State Police will be at "Kathy" vigil

11/22/2017

State Police are hoping a short candlelight vigil and march being held next Tuesday in memory of Kathy Kolodziej will yield something 43 years of investigations and following up leads has not:
The answer to who killed her November 2, 1974.
The vigil is being organized by two local women who never knew Ms. Kolodziej, but want to honor her memory.
It will begin on the corner of North Grand and Main Streets near where Ms. Kolodziej was last seen leaving a popular SUNY Cobleskill and “townies” bar, the Stone Pony, and end across the street at Veterans Memoria ...

State Police will be at "Kathy" vigil

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Deputies injured in court incident

11/22/2017

Three Schoharie County Deputy Sheriffs working security at the County Court were injured on last Wednesday morning when a spectator at a court proceeding attacked a defendant being sentenced.
At 11:45am, Rickie C. Mickle, 37, of Middleburgh ran to a table where the defendant was sitting and started to assault him, according to police.
The deputies and a county Probation Officer who were in the court stopped the attack and in doing so, three deputies were injured, police said.
One officer suffered a facial injury when she struck her face on a wooden t ...

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C-R's Backpack Program gets a boost

11/22/2017

Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Backpack Program received two boosts at a recent school board meeting.
The Cobleskill Exchange Club gave $500 and Fenimore Asset Management gave $1,000 to the Backpack Program at a November 13 meeting.
The Backpack Program has C-R staffers fill backpacks with food and other supplies each Friday so that kids in need have something to eat every weekend.
All four C-R schools––Ryder, Radez, Golding and the high school––participate.
“It’s our responsibility to help these families,” the Exchange Club’s Ron Macan, who chai ...

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County budget approved; under tax cap

11/22/2017

Schoharie County supervisors were able to trim enough expenses and utilize some savings to get the 2018 under the state mandated tax cap.
Supervisors Friday afternoon approved a $89.3 million spending plan for next year that will increase the tax levy by $56,103 or .26 percent, though the actual tax rates hike will vary in the county’s 16 towns because of different equalization rates.
Cobleskill’s Leo McAllister, the head of the finance committee said he did not think there was a chance to get the spending plan under the tax cap.
The proposed budget ...

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Sharon planners OK farm subdivision

11/22/2017

By just a single vote, Sharon’s Joint Planning Board has approved the long-debated and often-argued subdivision of the Key farm on Staleyville Road.
The JPB’s 4-3 decision is contingent on DEC approval of a plan to mitigate the subdivision’s potential impact on the Northern Harrier—marsh hawk—which nests at the site.
Those talks—between DEC and NY Land & Lakes—which is purchasing the farm from Ray and Pamela Key, are already underway.
The vote came Thursday at the end of a public hearing on the 23-lot subdivision that like others before it, became he ...

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