Milling, Paving, Work for SR 97 Begins

It's creating a dust storm, but once complete portions of Front, Read and Main Streets will look like new. NYSDOT crews are milling and repaving the streets in the village that were torn up and disrupted when the new water lines were installed last summer....

Baseball Champions Honored at Banquet

D-H baseball coach Ryan Smith, pictured above, gave out awards during the banquet honoring the D-H Class D State Championship Baseball team held Tuesday, August 2 at The Hancock House Hotel. [Photo by Cindy Ray] Players on the Deposit-Hancock 2022 New York State...

Hancock Partners Host Night of Jazz at Old Capitol Theater

Gregory Tardy on the Baritone Saxophone on stage at the Old Capitol Theater by Cindy R Ray A community mixer hosted by The Hancock Partners featuring music by the Gregory Tardy Trio at the Old Capitol Theater drew a large crowd on Friday August 5. Mike Argiros,...

Air Plant Terrarium Workshop at Robert W. Nichol Nature Center

Air Plant Arrangements--A workshop to make air plant terrariums was held Saturday, August 7 at the Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve and Science Center in Hancock. Pictured above are Hancock residents Chris and Joanne Sommaruga showing off their finished creations....

Athletes Past and Present Recognized at Hancock’s First Field of Dreams Celebration

Members of John Edward “Honest Eddie” Murphy’s family gather in front of The Field of Dreams backdrop on Saturday, July 30, during Hancock’s first Field of Dreams celebration honoring Hancock native and baseball great “Honest Eddie Murphy.” The celebration also...

Picture of the Week

Brianna Wrighter takes second place at the Spinning Wheels Productions Queens Clash Demolition Derby at the Otsego County Fair in Morris New York on August 4, 2022.


Mary E. Swartwout

Mary E. Swartwout

May 29, 1930 to August 1, 2022 Mary Etta Swartwout, 92, of Hancock, NY, died on Monday,...

Carol Ann White

Carol Ann White

December 21, 1944 to July 21, 2022 On Thursday July 21, 2022 Carol Ann White, loving...

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Through the Years

100 Years Ago

From the Week of August 10

Measles and Mosquitoes Dr. Royal S. Copeland, Commissioner of Health for the City of New York, makes the flat assertion that measles can be completely wiped out in this country in forty-eight hours....

75 Years Ago

From the Thursday, August 14, 1947 Issue

Bark Peeling at East Branch George Swartwout and Oliver Seely Wield the Spuds It may sound like a “believe it or not” statement, but nevertheless bark peeling of hemlock logs has been going on at...

50 Years Ago

From the Thursday, August 10, 1972 Issue

Driver Hospitalized After Tractor-Trailer Crash Near East Branch Harry B. Waller, 24, of Jamaica was admitted to Read Memorial Hospital at 8:30 a.m., Monday after he was injured when a...

25 Years Ago

From the Wednesday, August 13, 1997 Issue

Becton-Dickinson 100th Birthday Celebration Becton Dickinson celebrated the company’s 100th birthday on August 2 at the annual picnic. The plant was open for tours, and employees received T-shirts...

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