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COBLESKILL

3 companies move to SUNY Cobleskill

Monday, April 27, 2015
Three more companies have agreed to move or expand operations near SUNY Cobleskill in exchange for 10 years of no taxes.
 
Schoharie County hosts 50th annual Maple Festival
COBLESKILL

Schoharie County hosts 50th annual Maple Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Schoharie County kicked off the growing season Saturday at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds with the 50th annual Maple Festival, a celebration of the first harvest of the year: maple syrup. And maple candy, and maple cream, and maple butter, and maple cotton candy.
 
Howe Caverns reopening section closed since 1900
HOWES CAVE

Howe Caverns reopening section closed since 1900

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The new Signature Rock Discovery Tour, beginning May 3, will take visitors through the area “beyond those dam doors” at Howe Caverns for the first time in more than 100 years.
 
Howe Caverns to open long-closed "other world"
HOWES CAVE

Howe Caverns to open long-closed "other world"

Sunday, April 19, 2015
For more than 100 years, tours at Howe Caverns have come to an end at a set of dam doors beyond which no tourist was allowed. This spring, the “other world” behind those doors will again be opened to the public.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Brush fires put Capital Region departments on defensive

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Firefighters in Schoharie County and other parts of the Capital Region spent much of Saturday putting out one brush fire after another, as high winds and dry brush made for volatile conditions.
 
John Poorman recalled for talents, quiet energy
SCHOHARIE

John Poorman recalled for talents, quiet energy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
When John Poorman, longtime staff director of the Capital District Transportation Committee, was diagnosed with ALS in 2013, he did what those who knew him call a very typical thing: He researched the problem and took action.
 
GILBOA

Dry forecast brings flood of relief for Capital Region

Friday, April 10, 2015
Dry weather through the weekend should keep the area free from any significant spring flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County pipeline foes turning to state

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline, a proposed 124-mile natural gas pipe from Pennsylvania to the Schoharie County town of Wright, see the state Department of Environmental Conservation as their last hope for bringing the project to a halt.
 
Second pipeline plan draws response similar to first
SCHOHARIE

Second pipeline plan draws response similar to first

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
With opponents still fighting development of the proposed Constitution Pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania up through Schoharie County, a second natural gas pipeline has been proposed to follow the same route.
 
Irene casualty blamed for Schoharie Reservoir’s ‘oily sheen’

Irene casualty blamed for Schoharie Reservoir’s ‘oily sheen’

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says an “oily sheen” spotted Monday on the Schoharie Reservoir has been contained and should not pose a threat to drinking water.
 
Gibson uncertain on run for governor, hopes to boost GOP
SCHOHARIE

Gibson uncertain on run for governor, hopes to boost GOP

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
As questions arose about U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson’s possible interest in a run for governor of New York Tuesday morning, fueled by a New York Times article suggesting he’s begun the groundwork, the congressman stuck to the matter that he’d traveled to Schoharie to speak about: urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the relocation of the Schoharie County Public Safety Building and jail destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene.
 
Officials back Schoharie County in dispute over jail's future
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Officials back Schoharie County in dispute over jail's future

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and other state and local leaders met Tuesday morning on the gutted ground floor of the Schoharie County Public Safety Building to call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the county’s requests for funding to move its jail and public safety facility to higher ground.
 
Classmates create scholarship in Cobleskill student's memory
COBLESKILL

Classmates create scholarship in Cobleskill student's memory

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Society of Agricultural Engineers club at SUNY Cobleskill is teaming up with the school’s Woodsmen’s Team to establish a scholarship in the name of Nicholas Failla, a student active in both groups.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Former director of planning files suit against Schoharie County

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Schoharie County Senior Planner Alicia Terry has filed a lawsuit against the county, claiming political motives for her removal from the head of the planning and economic development department at the beginning of the year.
 
WeatherBug to aid Schoharie County storm responses
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

WeatherBug to aid Schoharie County storm responses

Sunday, April 5, 2015
In the days before Tropical Storm Irene hit Schoharie County, officials said they were preparing for a minor event; the worst of it was expected in New York City and Long Island. When the storm came north, the resulting floods knocked out weather monitoring stations, leaving the county blind.
 
 

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