SchoCo Promise: SEEC, partners work to keep us safe.

7/8/2020

SEEC and its partners, including the Economic Alliance & Reopening Task Force, want to make sure Schoharie County stays open—safely—as New York State reopens.
To do that, today they’re launching the SchoCo Promise, an effort with two pieces linked through Survey Monkey.
The first will help walk businesses through filing their required New York Forward safety plan and “affirming” that they’ve done it--a bewildering and confusing step most don’t realize is critical to keeping the Mohawk Valley Region—that’s us—open.
Then, the second piece of the Survey Monkey tool will take businesses through the steps to become a part of SchoCo Promise, a designation that recognizes sa ...

SchoCo Promise: SEEC, partners work to keep us safe.

Full Story >>  

Festival Farmers Market opens Saturday

7/8/2020

In one of the few things not cancelled this summer, the Festival Farmers Market will kick off its 24th season Saturday in the parking lot of McCarthy Tires Services, Route 7, Cobleskill.
Farmers and vendors will be practicing COVID-19 protections and the public is expected to do the same and wear masks.
Saturday’s hours are 10am-2pm and from 10am until gone, the Barnerville United Methodist Church will hold its annual pie and bake sale.
On hand with produce, herbs, meat, cheeses, and eggs will be: Parson’s Vegetable Farm, Sharon Springs; Bohringer’s Fruit Farm, Middleburgh; Van-Dale Farms, Central Bridge; Cripplebush Creek Farm, Sloansville; and Will-A-Way Farm, Coble ...

Full Story >>  

Cuomo cancels State Fair; demands Trump wear a mask

7/8/2020

Even as New York State’s COVID numbers “are all good,” the same can’t be said for the 38 other states where they’re climbing.
And so, out of an abundance of caution, Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday cancelled the New York State Fair.
There’s still no news on gyms or movie theaters, but the state is looking into ways to filter COVID out of the air with “a real possibility that we could actually have a positive contribution here,” Governor Cuomo said, promising to make any solution public ASAP.
He also seemed to cast doubt on whether school will open in the fall; just because schools are being asked to submit plans doesn’t mean that will happen, he said.
“There has ...

Full Story >>  

Cliff Hay still on Dem Committee. Probably

7/8/2020

The tally is in for the Schoharie County Democratic Committee election, and it looks like longtime committee Chairman Cliff Hay will remain on the committee.
Probably.
Tabulated by the county Board of Elections last week, the results show Anne Rogan with 156 votes, Brideen Finegan with 113, Randall Gunther at 111, Mr. Hay and his wife, Elizabeth with 102 and Stanley Skinner Jr. with 88.
The top four will be on the county committee, so that would be Ms. Rogan, Ms. Finegan, Mr. Gunther and one of the Hays.
Rich Shultes of the Board of Elections said he’d contact the state office about the process for a tie in the last spot.
One of the two may drop out, M ...

Full Story >>  

Historical goodbye to Class of 2020

7/1/2020

It an unprecedented senior year that seemed like it would drag on forever, and then in the end, was over in a flash, local schools said goodbye to the Class of 2020 in historic ceremonies that none of us will ever forget.
Middleburgh kicked off the graduations with a drive-through at the Greenville Drive-In a couple of of weeks ago; Sharon, Jefferson and Gilboa followed up outside at home Friday; Cobleskill and Schoharie joined in with multiple rain-soaked ceremonies Saturday, and Worcester wrapped it all up--again in the rain--Sunday afternoon.
Photos from all of the graduations--20-plus pages of them--are featured in this week's Times-Journal as we all gather to send the Cl ...

Historical goodbye to Class of 2020

Full Story >>