COOPERSTOWN — The village of Cooperstown will hold its runoff election from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Cooperstown Fire Department at 24 Chestnut St. 

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Former Laurens Central School District Superintendent Romona Wenck was unanimously appointed to serve as interim superintendent of the Cooperstown Central School District.

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 An off-duty Otsego County deputy who accidentally discharged his gun in an Oneida County restaurant Saturday, wounding two bystanders, has been put on administrative leave pending further investigation of the incident, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr.

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A tie in the Cooperstown Board of Trustees race on Tuesday, Sept. 15, will bring voters back to the polls later this month.

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 Otsego County’s dedicated glass recycling program has expanded to the Southern Transfer Station in Oneonta.

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COOPERSTOWN — The village of Cooperstown held its first Police-Community Advisory Board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Ballroom at 22 Main St.

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The Otsego County Board of Representatives met for its first 2021 budget session Thursday, Sept. 10, but the questions outpaced the answers.

Otsego County’s Board of Elections continues to prepare for an unprecedented surge in absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Farmers’ Museum, just outside Cooperstown, will hold its Celebration of Autumn from Sept. 19 through Oct. 12. This event was developed in place of the museum’s traditional fall events, according to a media release. Visitors will find activities relating to the season with additional happ…

 Local election officials are urging people to have a plan for voting in November, after concerns about post office slowdowns and absentee ballots have surfaced this summer.

Twice delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, village elections are scheduled to be held in many local villages from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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ALBANY — Police executives across New York are initiating the process of finding ways to forge better relationships with the communities their departments patrol, with guidance from a 135-page state manual promoting a “reinvention” of policies.

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COOPERSTOWN — The 2020 Clark Foundation Cooperstown Beautification Contest winners were announced recently by Clark Foundation President Jane Forbes Clark.

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The Otsego County Energy Task Force met with business members in a webinar Tuesday, Sept. 8, designed to restart momentum amid the coronavirus pandemic and alert business owners about the group’s energy needs survey. 

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COOPERSTOWN — State Sen. James Seward awarded Oneonta physician assistant Mallory Delaney the 51st district’s Women of Distinction Award for 2020 during a ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Bassett Hospital. 

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 The day before state officials ordered her campus closed for the semester, SUNY Oneonta President Barbara Jean Morris met with the Otsego County Board of Representatives via teleconference on Wednesday, Sept. 2, for the board’s monthly meeting.

The Cooperstown Concert Series, which was to celebrate its 51st year, has decided to cancel the season. The final concert of the 50th season, scheduled in March, had also been canceled because of the coronvirus pandemic.

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Cooperstown Central School District Superintendent Bill Crankshaw said he wasn’t looking to leave the district, but the opportunity to return to his alma mater was one he couldn’t resist.

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COOPERSTOWN — Oneonta resident Alexander Borggreen, one of six suspects charged in the 2019 shooting death of Kenneth Robinson, appeared in Otsego County Court on Monday, Aug. 31, waving his right to a Huntley Hearing.

ALBANY (AP) — The owner of the stretched limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York repeatedly changed the listed number of seats in the vehicle and took other steps to avoid safety regulations, according to documents released Wednesday by federal investigators.

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The coronavirus pandemic slowed the beginning of the Habitat for Humanity building season, but officials in the Otsego County chapter said they have adapted to the delay and to new safety rules as well.

The Say Their Names memorial inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement will return to Otsego County in September with a display in Cooperstown. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a ruling the week of Aug. 16-22 saying gyms can reopen beginning Monday, Aug. 24, but several area gyms said they will wait on official certification or more direction before reopening.

ALBANY — Requiring hospitals and nursing homes across New York to adhere to minimum caregiver staffing levels would add billions of dollars in new costs to the health care network while depriving employers of “flexibility,” according to a study released by the state Department of Health.

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Otsego County’s jail is dangerously understaffed, Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. told county officials during an Administration Committee meeting Thursday, Aug. 20.

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Oneonta resident Nicolas Meridy, one of six suspects charged in connection with the October shooting death of a Worcester man and attempted cover-up, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday, Aug. 24, in Otsego County Court.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, has been proclaimed National Poll Worker Recruitment Day and a statewide shortage of workers has caused concern for election officials.

ALBANY — Lax supervision within the state Department of Environmental Conservation allowed a forest ranger to have sexual relationships while on duty, cheat the taxpayers on time sheets and use agency gear at an upstate gym he ran as a sideline, the Inspector General’s office charged Tuesday.

Otsego County Judge Brian Burns has been selected by the 6th District Republican Judicial Committee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Michael Coccoma on the ballot in the Nov. 3 election.

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