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The League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area will host a debate for village trustee candidates from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the village meeting room at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

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COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County’s help wanted listing for a county administrator will go live Monday, March 2, according to information presented at the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee’s governance meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 197 Main St. 

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During the two decades Cooperstown Graduate Program Director Gretchen Sorin worked on her book, “Driving While Black,” she said she knew she was writing about an American story. However, she said she didn’t realize for a long time she was also writing about her family’s story. 

COOPERSTOWN — Area law enforcement officials, prosecutors, Republican legislators and others expressed concerns about New York state’s recently enacted criminal justice overhaul at the Otsego County Correctional Facility on Thursday, Feb. 6.

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 Steve Greenfield of New Paltz announced he is running as a Green Party candidate in the race for the state’s 19th Congressional District on Monday, Feb. 10.

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COOPERSTOWN — More than 50 students and their families packed Red Bursey Gymnasium on Sunday, Feb. 9, to sell their homemade crafts, wares and snacks at the 11th annual TREP$ marketplace.

 The state ban on plastic bags for most commercial uses will go into effect Sunday, March 1, and like most counties in New York, Otsego County will not opt in on an accompanying 5 cent fee on paper bags.

An Otsego County legislator has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for the 51st Senate District. The seat is held by Sen. James Seward, who will retire at the end of the year.

 COOPERSTOWN — National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Tim Mead discussed the filming of the movie, “Angels in the Outfield,” as part of The Film Society of Cooperstown’s screening of the 1994 remake Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Cooperstown Village Ballroom at 22 Main St.

ONEONTA — The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce hosted a convergence of local, state and federal elected officials representing Otsego County for its annual State of the State luncheon at SUNY Oneonta on Friday, Jan. 24.

After running unsuccessfully for the 101st Assembly District in 2018, Chad McEvoy announced last week that he will try again.

With the recent National Baseball Hall of Fame election announcements, area hotels and motels are getting more calls than usual for Hall of Fame weekend in July, according to the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce.

 COOPERSTOWN — A 143-space parking lot for Bassett Medical Center employees cleared one hurdle Monday, Jan. 27, when the village Board of Trustees heard public comment on the plan and completed an environmental review.

Oneonta city officials confirmed Monday, Jan. 13, the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while crossing Lettis Highway in December.

 ALBANY — As state officials blocked dozens of police agencies from state motor vehicle records in a showdown over immigration policy, upstate sheriffs predicted the restrictions will jeopardize public safety.

COOPERSTOWN — Oneonta residents Dylan Robinson and Nicolas Meridy, indicted for their alleged involvement in the October death of Worcester resident Kenneth Robinson, were offered plea bargains Monday, Jan. 13 in Otsego County Court.

 ONEONTA — Producers of a World War II-era movie set to be filmed in Otsego County were seeking actors, extras and crew members to assist with production this week.

Signs at the Otsego County Department of Motor Vehicles office in Oneonta, mentioning a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses and learning permits, were moved after criticism that they were placed next to signs bearing the phone number of a “tip line” for I…

The Alexis P. Suter Band will make an encore performance for the Cooperstown Concert Series with a show at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. 

ALBANY — If recreational marijuana sales and mobile sports betting are authorized in New York, county governments say they want a slice of the revenue that would be generated.

Shiann Bellinger, 22, of Cobleskill, said giving birth to her daughter on Christmas day at Bassett Medical Center added significance to the holiday.

State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Milford, in a Thursday, Dec. 19, media release announced $323.6 million was awarded to the four regions of the state he represents as part of the ninth round of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council awards.

COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County took a big step toward a shared services transportation facility in the town of Milford at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 16, at the county offices at 197 Main St.

 COOPERSTOWN — The third-floor renovated office space of the Key Bank building, home to the Fit to Be Tied yoga studio, was filled with laughter and Christmas carols Sunday morning as four local children flipped, stretched and spun their way through an aerial yoga class.

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WESTFORD - The life of Jeremy McCaffery will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 9, the first anniversary of his passing. Family members and friends are welcome for light refreshments and are encouraged to share their memories and stories of Jeremy anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sunset Pavilion at …

WESTFORD - The life of Jeremy McCaffery will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 9, the first anniversary of his passing. Family members and friends are welcome for light refreshments and encouraged to share their memories and stories of Jeremy anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sunset Pavilion at Bett…