Abandoned corgis now safe at Shelter

3/28/2017

A dozen or so corgis are safe, warm, and begging for dog biscuits at the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley after being seized from a Summit home.
Bonnie Morris, 69, was charged with 11 counts of failure to provide sustenance last Wednesday after State Police and the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office said the dogs were left alone without food and water for four days.
Also seized was a German shepherd.
A pit bull that had been at the Route 10 home wasn't there when the ASSV arrived to take the dogs.
"It's a sad situation," said ASSV Director Kerrie Colin Thurs ...

Abandoned corgis now safe at Shelter

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KyMar whiskey earns gold in Denver

3/28/2017

KyMar Farm Distillery has added another medal to its portfolio of spirits. Their malt whiskey, bottled for the first time in November of 2016, was awarded a gold medal in the 2017 Denver International Spirit Competition.
The double-blind competition took place on March 4-5, 2017 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado.
This competition is open to both craft producers and major brands in the industry.
"We could not be more excited to receive this recognition for our Malt Whiskey," said Ken Wortz, the founder and distiller.
"It takes gre ...

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C-R: Get on the horn about state aid

3/28/2017

This is the week parents and school supporters should be contacting legislators about state aid.
That's according to Cobleskill-Richmondville Superintendent Carl Mummenthey, who urged action at Monday's school board meeting.
In preparing for next year, C-R are faced with a budget gap; projected revenues are about $130,000 short of the spending total.
That gap was as high as $395,000 two weeks ago, but officials trimmed spending to narrow the amount.
Mr. Mummenthey--and administrators in other school districts--are looking to the legislature to boost st ...

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Middleburgh needs help with ambulance barn

3/28/2017

The committee planning the troubled Middleburgh town emergency shelter/ambulance barn project is seeking at least two new members.
John Lawler, who served as chairman for the building of the $3 million project, resigned from his position in February sighting a lack of confidence from town board members and from the highway superintendent. In addition, another committee member has health issues and cannot serve at this time.
Former town Supervisor Jim Buzon, who had served on the building committee, could be asked to return as an acting member and possibly as chair ...

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Lopez calls for flood help from Power Authority

3/28/2017

Assemblyman Pete Lopez and allies are pushing the New York Power Authority to help lessen the impact of the next flood in the Schoharie Valley.
And it appears NYPA is listening.
Backed by 30 supporters at a Friday press conference, Assemblyman Lopez said the Power Authority has at least agreed to talk about upgrading its Blenheim-Gilboa dam for better flood mitigation.
Assemblyman Lopez's efforts stretch back at least two years in the wake of Hurricane Irene's devastation in 2011.
He's contacted New York City's Department of Environmental Protection, whi ...

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