Vax rollout here frustrates all

1/20/2021

What does the availability of COVID vaccines look like in Schoharie County look like?
Not enough.
Not even close.
The County Health Department used its first round of 100 vaccines for places like Marchand Manor in Sharon Springs and ARC homes, Director Amy Gildemeister told supervisors Friday.
Cobleskill Regional Hospital used its first 600 for 1A—health care workers, she said.
The county got a second 100 doses, reallocated from Fox Hospital to finish up the ARC and for a few other people, but as of Friday, they’re not in line for any doses this week.
And that’s a problem.
“We think we could do at least 1,200 vaccines a week,” through a ...

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Supervisors say goodbye to Jim Seward

1/20/2021

Even in retirement, Jim Seward will always be Schoharie County’s State Senator.
Senator Seward retired from a career that spanned three decades on December 31.
Friday, supervisors tipped their hat to the man they long considered a friend who could work across the aisle.
And did.
“He doesn’t deserve to go out without special recognition,” said Esperance Supervisor Earl Van Wormer, leading off the thanks.
“We couldn’t do any better.”
Senator Seward, a Republican, worked closely with former Democratic Congressman Mike McNulty when it came to issues with the Gilboa Dam, Mr. Van Wormer said.
“These guys were bulldogs…They jumped right on it ...

Supervisors say goodbye to Jim Seward

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C-R gets busy getting $14 million building project info out

1/20/2021

Cobleskill-Richmondville brought its proposed $14.1 million building project to the public over the past seven days.
C-R held virtual town hall meetings––still available on the district website––Thursday and Tuesday, is mailing a newsletter to all registered voters and is reaching out on social media, all in preparation for the February 3 public vote.
In the planning stages for five years, the project includes improvements, renovations and repairs to all four C-R schools.
The work will protect the investment in the public’s buildings, Superintendent Carl Mummenthey said at Thursday’s town hall meeting.
“The people own these buildings,” he said. “We are their ...

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Prep work begins on Cobleskill urgent care

1/20/2021

Prep work began last week at what will be the site of a new urgent care center in Cobleskill.
Contractors began demolishing the building at the corner of East Main Street and Legion Drive, across from McDonald’s.
The coming facility will be a WellNow Urgent Care Center, according to plans received by Cobleskill Village Codes Officer Mike Piccolo.
WellNow treats illnesses and everything from “bumps and bruises to sprains and strains,” according to its website, and also offers X-rays and other diagnostics.
Devin DelPos of Saratoga Springs owns the Cobleskill site. Contacted Friday, Mr. DelPos said he has partners in Boston and Rochester and has developed urgent ...

Prep work begins on Cobleskill urgent care

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Bradt Farm recognized for 100 years

1/20/2021

Frank and Debra Bradt’s Bradt Homestead in Sloansville has been recognized as one of three 2021 Century Farms by the NYS Agricultural Society.
Each January, agricultural industry leaders gather at the NYS Agricultural Society Annual Meeting & Forum to discuss priority issues and recognize peers for outstanding leadership, innovation, stewardship, consumer outreach, and safety efforts.
At the historic 189th annual forum conducted virtually on Thursday, January 7, three farms were recognized as 2021 Century Farm honorees.
The Eastern NY operations have been in continuous operation by the same family on the same property for 100 years or more.

Bradt Ho ...

Bradt Farm recognized for 100 years

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