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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Says Sam Nader Breached Oneonta Divide

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Says Sam Nader Breached Oneonta Divide

Sam Nader, 100, stands at left behind Joe DiMaggio, one of the many famous athletes and politicians he met and hosted over the decades.

On this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), discusses Sam Nader’s Century, the celebration surrounding his 100th birthday, his careers in politics and baseball, and his many contributions to the city of his birth.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Says Baseball Families Buying Local Homes

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Says Baseball Families Buying Local Homes

P.J. Mellana of La Habra, Calif, takes a selfie of wife Kari and kids Cooper, 7, P.J., 14, and Reagan, 11 at the Milford home they bought last fall.

On this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports Dreams Park and Cooperstown All-Star Village families are falling in love with Otsego County and buying homes they plan to rent, pay off and move here on their retirements.  The Mellanas of La Habra, Calif, are a case in point.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reports On Police Chief In Dire Straits

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reports On Police Chief In Dire Straits

Police Chief Mike Covert holds up medical devices and prescription drugs he needs daily to stay alive.

On this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/ publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on how Cooperstown Village Police Chief Mike Covert was down to $17 after the County of Otsego cancelled his medical insurance and the Village Board declined to put him on the village plan.  Only a GoFundMe drive organized by a former colleague of Mike’s in the sheriff’s department, Mike Ten Eyck, help keep the chief from destitution.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Discusses What ‘Biggest Induction’ Means

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Discusses What ‘Biggest Induction’ Means

With new security provisions, the Village of Cooperstown may face additional challenges if the July 21 Hall of Fame Induction matches the 83,000-fan Ripken-Gwynn one in 2007. (AllOTSEGO.com file photo)

In this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports how the Hall of Fame Induction on July 21, some say, may match or exceed the 83,000 fans brought here by the Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn one in 2007.

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Faso Won’t Rule Out Another Run In 19th

Faso Won’t Rule Out

Another Run In 19th

In Final Interview, Nor Would He Rule It In

John Faso

On his last day as 19th District congressman, John Faso, R-Kinderhook, would not rule out running for Congress again in 2020 – but he wouldn’t rule it in either.

In his final Congressional Corner interview with WAMC President Alan Chartock, Faso replied in response to a direct question, “I’m not anticipating it, but I never say never.”

It’s a New Year, continued, “and I don’t even know what I’m doing next week.”

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Discusses Penny Marshall In Cooperstown

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Discusses Penny Marshall In Cooperstown

Former AAGPBL players Betty Trezza (left) and Ernestine Petras (right) with “League of Their Own” Director, Penny Marshall. BL-4767-97 (National Baseball Hall of Fame photo)

In this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports how the development of the 1988 “Women in Baseball” exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown led Penny Marshall, who died Monday, to create the hit movie, “A League of Their Own.”

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Assesses Today’s County Sheriff Priimary

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Assesses Today’s County Sheriff Primary

In today’s weekly “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), assessed today’s primary election for Otsego County sheriff between incumbent Richard J. Devlin Jr. of Milford and retired state trooper Bob Fernandez of Otego.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reviews Gene Thaw’s Contribution Locally

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reviews Gene Thaw’s Contribution Locally

The gallery built for the Thaw Collection at The Fenimore Museum.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), discusses Gene Thaw’s contribution of 1,000 Native American art pieces The Fenimore Art Museum.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Paints Picture Of ‘Revitalized’ Oneonta

Most of the imposing blocks from Oneonta’s Victorian heyday survive, and the Cuomo Administration is looking to bring back much of the bustle seen here when the city was a railroad hub.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), outlined what the City of Oneonta plans to do with $14 million received so far from the Cuomo Administration to revitalize the Victorian-era downtown.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Foothills last Friday to outlined the half-dozen key projects chosen for funding.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Details Otsego Candidacy For Congress

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Details Otsego Candidacy For Congress

Sue Sullivan

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports that Sue Sullivan, CCS ’82, a candidate with Otsego County roots, is among the field of six Democrats looking to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, next year.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio shows off a 1,000-year-old skate with a stone runner, the oldest in Olympian Dick Button’s collection this summer at The Fenimore Art Museum. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previews Dick Button’s “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages,” which opens Saturday for the season at Cooperstown’s Fenimore Art Museum.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Describes Local Impact Of ACA Reform

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Describes Local Impact Of ACA Reform

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on former Bassett Healthcare president/CEO Bill Streck’s PowerPoint for HANYS, the state’s Hospital Association, premiered last week in Cooperstown’s Templeton Hall, that describes what the local impacts will be.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells Of Distribution Center For Schenevus

County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, walks the 130 acres identified as a site for development of a 500-job distribution cetner. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on plans to develop 130 acres off the Schenevus exit to I-88 for Otsego County’s first just-in-time distribution center, which may yield up to 500 jobs.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Details All News Fit To Print This Week

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Details All News Fit To Print This Week

For the first week of the year, a wide range of articles filled the front pages of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Edition,” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), ticks off all the news that packs two newspapers’ first editions of 2017, and remarks how, despite the New Year’s Day murder, how rare untimely deaths happen locally, except for heroin overdoses.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Speaks Of ‘Citizen Of The Year’ Drugovich

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Speaks Of ‘Citizen Of The Year’ Drugovich

‘Citizen of the Year’ Margaret L. Drugovich discusses the strategic plan, developed her first year in office, that is now fully bearing fruit. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Edition,” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported the qualities of Margaret L. Drugovich and innovations at Hartwick College that resulted in her being named as the newspapers’ “Citizen of the Year.”

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