Carlisle & Seward: State moves Rock District solar ahead

6/14/2024

The Towns of Carlisle and Seward got some as-expected news late Monday.
But that didn’t make it any easier to hear:
The state Office of Renewable Energy Siting has ruled Cypress Creek’s application for the 20MW Rock Creek Solar project complete and issued a temporary permit for it.
That doesn’t mean construction begins.
What it does mean is that Cypress Creek has 60 days to solicit public comment on the project through a hearing or hearings in one or both towns, said Carlisle Supervisor John Leavitt.
That will also be the time for Carlisle and Seward to resubmit their comments and concerns, Mr. Leavitt said, nearly all of it already posted on the ORES site. ...

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schoharie County Arts, SEEC host world-famous photographer--and his stories

6/14/2024

Which would you rather hear first?
The story about the Queen?
Or Mick Jagger?
Because Dmitri Kasterine has them both—as well as photos of HM Queen Elizabeth II (1976, Buckingham Palace), Mick, Steve Martin, Johnny Cash, Jonathan Winters, and countless others, including his Schuyler Lake neighbors, in his portfolio and now hanging on the walls of the SEEC Gallery at 287 Main in Schoharie.
Schoharie County Arts held an opening reception for their “Dmitri Kasterine, Seventy Years of Photography” Friday.
Mr. Kasterine, born in 1932, began his professional career as a photographer in Britain in 1961, moving to the United States in 1986.
His first visit to ...

schoharie County Arts, SEEC host world-famous photographer--and his stories

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Marathon breaks records with $210,000

6/14/2024

The bar keeps getting higher for Marathon for a Better Life.
Few believed Saturday’s Marathon would beat last year’s record of $160,000, but the day-long walk set a new mark: $210,000, all of which will go to help Schoharie County cancer patients.
“It’s an amazing record. We never thought we’d change that 1 to a 2,” Marathon President Kathy Diamond said afterwards, referring to the first numeral in the totals.
“We have a big attitude of gratitude.”
Marathon board member Bruce Tryon agreed, noting that the community “helped in a way never witnessed before.
“We are eternally grateful for you.”
The Marathon’s appeal is its simplicity. The organizatio ...

Marathon breaks records with $210,000

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Joshua Project looks for help feeding thousands

6/14/2024

The Joshua Project needs help to feed thousands of people this summer.
The organization’s twin food programs, Summer Backpack and Summer Lunch are looking for volunteers before both get underway in a week or so.
“I need drivers,” Carrie Foland, who with husband Dennis coordinates the Backpack Program, told 30 who attended Joshua’s meeting at St. Christopher’s Church in Cobleskill Tuesday night.
And the Folands need not only drivers but a passenger to accompany each driver.
The Backpack Program delivers enough food to feed a needy family for a week or more. Last year, the Joshua Project delivered 16 tons of food to 165 families.
So far, 156 families have al ...

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Yet another solar project on the table in Town of Sharon

6/14/2024

Even as the Town of Sharon struggles with the aftermath of the NextEra solar project—mostly roads at this point—there’s yet another project in the pipeline for Sharon Hill.
Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure, with offices in New York City and Ontario, Canada, is proposing a 5MW project on about 15-20 acres of leased and purchased land at Route 20 and Argusville Road, Senior Project Developer Adam Rowles said.
Unlike the 50MW NextEra project, permitted by the state in January 2021, and the 20MW Rock District Solar in the Towns of Carlisle and Seward project, now under review by the state, (see related story) because of its size, the Sharon Hill project will be subject to local ...

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