Investment grows in Schoharie's Highbridge site

8/11/2022

SEEC hopes to leverage $500,000 in ARPA funds and more than $1 million in pre-development spending for a FAST NY grant to make the I-88/Route 30 Highbridge Development site shovel-ready.
The ARPA funds will be used to upgrade and extend sewer and water to the 48-acre site; Highbridge is seeking approval for a 453,000 square-foot warehouse and offices with a stand-along 12-pump convenience store and fast food restaurant.
The project could create as many as 640 jobs.
Tuesday, SEEC Executive Director Julie Pacatte brought representatives from CLP Engineering—the Rochester-based firm responsible for much of the fast-track development in Genesee County—to the site to meet Hig ...

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New principal for C-R's Radez

8/11/2022

A new principal will welcome students to Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Radez School next month.
The school board appointed Carey Raymond as principal at a special meeting last Wednesday.
Ms. Raymond, whose salary will be $91,000, succeeds Eric Whipple, who left Radez to become superintendent at Charlotte Valley.
A teacher for 19 years, Ms. Raymond is making the jump to administration. She starts Monday.
“I wanted to be part of a team that supports the whole system,” said Ms. Raymond, who taught special ed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo for 14 years before teaching general education last year.
“I want to help educate all students. . .branch out of the classroom a litt ...

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Middleburgh man arrested 2x in 12 hours

8/11/2022

State Police arrested a Middleburgh man twice in less than 12 hours Sunday into Monday on charges that included endangering the welfare of four children in his care and failure to secure a firearm.
Arrested was James Wood, 59.
He was processed and released after the first set of charges—but sent to the Schoharie County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond after the second.
According to State Police, at about 7:40pm on Sunday, August 7, Cobleskill Troopers responded to a home in Middleburgh to check the welfare of four children in Mr. Wood’s care.
While being interviewed, Mr. Wood acted belligerently and damaged a vehicle not belonging to him, they said ...

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Richmondville moves ahead wirth sewer district

8/11/2022

The Town of Richmondville is moving ahead on plans to create a sewer district.
The best of four options would pump from Podpadic Road to the Village of Richmondville’s sewer plant at an estimated cost of $10.1 million.
Much of the cost would be covered by grants—or the project won’t move ahead—Lamont Engineers Brendon Becker told members of the Town Board and a handful of individuals at a informational meeting on the project Thursday.
Estimated monthly cost to a homeowner for running the new system would be about $78/month; all would be required to hook up.
The Town Board used ARPA money to fund the Lamont report—and the report justified the need, Mr. Becker said. ...

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Sinkhole opens in Gilboa road

8/4/2022

A 20-foot sinkhole has opened in the middle of Flat Creek Road in the Town of Gilboa.
The road has been closed since April when a mudslide—really a slope failure—dumped about 100 cubic yards of mud and debris in the road.
Even after the debris was removed, the road remained closed to traffic because of traffic concerns.
Valid, Supervisor Alicia Terry said Thursday, despite farm gates closing off the road at both ends and plenty of detour signs, people continue to drive through.
A tractor-trailer got stuck at the 990V end of Flat Creek Road last Tuesday, Ms. Terry said, and the driver couldn’t figure out how to get out until the Highway Superintendent opened the ga ...

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