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High school art students, NYC artist partner to bring dragon puppet to life

MIDDLEBURGH

High school art students, NYC artist partner to bring dragon puppet to life

Teresa Norfolk's art students at Middleburgh High School are working with New York City-based puppet artist Andy Gaukel to construct a dragon puppet for the West Fulton Puppet Festival scheduled for July 10 and 11.

FULTON

Rescue crews carry hiker off Vroman's Nose after fall (UPDATED)

Emergency crews on Sunday rescued a hiker after she fell 25 feet off a cliff on Vroman’s Nose.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Constitution Pipeline appeals state denial of permit


Constitution Pipeline is fighting to keep alive its proposal for a 125-mile transmission line to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady School Board president expects graduation rate to increase

Schenectady Board of Education President Cathy Lewis expects graduation rates to rise to 65 percent this year.

SUNY Cobleskill hands out 455 degrees

COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill hands out 455 degrees


SUNY Cobleskill awarded 455 degrees on Saturday, and presented an honorary degree to a woman described as a “culinary trailblazer,” Carol Brock.

WRIGHT

ATV accident in Wright injures teen

A teenage boy was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in the Town of Wright, the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office said.

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

CLIFTON PARK

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

Four years after the death of Shenendehowa senior Chris Stewart, his mother, Regina Stewart, continues to honor her son’s memory by urging others to drive responsibly through her Steer Clear campaign.

Fire destroys garage, vehicles in Esperance

ESPERANCE

Fire destroys garage, vehicles in Esperance

A fire consumed a multi-car garage in Esperance on Wednesday afternoon, destroying a half-dozen vehicles and narrowly missing other structures on Robert and Gincie Clough’s property at 2198 State Route 30. There were no injuries.

Constitution ‘absolutely committed’ to building pipeline

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Constitution ‘absolutely committed’ to building pipeline

The Constitution Pipeline Co. will try to keep its project alive.

CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

ALBANY

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

The New York State Canal System will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, four days earlier than originally scheduled.

NED suspends pipeline plan

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

NED suspends pipeline plan

One gas pipeline plan has fallen by the wayside, perhaps forever, and the fate of the other should be known by Wednesday, or even sooner. Kinder Morgan this week announced that it has suspended development of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.

Teacher evaluation plans still required

CAPITAL REGION

Teacher evaluation plans still required

Educators across the state are developing teacher-evaluation plans based on a law education policymakers say they plan to ditch, working under a system in line for big changes.

SCHOHARIE

Group opposes settlement allowing Schoharie quarry to expand


Residents of Schoharie concerned about a local stone quarry’s expansion plans are petitioning against a proposed settlement in a decade-old lawsuit between the town and the stone company.

Bus, trucks, cars collide in Interstate 88 whiteout

A major accident today on Interstate 88 in Otsego County sent eight people to hospitals and blocked westbound traffic for much of the afternoon.

Middleburgh farmer turns dairy into a distillery

MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh farmer turns dairy into a distillery

Elias Barber poured his vodka, over ice, into three tall shot glasses. He handed out two and brought his own to his nose.

Schoharie County Chamber to present Business Awards

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County Chamber to present Business Awards

The Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2015 recipients of its Annual Business Awards, which it will present at its annual Business Celebration Dinner on April 1.

Cooperstown schools superintendent killed in ATV accident

RICHMONDVILLE

Cooperstown schools superintendent killed in ATV accident

The Superintendent of the Cooperstown Central School District died in an Schoharie County ATV accident Sunday night, according to state police and district officials.

Capital Region microbreweries boast great beer, family atmosphere

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region microbreweries boast great beer, family atmosphere

The success of Wolf Hollow Brewery and Green Wolf Brewing, among other local establishments, demonstrates that there’s a healthy appetite for locally made beer — and places to drink it — in smaller, slightly off-the-beaten path locales.

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