Now 2 farm wells, no water; supervisors hear call for solar moratorium

2/23/2024

With now, two farm wells in the Town of Sharon struggling, maybe it’s time for a solar moratorium or a countywide law banning projects.
At the very least, it’s long past time for state elected officials to step up and speak out, supervisors said Friday.
For the past month, Skip and Stuart Salisbury have been watching water levels in the well to their dairy barn on Saxon Road dwindle to nearly a trickle.
Now, Harry Edsall is seeing the same thing at his farm on Parson Road.
Both farms border land where crews for NextEra Energy have been pounding in supports for panels for the 50-MW solar project since the fall.
Also in line for a 94-c solar project are the ...

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2nd Rural Vitality food, farm, fun Expo set for May 10

2/23/2024

The Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill will welcome the public and its partner growers, producers, and small businesses for the 2nd annual Empire State Entrepreneurial Expo on Friday, May 10.
Guests are invited to taste, try, and buy food, beverages, and other products made by small businesses and farms from the Mohawk Valley and beyond.
The Expo will also feature artisan, health, beauty, and farm-to-table businesses showcasing their products to sponsors, buyers, and the community.
Vendor and attendee registration information is now available at www.cobleskill.edu/institute under “Upcoming Events.”
Registration for attendees is $5 per person and goe ...

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Sheriff's 24/7 coverage would include South Station

2/23/2024

Marketing and recruitment, possible School Resource Officers for Jefferson Central and Gilboa-Conesville Central Schools, and a South Station in combination with County EMS are all in the mix as the Sheriff’s Office begins working toward 24/7 coverage.
Supervisors agreed in January to fund the around-the-clock road patrols after a year-long look that began with the possibility of merging the Sheriff’s Office with the Cobleskill Police Department.
Friday, Carlisle Supervisor John Leavitt, who chaired that Select Law Enforcement Committee, ran through a three-phase plan put together by the Sheriff’s Office to get there, reading from a report put together by Sheriff Ron Stevens:

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Goodrich in "secure mental facility"

2/23/2024

West Fulton can breathe a little easier.
Brian Goodrich, the man who shot at buildings in the hamlet nearly two years ago, is in a secure mental health facility.
Schoharie County Judge Ryan McAllister ruled earlier this month that Mr. Goodrich spend six months in the facility to receive treatment.
In March 2022, State Police charged Mr. Goodrich with using a hunting rifle to fire shots at the Sap Bush Café, West Fulton Firehouse and a resident’s outdoor pool. Troopers charged him with criminal mischief.
At a trial this past December, Mr. Goodrich was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect,” which meant that he would be evaluated by a psychiat ...

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Supervisors consider local patriots for DAR pavers

2/23/2024

Who’ll be supervisors’ pick for their paver on the Schoharie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Patriot Pathway?
Sergeant Jacob Lawyer, who served under Captain Joseph Becker at the Lower Fort?
Joseph I. Borst, a drummer in the 3rd Co 15th Regiment NYS militia?
Or Maria Schell, who defended the family home during a battle at Schell’s Bush in Herkimer County?
That’s the question they’ll be weighing as they look through a list of 24 possibilities before settling on two or three, just in case someone else picks their patriot before them.
The Schoharie DAR is selling 500 pavers for a display in front of their Lasell Hall in Schoharie in an ef ...

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