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Sheriff Richard Devlin announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, he will seek his fifth term to lead the Otsego County Sheriff's Department.

COOPERSTOWN — The 1991 musical comedy-drama, “The Commitments,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Village Library at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown by the Film Society of Cooperstown.

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Dr. James Dalton is the new board president of Otsego 2000, a nonprofit organization that "protects the environmental, scenic, cultural, and historic resources and economic well-being of the Otsego Lake region and northern Otsego County," according to a media release.

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Oneonta Public Transit consolidated four bus runs into two starting Monday, Jan. 17.

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 The Otsego County Board of Representatives unanimously voted to keep the same leadership as last year during its first meeting of 2022, held Wednesday, Jan. 5.

The Glimmerglass Festival has launched the Glimmerglass Apprenticeship Program, offering hourly paid summer apprenticeships in administration, artistic administration and theater production, according to a media release.

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The first day of the state-run COVID-19 testing site in Milford was busy Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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 The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards. The awards were presented in late December, according to a media release from the chamber.

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Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. announced Tuesday, Dec. 21, the temporary closure of two housing units in the Otsego County Jail because of staffing issues.

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Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown and Cobleskill Regional Hospital have been placed on a statewide list of facilities that have occupancies of 90 percent or more, and must limit non-essential elective procedures, Bassett Healthcare Network announced Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Threats against Otsego County Department of Health employees over state COVID-19 mask mandates had county representatives talking about safety during the county board’s Dec. 15 meeting.

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Bassett Healthcare Network plans to build a state-of-the-art hands-on simulation lab on the third floor of A.O. Fox Hospital and has asked the Otsego County Board of Representatives to spend some of the American Rescue Plan Act funds it received to help pay for it.

Otsego Outdoors is again offering a winter octet challenge highlighting publicly accessible trails to hike, cross country ski and snowshoe. The group, which includes Otsego 2000, the Otsego Land Trust and the Otsego County Conservation Association, offered its first challenge last year.

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COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market will present a Holiday Market with more than 20 vendors from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Farmers’ Market at 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley in Cooperstown, regularly features local farmers, artisans, crafters and food producers.

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 Otsego County’s public health director warned last week that the COVID-19 pandemic in the county has hit record levels.

Otsego Express Route 5 will resume on Jan. 4 with service to Richfield Springs, Hartwick, East Worcester, Worcester, Schenevus and Oneonta.

The Otsego County Board of Representatives approved its 2022 budget during a Dec. 1 board meeting.

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The Otsego County Board of Representatives held a last-minute budget workshop Monday, Nov. 29, to iron out the 2022 budget, which is scheduled to be approved during Wednesday’s board meeting.

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Big game hunters flocked to area sporting goods stores last week to stock up on supplies in preparation for the start of hunting season Nov. 20.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report Thursday, tracking New York’s local demographic changes based on 2020 Census data and an interactive online map that breaks down population statistics by age, race and ethnicity, along with housing trends, in New York’s cities, …

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — For more than a century, the Chief Uncas cruised the waters of Otsego Lake, where the Susquehanna River gets its start. Soon, the boat will ply the waters of the Susquehanna 300-some miles south.

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Otsego County officials announced Monday, Nov. 15, the county-operated ambulances would start operating Tuesday, Nov. 16.

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Cooperstown’s dreams of a perfect season and a state championship came to an end Saturday, Nov. 13, as the Hawkeye boys fell to Section I Champion Alexander Hamilton 4-0 in the Class C State Semifinals in Goshen.

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The Art Garage will have an open house and reception for area residents and visitors from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, with an outdoor portable warming pit and complimentary hot beverages inside.

The Glimmerglass Festival will release the world premiere film “The Knock,” a 50-minute opera, at 7 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The Otsego County Solid Waste Department and the Otsego County Conservation Association are teaming up again to promote the Otsego County Schools Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. The challenge promotes proper recycling of film plastics and is open to all public and private k-12 school build…

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A  Bassett Healthcare Network doctor has published a book chapter about the about the challenges faced by transgender patients and their medical providers in rural communities.

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The pending COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing mandate and the county’s “tiny homes” project for the homeless highlighted the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ Nov. 3 meeting.

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Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials announced the launch of a new annual fund donation tier in September, the Helping Paws Society, aimed at securing donors at the levels of $1,000 and more. The tier was created “to meet the growing need for SQSPCA services…

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