Cobleskill man dies from gunshot to head; son charged

7/17/2019

A Cobleskill man is dead after being shot in the head at his 435 Lamont District Road home at about 12:45am Thursday.
Initially listed in critical condition, Timothy J. Oldorff, 50, died from a gunshot wound to the back of his head after being airlifted to Albany Medical Center.
State Police haven’t named the 17-year-old charged with the crime, but he has been identified in court documents as Mr. Oldorff’s son, Ryan J. Oldorff, a senior at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
Ryan was charged with first-degree assault, first degree criminal use of a fire ...

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SOS donates to quarry fight

7/18/2019

Save Our Schoharie upped the ante on donations to the town’s legal fight with Cobleskill Stone Products by $10,000 with a donation in June.
The $10,000 donation to the Town of Schoharie’s Legal Defense Fund in the 14-year battle over quarry expansion follows another $10,000 donation in August 2018 and a $7,000 donation in ’17.
Cobleskill Stone is seeking to expand its Schoharie quarry onto adjacent land the company bought in 2000.
Under Schoharie’s Land Use Law, however, the land was zoned agricultural and residential, prohibiting quarry operation—a ...

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Schoharie asks SEEC for help with Great American lot

7/17/2019

Fifteen years after it was sold as the Schoharie Commons, the Village of Schoharie is reaching out to SEEC for help with the long-vacant Great American site.
Great American, under the ownership of C&S Wholesale Grocers of Brattleboro, Vermont, closed the 218 Main Street store in 2002.
Efforts to get a Restore New York grant to address drainage and remodel and expand the existing building in 2009 were unsuccessful and plans to turn it into a mini-mall also fizzled.
Now, the former grocery is a fallen-in shell owned by Mark VanWoeart of Schenectady, ac ...

Schoharie asks SEEC for help with Great American lot

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This summer, there is such a thing as free lunch

7/17/2019

There’s no such thing as a free lunch––except in Schoharie County.
The Joshua Project in Middleburgh is coordinating free lunch programs at four sites and plans to serve more than 250 meals through July and August.
The lunches are available noon to 1pm at United Methodist Churches in Cobleskill and Richmondville, the Middleburgh High School cafeteria and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Central Bridge.
The lunches are open to all, Monday through Friday.
The Joshua Project, a Christian faith-based organization, first started ...

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Klinkhart concert will help kick off the future; Angela Easterling August 10

7/17/2019

Angela Easterling’s never been to Sharon Springs, but when she takes the stage in Chalybeate Park it will be a coming home of sorts: a reunion with conductor, mentor, and friend Kevin Finn-Padilla, who recruited the Greenville, South Carolina singer-songwriter to kick off what he hopes will begin a music series for the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center.
Tickets are now on sale for Ms. Easterling’s Saturday, August 10 concert at Klinkhart.org/music or Angelaeasterling.brownpapertickets.com.
Limited seating will be available at the door; both seats under the pavilion ...

Klinkhart concert will help kick off the future; Angela Easterling August 10

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