This Week — March 19-20, 2020

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

March 19-20, 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Sharon Oberriter, Cooperstown Food Bank president, and volunteer Ian Robinson pack food boxes Monday afternoon at the food bank on Church Street.  Local food banks are facing a double bind: an expected spike in the need as layoffs caused by the Coronavirus emergency take off, and the need to shift to takeout operations. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

CORONAVIRUS EDITION

1000+ PLUS CALLS TO BASSETT HOTLINE

SCHOOLS: What About SATs, Sports, More?

GOVERNMENT: 50% Of Workers Sent Home

BUSINESS: Merchants Look For New Niche

POLITICS: Governor Cancels Village Elections

Baseball Hall Of Fame Closes ‘Indefinitely’

Hall of Fame Classic Weekend Canceled

Local Food Banks Bracing For Onslaught

Non-Profits Take Hit From Cancellations

Distillery To Distribute Free ‘Cooper’s Clean’

EDITORIALS

Rah, Team! Beat Coronavirus! (Like So. Korea)

Your Favorite Business Needs YOU To Survive

COLUMNS

MACHOLZ: Protect High-Risk 60+ Somethings

SCHARFENBERGER: Catholics May Waive Mass

BENNETT: This Is What ‘Worst’ Looks Like

LETTERS

NORTHRUP: Close Schools, Then Dreams Park

WELCH: Be Strategic – Care For  Vulnerable

FALK, CROWELL: CGP, Army Teach Each Other

deBLIECK: ‘Right To Bear Arms’ Unalienable

GIBSON: Don’t Be Flippant On Serious MatterS

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: March 19, 2020

HOMETOWN HISTORY: March 20, 2020

AllOTSEGO.life

County Volunteers Help Honduran Town

Richfield Man Promotes Vintage Snowsleds

IN MEMORIAM

Richard Hanna, 69; Served County In Congress

James Paternak, 87; SUNY Business Office Retiree

Bob Benson, 89; Founded Oneonta Insurance Agency

Sarah L. Wilcox, 76; Waitressed At The Otesaga

Thomas Porteous, 86; NYSEG Retiree 4H Enthusiast

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

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