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Hometown Oneonta

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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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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Hometown People Feb 28 Mar 01 2019

Hometown People:

Feb. 28 –  Mar. 01, 2019

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.

 

 

 

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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High Winds Hit, But Little Harm Done In County

City of the Hills: Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2019

High Winds Hit,

But Little Harm

Done In County

Madeline Walker, a volunteer for the Save the Tails Ciders & Ales fundraiser for Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, pours a cup of Ommegang’s 3 Philosophers brew during the Save the Tails Ciders & Ales fundraiser at My Father’s Place on Saturday, Feb. 23.

 

Otsego County was buffeted with high winds gusting up to 65 mph from Sunday, Feb. 24, to the next day at 7 p.m.
Miraculously, little damage was reported across the county, and only 66 customers were out of power, in the Town of Pittsfield.

City of the Hills Feb 02 22 2019

City of the Hills

February 22, 2019

Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA –  Karen Lehr, left, visiting her mother Aleda Koehn, Oneonta, participated in her first Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump Saturday, Feb. 17. As she stepped on the block to jump, there was Karen Telarico, Maryland, a girlhood friend, ready to jump next to her.

Trooper Hurt In Fight Along Interstate 88

At least one state trooper was injured in an altercation that took place near the Schenevus exit on I-88, according to Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations.

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS Feb 21-22 2019

 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Feb. 21-22, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Jim Kevlin/The Freeman’s Journal & HOMETOWN ONEONTA  – Karen Katz applauds Congressman Delgado’s arrival, flanked by her husband, former mayor Jeff, and Otsego 2000’s Ellen Pope. In the foreground is Randy Velez, Catholic deacon.

FRONT PAGE

Marijuana Shops? County Must Decide Issue

Hearty Applause Greets Freshman Congressman

For $3M, Theater Can Reopen In Collaboration With Foothills

Farmers’ Market In Chamber Hall Of Fame

Work Starts On County’s Energy Plan

With Gas Aplenty, Andela Predicting Jobs For Richfield

CITY OF THE HILLS: Feb. 21-22, 2019

COOPERSTOWN AND AROUND: Feb. 21-22, 2019

EDITORIAL 

What’s the Matter with Upstate?

CUOMO: ‘Fundamentals That Attracted Amazon Here Remain’

COLUMNS

Statistics Here And Nationally Indicate: Heroin Tide Is Ebbing

Until Available 24/7, Renewable Energy Not Ready For Prime Time

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 On Energy Future, State Must Pick  Right Side Of Scale

Plea To Biological Field Station: End Pesticide Use

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES – Feb. 21 – 22, 2019

HOMETOWN History – Feb 21-22 2019

ALLOTSEGO.LIFE

Monument Planned For 20 Killed In Limousine Crash

After Decades Breaking Otsego Lake Ice, HEAT!

Happenin’ Otsego: Dog-Shelter Fundraising, Plus Theater

IN MEMORIAM

Graham Duncan, WWII Veteran, Poet, Professor

Scott Sorensen, 86; Worked At Boys & Girls Club

Edward V. Lynch, 47; Air Force Vet Loved Music

Corinne Hillman, 98; Teacher, Cooperstown Cotillion Mainstay

Gregory L. Hext, 74; Vietnam Vet, Worked For Remington

 PEOPLE

Polar Bear Jump: Warm Hearts – Cold Everything Else

Hometown People: Feb. 21-22, 2019

Locals: Feb. 21-22, 2019

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

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

 

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

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

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

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.

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