The area’s first baby of the year here in Otsego County was at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown on New Year's Day according to AllOTSEGO. Allan Cotton decided to arrive a week early at 9:31 a.m. but is a healthy 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 22 inches long.  Allan's parents are Mallory Diederichs and Scott Cotton from Dolgeville, NY.

Allan Cotton (Credit: AllOTSEGO)

And here's a fun fact: In 2020, 997 babies were born at the Bassett Birthing Center. Will we see more births in 2021? Only the stork knows.

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