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 About a dozen teens from the Oneonta Teen Center traveled to Cooperstown  on Friday to tour the Fenimore Art Museum and paint a mural in the style of Keith Haring for the museum.

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A new way to help the chronically homeless in Otsego County is taking shape at the Meadows Office Complex in Middlefield in the form of tiny houses.

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will open its 23rd season with a free outdoor community concert featuring the Caroga Arts Ensemble, led by cellist Kyle Price, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 on the Fenimore Art Museum Lawn.

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A new children’s book about a costume maker sewing masks out of an old curtain teaches children about how opera productions are made and how artists stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fly Creek Fire Department is celebrating the heroism of two of its own for their life-saving actions in rescuing a man who was sucked into the rushing stormwaters in a culvert last week.

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INDEX — Thirty-six dogs and 15 cats moved into their new home Thursday, July 15, at the Susquehanna SPCA’s new headquarters, just a mile north of the former building in Hyde Park.

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PHOENIX MILLS — It was a strong showing for the youngest dairy farmers of the region at The Farmers’ Museum’s 73rd annual Junior Livestock Show at the Iroquois Farm showgrounds Tuesday, July 13.

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For a lot of people, summer is a time to get out, enjoy the outdoors, and maybe get some exercise. For Steve Herrmann, his brother Ken, and his cousin Ed, it was the chance to do something that would fit about a year’s worth of exercise into a three-week trip.

Bassett Healthcare Network’s New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health is working to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Central New York’s farming community, according to a media release.

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown has received a grant from Morgan Stanley that will fund a four-year effort to support students in low-income communities across the country through “inspiring and educational” programming.

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 The Otsego County Board of Representatives approved a resolution allowing youths as young as 12 to hunt big game with adult supervision after much discussion and a public hearing.

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It was a special Father’s Day for Henry Horvath and his father, Tim, of Cooperstown, as they reached the summit of Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. Their quest for the top also became a fundraiser for Otsego Outdoors.

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COOPERSTOWN — A new mural at Pioneer Park celebrates the history and culture of Cooperstown and pays homage to muralist Keith Haring.

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COOPERSTOWN — The second of three teenagers to plead guilty to the events leading to the death of a Worcester man more than a year and a half ago was sentenced Friday, July 2, in Otsego County Court.

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Dylan Robinson displayed no discernible reaction as he listened to the jury deliver its verdict at the conclusion of his three-day trial Wednesday, June 23, in Otsego County Court.

The Otsego Lake Association’s annual “We Love Our Lake” Decorated Boat Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 3. This year’s theme will be “Here Comes The Sun,” based on a song by The Beatles. Organizers said the theme correlates with the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COOPERSTOWN — The Farmers’ Museum will mark Independence Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4, with a traditional celebration featuring a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, barbecued food and activities focused on family fun.

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The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host a public celebration Saturday, July 17, at 5082-5088 State Highway 28 in Index, outside Cooperstown, to mark the completion of its new animal shelter and adjoining campus.

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Editor’s note: This case had gone to the jury, but no verdict had been delivered at publication time Tuesday. For the latest updates, see www.coopercrier.com or www.thedailystar.com.

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ALBANY — Sales tax collections for upstate counties have sprung back like a yoyo as shoppers return to stores and pump gasoline into their vehicles.

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The Otsego County Board of Representatives unanimously approved a $600,000 interest-free loan to Otsego County’s industrial development agency at its regular meeting Wednesday, June 2, for the development of an eco-business park in Richfield Springs.

Organizers announced Friday, June 4, that the Otsego County Fair will return for its 75th year this summer, joining a host of other local fairs reopening their gates after more than a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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A year after being told their son was being inducted in the state Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame, the parents of Cpl. Michael Mayne were officially presented with the honor during a Memorial Day service in his hometown of Burlington Flats.

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Bassett Healthcare Network last week announced organizational changes that will affect hundreds of employees and, according to top officials, streamline delivery of healthcare services.

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The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced last week it has reached its $5 million campaign goal and plans move into a new shelter building next month.

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The Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli audited seven years’ worth of credit card purchases made by the town of Springfield after a more than $1,000 payment was deducted from the town’s bank account for credit card purchases made by the previous town supervisor more than six…

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After the coronavirus pandemic upended the 2020 spring and summer tourism season, Otsego County is adapting its marketing and promotion strategy to pandemic-modified trends.

The town of Hartwick will hold its Clean Sweep 2021 event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Hartwick Town Hall at 103 Town Drive.

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Hyde Hall will open on May 29 with "a continued commitment to the health and safety of its guests and the community for a 2021 season full of events, tours, concerts, and new initiatives," according to a media release.

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The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Otsego County will hold their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 29,  at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education and Outreach Center at 123 Lake St. in Cooperstown.

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