Oneonta city officials confirmed Monday, Jan. 13, the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while crossing Lettis Highway in December.

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 Otsego County has launched a specialized court that addresses the unique challenges presented by opioid addiction.


 ALBANY — As state officials blocked dozens of police agencies from state motor vehicle records in a showdown over immigration policy, upstate sheriffs predicted the restrictions will jeopardize public safety.

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Renovations and repairs at the Otsego County Jail are expected to wrap up next month, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr.

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COOPERSTOWN — Oneonta residents Dylan Robinson and Nicolas Meridy, indicted for their alleged involvement in the October death of Worcester resident Kenneth Robinson, were offered plea bargains Monday, Jan. 13 in Otsego County Court.

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 ONEONTA — Producers of a World War II-era movie set to be filmed in Otsego County were seeking actors, extras and crew members to assist with production this week.


Dave Bliss will continue to serve as the chair of the Otsego County Board of Representatives, and Mount Vision farmer Meg Kennedy has been named to replace Gary Koutnik as vice chair.

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Signs at the Otsego County Department of Motor Vehicles office in Oneonta, mentioning a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses and learning permits, were moved after criticism that they were placed next to signs bearing the phone number of a “tip line” for I…

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The Alexis P. Suter Band will make an encore performance for the Cooperstown Concert Series with a show at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. 

ALBANY — If recreational marijuana sales and mobile sports betting are authorized in New York, county governments say they want a slice of the revenue that would be generated.

Shiann Bellinger, 22, of Cobleskill, said giving birth to her daughter on Christmas day at Bassett Medical Center added significance to the holiday.

State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Milford, in a Thursday, Dec. 19, media release announced $323.6 million was awarded to the four regions of the state he represents as part of the ninth round of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council awards.

COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County took a big step toward a shared services transportation facility in the town of Milford at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 16, at the county offices at 197 Main St.

 MIDDLEFIELD — Early each Friday morning, a group of up to 35 women cheer each other on as group members scale the indoor rock wall at Clark Sport Center.

Cooperstown lawyer and investor Thomas K. Lagan, 61, was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 11, to 78 months in prison for financial crimes, according to a media release from the Northern District of New York’s United States Attorney’s office.

Nick Cafardo, a New England baseball writer for more than 35 years up to the last day of his life, was elected the 2020 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, according to a media release from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and…

 COOPERSTOWN — An East Worcester woman charged in connection with the 2018 deaths of her two infant children has a 10-year history of drug and alcohol abuse, according to Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl.

 COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County’s “tip fee” and several other trash disposal fees will go up in 2020, after the county’s Board of Representatives approved new rates Wednesday, Dec. 4, at a meeting in the county meeting room on the second floor at 197 Main St.

COOPERSTOWN — Baseball’s hot stove season will bring some warm bodies to Cooperstown during Winter Carnival weekend for a new event designed by the Friends of Doubleday Field committee. 

 COOPERSTOWN — National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend 2020 got more interesting with the Sunday, Dec. 8, announcement of the election of Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons by the Modern Baseball Era Committee.

A holiday reception for the “Not-the-Taj Winter Watch” art show will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Art Garage at 689 Beaver Meadow Road outside Cooperstown. 

SPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes has confirmed that rescued German shepherd Zoe doesn’t have cancer and will stay local.

State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Milford, will have a challenger in next year’s election in New York’s 51st district as Middleburgh farmer Jim Barber, a Democrat, announced in a media release Monday, Dec. 2, he will try to keep Seward from a ninth term.

COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County government will include a county administrator beginning in 2020, after the position was approved by the Board of Representatives at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 197 Main St. 

The Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump will have to wait until 2021 to celebrate its 25th year, as organizers have announced the 2020 jump will be canceled because of a car accident that affected the jump's founders.

The village of Cooperstown’s Board of Trustees passed two laws regarding zoning after lengthy public hearings at the board’s monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 25, in the village board room at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

MILFORD — Staff and administrators at the Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon on Monday for more than 150 students in the alternative education and Innovative Programs.

ALBANY — Sales tax collections, an important source of revenue for local governments, rose a brisk 6.3% in New York in the quarter ending September 30 compared to the same period a year earlier, new state government data shows.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host its Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, with family-friendly activities throughout the day in the museum.

Zoe, the German shepherd found with a missing leg in the town of Exeter, is thriving at her new foster home, according to Susquehanna SPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

The Clark Sports Center is partnering with the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce to host the “Rockin Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run and Walk” on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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WESTFORD - The life of Jeremy McCaffery will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 9, the first anniversary of his passing. Family members and friends are welcome for light refreshments and are encouraged to share their memories and stories of Jeremy anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sunset Pavilion at …

WESTFORD - The life of Jeremy McCaffery will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 9, the first anniversary of his passing. Family members and friends are welcome for light refreshments and encouraged to share their memories and stories of Jeremy anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sunset Pavilion at Bett…