Constitution Pipeline Denied

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Governor Andrew Cuomo denied the 401 Water Quality Certificates required under the Clean Water Act because the application “fails to meet the New York State’s water quality standards.”  This is great news! 124 miles of forests, fields and streams remain protected.  And we remain vigilant. It is expected that Constitution […] Read more »

Sacred Sites Open House

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  Join Otsego 2000 and the New York Landmarks Conservancy in opening your doors for the Sacred Sites Open House weekend, May 21-22, 2016. This event offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase your church’s architecture and history. Need help planning your Open House?  A tool kit is available here. To be included […] Read more »

Call for Nominations for Historic Preservation Awards

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Otsego 2000 is now accepting nominations for its Historic Preservation Awards. These awards honor individuals and groups in Otsego and Schoharie Counties who have worked hard to document, preserve and protect the historic homes, storefronts, commercial and agricultural buildings that contribute to our communities’ sense of place. Nominations for the […] Read more »

Perspectives on Gas Infrastructure

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Nicole Dillingham, President, Board of Directors, Otsego 2000 Within months of the announcement of a fracking ban in New York, it became clear that New York intended to prohibit fracking within its borders, while nonetheless converting power plants to be fueled by fracked gas extracted in Pennsylvania. In this way it […] Read more »

Farmers Market Recruits LOCAL Products


If you produce a food product which is farm-raised, or hand-made featuring locally grown ingredients or materials, you may be interested in selling your product at a Farmers Market. The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is now recruiting new vendors for the 2016 Season. The Saturday Market features 30 vendors and operates […] Read more »

In Memoriam: Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr.


On February 13, 2016, our community gathered to remember Henry S.F. Cooper, our founder and chairman, along with many of those from his limitless circle of friends. Nicole Dillingham, President of Otsego 2000’s Board of Directors, gave the following eulogy at the memorial service. HENRY S.F. COOPER Good afternoon Lizzie, Hannah, […] Read more »