Richfield Springs, NY


Richfield Springs Discusses Changing Its School Mascot

Richfield Springs Central School District has begun a look at whether to change the school mascot. Due to a recent state court decision the New York State Education Department has directed all districts with Native American mascots to switch or lose state aid. Districts have until June to say they will change and then have until 2025 to transition to a new mascot.
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Crafters Wanted in Richfield Springs

Applications are currently being accepted for two popular craft events in Richfield Springs--the 42nd Annual Friendship Craft Festival to be held on Saturday, June 10 in Spring Park and the 3rd Annual Fall Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at the Cullen Pumpkin, 587 Cullen Road. Both events are sponsored by the Church Of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs.

Million-dollar rental home on Otsego Lake destroyed by fire

MIDDLEFIELD, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A million-dollar log cabin on Otsego Lake was destroyed by fire Monday night. Someone from across the lake spotted the smoke around 9 p.m. and called 911. Fire crews arrived on Valenza Lane to find the log cabin fully engulfed in flames. According to the...

5-hour standoff ends peacefully in Jordanville

Police were called to a home in Jordanville to investigate a report of shots fired Sunday night. An elderly man was taken into custody around midnight and sent for a mental health evaluation. Elderly man sent for mental health evaluation following 5-hour standoff in Jordanville. A welfare check turned into...

Fire destroys home on Back Alley Road in Hartwick

HARTWICK, N.Y. – Fire crews from more than a dozen departments were called to battle a fire that ultimately destroyed a home in Hartwick Monday morning. The fire broke out just after 8:30 a.m. at 11 Back Alley Road. Otsego County Fire Coordinator Victor Jones says there were three...

Town of Middlefield home fully engulfed in flames Monday night

TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD, N.Y. -- Firefighters from several companies are battling a fire just off County Route 31 in the Town of Middlefield. The home is located just South of Glimmerglass State Park and sits right on the lake. The home was fully engulfed in flames as of 9 p.m. Crews from Cooperstown, Springfield and Richfield responded with others on standby.

Run For Office

There is still time to run for village office in West Winfield. The General Election for The Village of West Winfield will be Tuesday, March 21. Pick up nominating petitions for the positions of Village Mayor and two Village Trustees. Each position is for a two-year period. Petitions are available...

Otsego County DOH offering vaccination clinic on Feb. 6

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Otsego County Department of Health will offer a vaccination clinic on Feb. 6 from 4-6 p.m. The DOH will offer Bivalent COVID-19 boosters at the Otsego County Meadows Complex in the EMS/Civil Service Classroom. The complex is located at 140 County Hwy 33 West, in Cooperstown.

Codes Officer Still Sought

The Town of Winfield Board met recently to discuss new business. The Mount Markham Optimist Club spoke with the Board to request the purchase of new aluminum bleachers at the Little League and Softball fields in the Town Park. The Board approved a resolution for the purchase of the four bleachers at a cost of $6,808.

Cold Brook Man Arrested on Felony Weapons Charge

TOWN OF OHIO-A 73 year old Cold Brook man was arrested on a felony guns and weapons charge in the Village of Herkimer Friday afternoon. New York State Police from the Herkimer Barracks charged George E. Blackshear with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree-3 or more Weapons, a Class D felony. Blackshear was released with a cash bail of $10.00. The incident was still pending investigation as of press time.

Victory²; Cooperstown senior leads Hawkeyes past Sauquoit

SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Sauquoit Valley hosted Cooperstown in a girls’ volleyball game Monday night, trying to give the Hawkeyes just their second loss of the season. Cooperstown fought through a tough Sauquoit team though, led by Braeden Victory’s 13 kills on the way to a 3-1 victory.