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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

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

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Mary Joan ‘MJ’ Kevlin, 59; Co-Publisher Of Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta
IN MEMORIAM

Mary Joan ‘MJ’ Kevlin, 59;

Co-Publisher Of Newspapers

MJ Kevlin and Kyla.

COOPERSTOWN – Mary Joan “MJ” Kevlin, co-publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.AllOTSEGO.com for the past 11 years, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.  She was 59, and had been struggling with cancer since October 2014.

MJ was born on April 19, 1958, in Endwell, to Joseph W. and Joan (Gaffney) Simmons, and was raised in Lafayette Hill, Pa.  She graduated from La Salle University in 1979 and received a master’s in historic preservation planning from Cornell University in 1981.

As a planner for Jefferson County in Watertown, she met her future husband, Jim, who was an editor at The Watertown Daily Times.  They married on June 25, 1983, at Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill, Pa.

BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

CLICK HERE TO SEE PROCEEDINGS

BEGINNING TODAY, VIEW

COUNTY BOARD IN ACTION

County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, reports on the proceedings of the Public Works Committee yesterday at the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ May meeting.  The board’s full meeting will be recorded monthly by www.allotsego.com and its sister publications and broadcast via www.Youtube.com  (From video by Karen Sullins)

MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

TO:  Friends of www.allotsego.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal

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.

Best regards and happy viewing!

JIM KEVLIN • Editor & Publisher

www.allotsego.com • Hometown Oneonta • The Freeman’s Journal

(607) 547-6103 • jimk@allotsego.com

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