Allowing a Dollar General in Gallupville is a sure way to destroy the community, with little gain and likely more traffic and crime.
That’s what the crowd at the Town of Wright Planning Board’s public hearing on the proposal for a 10,640 square-foot building with 35 parking spaces on three acres at Route 443 and Drebitko Road had to say about the project Thursday.
Just two people spoke in favor of the DG, noting there’s no place in the hamlet to buy even milk or bread and disputing claims it would increase traffic.
“The idea of more traffic is bogus,” said Robert Tanner. “Somebody’s got to break the ice so someone else comes in here.”
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Dygert Farms of Palatine Bridge has been selected for the 2023 New York Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM)-Leopold Conservation Award.
The award honors a farm and its nominating Soil and Water Conservation District for their efforts to protect the environment.
Sunday, State Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball recognized the Dygert Family at their farm during a celebration recognizing the dairy’s tricentennial anniversary.
Owned and operated by Robby and Shannon Dygert, Dygert Farms is a 270-cow dairy farm and dairy processing operation, which crops to feed its cows on 650 acres in Montgomery County.
Through collaboration with the Montgomery County So ...
Heading into the Fall 2023 semester, SUNY Cobleskill is adding to its list of agriculture and technology baccalaureate programs a new Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Aquaculture.
The degree program replaces the College’s Bachelor of Technology in the same discipline, with the BS label placing additional emphasis on the required ecology, chemistry, and biology components of the major.
“The introduction of this Bachelor of Science degree program signifies a heightened commitment to our students in delivering the scientific study and research experiences that will best serve them in tomorrow’s job market,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Darcy Medica. “Wit ...
Recruiting officers for the Cobleskill Police Department is coming slowly but surely, according to Chief Jim McCrum.
Slowly because of rules and regulations he must follow.
Surely because he’s still trying.
Cobleskill Village Board members hired Chief McCrum in early August, a couple of weeks after eight officers resigned, leaving a skeleton force.
Since then, he’s been trying to rebuild the force, looking at potential full- and part-time candidates.
But Chief McCrum must follow state and county Civil Service regulations. As a State Police veteran, he’s unfamiliar with Civil Service processes because State Police has its own system.
“The county Civi ...
Nearly three years after a devastating fire closed Zion Lutheran Church, there’s hope for the Cobleskill landmark.
RJ Freitag, who lives in Cobleskill, and his partners plan to put a performance center, bar and restaurant in the Main Street church.
That’s assuming their deal to buy Zion Lutheran goes through. Better Spaces Realty listed the church at $299,000 in July 2022 and later reduced the price to $199,000.
The final price was $150,000, which is what the church was assessed at after the fire, according to Vern Hall, who represents the Lutheran congregation.
Mr. Freitag and the Lutherans have agreed on the deal, but a feasibility study must be completed, the ...