Middleburgh Meadows gets ready to open

1/17/2018

The long-awaited supermarket for the Schoharie Valley will open next Friday, January 26.
The opening in Middleburgh comes more than six years after Irene flooding closed the Grand Union and answers a need many have asked for.
The market is in Middleburgh Meadows, being developed by Jim and Jason Becker and their partner, Carver Laraway.
The Valley Market is in Geanine Eisel’s name, and she and her husband, Jim, will manage the store. They also operate a Great American market in Prattsville.
The Valley Market is 16,000 square feet, about the size ...

Middleburgh Meadows gets ready to open

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Middleburgh hears of blighted properties goals

1/17/2018

The Middleburgh Town Board listened on Thursday as Jerrine Corallo, of the Schoharie County’s Blighted Property Selection Committee (BPSC), gave a presentation about the newly formed group that will solicit, review and select abandoned or blighted properties for rehabilitation, demolition or stabilization.
“Our job is to find properties that are a good fit,” said Ms. Corallo, “We are just getting started, reaching out to municipalities about this opportunity.”
BPSC goals for properties include: Single-family homes, multi-unit housing, green-space or park, ...

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"Persist" theme for Saturday's Women's March II

1/17/2018

Another year, another march.
But this time, organizers of the Women’s March II are bringing music, speakers, and giant puppets to their Saturday, January 20 event in Cobleskill’s Centre Park, as well as a new theme:
Persist.
The event--a rally--will run from 1-3pm and will mark the one-year anniversary of one of the largest-ever demonstrations both nationally and in Cobleskill, where 350 people turned out to support women’s rights and issues the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated.
Several local groups formed in the wake of the 2 ...

"Persist" theme for Saturday

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Seward seeks extension for pistol permits

1/17/2018

State Sneator Jim Seward has introduced legislation that would give pistol license holders an extra two months to recertify their licenses with the State Police.
Under current law, individuals with pistol licenses issued before January 15, 2103 are required to recertify their current licenses with the State Police by January 31.
Senator Seward’s bill would extend the deadline for recertification to March 31.
The requirement is part of the SAFE Act, which Senator Seward called “one of the most confusing and disputed laws I have seen in my 30-plus year ...

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FBI holds Cobleskill man for porn

1/17/2018

A 42-year-old Cobleskill man remains in federal custody after an investigation into possible child sexual abuse by the Cobleskill Police Department turned up more than 100 images of child pornography on his phone.
Jason M. VanBuren was arrested January 5 and ordered detained on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, according to the United States Attorney’s Office and the Albany Field Office of the FBI.
Following a hearing before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel Stewart on January 9, Mr. Van Buren remains detained pending further proceed ...

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