Schoharie County

By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 4:59 pm
Accusations of racism are flying in Cobleskill this week, after Cobleskill Highway Superintendent Tom Fissell sent out a late-night, town-wide email blasting Mayor Mark Nadeau and Supervisor Tom Murray for using the N-word. Yes, that N-word. From the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2010 - 4:55 pm
Hanging laundry out to dry has a spiritual dimension, writes Schoharie-based farmer Shannon Hayes in an essay in Yes! Magazine. (The New York Times did a great profile of Hayes in 2007.) Hayes is already a prolific cookbook author ("The Grassfed Gourmet... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 9:51 am
In today's New York Times: A profile of an emerging vegetable venture that links Schoharie County with the South Bronx, a neighborhood the article described as "the poorest congressional district east of the Mississippi." The project is Corbin Hill Road... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 1:39 pm
Photo of an American Mountain Man from the Adirondack Museum. This weekend, the Schoharie Creek Dam will ring with musket blasts and the thwunk of tomahawks, as the American Mountain Men pitch their tents at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor's Center to give... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 - 3:20 pm
It's anybody's guess how many gay ex-Manhattanite goat farmers are scattered around the hills and valleys of Schoharie County. But it's certain there's at least two of them -- and they're well on their way to fame, or at least notoriety. Last night was... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm
We must stress that it's preliminary, but what you see above is the gist of the new Catskills-specific design that will soon be perched atop road signs throughout Catskill Park. It's the result of months of brainstorming by a crack team of town... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 10:37 am
57-year-old David Huse, the owner of Stone Broke Farms in Warnerville, was killed on Monday when his tractor was hit by a car, according to the Times Journal: Troopers said the driver of the car, 20-year-old Courtney Chichester of Little York Road,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 7, 2010 - 12:32 pm
On the list of contractor horror stories, raw sewage bubbling up in your backyard and a mysteriously disappeared septic company has got to be pretty near the top. The Times Union's consumer watchdog columnist, Cathy Woodruff (a.k.a., The Advocate) has a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 3, 2010 - 12:41 pm
Embattled Oorah, Inc., a Jewish organization that runs a summer camp for girls in Gilboa, won a court battle against the town of Jefferson yesterday. The ruling will allow Oorah to go forward with building a matching summer camp for boys on the grounds of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 10:37 am
And a reality TV show is following their every move. Former drag queen Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Martha Stewart alum Brent Ridge, are starring in the Fabulous Beekman Boys, slated to air on Planet Green on June 16. The couple runs Beekman 1802... Read more


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