Hundreds help celebrate Festival Farmers Market's 20th

8/24/2016

Hundreds of people looking to shop from farmers they know turned out Saturday to help the Festival Farmers Market celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The event featured a birthday cake, remarks by State Ag Commissioner Richard Ball and others, music, free samples, and of course, plenty of produce, from melons to maple products.
Donna Olsen and Linda Cross manage the market, which is open Saturday and Wednesday, from mid-July to mid-October.
The Festival Farmers Market is located at McCarthy Tire Service.
Previous locations included Howes Cave and Wohl's Plaza.

Hundreds help celebrate Festival Farmers Market

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C-R puts together $7 million to-do list

8/24/2016

A wide range of maintenance projects that may cost more than $7 million are in Cobleskill-Richmondville's future.
The work includes all four C-R schools plus the bus garage and varies from foundations to roofs, and most things in between.
"Roof, windows, chimney repair. . .these are things homeowners have to keep up themselves," said Superintendent Carl Mummenthey.
"It's just so much more expensive for us."
Golding School, being the oldest, has the most expensive checklist, but other schools have big-ticket items, too. (See related story in this week's ...

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County agrees to hire p-t emergency workers

8/24/2016

In an effort to combat the need for more volunteers for emergency medical services in Schoharie County, supervisors Friday morning agreed to put in $64,000 in next year's budget to hire part-time emergency workers.
Supervisors agreed to have Mike Hartzel, the director of the Office of Emergency Services, put the funding in his budget for 2017. The increase in spending would then go to the finance committee and budget officer before going to the full board for approval.
Mr. Hartzel told supervisors Friday that there is a great need in the county to hire part-time E ...

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Cobleskill PD thanks 3 officers for Wal-Mart response

8/24/2016

When three Cobleskill Police Department officers responded to a 911 call that someone was waving a gun around Wal-Mart, they feared the worst.
And by their quick-thinking, likely kept it from happening.
For that, Officers Joelle West, Maynard Sullivan III, and Dan Smith received commendations from Police Chief Rich Bialkoswki and thank-yous and "a little something" from Mayor Linda Holmes in a brief ceremony last Tuesday.
"They're heroes," Mayor Linda Holmes said. "In a time when there's so much public distrust...we have a lot to be proud of."
Chief Bial ...

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Sharon planners get first look at solar farm

8/24/2016

Sharon Springs' Joint Planning Board got its first look at a 15-acre commercial-scale solar farm being proposed for Route 20 Wednesday.
The project, which would be located at Empie Road and Route 20, across from the old Belvedere, will require a special use permit, but was largely designed with the town's commercial solar law in mind, said Robert Collier, project manager for developer One Energy Renewables.
A public hearing on the project will be held at the JPB's Wednesday, September 21 meeting.
Construction, which would be done by Onyx Renewables, could beg ...

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