Solar tax breaks will be huge--for solar

1/13/2022

Under the state’s new formula for taxing commercial solar, the 50-megawatt NextEra Energy project in the Town of Sharon will pay just $447,727 a year.
Before the state rewrote the law in October?
NextEra would have paid $2.9 million in taxes annually, a difference of $2.4 million.
“I knew it would be bad. I just didn’t think it would be this bad,” said Supervisor Sandy Manko.
Of that $477,727, the town will get about $51,520 a year. The rest will be divided between the school and county.
“That’s $2.4 million a year not being accounted for in taxes,” Ms. Manko said. “Multiply that by 20 years…it’s in the millions. All money that should be going to the taxpay ...

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BOCES, New Visions slate virtual, in-person open houses

1/13/2022


The following BOCES and New Visions’ open houses are scheduled for students and their families interested in a hands-on education.
January 19 - (Virtual) New Visions: Health Careers open house, 6pm. The event will be hosted on Google Meet and can be accessed at https://meet.google.com/shw-cyve-ngs or by calling ?(US) +1 617-675-4444 with pin number ?569 734 776 7179#.
January 28 – (in-person) Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasen, noon-3pm.
February 9 – (in-person) Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasen, 5:30-7pm.
February 10 - (in-person) Schoharie Career and Technical School Campus, 5-7pm.
March 3 - (in-person) Albany Career ...

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Schoharie to plow Business Park roads

1/13/2022

In emergency action Monday, the Town of Schoharie agreed to take over plowing and sanding of Holiday Way and Park Place, the private roads into the Schoharie Business Park.
The roads aren’t being plowed, salted, or otherwise maintained, Supervisor Alan Tavenner said in the special phone meeting—something that became clear when emergency crews had difficulty responding to a call at the Quality Inn & Suites after Sunday’s ice storm.
The roads also offer access to a handful of businesses, including some county offices and a day care.
The town has been working to take over the long-neglected roads, but first it needs to hold public hearings on establishing a highway district ...

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2 from Middleburgh charged with threats at school

1/13/2022

Two Middleburgh residents were arrested last Wednesday following an incident ar the Middleburgh Elementary School.
State Police said they were called to Middleburgh Elementary in the early afternoon of January 5 after Jennifer C. Ayen, 36, of Middleburgh, made threatening statements to staff during a phone call in which she was informed that she needed to pick up her child.
When Ms. Ayen and her husband, Joseph D. Ayen, 33, arrived at the school to retrieve their child, Troopers said they began arguing with staff and using obscene language.
The couple was told to leave school grounds and after initially leaving, Mr. Ayen returned and continued shouting. Ms. Ayen also remained ...

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Gallupville House, Wright could partner on grants for future

1/13/2022

Since 1872, the Gallupville House has brought together the Gallupville community.
It’s been a hotel, Grange Hall, nature center, and a place for music and dance.
Now, working with the Town of Gallupville, the Gallupville House Association wants to turn it into a municipal building and community center, a partnership it believes would open the door to the state and federal grants needed for upgrades and to reconfigure the second floor.
The GHA presented its vision to the Town Board in June.
While members wait to see what happens with a request for proposals to study the scope of the project—and figure out the costs—members have been working on a series of videos to ...

Gallupville House, Wright could partner on grants for future

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