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Richmondville native completes basic training

Courtesy: Joint Hometown News Service

For immediate release:

Army Pfc. Alex J. Prescott has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Prescott is the son of Philip Prescott of Richomondville.

Schoharie to join other communities in volunteer recognition

More than 1,000 mayors and town supervisors will honor local volunteers on April 1.

Among them – leaders from Schoharie Area Long Term Recovery, Mayor Avitabile from Middleburgh and Mayor Holmes from Cobleskill.

A luncheon for salt volunteers will be held at Middleburgh Reformed Church at noon that day.

More information on the National Day of Recognition for Volunteers can be found here.

Schoharie Jr./Sr. High names valedictorian and <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">salutatorian</span>

Congratulations to this year’s top students at Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School.

Sophie Connor of Howe’s Cave is valedictorian and Lauren Archer of Sloansville is salutatorian.

Connor is currently attending a physics and engineering at RPI. She plans to go to Dartmouth College in the fall.

Archer is planning to attend SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

SALT hosting Savor Schoharie

Sample cuisines from around the world without ever leaving Schoharie County. SALT is hosting Savor Schoharie with an international feast of flavors at several different locations.

The evening starts April 26 with a reception at the Schoharie Depot Lane Theatre at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit Schoharie Area Long Term Recovery.

For more information on Savor Schoharie, please click here.

Cobleskill-Richmondville student wins state oratorical championship

Andrew Hartnett receives a plaque from New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor  - American Legion

A student from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School has won the state title in the NY American Legion Oratorical Contest.

Andrew Hartnett will now head to the national finals in Indianapolis, Ind. He will also receive a $6,000 scholarship.

For the contest, students had to write their own speeches focusing on an aspect of the constitution.

Schoharie native completes basic training

Timothy Smith, Jr. - Joint Hometown News Service

Courtesy: Joint Hometown News Service

For immediate release:

Air Force Airman Timothy J. Smith Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Smith is the son of Robin Messick and Timothy Smith of Schenectady.

     He is a 2012 graduate of Schoharie High School.

Schoharie communities to meet and discuss flood funds

As Schoharie and surrounding communities continue their cleanup from storms including Irene and Lee, a meeting will be held to determine where some of the funding will go.

Funding for community reconstruction projects now totals $18 million.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 27 at St. Mark’s Lutheran church, 326 Main Street in Middleburgh.

The funds are part of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program.