The sky goes dark-ish

4/12/2024

In a low-key—and tasty—celebration of Monday’s solar eclipse, SUNY Cobleskill students, staff, and community members gathered on the lawn outside Bouck Hall for a watch party.
There were free eclipse glasses, snacks with celestial themes, including Sun Chips, Moon Pies, and Milky Way bars, heavenly music and more as the crowd kept its eye on the sky.
Cobleskill-Richmondville students also took the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Monday’s eclipse.
C-R dismissed students two hours early because of the eclipse, and high school teachers Chris Palmer and Amy Mahar had students stay after school for the event.
With all using safety glasses, students sat in the fo ...

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Neighbors: Little League traffic too fast

4/12/2024

When Tracy Dailey put orange cones up along Maple Avenue to slow down Little League traffic, he instantly became a hero to his neighbors.
But it’s not a long-term solution, Mr. Dailey told the Middleburgh Village Board Monday, asking for a lower speed limit and better signage.
Little League families use Maple Avenue to get to their fields 3-4 nights a week, he said, and with no posted speed limit and no sidewalks, it’s a dangerous place.
The speed limit for village streets—including Main Street—is 30mph; legally, Mayor Tim Knight said, the lowest they can drop it anywhere is 25mph.
“Thirty on Maple Avenue is too fast,” Mr. Dailey said.
“I went to Little Le ...

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Joshua Project kicks off fundraising for real home

4/12/2024

Never having had a home base, the Joshua Project is now raising money to build one.
Preliminary plans for the building, to be on Route 145 near Aidone’s Eye Care in East Cobleskill, show a 40-by-100 structure, large enough to house the Joshua Project’s goods for programs ranging from food to furniture.
“It’s real now,” said Mark Quandt, chair of Joshua’s Building Committee. “It will raise the profile of the Joshua Project.”
The Cobleskill Town Planning Board is expected to act on the plans Monday night.
A chicken barbeque this Friday at the Parrott House in Schoharie will kick off fundraising, but that will net only a tiny fraction of what’s needed:
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Middleburgh approves subdivision

4/12/2024

Fred Risse’s 12-lot Valley View Estates subdivision got the final OK from the Village of Middleburgh Monday.
Mr. Risse plans to sell lots-only at the 151 Main Street site; 11 of them residential and one commercial.
The sites, along new roads Valley View and Vroman’s Way, will be hooked into village water, but require their own individual septic systems.
The County Planning Commission recommended approval of the project—with a couple of conditions.
The first, that the hours of operation during construction be limited to 9am-7pm weekends and holidays—no problem, the Village Board and Mr. Risse said.
The second, requiring sidewalks, which the Village Board ove ...

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Solar, influencing policy Ag Networking #1 topics

4/12/2024

Equitable solar and influencing state farm policy were among the topics at Schoharie County’s first Agricultural Issues Networking event, held Saturday in Carlisle.
The second is set for this Saturday, April 13, 1pm at the Middleburgh Reformed Church—and they’re likely something that will continue, maybe at the Cobleskill Fair, said Steve Smith, Schoharie County Farm Bureau president and a state director.
Along with SCFB, Cornell Cooperative of Schoharie and Otsego Counties is also a sponsor of the networking events.
More than a dozen farmers and those interested in farming turned out in Carlisle with some planning to make this Saturday’s in Middleburgh as well.
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