City of Cobleskill could cost C-R

12/1/2022

More questions than answers exist for Cobleskill-Richmondville if Cobleskill town and village merge to become a city.
Chief among those questions is whether C-R would have to switch from a central school district to a city district or enlarged city district.
Hired by the village, the Center for Governmental Research is studying a possible merger of the town and village to become a city.
CGR researchers met with school officials several weeks ago, and “they had more questions than answers,” said C-R Superintendent Matt Sickles.
The state could force C-R to become a city district if the City of Cobleskill became a reality, he added.
Complicating the issue i ...

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We open nominations for this year's T-J Star

12/1/2022

Another year almost gone—where, we’re not sure.
But that means it’s time for a favorite December tradition, launching our search for the next Times-Journal Star.
2023 will mark the 31st year for the award, begun in 1992 to recognize someone who’s positively impacted the community, especially over the past year.
The list of past T-J Stars is diverse, representing agriculture, history, the arts, economic development, flood recovery, and a world-wide pandemic.
Tell us who you think deserves the honor this year.
Deadline for nominations is 5pm, Wednesday, December 21, and they can be made in a variety of ways.
• Email them to tjournalnews@yahoo.com and p ...

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Christmas starts this weekend...

12/1/2022

The Christmas holidays come in a rush for Schoharie County this weekend.
More than a half-dozen holiday happenings are on tap for Saturday and Sunday.

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The Schoharie Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, starting at 8am.
Also at the firehouse, there will be ornament-making, visits with Santa and a gingerbread house contest.
A scavenger hunt through the village also starts at the firehouse, and events switch downtown, where Santa will make an appearance and Brian Keller will play holiday music by the Courthouse.
The Schoharie Central School FFA will also have free hayrides starting at 10am.
The pa ...

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County gets first of opioid money

12/1/2022

Schoharie County has received the first installment of an expected $470,000 in Opioid Settlement monies--$132,833—not much, supervisors said, especially when considered in light of the fact that the money will come over the next 18 years.
The money is to be used to mitigate opioid addiction problems and comes from a legal settlement joined by New York State against major pharmaceutical companies including Johnson & Johnson and Purdue, McKesson, Cardinal Health Inc. and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation.
New York’s share of the settlement is $1.1 billion.
The money must be used to treat and prevent opioid addiction and overdose deaths and the state is in the process of ...

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Schoharie boy dies in ATV ccident

12/1/2022

A 17-year-old Schoharie Central School student was killed Saturday in an ATV accident in Duanesburg.
Connor Summerfield of Howes Cave was a junior at SCS.
He also attended Capital Region BOCES in Schoharie.
Both schools are making counselors available for students who knew Connor.
According to State Police, at about 3:05pm Saturday, they responded to the area of Batter Street, Duanesburg for a reported ATV crash with injuries.
Batter Street is off Duanesburg Churches Road in the vicinity of Mariaville Lake.
According to State Police, a preliminary investigation determined an ATV being operated on the road by Connor with a 14-year-old passenger exited ...

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