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HARTWICK — An overflow crowd for a public hearing on a property maintenance ordinance forced the Hartwick Town Board to move part of its monthly meeting to the Hartwick Community Center on Monday, Oct. 14.

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 Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh has proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 24 as World Polio Day in the village, and encourages residents to help her fight polio, according to a media release from the Cooperstown Rotary Club.

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Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing resident Mark Pettengill is one of 13 recent statewide winners of the 2019 “Art from the Heart” contest for his painting of an iconic Cooperstown landmark.


 COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County should consider raising its bed tax to pay for road improvements, Rep. Pete Oberacker told the Board of Representatives at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown.


A Cooperstown Central School graduate will spend two weeks this month in Tanzania, working as a producer for a film about clean water. 

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 COOPERSTOWN — The Otsego County Board of Representatives heard a special presentation from local 4-H club members as part of the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown.

COOPERSTOWN — Village and other local residents got their first chance to speak about the proposed Dunkin’/Baskin-Robbins store at 53 Walnut St. in Cooperstown at a public hearing held during the monthly Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the vi…

MIDDLEFIELD — For three days, the grounds at Red Shed Brewery transformed into a Bavarian beer garden in celebration of Oktoberfest.

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Glimmerglass Film Days announced its 2019 lineup last week, including a screening of the 1920 silent film, “The Last of the Mohicans.”

ContributedThe Fly Creek Valley Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch opened for its second season Saturday, Sept. 14, and will host the Scarecrow 5K on Sunday, Sept. 29, as a benefit for the Cooperstown Food Pantry. 

The Susquehanna SPCA has a new matching challenge grant for its fund raising efforts for planned construction and upgraded facilities.

COOPERSTOWN — Twenty-two All-American Girls Professional Baseball League members en route to a reunion in Syracuse gathered at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Friday, Sept. 20.

Otsego County is taking steps to mitigate its recycling problem, and may have to consider rate hikes next year for trash disposal at its southern and northern transfer stations if worldwide recycling industry trends continue, according to county officials.

MILFORD — Constituents were split on the proposed separation of the village of Milford’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board at a Sept. 9 public hearing at the village office.

COOPERSTOWN — State Sen. James Seward visited the Otsego County Board of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 4, making a special presentation at the board’s monthly meeting at 197 Main St., about how the state budget will affect the county in the next year.

In a book released this week, the “Ballpark Mystery” duo is back and heading to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to cheer on a team from Cooperstown.

The Cooperstown Central School District will unveil a capital improvement project totaling about $5 million and school officials will be talking to the community about the project this fall at a series of meetings.

Cooperstown’s Marly Youmans has built a literary career out of doing things her way, and that continues with her new book of poetry, “The Book of the Red King,” which was published by Phoenicia Publishing in July.

The former Cooperstown Food Pantry co-director charged with stealing more than $18,000 from the food pantry may be offered a plea bargain, according to court officials at the Otsego County Courthouse on Friday, Aug. 30.

According to a recent Associated Press survey, New York is one of five states in the country where the primary law enforcement agency isn’t equipped with dashboard or body cameras.

The village of Milford is considering dissolving its combined Planning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals, and returning it to two separate boards.

Construction season will return to Cooperstown after the Labor Day Holiday, according to information presented by Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh at a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Ballroom at 22 Main St. 

Cooperstown’s revived Artisan Festival will return for its third season as a Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce event, with two days of activities on the Otsego County property at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1. 

The Susquehanna SPCA will host a public groundbreaking celebration for its new site Saturday at 5088 State Route 28 in Index.

ROSEBOOM — Hundreds of lawn chairs lined both sides of the street in front of the Roseboom Grange Hall as residents and farm equipment enthusiasts watched dozens of antique tractors rumble down the road Sunday, Aug. 18, during the 19th annual Roseboom Antique Power Days.

The Cooperstown Art Association’s annual Fine Arts on the Lawn show will be held Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on the lawn and front porch of the CAA building at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown. The annual exhibit, …