A new weekly publication, “Summer Dreams,” aimed at highlighting Greater Cooperstown and Oneonta’s summer offerings, will appear in this week’s editions of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.
In addition to reaching 13,000 households in our regular weekly distribution, an additional 2,000 copies are being printed and made available to tourists and youth-baseball-park participants. The 13,000 distribution is already the largest print footprint in the county, and this will be enhanced to 15,000, according to Editor/Publisher Jim Kevlin.
Beginning today, the new publication will also be posted on www.allotsego.com, where it will be accessible to 40,000 weekly visitors, and promoted on the allotsego Facebook page, where more than 20,000 visitors participate weekly.
“Information about happenings in Otsego County will be useful, of course, to all of us looking to have some fun. But ‘Summer Dreams’ is also a powerful vehicle for advertisers looking to connect with customers and potential new customers,” Kevlin said.
By clicking on the link at the top of this page, you will have a chance to participate in a piece – albeit, a small piece – of county history.
Beginning with yesterday’s meeting of the Otsego County Board of Representatives, the board’s monthly proceedings will be videotaped and made available to the public via www.allotsego.com
The county representatives have been discussing the idea for several months now. Their sensible concerns – for instance, would viewers suspect censorship if any part of the meeting inadvertently wasn’t recorded? – made it clear that it would be better all-around if an independent entity would provide the service.
The three sister publications – our two newspapers, plus our website – seemed like the logical entities to pick up the challenge. An Oneonta videographer, Karen Sullins, is making the recording and posting it on our behalf, with expressions of support from many of the representatives.
We’re new to this, and I assume the concept will evolve. If we can come up with a cost-effective way to live-stream the proceedings in real time, we will do so.
Meanwhile, I welcome any feedback and advice that you, our readers, may have.