Neighbors question Schoharie solar project

6/19/2019

A seven-megawatt solar project proposed for Route 30 in the Town of Schoharie has neighbors asking how much of it they’ll see—and from where.
Borrego Solar is seeking approval for a five-megawatt and a two-megawatt community solar project on about 100 acres owned by Len and Meg Berdan.
Borrego reps first brought the idea to the public in April—a month after Schoharie adopted its solar law—and Wednesday, they were back with some substantial changes.
The entire project has been moved farther from the road, engineer David Albrecht told a crowd of about 30 p ...

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Highland Hollow: From farm to chef to table

6/21/2019

If you want to know where your food comes from, Dave and Benaye Raylinsky have the answer:
For restaurants and chefs.
For farmers no longer raising their own meat.
For anyone who likes to eat:
Places like theirs, Highland Hollow, the 500-acre Schoharie farm and business they moved to and created about a half-dozen years ago, adding an on-farm butcher shop in August 2017.
“And we’re just getting started,” Mr. Raylinsky, a fourth-generation farmer and third-generation butcher said.
Highland Hollow specializes in pasture-raised d ...

Highland Hollow: From farm to chef to table

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Queens recyling firm looks to move to Zicha Road

6/19/2019

A Jamaica, Queens recyling firm wants to build a depot for its trucks on Schoharie’s Zicha Road—and bring 20-25 $22-$25 an hour jobs along with it.
American Recycling Management’s Dominic Susino detailed their plans for the Town of Schoharie Wednesday.
Mr. Susino said the site is a perfect midway point between their pickup and delivery stops and would allow them to meet stricter rules regulating how long truck drivers can be on the road.
“It’s an issue we’re trying to get in front of,” he said.
A Schoharie facility would also allow ARM to bri ...

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Work begins on Blenheim municipal offices

6/19/2019

Blenheim’s moving on up.
Literally.
In an informal event at what will become the new home for the town’s municipal offices, fire department, and Department of Public Works Wednesday, Supervisor Don Airey talked about Blenheim’s long road to recovery since Hurricane Irene in 2011.
With $4 million in funding through New York Rising and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, the town is moving all of its municipal offices out of the floodway.
Work at the 12-acre site along Route 30, a couple of miles south of North Blenheim, began as soon as t ...

Work begins on Blenheim municipal offices

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SSCS gets "new" principal

6/19/2019

After 18 years as principal at Sharon Springs Central School, a job he’d held jointly with that of superintendent since 2007, Pat Green passed the job to 16-year classroom veteran Tom Yorke Monday.
Mr. Yorke, an English teacher at SSCS since 2003, will officially begin his principal duties on July 1.
Mr. Green remains superintendent.
His resignation as principal—effective June 30—is a way to help the district move towards his planned 2020 retirement.
SSCS combined the superintendent’s and principal’s jobs in ’07, a tough budget year.
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