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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS Feb 6 – 7 2019

 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Feb. 6-7, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Ian Austin/The Freeman’s Journal – Departing Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson participates in one of the light-hearted events of his tenure: Presenting Homer Simpson with his plaque on May 27, 2017, on the 25th anniversary of “Homer at the Bat.”

FRONT PAGE

SSPCA, Sheriff, D.A. Form  Animal-Cruelty Task Force

Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson To Retire

Tenants Ordered To Leave Oneonta Hotel

Medallion Found In Trash Cans; $500 Claimed

EDITORIAL 

No, We Can’t Save World Alone; Yes, We Can Embrace Opportunity

COLUMNS

ZAGATA: We Can Have Natural Gas Now, Renewables Later

His Fans On Twitter Praise Jeff Idelson, Mourn Retirement

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Colone: Oneonta ‘Microgrid’ Would Use 90% Renewables

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN History

Bound Volumes

ALLOTSEGO.LIFE

When Winter was WOW! Revisiting Winter Carnival

Tried X-Country Skiing? There Are Trails Aplenty Locally

BEST BETS: Winter Carnival Brings Comedy, Dancing, Treats

IN MEMORIAM

Jim Anderson, 81; OHS Grad Played On SU’s 1959 Championship Team

Louella Washburn, 97, Unadilla; Last Of Her Family’s 1920s Generation

Mary Imogene Carter; Bassett Healthcare Namesake

Jennifer Huntington, 56; Cooperstown Holstein Owner

John ‘Gobbie’ Garbera, 72; Richfield Springs Mayor, Trustee

Leland C. Smith, 96; Retired Bassett Employee

Betty L. Dean, 83; Librarian at SUNY Oneonta

Kevin P. Crosby, 51, Schenevus; Worked For DSS

 PEOPLE

Community Bank Promotes Wood To VP At Oneonta

400 Cast Votes in Biggest CANO Chili Bowl Ever

Environmentalist  DiPerna To Speak Before Congress

PHOTO: Haulin’ Ice at Hanford Mills Harvest

City of the Hills:  Study D&H Yards More, Citizens Ask

Cooperstown And Around:  Village: Vote Firemen Into Chamber Hall

 

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This Week’s Newspapers Jan. 25, 2019

 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Jan. 24-25, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Jim Kevlin – Mom Rebecca Smucker of Cooperstown had herself and daughter Ada, 11 months, bundled up Saturday, Jan. 19, as Storm Harper began dusting the village at about 4 p.m.

FRONT PAGE

So Long, Winter Storm Harper

Rivera Only Inductee Elected By  100%

Hartwick Offers First Master’s Degree

Many Dangers Found At Oneonta Hotel

Hazzard Leaves Cooperstown Chamber 

Under Attack? Avoid, Deny, Defend

Plot Undone To Set Bomb In Islamberg

 

EDITORIAL 

Thrice Struck Down By Misfortune,

Rob RobinsonRose To Inspire Others

COLUMNS

Worried About Global Warming? DON’T Buy An Electric Vehicle

With Hotel Inspection In Hand, City Attorney Due Back In Court

Lacking Pipelines, Con Ed Imposes Moratorium Downstate

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

County Must Explore Fresh Thinking On Energy

Ban Straws? Focus On Worst Recycling Abuser

It’s Only Sensible To Lock Our Doors – And Borders

Posting Too-Complicated Bills Serving No Purpose

Fighting For ‘Purity’ Preferable To The Alternatives

 

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN History

BOUND VOLUMES

ALLOTSEGO.LIFE

Cooperstown’s Capozza Deploys With Team Rubicon

Woman Moves To Oneonta, Discovers Family Roots

BEST BETS: Jump Auction, Richfield Events, Winterfest

IN MEMORIAM

Rob Robinson, 66, County Chamber President For 16 Years

Laura Duncan-Bachanas, 39; Bassett Registration Specialisttt

Doris Johnson, 96; Moved To Cooperstown To Be Near Daughter

Phyllis J. Edwards, 86, Cherry Valley; Worked At Baseball Factory

Ella Jean Baumgardner, 96, Oneonta; 1st Husband Killed In WW II

Debbi Barnes, 65, Oneonta; Retired Payroll Director, Fox Hospital

 PEOPLE

Alumni Herring, Bard Join Unatego Hall Of Distinction

United Way Packs Gift Bags to Hang In Huntington Park

Chris Catapano Promoted To Oneonta Police Sergeant

18 Locals On Dean’s List At SUNY Oneonta

Chiba, Laughlin Co-Chair CV Democratic Committee

Young Tennis Player Honored With Sportsmanship Award

Susquehanna SPCA Raises Over $95K In ‘Save A Life’ Campaign

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This Week’s Newspapers Jan. 18, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Jan. 17-18, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

For perhaps one of the final times, Margaret and Mark in the backseat of one of Cooperstown Medical Tranport’s 12 ambulances.

FRONT PAGE

Longest Shutdown Has Little Impact Here

2 Historic Markers Ready For MLK Day

Goodyear Polar Jump To Aid 2 Volunteers

Known For Opera, She’s Praised For Book

20 Inches Of Snow On Way This Weekend

EDITORIAL 

Andela, Red Shed Show Entrepreneurial Mettle

COLUMNS

SEWARD:  Democrats Shutting Out GOP Voices

‘Uxurious’ Misread Suffragette’s Fateful Visit

Which Appliance Should We Be Afraid Of Next?

Digital Infrastructure  Allows Competition With Big Tech

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Renewables, Maybe Not Answer Today, Are Wave Of The Future

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN History

BOUND VOLUMES

ALLOTSEGO.LIFE

From Single Van, Cooperstown Couple Built Three-County Ambulance Service

Milford 5th-Graders Study Trout By Raising Trout

Brides Aplenty at Foothills

‘Citizen Clark’ Film, Basketball Tourney, Art For The SPCA

IN MEMORIAM

Roger B. Sullivan, 68; SUNY Oneonta Asst. VP/Enrollment

Barbara Means, 87, Oneonta; Artist, World Traveler

Sandee H. Alpern, 71, Cooperstown; Spinner, Weaver, Potter, Teacher

Edward Van Beers, 84; Operated Pittsfield Plumbing & Heating

 PEOPLE

Senate Resolution Gives Fallen Hero Liberty Medal

SUNY Students Study Sea Life Of Japanese Isles

At Noah’s World. The Queen of the Dance

Mebust Leading New Committee Of Village Dems

Let it Snow…And Snow And Snow AND SNOW!

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

Brides Flout Stain Risks To Enjoy Tempting BBQ

BONUS STORY FROM HOMETOWN

ONEONTA & FREEMAN’S JOURNAL

Brides Flout Stain Risks

To Enjoy Tempting BBQ

By LIBBY CUDMORE • HOMETOWN ONEONTA & The Freeman’s Journal

Nikki Bower knows sometimes good food can be messy. She and husband Sean were early local adopters of a growing barbeque wedding trend when they married in 2016.

Editor’s Note:  This article appeared in the Thursday-Friday, Jan. 10-11 print editions in anticipation of yesterday’s 2019 Wedding Expo at Foothills.  For photos of the event, see this week’s print editions, on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

ONEONTA – Nikki Bower reminds you to always eat barbeque with care.“I’m not a girly-girl, so wearing a wedding dress all day was hard for me,” she joked. “I was trying to eat responsibly, but I got barbeque sauce all down the front of my dress!”

Nikki and her husband Sean, married June 25, 2016, were on the cutting edge of the latest in wedding trends –  forgoing filet mignon and lobster tails for some good old-fashioned barbeque.

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Celebrate Christmas With Your Newspaper

Celebrate Christmas

With Your Newspaper

• Unadilla’s Mrs., Mr. Claus Remembered

• See Photos Of 2 ‘Scrooge’ Performances

• ‘Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus’

• Christmas Day, From St. Luke’s Gospel

• We Found 10 Local Gifts On Main Streets

• FOR-DO Revives Holiday Spirit In Clients

• EDITORIAL: Life Has Never Been Better

Plus much more news of the week, from Governor Cuomo blocking a $3.5 million grant to bring natural gas to the county, to Hartwick College naming a new provost, to veteran Trustee Bruce Maxson retiring from the Cooperstown Village Board. Available this afternoon at newsstands across Otsego County.
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All Treats, No Tricks At Mall-O-Ween

All Treats, No Tricks

At Mall-O-Ween

Ghouls, ghosts, princesses, dinosaurs, witches and more filled the Southside Mall this afternoon as youngsters and their families enjoyed indoor trick-or-treating as part of the annual Mall-O-Ween event. Above: At the costume contest, Gavin Tandle, left, brother Aiden and mom Michelle, Oneonta, applaud alongside Colin Walsh, Davenport, and Julianna Everson, Worcester. At right, Phoenix Temple strikes a pose as Rosie the Riveter before taking 2nd place in her age category. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

The Center Will Hold – If You Vote Nov. 6

EDITORIAL FROM THIS WEEK’S

FREEMAN’S, HOMETOWN ONEONTA

The Center Will Hold

– If You Vote Nov. 6

Editor’s Note:  Below is the introduction that set the stage for this week’s editorials:  Endorsing Democrats Andrew Cuomo, Bill Magee and Chad McEvoy, and Republicans John Faso, Jim Seward and Richard Devlin in the Nov. 6 election.  Reasons for our endorsements are detailed in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & Freeman’s Journal, available on newsstands today. Click here and read the full report that informed the introduction below, “The Hidden Tribes of America,” which finds, despite the surface divisiveness we hear around us, most of us are people of good will, willing to listen and to seek a middle way, the basis for our democracy at its most successful.

As voters – in Otsego County, the 19th Congressional District and nationally – struggle to make the right decision in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, midterm elections, a study, “The Hidden Tribes of America,” surfaces with a conclusion that has been widely commented on nationally:

“A majority of Americans (61 percent), whom we’ve called the ‘Exhausted Majority,’ are fed up by Americans’ polarization. They know we have more in common than that which divides us: our belief in freedom, equality and the pursuit of the American Dream. They share a deep sense of gratitude that they are citizens of the United States. They want us to move past our differences.”

It the past two years, those of us with that sensibility have been screamed at by two sides that, it turns out, are fringes. On the left, “Progressive Activists,” according to the study, are a mere 8 percent of the citizenry; on the right, “Devoted Conservatives” are only 6 percent.

EXCLUSIVE! Hometown Oneonta’s 10th Celebrated Family Council Rips Focus Executives County Studies Tompkins’ Energy Plan Dump Trucks Protect Tag-Sale Crowd Get Preview On Farmers’ Museum Fest

EXCLUSIVE!

Hometown Oneonta’s 10th Celebrated

Family Council Rips Focus Executives

County Studies Tompkins’ Energy Plan

Dump Trucks Protect Tag-Sale Crowd

Get Preview On Farmers’ Museum Fest

Man Marries Woman, Takes Her Name

… and much more, including letters to the editor on Thursday’s Devlin-Fernandez primary for county sheriff, Happenin’ Otsego calendar and Grand & Glorious Garage Sale photos. Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal will be on newsstands across Otsego County this afternoon.
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This Week’s Hometown,Freeman’s on Newsstands

EXCLUSIVE!

• XNG Truck Caught Fire, And Few Told Of It

• 1st In-Depth Interview With SUNY President

• Hartwick College Prepares For 225th Class

• Hanford Mills In Summer Dreams Supplement

• Plus Editorials, Columns, Letters To Editor

A citizen FOILing a police report now has evidence of a XNG gas-bearing truck catching fire on July 9 on Route 205 on Country Club Road, Oneonta. This and much more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
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FRONT PAGES: Elections, Graduations, Vigil Vs. Trump Policy

IN HOMETOWN ONEONTA, FREEMAN’S JOURNAL

Elections, Graduations,

Vigil Vs. Trump Policy

Read first full story on Antonio Delgado winning Democratic nomination to take on U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, in the fall. Read arguments, pro and con, re President Trump’s immigration policy. And what about Bill and Laurie Glockler heading out on a 50th-anniversary adventure in their brand new Mustang? This and much more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
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EXCLUSIVE!!!! Civic Leader’s Death Felled Focus Execs Democrats Back Republican For Sheriff DRI About To Award Millions In Projects Schenevus Petitions County For Jobs Dyslexia School Looks At Otego Site EDITORIAL: Elect Len Carson Sheriff

EXCLUSIVE!!!!

Civic Leader’s Death Felled Focus Execs

Democrats Back Republican For Sheriff

DRI About To Award Millions In Projects

Schenevus Petitions County For Jobs

Dyslexia School Looks At Otego Site

EDITORIAL: Elect Len Carson Sheriff

All these exclusive stories, and more, as well as Summer Dreams, the new 16-page “things to do” supplement. On newsstands this afternoon.
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‘Summer Dreams’ To Serve Tourists – And Rest Of Us

‘Summer Dreams’

To Serve Tourists

– And Rest Of Us

A new “Summer Dreams” publication, aimed at serving Otsego County’s summer visitors and the rest of us who partake of the county’s summer offerings, will appear in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.  New editions will appear weekly through Labor Day.

A new weekly publication, “Summer Dreams,” aimed at highlighting Greater Cooperstown and Oneonta’s summer offerings, will appear in this week’s editions of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.

In addition to reaching 13,000 households in our regular weekly distribution, an additional 2,000 copies are being printed and made available to tourists and youth-baseball-park participants.  The 13,000 distribution is already the largest print footprint in the county, and this will be enhanced to 15,000, according to Editor/Publisher Jim Kevlin.

Beginning today, the new publication will also be posted on www.allotsego.com, where it will be accessible to 40,000 weekly visitors, and promoted on the allotsego Facebook page, where more than 20,000 visitors participate weekly.

“Information about happenings in Otsego County will be useful, of course, to all of us looking to have some fun.  But ‘Summer Dreams’ is also a powerful vehicle for advertisers looking to connect with customers and potential new customers,” Kevlin said.

If you are interested in advertising in “Summer Dreams”, call 607-547-6103 and ask for Tara Barnwell or Thom Rhodes, or e-mail them at tarab@allotsego.com or thomr@allotsego.com.

 

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