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More snow in Schoharie County

Duncan McNicol shared this photo of snow falling in Charlottesville.

Just when you thought it was spring, Schoharie County brings you snow flurries

Schoharie students hope to win big with project

A group of Schoharie High School students are hoping to make history this month.

The four students presented a project at Catskill Regional History Day called, “Citizens’ Rights and Government Responsibility during Natural Disasters,” which focused on Hurricane Irene. 

Now the students, Emily Cooper, Sarah Cooper, Natalie Mitchell, Emma Smith-Trendell are taking the project to the NYS History Day competition in Cooperstown on April 28.

More about the students and the history competition can be found here.

Area teachers selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

A big honor for several teachers in the Capital Region.

The teachers were picked for New York State’s Master Teacher Program.

The program honors growth, mentorship and leadership.

Only 215 teachers were selected this year.

The list of Capital Region teachers is below, courtesy of the Governor’s Office:

Daniel Anderson, Queensbury School District

Janice Balogh, Schodack School District

Theresa Billington, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District

Heather Buskirk, Johnstown School District

Jeffrey Bower, Scotia-Glenville School District

Kim Bruton, Troy School District

Elizabeth Carroll, North Colonie Central School District

Stephanie Conklin, Saratoga Springs City School District

Tammy Darby, Lake George School District

Kristin Darlington, Galway School District

Schenectady Red Cross volunteer heads to Washington for mud slide recovery effort

The aftermath of a mud slide in Washington State last month. -

A Red Cross volunteer from the Capital Region is heading out to Washington State to help with recovery from that devastating mud slide last month.

Thirty nine people are now confirmed dead in the community of Oso.

Searchers believe the final death toll will be 43.

Jeff Fox from Schenectady is a disaster mental health volunteer.

The Red Cross says he'll be manage a team of volunteers to provide mental health support for residents affected by the disaster.

Another Capital Region Red Cross volunteer, Angelika Klapputh of Sharon Springs recently returned from Washington. 

Schoharie board hears casino comments

RICHMONDVILLE - It already has the support of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, but on Tuesday night it was the residents of Schoharie County who had their say on the matter of casino gambling.

At a time when casino gambling is trying to win approval from both citizens and municipal governments, there are clear indications that it hasn't won the fight for legitimacy.

"Studies who that communities within fifty miles of a casino double the number of problem gamblers in their community," stated Dr. Rebecca Eckel, a Cobleskill physician. "Our mental health services are already stretched to the limit in our area. How can we accommodate treating a large number of problem gamblers?"

Richmondville woman accused of assault, burglary

RICHMONDVILLE – A Richmondville woman is facing multiple charges after an assault on Thursday.

State Police say 25-year-old Lakiesha Smith entered a home on two separate occasions and assaulted the sleeping victim inside.

An investigation revealed that Smith also assaulted another victim earlier in the day.

Troopers say both victims suffered injuries from the attack.

Police believe the attacks may be related to a lovers quarrel.

Smith faces assault and burglary charges/

She is in the Schoharie County Jail in lieu of bail.

Scientists, researchers gather at UAlbany to discuss extreme weather

Atmospheric scientists and researchers are gathering at the UAlbany campus on Monday.

They’re discussing how to tackle future weather emergencies in a conference called "Facing The Storm: Preparing For Increased Extreme Weather In Upstate New York."

The college cites a recent report from the American Meteorological Society, which calls New York State the most vulnerable location for the weather to affect the economy.

The forum is partially presented by UAlbany and the NYS Emergency Management Association and NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

The keynote speaker is Paul Tonko. Another speaker is Colleen Fullford from the Schoharie County Emergency Management Office.

The conference is set to go from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.