Press Release: High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Banned in New York State


  PRESS RELEASE December 17, 2014 Otsego 2000 is gratified by the decision taken today by Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens to prohibit high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Today, the Governor kept his promise to make the decision based on science. The acting Commissioner of Public […] Read more »

Final version of Compendium of Health Risks

Gas wells are becoming part of the landscape near the proposed M

Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians along with Scientists and Engineers for Health Energy  pulled together information on a growing body of health studies that have been issued since 2009, when the state Department of Environmental Conservation first issued its potential environmental roadmap for fracking. The groups produced its […] Read more »

Otsego 2000 Calls for Sign-ons to FERC Scoping Comments on Dominion New Market Project

FERC Dominion map

Nicole Dillingham, president of the board of directors, and Keith Schue, member of Otsego 2000’s Environmental Stewardship Committee, have prepared thorough and substantive comments on FERC’s scoping process with regard to the Dominion New Market pipeline expansion. This project, if allowed to move forward, would significantly expand the compressor station […] Read more »

Give the gift of local food & artisan wares this holiday season


Gift Certificates for the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market   Give the gift of local food & artisan wares!     Cooperstown Farmers’ Market gift certificates can be bought anytime.  Contact Lyn Weir at Otsego 2000: Market or 547-6195   Cooperstown Farmers’ Market: Over 40 vendors Fresh produce, local meats, cheese, maple syrup, […] Read more »

Article: History of Lake Otsego Roads, By Hugh Macdougall


  History of Lake Otsego Roads Hugh MacDougall, Cooperstown Village Historian   Introduction   This is a quick introduction to the roads that have surrounded Lake Otsego since the late 1700s, compiled from a variety of sources. It does not pretend to be complete, but should give an idea of […] Read more »

Glimmerglass Film Days November 7-9, 2014

GFD poster OUTLINES V2 Sept 10

GLIMMERGLASS FILM DAYS Glimmerglass Film Days, a showcase for powerful films reflecting humanity’s complex relationships with the natural world, will take place November 7-9, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. The festival features screenings of several award-winning films, as well as encounters and collaborations with internationally known artists, activists and aficionados in […] Read more »