Arrests made for terror threats at C-R, SCS

4/17/2018

State Police charged two students at two high schools with making terrorist threats in similar circumstances last week.
Both male students, whose names were not released, are 15 years old. One incident happened at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, the other at Schoharie High School.
The incident at C-R occurred on March 27. The student was overheard talking about guns and sharpshooters and shooting towards the school from a parking lot, according to Superintendent Carl Mummenthey and the State Police.
Another student contacted administrators, and the ...

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Middleburgh's Best House, Medical Exhibit one-of-a-kind

4/17/2018

If you close your eyes when you walk through the front door of Middleburgh’s 1884 Best House, it’s not hard to imagine it as a bustling home and doctor’s office with the sound of piano lessons going on on one side of the pocket doors and straight ahead, Dr. Christopher Best, or in later years, his son, Duncan, treating patients--or in the room beyond, the kitchen, performing emergency surgery on the zinc-topped kitchen table.
Duncan Best, who is fondly remembered by many of Middleburgh’s residents--snapshots taken not that long ago show him waving a top hat from a p ...

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Cobleskill comes out against low-income apartments

4/17/2018

A Catholic Charities proposal to build two six-unit apartment buildings for affordable and crisis housing near Nick Iorio Park and the Cobleskill pool was met with skepticism and opposition Thursday.
About 60 people turned out to protest the project, which would be built on a vacant lot at the corner of Campus and Granite Drives, at a Village Planning Board public hearing.
Among their fears:
Lower property values, crime, and drugs.
Robert Santos, who lives on Campus Drive and said he and his family moved back to Cobleskill a few years ago o ...

Cobleskill comes out against low-income apartments

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Kayak aces, triathlon in Middleburgh Saturday-Sunday

4/17/2018

It will be wet for some and, hopefully, warm for most, when the Middleburgh Rotary kicks off the 2018 Sloughter Canoe/Kayak Regatta & Triathlon Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
Registration for either day—or both—is available both days of the two-day event or online at Middleburghrotaryny.org.
The Middleburgh Sloughter Canoe/Kayak Regatta will kick off the fun Saturday at 11am at the Fultonham parking area on Route 30.
Paddlers will travel the Schoharie Creek to the Timothy Murphy Park at the Middleburgh Bridge, a 5.6 mile course.
There are ...

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Proposed C-R budget carries 4.6 percent tax increase

4/17/2018

In one of their toughest decisions in recent years, Cobleskill-Richmondville school board members adopted a $41.6 million budget for 2018-19 in a special meeting Tuesday morning.
The decision was difficult because the proposed budget carries a tax-levy increase of 4.6 percent––higher than the past three years but far less than C-R is allowed under the law.
The problem for the district next year is state aid. Aid for C-R in the new state budget is rising by $521,000 next year.
Although that sounds like good news, C-R is also losing about $1.5 millio ...

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