Audit finds Cobleskill's finances broken; village says not so fast

12/12/2017

The Village of Cobleskill’s finances are in a mess, according to an audit.
The independent audit 2016, released last week, found a “major breakdown,” “material errors,” and overspending among other problems in Cobleskill’s budgeting.
In an emergency meeting Friday, the village board hired Lyn Lawyer, a certified public accountant in Cobleskill, to help. (See related story.)
Mostert, Manzanero & Scott, CPAs in Oneonta, performed the audit, which is done every year. It examines all aspects of village finances for 2016, including revenue and expenses, cash ...

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Middleburgh's Palmatier, Schoharie's Krohn break records

12/12/2017

The career highs keep adding up for local WAC athletes.
Middleburgh Central School’s Breanne Palmatier is the Knights’ latest record-breaker.
Palmatier made her 80th career three-pointer against Morris, breaking Kiera Morgan’s record of 79.
As of Friday, Palmatier was at 92 threes—and counting—and is on track to top 1,000 total career points this season.
And in Schoharie, Carrie Krohn finished out the 2017 soccer season with a new girls’ record: 133 goals. Krohn beat the record previously held by Kelly Gannon at 121; above, Gannon is on the le ...

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T-J still looking for the right Star

12/12/2017

We need a Star.
So put your Christmas shopping and decorating on hold and pull on your thinking cap.
Then let us know who deserves the honor of being named the 2017 Times-Journal Star.
Deadline for nominations is 5pm Saturday, December 16 and they can be made in a variety of ways:
--Email them to tjournalnews@yahoo.com and put “TJ Star” in the subject line.
--By phone, (518) 234-2515.
--By fax, (518) 234-7898.
--By mail, PO Box 339, Cobleskill, NY 12043.
--Dropped off in person.
Please no nominations on ...

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Wal-Mart Distribution wants assessment slashed

12/12/2017

The Wal-Mart Corporation is challenging the tax assessment on its Sharon Springs Distribution Center—something that could have serious local financial implications if it’s successful.
The Route 20 facility, built in 1995, is assessed at $59 million, a figure based on construction costs, officials said.
But in a notice of petition filed six months ago, Wal-Mart is seeking to have that figure slashed to $15.8 million.
Because Wal-Mart makes payments in lieu of taxes--$975,000 a year under a 10-year PILOT renegotiated in 2015, if the challenge is succes ...

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DAR honors Worcester's Joe Kenyon for Community Service

12/12/2017

Kind words and awards came Joe Kenyon’s way in Worcester Saturday afternoon.
With friends and family looking on, Mr. Kenyon received the Community Service Award from the Iroquois Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the DAR’s annual ceremony.
Mr. Kenyon attended the event thinking that his younger brother would receive an award and was surprised when he was the guest of honor.
Speakers highlighted Mr. Kenyon’s many contributions to Worcester, including his efforts to continue Memorial Day observances every May.
“You’ve given so ...

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