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The Memorial Day parade in Oneonta is Monday, May 30 at 10 am. 

The Memorial Day parade in Oneonta is Monday, May 30 at 10 am. The parade lines up at 9 am in front of Foothills at 24 Market Street in Oneonta and steps off at 10 am sharp. Police Chief Douglas Brenner (retired) will announce the parade from Muller Plaza on Main Street. Parade will process down Main Street and continue to Neahwa Park, where a commemorative ceremony will take place at 11 am. City Council member Len Carson will introduce…


Saving Main Street USA

Column by James Dean Saving Main Street USA As a non-retail small business owner and an astute observer of Main Street USA, I have great sympathy for the economic struggles of Main Street USA storefront retailers. Main Street USA, and its storefront retail businesses, can define their communities desirability and quality of life, by whether they look bright, attractive, welcoming, thriving, and growing, or dusty, dark, stuck in time, just holding on, or dying. The centuries-old, only game in town,…


Dave & Adam’s comes to town

Cooperstown welcomes new baseball card shop From left to right, Brendan Smoot, store manager Max Penke, and Andrew Long of Dave & Adam’s Card World in Cooperstown   On the drawing board for months as COVID seeped in and out of business plans, Dave & Adam’s Card World in Cooperstown offered its ‘soft opening’ on Sunday, April 3 as visitors began trickling back into the village. For the store’s staff, though, it’s not “just another baseball shop on Main Street…


Springbrook details plans for “Ford on Main”

Springbrook: Plans for “The Ford on Main” [Editor’s note: This week’s “News from the Noteworthy” column comes from Seth Haight, Chief Operating Officer for Springbrook.] I hope Springbrook’s plans to renovate Oneonta’s historic Ford Block buildings come as no surprise. While the COVID-19 pandemic put the project on hold, it is near and dear to our hearts here at Springbrook. That is why I was excited when Patricia Kennedy, Springbrook’s CEO, asked me to write this piece and bring the public…


Editorial: Hello in there

Editorial: Hello in there Where have all the people gone? Seems like there’s no one hangin’ on. Look through the windows, The houses are empty. Hey! Everybody’s out of town. Seems like I’m the only one around. Hey! Better send some people down. Everyone on Earth Is out of town. Hal David wrote that apocalyptic lyric back in 1970, Burt Bacharach added some appropriately dyspeptic music with a wobbly trombone, B.J. Thomas sang it with the right tinge of loneliness.…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cherry Valley Open House for the Holidays 12-05-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 Cherry Valley Open House for the Holidays HOLIDAY WEEKEND – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit the town and find holiday gifts from 20+ local shops & vendors and then eat out and the local restaurants. Also will feature Santa visiting from 1 – 3 at the Cherry Valley Museum. Main Street, Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families…


Skaters dance to life in Oneonta

Skaters dance to life in Oneonta By Ted Potrikus • Special to Decades ago, the holiday season wasn’t complete without a trip to Oneonta’s Main Street for a look at the festive decorations in the windows of Bresee’s Department Store. Two pairs of mechanical skaters and mechanical elves took center stage, all of which came to Oneonta after being on display throughout the 1940s in the windows of Macy’s Manhattan flagship. When Bresee’s decided to update its display in…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cooperstown Decorates Main Street 11-21-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Cooperstown Decorates Main Street CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit for details. DECORATING – 2 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Christmas Committee to help decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. Decorations provided, bring gloves and ladders if available. Meet at Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. E-mail to reserve a pole.…

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