4 charged in Worcester murder, burglary--maybe more

10/16/2019

State Police charged four people with murder and burglary for a Worcester shooting Thursday night.
The murder of Kenneth Robinson, 53, happened about 9pm at his home on remote Head Road, after which the house was set on fire, according to Scott Heggelke, captain with the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Speaking with reporters at the Oneonta barracks Monday afternoon, Captain Heggelke said robbery was the probable motive but couldn’t elaborate.
He said four people entered Mr. Robinson’s home, where he was with his two children. Mr. Robinson ...

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DCS names interim superintendent

10/16/2019

The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education announced at its October 8 meeting that Jeffery Ziegler will serve as interim superintendent of schools while a search is conducted to fill the position being vacated by current Superintendent Frank Macri, who accepted a superintendent position with Voorheesville Schools.
Mr. Ziegler will begin serving as interim superintendent in November, with Mr. Macri departing in December.
Mr. Ziegler is an educational consultant who most recently served as interim director of curriculum, assessment, instruction ...

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Parrott House, Jefferson mill short-listed for state $

10/16/2019

Two local projects have been short-listed for a piece of the $750 million expected to be awarded in December in state grants and tax credits.
Identified by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Projects as two of its 30 priority projects are the Village of Schoharie for the Parrott House and Jefferson Main Street LLC.
“That gives us between now and then to sell the sizzle of the steak,” said Schoharie Mayor Larry Caza.
With the Parrott House long the focus of revitalization efforts in Schoharie, the village is seeking $1.7 million to create ...

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Schoharie wants tragic Route 30 dead-ended

10/16/2019

With the one-year anniversary of Schoharie’s tragic limousine crash still a fresh scar, Floyd Guernsey III wants the stretch of Route 30 the 20 wedding-goers lost their lives on closed for once and for all.
Mr. Guernsey, who lives near the Route 30/30A intersection, said he’s lost track of the number of times tractor-trailers and cars have come hurtling down the hill from Route 7.
At least twice, he said, he looked out his window and saw lights in a field, off the road and headed toward the Schoharie Creek.
Mr. Guernsey, a Schoharie Town councilman, ...

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Fiedler to lead Cobleskill Partnership

10/16/2019

Lucas Fiedler is the new president of Cobleskill Partnership Inc., the downtown non-profit improvement group.
Mr. Fiedler succeeds Brian Kaiser, who announced last month he was stepping down after serving as president for years.
The manager of Membership Development with the First New York Federal Credit Union, Mr. Fiedler is a CPI board member. Other board members elected him president at the group’s monthly meeting Friday.
CPI is responsible for annual downtown events, such as the free Arts in the Park concerts in the summer, the holiday parade in ...

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