Don’t mess with Eilene Fisher.
Especially when she’s got—count them—a dozen veterans who’ve got her back.
After years of pleas to make Ms. Fisher’s job as head of Schoharie County’s Veteran’s Service Agency fulltime, supervisors unanimously voted Friday to do so.
But it took Ms. Fisher’s near-resignation and pleas from vets she calls friends to get it done.
In April, after Ms. Fisher, as a part-time department head, was passed over when one percent raises were handed out, she gave supervisors her two weeks notice.
“I just couldn’t do it an ...
Local communities are gearing up to mark Memorial Day.
Events include the following:
Schoharie’s American Legion will kick off Memorial Day celebrations Thursday with a 6:30pm parade featuring patriotic music and floats, followed by a short ceremony at Veteran’s Park, located on the corner of Main and Spring Streets.
After that there will be Grand Marshal presentations and prizes will be awarded to parade winners.
The parade’s 2018 Grand Marshal is the Esperance Fire Department, which is celebrating its 200 year.
A Cobleskill 4-H’er is looking for a way to raise a pair of female Nigerian dwarf goats at her Washington Avenue home.
Abby Quinn took the mic at last Tuesday’s Village of Cobleskill meeting to make her case to Mayor Linda Holmes and trustees.
They were sympathetic—and impressed with her presentation—but village code prohibits livestock like goats.
Abby said the goats wouldn’t be visible to the public and she has the written support of neighbors with adjacent property.
Her goal, she said, is to raise the goats so she can show them at the Stat ...
Hoping it will help ease the pressure on local volunteers, Schoharie County supervisors agreed Friday to hire five fulltime EMTs.
The move comes after both the Cobleskill and Richmondville Rescue Squads have said they’re struggling; so is nearly every other volunteer squad, said Office of Emergency Services’ Mike Hartzel, who’s been working on a plan to keep everyone alive.
“It’s great,” Mr. Hartzel said after supervisors’ decision. “I’ve been trying to fix this with the lowest impact on taxpayers and this will let me fill in the holes.”
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Local Schools easily approved their budgets in voting Tuesday
Cobleskill-Richmondville voters easily approved their $41.6 million 2018-19 budget in polling Tuesday, 631-299.
A proposition to buy a total of six busses for not more than $599,092 also passed, 663-265.
Elected to two seats on the school board were Aimee Yorke, 539 votes, and Dominga Lent, 418. Brianne Slater received 402, and John Scott, 356.
Voters also approved the Community Library budget, 663-265.