Freedom Fair blasts them all

5/11/2016

With Schoharie County's most famous Revolutionary War landmark looming in the background, about 125 gun rights supporters called for another revolution Saturday in Middleburgh. Their targets included Albany and Washington, the minimum wage, same-sex bathrooms, Common Core, and the media. "Don't be silent. Don't listen to the media," said Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli, one of about a dozen speakers. "Stand proud and strong." Vroman's Nose served as a backdrop for the Freedom Fair, held in Middleburgh's Timothy Murphy Park as a follow-up to the gun rights ralli ...

Freedom Fair blasts them all

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Deputy linked to dirt bike fatal

6/22/2016

A Middleburgh man died Friday evening after he was ejected from a dirt-bike and collided with a Schoharie County Sheriff's Office patrol car that was in pursuit of the rider. The dirt-bike rider, Joshua C. Camp, 31, of Middleburgh, was treated at the scene of the collision off of Greibel Lane in the Village of Middleburgh, according to the Cobleskill State Police. He was then taken by Med Flight helicopter to Albany Medical Center where he died from his injuries. At about 7pm on Friday, a Schoharie County Sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop of an unregistered d ...

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Cobleskill businesses struggle with road work

6/22/2016

Downtown businesses are struggling to survive Cobleskill's water and sewer project. Choking clouds of dust from the construction are keeping customers away, and until now, it was unclear whether any dust control was coming--and who's responsible for the clean-up. Village crews stepped in to do the job over the weekend. Started in late April, the project will replace 1880s water and sewer lines from the main intersection to North Street. Although people expected traffic and parking problems, nobody at the start anticipated days-long haze of dust. "It's horrible--di ...

Cobleskill businesses struggle with road work

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Back to the polls; Congressional primaries Tuesday

6/22/2016

Primaries in both major parties are coming up on Tuesday. At stake are seats on the Republican and Democratic lines for candidates for the 19th Congressional District. All regular polling places in Schoharie County will be open from noon to 9pm. On the Republican side, John Faso and Andrew Heaney are seeking the nomination. For the Democrats, Will Yandik is running against Zephyr Teachout. Incumbent Congressman Chris Gibson announced early last year that he would not seek re-election. Only members of each party can vote in their respective primaries. Besides Sch ...

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Sharon to look at planning grant for indoor pool

6/22/2016

Imagine an indoor pool at Sharon Springs Central School, open for summer lessons and year 'round, to the community. It may be a long shot, but the Village of Sharon Springs, the Town of Sharon, and SSCS are looking into the possibility of a state grant that could help fund such a project. Sharon Springs Mayor Doug Plummer said Thursday that the three are working with consultants CT Male on a possible New York State Consolidated Funding Application grant that would cover pre-planning expenses. Deadline for CFA applications is the end of July. The indoor pool would r ...

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