Mailman arrested in mail thefts

5/24/2017

A 21-year-old Cobleskill mail carrier has been arrested on charges of stealing numerous gift cards and checks as well as cash from mail that was supposed to be delivered on his route.
Joel C. VanSteele of Schoharie was arrested Wednesday morning on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges after he was allegedly observed actively engaged in the theft of mail while he was on duty earlier that day, according to the Cobleskill Village Police. He was taken into custody without incident.
It is not known how much Mr. VanSteele allegedly stole but it is likely “several thou ...

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Decoration Day: Tuesday ceremony at Old Stone Fort

5/25/2017

Tuesday, May 30 at 6pm at the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will conduct a Decoration Day ceremony first observed in Schoharie County 140 years ago.
The public is invited to assist the Sons in ‘strewing with flowers’ the graves of some thirty-five Union soldiers in the Fort Cemetery.
The Schoharie County American Legion Honor Guard will honor veterans of other wars.
Decoration Day began in 1868 with ‘Logan’s Order.’ General John A. Logan was then Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, the fra ...

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Faso says he's reaching constituents just fine

5/25/2017

Congressman John Faso feels he’s reaching constituents just fine and continues to resist holding public town hall meetings.
Under fire for not holding meetings, the first-termer for New York’s 19th Congressional District believes town hall meetings––right now, anyway––“would degenerate into screaming and sign-waving.”
Nonetheless, he’s thinking about such meetings in the future.
Critics want to meet Congressman Faso especially to hear his stance on Obamacare and the American Health Care Act. Other issues such as immigration are key, too.
The Co ...

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Fox in Richmondville positive for rabies

5/24/2017

A grey fox found in the Town of Richmondville has tested positive for rabies.
The fox was sent to Wadsworth Laboratory for testing and the positive test results were received by the Schoharie County Department of Health last Monday, May 15.
Several domestic animals and two humans were exposed to the fox.
The animals were up-to-date with their rabies vaccinations and have received rabies booster shots; the county Department of Health is coordinating the response.
Once infected, rabies is a virus that has a 100-percent fatality rate in mammals, inc ...

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County picks Howes Cave jail site

5/24/2017

Schoharie County supervisors Friday morning decided that the new jail will be located at the current fire training site in Howes Cave.
The new jail will cost about $44.3 million to construct leaving the county a local share of between $6 and $7 million, flood recovery coordinator Bill Cherry told supervisors.
Supervisors Friday agreed that new jail will be known as the Harvey E. Stoddard Public Safety Facility, as was the former one in the Village of Schoharie.
Supervisors also considered building the jail at the former Nark farm off of Route 7 in Cobl ...

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