Schoharie County

New York News
8:11 am
Sun April 12, 2015

DEP Monitors Limited 'Oil Spill' On Schoharie Reservoir

The Schoharie Reservoir is a small reservoir in the Catskill Mountains of New York State that was created to be one of 19 reservoirs that supplies New York City with water.
Credit wikipedia

  Officials are monitoring a possible oil spill on the Schoharie Reservoir.  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says the apparent spill was spotted last Monday afternoon in a 50-foot-wide section of water downshore from the mouth of the Shandaken Tunnel, where water from the reservoir flows to New York City.  The DEP blocked it off with absorbent booms.

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Schoharie County
6:11 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Congressman Chris Gibson Pushes FEMA For Overdue Storm Relief In Schoharie County

Schoharie Town Supervisor Gene Millone addresses the media as Congressman Chris Gibson and State Senator Jim Seward look on.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It has been over 40 months since tropical storm Irene flooded the Schoharie County Public Safety Building and the jail; both are still in need of repair. Upstate New York Congressman Chris Gibson led a gathering of state and local leaders Tuesday in Schoharie County, with the intent to spark FEMA to make a decision. 

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New York News
12:12 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Gilboa Dam Re-Hab Complete

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There's reason to celebrate today in Schoharie County. The Gilboa Dam Rehabilitation Project has come to an end...

The $138 million dam reconstruction – believed to be the largest public works project in the Catskills – was completed two years ahead of schedule.

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New York News
6:12 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Public Comment Period On Casino Proposals Underway

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York began today in Albany County.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Officials Mull Schoharie Pipeline Proposals

A proposed 157-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through several Schoharie County communities, parallel to the proposed Constitution Gas Pipeline, has pitted neighbor against neighbor.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages

Many villages across New York are holding elections today. One of those contests is a showdown between a longtime incumbent Democratic mayor and a prominent local Republican business owner.

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Central New York News
4:11 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

DEP & Public Officials Tour Gilboa Dam Reconstruction

Water gushes out of a siphon at the Gilboa Dam.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials opened the Gilboa Dam site to government leaders, the media and the public Tuesday to get a firsthand look at reconstruction.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Harold Vroman - Chairman, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors

Schoharie County in New York took perhaps the hardest hit from Tropical Storm Irene compared to any other upstate county. One year later, the recovery continues, but it could take another four years before all the damage has been repaired. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is one federal agency involved in the recovery, but it is local and state officials who have been on the front lines for the past year. For an update on Schoharie County, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke to the chairman of the county board of supervisors, Howard Vroman.