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DEC officers treat sick hawk, owl

State Department of Environmental Conservation officers helped rescue two wild birds, according to a media release. On Sept. 3, DEC officers Russell Fetterman and Ryan Wing, a recent graduate of the 21st Basic Academy on Aug. 25, rescued an ill great horned owl in the Otsego County town of Laurens.

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-20 23:47:57

Author to speak at SUNY Oneonta

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race," will give a lecture and meet with students at SUNY Oneonta on Monday, Sept. 25. The college chose Shetterly's book for its 2017 Common Read, a diversity-related

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-21 00:12:22

From the Librarian by David Kent: 'Coach Wooden and Me' touches writer's heart

The Village Library will be hosting several events this weekend. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday will be "Open Mic Night" sponsored by the Friends of Music and Arts (FOMA). At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, former Cooperstown Elementary School Principal Teresa Gorman will read the children's book "I Am Jazz." From

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Seward returns to Hartwick as adjunct

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford is teaching a course at his alma mater, Hartwick College, as an adjunct professor for the fall 2017 semester. Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich asked Seward this spring if he would be interested in teaching a course in the political science department,

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-21 00:25:05

'Friends' group grows help

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matt Hazzard knows the power of "Friends Helping Friends." "Friends Helping Friends was created to help me, so I told them, if they were going to do it for me, they'd better do it for other people," Hazzard said. "To their credit, they did keep it g

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

'Million Dollar Arm' leads off Hall Film Festival

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 12th Annual Film Festival will get underway on Friday with a screening of "Million Dollar Arm." The 2014 Walt Disney Pictures release tells the story of pitchers Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh, who were discovered by agent J.B. Bernstein in India. The fi

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Illinois student shoots classmate in high school cafeteria

The main entrance to Mattoon High School Wednesday afternoon after a shooting that left one student injured took place that morning. The suspected gunman was taken into custody by Mattoon Police.Keith Stewart An Illinois high school teacher subdued a school shooter who wounded a fellow student Wedne

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 00:37:00

Knight Time by Tom Knight: Partisanship has stained our system

It has been almost two years that I've been writing for The Crier. The count is about 40 columns now, something I look back on and really can't believe. Writing for the paper has changed the way I think, write and flesh out ideas that I have. I've written on everything from Quiz Team, Bob Dylan, tax

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Syracuse alumni teach at Springbrook clinic

The clean, bright gymnasium's bleachers were brimming with excited Springbrook students and faculty last week. Tacked on the walls above them were banners the kids had made with colorful orange lettering announcing "Springbrook loves Syracuse U" and "Springbrook Scorpions," the Special Olympics bask

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

COLUMN: How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary accomplishment: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. But Republican hopes were dashed by one of their own, Sen. Joh

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:45:00

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but that's not because it wasn't available to homeowners The National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, underwrites most coverage and actu

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Former players in NFL concussion settlement may be victimized by predatory practices

PHILADELPHIA - With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players. In an exploratory h

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

William H. Zoeller, 92, Cooperstown; Developed Lake Front Hotel, Marina

COOPERSTOWN - William Henry Zoeller, owner of Lake Front Hotel and Cooperstown Marine, passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 17, 2017, at his home in Lakeland Shores surrounded by his family. He was 92. Born March 10, 1925, in Ozone Park, Queens, Bill was the only child of Michael G. and Lena P. (Schrei

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2017-09-20 15:46:41

Betty J. Wellman, 92; 50-Year Boy Scout Council Employee

Betty Jane Wellman LAURENS - Betty J. Wellman, 92, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Oneonta, after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. During the last days she had the comfort and support of her family by her side. She was born Oct. 18, 1924, i

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2017-09-19 01:32:33

Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, a man walks out of the 666 Fifth Avenue office tower owned by the Kushner Cos. in New York. Kushner Cos., the real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of the 1,032-unit Quail Rid

POST-STAR - 2017-09-18 15:43:52

America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 11:32:00

Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico with force not seen in 'modern history'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to high ground and huddled in shelters hoping to withstand powerhouse winds that have already left death and devastation a

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 11:40:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00