Voters okay school budgets

5/22/2019

Voters in the Times-Journal area approved school budgets and propositions and elected candidates to school boards.
In Cobleskill-Richmondville, the budget passed 610-169.
Voters elected Mary Black and Josh McCann to the school board. Courtney LaBarge was also on the ballot.
The proposition to purchase buses passed 606 to 170, as did a proposition to establish a capital reserve fund, 633 to 139.
The Community Library budget passed 599 to 169.
Schoharie voters approved their budget, 308 to 108.
Elected to the school board were Terry Burto ...

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Garden Party coming to Sharon

5/22/2019

Sharon Springs will host its ninth annual Garden Party this Saturday and Sunday.
Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.
The weekend features artisans, gardening presentations and displays, entertainment, carriage rides, a children’s play area, pony rides, food and more. Nearly 80 vendors and crafters will be displaying their wares through the village.
There will be many family-friendly activities, and also––living up to its name––much to do with gardening and the outdoors.
New this year is the Garden Shop, Seed and Plant Exchange at th ...

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Maniscalco, Mollitor tops at C-R

5/22/2019

Steven Maniscalco, Jr. and Johannah Mollitor have been named Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Steven is the son of Steven and Patricia Maniscalco. He is a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Youth As Leaders, and Boy Scouts. Steven also participates in football, basketball, baseball, and drama club.
Steven has received the New York State Class B Scholar Athlete Award, the National Football Foundation Award, the College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award, and the Dr. Franz Konta Memo ...

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Tague offers help for volunteers

5/22/2019

Assemblyman Chris Tague alongside Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Senator James Seward, and several of his peers in the Assembly Republican Conference, introduced legislation on Monday that would give a full state income tax exemption to volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.
Mr. Tague is introducing this bill to address the massive labor pool issues facing volunteer firehouses and emergency medical services.
Being 100 percent reliant on volunteers, many institutions are being forced to shut their doors and be folded into other companies, such as the ...

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County, bidders win at auction

5/22/2019

The auction of Schoharie County foreclosed properties wasn’t a record-breaker Saturday, but it turned out okay for taxpayers.
And for buyers, too.
With more than 100 bidders and onlookers watching, County Treasurer Bill Cherry auctioned about 50 properties that sold for $719,149.
His staff and allies at the Real Property Tax Office expected the auction to bring in $853,548, but at least a half-dozen properties were pulled out of the auction at the last minute because of bankruptcy and legal filings.
“Those were prime properties,” Mr. Cherry said ...

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