Arthur Nolan's sister still fighting to keep his murderer behind bars.

7/18/2018

Thirty-four years after her brother was murdered in cold blood at the Red Door Deli in Central Bridge, Laura Nolan refuses to give up:
On August 10, she’ll appear before the Parole Board in Albany to argue again that Thomas Hoyer is a liar who shows no remorse and should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“I’ve been doing this since 2002, for 16 years, sometimes twice a year, every time he’s up for parole,” Ms. Nolan said Friday in a Canajoharie coffee shop.
“Friends tell me I should let it go. For my own sake. But I can’t. I swore he’d never walk fr ...

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Middleburgh solar law talk gets heated

7/18/2018

The Town of Middleburgh’s under-construction solar law drew heated discussion Thursday as dozens of residents weighed in on it.
Middleburgh’s been working on a solar law for months, but between May 10 and July 12, a special use clause allowing commercial solar projects was removed.
Part of the proposed law now states “…Utility-Scale Solar Energy Systems or Solar Farms providing power to the grid would have negative impacts on neighbors and will not enhance the rural character of the Town and are therefore prohibited in all Zoning Districts in the Town Middle ...

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SUNY Cobleskill gets OK for hemp study

7/18/2018

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has granted SUNY Cobleskill permission to conduct industrial hemp research during the 2018 growing season.
The study will investigate the incidence and impact of diseases within New York on hemp growth and yield.
Hemp has not grown in the area for approximately 100 years so it is not known what diseases may present problems and how they might impact a hemp crop.
The US Senate agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill (“The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018”), passed by a v ...

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Fort speaker will look at Cobleskill's 1940 movie, mystery notebook

7/18/2018

The Schoharie County Historical Society Summer Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, July 26 at 7pm with “Reconstructing Cobleskill,” presented by local author and historian Peter Lindemann.
Through the use of film and photos, Mr. Lindemann will explore the intersection of a mysterious old film and a lost notebook, set to the music of the big bands.
The film clips have been taken from a “main street movie,” which was shot during the week of August 12, 1940 in Cobleskill and the surrounding area by a film crew from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The fi ...

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'18 SCS grad takes stage as Mormon Video star

7/18/2018

Jackson VanDerwerken, a 2018 graduate of Schoharie High School, is portraying Nephi, a central figure in the new Book of Mormon Video Library produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and scheduled for release in 2018.
Jackson’s acting experience began in fourth grade with a role as the child lead in SCS’s production of “Ragtime.”
“At that age, the rehearsal schedule and the late nights were demanding and exhausting, but I loved seeing how my performance could affect others and make them feel,” Jackson said.
He went on to do communi ...

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