Cobleskill rally stands with Charlottesville

8/16/2017

Armed with signs—some recycled from January’s Women’s March, others pulled from front lawns, still others wet with fresh paint—about 75 people rallied in Cobleskill’s Centre Park Sunday in solidarity with Charlottesville, West Virginia and against racism and hatred.
Like others around the country, it was prompted by a “United the Right” rally held by white nationalists protesting the City of Charlotteville’s decision to remove a Robert E. Lee statue.
That event grew violent with one counter-protestor killed and about 20 others injured.
“People of conscience ...

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Add 518 to your calls starting Saturday

8/16/2017

Residential and business customers within the existing 518 area code should beprepared for the introduction of the new 838 area code, and the changes start this Saturday.
On Saturday, the option to place calls within the 518 area code region by dialing the customary seven digits will end.
Starting then, all calls made within and between area codes 518 and 838 must be placed using the 10-digit telephone number, the area code plus the seven digits.
MIDTEL announced last week that beginning September 19, customers in the 518 area code requesting new servic ...

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Cobleskill PD arrests 2 in car break-ins

8/16/2017

Cobleskill Police last week arrested two men in connections with village car break-ins in June.
Charged were Josiah M. Holmes, 19, and James M. Norton III, 18, both of Cobleskill.
Police Chief Rich Bialkowski said the two tried to purchase video games, play stations and similar items from Wal-Mart.
“The person who owned the card found unauthorized purchases, and the store’s video camera picked them out,” Chief Bialkowski said.
Officers charged Mr. Norton with second-degree forgery, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degre ...

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Eclipse once in a lifetime event

8/16/2017

Monday’s solar eclipse will be a pretty good show for Schoharie County, even if a total eclipse won’t be visible here.
And although the eclipse is far from total, viewers must take precautions to protect their eyes.
A solar eclipse has the moon passing between Earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s rays to Earth. Monday’s eclipse will be the first to cross the continental US since 1918, according to a website about eclipses.
Alan French of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers, a group that holds programs at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, said 67 perc ...

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It's not just SSCS; all local schools struggling with their numbers

8/16/2017

Sharon Springs may be the only local school district serving free meals this year, but other districts are close to that point.
And although providing healthy, free meals to students is good, it’s also an indication of how poor the area is.
The scale is the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced meals. In Sharon’s case, the percentage reached 67 percent last year, which means all students will qualify for free breakfasts and lunches.
A federal grant will pay for the meals, though there is a small local share.
In most nearby distric ...

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