Angered by the murders of 17 students and teachers February 14 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and inspired by actions teens like themselves have taken in the aftermath to influence politicians, the media, and public opinion, students from Canajoharie, Sharon Springs, Cooperstown and Cobleskill will hold a Rally for Our Lives, Saturday, March 24, from 1-3pm in Cobleskill’s Centre Park.
The rally will be a sister rally to the National March for Our Lives and will feature music and speakers as the student organizers call for common sense gun safety mea ...
Seventy-five representatives from Schoharie County’s tourism trenches gathered at SUNY Cobleskill for Tourism Summit 2018 Monday.
Finding ways to make the most of a list of local strengths so lengthy it makes you wonder why anyone would visit—or live—anywhere else.
“The object here is to hear from people in the trenches,” said SUNY Cobleskill’s Jason Evans, in welcoming the crowd.
“We’re all starting out with the same thing: A love of this place. Next we need to figure out the best way to work collaboratively.”
Chris Guldn ...
The Town of Middleburgh will have to downsize—or walk away from—its planned ambulance and emergency shelter building after bids for the project came in $1 million too high.
The cost of the NY Rising project had been projected at $2.5 million--$400,000 of that engineering and “soft” costs.
But bids opened in February came in at just over $3.3 million, Councilman Mike Wilkins told Supervisor Pete Coppolo and the rest of the board at their meeting Thursday.
Mr. Wilkens said that because of the improved economy, contractors are coming in with much higher ...
A 27-year-old Warnerville man was charged with felony burglary Thursday after he was apprehended fleeing the scene of his latest hit, Cobleskill Police said, leaving evidence in his wake.
And nearby car.
Following an incident at Cobleskill Outdoor Sports, Matthew D. Michaels was charged with: burglary third degree, a Class D felony; and possession of burglars’ tools, including a pry bar; criminal mischief fourth, and criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh, all misdemeanors, in the 2:17am arrest, according to Police Chief Rich Bialkowski.
Local schools have tightened security since the Parkland, Florida shootings, and administrators are considering even stronger measures.
Those may include an armed officer at several schools, but most are looking at increased training and more restricted entrances.
Here’s a rundown:
Cobleskill-Richmondville Superintendent Carl Mummenthey said he’s had three or four inquiries from parents about safety. Mr. Mummenthey assured them C-R has effective procedures drawn with input from Homeland Security and the FBI.
Schools have doubled-locked doors, ...