Pacatte to lead SEEC's eco efforts

9/18/2019

SEEC’s nationwide search for someone with the vision and experience to lead its Schoharie County economic development efforts have ended up back home.
Monday marked Julie Pacatte’s first day as executive director for the private Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation.
Ms. Pacatte comes to the job from the Chazen Companies in Troy, but before that, the Howes Cave native managed the City of Batavia’s ED efforts; before that, she spent seven years working for the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Agency.
Ms. Pacatte’s thr ...

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Schoharie village back solar process; the project? Not yet

9/19/2019

The process?
Yes.
The project?
Not yet.
That’s the stand the Village of Schoharie is taking on the 40-acre Bliss solar project, proposed just over the Town of Schoharie line on land owned by Len and Meg Berdan.
In August, the Berdans asked Mayor Larry Caza and trustees for a letter of support for their plans.
Instead, confident the town is more than capable of reviewing the project (see related story), the village voted 3-1 Tuesday to “support the process underway.”
“We’re saying we don’t know enough to green light t ...

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Farm Bureau looks to the past, future

9/18/2019

A griculture can feed more than our hunger.
It can also feed our souls.
That’s the message Jason Evans, SUNY Cobleskill professor and executive director of the Institute for Rural Vitality, shared with members of the Schoharie County Farm Bureau at their annual meeting Friday.
The Farm Bureau also honored longtime members John Radliff and John VanDerwerken and voted on policy to be forwarded to the New York State Farm Bureau for consideration at its annual meeting in December.
Dr. Evans told the crowd at the Olde Tater Barn that what they d ...

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Nadeau gets petition signatures; what's next not clear

9/18/2019

A vote on dissolving the Village of Cobleskill may be coming up.
On Friday, former mayor Mark Nadeau submitted his petition calling for dissolution to Village Clerk Sheila Wilday.
The petition has 234 signatures of village voters; Mr. Nadeau said he needed 200 to have the village board put dissolution on the ballot.
“Of all the people I talked to, maybe only four or five had reasons not to sign,” Mr. Nadeau said. “I respect that.”
When village dissolution was proposed in the past––2009 and 2013––proponents saw savings in tax dollars with one ...

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The magic of Harold Toles Sunday at the Fort

9/18/2019

Local historian Peter Lindemann will present “A Sentimental Journey,” a lecture and multi-media presentation on the extensive photography collection of the late Harold Toles at the Old Stone Fort Museum at 2 pm on Sunday, September 22.
Harold Toles took a lot of pictures.
In fact, if anything big happened in Schoharie County from 1948-1984, Mr. Toles was probably there with his camera.
The Old Stone Fort Museum Research Library has more than 150,000 of his negatives in its collection—a staggering number of images.
But thankfully, Mr. Toles ...

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