Ready, set, NY Forward in Sharon Springs
How hard is it to spend $2.25 million?
Sharon Springs’ NY Forward LPC is about to find out.
Charged with coming up with a list of projects that will transform Main Street, members of the Local Planning Committee met Tuesday with consultants, planners, and representatives from the Department of State to get an idea of what’s ahead of them.
Sharon Springs became one of the state’s first NY Forward winners in March, $2.25 million in grants for economic development in upstate rural communities; the Village of Cooperstown was also a winner.
Rob Holzman from consultants, the Laberge Group, walked LPC members through what they can expect between now and October or Novemb ...
Legislation moving forward on Middleburgh officials
Middleburgh could soon be getting a mayor.
At about the same time then-Mayor Trish Bergan stepped down at the end of April, Trustees Tim Knight and Bob Tinker learned that because they’d never signed their oaths of office—they were elected during COVID—they were in fact not trustees de jure—“under the law”—but trustees de facto—with limited authority.
Resolving their status requires special action by the State Legislature, and at a special meeting Tuesday, Mr. Knight—who’s been acting as deputy mayor—said the legislation—“Resolution #3—2023: Approving Home Rule Request—Oath of Office; Village of Middleburgh” is ready.
Assemblyman Chris Tague and Stat ...
GW: statue to honor Central Bridge's most famous son
George Westinghouse, Old Central Bridge and Schenectady’s world-famous son, will be honored with the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue on Wednesday, June 14 at 5pm at South Ferry Street and Erie Boulevard, northwest corner, across from the Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz statues.
The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the First Reformed Church, 8 North Church Street, Covenant Hall, at 6:15pm.
The statue is the creation of sculptor Dexter Benedict and depicts George as a teenager working in his father’s shop.
Acclaimed in his time as the “greatest living engineer,” his pioneering work with railroads and electric power systems revolutionized these two in ...
DeSando working to get Narcan everywhere
David DeSando is on a mission to get Narcan to as many people who need it as possible––for free.
A retired pharmacist from Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Mr. DeSando wants to have the treatment for drug overdoses in as many locations as possible.
And he’s doing this as a hobby, not a job.
Narcan is a nasal spray that reverses an opioid overdose. Narcan can be expensive, and Mr. DeSando knows that people who need it may not have the money to buy it.
He’s long been interested in treating addiction. Going online, Mr. DeSando learned that in Indiana, Narcan boxes, which hold many treatments, are widespread.
“I figured, this is what I want to do,” Mr. DeSando s ...
It's Richmondville's Days this weekend
This coming weekend belongs to Richmondville.
It will be Richmondville Days, with events running Friday through Sunday on the theme ‘Once Upon a Time.’
On Friday at 4pm, there will be a ribbon-cutting for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s new parking lot.
Also at 4pm, there’s a chicken barbecue at the Richmondville Firehouse.
Saturday is the big day, starting with a pancake breakfast at St. Paul’s and coffee at the firehouse, both at 7am.
Also in the morning will be a pie sale at St. Paul’s, DJ Eric Haley at the firehouse, and a bake sale at the United Methodist Church.
At 10am, the parade will march from Mill Street to the lower entrance of Radez Schoo ...