COVID efforts blistered as "fear-mongering"

11/24/2020

We need to go on with our lives and stop our COVID fear-mongering.
That’s what Earlin Rosa, supervisor for the Town of Seward, told Schoharie County Health Department head Amy Gildemeister Friday in a blistering, mostly-one sided exchange.
In math that Dr. Gildemeister said was just wrong, Mr. Rosa cited Center for Disease Control numbers to argue the flu is more dangerous than COVID.
“Figures don’t lie, but liars figure,” Mr. Rosa said. “I’m tired of the numbers being spun so out of control.
“This is the type of fear-mongering you create every time you stand up there…”
“You might want to sit down,” Mr. Rosa told Dr. Gildemeister after her COVID Task F ...

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Now, Sharon Springs Inc proposes 13 Tiny Homes

11/24/2020

Could a baker’s dozen of “glamped” Tiny Homes be the solution that finally moves Sharon Springs Inc’s spa plans forward?
The developers think so.
There have been as many as a dozen different versions of the project since SSI purchased the Imperial Baths, and Adler and Columbia Hotels in 2005.
In June 2016, SSI held a “groundbreaking” on the front steps of the Imperial Baths with plans to open it in the spring of 2018.
Stalled by financing and other problems, that never happened and work has stopped.
Wednesday, SSI reps and its president, Kyu Sung Cho, brought their COVID version of the project to the Joint Planning Board.
What had been phase on ...

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No tax increase in final Schoharie County budget

11/24/2020

Schoharie County’s $80.5 million 2021 budget hit a new low Friday:
A zero percent in the tax levy increase.
Only Fulton Supervisor Phil Skowfoe voted against adopting the $80.5 million budget
No increase in taxes is great, Mr. Skowfoe said.
But especially with it looking like 2020’s sales tax figures are going to be better than forecast, he thinks supervisors should have found a way to give taxpayers a tax cut.
“We think we have some good news here,” County Administrator Steve Wilson told supervisors Friday.
Thanks to about $99,000 in anticipated fourth-quarter spending reductions and $360,000 in revenue increases, the county has $460,000 more ...

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Cobleskill's Park Theatre long a survivor

11/24/2020

The Park Theatre is a COVID survivor.
Closed since March 15, the Cobleskill theater reopened on Friday - not a bad recovery for a 98-year-old.
Built in 1922
Construction on the Park Theatre began on May 15, 1922 after Mrs. Grace Taylor Steacy let the contracts and made the announcement at her home next door - now the Bull’s Head Inn.
“The wing of the present Steacy home will be removed to permit the construction of the theatre,” announced the Cobleskill Index of May 11, 1922.
“A firewall will be constructed between the theatre and the house…”
Four months after construction began, the new theater was set for its premiere.
“Opening of the ...

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SUNY Cobleskill matches up vets, horses

11/24/2020

SUNY Cobleskill will be offering its Therapeutic Horsemanship Veterans Program during Winter Session, December 2020-January 2021.
The program is made possible, in part, through funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Adaptive Sports Grant and donor support.
Additionally, SUNY Cobleskill is launching its Therapeutic Horsemanship Life Skills Micro-credential, which will be free to all veterans registering through the Winter Session program.
Participants will need to commit to a five-week, hands-on experience.
Veterans will work with horses at SUNY Cobleskill’s Equine Center in-ground programming or recreational horseback riding.
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