Schoharie grieves lives lost in horrific crash

10/9/2018

‘Horrific’ is the word police, first-responders, witnesses––and even reporters––are using to describe the accident that claimed 20 lives in Schoharie Saturday afternoon.
On top of the tragedy, there may be cause for criminal and civil action, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press release Monday afternoon.
“It’s the deadliest vehicle crash in the country since 2009,” Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board said at a press conference in Latham Sunday.
The accident happened in an instant:
According to State Police, a limousine wit ...

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C-R to use racial issue as teaching moment

10/9/2018

A racial incident may become a teachable moment at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
Students came forward to help after the episode two weeks ago, and administrators plan to build on their positive involvement.
The incident occurred during homecoming week on a day designated “America Day” when students were encouraged to wear Old Glory.
One student displayed a Confederate flag in the cafeteria, and that triggered an argument between the student and his friends with others.
There was no fight, but “racially-charged language” was used, acc ...

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IDA waits on grant for Beekman warehouse

10/9/2018

The Schoharie County Industrial Development Agency has applied for a $328,646 Empire State Development grant that would help Beekman 1802 build a 12,000 square-foot warehouse in its hometown of Sharon Springs.
The ESD grant could be for up to 20 percent of the project’s cost, which is estimated at more than $1.64 million, including property acquisition and construction.
The application was submitted in June.
IDA Chief Executive Officer Ron Filmer said funding likely won’t be announced till November or December, but he’s been told that the application ...

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Sharon Springs Inc.promises progress on Imperial Baths

10/9/2018

Following a tour and assurances that things would look a lot different by spring, the Schoharie County IDA Wednesday gave Imperial Baths owner and developer Sharon Springs Inc. a six-month extension on a sales tax break.
Under a June 2016 agreement with the IDA, SSI is exempt from some sales and use taxes.
That agreement actually expired this June; in September Project Manager John Kim asked the IDA to extend the exemption to the end of 2019.
The extension granted Wednesday only runs through March 31, 2019.
“Then, in the spring, we can sit d ...

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SSCS disciplines 3 in locker room incident

10/9/2018

Three eighth-grade boys at Sharon Springs Central School have been disciplined for urinating on and spitting into a pair of sneakers left behind in the locker room.
They’ve also been told to replace the sneakers, which belong to a seventh-grade student.
Superintendent Pat Green said he couldn’t comment publicly on the disciplinary actions he took nor could he ID the students involved.
His decision on the appropriate discipline, he said, had to wait until he had time to view video from four cameras in the hallways outside the locker room--video that s ...

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