Richmondville man dies after aiming for dump truck

3/21/2017

A Richmondville man was killed in a horrific accident in Rotterdam early Sunday morning after a 21-mile high-speed chase by the State Police that began in Schoharie.
Emmanuel C. Humphreys, 36, of Richmondville was killed after he apparently intentionally veered his 2010 Honda into the path of a dump truck full of snow on Route 7 in Rotterdam just after midnight Sunday, according to the State Police.
After striking the dump truck, the Honda then deflected back into the eastbound lane of Route 7 and was struck by a State Trooper car, police added. The Honda was split in ...

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Lopez calls press conference on NYPA, flood safety

3/21/2017

Assemblyman Pete Lopez has called a press conference for this Friday on flood safety measures for the Schoharie Valley.
Specifically, Assemblyman Lopez will call on the New York Power Authority to participate in flood-mitigation efforts.
Discussions on flood mitigation should be linked to NYPA's relicensing, Assemblyman Lopez said.
The Assemblyman charged that the Power Authority is trying "to downplay discussion during the federal relicensing period."
Open to the public, the press conference is at 10am in the Board of Supervisors' meeting room in Schoha ...

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Peacemarkers to screen Noam Chomsky film

3/21/2017

On Sunday, March 26, at 2pm, at the Middleburgh Library, Peacemakers of Schoharie County will present the documentary, "Requiem for the America Dream: Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power."
The 73-minute film will be repeated at the Community Library in Cobleskill, Thursday, April 6, 6pm, downstairs.
Presented by Peacemakers in its Peace & Justice Forum series, each viewing will be followed by discussion and refreshments.
In the film, Noah Chomsky discusses the coordinated campaign to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of ...

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Work on Blenheim Bridge starting soon

3/21/2017

Substantial work is scheduled to begin on the new Blenheim Covered Bridge next month.
Construction crews are expected to begin the removal of the western bridge abutment in April, county flood recovery coordinator Bill Cherry told Schoharie County supervisors Friday morning. The erection of a new, reinforced support abutment is expected to be completed in May.
The removal of the eastern bridge abutment and erection of a new abutment is slated for May and June.
The on-site assembly of the replacement covered bridge is expected to take up the remainder of the y ...

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Resilent Schoharie County stands test of Stella

3/21/2017

Ever-resilient Schoharie County stood the test of Stella, the fast-moving, record-setting snowstorm that raced across the Northeast leaving as much as three feet of snow behind.
The National Weather Service is calling Stella, which started shortly after midnight Tuesday, the sixth-heaviest storm ever recorded in Albany, setting a new record for the date-March 14-by four inches.
Locally, where the snow started falling shortly after midnight, weather observers measured as much as 36 inches of snow in the higher elevations.
By 10am, roads were hard to navigate; ...

Resilent Schoharie County stands test of Stella

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