House gets an earful of Farm Bill concerns

10/11/2017

Cost of production.
And land
Immigration reform.
Canada, NAFTA, and free, fair trade.
Over-regulation.
Those were just a few of the national issues that took center stage locally Monday when Congressman John Faso and SUNY Cobleskill hosted members of the House Agriculture Committee for a listening session on the 2018 Farm Bill.
The legislators will take what they learned with them to Canada, where the discussion with their counterparts there will focus on dairy pricing.
“We are going to listen,” Chairman K. Michael Conway ...

House gets an earful of Farm Bill concerns

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Esperance to revive 1937's "Getting Ira Married"

10/11/2017

In 1937, the Young People’s class of the Esperance Presbyterian Church performed a play entitled, “Getting Ira Married.”
Eighty years later, a copy of the playbook was discovered by the daughter of one of the 10 original actors/actresses, and an idea was hatched to resurrect the story to perform in tandem with the bicentennial celebration of the Village of Esperance and its fire department, both founded on July 14, 1818.
The storyline revolves around an unmarried young man who’s enamored with being a fireman, but with disastrous mishaps that affect the fire de ...

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Finally, guilty plea in March corgi case

10/11/2017

The Summit corgi case, which began in March when police said 69-year-old Bonnie Morris left a dozen dogs in her Main Street home without food or water for four days, ended Thursday when Ms. Morris pleaded guilty in Summit Town Court.
Ms. Morris, who is now living in Schenectady, was fined $250 and ordered not to have pets again.
Ms. Morris’ husband died at home on March 10 of natural causes.
As part of the investigation that followed, State Police and the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office found the couple was living without running water, heat or ele ...

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Vroman's Nose going to state

10/11/2017

Schoharie County’s most popular and picturesque hiking trails will soon be owned by the state.
Citing a tremendous increase in users and an aging volunteer base, members of the Vroman’s Nose Preservation Corporation have agreed to donate the ownership of the historic landmark to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The transfer should take place by the end of the year.
Because of exposure on Facebook and other social media and Intenet sites, the number of hikers has mushroomed over the past few years, according to Susan Vroman Walker, presiden ...

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Giving thanks: Thanksgiving organizers to thank 30 years worth of volunteers

10/11/2017

Schoharie County’s Community Thanksgiving will hit its 30th anniversary in November, and organizers aren’t about to let that landmark date slide by unnoticed.
Dozens––maybe even hundreds––of volunteers who have helped with the meal over the years will be honored at a special recognition celebration October 24.
Richmondville Mayor Kevin Neary and former county Office for the Aging Director Ethel Benninger came up with the recognition idea while planning this year’s Thanksgiving.
Both have been involved with the dinner since the first one in 1988, and ...

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