Cobleskill PD arrests 2 for assault weapons, drugs, body armor

2/13/2019

Assault weapons, drugs and body armor––those turned up in a police investigation Friday morning, leading to the arrest of two Cobleskill residents.
Charged on a single drug count was Kathleen Pitzel, 36, while charged with several weapons felonies was Luigi Pandolfi, 54.
The federal Department of Homeland Security was investigating the two, aware that one of them had received “opiate-based controlled substances from India,” according to a Cobleskill Police Department release.
Investigators obtained their address through Customs, and Homeland Security and ...

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"For the Birds" February 20 at Extension

2/13/2019

Following the popular Seed Swap in late January, the Schoharie County Master Gardeners will begin their 2019 winter-spring workshop season with Make It & Take It – for the Birds, Wednesday, February 20, 10am-noon, at the CCE Extension Center, 173 South Grand Street, in Cobleskill.
Local birder, Chris Keefer, will be on hand to share her passion for all things birding, including identifying backyard birds.
Participants will also have an opportunity to make a hanging suet feeder, a wire whisk of nesting materials, and a feeder from a plastic bottle.
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Iroquois Indian Museum looks for volunteers

2/13/2019


The Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave needs…
…you.
The museum is opening its search for volunteers for a variety of duties, from helping school visitors make cornhusk dolls to working in the Nature Park, spreading wood chips on paths, building walkways, and putting out signage.
Volunteers also help with preparing materials for hands-on experiences in the Children’s Museum, stuffing envelopes for mailing, painting walls for new exhibits, or in the online museum shop.
Additionally, volunteers are always needed to help out at museum ...

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If church ever closes, town wants Lawyersville park back

2/13/2019

If the Lawyersville Reformed Church is ever “done” with the small park there, the Town of Cobleskill wants it back.
Monday, Supervisor Leo McAllister and councilmen fine-tuned the language in the deed which will turn the park over to the church, noting that if the church ever closes its doors, the park’s ownership will revert back to the town.
The church has maintained the park for years, mowing it and adding electrical services and everyone assumed it was church property.
It wasn’t until it became the site for an Eagle Scout project last year that a ...

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Optimism, questions over greenhouse plans

2/13/2019

Optimistic and cautiously optimistic.
That sums up much of the local reaction to plans to build an $80 million vertical greenhouse on tax-free land owned by SUNY Cobleskill on Mineral Springs Road.
Code Enforcement Officer Mike Piccolo, who coordinates the Village of Cobleskill’s economic development efforts; and Alicia Terry, who heads Schoharie County’s Office of Agricultural Development, are in the optimistic camp.
Cobleskill Supervisor Leo McAllister, who also chairs supervisors’ Economic Development Committee; and former Farm Bureau President a ...

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