Jeff Woeppel


Local Motorcycle Club Raises Funds for Helios Care

On Friday, August 25, members of the Hudson Highlands Retread Motorcycle Club presented Helios Care with a check for $2,000.00. The club supports Helios Care every year through fundraising efforts by its members. This year, the group held a basket raffle in June and had donation baskets at several club events throughout the year, and donated the proceeds.…


CCS Voters Pick Hayes, Spencer

$19 MILLION BUDGET OK’D CCS Voters Pick Hayes, Spencer COOPERSTOWN – Incumbent Tim Hayes was reelected to the Cooperstown Central school board today, joined by newcomer Gillian Spencer. The tallies were Hayes 283, Spencer 280, Kim Jastremski 272, Jeff Woeppel 246, and Bruce Markusen 188. The $19 million 2017-18 budget was approved, 577-211. Leasing a new bus was approved, 584-85. The budget for the Cooperstown library and Hartwick’s Kinney Library was approved, 526-146.  …


Short Shorts Show Candidates’ Divides

Short Shorts Show  Candidates’ Divides Did Dress Code ‘Shame Bodies,’ Or Put Students In Frame Of Mind To Learn? By JIM KEVLIN • Special to COOPERSTOWN – Short shorts enlivened this evening’s League of Women Voters’ forum. “What’s enough?” asked citizen Richard Blabey, referencing the in-school mini-furor when eight female students who showed up at the high school in short shorts on April 11, the first day when temperatures got into the 70s, and were taken out of class and…


Jeff Woeppel 5th CCS Candidate

Jeff Woeppel 5th CCS Candidate COOPERSTOWN – Jeff Woeppel, the Bassett Healthcare vice president, is a fifth candidate for the Cooperstown Central school board, Superintendent of Schools Bill Crankshaw said today. He joins the field of incumbent Tim Hayes and three newcomers, Bruce Markusen, Kim Jastremski and Gillian Spencer in seeking to fill two vacancies in the Tuesday, May 16, election.…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Special Subscription Offer

Now through September 30, new annual subscribers to “The Freeman’s Journal” and have an opportunity to help their choice of one of four Otsego County Charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Cooperstown Art Association, Helios Care or Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.