THIS WEEK — 08-12-21


The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

August 12, 2021


Lights from the swing ride illuminate the night sky Tuesday, Aug. 3, as darkness begins to fall on the first day of the Otsego County Fair.
The fair closed Sunday, Aug. 8, after nearly a full week of rides, attractions, good weather and a vaccination tent that county officials deemed pleasantly successful. (Cherly Clough/


Local politicians cheer as Gov. Cuomo resigns

Fenimore Art Museum looks at 25 years of ‘Arthur’

Cooperstown & Around and City of the Hills

Inside The Paper

Schools prepare for Delta variant

Reopening Day

A sign at The Fly Creek Cider Mill announces the reopening of the store that dates back to an 1856 mill. The mill closed at the beginning of the year, as the coronavirus pandemic hurt tourism and sales, but owner Bill Michaels announced the mill’s reopening this summer. The mill will reopen Saturday, Aug. 14, and will have its normal slate of fall activities. Go to for more information. (Greg Klein/

Alum, SUNY Oneonta grad take CCS jobs

YMCA teaches water safety to children

Huntington hosts anniversary party

Otsego County Fair winds up with Sunday sundaes and packed rides

Early bird special

More than 30 people, ages eight to 80, were able to enjoy Otsego Lake as the fog lifted at Fairy Spring at the Friends of the Parks 7th annual Early Bird Swim on Thursday, Aug. 5.
Lachlan Morgan, 10, Evan Price, 10, and Paxton Hazzard, 8, enjoy the water.
Caretaker Jacob Zangle and lifeguard Laurel Zangle enjoy their muffins.




Playing Russian roulette with kids


The Old Badger: The Badger contacts aviators

BERKSON: Learning to sink or swim at Perkins

DEROSA: Walking unveils a world of hidden wonders

Views From Around The State

History Columns

Bound Volumes: August 12, 2021

Hometown History: August 12, 2021


RUDY: State should mandate vaccinations for its employees

Editors Policy


Mebust hopes to close swim career with NCAA run

Miller changed baseball in ways that improve players’ lives

VASCELLARO: A recognition long overdue for one of the game’s good stewards


Dr. Robert D. Moynihan

Joseph A. Sapienza, Sr.

Summer Dreams

Craft beverages enjoy business boom in Otsego

Best Bets

Staff Dining Picks

Happenin’ Otsego Calendar


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