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SCHOHARIE

Schoharie Central School District has new superintendent

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Schoharie Central School District has named an Amsterdam resident and local school administrator its new superintendent.
 
COBLESKILL

Schoharie County man accused of financial crimes

Saturday, May 9, 2015
A Summit man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a series of alleged financial crimes.
 
No word on federal funding for flood wall around Schoharie County offices
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

No word on federal funding for flood wall around Schoharie County offices

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
As other major flood recovery projects move forward in Schoharie County, officials are still waiting to hear if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund an $8.8 million flood wall around the county office building and courthouse.
 
Plan in motion to replace Blenheim covered bridge
BLENHEIM

Plan in motion to replace Blenheim covered bridge

Thursday, April 30, 2015
While much attention has been paid to the replacement of Schoharie County’s jail and public safety facility flooded during Tropical Storm Irene, county officials have been quietly working on another post-Irene project: replacing the historic Blenheim Covered Bridge.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie interested in 6-county land bank alliance

Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors is backing the creation of a six-county land bank in and around the Mohawk Valley to help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use.
 
COBLESKILL

Cobleskill body shop fined for alleged DEC violations

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A Cobleskill auto body shop is facing more than $10,000 in fines from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for multiple alleged violations relating to the bulk storage of petroleum.
 
FEMA OKs plan to move Schoharie County jail
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

FEMA OKs plan to move Schoharie County jail

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Nearly four years after Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a Schoharie County plan to replace its flood-damaged jail and public safety building with something new on higher, safer ground.
 
COBLESKILL

Petition calls for extending gas service in downtown Cobleskill

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
State Sen. James Seward is asking the state Department of Public Service to expedite a request to expand natural gas service to an unserved area of downtown Cobleskill.
 
COBLESKILL

3 companies move to SUNY Cobleskill

Monday, April 27, 2015
Three more companies have agreed to move or expand operations near SUNY Cobleskill in exchange for 10 years of no taxes.
 
Schoharie County hosts 50th annual Maple Festival
COBLESKILL

Schoharie County hosts 50th annual Maple Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Schoharie County kicked off the growing season Saturday at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds with the 50th annual Maple Festival, a celebration of the first harvest of the year: maple syrup. And maple candy, and maple cream, and maple butter, and maple cotton candy.
 
Howe Caverns reopening section closed since 1900
HOWES CAVE

Howe Caverns reopening section closed since 1900

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The new Signature Rock Discovery Tour, beginning May 3, will take visitors through the area “beyond those dam doors” at Howe Caverns for the first time in more than 100 years.
 
Howe Caverns to open long-closed "other world"
HOWES CAVE

Howe Caverns to open long-closed "other world"

Sunday, April 19, 2015
For more than 100 years, tours at Howe Caverns have come to an end at a set of dam doors beyond which no tourist was allowed. This spring, the “other world” behind those doors will again be opened to the public.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Brush fires put Capital Region departments on defensive

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Firefighters in Schoharie County and other parts of the Capital Region spent much of Saturday putting out one brush fire after another, as high winds and dry brush made for volatile conditions.
 
John Poorman recalled for talents, quiet energy
SCHOHARIE

John Poorman recalled for talents, quiet energy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
When John Poorman, longtime staff director of the Capital District Transportation Committee, was diagnosed with ALS in 2013, he did what those who knew him call a very typical thing: He researched the problem and took action.
 
GILBOA

Dry forecast brings flood of relief for Capital Region

Friday, April 10, 2015
Dry weather through the weekend should keep the area free from any significant spring flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
 
 

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