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Otsego County man arrested on DWI, other charges following four crashes

OTEGO, N.Y. -- An Otsego County man is facing charges for allegedly driving drunk and causing four separate crashes as a result on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says they arrested Robert Braun, 53 of Otego, after several motor vehicle crashes that started in Oneonta, and ended in Otego.


Some Otsego County residents blame Frontier for a lack of sleep

Otsego County, N.Y. - Imagine not being able to call 911 in an emergency. Sadly, it's a problem all too familiar for some residents in Otsego County and it's a problem so bad that many are blaming their landline service provider Frontier for their lack of sleep some nights.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Coop overwhelms TI, advances in Section III

All nine Cooperstown players scored and the Hawkeye defense allowed just five field goals as second-seeded Coop dispatched No. 15 Thousand Islands, 71-20, in the second round of the Section III Class C boys basketball tournament.


Gov. Larry Hogan hopes to revive Amazon's interest in Maryland for HQ2 as New York deal crumbles

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he has talked with Amazon officials following the company's decision to back out of building part of its East Coast headquarters in New York City.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


New task force to tackle animal abuse in Otsego County

OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Law enforcement agencies in Otsego county are teaming up with the Susquehanna SPCA in Cooperstown to help crack down on animal cruelty. The SPCA, Otsego County Sheriff’s Office, and Otsego County District Attorney’s Office have formed a new task force to deal with the gr


Volunteers cover laundry for people in need

An Otsego County business is chipping in to make laundry less taxing for those in need. The mission of Laundry Love is simple: to bring neighbors together to help wash the clothes and bedding of low- and no-income people.


In Your Opinion: Otsego should do more to protect dogs

New York requires that dogs, if kept outdoors, receive shelter that has a waterproof roof, is structurally sound with insulation appropriate to local climate conditions and sufficient to protect dogs from inclement weather and is constructed to allow each dog adequate freedom of movement to make nor


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Districts take action after tragic school shootings

BAINBRIDGE, N.Y. (WBNG) — In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting, several school districts in our area said they would reevaluate their safety procedures. Some took it a step further.


Volunteers are key to shelter's success

Everyone needs a soft place to land when they’ve had a rough time, and a safe place to recuperate. The same is true of homeless dogs and cats, many of which wind up at Susquehanna SPCA near Cooperstown when they are down on their luck.


Milford church destroyed two years ago bouncing back

MILFORD, N.Y. -- The Milford church that was set on fire and destroyed two years ago is bouncing back. "All Otsego" posted a couple of pictures inside the new Milford United Methodist Church.


Officer assault case against NY man bound to court

A case against a Bainbridge, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an officer has been bound to McKean County Court. John T. Winn, 32, appeared for a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; terroristic threats, a first-d


Business Beat: Tractor Supply seeks donations for FFA

Tractor Supply Company is collecting donations for its “Grants for Growing” program, which provides funding for sustainable agriculture projects, including school gardens and beekeeping stations, through a partnership with agricultural education nonprofit Future Farmers of America.


Cops: Sex offender faked address

Otsego County sheriff's deputies said a Fly Creek man, a registered sex offender, was arrested Feb. 8 on a felony charge of failure to notify officials of an address change within 10 days.


Main Street shop launches storewide clearance sale

The owners of a downtown clothing store and boutique in Oneonta said they intend to generate foot traffic during the post-holiday retail slump with a storewide clearance sale. The sale was announced last week, heralded by a banner behind the cash register, full-scale posters sprawled across the doub


Library: Closure will be longer than expected

Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta announced Wednesday that its closure for renovations has been extended. Due to ongoing construction, the library will be closed until some time during the week of Feb. 17. The re-opening will be announced the day before it occurs.


Oh, the places you’ll go in Hamilton, NY: CNY book and authors

Readers of all ages are invited to attend “Seuss Saturday” in Hamilton on March 2 with a focus on exploring “all the places you’ll go” in terms of potential careers and artistic pursuits.


Police set sights on different suspect in Oneonta deadly arson

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Officials have released more information on the arson case in Oneonta where a former firefighter was killed. The Otsego County district attorney says the nature of the evidence that lead them away from their initial suspect and lead to the release of Terrence Truitt from police cust