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ALBANY — Two statewide consumer groups are leading the effort to trip up a proposed rate hike that would result in higher electricity bills for customers of NYSEG, a utility serving large swaths of upstate New York.

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COOPERSTOWN — More than a hundred people roamed Main Street on Friday, July 24, in the village devoted to baseball, but it couldn’t match what could have been for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend 2020.

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COOPERSTOWN — The village of Cooperstown will hold a public hearing on a mask-wearing ordinance at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in the Village Ballroom at 22 Main St.

COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Art Association welcomed back patrons of the arts last Friday, July 24, with two new exhibits in its galleries at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

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HYDE PARK — When Otsego County was forced to cancel its annual free rabies vaccination clinics in April because of the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offered to host them.

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Dr. James Dalton, director of medical education at Bassett Medical Center for 18 years, has been awarded Bassett Healthcare Network’s Walter A. Franck Physician Excellence Award, the organization announced in a media release Tuesday, July 21.

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The village of Cooperstown will begin taking more actions to enforce social distancing and mask wearing downtown and in stores, following a large amount of complaints from residents about lack of compliance from visitors and store owners.

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With the late June start of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Phase IV, businesses, restaurants and museums began reopening. Representatives from regional museums said, after introducing pandemic-approved protocols, they’re pleased to be back.

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Longtime Cooperstown resident Carol Highfield lives two blocks away from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. During the summer induction ceremonies, Highfield enjoys sitting on her porch and watching people from all over take in the experience that comes with Hall of Fame Weekend …

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Dr. Tommy Ibrahim began his tenure as president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network on Monday, July 13.

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COOPERSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer visited Wednesday, July 8, using Doubleday Field as a backdrop to tell the story of struggling municipalities and imploring the Senate to pass a new stimulus package with direct aid to local governments.

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The Susquehanna SPCA is seeking cat-loving volunteers to help socialize hundreds of stray and feral kittens expected to come through its doors by October.

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State Senate candidate Jim Barber spent the Independence Day weekend in self-isolation after learning he had been in the same location as someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.

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Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. That is why Safe Kids Otsego is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an attempt to reduce those deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dang…

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Otsego County’s sales tax revenue stabilized in June, thanks to a mild local economic recovery and some lucky book keeping, but the county is still treading water financially, County Treasurer Allen Ruffles told the Board of Representatives at its July meeting.

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has been awarded almost $300,000 in federal funds to improve its virtual education programs, Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, announced Friday, July 3.

COOPERSTOWN — On the wall behind the counter at the Cooperstown Diner hang photos of iconic scenes in and around the village. They look like they have been there forever, but it has only been about a week.

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.

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CHERRY VALLEY — More than a month after the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed 46-year-old Black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, several local residents continued to demonstrate in front of the Civil War monument Tuesday.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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. 

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