Carlisle divided on motorsports track

4/17/2019

Carlisle’s Planning Board is taking a step back in its review of a proposed motorsports park and RV campground.
The decision to conduct a full environmental review of Jamie Slaughter’s plans for the 130-acre Racer Camp RV Motorsports Park at 442 Lykers Road followed a public hearing last Tuesday that drew more than a 100 people, half from Carlisle, others fans of Mr. Slaughter’s East Durham track, and others just curious.
Supervisor John Leavitt asked the crowd to be civil and respectful and for the most part, the more than two dozen speakers were.
“I kn ...

Carlisle divided on motorsports track

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Cobleskill Rescue Squad kicks off essay contest

4/17/2019

The Cobleskill Rescue Squad is offering $600 in prizes for the winners in a first-ever essay contest.
Open to all ages, essays are to be on the topic “How Emergency Services Changed My Life.”
And although cash prizes are attractive, the thrust is to get people aware of how important emergency services are.
“Our belief is to get people thinking about their encounters with emergency services,” said Rose Walker, who’s coordinating the contest and is a volunteer with the Cobleskill squad.
“We want to acknowledge that those services, whether non-p ...

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Churches slate Easter services

4/17/2019

The churches of Schoharie County invite the community to join them for Holy Week services as they celebrate Easter.
Calvary Assembly of God, Cobleskill:
10am: Easter Sunday worship with Easter cantata and dramatic presentation: “No Doubt About It!”
Calvary Chapel of the Hills, Cobleskill:
10am: Easter Sunday service.
Cobleskill United Methodist Church:
6:30pm: Holy Thursday soup and bread meal with Communion (18th)
7pm: Good Friday Tenebrae service (19th).
10:30am: Easter Sunday (21st).
First Baptist, Cob ...

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Schoharie tips hat to arts grants winners

4/17/2019

Schoharie County recognized 18 artists and their projects last Tuesday in a reception held at the Old Stone Fort.
The artists are among those receiving grants for everything from giant puppets to poetry workshops as part of the Community Arts Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and administered locally by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
Across the Schoharie, Greene, and Columbia County region, 55 grants totaling $126,000 were awarded for 2019.
And not to be greedy, but that’s still not enough, sai ...

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Fort to kick off 130th anniversary with update, tour

4/17/2019

The annual Schoharie County Historical Society Spring Program Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 2pm at the Old Stone Fort Museum, located at 145 Fort Road in Schoharie.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Following a brief business meeting in the museum's Badgley Annex, meeting participants will then be invited to tour the Old Stone Fort Museum and receive an update on the site’s progress over the last 12 months.
Schoharie County Historical Society Outreach Director Melinda McTaggart will also share information about the numero ...

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