Cobleskill man dies after being struck by police car

11/14/2018

Cobleskill man died Friday night after being struck by a village police car while crossing East Main Street.
The deceased is Gerard Roldan III, 26, and his death is just the latest in a series of tragic fatalities in Schoharie County this past week.
“It’s tragic for the victim, his family, our department and our community,” said Cobleskill Police Chief Rich Bialkowski.
He gave the following account:
Two village police cars were eastbound on East Main at about 10pm when a speeding vehicle passed them going westbound. Both police cars turned around ...

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Smoke leads police to fire, suicide

11/14/2018

Smoke spotted by a Schoharie County Sheriff’s Patrol Wednesday led to a gruesome find:
A victim inside a burned vehicle about 1,200 feet off Route 20, east of Route 145 in the Town of Sharon.
The cause of death has been ruled a suicide, said Sheriff’s Investigator Bruce Baker.
Following an autopsy, the victim has been identified as Victor Klemarow, 57, of 1642 State Route 20, Town of Sharon.
Investigator Baker said the deputy spotted a significant amount of smoke coming from a wooded area up behind a home on the south side of Route 10 at abo ...

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Sharon's Four Chaplains service just one of Veteran's Day events

11/14/2018

Sharon Springs honored its veterans—both those near and those far away—Friday with fellowship, food, and a Four Chaplains service conducted by members of the Sharon Springs American Legion.
Sharon’s senior citizens hosted the patriotic event at the fire house, recognizing veterans in the crowd and then honoring George Fox, Alexander Goode, Clark Poling, and John Washington, the four United States Army chaplains who died when the SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943 during World War II.
Legionnaire Frank Masterson offered the history of the Four Chaplains; ...

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Businesses angry over lack of tourism funding

11/14/2018

Angry that supervisors are barely funding tourism in the 2019 budget, some local business owners are planning to make a scene Friday, petitions in hand.
The group is independent of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce, which has pledged to support supervisors in their budget-driven decision.
But it’s a move no one here can afford, said Linda Quinn, who owns Under the Nose in Middleburgh and is leading the challenge.
At issue is supervisors’ decision not to award the contract for handling tourism marketing and promotion to either the Chamber or Je ...

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Summit deaths ruled murder-suicide

11/14/2018

An apparent altercation in Summit last Monday is being ruled a murder-suicide by State Police.
The victims are Christina Arvidson, 31, and Dustin McMahon, 24.
Both died by gunshot wounds to the head, according to troopers. State Police ruled Ms. Arvidson’s death a homicide and Mr. McMahon’s a suicide.
State Police and the Schoharie County District Attorney investigated all last week, and the investigation is continuing.
“We know what happened, but that doesn’t mean we end the investigation,” said District Attorney Susan Mallery.
Ther ...

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