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.
Fenimore Art Museum outside of Cooperstown will present a series of virtual guided tours of its two major fall exhibits, “Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints” and “Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer.”
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.
ALBANY —The state relaxed its restrictions on visits to residents of nursing homes Tuesday after getting strong pressure to do so from advocates for families and patients.
Otsego County has been taking steps to make sure its large senior citizen population is not isolated or suffering from mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A total of $26,500 in funding will be shared by 17 Otsego County food pantries according to a media release issued by the Hunger Coalition of Otsego County.
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.
Fenimore Art Museum will open an exhibit just in time for election season, “Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer,” opening Saturday, Sept. 5. The exhibit will be on view through Dec. 31.
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.
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.
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.
ALBANY — New York’s deepening fiscal crisis is sparking concerns that the state prison system will face a more dramatic downsizing than what initial projections suggested.
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.
Otsego County’s jail is dangerously understaffed, Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. told county officials during an Administration Committee meeting Thursday, Aug. 20.
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.
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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COOPERSTOWN - Harold D. Balcom Sr., passed away on Dec. 15, 2019, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A resident of Roane County, Tennessee, he was predeceased by his parents, Harold L. and Gladys M. Balcom of Cooperstown; and sister, Mary Hansen of Milford. Harold graduated from Cooperstown High Schoo…
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 …
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