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Hometown Oneonta

This Week — Sept 20-21, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Sept 20-21, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Henry the Labrador retriever, Cooperstown merchant Neil Weiller’s companion/mascot at Muskrat Hill, 139 Main St., has become a major profit center, with Henry T-shirts and Henry stickers selling like hotcakes. Now, Weiller is considering a children’s book, “A Day In Henry’s Life.” (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Sister, Seward Plan Parole-Reform Rally

County Reps Consider E-Waste Recycling Fee

Doubleday Field Receives $10K Memorial Gift

TedX Talk: Upstate’s Water Can Save World

Anti-Fracking Pioneer Retires At Ommegang

Inn, 2 Homes Win Beautification Laurels

EDITORIAL 

Will Downtown Upgrades Ever End? No!

COLUMNS

DiPERNA: How Did America Stray So Far

ZAGATA: Don’t Blame Poverty On Rich, But Us

MORGAN: U.S. Conceived In Slavery? Bunk!

ATWELL: The ORIGINATING Sin: Tribalism

LETTERS

HAMMOND: Stop Dunkin’/Baskin Incursion

RUDY: Where Does Money Come From? Us

WEBSTER: Agent Dedicated To Clients, Family

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Sept. 20, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Sept. 21, 2019

AllOTSEGO.life

Who’s Hanzolo, And How Can It Find Fame?

Love Of Henry Creates T-Shirts, Sticker Profits

THINGS TO DO: Girls Of Summer, Harvest Fest

IN MEMORIAM

Guy Fisher, 60, Otego; Landscaper, Auto Fan

Peggy Jean Banta, 63; Fought Cancer 8 Years

Kate Hansen, 88; Raised 6 Siblings, Children

Edward Taws, 56; Mayor Of Pathfinder Village

Harold L. Slover, 77; Vietnam Vet, Coop Native

Janet Spencer, 54; Schenevus Native Dies In NJ

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This Week Aug. 29-30, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 29-30, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Capt. Paula Wikoff and husband Terry pause next to Pirate Smell de Feet, The Glimmerglass Queen’s mascot. For people intending to enjoy Otsego Lake this fall, the one-hour cruises are a prime opportunity. Details in Summer Dreams; see below. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO,.com)

This Week — Aug. 22-23, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 22-23, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Mary Anne Whelan, center, the retired Bassett physician, is shown here on a 1961 hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, which has been in the news lately after SUNY Oneonta’s new president, Barbara Jean Morris, scaled African’s highest peak in July. Dr. Whelan believes she was one of the first women to scale Kilimanjaro, as tribes in the area considered it bad luck for women to do so. (Photo courtesy Mary Anne Whelan)

This Week’s Newpapers, Aug. 15-16, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 15-16, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

An intent Elizabeth Reynolds, Oneonta, scales the climbing wall at Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, which will be receiving the Otsego County Chamber’s 2019 Quality of Life Award Thursday, Aug. 22, at a Summer Soiree at the sports center. Also that evening, ISD Tech, also profiled in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, will receive the chamber’s Environmental Stewardship Award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

SPECIAL REPORT

DOLORES WHARTON’S “A MULTICULTURED LIFE”

FRONT PAGE: From Harlem Aristocracy To Nation’s Heights

EDITORIAL: With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

EXCERPT: Ekofisk Trip Built Phillips Petroleum Camaraderie

FRONT PAGE

OTSEGO COUNTY CHAMBER’S SUMMER SOIREE

• Clark Sports Center: ‘Luckiest People’ Have Access

• ISD Tech: Firm Sells Computers, Recycles Them Too

Woodstock Memories Still Vivid

‘Grassroots’ Gets Kids To Put On Mitts

Eardley Slips, But Will Try ‘Ninja’ Again

EDITORIAL 

With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

COLUMNS

SEWARD: Dems Tie Up Bill To Protect Police

ATWELL:  The Newspaper Roundabout

ZAGATA: Here’s Life Without Fossil Fuels

LETTERS

GRADY: Make Baseball Kid-Centric Again

STERNBERG: Trump Oughtn’t Disparage ‘Squad’

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 15, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 16, 2019

Summer DREAMS

As U-Pick Peaks, Ingalls A Favorite

FINE, FUN FOOD: Nothing Like A Diner

THINGS TO DO: Art By Lake, Power Days

IN MEMORIAM

David Denny, 87, Retired Education Professor

Rev. George Goodwin, 84; Ran ‘Tent Meeting’

Charles Blanchard, 91; WWII Vet, OPT Driver

Joan E. Fluke, 80; Coloradan Traveled Extensively

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This Week: Aug. 1-2, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 1-2, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

A herd of 75 buffaloes broke loose at a Town of Sharon farm and spent a week wandering around the towns of Roseboom and Cherry Valley, before their herding instinct caused them to gravitate home Tuesday. At the Proper farm on Honey Hill Road, Roseboom, the herd ate the second hay cutting, which the family planned to use to pay their property taxes for the year. Also, when Frank Proper was shaving Saturday, he looked in the mirror to see a big bull bison staring through the bathroom window. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Proper)

FRONT PAGE

Buffalo Herd Escapes, Roams In County

SUNY-O President Atop Kilimanjaro

Vendor: Selling Stars & Bars = Freedom

Pride Flag Will Fly Over Village Hall

At Town Hall, Delgado Touts Moderation

Campbell Memorial Evokes Old Oneonta

EDITORIAL 

What Is It About Flags, Anyhow?

Marijuana Law May Be Just Enough

COLUMNS

CAMPBELL:  Dad Loved Teaching, Coaching, Radio

D’IMPERIO:  Campbell Loved Life, Was Loved

ATWELL:  Accidents Will Happen … And How

FALK: People Want To Live In Cooperstown

ZAGATA:  Capitalism Works, ‘Squad’ Proves It

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 1, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 2, 2019

Summer DREAMS

1909, Elegant Dining Addition At The Otesaga

‘Hot Glass’ Punctuates MWP Tiffany Exhibit

FINE, FUN FOOD: Noor’s, Bomber’s Burrito Bar

THINGS TO DO: Red Shed Hosts 1st Music Fest

IN MEMORIAM

KellyAnn Wolner, 54, 30-Year Unatego Coach

Andrea Schleicher, 73; Retired Bay State Teacher

Christina Schermerhorn, 69; Lifelong Oneontan

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Josh Edmonds Builds House Of The Future

EXCLUSIVE IN THIS WEEK’S PAPERS

Josh Edmonds Builds

House Of The Future

You may have been observing Coopertown’s first new house in six years rising art the corner of Delaware and Walnut. It turns out Simple Integrity’s Josh Edmonds is building a home that will cost only $254 a year to heat. Take a tour of the futuristic house in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal. Also, maybe it’s a good thing marijuana legalization is stalled in Albany, because today’s pot isn’t your grandfather’s pot: It’s much more potent and dangerous. See this week’s editorial on Page A4
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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS – May 30-31, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 30-31, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

In the midst of the back-and-forth about the future of the former CVS property at 100 Main St., Cooperstown’s Rena Lull shared a copy of the December 1984 edition of Town & Country magazine, which featured a shopping tour of the downtown by the former Mary “Cissie” Busch Hager, who was also featured in the cover photo and a feature story on the Hager family of Cooperstown. The variety of shops downtown was impressive. Clockwise from upper left are The
Gazebo gift shop; The Market Place deli; Around the House, doll house miniatures, antique toy replicas and Christmas ornaments; Augur’s Bookstore; Terrace Café; Church & Scott pharmacy; the Baseball Hall of Fame; Bland’s Sporting Goods; The Short Stop coffee shop; Straws & Sweets, handmade candles, wicker baskets and party decorations; Schneider’s Bakery, and the Red Nugget Ice Cream Saloon. It HAS been 35 years, but only the Hall of Fame and Schneider’s remain downtown, and Church & Scott at the south end of town. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

FRONT PAGE

For Calif. Baseball Family, Dream Come True

Milford UM Awaits ‘Starkly Beautiful’ Church

Net-Zero Apartments Planned For Cooperstown

Unfunded, RSS Still Bullish On Riverside Project

Son Succeeds Mom/Business Partner On MCS Board

Village Adopts Noise Ordinance Just In Time

SUNY-O’s College Foundation Praised Again

EDITORIAL 

The Downtown That Was … And Might Be Again

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI: Can Only Small Business Save Us?

BBJN.COM: If In Rome, Why Not Cooperstown?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SEELEY: Nothing Perfect, But Greens Seek Answers

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 30, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: May 31, 2019

Summer DREAMS

‘Shoebox Treasures’ Has It All On Cards

FINE, FUN FOOD: Try Farmhouse’s Clams

THINGS TO DO:  38 Special To Borodin

IN MEMORIAM

Bonnie Jo Farmer, 86; Pastor Mel’s Wife Ran Eatery

Virginia ‘Gina’ Dwyer, 88; Mother Of 9, Then Teacher

Tom Armstrong, 92; ‘Mr. Springfield’ For Decades

Bill Dornburgh, 87; Banker Predicted Focus Failure

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Summer Dreams supplement back in Hometown, Freeman’s

IT’S BACK!

‘Summer Dreams’ Supplement

Features Fun Things To Do Here

With Cooperstown All Star Village and Dreams Park welcoming youth teams Friday, the “Summer Dreams” supplement will be published weekly in Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal through the summer. This week, the Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, “Shoebox Treasures,” is featured, plus restaurant reviews and things to do.
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Exclusive Photos Of Head-On Crash That Hurt Deputy

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Exclusive Photos

Of Head-On Crash

That Hurt Deputy

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

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

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

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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