A landmark for more than a century, Cobleskill’s old St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church is in trouble.
The Elm Street church is in serious disrepair, according to Village Codes Officer Mike Piccolo, and the congregation will have to restore it or demolish it.
That’s a decision the parish of several hundred will likely make in January, said Leo McAllister, who’s on St. Vincent’s finance and buildings and grounds committee.
Mr. Piccolo placed a sign banning occupancy on the 1894 church earlier this month. He also ordered the parish to place a warning fence around the church, which they did.
“Slates are coming off the roof, bricks will pulverize in your hand, there ...
The Christmas season gets into full swing this weekend, with holiday celebrations around Schoharie County.
Cobleskill’s December to Remember begins with a parade at 5pm this Saturday.
The parade will march from Campus Drive to Veterans’ Memorial Centre Park, which will be decorated with lights in trees. Santa and kids will light a Christmas tree.
Santa will then lead families to the Cobleskill Firehouse, where he’ll meet with kids. Refreshments and other activities will also be available.
On Sunday, the Cobleskill Rotary Club is hosting Breakfast with Santa at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
Breakfast includes pancakes ...
The Village of Cobleskill is accepting applications for volunteers interested in serving on the Cobleskill Police Department Citizen Advisory Board.
In 2021, the Village of Cobleskill formed the Cobleskill Police Department Citizen Advisory Board to provide the Police Department with the community's perspective on crime, safety, and neighborhood issues.
CAB also suggests improvements in local police services.
There are five community seats on the CAB; the Chief of Police and the Mayor also serve on the board.
One community seat is open for a new appointment by the Village Board at its December 19, meeting.
Community members serve for two years with pos ...
Cobleskill village officials want more details before letting the Rescue Squad become independent.
Squad members last Tuesday asked the village board to transfer the Certificate of Need to the squad so that it can bill patients, hire staffers and answer more calls.
The all-volunteer squad expects to respond to 65 percent of its calls this year, member Justin Ball told board members, and wants to reach 80 percent next year and 95 percent by 2026.
“We’re struggling to answer calls now,” Mr. Ball said. “We’re spread pretty thin.
An increase in response rates can happen, Mr. Ball said, if the Rescue Squad can bill patients and hire a director of operations and parame ...
Crazy, we know—wasn’t it just Memorial Day?—but Santa’s started checking his list.
And so are we.
It’s time to make your nominations for the 2023 Times-Journal Star.
This will mark the 32nd year for the award, which recognizes someone who’s positively impacted the community, especially over the past year.
Past T-J Stars have come from agriculture, history, the arts, economic development and flood recovery.
Tell us who you think deserves the honor this year.
Deadline for nominations is 5pm, Wednesday, December 20.
• Email them to email@example.com and put TJ Star in the subject line.
• Call them in, (518) 234-2515.
• Fax them ...