Supervisors: we're not pushing school masks or vax

11/23/2021

Schoharie County supervisors aren’t pushing COVID vaccinations or masks at local schools—something they made clear in a unanimous vote Friday.
Over the past few weeks, local schools have hosted afterhours COVID vaccination clinics for children and adults; adult boosters have also been available.
“There are some misconceptions that the Board of Supervisors have given schools carte blanche over regulating masks and vaccines. That schools are pushing vaccines,” Seward Supervisor Earlin Rosa said.
But, no, replied supervisors’ chair Bill Federice, “nothing would be further from the truth.” Counties are not in the position of mandating either.
It should be a decision m ...

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Oberacker, Tague see rehab future for Summit Shock

11/23/2021

State Senator Peter Oberacker and Assemblyman Chris Tague toured the former Summit Shock Incarceration Facility Thursday and discussed plans to convert the complex into a long-term addiction treatment facility.
Senator Peter Oberacker, who serves as ranking member on the Senate Committee on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, also invited committee chair Senator Pete Harckham to join the tour.
“Addiction knows no economic or geographic boundaries, and it certainly does not care about political affiliation,” said Senator Oberacker.
“People are hurting and we need to find a solution before more lives are lost. Long-term treatment beds are desperately needed and Assemblyman ...

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It's time: T-J's Where's Santa kicks off

11/23/2021

Santa’s not only coming to town. He’s already in town, and in the Times-Journal, too.
The T-J’s annual Where’s Santa? starts in this issue, giving readers a chance to win $25 each week and $100 at the end of the contest.
Hidden in T-J ads are three tiny Santas. Readers must find them and fill out the entry form.
T-J Sales Manager Bruce Tryon will draw one entry from the correct ones, and that player will win $25.
At the end of the month-long contest, Mr. Tryon will draw one entry from all the correct ones, and that person will win the grand prize of $100.
Rules and an entry form for Where’s Santa? are on page 6.
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WAC schools get look at fall sports regs

11/23/2021

Winter sports will look a lot more like normal when athletes take the floor after the Thanksgiving break.
For starters, they’ll be played in winter—not in March and April as Fall II in an accommodation to COVID precautions.
Middleburgh Central School Superintendent Brian Dunn told school board members that he’d just gotten an update from the Western Athletic Council.
High-risk sports like basketball will be able to allow a home crowd of 50 percent capacity, he said; visiting athletes will be allowed two visitors.
Those aren’t state mandates, he said, but rather the WAC’s, and if he hadn’t agreed to them, there are school that wouldn’t have been willing to come to ...

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Financial pieces fall into place for Klinkhart

11/23/2021

The final piece of funding has fallen into place for the first phase of the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center.
Directors for the Sharon Springs non-profit learned Wednesday that they’ve been approved for a $500,000 line of credit from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region.
“It’s not just great news, it’s transitional,” said Denise Kelly, vice president for the KHAC.
The effort to rehabilitate the 1885 Klinkhart Hall, built by George Klinkhart at the corner of Main and Division Streets, has already been awarded $820,000 in state and economic development grants from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York Empire State Development Corp ...

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