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

New Lisbon news

Police: Man Choked Woman, Tried To Burn House Down

Police: Man Choked Woman,

Tried To Burn House Down

COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County Sheriffs arrested a New Lisbon man after he allegedly choked a female victim and attempted to set her house on fire, according to Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr.

Joshua Donnelly, 32, New Lisbon, was arrested following a domestic dispute where he allegedly choked a woman in her home. “He crumpled up paper all over the house and tried to light it on fire,” said Devlin. “She put out the fire before it had the chance to burn and fled the scene.”

Alpacas, Sheep Found Dead on New Lisbon Farm

Alpacas, Sheep Found

Dead In New Lisbon;

Farmer Faces Charges

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – A farmer was arrested after Otsego County Sheriff’s deputies, responding to a neighbor’s concern about animal cruelty, found dead animals on his New Lisbon farm.

Christopher M. D’Amato, 54, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after deputies were called to the scene, where, while walking around the property, observed dead sheep and alpacas, deputies said.

Other farm animals, including horses, were found to be neglected, they added.

Shirley Fisher, 96, Teacher Who Ran B&B, Dies In St. Augustine

IN MEMORIAM

Shirley Fisher, 96, Teacher Who

Ran B&B, Dies In St. Augustine

Shirley Davidson Fisher

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – When Hillary didn’t get elected, it was time for me, Shirley Davidson Fisher, to go, and I did just that on July 17, 2019, at 96 years of age.

Sadly, I was predeceased by beloved daughter, Donna Schick, grandson Joel Carson and husband, Jack Fisher. I am survived by daughter, Suzanne (Robert) Davis and younger sister Blanche Fletcher, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Some will be mentioned.

My parents, Don and Mary Davidson raised me correctly, and I have tried to pass on the most important lessons. Come to the table when called and clean your plate, including all vegetables.

New Lisbon Tenant Held On Meth-Making Charge

New Lisbon Tenant Held

On Meth-Making Charge

Paqillo

NEW LISBON – Anthony J. Pagillo, 32, was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, third degree, after his landlord saw what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the tenant’s bedroom, sheriff’s deputies report.

“Deputies responded to the residence on Monday, Nov. 26, and observed, in plain view, chemicals and equipment commonly used to make methamphetamine in the bedroom,” according to the police report.

100 Marijuana Plants Seized In Morris Raid

100 Marijuana Plants

Seized In Morris Raid

Christian Balmaceda
Joseph Ali

MORRIS – Two men were arrested and 100 pounds of marijuana seized after the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department raided two indoor growing operations in Morris and New Lisbon.

Christian Balmaceda, 47, Morris, and Joseph D. Ali, 49, New Lisbon, were both arrested after an investigation lead the Sheriff’s Deputies and the DEA to search the residences of both men.

EXCLUSIVE! Photos, Details Of Distressed Farmstead Near Garrattsville

EXCLUSIVE!

Photos, Details Of Distressed

Farmstead Near Garrattsville

Only Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal had a reporter/photographer at the scene over the weekend as sheriff’s deputies and local veterinarians sorted out what to do with more than 100 distressed animals discovered on a farm near Garrattsville. Exclusive photos and details in this week’s newspapers, on newsstands this afternoon.
AVAILABLE AT THESE FINE ESTABLISHMENTS
TRY HOME DELIVERY OF FREEMAN’S JOURNAL
PAIR TORTURED FARM ANIMALS, POLICE CHARGE

READ SHERIFF’S PRESS RELEASE

PAIR TORTURED

FARM ANIMALS,

POLICE CHARGE

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Gabrielle Bastian
William DeSimone

COOPERSTOWN – Two Town of New Lisbon residents, William J. Desimone, 43, and Gabrielle Bastian, 52, were charged with torturing and injuring animals and other counts following the seizure of more than 100 animals in a farm near Garrattsville over the weekend.

Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. announced the details a few minutes ago.

Responding to a report Friday evening of a goose caught in an electrified fence, deputies discovered seven dogs living in poor conditions in the house at 166 Backus Road.

Margaret A. Sorrentino, 92; Moved Here From Long Island 42 Year Ago

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret A. Sorrentino, 92;

Moved Here From Long Island 40 Years Ago

Margaret Sorrentino

NEW LISBON – Margaret Ethel Antaly Sorrentino, 92, who lived in New Lisbon for the past 40 years, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2017, surrounded by family and close friends.

She was born in Woodbridge New Jersey on Aug. 24, 1925, the daughter of the late Ethel (MacVassey) Antaly and Andrew Antaly. Margaret lived on Long Island in her earlier years before moving here in the 1970s.

Posts navigation

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