Whitbeck convicted on rape charges

6/28/2024

Robert Whitbeck Jr., 51, of Cobleskill, has been found guilty of multiple charges in connection with his July 1, 2023 arrest for rape.
Whitbeck was convicted by a Schoharie County jury of rape and attempted rape stemming from two separate attacks after the week-long trial, prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Stephen Goble.
He was found to have applied pressure to the survivor’s throat and prevented the survivor from leaving during his attack and also, that he continued to contact the survivor despite an order of protection.
He was remanded to the Schoharie County Jail until his sentencing on August 19.
Whitbeck was found guilty of:
• Criminal sexual a ...

Whitbeck convicted on rape charges

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Franklins headed to Depot Lane

7/18/2024

The Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association will host the Franklin Car Club and its classic autos on Wednesday, July 31.
Club members will be traveling with more than 30 vintage Franklin automobiles and will be visiting historic sites in the Village of Schoharie and beyond.
They will be located on Depot Lane and Main Street, from about 10:30am till 3pm. The public is welcomed to stop by and see the cars.
Club members will also be driving to the Old Stone Fort, the 1743 Palatine House Museum, the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum and the Doctor Best House in Middleburgh.
The HH Franklin Automobile Company was founded in Syracuse in 1902 and produced cars until 19 ...

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College swears in new police chief

7/18/2024

Willam Henn was sworn in as chief of the New York State University Police Department at SUNY Cobleskill during a ceremony on campus Thursday.
Chief Henn comes to the college after serving four years with University Police at SUNY Oneonta, including as Interim Chief for one year.
He will assume duties from Interim Chief Frank Lawrence in overseeing the 10-person department and staff operating under the college’s Office for Student Development.
“Chief Henn is vitally familiar with the unique mission of University Police within the SUNY system,” said Dr. Marion Terenzio, president of SUNY Cobleskill. “Our officers are dedicated to upholding a safe learning and working env ...

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Cobleskill gears up for Iorio work

7/18/2024

Planned for more than a year, improvements are coming to Cobleskill’s Nick Iorio Park.
The village has draft plans for the project, and work will begin this summer and fall, Mayor Becky Stanton-Terk announced Tuesday night.
Village crews will dismantle and remove the wooden Imagination Creation playground, which is deemed unsafe.
“A new more accessible playground with soft surface will take its place hopefully in early fall,” Mayor Stanton-Terk said.
The old playground will be fenced in in September and removed.
A $400,000 state grant will pay for the playground work.
Mayor Stanton-Terk hopes that a 20-by-30-foot pavilion will be built this year, to ...

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Fair kids seek auction donations

7/18/2024

As summer ticks down to the August 6-11 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair, Youth in Agriculture is once again seeking donations for its fundraising auction.
The auction will be Saturday, August 10 at 4pm at the Livestock Barn.
Proceeds will support prizes for youth show entries, both animal and non-animal.
YAA’s goals are to promote the future of agriculture in Schoharie County, support 4-H and FFA at the Sunshine Fair, and give youth an opportunity to sell their agricultural projects and products.
Auction organizers are looking for donations of items that represent agriculture.
Ideas include a bushel of corn, potatoes or apples (gift certificate), hay or str ...

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