Cobleskill PD hunts for armed robbers

9/20/2017

Quiet Elm Street, Cobleskill, was shaken Sunday night when armed men entered a home and robbed residents.
Cobleskill Police are hunting for those three even after officers made another arrest in an unrelated gun incident Saturday night.
In Sunday’s robbery, three men, two of them armed with handguns, entered the Elm Street apartment house, displayed handguns and demanded property, Police Chief Rich Bialkowski said.
He did not specify what the property was.
One gun was believed to be a semi-automatic, and the other was described as a revolver, Chie ...

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Mallery, Stevens win Conservative, Reform lines

9/20/2017

Susan Mallery and Ron Stevens were big winners in Schoharie County primary elections last Tuesday.
Ms. Mallery is running for district attorney, and Mr. Stevens is running for sheriff. Both won Conservative and Reform party primaries.
Unofficial results from the county Board of Elections show Ms. Mallery received 100 votes in the Conservative primary and 146 in the Reform polling. There were 26 write-ins in the Conservative voting and 25 in the Reform primary.
Mr. Stevens received 92 votes in the Conservative primary and 143 in the Reform balloting ...

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Cobleskill Dems pick Nadeau

9/20/2017

Cobleskill’s former mayor is making a bid for town supervisor this fall.
Democrats nominated Mark Nadeau, who resigned as mayor in 2010, at their caucus Friday night.
Mr. Nadeau is challenging incumbent Leo McAllister, whom Republicans nominated for his third three-year term earlier this summer.
County Democratic Chairman Cliff Hay chaired the caucus and said he asked Mr. Nadeau to run.
“Cobleskill is not as business friendly as it should be,” Mr. Hay told the 15 party members gathered at The Community Library.
“I see the progress he’ ...

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Grant will let SSCS offer afterschool program

9/20/2017

After at least a decade-long hiatus, afterschool learning—along with fun and games—will be returning to Sharon Springs Central School.
SSCS learned last Wednesday that it has received a five-year grant of $105,000 annually through the Office of Child and Family Services for an afterschool program.
Though SSCS ran a mostly arts and crafts afterschool program through Cornell Cooperative Extension about 10 years ago, the 2017 version will be an opportunity to expand on STEM, said Superintendent Pat Green.
“We want to take what students are already learn ...

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DEC maverick Ward Stone in Cherry Valley Saturday

9/20/2017

Former DEC wildlife pathologist and environmental activist Ward Stone will be the featured speaker this Saturday at Cherry Valley’s Star Theater in the Old Village Hall on Main Street.
The event is free and open to all, but those attending are asked to bring a donation—cash or food—for the Cherry Valley food pantry.
Mr. Stone’s talk on environmental stewardship and activism will begin at 7pm.
There will also be a potluck at 6pm—bring a dish to pass and table service—and a question and answer session at 8pm.
Mr. Stone was a DEC pathologist for ...

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