The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. officially cut the ribbon on its 287 Main Wednesday in grand opening ceremonies for its collaborative 21st-century work environment and new hub for economic development in Schoharie County.
“We are deeply invested in our local business community and are committed to developing the resources and ecosystem that will help local businesses and industry thrive,” said Thomas Putnam, founder and chairman of SEEC.
“287 Main is proof of that commitment and an exciting new chapter here on Main Street.”
SEEC Executive Director Julie Pacatte said 287 Main “has already served as a springboard for collaboration within the community. We will con ...
“Three years ago…you promised a model project with a good PILOT…tax dollars. That money is nothing. I get that much from Tennessee Gas, Iroquois Gas in a year.
“You came in, you put your hand on my shoulder and said you’d work with us. That all went away when the state got involved. You come in, you divide the town, and then you go back home.”
“Of course [it’s state over-reach]. We’ve lost already. This is just a formality to get to the end result.”
When Schoharie County’s Board of Supervisors meets later this month, it will consider a local law that would give tax breaks to fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers.
Other municipalities are also interested; Mike Hartzel, director for Emergency Services, said each town and school interested in offering the property tax exemption would have to pass their own resolution.
“I think it’s good legislation to help us recruit volunteers,” Mr. Hartzel told supervisors.
Under the proposed local law, eligible volunteers could receive a property tax exemption of up to 10 percent “exclusive of special assessments.”
It would be available to volunteer firefighters and ...
Should an armed school resource officer patrol the halls at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School?
School board President Bruce Tryon expects a wide-ranging discussion about an SRO––pro and con––at the next board meeting February 13.
That session follows a January 23 meeting where Bruce Baker, undersheriff with the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office, explained that SROs build strong relationships with students and keep schools safe.
Considering school safety to be paramount, Mr. Tryon doesn’t want the issue to rest.
“It is a worthy discussion,” he said. “We have to get it out in the open and talk about.”
Mr. Tryon knows board members’ opinions ...
A Schoharie woman is charged with stealing more than a quarter million dollars over eight years from the Ross Law Offices, where she’d worked at as a secretary.
Amber M. Wood, 39, was arrested Friday after she turned herself over to State Police for processing.
She was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and transported to the Schenectady County Correctional Facility for arraignment on the charges there.
The arrest followed an investigation begun by State Police on October 6, 2022 after Troopers at the Princetown Bureau of Criminal Investigation received a complaint of funds missing from a guardianship estate assigned to Daniel S. Ross at Ross Law Offices in Middleburgh.< ...