News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.



Ages Of Aluminumware


SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Learn about Aluminumware with Jim & Diana Hickling. Learn its history from a collector and share your own stories. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta.

SQUARE DANCE – 5-9 p.m. An evening of Round and Square dancing with Dr. Weismore. All persons age 18+ are invited. Cost, $9 per person. Oneonta Moose Club, 87 W. Broadway St., Oneonta. Contact Sandy @ 988-7753

Helen Huntington, 96; Active In Westford’s Community Life

IN MEMORIAM: Helen Huntington, 96;

Active In Westford’s Community Life

Helen Huntington

WESTFORD – Helen Frances Huntington, 96, who was active in Westford’s community life, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017.

She was born in Worcester, to Otho and Goldie (Barton) Millias. After graduating from Worcester Central School, she worked as a clerk at Scintilla in Sidney.  She married James Huntington on June 3, 1945, and together they raised four children.

An active member of her community, Helen volunteered in many organizations including PTA, Scouts, OES, DAR and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. She was very social and enjoyed playing bridge and attending church weekly.

IN MEMORIAM: Rev. David John Born, 68

IN MEMORIAM: Rev. David J. Born, 68;

Spent Career in New York City Ministry

WESTFORD – Rev. David J. Born, 68, who moved to Otsego County in his retirement and  served on the Board of Directors of the Otsego Jail Ministry, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at his home in Westford.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 3, 1947 to Andrew E. and Hilda M. (Spiegelberg) Born, David made his career in the ministry in New York City.  He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1973 and went on to pastor at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn and Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Queens, acting as headmaster of Our Saviour Lutheran School. He went on to become Synodical Area Developer for North American Missions of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

Upon retirement he accepted a position as consultant with the Transforming Churches Network.  In Cooperstown he served on the Board of Directors of the Jail Ministry of Otsego County (JMOC).

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