After 40 years, Richmondville's Crapser is king for a day

3/20/2019

Randy Crapser is celebrating 40 years with the Bank of Richmondville, and employees are making sure he remembers his special days.
The Cobleskill branch on Friday held an open house for Mr. Crapser, a longtime Richmondville resident who arrived courtesy of Eric Haslun driving a Richmondville Fire Department truck.
Employees lined East Main Street in Cobleskill, holding balloons and a banner when Mr. Crapser arrived at 8am. He was honored with confetti and a gold Burger King crown.
Inside were refreshments and a time for Mr. Crapser to visit with employees, ...

After 40 years, Richmondville

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Sharon Springs Chamber takes over May 25-26 Garden Party

3/20/2019

How long does it take to put together a two-day festival?
The Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce is about to find out.
After learning that Beekman 1802 won’t be sponsoring this year’s Garden Party, the Chamber held an emergency meeting last Tuesday to begin putting together the May 25-26 event.
Initially, the thought was that the Garden Party, which can draw crowds of 6,000, would just be Saturday.
But after hearing from merchants and organizers of past festivals, the Chamber agreed to stick with the two-day format.
“It’s too big, too ...

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Schoharie Land Trust gets $ for appraisals

3/20/2019

  The Schoharie Land Trust and four other land trusts across New York have received funding through the New York Land Trust Grants program, run by state Ag & Markets.
This program works to enhance farmland conservation projects by assisting with the cost of land appraisals needed to establish the value of development rights for agricultural conservation easement projects. 
With this information, landowners can consider whether conservation easements would benefit them as a land protection alternative.
The Land Trust Grants Program is one of several ...

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Accident deepens Van Wormer's respect for EMS, understanding of opioid crisis

3/20/2019

Esperance Supervisor and chairman of the Board of Supervisors Earl Van Wormer returned to Schoharie Friday with a renewed appreciation for EMS volunteers and the realities of the opioid crisis.
Mr. Van Wormer fell on the ice in December, breaking his hip—though he didn’t know it at the time.
When he fell again, in the middle of the night, the Central Bridge Rescue Squad took him to the Cobleskill Emergency Room, he said, and then to Ellis Hospital for emergency surgery.
It’s been a slow, often discouraging two months of recovery, he said Friday, even ...

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Games A Plunder: Can you spell SCRABBLE w-i-n-n-e-r?

3/20/2019

There’s a new SCRABBLE champion in town.
The team from Games A Plunder turned back challenges from previous winners to take the 11th annual SCRABBLE tournament hosted by Literacy New York––Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties.
Held Saturday at Radez School in Richmondville, the tournament featured 23 teams, all competing for bragging rights and prize money.
And while green is the color of prize money, it was also the color of the day. Volunteers wore green ‘READ’ tee shirts, and many players wore St. Patrick’s Day garb.
When the letter ...

Games A Plunder: Can you spell SCRABBLE w-i-n-n-e-r?

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