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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.
THIS WEEK — December 10, 2020
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, Nov. 26-27, 2020
This Week, Nov. 19-20, 2020
This Week Nov. 12-13, 2020
This Week: Nov. 5-6, 2020
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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Oct. 29-30, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

EXCLUSIVE: Dennis Craig, SUNY Oneonta’s new interim president, had an instinct for readiness, forming a disaster-preparedness committee on arriving at SUNY Purchase as a vice president in 2006. He discusses lessons learned in his successful effort to keep COVID cases there to 25, and how to apply them to the Oneonta campus in an exclusive interview. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

PROFILE: SUNY Oneonta’s New President

Facing Cluster, Hartwick Confines Students

75-Guest Wedding Yields 19 COVID Cases

Many Local People Casting Ballots Early

Cooperstown Recruits New Village Clerk

Stamford Priest Assigned To Cooperstown

ENDORSEMENTS

Oberacker, Senate; Buttermann, Assembly

Delgado Invincible, Earns Second Term

What Happens After Presidential Election

LETTERS

STERNBERG: Delgado Kept His Promises

ROWLEY: If ‘Safe Act’ Is Flawed, Change It

NORTHRUP: Limit Public Poles To Old Glory

ANDERSON:  At Stake Nov. 3, Flawed, Free U.S.

BROCKWAY: Guns Needed To Protect Families

COLUMNS

OSTERHOUDT: Living With The ‘N-Word’

Sidebar: Black Police Officer Assesses BLM

AllOTSEGO.life

Whartons’ 33-Year Legacy At End

Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta Original

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN HISTORY, Oct. 30, 2020 

BOUND VOLUMES, Oct. 29, 2020

OBITUARIES

Paul Robinson, 79, Marine, Oneonta Alderman

Angelina Koury, 90; Husband, 3 Sons Survive

Douglas Sternberg, 64; Dentist, Doctor’s Brother

Gebrail Abou Zeidan, 85; Doctor’s Father

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. 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 Sept. 17-18, 2020
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