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Editorial: The Great White-tail Count

There was a marked decline of the New York deer population through most of the 19th century, to a low between 1880 and 1890. By 1885, deer were in danger of extermination throughout the state, except for in the wild, nonagricultural region of the central Adirondacks.…

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General Election Results 2023

Proposal Number One, an amendment regarding removal of small city school districts from special Constitutional debt limitation, passed (59.7%), as did Proposal Number Two, an amendment extending sewage project debt exclusion from debt limit (64.46%).…

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County Seeks Resident Insight

According to the county’s website, the strategic plan “will shape an overall, comprehensive approach for managing county government services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of county government.”…

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News Briefs: September 21, 2023

Otsego County government recently began its strategic planning process to develop an overall approach for serving the needs of county residents and businesses in the coming years.…

Happenin’ Otsego: 08-26-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 Visit Family Farms FAMILY FARM DAY—10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit family farms in Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware counties. Meet the farmers, learn about where food comes from, and enjoy activities including tours, rides, and more. Find the map at https://cceschoharie-otsego.org/ YARD SALE DAY—All Day. Visit 30+ yard sales during the Annual Fly Creek Community Day. Includes luncheon at 11 at the Fly Creek Grange Hall, Fly Creek. Visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077445521390…

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Bliss: County Must Regulate, Oversee Any Housing of Migrants

Otsego Issues Executive Order Bliss: County Must Regulate, Oversee Any Housing of Migrants By CASPAR EWIGOTSEGO COUNTY On May 16, Otsego County joined the growing list of municipalities that have instituted limitations and conditions on the housing of migrants and asylum seekers entering the United States at its southern border. By adopting the declaration of an emergency set out in New York State’s Executive Order #28, and by issuing its own State of Emergency Declaration, Otsego County officials were empowered…

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THIS WEEK: 05-18-23

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta May 18, 2023 FRONT PAGE YMCA Director: FoxCare To Keep ‘Familiar Faces’ Illuminations Light Up Word and Image Gallery in Treadwell NGOs Discuss Algal Bloom Communications Bassett Network Announces Appointment of Executives Inside Chamber Announces Winners for Spring Awards Dinner Developer Holds Public Meeting Mayor Comments on Budgetary Measures, Development Strategies News in Brief News Briefs: May 18, 2023 Sports Snippets: May 18, 2023 Editorial What Do May Flowers Bring? Columns…

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Editorial: What Do May Flowers Bring?

Editorial What Do May Flowers Bring? The old rhyme about spring—April showers bring May flowers—was most likely intended to buoy the soggy human sprits of those last muddy weeks of winter, especially in places like Otsego County, where there have historically been only two seasons: winter and Fourth of July. Now it seems that Otsego County may be more representative of the school-kid joke that followed up on the rhyme—April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?” Pilgrims.…

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Dill: Cannabis Sales Tax Revenues Needed

Letter from Maureen Dill Cannabis Sales Tax Revenues Needed We here in rural Otsego County are facing the crisis of a shortfall in emergency medical services, a problem that is growing not only across our area but also across New York State. There is a documented decline in volunteer EMS workers, and state government must be urged by everyone to seize the opportunity to apply cannabis tax revenues where they are most needed, as is being done in other states…

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