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This Week

THIS WEEK – Dec. 12-13, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Dec. 12-13, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Dan Buttermann, Oneonta City school board member, Democratic Assembly candidate and NYCM manager, exults as Mother Ginger in “The Nutcracker,” joining Assistant Fire Chief Jim Maloney and Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, the Bassett surgeon, as men who have played the role in the Fokine Ballet Company’s annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s suite at SUNY Oneonta.  In part, that’s because the costume, built on a plywood chassis, weighs 60 pounds, requiring some brawn.  One of Buttermann’s three daughters, Malena, is at right. Full story below.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

SPECIAL REPORT

HIRING A COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Bliss: Kennedy May Lead Job Search

For Stuligross, Dream Coming True

Past, Present Collide As Job Debated

VIDEO: Watch Administrator Debate

TEXT: Read What Top Job Requires

EDITORIAL:  Think – Judge Lambert

FRONT PAGE

Judicial Reform: Is End Of Bail Dangerous?

SantaCon May Start Campus Drinking Debate

New Faces: Basile Seeks Pay Hikes, Shelter Aid

New NYPD Commissioner SUNY Oneonta Alum

Union Leader Marvin Miller To Enter HoF

EDITORIALS

Everyone Wants Fair Deal For SPCA, County

COLUMNS

ERNA’S DEBUT: ‘Be Afraid, But Do It Anyway’

ZAGATA: Democrat Intrigue Builds Tangled Web

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Dec. 12, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Dec. 13, 2019

AllOTSEGO.life

To Play Nutcracker’s Mother Ginger, MAN UP!

Cabinet Maker’s Creations Wood, But Flow

IN MEMORIAM

Suzanne Dean, 96; Cherished Lake Since Childhood

Mark P. Pylinski, 66; Traveled World With Air Force

Ann L. Enright, Fox Hospital Director of Nursing

Eleanor D. Hallock, 89; Ran Old Mill Antiques

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This Week, Dec. 5-6, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Dec. 5-6, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

In this file photo from Dec. 14, 2017, county Rep. Meg Kennedy, C-Hartwick, closely questions Gerry Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president and expert on local government, at “County Manager v. County Executive,” a forum on professionalizing county government that came to fruition today (Dec. 4, 2019). The county board met and 10 a.m. today and voted to create the $150,000 job in Otsego County, one of only a handful of counties in the state that haven’t yet made that step.  In the front row are, from left, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, Cooperstown Chamber then-President Danielle Henrici, and county Rep. Andrew Marietta, D-Cooperstown/Town of Otsego.  Second row, from left, are Otsego Chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan, Cooperstown Village Trustees Jim Dean and Richard Sternberg, and Sustainable Otsego Moderator Adrian Kuzminski.  Behind Sternberg is Vince Casale, county Republican chairman.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

County Manager Decision Expected Today

Debate Renewed On Funding Animal Shelter

Organizers Cancel 2020 Polar Bear Jump

Santa Arrives At Renovated Pioneer Park

Rare Woman Plow Driver Fights Ezekiel

Common Council OKs $20 Million Budget

EDITORIALS

On County Manager, Now Hard Work Begins

Kennedy, Bliss, Committee Deserve Praise

COLUMNS

SEWARD: Reforms May Be Costly, Dangerous

MATHISEN: Memoir Takes Us To 911 Bombing

BENNETT: On Arms, Will Enough Ever Be Enough

ATWELL: On Thanksgiving, Remembering Blue

LETTERS TO EDITOR

FLEISHER: Trust Science On Climate Change

DEAN: Study Before Acting On New Zoning

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Dec. 5, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Dec. 6, 2019

AllOTSEGO.life

Beloved Mechanical Skaters May Return

Pop-Ups Will Help Pep Up Southside Mall

IN MEMORIAM

Maureen Greeley, 89; Helped Run Family Business

Linda L. Briggs, 62; Ran Home Daycare 30 Years

Bertha I. Smith, 97; Opened Home to Children

Rose Weir, 92; Generations Survive Teacher Aide

Brendan Owen, 55; Cooperstown Man Died In Texas

Lora Kanzler, 72; Worked For County For 37 Years

Jo Anne Deller, 75; Postal Clerk For 3 Decades

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS Nov. 28-29, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Nov. 28-29, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Alex Kersman of Worcester hoists his 4-year-old daughter Piper up to help decorate a lamp pole Sunday, Nov. 24, during the 4C’s committee’s annual downtown decoration event. This was the family’s first year participating, but they hope to come back next year. “There’s a few things we try to do every year,” says dad Alex, “We’re going to continue doing this.”  The 4C’s is the Cooperstown Community Christmas Committee and relies almost exclusively on volunteers.  (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

This Year, Enjoy Lights-A-Palooza!

Unilaterally, SSPCA Planning Fees

Klugo 5-Apartment ‘Dream Project’ Complete

‘Warming Station’ May Aid Local Homeless

Splitting Homes Into Apartments Upsets Village

$5K Raised For Zoe As Biopsy Results Await

For Now, Justice For Gillian Realized

EDITORIAL

Conductor Search: What A Treat, Opportunity

COLUMNS

ZAGATA: Fracking Ban Cost County $1B A Year

WALKER: Protest Take Away Free Speech Rights

LETTERS TO EDITOR

HULSE: Village Trustees Urged – Listen

MacMILLAN: Limit Flagpole To Stars, Stripes

Cases Like Zoe’s Common, PETA Says

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Nov. 28, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Nov. 29, 2019

AllOTSEGO.life

4 Bresee Elves Return To Oneonta

Too Many Home Alone, She Opens Center

IN MEMORIAM

Joseph B. Nelson III, 66; Stricken While Hunting

Frederick Sousa, 89; Honored Long After WWII Duty

Carol Uhlig, 79; Lead CSEA Unit At SUNY Delhi

Josephine Graham, 88; Worked At Smalley’s

Alice Pier, 89; NYC Native Move Here As Teen

Kathleen Marsala, 86; Mother Of Fenimore VP

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This Week, Nov. 14-15, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Nov. 14-15, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Joan Clark, the Cooperstown Vets’ Club’s grand dame, sings “Oh say can you see…” at the village’s Veterans Day commemoration Monday, Nov. 11, at the Doughboy Statue at Pine Boulevard and Lake Street. Next to her are Deb Green and her daughter, Meg Lindberg, and grandchildren Weston, 2, and Izzy, 8. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

BEST of THE BEST

Helios’ Day Ayres, ‘Man With A Plan’

Dad Said ‘Talk To Folks’; Mom, ‘Be Leader’

Door Closes, Opens Onto Rustic Ridge

FRONT PAGE

Rare Races Possible In Cooperstown

Oneonta Parking Reforms In Works

3rd CSO Prospect’s Focus: Tchaikovsky

County Manager Decision Is Nearing

EDITORIAL

From All, Best Wishes For Speedy Recovery

COLUMNS

ZAGATA: The Haves And Have Nots

BENSEN: In Praise Of Tom Travisano

In Brave New World, No Parking Lots!

LETTERS TO EDITOR

DUNCAN: If Laws Don’t Work, Try Tenderness

NORTHRUP: Hotter World Equals More Fires

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Nov. 14, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Nov. 15, 2019

IN MEMORIAM

Jim Millea, 93; Vet Brought Family From Iowa

Phil Zenir, 60; Local Stonemason, Musician

Bob Evans, 73; Key Player In Oneonta Media

Don Mitchell, 29; Oneonta Musician, Lyricist

Florence Savage, 85; Air Force Wife, Nurse

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This Week — Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2019

 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HISTORY IS MADE!  Kathy Chase of Cooperstown, center, was the first Otsego County voter to cast a ballot under the state’s new early voting law. Polls opened Saturday, Oct. 26, at the county’s Meadows Office Complex, and early voting continues daily through Sunday, Nov. 3.  For schedule, click here.   (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Vote Expected Nov. 6 On County Manager

Trustees Remove Dorms From New Zoning

Schenevus, Worcester Schools Revisit Merger

Oneonta Christian Academy Seeks Otego Site

SUNY Team Bus, Moose Collide In Adirondacks

6-Month Moratorium Planned On Dunkin’ Site

Fire-Extinguisher Drive Honors Fallen Fireman

EDITORIAL

Early Voting Offers Opportunities, Dangers

COLUMNS

LEAGUE: 5¢ Deposit Creates Right Incentives

ZAGATA: Democrats Blame The Other Guy

McEVOY: Let’s Give Democrats A Chance

POLITICAL LETTERS

McHUGH: Basile Promises Energy, Openness

NORTHRUP: Broadband, Renewables, Pot, Why Not?

SHUE: Harrington Rooted In 6th Ward Politics

MANNION: Drnek Knows Most About Ward 8

HUNTSMAN: Basile Qualified For County Board

SERAFIN: Tonner Passionate, Determined, Confident

BUTTERMANN: Basile Assumes Growing Responsibility

MOWERS: Holleran Wants Oneontans To Run Town

MARIETTA: Bi-Partisanship Moves County Forward

AVANZATO:  Drnek Knows How To Promote Business

MALLOY: Buccheri Understands Laurens’ Needs

ALLOTSEGO.life

Travisano’s New Book Reveals Poet’s Trauma

SUNY Chorus Bring World’s Music To Oneonta

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Oct. 31, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Nov. 1, 2019

IN MEMORIAM

Joseph Kenyon, 86; Served 20 Years On County Board

Lawrence Gennarino, 85; Navy Vet Worked At Bendix

Edith M. Catella, 93; Head Bookkeeper At Sears

Kenneth Robinson, 53: Memorial Service Nov. 2

Betty Jo Chase, 69; 20-Year Bassett Nurse’s Aide

Josephine Bertino, 89; Planned SSPCA Fashion Show

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This Week, Sept. 13-14, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Sept 13-14, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Firefighters in heavy regalia marched the route of the Fly Creek Fire Company’s 9/11 Memorial 5-10K Race Saturday, Sept. 7. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Constitution Pipeline Lives, FERC Decides

Geothermal Plan Dropped By Oneonta

‘Is Dunkin’ ‘Compatible?’ HPARB Asks

Her Job, Seek Closure For 9/11 Families

County’s New Rabbi’s Family Fled Hungary

Survey Explores Cinema For Cooperstown

EDITORIAL 

If Not The Constitution Pipeline, What?

Conductor Huff At CSO?  Wow! Stay Tuned

COLUMNS

NADEAU: George Morell Is At Peace

ELLSWORTH: Reflections On Cooperstown

MOYNIHAN: CSO Varied Concert Credit To Huff

LETTERS

FOR THE LOVE OF VICTORIA

McLAREN: Not All Can Be Top Models

SAMS:  I Love Talent Agent To Pieces

WOODBERRY:  Pressly Connections Solid

KUZMINSKI:  Regrets Saying ‘Gay Lifestyle’

NORTHRUP: No Private Flags On Public Poles

DOWNEY: Affordable Power – Gas – Needed

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Sept. 13, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Sept. 14, 2019

AllOTSEGO.life

Couple Finds Love In Hippie Hollow

Tennis Club Trains Players Of Future

In 30 Years, Habitat Built 35 Homes

IN MEMORIAM

Ida M. Miller, 94; Celebrated 70th Anniversary

Carol Kelly, 62; 35-Year Employee At Corning

Jason Corey, 35, Cancer Fells Bassett Employee

Joan B. Krpata, 88; ‘Nani’ Retired To Florida

Jason Harageones, 32, Dies On Birthday

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This Week Aug. 29-30, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 29-30, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Capt. Paula Wikoff and husband Terry pause next to Pirate Smell de Feet, The Glimmerglass Queen’s mascot. For people intending to enjoy Otsego Lake this fall, the one-hour cruises are a prime opportunity. Details in Summer Dreams; see below. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO,.com)

This Week — Aug. 22-23, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 22-23, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Mary Anne Whelan, center, the retired Bassett physician, is shown here on a 1961 hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, which has been in the news lately after SUNY Oneonta’s new president, Barbara Jean Morris, scaled African’s highest peak in July. Dr. Whelan believes she was one of the first women to scale Kilimanjaro, as tribes in the area considered it bad luck for women to do so. (Photo courtesy Mary Anne Whelan)

This Week’s Newpapers, Aug. 15-16, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 15-16, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

An intent Elizabeth Reynolds, Oneonta, scales the climbing wall at Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, which will be receiving the Otsego County Chamber’s 2019 Quality of Life Award Thursday, Aug. 22, at a Summer Soiree at the sports center. Also that evening, ISD Tech, also profiled in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, will receive the chamber’s Environmental Stewardship Award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

SPECIAL REPORT

DOLORES WHARTON’S “A MULTICULTURED LIFE”

FRONT PAGE: From Harlem Aristocracy To Nation’s Heights

EDITORIAL: With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

EXCERPT: Ekofisk Trip Built Phillips Petroleum Camaraderie

FRONT PAGE

OTSEGO COUNTY CHAMBER’S SUMMER SOIREE

• Clark Sports Center: ‘Luckiest People’ Have Access

• ISD Tech: Firm Sells Computers, Recycles Them Too

Woodstock Memories Still Vivid

‘Grassroots’ Gets Kids To Put On Mitts

Eardley Slips, But Will Try ‘Ninja’ Again

EDITORIAL 

With Determination, Discipline, Whartons Led Way

COLUMNS

SEWARD: Dems Tie Up Bill To Protect Police

ATWELL:  The Newspaper Roundabout

ZAGATA: Here’s Life Without Fossil Fuels

LETTERS

GRADY: Make Baseball Kid-Centric Again

STERNBERG: Trump Oughtn’t Disparage ‘Squad’

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 15, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 16, 2019

Summer DREAMS

As U-Pick Peaks, Ingalls A Favorite

FINE, FUN FOOD: Nothing Like A Diner

THINGS TO DO: Art By Lake, Power Days

IN MEMORIAM

David Denny, 87, Retired Education Professor

Rev. George Goodwin, 84; Ran ‘Tent Meeting’

Charles Blanchard, 91; WWII Vet, OPT Driver

Joan E. Fluke, 80; Coloradan Traveled Extensively

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This Week: Aug. 1-2, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 1-2, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

A herd of 75 buffaloes broke loose at a Town of Sharon farm and spent a week wandering around the towns of Roseboom and Cherry Valley, before their herding instinct caused them to gravitate home Tuesday. At the Proper farm on Honey Hill Road, Roseboom, the herd ate the second hay cutting, which the family planned to use to pay their property taxes for the year. Also, when Frank Proper was shaving Saturday, he looked in the mirror to see a big bull bison staring through the bathroom window. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Proper)

FRONT PAGE

Buffalo Herd Escapes, Roams In County

SUNY-O President Atop Kilimanjaro

Vendor: Selling Stars & Bars = Freedom

Pride Flag Will Fly Over Village Hall

At Town Hall, Delgado Touts Moderation

Campbell Memorial Evokes Old Oneonta

EDITORIAL 

What Is It About Flags, Anyhow?

Marijuana Law May Be Just Enough

COLUMNS

CAMPBELL:  Dad Loved Teaching, Coaching, Radio

D’IMPERIO:  Campbell Loved Life, Was Loved

ATWELL:  Accidents Will Happen … And How

FALK: People Want To Live In Cooperstown

ZAGATA:  Capitalism Works, ‘Squad’ Proves It

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 1, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 2, 2019

Summer DREAMS

1909, Elegant Dining Addition At The Otesaga

‘Hot Glass’ Punctuates MWP Tiffany Exhibit

FINE, FUN FOOD: Noor’s, Bomber’s Burrito Bar

THINGS TO DO: Red Shed Hosts 1st Music Fest

IN MEMORIAM

KellyAnn Wolner, 54, 30-Year Unatego Coach

Andrea Schleicher, 73; Retired Bay State Teacher

Christina Schermerhorn, 69; Lifelong Oneontan

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THIS WEEK, July 25-26, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

July 25-26, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Outgoing Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, between Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark and his successor, Tim Mead, was honored with recognition and a plaque during the Awards Presentation Saturday, July 20, in Doubleday Field. Hall of Famers visible behind him are, from left, Brooks Robinson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Mike Mussina. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

INDUCTION 2019: What A Crowd!

Hughes, Venezuelan Teammate Connect

Why Might C-V Ban Farm Animals?

Avanzato Brothers Closing Stella Luna

Parking Issue, Mayor Herzig Walks Walk

Chamber To Honor Sports Center, ISD

EDITORIAL 

No Land For Apartments? Harrumph!

‘Lofts’ May Make Dreams Come True

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI:  County Has Surplus, Or Deficit?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

HAMMOND: Hospital, Country Going To Dogs

DUNCAN: If Dogs, Why Not Cuddly Rabbits?

ELLSWORTH: 4-Ways Can’t Curb Bad Drivers

SACKETT: Goss Remains ‘Fervent Advocate’

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: July 25, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: July 26, 2019

Summer DREAMS

Escaped Slave’s Narrative Packs FSC

FINE, FUN FOOD: Hot Weather, Hot Wings

THINGS TO DO: Induction Over, Art Scene Thrives

IN MEMORIAM

Bill Naragon, 73; Teacher, Wife Sold Jewelry

Allan Fraser, 55; Dad Fought Cancer 20 Years

Matthew J. Dobler, 54; Fox Maintenance Chief

Millie Jennings, 88; Bassett Switchboard Pioneer

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS: July 4-5, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

July 4-5, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

At the CCS graduation on The Fenimore’s back lawn, proud mom Leslie Friedman poses with son William, one of the Class of 2019 four top scholars, and daughter Renee, a top CCS scholar four years ago who last month graduated from Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Sam Nader’s Century: Icon Turns 100

‘Green Light’ Bill Facing Clerks’ Anger

In Oneonta, 66 Apartments, 4 Stories

No One’s Snapped Up 3 Wheeler So Far

EDITORIAL 

In Nader’s Story, American Dream Lives

COLUMNS

RYAN BURR: Push Through Pain Of Life

ATWELL: What A Woman! What A Nation!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

HESSE: Raids’ Brutality Spurred Action

NORTHRUP: Is It Better Than What’s There?

ENERGY TASK FORCE: Avoid Us V. Them

BLABEY: The Grove Would Improve Site

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: July 4, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: July 5, 2019

Summer DREAMS

‘Show Boat’ Docking At Glimmerglass

FINE, FUN FOOD: A Fourth, Hamburgers!

THINGS TO DO: Even After 4th, Lots To Do

IN MEMORIAM

Albert J. Read, 93; Founded SUNY Science Center

Elizabeth TerBush, 87, Loved Skiing Here, Everywhere

Thomas Blau Jr., 87; Retired County Probation Chief

Frederick S. Veseley, 92; Tended Local Museums

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS – May 30-31, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 30-31, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

In the midst of the back-and-forth about the future of the former CVS property at 100 Main St., Cooperstown’s Rena Lull shared a copy of the December 1984 edition of Town & Country magazine, which featured a shopping tour of the downtown by the former Mary “Cissie” Busch Hager, who was also featured in the cover photo and a feature story on the Hager family of Cooperstown. The variety of shops downtown was impressive. Clockwise from upper left are The
Gazebo gift shop; The Market Place deli; Around the House, doll house miniatures, antique toy replicas and Christmas ornaments; Augur’s Bookstore; Terrace Café; Church & Scott pharmacy; the Baseball Hall of Fame; Bland’s Sporting Goods; The Short Stop coffee shop; Straws & Sweets, handmade candles, wicker baskets and party decorations; Schneider’s Bakery, and the Red Nugget Ice Cream Saloon. It HAS been 35 years, but only the Hall of Fame and Schneider’s remain downtown, and Church & Scott at the south end of town. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

FRONT PAGE

For Calif. Baseball Family, Dream Come True

Milford UM Awaits ‘Starkly Beautiful’ Church

Net-Zero Apartments Planned For Cooperstown

Unfunded, RSS Still Bullish On Riverside Project

Son Succeeds Mom/Business Partner On MCS Board

Village Adopts Noise Ordinance Just In Time

SUNY-O’s College Foundation Praised Again

EDITORIAL 

The Downtown That Was … And Might Be Again

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI: Can Only Small Business Save Us?

BBJN.COM: If In Rome, Why Not Cooperstown?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SEELEY: Nothing Perfect, But Greens Seek Answers

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: May 30, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: May 31, 2019

Summer DREAMS

‘Shoebox Treasures’ Has It All On Cards

FINE, FUN FOOD: Try Farmhouse’s Clams

THINGS TO DO:  38 Special To Borodin

IN MEMORIAM

Bonnie Jo Farmer, 86; Pastor Mel’s Wife Ran Eatery

Virginia ‘Gina’ Dwyer, 88; Mother Of 9, Then Teacher

Tom Armstrong, 92; ‘Mr. Springfield’ For Decades

Bill Dornburgh, 87; Banker Predicted Focus Failure

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THIS WEEK – April 25-26, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 25-26, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Anthony Eardley, former Oneonta Stallion football player, has qualified to compete on the TV show, “American Ninja Warriors.” Filming begins Monday. Meanwhile, he’s working out in his parents’ backyard at 1 Tilton Ave. (Ian Austin /AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Truitt Caught Next To Oneonta Police HQ

Cooperstown’s NY Pizzeria Looking To Grow

OH-FEST: Committee To Study Vetting Stars

OH-FEST: Chief Says Quelling Protests Hard

Filmmaker Stillman’s Next Topic: Local Poverty

Zakrevsky, Profs: Let’s Get Railyards Right

Andela Details Factory Planned In Richfield

EDITORIAL 

Officers: Keep Suspect’s Mugshots Public

COLUMNS

FACEBOOK: Read ‘OH-OH Fest’ Comments

ZAGATA: Chasing The Elusive Free Lunch

League Finds Downtown Eschewing Plastic

WALLER: Former CVS An Eyesore. Help!

POEM TO EDITOR: April, After The Shower

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DOWNEY: As We Dither, China Plans Coal Plants

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 25, 2019

HOMETOWN History: April 26, 2019

ALLOTSEGO.life

Oneonta’s Ninja: Eardley Seeks National Fame

STRIP! Our Clothes Are Killing Us

LIBBY’S BEST BETS: 5K Season Arrives

IN MEMORIAM

Len Sauer, 89; Bassett Scientist Dies In Montana

Duncan Nesbitt, Sr., 76, A Last Manager Of Mill

Eunice Goodspeed Saunders, 102; Dairy Farmer

Gwendolyn Griffin, 80; Ran Worcester Oil Firm

James Starbuck, 75; Amphenol Master Tool Maker 

Leroy E. Snyder, 70; Mohawk Valley Entrepreneur

Mary Elizabeth Delong, 96; Enjoyed Thanksgiving Home

Ralph G. Bennett, 79, Milford; Firefighter, EMT

PEOPLE

Jack Lambert Named Player Of The Year

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THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

April 18-19, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HOW SWEET IT IS! Jacob Russell raises his fist in triumph after he and Patrick Dewey completed the Boston Marathon Monday in 3:28:53, in the top 30 percent of runners overall. The two are running pals from their Cooperstown Central days. Jacob is graduating from Harvard next month, and Patrick from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. (Max Prager photo/Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com)

OTSEGO CHAMBER’S 

BEST of the BEST

LES GRUMMONS, Distinguished Citizen

PATHFINDER VILLAGE, Distinguished Business

FRONT PAGE

2 Oneontas Dip Toe Into Geothermal

Bassett Doctor Leads Top MD Association

Russell, Dewey In Top 30% In Boston Marathon

B&B Owner Drowns As Car Runs Into Lake

New CSO Executive Seasoned On Opera Stage

Main Street Finale Adds Futuristic Trash Cans

Doubleday Redo Scales Back 3rd-Base Pavilion

4-Year Maximum Sentence In Girl’s Death

EDITORIAL 

Brainy, Creative Execs Secure County Future

COLUMNS

KUZMINSKI: Guaranteed National Income?

FROM EPA: Say, What IS Geothermal?

Why Notre Dame Matter, via Wikipedia

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

PERDUE: Church Programs Serve Kids, Moms

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: April 18, 2019

HOMETOWN History: April 19, 2019

IN MEMORIAM

John Smirk, 75; Cooperstown B&B Owner

Donald Hill, 79; Expert In Southern Music

Douglas Silvernail, 78; Worked For Jeweler

Susan Schultes, 70; School Nurse, EMT Captain

PEOPLE

Emphemera Abounds, And Much More

CCS Grad Pioneers Ear Procedure

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