Middleburgh vows to put wind developers on hot seat

1/20/2022

Borrego Energy reps can expect to be in the hot seat when the Town of Middleburgh holds its second—and final—hearing on wind.
More than 50 neighbors packed Thursday’s hearing to protest the plan to put two five-megawatt wind turbines on Lawton Hollow Road.
Both the turbines and a tower to measure wind—MET--are on hold for at least six months while the town and the Planning Board study the project’s implications; last Tuesday the Planning Board denied Borrego’s application for the MET.
Neighbors’ concerns remain unchanged; among them that the turbines will impact their property values, that wind turbines have a history of failure, and that they’ll kill Middleburgh’s views ...

Middleburgh vows to put wind developers on hot seat

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Tague to hand out COVID tests, masks

1/20/2022

Assemblyman Chris Tague will be distributing COVID-19 test kits as well as KN95 masks Sunday, from 11am-1pm at his Schoharie District Office.
Supplies will be limited and will be distributed until they are gone.
The distribution will be operated as a drive-thru with a limit of one kit and one mask per person; those attending are asked to remain in their vehicles.
The Schoharie office is located at 113 Park Place Schoharie, across from Dunkin’ Donuts.
Saturday, Assemblyman Tague will hold a similar event at the Greene County Jail, 45 Haverly Memorial Drive, Coxsackie, also from 11am-1pm.
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Carlisle Rescue wants Cobleskill to start paying

1/20/2022

Carlisle first-responders want compensation for calls they make to Cobleskill, but village officials don’t agree.
Cobleskill Mayor Becky Terk Tuesday night rejected the Carlisle request, saying “We don’t have the money.”
The request came in a letter from the Carlisle Board of Commissioners and also from Bob Smith, a captain in the Carlisle Rescue Squad.
Carlisle made 279 calls last year, Mr. Smith said, and 95 of them went to Cobleskill.
“It’s hard to believe you don’t have” the money,” Mr. Smith told Mayor Terk and trustees.
Afterward, Mr. Smith said his squad is looking for only “$5,000 to cover fuel.”
At issue is that the Carlisle Rescue Squad i ...

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Middleburgh gets access for Gorge Creek work

1/20/2022

The Village of Middleburgh has agreed to trade a temporary easement for its Gorge Creek project for $11,521 in taxes.
That’s the last piece in the $2 million-plus flood remediation effort on Main Street and Clauverwie Road, something “that’s been years and years and years in the process,” Mayor Trish Bergan said after Thursday’s vote.
Without the deal, the village was looking at having to close Clauverwie to traffic for at least two months while construction crews installed box culverts to handle high water from Gorge Creek under the road.
The agreement gives the village a temporary easement through 1562 Clauverwie Road, property owned by the Harold Coons Estate, to the ...

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Finally: Snow

1/20/2022

it took a while––nearly a month of winter––but Schoharie County finally got its first significant snowstorm Sunday night and Monday.
Although roads were in rough shape Monday morning, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday limited school and work traffic.
Snowfall started about 9pm Sunday, and by the time the storm wound down on Monday, the area had eight to 11 inches, according to reports.
Schoharie County lucked out in a way because earlier forecasts predicted up to 14 inches.
“It actually worked out well, with Monday being a holiday,” said Mike Hartzel, director of the county Office of Emergency Services.
Sheriff Ron Stevens reported only two mishaps. A tra ...

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