Trials begin for McMichael's COVID cure

8/5/2020

The trial to test John McMichael’s COVID cure is under way in Salt Lake City.
It’s a major advance so that the Town of Wright scientist’s product, TML, can reach the virus-stricken nation.
Physicians in Mr. McMichael’s nationwide Beech Tree Lab have found TML to be successful treating COVID patients, but the drug needs approval by the Food and Drug Administration to be sold to the public.
The Salt Lake City trial is the first step in that process.
The Utah lab began recruiting patients through ads on network news Thursday, later adding ads in Spanish to also reach a large Latino population there, Mr. McMichael said.
And when sign-ups didn’t proceed as ...

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Sharon Library sets August Great Book Giveaway

8/5/2020

COVID cancelled one of the Sharon Springs Free Library’s most popular spring events:
Its April Great Book Giveaway.
But now, with guidance from the Schoharie County Department of Health, it’s back and set for Saturday, August 15, 9am-2pm, outside, in the library’s back parking lot, with masks and social distancing required.
“This is something we do that everyone loves and with people so desperate for books, we wanted to find a way to do it,” said Jeanne Irwin, vice president of the library’s Board of Trustees.
As always, all books and DVDs will be free with cash donations to help support the library accepted.
New totes with the library’s logo will also ...

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"Extra" Stony Brook $ going to Central Bridge

8/5/2020

Schoharie’s savings is Central Bridge’s gain.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene in 2011 and then Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Town of Schoharie was awarded $3 million to restore Stony Brook through the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.
The stream had been undermined by flooding, something that compromised the stability of nearby Stony Brook Road.
The work there is substantially complete and under budget—by about $1.2 million.
The Town of Esperance was also awarded $3 million through the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, $1 million of which it set aside for improvements to the Central Bridge Water Filtration Plant, where, Assemblym ...

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Schools file reopening plan with Cuomo

8/5/2020

That sound you heard if you listened closely Friday?
It was 650 school districts across New York State hitting “send” on their plans for how they’ll reopen in September.
Schools switched to virtual learning in mid-March after Governor Andrew Cuomo shut them down in an effort to help flatten the curve on New York’s COVID-19 numbers.
Even as that worked—the state’s numbers are among the best in the country—cases are skyrocketing elsewhere and despite the work they put into developing the plans, some administrators are giving any in-person reopening a 50-50 chance of happening.
Local schools have been having virtual meetings on the plan with teachers and staff an ...

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Show us your face: Street art in Sharon Springs

8/5/2020

Show us your face.
That’s what members of the fledgling Sharon Springs Community Arts Project told passersby Saturday when they kicked off an all-volunteer photo project with an ending so secret they’re keeping their lips zipped—for now.
Christine Harrris, Sarka Kalusova, and Yvonne Gardner were among those on hand to take the photos of Sharon Springs friends and residents in front of Klinkhart Hall.
Other dates will follow at other spots around the village; look for the polka dot background and follow the progress on SharonSprings Now.org.
This fall, the photos—everyone’s posing safely socially-distanced, both masked and unmasked—will be displayed at a still- ...

Show us your face: Street art in Sharon Springs

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