Gallupville looks to Zimmer legacy to breathe new life into hamlet

1/10/2018

Only in Schoharie County—and maybe only in Gallupville—would a man born in 1910, who never went beyond the 10th grade, provide the inspiration for an effort, 100 years later, to continue restoring an 1872 hotel—and maybe with it, the community.
The man is Chester Zimmer, a lifelong Gallupville resident, farmer, collector of Early Americana, and a self-taught historian.
About six years before his death, Mr. Zimmer, who was beloved by just about everyone who knew him, taped a series of interviews about his life in Gallupville with longtime friend, the Rev. Bob Smit ...

Gallupville looks to Zimmer legacy to breathe new life into hamlet

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C-R's Golding opens its Winter Olympica

1/10/2018

Even though the thermometer registered zero outside on Friday, Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Golding School when ahead with Winter Olympics anyway.
Inside, of course.
The Olympics pitted sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams against one another in a range of events, from an obstacle course in the gym to digital games in the cafeteria to chess in the library.
Eight-graders won the honors this year, with sixth-grade placing second and seventh-grade third.
The Olympics were originally scheduled for the last day before the Christmas break. Poor weath ...

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Depot Lane Singers...a cure for cabin fever?

1/10/2018

With the holiday season over and winter promising to be around for a while, the Depot Lane Singers are offering interested singers the opportunity to escape “cabin fever” as they begin to practice for their spring concerts.
Not only is getting off the couch good for everyone, the experience of singing in a choir has been proven to be beneficial to a healthy body and sound mind.
The Depot Lane Singers are a community chorus of 60-70 members. Although they are based in Schoharie, they have participating membership from Albany, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer ...

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Cobleskill's looks to store water bill data in Cloud

1/10/2018

The Village of Cobleskill could soon be storing its water bill data in the Cloud.
At a special meeting last Tuesday that also addressed some unrelated billing and budget issues, trustees agreed to spend about $7,600 on updated software for its Trimble—a handheld device that records water usage for billing.
First, though, Blair Supply Corporation’s John Murphy, who detailed options that also include going cellular, will make sure the Trimble can be updated to handle the new software.
If not, the village will need a new Trimble as well.
Water S ...

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Daunesburg school welcomes new superintendent

1/10/2018

Francis Macri began his position as Duanesburg superintendent of schools last Tuesday, taking on leadership of the district following the retirement of Christine Crowley.
Mr. Macri was appointed to the position this past October.
“I am honored and excited to be the new superintendent of the Duanesburg Central School District and look forward to working collaboratively with all members of the school community,” Mr. Macri said.
“Over the upcoming month, my plan is to meet as many students, staff, parents and community members as possible.
“It ...

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