25 years to life for convicted murderer Raymond Geroge

12/8/2022

Convicted murder Raymond George will spend a long time in prison.
Judge Peter Lynch last Wednesday sentenced George to 25 years to life in prison for killing James Williams in June 2021.
A Schoharie County jury in September convicted George of second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and second-degree criminal mischief.
Mr. Williams and his two dogs, Sadie and Oakley, were relaxing outside his room at the Colonial Motel in Cobleskill when George drove his car into them and into the room.
Mr. Williams and one of the dogs died at the scene; the other dog died later.
Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery said in September sh ...

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Carlisle public hearing on Rock District Solar Tuesday

12/8/2022

The Carlisle Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed 20-MW Rock District Solar project Tuesday, December 13, at 7pm.
The discussion will take comments on the project’s site plan, which addresses issues like its visual impact, decommissioning costs, and roads.
The Planning Board will decide whether to accept the site plan—or request modifications; final approval of the Cypress Creek Renewables project will be up to the Town Board.
As proposed, Rock District Solar would be in two towns, 80 percent of it in Carlisle and 20 percent in Seward, said Supervisor John Leavitt.
According to Cypress Creek’s application, total acreage is about 370 acres with ...

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Schoharie man joins ranks of forest rangers

12/8/2022

Aaron France of Schoharie is one of 38 new graduates from the 23rd Basic School for New York State Forest Rangers.
As part of the Department of Environmental Conservation'‘s Division of Forest Protection, New York Forest Rangers protect the state's natural resources and communities and stand ready to support states across the country in the face of emergencies like wildfires.
A ceremony held Friday in Lake Placid celebrated graduates from across the state who followed extensive law enforcement and natural resources training in the classroom as well as in the field.
“From rescuing lost or injured hikers to fighting wildfires here in New York and across the nation, our d ...

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Time's running out for T-J Star nominations

12/8/2022

It’s December 8 and by now you should know the drill:
2022 Times-Journal Star nominations.
We need them.
ASAP.
The T-J Star is awarded to someone who’s positively impacted the community, especially over the past year
Deadline for nominations is 5pm, Wednesday, December 21,
The 2021 Star was local historian Pete Lindemann; other Stars have included Nancy Brumaghim, Sarah Goodrich, and Pete Lopez.
Nominations can be made in a variety of ways.
• Email them to tjournalnews@yahoo.com and put TJ Star in the subject line.
• By phone, (518) 234-2515.
• By fax, (518) 234-7898.
• By mail, PO Box 339, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

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County takes over old Skinner's

12/8/2022

After months of complaints from neighbor Dave Jeremenko, the old Skinner building on Route 30, Middleburgh, is in Schoharie County’s hands.
Once DEC signs off on the project, Department of Public Works Commissioner Dan Crandell said Tuesday, it could even be sold.
Back in July, Mr. Jeremenko asked the Town of Middleburgh to do something about the old Skinner’s building, which he said was becoming a haunt for the homeless and drug dealers.
Because the building is on private property, Supervisor Wes Laraway said the town’s hands were tied.
But after meeting with County Attorney Mike West, Mr. Laraway was able to get the county to foreclose on the building because o ...

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