Absentees will delay election results; early voting strong

10/28/2020

Don’t expect election results Tuesday night, Wednesday morning or even by the end of next week.
That’s because of the high number of absentee ballots and necessary checking and cross-checking to make sure nobody voted twice.
Rich Shultes, one of Schoharie County’s deputy election commissioners, said results from national and regional races probably won’t finalized till the end of the following week, November 12 or 13.
What will be available on Election Night, however, are results from Tuesday’s voting machine and the nine early voting sessions.
And apparently early voting is popular. On Saturday, the first day, 245 people voted, and on Sunday, another 298, Mr ...

Absentees will delay election results; early voting strong

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Community Thanksgiving will be home-delivery only

10/28/2020

Schoharie County isn’t letting one of its best-loved traditions—its Community Thanksgiving Dinner—fall by the wayside, even in 2020 and even during COVID.
The meal, begun in 1989, will provide only home-delivered Thanksgiving meals this year—no sit-down, no pickups--said longtime organizer Kevin Neary.
But after getting the OK from partners Rehabilitation Support Services, which handles the cooking, and the Office for the Aging, which helps with reservations, that’s a big deal—especially since they expect demand to be at an all-time high.
“We’re late getting to this, but it’s so, so important that we do it this year,” Mr. Neary said.
“We’ve seen the lines at ...

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Another step forward for McMichael cure

10/28/2020

After months of frustrating delay, John McMichael’s trials for his coronavirus cure are moving ahead.
“We’re finally picking up a head of steam,” said the Town of Wright scientist, whose product, TML, has cured patients with COVID-19.
TML, however, needs approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration for wide distribution to the public. The trials, or tests, are the first step.
Mr. McMichael has been trying since April to get the trials underway, and after fits and starts, that appears to be happening.
A trial started in Salt Lake City, and Mr. McMichael expected another to begin in New Orleans Monday or Tuesday, though Hurricane Delta delayed the tes ...

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Awarding-winning distiller moves to Charlotteville

10/28/2020

The award-winning Sauvage Beverages has relocated to Schoharie County, bringing four jobs and new distilling equipment to the former Kymar Farm Distillery in Charlotteville along with it.
Sauvage started in a 4,000 square-foot facility in Oneonta, and has acquired the 2,000 square-foot Kymar Farms distillery—along with 20 acres of farmland—as part of its plans for expansion.
The Town of Summit and SEEC worked together to support that move by partnering to secure and administer a $100,000 New York State CDBG Economic Development Small Business grant for the operation that was awarded in September.
The grant will go toward new jobs and for new equipment that will signif ...

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16 from Golding quarantined; "good test"

10/28/2020

Sixteen people at Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Golding School were quarantined last week because of a possible exposure to COVID-19.
The Schoharie County Health Department ordered the quarantine on Wednesday.
The 16 were quarantined at their homes under supervision of the Health Department, and since then, most have been released, C-R Superintendent Carl Mummenthey said Monday.
“We had an individual suspected of having been in contact with a positive case,” Mr. Mummenthey said, adding that contact tracing identified the 16.
None of the 16 tested positive, he added.
Privacy laws prohibit C-R from releasing names of the people, but the district will noti ...

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