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Written By Editor on 5/31/13 | 5/31/13


---Our History---

Founded by Timothy Knight of Middleburgh in 2013, the Schoharie News serves as the community's only exclusively online news outlet. In September of 2014, Mr. Knight sold it to Robert Panico, also of Middleburgh, who ran the internet paper for five months.

Mr. Knight, who worked as a freelance reporter for the Mountain Eagle from July 2014 to February 2015, returned as editor and owner of the Schoharie News on Tuesday, February 24th, replacing Mr. Panico as the sole proprietor.

On September 16, 2016, Matthew Avitabile from Middleburgh purchased the publication. He moved the office to Main Street Schoharie and hopes to be able to highlight many issues that Schoharie County faces.

For more information or to contact us, please fill out the contact form on the front page.

---Our Team---



Matthew Avitabile, Publisher - A nearly lifelong resident of Middleburgh, Matt attended SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Oneonta before receiving a Master's in History from SUNY Albany. He currently serves as Middleburgh's mayor and teaches history at both Cobleskill and Oneonta.






Liz Page-- Reporter: Liz brings over 30 years of experience as a lead reporter of the Mountain Eagle. She specializes in southern Schoharie County and Delaware County issues.

Tyler James, Advertising Editor - Tyler has been involved in Schoharie County since coming to the area in 2015 to help with flood recovery. He has since worked for the Village of Middleburgh and joined our team to lead ad salesman. Tyler studied at Western Connecticut State University before starting a career path in sales.




Cathleen Berry, Inserts and Ad Design Manager - Cathleen has decades of experience in graphic design. From logos to brochures and CDs to calendars, she’s designed all kinds of marketing materials for local and national companies. In 2013, Cathleen designed and produced The Seasons of Schoharie County, an independent tourism magazine that was distributed to surrounding counties to spotlight some of the hidden gems of our county.

Now, with the rebirth of The Schoharie News, she’ll continue to sing the praises of Schoharie County with a quarterly insert called Schoharie County Life. It’ll be included in a December issue of The Schoharie News, along with one in March, June, and September. As a companion to the insert, she’ll be adminstrating a Facebook page with the same name, which will include extended articles, events, farm listings, and other information of interest to residents and visitors alike.


Timothy Knight, Freelancer - Born and raised in Schoharie County, Timothy founded the Schoharie News in June 2013. Having previously served in the New York Army National Guard in the summer of 2012, Mr. Knight began attending SUNY Cobleskill in the Fall of 2013 and he is scheduled to graduate in May 2015 with an Associate's in Communications. Tim owned the Schoharie News at two points between 2013 and 2016.

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