Crashes stem from latest storm

7/19/2017

A heavy rain storm caused water to pool on sections of I-88 which led to a series of accidents on Oak Hill in the Town of Schoharie Monday evening.
In the end, the storm caused two cars and four tractor-trailers to leave the road, according to the State Police. No serious injuries were reported.
The first accident was called in at about 6:33pm, police said, as a car hydroplaned on the interstate. It was a simple winch-out and there was no damage.
About 11 minutes later, another vehicle hydroplaned into the median, according to police.
At 6:55pm, two t ...

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R'ville apartments get an okay

7/19/2017

Richmondville’s 40-unit apartment complex moved forward when the village planning board approved the project Thursday.
The approval includes conditions that Housing Visions, the developer, must meet.
The planning board’s approval is not the final step. It’s only a recommendation to the village board, which makes the final decision. The village board was to meet Tuesday night.
Planning board members approved the project despite objections from residents who felt that the complex doesn’t fit with Richmondville and especially that it will increase traffi ...

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County's bounty totals $26,000

7/19/2017

The annual Bounty of the County fundraiser for SALT raised $26,000 on Saturday.
The event was held at the Schoharie Valley Farms Carrot Barn and was sold out for the first time with 120 guests and supporters arriving from across the region.
Those in attendance were treated to a cocktail hour, a silent auction, raffle, and a locally sourced dinner in the Carrot Barn’s greenhouse surrounded by flowers and hanging baskets.
Tyler DeGroff, chief of the Hen and the Hound Bistro in Middleburgh, served up masterful appetizers and a four-course meal. Guests were ...

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Time for Beard's Hollow again

7/19/2017

Since 1862, the Beard’s Hollow Church has had Sunday services, except for the years 1928-1932 when it was closed.
Again it will be open for services on August Sundays, thanks to the Beard’s Hollow Society Board of Directors and the following preachers:
•August 6, Rev. Donald Klob;
•August 13, Rev. Robert Coats;
•August 20, Robert Holt; and vespers, Jan Herrick.
•August 27, Rev. Carl Shepard.
The morning hymn sing starts at 10:30am and the service begins at 11am.
The annual picnic is the second Sunday of August. The church is locate ...

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Help paint Iroquois mural

7/19/2017

The Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave will host artist Jay Havens for a special project on Wednesday, July 26.
Mr. Havens will be producing a 10-by-40-foot mural in the Children’s Museum. He will invite visitors from eight years old through elders to take part in the painting of this permanent mural.
Related activities will be available for younger visitors.
Mr. Hay will debut the mural during the Iroquois Indian Festival September 2 and 3.
During his residency at the museum, Mr. Havens will discuss the development of the project, the signific ...

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