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The Freeman’s Journal

THIS WEEK — April 22, 2021
Local Publishing Company Under New Ownership

Local Publishing Company
Under New Ownership

Tara Barnwell promoted to publisher;
Greg Klein named editor;
ownership remains In local hands

Tara Barnwell today succeeds Jim Kevlin as publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.AllOTSEGO.com. (Larissa Ryan/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – As of Friday, April 16, Iron String Press, Inc, publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.allotsego.com is under new ownership.

Tara Barnwell, general manager of Iron String Press, becomes president and publisher and actor-writer Greg Klein becomes editor of the company’s print and digital news and entertainment sources, succeeding Jim Kevlin.

Kevlin after 15 years as editor, publisher and president of Iron String Press and its media family, has retired.

With the new ownership, Iron String Press remains the only locally owned and locally focused news and entertainment operation in Otsego County.

A full story will appear in this week’s print editions of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta.

Sen. Seward Tribute On Newsstands Now

STERLING CAREER HONORED

Sen. Seward Tribute

On Newsstands Now

“THANK YOU, WELL DONE!”, a tribute edition honoring state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, published by Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, is now on newsstands around Otsego County, featuring dozens of reminiscences about “Gentleman Jim,” who retired Dec. 31 after serving us in Albany for 34 years.   Don’t miss this souvenir edition.  (AllOTSEGO.com)
This Week, Nov. 26-27, 2020
This Week, Nov. 19-20, 2020
This Week Nov. 12-13, 2020
This Week: Nov. 5-6, 2020
This Week, Oct. 29-30, 2002

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Oct. 29-30, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

EXCLUSIVE: Dennis Craig, SUNY Oneonta’s new interim president, had an instinct for readiness, forming a disaster-preparedness committee on arriving at SUNY Purchase as a vice president in 2006. He discusses lessons learned in his successful effort to keep COVID cases there to 25, and how to apply them to the Oneonta campus in an exclusive interview. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

PROFILE: SUNY Oneonta’s New President

Facing Cluster, Hartwick Confines Students

75-Guest Wedding Yields 19 COVID Cases

Many Local People Casting Ballots Early

Cooperstown Recruits New Village Clerk

Stamford Priest Assigned To Cooperstown

ENDORSEMENTS

Oberacker, Senate; Buttermann, Assembly

Delgado Invincible, Earns Second Term

What Happens After Presidential Election

LETTERS

STERNBERG: Delgado Kept His Promises

ROWLEY: If ‘Safe Act’ Is Flawed, Change It

NORTHRUP: Limit Public Poles To Old Glory

ANDERSON:  At Stake Nov. 3, Flawed, Free U.S.

BROCKWAY: Guns Needed To Protect Families

COLUMNS

OSTERHOUDT: Living With The ‘N-Word’

Sidebar: Black Police Officer Assesses BLM

AllOTSEGO.life

Whartons’ 33-Year Legacy At End

Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta Original

HISTORY COLUMNS

HOMETOWN HISTORY, Oct. 30, 2020 

BOUND VOLUMES, Oct. 29, 2020

OBITUARIES

Paul Robinson, 79, Marine, Oneonta Alderman

Angelina Koury, 90; Husband, 3 Sons Survive

Douglas Sternberg, 64; Dentist, Doctor’s Brother

Gebrail Abou Zeidan, 85; Doctor’s Father

THIS WEEK, Oct. 15-16, 2020
THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta Sept. 17-18, 2020
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THIS WEEK — Aug. 20-21-2020
Pastor Sylvia, Jim Kevlin Wed At Lakeside Service

Pastor Sylvia, Jim Kevlin

Wed At Lakeside Service

Sylvia Elizabeth Barrett and James C. Kevlin were married Saturday, July 11, 2020, on the porch at Hyde Hall, overlooking Otsego Lake.

The Rev. Teressa Sivers, pastor, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Ithaca, and former pastor of First United Methodist Church, Oneonta, performed the ceremony.

The bride was given away by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford. Cindy Seward was the matron of honor. The best man was Matthew Lacey, Exton, Pa.

The bride is pastor of Milford Methodist Church. The groom is editor & publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman’s Journal and www.AllOTSEGO.com.

The couple met in December 2017, when the groom interviewed the bride, who was rebuilding the Milford church after a fire, for the newspapers’ 2017 Citizen of the Year profile.

The bridal party, limited by NY Forward regulations, also included Anne Lacey, sister of the groom’s late wife, Mary Joan, who was co-publisher of the media company.

The bride, a native of Fareham, England, and graduate of York University, was a minister in Calgary, Alberta, before moving to The States. The groom, a native of East Orange, N.J., and Colgate University graduate, has spent his career in newspapers, moving to Otsego County in 2006 when he and M.J. bought The Freeman’s Journal.

The couple has four children: Jennifer Findlay and John Gerrard, Calgary; John C. Kevlin of Oakland, Calif., and Joseph J. Kevlin of Tempe, Ariz., who were unable to attend due to travel restrictions.

A luncheon, with social distancing in place, followed at The Otesaga.

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS July 2-3, 2020
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