Anderson Lee, the 27-year old charged with allegedly recording co-workers at Bassett Medical Hospital in January, has posted bail.

  • By Allison Collins Contributing Writer

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce announced its second annual Hall of Fame class yesterday, naming Brewery Ommegang, the Cooperstown Graduate Program, The Farmers’ Museum, Spurbeck’s Grocery and the Susquehanna Animal Shelter this year’s honorees.

  • By Erin Jerome Staff Writer

Slippery road conditions on Friday night caused an Xpress Gas truck to fail to crest a hill and slide off the road in the town of Otsego.

  • By Whitney Bashaw THE DAILY STAR

Anderson W. Lee, 27, who was arrested in January for allegedly videotaping co-workers without their consent, is facing more charges for unlawful surveillance.

The following students of Cooperstown Central School were named to the second-marking-period honor roll:

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  • By Chad Welch Contributing Writer

More than 300 people packed the Anton Remy Jr. Gymnasium at Milford Central School on Sunday for the 2018 Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump auction.

  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

Cooperstown will have its first full slate of competitive village elections since 2011 and first contested mayor's race since 2010, after both parties nominated candidates this week. 

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The Otsego County Sheriff’s Department arrested seven teenagers for a fire that destroyed a rail car at the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Association in Milford on Oct. 3, a media release from the sheriff’s department stated.

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A registered nurse at Bassett Medical Center has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest on two dozen charges of unlawful surveillance, according to the Cooperstown Police Department and Bassett.

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  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

FLY CREEK — About 50 people filled the Town of Otsego Building at 811 County Hwy. 26 on Jan. 25 to hear how to fight drug use in their homes and communities, and to listen to a panel of experts talk about the opioid epidemic. 

Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School, on county Route 54 in Cherry Valley, has announced its winter class schedule.

A Springfield Center man pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted arson in connection with a blaze last year that destroyed a Milford church, the district attorney said Tuesday.

  • By Denise Richardson THE DAILY STAR

From cows to robotics, Mark Boshnack has written about topics dear to Otsego County 4-H volunteers, and the organization will name him a “Friend of 4-H” at its annual luncheon in Oneonta on Saturday, an official said.

  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

The Cooperstown Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss a law concerning tourist accommodations.

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The Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee will host two receptions this weekend for the public to learn more about the 2018 event, which takes place from Feb. 9 to 11.

  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

Focus Otsego nursing home has officially been taken over by Centers Health Care and will now be known as the Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, a spokesperson for Centers confirmed Tuesday.

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  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

Cooperstown's Homer Osterhoudt turns 100 on Wednesday, but his friends and family couldn't wait to celebrate. 

  • By Denise Richardson THE DAILY STAR

NORWICH — A Greene man was acquitted Jan. 11 of all charges in an alleged hate-crime shooting case heard in Chenango County Court this week.

  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

Changes in Otsego County’s leadership structure would ultimately require voter approval, whether the county government switches to a county manager or county executive model.

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  • By Whitney Bashaw THE DAILY STAR

The Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council recognized 63 new Eagle Scouts on Jan. 4, at a recognition dinner in Whitesboro. Of the 63, 13 of them were from the local Deerslayer and Foothills regions, including Cooperstown’s Blake Guzy and Milford’s Keenan Holliday.

  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

A new pediatric registry has been created by a Bassett Healthcare Network doctor to study health outcomes among transgender and gender nonconforming youth. It is believed to be the country’s first such registry based in a rural area.

  • By Denise Richardson The Daily Star

Changes are underway at Otsego Now and at its fifth-floor office space at 189 Main St. in Oneonta.

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  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

District 7 Rep. Dave Bliss, a 1976 Cooperstown Central School graduate and longtime CCS softball coach, won election as the new chair of the Otsego County Board of Representatives on Wednesday, in a lopsided vote during the board's re-organizational meeting at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown. 

  • By Grg Klein

District 7 Rep. Dave Bliss, a 1976 Cooperstown Central School graduate and longtime CCS softball coach, won election as the new chair of the Otsego County Board of Representatives on Wednesday in a close vote during the board's reorganizational meeting at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown. 

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  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

The first baby born locally in the new year was a surprising delivery for parents Marcy Pullman and James Fancher, they said.

  • By Whitney Bashaw THE DAILY STAR

Cooperstown resident, educator, administrator and coach Paul Lambert passed away this week, but leaves a lasting impact on the town.

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  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER  

Bassett Medical Center will study traffic patterns to see how a plan to add two parking lots and a two-story 200-car parking garage would impact the neighborhood.

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  • By Whitney Bashaw THE DAILY STAR

Bassett Medical’s Birthing Center in Cooperstown celebrated a record-breaking birth on Dec. 19.

  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

State grants announced last week will soon benefit high school and adult learners in the region, and were the combined highest amount of funding provided that day to any BOCES region or school district in the state.

  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

A dozen cows fell off a truck along Otsego County Route 52 in Middlefield Sunday night, according to Cooperstown police and state troopers.

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  • By Denise Richardson Staff Writer

ONEONTA — A double-homicide case against Kevin A. Perry was held over for grand jury action after law enforcement officials and the victims’ daughter testified Monday during a felony hearing in Oneonta Town Court.

  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

Local governance expert Dr. Gerald Benjamin spoke to Otsego County officials and the public Dec. 14, lending insight on options for establishing a full-time management position to help oversee county affairs.

  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce will continue the renovation of its 100-plus year-old visitors’ center, Higgins Cottage, thanks to a $100,000 state grant.

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  • By Whitney Bashaw THE DAILY STAR

Fenimore Art Museum will receive $70,000 in grants from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, according to a media release announcing the grant last week.

  • By Greg Klein THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

The Cooperstown Food Pantry had never had a paid executive director until last month, but it found one not far away. 

  • By Erin Jerome THE DAILY STAR

Bassett Healthcare Network’s 20 school-based health centers recently received an accreditation that bolsters their credibility and should mean better reimbursement for the services they provide, according to the co-director of the program.

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  • By Greg Klein  THE COOPERSTOWN CRIER

When the Fokine Ballet Company’s 30th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” opens next week in Oneonta, Cooperstown Central School sixth-grader Jill Lifgren will dance the title role.

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  • By Erin Jerome The daily star

“My mother was my moral compass and remains to be that,” said Donna Lucy, principal of Cooperstown Junior/Senior High School, during a talk that kicked off a round of storytelling from women connected to the village.

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  • By Whitney Bashaw THE daily star

Tensions ran high as concerned residents of Otsego County gathered at Milford Central School on Nov. 16 for a community forum on natural gas trucks driving through the county.

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  • By Chad G. Welch CONTRIBUTING WRITER

After winning back-to-back Section Three Class C titles, Cooperstown boys basketball coach David Bertram will have to replace several key players this season. That’s including his son Tyler, who for the first time in 16 years, didn’t join his father when practice opened.

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