News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.
Click for classifieds of Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County. Click for jobs in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County. Click for dining, entertainment, and things to do in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County. Click for real estate listings in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of OTsego County. click for cars, trucks, and other vehicles in oneonta, cooperstown, and all of otsego county. click for funeral homes, flower shops, and other businesses that specialize in= remembrance in oneonta, cooperstown, and all of otsego county. Click for more great ads from local businesses in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and all of Otsego County.
Tourist Arrested For Assault, Hate Crime

Tourist Arrested For Assault,

Charged With A Bias Crime

Lawrence Mileo
Lawrence Mileo

COOPERSTOWN – A South Carolina man was charged with assaulting a woman after allegedly  yelling racial slurs at her during a confrontation in a Cooperstown restaurant, Cooperstown Police Chief Michael Covert reports.

Lawrence Andrew Mileo, 50, was arrested the Monday after Induction Weekend after a complaint of a physical dispute was made at a local restaurant.

According to police, Mileo allegedly called a 33-year-old African American woman, also from out of state, numerous derogatory names related to her race, then intentionally punched her in the face.

The Cooperstown Emergency Squad responded to the scene and provided medical care for the victim.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Here’s What To Look For In ID-ing Terror Suspects
MEMO TO INNKEEPERS

Here’s What To Look For

In ID-ing  Terror Suspects

homland security logoCOOPERSTOWN – If guests deny housekeeping staff access to their rooms for several days, let us know, the state Homeland Security & Emergency Services Division advised Cooperstown area innkeepers in the days prior to this year’s Hall of Fame Induction.

The detailed memo, in many cases delivered personally to hoteliers, contains 13 potential tips that something may not be right with hotel guests.

READ HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO TO HOTELIERS
SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Julia Georgia, 98; Oneonta Native Raised 11 Children

IN MEMORIAM: Julia Georgia, 98;

Oneonta Native Raised 11 Children

Julia Lynch Georgia
Julia Lynch Georgia

ONEONTA – Oneonta native Julia Agnes Georgia, 98, who raised nine daughters and two sons in Unadilla, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 20, surrounded by her daughters.

Julia was born in Oneonta on May 29, 1918. She married Harold Georgia in Inglewood, Calif., in 1943.  While he served in World War II, in part as a prisoner of war, she lived at her parents’ home in Oneonta. When he was released in 1945, he met his daughter Joanne for the first time.

The couple then moved to Unadilla and settled there to raise their family.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
2 GIFTS TO OTSEGO COUNTY

2 GIFTS TO OTSEGO COUNTY

Governor Cuomo’s $10 Million,

Plus Griffey Jr.-Piazza Bonanza

How much good economic news can we stand? Plenty, judging from this week's editions. The front page of Hometown Oneonta is a poster celebrating Governor Cuomo's choice of Oneonta as recipients of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization grant, an award aimed at nudging the City of the Hills over the "tipping point" to renewed prosperity. The Freeman's Journal records the good economic news from the huge, just-completed Inductions of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, which brought the second-largest crowd – an estimated 50,000 – to the county last weekend. Plus, photo after photo of local people enjoying all that Induction Weekend has to offer.
How much good economic news can we stand? Plenty, judging from this week’s editions. The front page of Hometown Oneonta is a poster celebrating Governor Cuomo’s choice of Oneonta as recipient of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization grant, a record-sized award aimed at nudging the City of the Hills over the “tipping point” to renewed prosperity. The Freeman’s Journal records the good economic news from the huge, just-completed Hall of Fame inductions of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, which brought the second-largest crowd – an estimated 50,000 – to the county last weekend. Plus, photo after photo of local people enjoying all that Induction Weekend has to offer, and much more.
EDITIONS AVAILABLE AT THESE FINE ESTABLISHMENTS
TRY CONVENIENCE OF FREEMAN’S JOURNAL DELIVERY
SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
HOUSING VISIONS BECOMES REALITY

GROUNDBREAKING MAKES IT OFFICIAL

HOUSING VISIONS

BECOMES REALITY

Dignitaries participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking this afternoon at Housing Visions 60-unit development, Oneonta Heights, at the end of Oneonta’s Spruce Street Extension. From left are Ben Lockwood, Housing Vision’s vice president/business development; Tony Lyons, vice president, National Equity Fund; Opportunities for Otsego President Dan Maskin; Assemblyman Bill McGee, D-Nelson, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford; Mayor Gary Herzig; James Rubin, state commissioner/president of Homes & Community Renewal, and Andrew D’Agostino, vice president/mortgage officer, Community Preservation Corp. “Governor Cuomo last week announced that Oneonta won $10 million in Downtown Revitalization funds, thanks to the city’s vision and commitment to a vibrant and affordable community,” said Rubin. “Oneonta Heights illustrate the type of investment we’ll be seeing more of under this initiative. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dignitaries participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking this afternoon at Housing Visions 60-unit development, Oneonta Heights, at Columbia and West streets. From left are Ben Lockwood, Housing Vision’s vice president/business development; Tony Lyons, vice president, National Equity Fund; Opportunities for Otsego President Dan Maskin; Assemblyman Bill McGee, D-Nelson, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford; Mayor Gary Herzig; James Rubin, state commissioner/president of Homes & Community Renewal, and Andrew D’Agostino, vice president/mortgage officer, Community Preservation Corp. “Governor Cuomo last week announced that Oneonta won $10 million in Downtown Revitalization funds, thanks to the city’s vision and commitment to a vibrant and affordable community,” said Rubin. “Oneonta Heights illustrate the type of investment we’ll be seeing more of under this initiative. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

DETAILS IN THIS WEEK’S HOMETOWN ONEONTA

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
100 Women Who Care Choose 2016 Recipient

100 Women Who Care 

Choose OFO as Recipient

Aida Rogers, Colleen Andrew, Cathy Deleski, Melinda Murdock, Terry Basdakis and Julia Goff pose for a photo on the stage at the B-Side Ballroom this evening where 100 Women Who Care Otsego donated $7,200 to OFO's Violence Intervention program. The group, now in it's fourth year, selects three charity organizations at random from selections offered by members. Representatives must then pitch their 501c3 program in front of the group for a chance to be chosen to receive the funds collected that year. Past winners have included The Lord's Table, Family Services and Athelas Therapeutic Riding. OFO's violence Intervention Program currently employs 12 people and offers emergency shelter, counseling, crime victim compensation, medical and crime accompaniment relief, and group counseling; all for free. In the past year they have served 63 women and 19 children, given 1900 counseling sessions, and taken 894 calls through their 24 hour hotline. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com
Aida Rogers, Colleen Andrew, Cathy Deleski, Melinda Murdock, Terry Basdakis and Julia Goff pose for a photo on the stage at the B-Side Ballroom this evening where 100 Women Who Care Otsego donated $7,200 to OFO’s Violence Intervention program. The group, now in it’s fourth year, selects three charity organizations at random from selections offered by members. Representatives must then pitch their 501c3 program in front of the group for a chance to be chosen to receive the funds collected that year. Past winners have included The Lord’s Table, Family Services and Athelas Therapeutic Riding. OFO’s violence Intervention Program currently employs 12 people and offers emergency shelter, counseling, crime victim compensation, medical and crime accompaniment relief, and group counseling; all for free. In the past year they have served 63 women and 19 children, given 1900 counseling sessions, and taken 894 calls through their 24 hour hotline. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Save

Save

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Commissioner of Housing and Urban Renewal Tours Downtown

State Homes Commissioner

Tours ‘The New Downtown’

Mayor Gary Herzig and Sandy Mathis lead a tour of 'The New Downtown', area of Market Street slated for development thanks to the $10 million dollars the city received last week. On the tour was Senator Jim Seward, commissioner of homes and urban renewal James Reuben, president of the office of Community Renewal Chris Leo, program director for the economic development program Jason Purvis, Meg Hungerford, Jeff House and Jeff Bishop. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
James Rubin, state commissioner of Homes & Community Renewal, foreground, completed a tour of Oneonta’s downtown a few minutes ago, hosted  by, from left, Mayor Gary Herzig, Otsego Now President Sandy Mathes and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.  The group examined “The New Downtown,” the Market Street slated for development thanks to the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Grant the city received from the Cuomo Administration last week.  Jeff House, interim Community Development director, and Herzig gave brief summaries of  downtown businesses and discussed future restaurant and housing projects.  On Market Street, they described the “food hub,” transportation center, housing and parking plans.  “There is still a glow here in the city since the announcement last week.” said Mathes. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Save

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Tourism Benefit To County Keeps Growing, Study Says

Tourism Benefit To County

Keeps Growing, Study Says

COUNTY LOGOCOOPERSTOWN – With the county Board of Representatives due to vote Wednesday, Aug. 3, on extending a tourism-promotion contract, the state Division of tourism & Tourism Economics has released a survey showing the sector continues to grow in Otsego County.

The percentage of state and local taxes generated from the Otsego County tourism industry nearly doubled in 2015, according to Destination Marketing of Otsego County, the privatized tourism-promotion effort.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Doris Tiffany, 77; Operated Coachlines With Husband

IN MEMORIAM: Doris Tiffany, 77;

Operated Coachlines With Husband

ONEONTA – Doris Marie Tiffany, 77, a partner with her husband in Pathfinder Coachlines, peacefully passed away in her sleep early Sunday morning, July 24, 2016 at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.

She was born on May 8, 1939, in Oneonta, a daughter of the late Ken and Marie (Leonard) Harvey.  Doris grew up in Oneonta and attended Oneonta schools.  On Dec. 29, 1956, Doris married Jack M. Tiffany in Oneonta.  The couple celebrated 47 years of marriage together until Jack’s passing in April 2003.

SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Trustees May Form New ‘Entity’ To Confer With Hall On Induction

Trustees May Form New ‘Entity’

To Confer With Hall On Induction

Vin Russo, Mickey’s Place proprietor, (back to camera), suggests to the Cooperstown Village Board at this evening meeting that it form an “entity” to interface with the Hall of Fame over issues that rose during this Induction Weekend, then to do so again in advance of future Inductions. “There were a lot of things that did come up,” said Russo. “While it is fresh in our minds, I think we should discuss what we might do about it.” One current issue is the metal fences the Hall installs along Main Street, how close they should be to the curbs and whether there are sufficient breaks for people to cross the street. Further, Russo said, often people don’t know where to raise questions, with Village Hall, the Baseball Hall, police or whatever. After he departed, Trustee Cindy Falk said, “I think Vinnie’s idea is a good one.” Mayor Jeff Katz assigned the question to Falk’s Economic Development Committee, with perhaps forming such an entity during August. Seated, from left, are Trustees Jim Dean, Falk and Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, Village Attorney Martin Tillapaugh, Mayor Katz, Village Clerk Teri Barown, and Trustees Richard Sternberg and Lou Allstadt. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Vin Russo, Mickey’s Place proprietor, (back to camera), suggests to the Cooperstown Village Board this evening that it form an “entity” to interface with the Hall of Fame over issues that arose during this Induction Weekend, then to do so again in advance of future Inductions. “There were a lot of things that did come up,” said Russo. “While it is fresh in our minds, I think we should discuss what we might do about it.” One current issue is the metal fences the Hall installs along Main Street, how close they are to curbs and whether there are sufficient breaks for people to cross the street. Further, Russo said, often people don’t know where to raise questions, with Village Hall, the Baseball Hall, police or whomever. After he departed, Trustee Cindy Falk said, “I think Vinnie’s idea is a good one.” Mayor Jeff Katz assigned the question to Falk’s Economic Development Committee, to do something perhaps as soon as August. Seated, from left, are Trustees Jim Dean, Falk and Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, Mayor Katz, Village Clerk Teri Barown, and Trustees Richard Sternberg and Lou Allstadt. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Posts navigation

21 Railroad Ave. Cooperstown, New York 13326 • (607) 547-6103