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Cooperstown teacher allegedly had 50 images, videos of child pornography
An Otsego County teacher facing child porn charges could remain jailed while awaiting the outcome of his case. Justin Hobbie, 41, of Springfield Center, has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography using an online peer-to-peer file sharing program from June to November of 2018.
'Fill the Ambulance' replenishes local food pantry
There was an ambulance parked outside of the Price Chopper grocery store Saturday in Cooperstown — but not in response to an emergency. The ambulance was part of Cooperstown Emergency Squad’s “Fill the Ambulance” food drive to benefit the Cooperstown Food Pantry.
Stunning Tudor Mansion In Sight Of Ski Areas In Hudson Valley
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Imagine the sounds of music and opera that once filled this magnificent country mansion. From a grand ballroom to two glass-enclosed summer patios, the home is meant for elegance and comfort at the same time. This listing originally appeared on realtor.com.
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
Hobbie calls off hearing, opts to stay in jail
A federal court detention hearing for Cooperstown physical education teacher Justin Hobbie, slated to be held next week, has been canceled, authorities confirmed late Thursday.
Oneonta man charged with attempted murder
An Oneonta man is facing charges of attempted murder after a domestic dispute Wednesday, according to Oneonta City Police Chief Douglas Brenner. David C. Thomas, 28, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, as well as first-degree assault, as well as first-degree strangulation.
HP girls hold on for win over Cooperstown
Oriskany downs M-E Oriskany got 18 points from Aeron Hamm and beat Morrisville-Eaton, 55-46. Oriskany held an 11-6 lead after the first quarter, then pushed the lead to 41-34 after the third quarter.
Officials elaborate on taxes, inspections for day rentals
Short-term rentals yield tax funds for counties but can be difficult to track and regulate. Airbnb automatically collects occupancy taxes from users visiting the counties that charge them, including Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties. The taxes are sent to municipal treasurers; this was not cle
UPDATE - Winter Weather Advisory Expended
UTICA, NY - The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Weather Advisory they posted earlier in the day on Saturday. The area now includes all of the Mohawk Valley, including Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenago and Delaware Counties. The Advisory is in effect from 2:00AM Sunday until 8:00PM S
County board wraps up year, budget details
The Otsego County Board of Representatives met Friday to finish budgetary housekeeping before the end of the year. The board will hold its reorganization meeting Jan. 2, 2019, during which a chair and vice chair of the board will be elected and committee assignments made.
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Knifepoint rape in Chenango County leads to NY parolee's arrest
A New York State parolee has been accused of sexually assaulting a victim at knifepoint in Chenango County. Dustin C. Freeman, 30, of Morris in Otsego County, was charged Dec. 5 with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
FPF: Today’s the Day
After years of debate and struggle, ups and downs, will he and won’t he, today is the day. A journey which began 32 years ago has finally come to this moment. Back in Seattle, the Mariners are mired in another disappointing, though expectedly mediocre, season. But that doesn’t matter today. No, toda
Giovagnoli leads Oneonta wrestling to win
Tony Giovagnoli got the night started for Oneonta wrestling with a pin of Unatego/Unadilla Valley's Travis Knapp at 160 pounds, and the Yellowjackets won, 63-15. Giovagnoli's win improves his record to 12-1. Teammate Richie Serafin took a forfeit at 220 pounds, making him 13-0 overall. Devin Gould w
Parents seek answers in the arrest of Cooperstown High School teacher
COOPERSTOWN -- The Cooperstown Central School District held a forum Wednesday night to discuss the arrest of a teacher. Parents and students came out seeking answers in the arrest of the Cooperstown Junior-Senior High School physical education teacher. Justin Hobbie is facing charges of receiving an
Three arrested in mass deer killing
Three Otsego County residents were arrested last week in connection with an incident of illegal poaching last month, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Village gets $1M to help renovate Doubleday Field
The renovation of Doubleday Field gained an additional $1 million in grant funding Tuesday, part of $5 million secured so far for the historic Village of Cooperstown landmark. Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh thanked outgoing Assemblyman Bill Magee for his assistance in securing $1 million through the State a
Randy's Harptones to make December performances
The nine member harmonica band, Randy’s Harptones, will be playing several holiday-themed shows this month. The group will take a winter hiatus after making the rounds for Christmas performances. The band’s repertoire this month will be all Christmas carols.
CCS hosts talk on teacher's child porn arrest
Concerned Cooperstown Central School parents attended a meeting in the school auditorium Wednesday night to review student resources in light of the federal charges brought against a teacher last week for receipt and distribution of child pornography.
SUNY Purchase student from Oneonta charged with hate crime for Nazi posters
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP/WBNG) — A student at SUNY Purchase College has been arrested for spreading Nazi-themed posters on campus. The Westchester County District Attorney says 18-year-old Gunnar Hassard of Oneonta was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of aggravated harassment, a hate crime.