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Exclusive Photos Of Head-On Crash That Hurt Deputy

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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

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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

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 9-10, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Nate Roberts of Oneonta tries on an “Onta” T-shirt Monday, May 6, at a launch party at the B-Side Ballroom, where Trampoline, a Glens Falls advertising and design company, unveiled a promotional campaign for the City of the Hills. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

New Oneonta Slogan: ‘We’re Onta Something’

Cooperstown Noise Law: 88 Decibels Is It

Concertgoers To Help Pick New Conductor

HoF President Mead’s Mantra: Teamwork

Relay for Life Message: You Have Friends

 First UM May Vote To Reject Limits On Gays

EDITORIAL 

Stop the Rot! Village Should Buy CVS, Redevelop It

While At It, Fund Strong Merchants’ Association

COLUMNS

LANDERS: Key To Success: Place, People, Purpose

SCOLINOS: Home Plate Is 17 Inches, Period

ZAGATA: Hidden Consequences Of Saying No:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DILLINGHAM: What Are Litterers Thinking?

POKORNY: Milford Requires Live-In Landlord

RUDY: Resisting Everything Prescription For Decline

WILCOX: Change Constitution To Serve Nation

RSS Cites ’40 Years Of Exemplary Service’ To Area

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 10, 2019

HOMETOWN History: May 3, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

Dial ‘O’ For Murder: S.S. Van Dine Story

Everyone Needs A Mother’s Hug

LIBBY’S BEST BETS: It’s Mom’s Day

IN MEMORIAM

Bill Isaac, 81, Cherry Branch Gallery Owner

Gary A. Weaver, 78; Bassett Gastroenterologist

Richard Kroll, 78, Worked On Apollo Mission

Nelson A. Wells, Sr., 93, Retired WWII Veteran

Debra A. Klein, 66; Otego By Unatego Students

Agnes Ruth Valentine, 80; Raised 5 Daughters

PEOPLE

200 Praise Pathfinder, Grummons At Gala

SPORTS

OHS, CCS Shine At Don Howard Invitational

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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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From Deadly Arson, To Deadly Garments

From Deadly Arson,

To Deadly Garments

Front breaking news – Gabriel Truitt arrested in the Dec. 29 fatal first on Walling Avenue – to feature stories – a SUNY professor and his student raising the alarm on the dangers posed by the garments you wear – this week’s editions of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta contains a wide range of offerings. That includes the latest about OH-Fest cancellation of Rapper Sean Kingston’s concert and the ramifications on campus. Both newspapers are on newsstands around Otsego County this afternoon.
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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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Chamber 2019 Honorees Highlighted This Week

Chamber 2019 Honorees

Highlighted This Week

The two Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s honorees who will be recognized at the annual Gala & Celebration of Business May 2 at Foothills are highlighted in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & Freeman’s Journal. Learn why Pathfinder Village is the NBT Bank Distinguished Business, and Oneonta funeral director Les Grummons, the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen.  Each has quite a story to tell. Get the details and much more in this week’s editions, now on newsstands around the county.
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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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HOMETOWN History • April 19, 2019

HOMETOWN History • April 19, 2019

150 Years Ago

Aurora Borealis – Our citizens on Thursday evening were out en-masse, gazing into the heavens. The aurora borealis presented a wonderful sight. It was of a whitish color, and appeared like clouds rent by the wind. A beautiful bow was formed in the south. At nine o’clock, the sky again lighted, first in the northwest, then verging around to the east, darting out huge sheets of light, which turned red and then faded away, when they would again burst forth. It lasted about one hour and a half.
Campbell of the Tweddle Hall Music Store, has drawn a large trade in musical merchandise by liberal outlays in advertising, and keeping all the goods he offers to the public.
He opens his spring trade with an increased stock, and a rapidly growing demand for his pianos and other goods.

April 1869

125 Years Ago

Local – Though many Oneonta devotees of rod and reel went trout fishing last Saturday, no really large catches were reported. A few sportsmen returned with from ten to fifteen fish each, but the majority had a much smaller number or none at all. The best fishing appears to have been on the Ouleout and Butternut Creeks, no large catches being reported on the Otego.
The Normal ball team, which is now practicing every fair day on the diamond, is developing unexpected strength in the field and at the bat. Indications are that it will be able to play winning ball with all school teams of its class. The first game of the season will be one week from Saturday with Colgate University. On May 5, the Binghamton High School team will be their competitors; on May 11, the Colgate Academy nine; on May 18, the second nine from Cornell University.

April 1894

100 Years Ago

In the show window of C.C. Miller on Chestnut Street is displayed some interesting war relics all secured by Oneonta boys in the service in France. John J. Pearson, formerly in the employ of Mr. Miller and with the army of occupation in Germany, contributes a German match box bearing on its front a picture of one of the German war lords, a German soldier’s belt with one of the historic buckles upon it bearing the inscription “Gott mit Uns” (God with Us), a decorative German pipe and a combination fork and spoon from a German soldier’s mess kit. Stanley Stiles, who is also a former employee of Mr. Miller, has in the window two vases made from French “75” shell cases, which are of neat pattern and fittingly marked. He also secured two French one-pound shells, a German bayonet and a specimen of the hard tack or black bread which the Germans fed to prisoners.

April 17, 1919

40 Years Ago

Health Care – Maybe supermarket health care is the answer to the running argument about the cost of hospital care, Fox Hospital administrators muse. It might solve some problems, administrator Frank Isbell suggested, if a doctor could tell a patient he was ordering something like respiratory therapy to give the price. “It’s too expensive. Do I have to have it?” the patient might say. The physician would explain the benefits of the process – preventing pneumonia, a sometimes fatal complication of some surgery. “The odds are good,” Isbell thinks, that the patient would buy it. Business manager Daniel Dornbal complained the cost of hospital care isn’t calculated fairly. Government officials release figures based on “cost per day,” without saying the number of days for treatment is getting shorter. The average cost per day at Fox rose from $120 per day in 1975 to $209 currently, he said.

April 1979

20 Years Ago

Smoke detector alarms, backed by city code enforcement, saved lives and property from recent blazes at rental properties, fire and city officials said Monday. “In both cases, all detectors were working,” said Oneonta Fire Chief Robert Barnes. “In both cases, because of the early warning, people were able to get out quickly.” Working smoke detectors also enabled firefighters to get to the scenes quickly after the fires were reported by telephone, Barnes said. Occupants had been in the room or an adjacent room where the fire started, Barnes he said. Neither occupants, including some college students, nor firefighters were hurt. An unattended lighted candle caused a fire at 16 West Street causing estimated damages between $20,000 and $25,000. A blaze at 16-18 Myrtle Ave. caused $3,000 damage and cleanup costs.

April 1999

10 Years Ago

Dick Miller, the retired Hartwick College president who operates a consulting firm, 55 Maple St. LLC with his wife, Andi, is making common cause with Carolyn Lewis, Otsego County’s economic developer, and Nancy Scanlon of Main Street Oneonta, the downtown group, in a new chapter on downtown revitalization.
Short-term, Miller’s plan is to visit a dozen or two Upstate New York college towns with downtowns similar to Oneonta to see what’s working elsewhere that might work here.

April 2009

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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this weeks newspaper Mar 14 – 15 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Mar. 14 – 15, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

6-foot-8 sophomore John Kennedy sinks a free throw for the Hawkeyes.

FRONT PAGE

CCS Basketball: FINAL 4 AWAITS

Plan ‘Transformative,’ But Details Still Fuzzy

Final Sale Packs McLaughlin’s

DiPerna, Back At Vatican: World Working Together On Climate Without U.S.

2nd Time Around, Climate-Smart Idea Wins County’s OK

Deputy Promoted to County Roads Chief

 

CITY OF THE HILLS: Mar. 14 – 15, 2019

COOPERSTOWN AND AROUND: Mar. 14 – 15, 2019

EDITORIAL 

Herzig: Act Today, Look To Tomorrow

Please, County Reps And Trustees: Get Chief Covert Help He Needs

COLUMNS

Zagata: Where’s $93 Trillion Coming From To Pay Bill For A Green New Deal?

Casale: Anti-Amazon Forces Alive – In Oneonta

Youngs: With 321 Events During ’18, Foothills Buoying Downtown

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Be Failing, But Tom Seaver’s Victories Immortal

Apply ‘Golden Rule’ To Global-Warming Issues

Cooperstown Can Have It All – Classical Music, Talk Radio – On WSKG

Support Early Voting, Seward, Salka Asked

League: No Contest, But Exercise Your Right To Vote

Trustee Dewey Outlines Credentials, Asks For Vote

 

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Mar. 14 – 15, 2019

HOMETOWN History: Mar. 14 – 15, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.LIFE

20 Years On Southside, Piers Also Mark Mega-Store’s Fifth Year

Reducing Fires, Department Makes Village Better Place To Do Business

Happening Otsego:  Funky Philharmonic, Corned Beef Supper And Mom-Son Swing

IN MEMORIAM

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Lord, 77; Ceramist With Milford, Oneonta Studios

Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30; Beloved Daughter Loved Reading

Dorothy Miller, 96; Retired From Mehan Insurance

Martin R. Patton Sr., 89; Entrepreneur; Restaurant, Realty Investor

John Simonds, 90; Retired From D&H

 PEOPLE

Hometown People – March 14 -15, 2019

LOCALS – March 14 -15, 2019

LOCAL BASKETBALL TEAMS

CCS Boys BasketballFinal Four Bound!

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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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Table Rock Bouldering Cuts Ribbon On Adventure

Jennifer Hill/HOMETOWN ONEONTA – Mayor Gary Herzig heralds Table Rock Bouldering as “a business that is exactly right for Oneonta,” at the Market Street rock climbing venue’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Feb. 25. Standing next to the mayor are, from left, proprietor Jay Shultis, Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce president, and manager Luke Malone. In back, Eamon Connors demonstrates his gravity-defying climbing abilities.

 

HOLOQUIST ON LIST: Jennica M. Holoquist, Oneonta, has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester. She is majoring in Psychology.

MANCUSO LAUDED: Logan J. Mancuso, Oneonta, is on the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at St. Lawrence University. He is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in neuroscience.

After 40 Years Town Clerk Is Retiring

WEST ONEONTA – Cheryl Shackelton, Oneonta town clerk for the last 40 years, has announced her retirement effective May 29, 2019.
“This will be an enormous loss for the town,” said Town Supervisor Bob Wood this afternoon. “Cheryl’s experience and organization skills will be very difficult to replace. “Her personality perfectly fit the role of town clerk,” he said.
The town board will be actively seeking someone to fill the position until after this year’s election cycle. Interested parties should contact either the clerk’s office or the supervisor at 607-432-2900.
The salary has been set at $32,000-$40,000. Wood said he’s trying to get the word out as soon as possible, since the election calendar has been moved up and petitions have to be circulated this week, so there’s a need to find a qualified person quickly who would also be interested in running for election in November.
The clerk’s position involves the issuance of dog, marriage, hunting and fishing licenses, death certificates, handicap permits and organizing correspondence to the town and attending board meetings and taking minutes.
The clerk is also the records management officer.

OHS Tenor Slated To Perform With All-Eastern Choir

ONEONTA – Zen Lavin, an OHS senior, has been selected to perform as a tenor with 300 vocalists as part of the mixed chorus at the 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles on Sunday, April 7 in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 7.
Zen, with the help of OHS Choir Director Megan Dyer, will prepare to perform vocal music with the ensemble under choral conductor and composer Rollo Dillworth from Temple University.

 

 

 

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