RVES on brink of closing--maybe

9/28/2016

The Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad is on the brink of closing.
But even as members last week voted to shut down, squad President Scott Bennett is desperately looking for answers--and money--to keep the service going.
Meanwhile, other officials are seeking alternatives for coverage in case RVES does close, as planned, on October 31.
The squad grappled with the twin problems of money and membership at meetings the past two months. At the latest meeting last Wednesday, Richmondville town Supervisor Dick Lape offered RVES $12,800 for 2017.
Unlike other ...

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Heroin battle continues with Narcan training

9/28/2016

Spurred by the August deaths of four 20-year-olds from heroin ODs and then a vigil that filled Cobleskill's Center Park, about 20 people turned out Tuesday to learn how to administer Narcan.
Just in case.
Narcan is used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.
It's not foolproof, Joe Filipone of Project Safe Point, a Catholic Charities effort, told the group as he walked them through the process; it could take one dose to save someone's life.
It could take two.
It could even take eight.
"But I'm going to give you the information you need ...

Heroin battle continues with Narcan training

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Ready, set, get cooking for T-J cookbook

9/28/2016

The Times-Journal wants the best from your kitchen.
The T-J is preparing the 25th edition of "Hometown Cooking" that will feature recipes from readers when it's published in November.
A flyer in this week's paper asks readers to submit recipes for the special edition.
"We like this project as much as any that we print," said Publisher Jim Poole.
"It's always interesting to see what readers send in--old favorites or heirloom recipes."
Recipes can include appetizers, drinks and punches, breads, soups, casseroles, quiches, meats, an fish, game, vegetab ...

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Middleburgh's grocery store project coming along

9/28/2016

Middleburgh's grocery store project is progressing according to developers and the store could be open by the middle of next year.
Most of the current work is "behind the scenes," but the project is on pace to meet the developers' and the operators' timeframe for opening in the summer or fall or 2017, according to Jim Becker, one of the developers.
The original plan was to open the grocery store late this year, but earlier in 2016 there were delays in the payment in lieu of taxes approval process that added an additional four to six months to the timeline, Mr. Bec ...

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Schoharie considers National Register Historic District designation

9/28/2016

Schoharie Village officials are deciding whether to seek a National Register Historic District designation for most of the village.
Village board members and about a dozen residents heard a presentation from a consultant and an official from the state Historic Preservation Office Thursday night.
The village received a grant to look into seeking a designation, Mayor John Borst noted.
Village officials briefly considered a designation 20 years ago but there many fears about regulations, he noted.
After listening to the consultant and the official from the ...

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