Now there are 3: Laraway collects enough signatures, joins Assembly race

2/21/2018

With the help of more than 100 volunteers, who collected signatures at feed stores, school dinners, and local diners, Middleburgh’s Wesley Laraway has joined the race for Assembly District 102.
Mr. Laraway, a longtime history teacher at Middleburgh Central School, is running as an independent candidate in the April 24 special election.
He joins Republican candidate Chris Tague of Schoharie and Democrat Aidan O’Connor Jr. of Durham.
Mr. Laraway needed to collect 1,500 signatures by 5pm Sunday to get on the ballot; supporters collected more than 2,000.

Now there are 3: Laraway collects enough signatures, joins Assembly race

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OES, SALT plan drill for disaster volunteers

2/21/2018

Interested in helping local agencies learn how to manage volunteers in the next disaster?
Schoharie County’s Office of Emergency Services and SALT Development are looking for you.
Next Tuesday, February 27, at Fusion Community Church in Cobleskill, OES and SALT will hold a volunteer disaster preparedness exercise from 11am-1:30pm.
The drill will simulate connecting spontaneous volunteers with agencies that might need their help during a disaster, iinterviewing them for opportunities that meet their interests and skills, providing safety training, and ...

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Early deadlines as T-J counts down to Progress 2018

2/21/2018

Next week’s Times-Journal will have early news, ad and letter deadlines.
The T-J is publishing its 36th Progress edition, and the huge issue requires extra production time.
The paper will be published on Tuesday the 27th.
Advertising deadlines are:
4:40pm Wednesday the 21st: All ads for special sections, including real estate, auto and bridal.
4:30pm Thursday the 22nd: All other advertising, including all display, classified and legal ads.
News deadlines are:
10am Friday the 23rd: Correspondents’ columns, social news, ...

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Next, economic study to query local businessess

2/21/2018

The next step in Schoharie County’s economic development efforts will focus on reaching out to local businesses—both successful and struggling—for input, advice and suggestions.
That’s what Cobleskill’s Leo McAllister, who chairs supervisors’ Economic Development Committee, told his group Friday.
Mr. McAllister later briefed the entire board on what’s ahead as well.
Mr. McAllister said consultant Peter Fairweather wants to meet with businesses that may fly under the radar as a way to help put his finger on why they’re successful or what’s challenging ...

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C-R unlikely to buy Maranatha for bus garage

2/21/2018

The vacant Maranatha Family Center in Warnerville probably won’t be Cobleskill-Rich-mondville’s new school bus garage.
Although the school board will make the final decision in March, a study indicates the giant gym needs too much work––and at too great a cost.
“I don’t see any way we can do this,” said Superintendent Carl Mummenthey.
Board President Bruce Tryon agreed, adding that the study “clearly demonstrated that the building was not suitable” for the bus complex.
School officials had been optimistic in June when C-R first floated the id ...

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