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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Of SUNY Emergency That Became Hoax

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Of SUNY Emergency That Became Hoax

In this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), relates how a report that SUNY Oneonta was being threatened by a shooter turned out to be a hoax.

 

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Says Better Roads Make XNG Better Citizen

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Says Better Roads Make XNG Better Citizen

The first fatal crash involving an XNG truck happened early last Monday morning on i-88 outside Binghamton.
(photo courtesy Broome County Sheriff’s Department)

On Thursday’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported how last Monday’s crash of an XNG truck was the first “incident” since one 14 months ago in Schuyler Lake, after which the company shifted its “virtual pipeline” to the wider, better built Route 8 on the other side of Unadilla Creek.

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Questions Are Neutral. Answers, Not So Much

COLUMN

Questions Are Neutral.

Answers, Not So Much

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Socrates with his mouth open: Asking a question, no doubt.

Asking questions: It’s a method of teaching that goes back to earlier than 399 B.C. and Socrates, the seminal thinker who laid the foundation for much subsequent Western thought.

Hence, the Socratic Method.

The idea is that a question, in itself, is neutral; at worst – or best? – a provocation to think. It’s the resulting answers to the question that aren’t neutral. The hope is that, tested by argumentation, open debate will lead to the best consensus.

So it’s with some surprise that the www.AllOTSEGO.com Poll, begun in February with the question, “Do you want marijuana stores operating in Otsego County?” has become controversial. There’s a Facebook component for further debate.

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Says Sam Nader Breached Oneonta Divide

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Says Sam Nader Breached Oneonta Divide

Sam Nader, 100, stands at left behind Joe DiMaggio, one of the many famous athletes and politicians he met and hosted over the decades.

On this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), discusses Sam Nader’s Century, the celebration surrounding his 100th birthday, his careers in politics and baseball, and his many contributions to the city of his birth.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Says Baseball Families Buying Local Homes

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Says Baseball Families Buying Local Homes

P.J. Mellana of La Habra, Calif, takes a selfie of wife Kari and kids Cooper, 7, P.J., 14, and Reagan, 11 at the Milford home they bought last fall.

On this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports Dreams Park and Cooperstown All-Star Village families are falling in love with Otsego County and buying homes they plan to rent, pay off and move here on their retirements.  The Mellanas of La Habra, Calif, are a case in point.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reports On Police Chief In Dire Straits

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reports On Police Chief In Dire Straits

Police Chief Mike Covert holds up medical devices and prescription drugs he needs daily to stay alive.

On this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on how Cooperstown Village Police Chief Mike Covert was down to $17 after the County of Otsego cancelled his medical insurance and the Village Board declined to put him on the village plan.  Only a GoFundMe drive organized by a former colleague of Mike’s in the sheriff’s department, Mike Ten Eyck, help keep the chief from destitution.

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For Finding Medallion, Panzarellas Win $500

2019 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL

For Finding Medallion,

Panzarellas Win $500

A few minutes ago amid the ice sculptures in Pioneer Park, Frankie Panzarella, 13, of Cooperstown, accepts a $500 check for finding the Winter Carnival Medallion. While Frankie actually found the medallion – it was taped to a trash can in the village’s Badger Park – the whole family contributed ideas and encouragement to the undertaking.  From left are dad Frank, brother Matthew, mom Jennifer and sister Emma, plus the family’s dog Rocco, who with Frank was with Frankie when he found the prize.  Making the presentation is Jim Kevlin, right, editor/publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and AllOTSEGO.com.  This is the 11th year the company has sponsored the Medallion hunt.  The three-day carnival ends this evening from 5:30-7:30 with Grilled Cheese For A Good Cause, a benefit for Otsego 2000 at The Farmers’ Market. (Tara Barnwell/AllOTSEGO.com)
AllOTSEGO Reborn As ‘Otsego County’s Daily Newspaper/ONLINE’

AllOTSEGO Reborn As

‘Otsego County’s Daily

Newspaper/ONLINE’

Check Out World, National News,

Features Like Crossword, Dear Abby

Editors with ink in their veins thrill at the news that traditional books are rebounding (10 percent as of mid-2018) and Kindle appears to have peaked, and is now declining (3.8 percent).

Happily, Otsego County’s newspapers – the 211-year-old Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, now 10 years old – are stable, profitable and ever-striving to serve the reading public, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

But www.AllOTSEGO.com is growing in leaps and bounds.

Since implementing a new strategy Oct. 1 – you may have noticed: when news happens, we post it! – traffic, annualized, has grown 50 percent – 50 percent!  That’s 592,716 users, 1,867,988 sessions, and 2,957,100 page views – in a county of 60,094 people and 23,627 households.

So as of 5 p.m. today, we relaunched www.AllOTSEGO.com as:  Otsego County’s Daily Newspaper/ONLINE, with the goal of giving readers everything you expect in a local newspaper, up to the minute and at your fingertips.

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Discusses Penny Marshall In Cooperstown

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Discusses Penny Marshall In Cooperstown

Former AAGPBL players Betty Trezza (left) and Ernestine Petras (right) with “League of Their Own” Director, Penny Marshall. BL-4767-97 (National Baseball Hall of Fame photo)

In this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports how the development of the 1988 “Women in Baseball” exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown led Penny Marshall, who died Monday, to create the hit movie, “A League of Their Own.”

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Mentalist Wows Crowd At Taste Of Foothills

Mentalist Wows Crowd

At Taste Of Foothills

No peeking! Above, Mentalist Craig Karges, with coins taped to his eyes with a blindfold on top, was able to correctly guess that Cindy Seward, right, Milford, was holding a cell phone charger without seeing or touching it. They were joined on stage by Jim Kevlin, left, Cooperstown, who arranges cups to hide a dangerous spike for a second trick. Earlier in the evening, diners enjoyed the finest food selections from area eateries. At right, Ivan Miritello, Oneonta, serves up some salad from Elena’s Michael Catering, one of the many food selections from area eateries during this evening’s  Taste Of Foothills banquet. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Assesses Today’s County Sheriff Priimary

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Assesses Today’s County Sheriff Primary

In today’s weekly “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), assessed today’s primary election for Otsego County sheriff between incumbent Richard J. Devlin Jr. of Milford and retired state trooper Bob Fernandez of Otego.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews ‘County Manager v. County Exec’

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews ‘County Manager v. County Exec’

“County Manager v. County Executive” will be held in Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previewed Thursday’s presentation by Dr. Gerald Benjamin, “County Manager v. County Executive.”

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

Most of the imposing blocks from Oneonta’s Victorian heyday survive, and the Cuomo Administration is looking to bring back much of the bustle seen here when the city was a railroad hub.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), outlined what the City of Oneonta plans to do with $14 million received so far from the Cuomo Administration to revitalize the Victorian-era downtown.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Foothills last Friday to outlined the half-dozen key projects chosen for funding.

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BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

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BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW

COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, reports on the proceedings of the Public Works Committee yesterday at the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ May meeting.  The board’s full meeting will be recorded monthly by www.allotsego.com and its sister publications and broadcast via www.Youtube.com  (From video by Karen Sullins)

MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

TO:  Friends of www.allotsego.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal

By clicking on the link at the top of this page, you will have a chance to participate in a piece – albeit, a small piece – of county history.

Beginning with yesterday’s meeting of the Otsego County Board of Representatives, the board’s monthly proceedings will be videotaped and made available to the public via www.allotsego.com

The county representatives have been discussing the idea for several months now.  Their sensible concerns – for instance, would viewers suspect censorship if any part of the meeting inadvertently wasn’t recorded? – made it clear that it would be better all-around if an independent entity would provide the service.

The three sister publications – our two newspapers, plus our website – seemed like the logical entities to pick up the challenge.  An Oneonta videographer, Karen Sullins, is making the recording and posting it on our behalf, with expressions of support from many of the representatives.

We’re new to this, and I assume the concept will evolve.  If we can come up with a cost-effective way to live-stream the proceedings in real time, we will do so.

Meanwhile, I welcome any feedback and advice that you, our readers, may have.

Best regards and happy viewing!

JIM KEVLIN • Editor & Publisher

www.allotsego.com • Hometown Oneonta • The Freeman’s Journal

(607) 547-6103 • jimk@allotsego.com

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Details Otsego Candidacy For Congress

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Details Otsego Candidacy For Congress

Sue Sullivan

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports that Sue Sullivan, CCS ’82, a candidate with Otsego County roots, is among the field of six Democrats looking to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, next year.

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