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JIm Kevlin

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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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio shows off a 1,000-year-old skate with a stone runner, the oldest in Olympian Dick Button’s collection this summer at The Fenimore Art Museum. (AllOTSEGO.com)

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), previews Dick Button’s “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages,” which opens Saturday for the season at Cooperstown’s Fenimore Art Museum.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus

County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, walks the 130 acres identified as a site for development of a 500-job distribution cetner. (AllOTSEGO.com)

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 on plans to develop 130 acres off the Schenevus exit to I-88 for Otsego County’s first just-in-time distribution center, which may yield up to 500 jobs.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Of Uber-Like Ride-Sharing In Oneonta

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Of Uber-Like Ride-Sharing In Oneonta

All it takes is an iPhone to participate in Oneonta’s new ride-sharing system, as demonstrated by A&D Transportation President Al Rubin, right, and dispatcher Patrick Meredith. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

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), reported on Red Route, an Uber-like ride-sharing system being pioneered in Otsego County by A&D Transportation Services.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Details All News Fit To Print This Week

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Details All News Fit To Print This Week

For the first week of the year, a wide range of articles filled the front pages of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Edition,” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), ticks off all the news that packs two newspapers’ first editions of 2017, and remarks how, despite the New Year’s Day murder, how rare untimely deaths happen locally, except for heroin overdoses.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Why Local WWII Vet Is Front Of Mind

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Why Local WWII Vet Is Front Of Mind

The family of WWII veteran Bill Hughes of Oneonta, who passed away in 2000, is front of mind this Veterans Day due to a letter from Normandy and word from the Pentagon that he earned a Bronze Star. (www.AllOTSEGO.com photo)
The family of WWII veteran Bill Hughes of Oneonta, who passed away in 2000, is front of mind this Veterans Day due to a letter from Normandy and word from the Pentagon that he earned a Bronze Star. (www.AllOTSEGO.com photo)

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In Thursday’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), told of a coincidence that brings memories the late Bill Hughes, a World War II veteran from Oneonta, vividly to mind this Veterans Day: An unexpected latter from a family in Normandy and word that the Pentagon has just discovered Hughes qualified for a Bronze Star for valor, but never received it.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, County Backs Pipeline; Local Spruce NYC Bound

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, County

Backs Pipeline; Local Spruce NYC Bound

Otsego County Reps. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, left, and Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, drafted letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Otsego County Reps. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, left, and Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, drafted letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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In Thursday’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported on the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ vote urging Governor Cuomo to get behind the Constitution Pipeline.  Also, on excitement about an Oneonta spruce being chosen for the Rockefeller Center ice rink this year.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reflects On Tie In Faso-Teachout Race

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reflects On Tie In Faso-Teachout Race

Congressional candidates at a Farm Bureau forum in Oneonta last May.  Republican John Faso is to the left of the moderator; Democrat Zephyr Teachout to the right.  (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Congressional candidates at a Farm Bureau forum in Oneonta last May. Republican John Faso is to the left of the moderator; Democrat Zephyr Teachout to the right. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

WAMC-logo_1 (1)Picking up on the Siena Poll showing Congressional candidates John Faso and Zephyr Teachout virtually tied, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), tells how U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19th, won the district three times by appealing to the middle.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reports Recipe Will Help ‘Quake Victims

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reports Recipe Will Help ‘Quake Victims

Laurens' Jon Keane prepares the first batch of bucatini all'Amatriciana Tuesday afternoon at Oneonta's Stella Luna.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Laurens’ Jon Keane prepares the first batch of bucatini all’Amatriciana Tuesday afternoon at Oneonta’s Stella Luna. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

WAMC-logo_1 (1)Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), tells WAMC’s David Guistina about the Oneonta Avanzato brothers’ plans to reintroduce bucatini all’Amatriciana to benefit earthquake victims in Amatrice, Italy.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Sets Stage For Induction Weekend 2016

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Sets Stage For Induction Weekend 2016

Carina Franck, on upper Main Street, was among the many Cooperstownians offering parking to arriving baseball fans.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGOc.com)
Carina Franck, on upper Main Street, this morning was among the many Cooperstownians offering parking to arriving baseball fans. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGOc.com)

WAMC-logo_1 (1)Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), tells WAMC’s David Guistina that Ken Griffey Jr., one of the two of Sunday’s  Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees, is the only Number One draft pick to enter the Hall of Plaques;  Mike Piazza, the other inductee, was a number 2 draft pick, the lowest ever.

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Editor On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’: Oneonta Surprised To Be On Poverty List

Editor On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’:

Oneonta Surprised To Be On Poverty List

WAMC-logo_1 (1)Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), tells WAMC’s David Guistina on today’s “Morning Headlines” segment that Otsego County is grappling with a new reality after Governor Cuomo listed Oneonta as one of the 10 poorest Upstate cities.

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Jim Kevlin Speaks On WAMC About Otsego County Becoming The Finger Lakes Of Beer

Editor Speaks On WAMC Of County

Becoming The ‘Finger Lakes Of Beer’

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Jim Kevlin, editor & publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta, and www.AllOTSEGO.com, spoke this morning on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “Morning Headlines.” His topic:  The arrival of NYC consultant Karen Karp, who will be developing a feasibility study on the redevelopment of Oneonta’s Market Street as a “hub” of the developing “Finger Lakes of Beer.”

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Newspaper’s Former Proprietor Visits

Newspaper’s Former Proprietor Visits

Dick Johnson, proprietor of The Freeman's Journal in the early 1980s, stopped in at the headquarters of The Journal and Hometown Oneonta a few minutes ago.  After touring the office and exchanging banter with the current proprietor, the two posed for the camera to commemorate the occasion.  From left are MJ and Jim Kevlin, and Dick and Nancy Johnson.  (Libby Cudmore/allotsego.com)
Dick Johnson, proprietor of The Freeman’s Journal in the early 1980s, paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of The Journal and Hometown Oneonta a few minutes ago. After touring the office and exchanging banter with the current proprietor, the two posed for the camera to commemorate the occasion. From left are MJ and Jim Kevlin, and Dick and Nancy Johnson.  After selling the newspaper to the Duponts in 1983, the Johnsons returned to Denver, where Dick, who had worked for the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, resumed a career in communications.  Retired now, he still puts out the Valley News & Views in his native Drayton, N.D., once a year while the owner there, a boyhood pal, takes a vacation. (Libby Cudmore/allotsego.com)

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