, and the idea surfaced to get the question on the ballot by the Nov. 7 election. The county board’s IGA committee scheduled another meeting on just this topic for 9 a.m. Feb. 27. Read exclusive report in Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. Also, read an exclusive report on the interest of ArtSpace, a national arts-related developer, to creating a site in Oneonta that provides housing for artists AND studio space. In The Freeman’s, find out about the new owners of the venerable Spurbeck’s Grocery, which reopened Monday.
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Surprise Shakes Up Race For Cooperstown Mayor

Surprise Shakes Up Race

For Cooperstown Mayor

What was shaping up to be an uncontested election this March 20  in the Village of Cooperstown was set on its head Tuesday night, as a Republican candidate emerged for mayor and the GOP caucus also nominated two businessmen for the Village Board. Lots of other news, too, including the Oneonta Vets’ Club deciding not to have a Superbowl party this Sunday to protest NFL players “taking a knee.”  Plus much more.  Pick up a copy of Hometown Oneonta or The Freeman’s Journal at newsstands across Otsego County Wednesday afternoon.
FIND WINTER CARNIVAL MEDALLION, WIN $500

FIND WINTER CARNIVAL

MEDALLION, WIN $500

1st Clue In This Week’s Freeman’s Journal,

Hometown Oneonta, On Newsstands Today

First Clue in the Cooperstown Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt is in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, on newsstands this afternoon.  Find medallion and win $500.  But there’s much more, including preview of this evening’s Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announcement and an exclusive interview with Barbara Morris, next president of SUNY Oneonta.
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From Downtown Hotel, To Bunker And A Birth

From Downtown Hotel,

To Bunker And A Birth

…are just two of many offerings in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal. In the first, entrepreneur Perry Ferraro and his partners are again discussing a hotel in downtown Cooperstown. Second, “Big Chuck”‘s daughter, nine months pregnant, was hurried to a bunker during the missile scare in Hawaii last week, but there’s a happy ending. Pick up the papers – there’s much more.
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Autumn Cafe Reopens After Year-Long Hiatus

Autumn Cafe Reopens

After Year-Long Hiatus

The Autumn Cafe, which introduced organic delicacies to Oneonta – and where Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon used to lunch – has reopened after it was sold and closed for renovations for a year. But there’s much more in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, from an assessment of Gene Thaw, whose Native American art collection reinvented The Fenimore Art Museum, to a report on how Dave Bliss’ election to County Board chair is being greeted at the county courthouse, to an exploration of early-adopting local drone flyers, to attorney Susan Lettis’ wedding notice.  On newsstands this afternoon.
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What If Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Wed Here?

What If Meghan Markle,

Prince Harry Wed Here?

Managing Editor Libby Cudmore explored that very question, and you might be interested to discover Otsego County offerings fit for royalty. Her story sets the stage for this weekend’s annual Wedding Expo, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Foothills, an always lively happening at a dreary time of year. Also, read about the icy weather, Senator Seward’s plans for a third “Seward Summit,” and Vera Talevi’s proposal to make Cooperstown “Flag Village USA,” all in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal, on newstands across the county.
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TRAGEDY EVOKES HOLIDAY SADNESS

TRAGEDY EVOKES

HOLIDAY SADNESS

At a time when most of us are preparing for a Christmas celebration surrounded by loved ones, a tragedy occurred in Laurens, with the son of a family charged in the shooting deaths of his parents. Original reporting and photographs appear in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. On the editorial page, learn about the questions posed by Dr. Gerald Benjamin’s presentation, “County Manager v. County Executive.” And in theAllOTSEGO.life section, catch up with the Hayen family of Tilley Avenue, Oneonta, which last year decorated their house with more holiday lights than Clark Griswold accomplished in the 1989 movie, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” This and more in this week’s editions, on newsstands across Otsego County this afternoon.
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Gene Bettiol, Developer Of Southside, Dies At 85

Gene Bettiol, Developer

Of Southside, Dies At 85

Eugene A. Bettiol Sr., 85, who almost single-handedly created Southside Oneonta, the foremost shopping district for 50 miles in every direction, passed away Saturday in Albany Medical Center. A private man, very little has been written about him until now. In this week’s editions, available on newsstands this afternoon, his vitality, entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishment are explored.
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‘Happy Christmas!’ Calendar Begins In This Week’s Papers

‘Happy Christmas!’ Calendar

Begins In This Week’s Papers

Lots of news, from former Oneonta Mayor Kim Muller’s prospective elevation to county Democratic chair to folk artist Lavern Kelley’s entry into the Library of Congress. But this edition also marks the beginning of this year’s “Happy Christmas” calendar – with 53 (count ’em, 53) holiday-related events listed in the next 10 days. Get in the spirit of the season, and here’s home. Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal will be on newsstands this afternoon around the county.
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Expert To Inform County On ‘Manager or Executive’

Expert To Inform County

On ‘Manager or Executive’

With the Otsego County Board of Representatives certain to discuss whether to adopt a county-manager or county-executive form of government, a foremost expert in such issues, Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president/regional engagement, will be in the county Thursday, Dec. 14, to speak on the topic, “County Manager or County Executive.” The public is invited to the presentation and discussion, planned in Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center. Details in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta… and much more, on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.
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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: RAILCARS RUN AWAY

EXCLUSIVE REPORT:

RAILCARS RUN AWAY

Three railcars broke loose from a siding at Cooperstown Junction Saturday afternoon and, 20 tons apiece, trundled across Route 7, closing the highway for five hours. Exclusive details in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta. Plus much more, including Milford Methodists’ first service in their new church since the March 12 fire, and an exclusive report from Hudson, where the six candidates for the seat held by U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, held their first forum after this year’s local elections.
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‘Reform Caucus’ Backed; Clark Ouster Suggested

ENDORSEMENT EDITORIALS

‘Reform Caucus’ Backed;

Clark Ouster Suggested

Endorsement editorials of candidates for the Otsego County Board of Representatives appear in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. One supports County Rep. Andrew Marietta and the bi-partisan “Reform Caucus” that is developing. A second recommended the removal of county board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego/Laurens, and her bloc of supporters. For details, your newspapers are available at newsstands in Greater Oneonta and the Cooperstown Area.
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