Middleburgh OKs plan to study Huntersland wind

10/14/2021

Middleburgh’s Joint Planning Board has accepted as complete an application from Borrego Solar to put a wind measuring tower—MET--on Lawton Hollow Road.
The tower is the first step in an already controversial two-turbine, five-megawatt project proposed by Borrego on land owned by Fred and Barbara Echtner.
Imagine something the height of Vroman’s Nose looming over the Schoharie Valley from any one Middleburgh’s hillsides, neighbor Gus Wade, who lives on Gridley Road, told the JBP Tuesday.
Because Vroman’s Nose sits 640 feet above Route 30; that’s just a little higher than the 600-foot turbines will be.
Mr. Wade said he’s worried that by accepting Borrego’s applicati ...

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Joshua Project seeks help with Thanksgiving meals

10/14/2021

If you’re free right before Thanksgiving, the Joshua Project needs you.
The organization plans to deliver 400 Thanksgiving meals the weekend before the holiday, but packing bags of food and delivering to needy families will require more hands.
The annual project gives a turkey and bags of food to families, and the need appears to be greater this year.
“We’re talking about 1,200 bags of food. That’s four times what we do for our backpack program,” Joshua President Pat Costello told a volunteers’ meeting in Middleburgh Wednesday evening.
A family of four or fewer gets a turkey and two bags of food; a larger family gets a bigger turkey and four bags.
“Some of ...

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Reservoir sign celebrates SEEC's Eagle Trail

10/14/2021

Six months after the Schoharie County Eagle Trail took flight, SEEC and wildlife photographer Bill Coombs Jr., the man behind the birds, unveiled the Cobleskill Reservoir Viewing Site storyboard Tuesday.
The sign celebrates the reservoir’s eagles—Cobleskill namesakes John Jacob and Anna Maria Kobel—offers tips on how to behave around and protect eagles, and includes a QR code link to the SCET’s four main viewing sites.
Tom Putnam, Fenimore Asset CEO and a founding member of SEEC, funded the sign and spoke to what Mr. Coombs is doing to promote the trail and eagles.
“We’re very fortunate to have someone like you here,” he told Mr. Coombs.
SEEC launched the Eagle Tr ...

Reservoir sign celebrates SEEC

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Get cooking: T-J wants your recipes for 30th Hometown Cooking

10/14/2021

The Times-Journal wants to share your treasured family recipes with readers.
Those recipes, new and old, will be featured in the T-J’s “Hometown Cooking,” the 30th edition of what’s become a favorite magazine.
A flyer in this week’s T-J helps readers submit recipes, which can be for just about any dish.
“We have many projects through the year, but this is near the top of the list,” said T-J Publisher Jim Poole. “We love to see what’s going on in Schoharie County kitchens.”
Recipes can be appetizers, drinks and punch, breads, soups, casseroles and quiche, desserts, meat and fish, game, salads and vegetables and sides.
The T-J will publish “Hometown Cooking” ...

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County's COVID breakthrough rate matches state's

10/14/2021

New York State reached a milestone in COVID vaccinations Friday: 85 percent of eligible adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine; 62.9 percent have completed the series.
Schoharie County lags in both columns:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50.8 percent of those eligible are fully vaccinated and 53.7 percent have received at least one dose.
Thirty-six new cases of COVID were reported between Tuesday, October 5 and Monday, October 11 for a positivity rate of 4.33 percent.
Those numbers come as a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the state’s vaccine mandate for health care workers, allowing them to refuse on religious ...

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