News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.
 BREAKING NEWS 
 POLICE & FIRE 
 IN MEMORIAM  
 HOMETOWN PEOPLE 
 COLUMNS 
 EDITORIALS 
 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 

 EMPLOYMENT  
 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT  
 REAL ESTATE  
 AUTOMOTIVE  
 REMEMBRANCE  
 GOODS & SERVICES

meg kiernan

Democrats Off To Races In Otsego, Middlefield

CLICK HERE FOR ALL FILINGS

Democrats Off To Races

In Otsego, Middlefield

Kiernan Runs Again; Marc Heller Enters Politics

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Democrats in the two towns that serve the Village of Cooperstown – Otsego and Middlefield – were fast out of the gate this morning as the county Board of Elections began accepting petitions at 9 a.m. for the Nov. 5 elections.

In the Town of Otsego (including Cooperstown west of the Susquehanna, incumbent Supervisor Meg Kiernan filed to run again, and two newcomers submitted petitions for Town Board seats:  Suzanne Johnson and Matthew Zwissler.

Taxes Emerge As Issue In Otsego Town Election

Taxes Emerge As Issue

In Otsego Town Election

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Meg Kiernan
Joe Potrikus

FLY CREEK – Taxes have emerged as an issue in the Town of Otsego in the final days of the Town Board campaign, with a Republican incumbent saying they “may double” and a flyer from Republican candidates delivered over the weekend estimating the increase at 25 percent.

But Town Supervisor Meg Kiernan, who is running unopposed in Tuesday’s election, said taxes will go up only a bit this year and still be lower than in 2015.   “The Town of Otsego is healthy,” she wrote in a letter to the editor.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20

With Santa, Decorate

Downtown Cooperstown

14-19eventspage

To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

SANTA’S COTTAGE –2 p.m. Decorating Party. Help Cooperstown Committee decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. All decorations provided; please bring wirecutters, gloves, and ladders, if available. Meet in Pioneer Park. Free photo of your family in front of Santa’s Cottage as a thank you. To reserve a pole, email Meg Kiernan, megk@oecblue.com Meet in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FILM SERIES –2 p.m. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1952). Fenimore Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/films

CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH – 1 p.m. Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Chief of the El Nu Abenaki tribe of Vermont, will tell traditional tales and display tools and crafts of Northeastern woodland cultures. Program is free and open to the public. Suny Oneonta College Camp Lodge, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. For more info call 436-3455 or CLICK HERE.

PROGRAM – 3 p.m. “The Very Greatest Victory: Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in NY State” with Dr. Susan Goodler. Friends of the Village Library Lecture Series. Village Meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info @ Sunday Programs page villagelibraryofcooperstown.org

New Day In Town Of Otsego

New Day In Town Of Otsego

Newly elected Otsego Town Supervisor Meg Kiernan and Town Board member Joe Potrikus joined their Otsego Town Board colleagues at 12:30 p.m. today for the organizational meeting. From left are Town Board member Bennett Sandler, Potrikus, Kiernan, and Town Board members Karina Franck and Tom Hohensee. Town Clerk Pam Deane conducted Potrikus' swearing-in; Kiernan had taken the oath of office on New Year's Day. The new supervisor also provided lunch – homemade ham-salad sandwiches – for the gathering. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Newly elected Otsego Town Supervisor Meg Kiernan and Town Board member Joe Potrikus joined their Otsego Town Board colleagues at 12:30 p.m. today for the organizational meeting. From left are Town Board member Bennett Sandler, Potrikus, Kiernan, and Town Board members Karina Franck and Tom Hohensee. Town Clerk Pam Deane conducted Potrikus’ swearing-in; Kiernan had taken the oath of office on New Year’s Day. The new supervisor provided lunch – homemade ham-salad sandwiches – for the gathering. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Kiernan To Run Unopposed For Otsego Town Supervisor

PETITION DEADLINE PASSES

Kiernan To Run Unopposed

For Otsego Town Supervisor

COOPERSTOWN

Meg Kiernan
Meg Kiernan

After a stormy period in the Town of Otsego, former town supervisor Meg Kiernan is running unopposed for the top town position in the Nov. 3 local elections, according to a list of candidate released a few minutes ago by the county Board of Elections.  The deadline for filing petitions was 5 p.m. Thursday.

Kiernan, a Democrat, would succeed Republican Anne Geddes Atwell, whose sparring with the town Planning Board climaxed in May with the arrest of an angry resident who had allegedly harangued the Town Board at a meeting at the town hall in Fly Creek.

The Town of Otsego encompasses all of the Village of Cooperstown west of the Susquehanna.

In other town elections:

• In Worcester, retiring county rep. Don Lindberg, a Republican, is running for supervisor against incumbent Democrat Diane Addesso.

• In Richfield, incumbent Fran Enjem is being opposed by Paul Palumbo.  Both are running as independents.

Posts navigation

21 Railroad Ave. Cooperstown, New York 13326 • (607) 547-6103