Wriley Nelson


Guest Editorial: School Sports Make Adults of Us

Summer is over. Even as the weather aggressively reminds us that autumn isn’t quite here, it’s easy to pick out the signs that the seasons are changing. School has started. Dreams Park players are gone, as are many of the young hospitality workers that serve them and other area visitors. Otsego County is, on average, much older than it was two weeks ago.…


Iron String Press Welcomes New Staff Writer

Iron String Press WelcomesNew Staff Writer COOPERSTOWN Wriley Nelson, 22, of Middlefield, joined Iron String Press as a staff writer on Thursday, March 23. Nelson is a lifelong Otsego County resident and 2018 graduate of Cooperstown Central School. He earned a political science degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in December, 2022. Nelson brings an eclectic mix of work experience to the newsroom; he has served as a farmhand, congressional intern, legal assistant, waiter, and shuttle driver. He…


Locals: 03/30/2023

Locals: People & BusinessesIn the News 03/30/2023 PROMISING POWERS: Maya Powers of Worcester was one of several students recently recognized by the Pi of New York chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Elmira College. The Pi of New York chapter held its annual induction and banquet with nine newly-elected members of high scholarly attainment. Prizes were also awarded to five outstanding juniors and six promising sophomores, including Powers, a member of Elmira College’s Class of 2025. Phi Beta Kappa, the…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

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