Hearing on Ski Lodge fire training school Thursday

6/21/2017

The Town of Cobleskill’s Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on plans to turn SUNY Cobleskill’s ski lodge into a fire training school this Thursday at 5:30pm at the Mineral Springs Road Codes/Conference Room.
Under discussion will be a request from SUNY Cobleskill Auxiliary Services for a “special exemption” that would allow it to renovate and then lease the vacant ski lodge to 454 Fire LLC, a START-UP NY company, for training firefighters.
Zoning for the site is complicated.
The CAS, which owns the six-acre parcel that includes the ski lodge, ...

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Retiring Wolfanger to fill in for promoted Barr at C-R

6/21/2017

The Cobleskill-Richmondville school board affirmed Brett Barr as the new high school principal Monday night.
Mr. Barr, now the principal at Radez School, replaces Melissa Ausfeld, who is taking C-R’s position as director of student services.
Mr. Barr’s salary will be $100,000, approved by the school board Monday night.
Bill Wolfanger, the director of student services who is retiring, will be replaced by Ms. Ausfeld.
Although he’s retiring, Mr. Wolfanger will be the interim principal at Radez, temporarily replacing Mr. Barr over the summer.
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Jail costs already creeping up

6/21/2017

It may cost Schoharie County a little more than officials expected for the new Harvey E. Stoddard Safety Public Facility.
Supervisors Friday morning approved the purchase of 58 acres next to the Fire Training Site in Howes Cave for $188,400. The total is $28,500 more than had been expected when supervisors approved the location last month.
The new jail will be built on two properties, the current fire training site off Route 7 and the 58-acre site to the east.
When the county approved the location last month, the announced price for the 58-acre site own ...

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June is Dairy Month--but economy's grim

6/21/2017

There’s no good time to be a dairy farmer, but some times are worse than others.
Like now.
Low milk prices, coupled with a late, wet spring that will impact feed and the stress of trickle-down niche marketing will likely combine for another rough year for the industry, said Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Specialist Dave Balbian.
Make that rough years.
“It’s going to turn around—eventually,” Mr. Balbian said.
“But until then, the farmers who can take it on the chin the longest, they’re going to be the ones who survive.”
Milk pr ...

June is Dairy Month--but economy

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Cherry Valley Artworks to screen films from Middle East, North Africa

6/21/2017

Cherry Valley Artworks will present a one-day festival of short films from the Middle East and North Africa on Sunday, June 25.
Festival Cinema Invisible is dedicated to showcasing contemporary short films that provide insight into the ancient and complex cultures of these regions.
FCI offers filmmakers an opportunity to reach wider audiences creating a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas.
The program will be offered in three sessions:
•4-5:30pm – Films about traditional crafts and preserving traditions;
•5:45-7:15pm – Films about women;

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