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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.

Schoharie driver with 26 license suspensions gets 2-year jail sentence

ALBANY

Schoharie driver with 26 license suspensions gets 2-year jail sentence


A Schoharie man with 26 license suspensions received two years in jail Tuesday after admitting to driving without a license more than once, Albany County prosecutors said.

Far from his native Ireland, Mayfield pub owner ready for the big day

MAYFIELD

Far from his native Ireland, Mayfield pub owner ready for the big day

While there’s usually a good time to be had at the pub on the ground floor of the old Greystone Inn, this week is extra special.

Feds provide additional funds for Schoharie flood barrier

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Feds provide additional funds for Schoharie flood barrier

Schoharie County’s flood wall project is moving forward after the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to provide an additional $800,000 to cover the total cost last week.

COBLESKILL

Cobleskill PD offers site to meet, complete online transactions


A sign in the parking lot of the Cobleskill Police station reads, “Internet Purchase Exchange Location. This Area is Under Video Surveillance.”

Tourism chief eager to show off Schoharie County’s charms

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Tourism chief eager to show off Schoharie County’s charms

Nick Castellanos has always loved to visit new places, and now, he’s helping other people explore Schoharie County.

Construction of Constitution Pipeline delayed

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Construction of Constitution Pipeline delayed

The in-service date of Constitution Pipeline Co.’s proposed 125-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County has been pushed back about a year as a window closes this month to begin initial tree-clearing in New York.

RICHMONDVILLE

Richmondville family complains about assessor's use of Facebook

The town of Richmondville is reviewing some of its policies after a resident complained that the town assessor inappropriately used Facebook, including photos of young children, in an assessment hearing.

40-mile multiuse trail eyed along Schoharie Creek

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

40-mile multiuse trail eyed along Schoharie Creek

Schoharie Area Long Term and Schoharie County planners have begun exploring the idea of creating a nearly 40-mile mixed-use trail along the Schoharie Creek.

Opposition groups take aim at Constitution Pipeline, FERC

CAPITOL

Opposition groups take aim at Constitution Pipeline, FERC

Pennsylvania landowner Megan Holleran and representatives of groups that oppose the Constitution Pipeline were at the Capitol Wednesday to call on the governor and the DEC to deny the water permit.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

More farmer input sought for Schoharie County ag plan

After two focus groups with farmers, officials in Schoharie County are beginning to get a picture of the changes they’ll need to make to the county’s agricultural and farmland protection plan — but they still need more input, they say.

After bomb threat, Middleburgh Elementary deemed safe


MIDDLEBURGH — Police in Schoharie County today are investigating a bomb threat at Middleburgh Elementary School this morning, the second such threat in the county this week.

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