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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Volunteers rescue fallen Vroman's Nose hiker

5/25/2016

A 32-year-old Lebanon, New Hampshire woman was rescued from the side of Vroman's Nose Sunday evening after grasping a tree for about two hours. The woman, who has not been identified, fell off a cliff about three-quarters of the way up the Town of Fulton landmark, according to Middleburgh Fire Chief Mike Devlin. The woman was on the west or green trail (the one most commonly used), when she looked over the edge of a cliff and apparently lost her footing or balance and plunged "straight down" about 25 feet and hit a tree around 4pm, Chief Devlin said. A partner hikin ...

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At Cobleskill Reservoir, watch where you...step

5/25/2016

Fishermen-and others-beware: If you're using the parking lot at the Cobleskill Village Water Plant as a public restroom, you may find yourself on camera. Water Superintendent Joe Redmond asked Mayor Linda Holmes and trustees to consider putting a porta-potty at the reservoir parking lot, developed with the help of DEC as a "favor" to fishermen. Mr. Redmond said a neighbor has complained that he can look out his window and watch people urinating in the parking lot. "I told him to call the police, but he said he doesn't want to be 'that kind' of neighbor," Mr. Redmo ...

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Memorial Day services far and wide

5/25/2016

Communities around the T-J area will observe Memorial Day with ceremonies and parades. SCHOHARIE Schoharie's Memorial Day parade will be at 6:30pm Thursday. The grand marshal for the parade is the Town of Wright/Schoharie Lions Club. After the parade, a short Memorial Day ceremony will be in Veterans' Park at the corner of Main and Spring Streets. Grand marshal presentations and parade awards will follow. COBLESKILL Cobleskill will observe Memorial Day with a parade starting at 9:30am on Monday. Because of the Main Street construction, the parade will ...

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Bakery will be good fit with Cobleskill

5/25/2016

Maybe the idea for a new Cobleskill bakery started with Tim and Tracy Purcell. Or it could have begun with Vincent Zaba. And his mom, Ernestine Zaba, probably had an unintentional hand in the bakery's beginnings. Most likely, it was the intersection of all their inspirations that will bring a new bakery to Cobleskill. That day is in the future, but the Purcells, owners of Grapevine Farms, bought the former Coby Motors building on Main Street and will convert the building to the bakery. Mr. Zaba will run the bakery and be a co-owner with the Purcells, and Ms. Zaba ...

Bakery will be good fit with Cobleskill

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