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There was a time when I never would have missed the opening day of trout season. Well, when I lived in the Adirondacks and we had real winters, April 1 usually had two feet of snow and high water. So I missed a few. It made trout fishing rather difficult to say the least.

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Just short of two weeks after announcing his intentions to transfer from University of North Carolina-Charlotte, former Cooperstown boys basketball star Tyler Bertram announced via Twitter on Wednesday, April 1, his plans to continue his collegiate career at Binghamton University.

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While large gatherings are not safe because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Students Against Destructive Decisions is nonetheless aiming to do its part to make sure future gatherings are.

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The Basketball Coaches Association of New York released its award-winners for the 2019-20 season, with several local athletes and coaches being recognized.

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With most sports on hiatus due to the threat of COVID-19, trout season is set to open in New York on Wednesday, April 1, and local anglers are hoping to capitalize on spreading the sport’s popularity at a time when other sports are on hold.

If you drive north on Route 30, the road wanders along the Sacandaga River. Just before reaching Speculator, there’s a scenic pull off on the right. There, across Duck Bay, lie the Siamese Ponds Wilderness and the Kunjamuk River. All of the area accessible by roads belongs to Lyme Paper Comp…

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Dr. Robert Zayas, the executive director of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association, said Monday that it was with great disappointment that his organization had elected to cancel the remaining winter state championships.

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The New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association announced Monday, March 23, that it was canceling its remaining winter state championships because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

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According to a tweet from Dr. Robert Zayas, executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, there will be no state basketball tournaments, and any remaining championships are canceled.

Oneonta senior boys basketball player Graham Wooden announced Sunday, March 22, his decision to play collegiate basketball for Mansfield University.

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Cooperstown All Star Village announced Saturday, March 21, that it was deferring decisions about its upcoming summer season, with plans to announce potential cancellations due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 on a rolling basis.

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COOPERSTOWN — First, Major League Baseball canceled spring training and postponed opening day. Two days later, on Saturday, March 14, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced that Sunday afternoon it was closing indefinitely in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

There was supposed to be a supermoon the other night, so I went out on the deck to take a look. As I stood there, I heard a beautiful crescendo of howls, yodels and yips. A pack of coyotes was not far away. Like the loon, those melodies are a true sign of nature, and I love to hear them echo…

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Area winter sports teams waiting to hear about suspended state tournaments now know when they’ll know their team’s fate.

I was thinking back many years to my first fire tower and all those that possibly lie ahead. Back in 1969 I moved to the Adirondacks to teach. Shortly after my arrival I was asked to lead the Boy Scout troop in town. The previous leader was too old to take the boys on hikes and camp-outs, bu…

Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 finally affected local high schools sports Thursday, March 12, as the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association announced in a press release on its website that all winter championships were “postponed indefinitely.”

While playoffs for local high school teams have not yet been affected, potential schedule changes crept closer Wednesday as the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association announced its first changes because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Senior boys basketball players from across the Midstate Athletic Conference gathered in Sidney for an exhibition basketball game Tuesday, March 10, with a team from Delaware and Otsego counties edging a squad from Chenango and Broome counties, 104-96, in overtime.

Unatego’s Jacob Haqq recorded a leap of 46-11.25 to win the boys triple and claim state gold Saturday, March 7, during the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field State Championships at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island.

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PORTLANDVILLE - Paul J. Levine, 93, of Portlandville, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020. He was born June 9, 1926, in Watertown, a son of Florence (Cough) and Arthur Edward LaVine. Paul married Bernice M. Pierce on May 10, 1952. He worked as a farmer for many years and at JC Penney in Oneont…

SIDNEY CENTER - Lillian A. (Mayo) Hornbeck, 93, formerly of Sidney Center, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Sawdy) Mayo. She was born in Cannonsville, on April 22, 1926. She was ma…