A sad farewell to Blair Hartman

5/25/2016

If there's any doubting the impact that Blair Hartman had on Cobleskill and Schoharie County, consider this: Two of the organizations he was involved in postponed events he had a hand in when they learned of his death Thursday; others held emergency meeting to discuss how to fill his shoes. Charles Blair Hartman, 73, of Cobleskill died Thursday after a short stay in the hospital. A teacher at Cobleskill Central School from 1967-1998, he was a longtime member of the Cobleskill Rotary, treasurer and a director for the Sunshine Fair, and treasurer of the Cobleskill-Ric ...

A sad farewell to Blair Hartman

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Quarry foes OK with waiting on town

5/18/2016

Schoharie town board members are not rushing to judgment on the proposed settlement with Cobleskill Stone Products and that suits some quarry expansion opponents just fine. Councilmen plan to meet in executive session with the town's land use attorney next month before contemplating any decision on the settlement, Councilman Alan Tavenner told about 30 residents Wednesday. Mr. Tavenner has been leading the meetings on the issue since Supervisor Chris Tague, who works for CSP, has excused himself from the discussions and any decision. Councilmen have not had the cha ...

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ARC Legacy of Love Saturday at SUNY

5/18/2016

The Schoharie County ARC Foundation will host the Legacy of Love Gala on Saturday, May 21, at SUNY Cobleskill's Ballroom. The event will take place from 6-10pm and will be emceed by WTEN News Personality Ryan Peterson. Highlights of the evening include an international dinner buffet catered by SUNY Cobleskill, a Spirit Grab, a silent auction showcasing a variety of gift baskets, merchandise, trip getaways, sporting event tickets and more; and a live auction of items by Doug Cater. Winners of the Legacy of Love Cash Raffle will also be drawn that evening. The Ho ...

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Bottle, can deposits raise $5,770 for SSCS Music Department

5/18/2016

Bottle by bottle, can by can, nickel deposit donations at the Town of Sharon's transfer station are paying off big time for the Sharon Springs Central School Music Department. SSCS Music Department booster Karen Cookson told school board members Monday that since transfer station attendant Carl Walther began accepting donated returnables for SSCS in 2002, he's redeemed them for a couple of good-sized checks. The check Mr. Walter gave her a couple of weeks ago, she said, was more than good-sized; it was for $5,771. "Carl feels very grateful for what the Music Departm ...

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Historic Bull's Head marks first year

5/18/2016

It's taken three and a half years for Chris Guldner and Mary Sagendorf to reach their one-year anniversary of the Bull's Head Inn. And although the wait was longer--much longer--than expected, it was worth it. The first anniversary of the reopening of the Cobleskill restaurant comes at the end of this month. Rather than mark just one year, the owners will celebrate the accomplishments that came before. Mr. Guldner and Ms. Sagendorf bought the closed Bull's Head in January 2013, expecting to reopen the inn just before SUNY Cobleskill students returned that August. ...

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