Everyone knew Cherie...community mourns her death

6/20/2018

Cherie Stevens, a lifelong advocate for Schoharie County’s kids, the elderly and everyone in between, died Saturday.
Ms. Stevens was 65.
Her passing was a shock to her many friends, for she had organized the 22nd Marathon for a Better Life only two weeks before.
Ms. Stevens was president of the Marathon, which benefits Schoharie County cancer patients and their families, and was also president of the county Council of Senior Citizens.
Other interests were many. She was active in the Theater Project of Schoharie County, led a choir at ARC and for ...

Everyone knew Cherie...community mourns her death

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2 from Fort Plain killed in Route 145 accident

6/20/2018

State Police are continuing an investigation into a one-car crash on Route 145 north of Cobleskill Monday that left two people dead.
The Cobleskill and Sharon Rescue Squads and AMR responded to the accident, near Empie Road, shortly after 3pm.
Route 145 was closed while one of the victims was extricated using the Jaws of Life and CPR was administered on another.
The crash is still under investigation by State Police units including the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and Collision Reconstruction.
No charges have been filed or tickets issue ...

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Dems head to primary polls next Tuesday

6/20/2018

Democrats will head to the polls Tuesday to pick from among seven hopefuls looking to unseat 19th District Congressman John Faso in November’s midterm elections.
Primary polls are open noon-9pm.
Candidates are:
• Jeff Beals, a teacher and former United States diplomat who lives in Woodstock.
• David Clegg, an attorney and lifelong Hudson Valley resident who works for Habitat for Humanity and Family of Woodstock.
• Erin Collier, who grew up on her family’s farm in Cooperstown and worked as an ag economist for the Obama Administration.< ...

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Jail could be site for county solar

6/20/2018

Schoharie County may have finally found a place for a solar farm:
Back behind its new jail.
Supervisors Friday authorized Flood Recovery Coordinator Bill Cherry to take the first step in finding out whether installing free-standing solar panels on a portion of the 102-acre Howes Cave site is possible and economically feasible.
Mr. Cherry reminded supervisors that they’d asked him to look into the possibility of adding a solar array on county-owned land to help reduce their energy costs about two years ago.
“We couldn’t find anything that wo ...

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2018 another tough year for dairy farmers

6/20/2018

If there’s a year not to be a dairy farmer, 2018 is it.
2019?
2020?
They could be even worse.
“Farmers ask me whether they’ll ever see $20 milk again, and I say, ‘Oh course,’ said Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Specialist Dave Balbian.
“But it might be four or five years…and by then, the cost of production and everything else will be up too. So will we see $20 milk? Absolutely. But the truth probably won’t be the answer they want to hear.”
Dairy prices have been in the gutter for the last three or four years with things s ...

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