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Faced with an uncertain market and plummeting milk prices amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Kraham family, owners of Lentsville Farm in Cherry Valley, started producing their own line of cheeses and other dairy products this year.

There isn’t really an Opening Day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is open every day of the year with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. But much of the hall’s ongoing schedule of events is in conjunction with the Major League Baseball season.

A Richfield Springs woman was charged June 8 with endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree assault, state police announced in a June 18 media release.

Three people were arrested and charged with the felony of fourth-degree grand larceny June 7 after a theft at Price Chopper in the village of Richfield Springs, state police said in a June 18 media release.

A Richfield Springs man was arrested following the report of a domestic dispute, state police announced in a media release Thursday, June 18.


Local law enforcement officials said they sympathize with the hundreds of community members that have taken to the streets in protest of the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, and condemned the actions of Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis police officer who p…

 The Angel Network of Cooperstown has gotten a grant for summer virtual tutoring from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s COVID-19 fund, according to a media release.

ALBANY — About half of the low-income New Yorkers who receive federal food assistance will be getting additional emergency aid this month to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, state officials said Monday.


Otsego County Rep. Clark Oliver has won the Arnold S. Harris Memorial Academic Achievement Award from the political science department at his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta.


 New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told the Otsego County Board of Representatives he believed the state’s delaying of the remainder of the 2021 budget could be viewed with a positive spin.

As protests against systemic racism continue across the country, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum bolstered its educational offerings centered around the history of baseball and the civil rights movement Thursday, June 11.

It the midst of continuing bad news about its 2020 budget, Otsego County finally got some good financial news Tuesday, courtesy of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. 

COOPERSTOWN — About 500 people turned out Sunday, June 7, for a Black Lives Matter protest at the Otsego County Courthouse at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown. 

Five hundred families in a dozen school districts across Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie and Greene counties will receive free healthy meal kits through a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and CROP, the Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership.

Because of complications from COVID-19 the following Otsego County polling places for the Democratic and Republican Primaries being held on June 23rd have changed, according to a media release from the Board of Elections:

As the U.S. Census Bureau restarts limited field operations across the state, census workers are delivering 2020 Census invitations and questionnaires to households which have not yet received them, mostly at rural addresses that do not get regular mail delivery, according to Shane Butler, C…

Otsego County’s sales tax revenues stayed sharply down in April, according to the first check from the state for that month, county officials told The Daily Star on Monday, June 8. 

The Otsego County Administration Committee took more steps toward closing the county’s 2020 budget gap during a special meeting Wednesday, May 27, voting unanimously to require department heads to seek approval for purchases of $1,000 or more.

Jared Nepa’s internships with Otsego County have never been typical, but this summer is a county government story no one anticipated: one of the most important people helping Otsego find ways to survive a crash in its 2020 revenues is a three-year intern from Otego.

As more people are staying home or enjoying outdoor recreational activities amid the coronavirus pandemic, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised New Yorkers to refrain from touching newborn fawns or other young wildlife.

Cooperstown Central School has released preliminary plans for its graduation, which will be held Sunday, June 28, at the middle/high school on Linden Avenue in the town of Otsego.

In conjunction with the Otsego County Department of Health, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will continue to hold free weekly rabies vaccination clinics on-site for the foreseeable future, according to a media release.

Cooperstown Central School’s Leadership Training for Athletes group will hold its annual run next week via a virtual platform.

The Otsego County Board of Representatives voted at a special meeting Wednesday, May 20, to lay off nearly 60 people, and the cuts will include closing the Oneonta satellite office of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Rotary District 7170, which includes 44 clubs across a seven-county region, partnered recently with the office of state Sen. Fred Akshar, R-Afton, to distribute 11,000 masks to area nonprofit organizations and essential small businesses.

ALBANY — Shawn Weber, a partner in a popular restaurant business in Niagara Falls, says if the pandemic-driven shutdown of eateries and bars continues much longer, Wine on Third may have to stay closed for the remainder of the year.

COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Healthcare Network officials announced Tuesday are encouraging patients to return to health care facilities as the network begins to resume regular services.

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COOPERSTOWN - Giles E. Russell, 86, of Cooperstown, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Born March 14, 1934, and raised in Eagle Bridge, Giles was the son of Giles Sr. and Kathryn (Mahar). He graduated from RPI in Troy with a degree in electrical engineering in 1955. He was an IBM engineer in …

WORCESTER - Patricia S. Hoye, 83, died Thursday May 28, 2020, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. Pat was born on Sept. 2, 1936, in Cooperstown, the daughter of Gilbert F. Smith and Irene (DeLong) Smith and raised on the family dairy farm in Worcester. She was a graduate of Worcester Cent…