Court bounces Ethington appeal back to supervisors

11/30/2016

Another clash looms between Schoharie County supervisors and former personnel officer Cassie Ethington, who was ousted from her post two years ago.
A state appellate court ruled last week that the county must submit more detailed information for Ms. Ethington's appeal of being fired from her county job in 2014.
The court's ruling means supervisors must decide whether to continue fighting the case or settle with Ms. Ethington, according to county Attorney Mike West.
It was in September 2014 that a jury of eight supervisors found Ms. Ethington guilty of misconduct f ...

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Christmas coming early to Cobleskill

11/30/2016

Christmas is coming early to Cobleskill this year.
Three holiday events--all involving Santa--are happening this weekend, two in the village and one at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
The first will be the Marines' Toys for Tots train, which will arrive at the Cobleskill Firehouse at 3pm Saturday.
Santa and his Marine helpers will meet with families and hand out toys and other goodies. The train will be on its way at 3:50.
A little more than an hour later, Cobleskill's Christmas parade will step off at 5pm and march to Centre Park for the annual t ...

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Schumer visits Schoharie Firehouse

11/30/2016

Firefighters face many dangers including exposure to toxins that may cause cancer, Senator Charles Schumer said at the Schoharie fire house Wednesday afternoon.
Senator Schumer is supporting the creation of a first-ever national firefighter cancer registry.
Firefighters' cancer risk can be double that of other people due to exposure to toxins in modern homes, clothes, and furniture, Senator Schumer told state and local leaders and firefighters.
The registry, he added, would record the age, possible cause of the illness, and the type of cancer. The registry wo ...

Schumer visits Schoharie Firehouse

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Twinkle, twinkle: It's T-J Star time again.

11/30/2016

Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers are finally gone and Santa's started checking his list, it's time to get going on the 2016 Times-Journal Star.
Once again, we're looking for someone who exemplifies the best of Schoharie County.
Someone like Sarah Goodrich (our 2012 Star), John Radliff (2009), or Adele Hayes (1994).
Awarded every January since 1992, the T-J Star recognizes someone who's positively impacted the community over the past year in ways not necessarily related to their job.
"We rely heavily on nominations," said T-J Editor Patsy Nicosia, who ...

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County would need more $ to fight heroin

11/30/2016

After seeing widespread and growing concern, Schoharie County supervisors have pledged to take a stronger stand against heroin.
Their call to action follows several heroin-related deaths earlier this year and demands from residents at recent meetings.
Carlisle Supervisor Larry Bradt, at the November 18 county board meeting, said he has seen suspicious activity in several parking lots in the county.
He wondered if more undercover officers were needed.
"It takes money," responded Sheriff Tony Desmond.
He noted that the county received $2,500 through t ...

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