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DOT denies Schoharie Route 30-30A safety FOIL request
The state Department of Transportation has denied public access to records concerning internal deliberations about the safety of the Route 30-30A intersection in Schoharie, where an October stretch limousine crash killed 20 people.
Manslaughter conviction in fatal Schoharie County stabbing
SCHOHARIE - A Central Bridge man who admitted a fatal stabbing, but claimed self-defense, was convicted this week of manslaughter. Kevin Hodgins, 30, stood trial in Schoharie County in connection with the April 6 stabbing death of 29-year-old Zachary George inside a Church Street apartment in Centra
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Family of Schoharie limo crash victim files another lawsuit
The family of Amanda Rivenburg has filed another lawsuit -- this time saying the state holds some responsibility for the October 6 limo crash in Schoharie. Rivenburg was one of 20 people killed in the limo crash at the intersection of State Route 30 and 30A.
Officials elaborate on taxes, inspections for day rentals
Short-term rentals yield tax funds for counties but can be difficult to track and regulate. Airbnb automatically collects occupancy taxes from users visiting the counties that charge them, including Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties. The taxes are sent to municipal treasurers; this was not cle
Cobleskill man charged in meat cleaver attack
A Cobleskill man is in the Schoharie County Jail, accused of attacking another man with a meat cleaver. Shawn Stuber is charged with felony assault. The incident happened in March.
Rensselaerville Town Supervisor charged, resigns
RENSSELAERVILLE -- Steven Pfleging, 43, of Rensselaerville faces felony charges after being accused of misappropriating town funds. Pfleging, who was Rensselaerville's town supervisor, is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree, Falsifying Business Records, both felonies, and Official Misconduct, a mi
Lawsuit filed over pay raises for NY lawmakers
by Karen DeWitt (NYS Capitol Correspondent) , in Albany, NY. A government reform group has filed a lawsuit to stop a pay raise granted to state lawmakers by a compensation commission. The conservative-leaning Government Justice Center said the salary increase is unconstitutional because it also “rad
Albany Italian Food Staple Closing After 100 Years
I would assume that just like me, you have to hate seeing businesses like these close. It seems to be happening a lot lately. This is surely bittersweet news for so many people. Lombardo's Restaurant on Madison Avenue in Albany will be closing its doors after a century in business.
Kirk Douglas honored with historic marker at New York birthplace
Public officials and relatives of Kirk Douglas have unveiled a new historic marker in his upstate New York birthplace to honor the Hollywood legend on his birthday. The blue and yellow New York state historic marker was presented in Amsterdam on Sunday, the actor's 102nd birthday. The sign will be e
Local sports datebook: Dec. 15-17
Delhi at Morrisville St., 2 p.m. Alfred at Cobleskill, 2 p.m. Franklin at South Kortright, 1 p.m. Oneonta at Unatego, 2:30 p.m. Unatego/Unadilla at Ravena-Coeymans, 9 a.m. Whitney Point, Sidney at Windham/Delhi, 9:30 p.m.
Schoharie County to boost tax levy 2.4%
SCHOHARIE COUNTY — The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors passed resolutions Tuesday to enact a $90.7 million spending plan for 2019. The budget raises the county's property tax levy by 2.4 percent, or $516,726, bringing it to a total of $22,049,000.
Supervisor resigns and investigation ensues in Rensselaerville
RENSSELAERVILLE — After an audit revealed town funds were missing, the Rensselaerville Town Board has accepted the resignation of Steven Pfleging as supervisor. Councilman Jason Rauf told The Enterprise that a meeting was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. after a routine audit by the town’s acc
Limo-inspection bills aim to close loopholes after fatal wreck
Legislators are moving to improve vehicle safety regulations following the limousine crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people in October. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, introduced a bill Tuesday that would close a loophole for retrofitted limousines that have skirted requirements as re-sold vehicles
Drug, animal abuse charges lodged in Gloversville, Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM — A confidential tip to the Gloversville Police Department led the agency and the Amsterdam Police Department to arrest three individuals on drug related charges and a fourth on a charge of animal cruelty on Tuesday.
Central Bridge man convicted in fatal stabbing of neighbor
A man from Central Bridge was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday. A Schoharie County jury convicted Kevin Hodgins for the fatal stabbing of his neighbor, Zachary George. The two men got into an argument in their apartment house on Church Street, back in April. Hodgins pulled out a knife and st
Husband, wife critically hurt in Saugerties crash
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A husband and wife from Brooklyn were airlifted to Albany Medical Center in critical condition after their car struck a tree along Glasco Turnpike, police said Thursday.
Morning Headlines With Miles Reed Of The Daily Gazette
NTSB Hasn't Fully Examined Limo In NY Crash That Killed 20. A criminal case is preventing federal safety officials from conducting a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York.
3 Men Face 40 Charges and Thousands in Fines for Poaching New York Deer
There's the illegal taking of deer, then there's poaching. By letter of the law, there's probably no difference. But as 3 men can attest, when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation starts using the term, the charges are going to be serious.
Schoharie limo victim's family takes action toward suing New York
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (WRGB) - The parents of Amanda Rivenburg have filed paperwork allowing them to make a claim against New York state for the deadly Schoharie limo crash that killed their daughter.