Rich McCaffery


Editorial: ‘The Big Need’

Editorial ‘The Big Need’  April 21, 2022 What better time than the middle of National Volunteer Week (April 17 – 24) to take the time to salute every person who gives their time — truly our most precious commodity — to help others. The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta receives a few dozen press releases each week from community groups of every stripe throughout Otsego County — organizations looking out for the environment, preserving open spaces, grooming hiking trails. Groups dedicated to…


National award for Cooperstown volunteer

Rich McCaffery wins national honor Rich McCaffery displays his award with Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh   After logging decades of tireless service to his community, Cooperstown’s Rich McCaffery has become only one of 100 people across the country to receive a Certificate of National Recognition as a Civic Volunteer. “Nominating Rich for this award was an easy choice,” said Village Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh. “There is no one more deserving.”…