Again, a call to dissolve Cobleskill

8/21/2019

For the third time in 10 years, there’s a move afoot to dissolve the Village of Cobleskill.
And the effort has the weight of experience behind it; two former mayors and a former supervisor support making the village and town one municipality.
Although former leaders back the move, those now in office don’t. (See related story.)
Former Cobleskill mayor Mark Nadeau, Donat’s Brow developer, is circulating petitions, seeking what he says are the 200 signatures necessary to present to the village board for the issue to be on the ballot for voters.
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Hey you cool kitties, Catstock at Fort Saturday

8/21/2019

On Saturday, the Schoharie County Historical Society and the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley will turn the dog days of summer into a celebration of all things cats during Catstock, one day of peace, love and whiskers, from 10am to dusk at the Old Stone Fort Museum.
Held on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Catstock 2019 will feature live performances by area bands throughout the day, plus food vendors, local artisans, informational booths, vendors with cat and pet-themed items, face painting, children’s games and activiti ...

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Chamber names 2019 award winners

8/21/2019


The Schoharie County Chamber’s annual Business Awards recognize business people in Schoharie County who have been successful in providing good products and services to clients and customers and who have consistently treated their employees and business associates in a fair and responsible manner.
Community involvement, stability, longevity and advancement of the quality of life are other factors that are also given consideration.
2019 winners to be honored September 20 are:
• Business Person of the Year – Matt Loder of Country Boy Realty. ...

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Supervisors to demand Line Creek study--in letter

8/21/2019

Schoharie County’s no closer to either an answer or a solution to the slope failure and threat of disaster along Midddleburgh’s Line Creek.
The site is being monitored daily or almost daily by DPW, DEC, engineering consultants AECOM, the Natural Resources Conservation Service or McClaren Engineering, County Administrator Steve Wilson told supervisors in June.
Friday, he told them it’s time to send a letter to AECOM, demanding geotechnical evaluation and soil borings at the site.
“At their expense.”
“We have to understand what the problem is,” ...

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Schoharie Village backs idea of solar; to take residents' temperature

8/21/2019

For the most part in favor of a proposal to build a seven-megawatt solar project just outside the Village of Schoharie, Mayor Larry Caza and trustees stopped short of agreeing to write a letter supporting it.
Instead, they’ll spend the next month “taking the temperature” of village residents over Borrego Solar’s plans at 117 Bliss Road, off Route 30 in the Town of Schoharie—a project some of their town neighbors argue will ruin their view and hurt their businesses.
Len Berdan gave Mayor Caza and trustees an overview of the project at their meeting last Tuesd ...

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