Administrative Coordinator Position Open

Department: MH Administration

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: M-W-F Days (18 hour week) Weekends of Events (OT)

Union: No

Position Summary: The Margaretville Health Foundation Administrative Development Coordinator provides administrative, program, and mission support under the guidance of the Board of Directors. Including, but is not limited to, oversight of gift processing and donor acknowledgement, planning and coordination of major gift solicitations, oversight of donor stewardship and gift fulfillment, and assist in planning and coordination of special events.

Essential Job Qualifications: Education: Associates degree and/or 3 years working experience in related development, administrative, and management for a Not-for-Profit organization.

Other: Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Highly organized, excellent grammar and communication skills.

GOP challengers win key races in Schoharie County

Above: Republican Chris Tague, shown above in a campaign image from his website, raised almost $20,000 in his successful bid to beat Schoharie County Town Supervisor Gene Milone on Nov. 3. 

The political dynamics of Schoharie County were significantly altered when voters ousted a pair of Democratic town supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 3, leaving the county GOP firmly in control of the county board by an almost five-to-one weighted vote margin.

Buzon upset by political newcomer

In the upset of the evening, incumbent Middleburgh Supervisor Jim Buzon was defeated by political newcomer, Gerald "Pete" Coppolo, 359 to 326 despite Coppolo leading an under-the-radar campaign that began when he nominated himself for the Republican nomination in August.

Elected as supervisor in the aftermath of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011, Buzon has served as an influential player on the county board, from his advocacy for the controversial and costly stream bank project to his support for the recently-created position of county administrator.  Read more

Catskills election night reporting 2015

The polls are closed across the Catskills, and we're following the returns as they come in using our Storify widget, below.

You can stalk your own results right along with us. Raw election results are being posted on the board of election websites for Delaware CountyGreene CountySchoharie CountySullivan County and Ulster County.  Read more

How to spend Halloween in the Catskills

Above: One of the many creepy scenes at Night Terrors Haunted Farm in Schoharie. 

Halloween is this Saturday, Oct. 31, and the Catskills are celebrating with costume bashes, trick-or-treat events, zombies, witches and more. Here’s our five county guide to the best spooky events of the weekend.

DELAWARE COUNTY

In Andes, the annual Harvest Moon Ball is a Halloween tradition featuring a potluck, costume-contest and kid-friendly dance party that takes over the back room of the Andes Hotel every year. Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

O’Neill’s Shire Pub in Delhi is hosting its Spook-Tacular Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. They’ll have DJ Pat hosting a costume contest with prizes for scariest, sexiest, best Couple, and funniest costumes.  Read more

Junkyard plan for Fulton’s Summit Shock facility outrages neighbors

Above: The Summit Shock Facility in the Schoharie County town of Fulton was closed in 2011. Photo via the New York State Office of General Services, via Flickr

Over two dozen residents packed the Fulton Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 19 to express their opinions about the proposed opening of a junk and recycling facility at the one-time Summit Shock Facility.

After Judith Mills and her son Dean Hansen purchased the former state correctional facility for $204,000 last December, the duo rattled local nerves by submitting plans to the Fulton Planning Board that would use part of the 19.9-acre parcel as a junkyard.

Above: The shuttered Summit Shock facility in 2012. Photo via NYSOGS on Flickr  Read more

Cuomo mounts a motorcycle to announce $5 million Catskills tourism campaign

Above: Gov. Andrew Cuomo riding a motorcycle through the Catskills. Photo via the governor's press office, via Flickr.

Riding on a motorcycle in a leather jacket through the peak of the Catskills fall colors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo led a procession of bikers around the Ashokan Reservoir to a private luncheon at the Catskill Interpretive Center in the Ulster County hamlet of Mount Tremper on Friday, Oct. 23. 

Earlier today, Cuomo announced that he was launching a $5 million I LOVE NY marketing plan for the Catskills region, a 2016 "Catskills Challenge" and a "Ride the Catskills" tourism website.

The new website, which contains motorcycling and biking itineraries for Catskills visitors, is a sub-section of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's website.  Read more

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Schoharie County nixes Oorah’s bid for $17 million in tax-free loans

Above: Gilboa Supervisor Tony VanGlad, left, accepting a check from Oorah Camp Director Avraham Krawiec in July 2014. Photo courtesy of the Schoharie News. 

Schoharie County officials have denied an application from Oorah, a New Jersey-based nonprofit that runs two summer camps for Jewish children in Schoharie County, to help secure $17 to $20 million in tax-free loans from private banks.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors voted to deny Oorah’s application for a bond from the Schoharie County Capital Resource Corporation (SCCRC), the nonprofit branch of Schoharie County’s Industrical Development Agency (IDA).  Read more

Supper Club "Why A Duck?" All Poultry Dinner, Sat & Sun Oct 17 & 18

Hi,  Supper Club!  This Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct 18 will be our special “Why A Duck?” Supper Club.  We have raised ducks, geese, guinea fowl, chickens and turkeys this year, expanding our poultry offerings.  Read more

91-year-old woman found hypothermic in ditch on Columbus Day

An elderly woman who wandered away from her home in the Schoharie County town of Esperance was found alive but hypothermic in a ditch on Columbus Day morning, according to Tony Desmond, the Schoharie County Sheriff.

The woman, who is 91 years old and has not been identified, survived the incident, which happened early in the morning on Monday, Oct. 12. She was taken to Cobleskill Regional Hospital for treatment of hypothermia, according to a press release issued by the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office.

"She was in good enough shape that she just needed to warm up," Desmond said.

The woman was found about a mile away from her home lying in a ditch on Ragan Road by police and New York Department of Conservation officers with a rescue dog, according to the press release.

She apparently left her home on Sunny View Drive in Esperance, which she shares with her son, sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning. Her son reported her missing at 5:12 a.m., and she was found at 6:25 a.m.

Octoberfest Pig Roast Sunday, Oct. 11

Hi,
Join us for the Octoberfest Pig Roast on Sunday, Oct 11.  We'll be roasting a whole Ossabaw Island Pig, a heritage breed pig raised on the farm. Rare and luscious! Accompanied with mustard cream sauce, German style mushroom gravy, spaetzel (German egg noodles) sweet and sour Barber's Farm red cabbage, German style potato salad, fall harvest salad, German apple cake, poached pears and creme fraiche. Apple cider pressing. $25 per adult, kids under 15 pay their age. Please make a reservation! 518-239-6234
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