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Greene County Vaccination Sites Available Online

Written By Editor on 4/9/21 | 4/9/21

The addition of these PODs to this website, located at VaccineFinder, is part of an ongoing effort to ensure all Greene County residents are aware of where they can go to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. As COVID-19 vaccination guidance and regulations are frequently changing, having access to up-to-date information is critical for every member of the community.

As of April 8th, there are many providers within Greene County that are currently listed on VaccineFinder. This includes pharmacies and other important PODs, such as the Greene County Public Health Department. While searching for available PODs, you can find information about each one, such as:

  • Type(s) of vaccine(s) provided (Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson)
  • Distance from a specific zip code/search radius
  • Availability of vaccines
  • Hours and contact info
  • Directions to and from each specific POD

We strongly advise any resident using VaccineFinder to locate a Greene County POD to call ahead or visit the provider’s website. Appointments are required at most locations and walk-ins will not be accepted. Calling ahead is also recommended to ensure that any chosen POD has vaccines available.

Greene County will continue to inform our residents when more groups become eligible under the NYS plan.

Residents are encouraged to utilize our Vaccination Notification Request Form as well as any additional registration options available from the State and participating pharmacies to stay in the know about all COVID-19 vaccination updates.

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Libertarian Party of New York Calls For Fiscal Responsibility in Albany

Last night, under typical late-night cover, the Fiscal Year Year 2022 Budget was passed by the New York State Legislature. The budget, which includes heavy tax increases for high wage earners, has ballooned by nearly 10% over the 2021 budget - the largest since 2007 - and 22.5% over 2020.

The spending highlights include:
  • $111 billion for the State Operating Fund, a nearly 10% increase;
  • $29.5 billion for school aid, a $3 billion increase;
  • $29 billion in public and private green economy investments;
  • $385 million for the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SMFP), a stimulus slush fund that can be used for any state or local capital improvement projects.

Cody Anderson, Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York, while decrying Albany’s lack of fiscal responsibility, was not surprised by these increases.

“Of course Albany is spending more without regard for impact on local communities,” Anderson stated. “Albany has appropriated hundreds of millions of dollars to the SMFP in an attempt to woo constituents and influence their own re-election, yet their continued acts of wage theft are causing more than one hundred thousand residents per year to take their earning and spending power to other states. Our per-student expenditures are already the highest in the nation, school age enrollment in our public schools continues to drop, yet Governor Cuomo and the Legislature increased education spending by over eleven percent in continued support of a bloated state bureaucracy which produces mediocre outcomes. Nearly fourteen percent of the State Budget subsidizes unprofitable renewable energy projects, prioritizing excess takings over economic sense, local control and energy diversity.  

“The politicians in Albany fund their bloated vanity projects with continued tax increases that chase away those businesses and individuals who drive our economy. Albany needs to reset their expectations, exercise a modicum of fiscal responsibility, and give the citizens of New York State a chance to thrive and more reasons to stay.”

For more information about the Libertarian Party of New York, please visit You may also visit Facebook at, Twitter @LPNYOfficial, or Instagram @LPNYOfficial.

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Join History through Quilts April 12th

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for History Preserved in Quilts, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

About this Event

Let’s Explore How Quilting Evolved - Not your mother's average ”blanket”!

Quilters now days take for granted the vast array of beautiful fabrics available to us, and the quilting tools many of us never even dreamed of when we first began sewing and quilting.

Join quilter Sharon Aernecke Aitchison as she takes a look at the earliest evidence of quilted items to the necessities of quilts and forward to quilts becoming works of art.

How did quilt designs get their names? Is it hand-sewn or machine-pieced? What would a Colonist need a quilt for besides warmth? How did the oldest quilts withstand the wear and tear of use and time? Where are they now?

Explore with me some history of quilt-making and where we are today with the most intricate of designs and fabrics so rich and beautiful the women of the prairie would weep for.

Stick around afterward for a Q&A with Sharon — any and all questions about the quilting are welcomed and encouraged!

This is a free program - However, voluntary donations are greatly appreciated to support our non-profit community programs. Your donation helps to supports the Sharon Historical Society so we can continue to provide quality historical programs such as this one. Donations can be made on the "Registration" tab.

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Free Cancer Screening May 4th

Written By Editor on 4/5/21 | 4/5/21

The mobile screening coach will be at the Downsville Old Schoolhouse Inn on Tuesday, May 4, 9am-2pm to provide NO COST mammograms and Pap tests to women 40 and over.  No insurance? High deductible/copay? No problem! Call the Cancer Services Program at 1-888-345-0225 to find out how you may be able to get FREE cancer screenings and make an appointment.  Insurance is billed for those with insurance.  Colorectal cancer screening kits are also available for men and women 50 and over.

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Narcan Training April 15th

Mountain Top Cares Coalition, headquartered in Windham, Greene County, New York, is hosting its monthly virtual Narcan Training on Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm. Help us defeat opioid use disorder by volunteering for training and distribution of Narcan.  Please register by going to our website,

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Fighting Tiger Weekly Recap

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s softball team will open their first season of membership in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) ranked first in the conference’s season opening Western Division Pre-Season Poll. The Fighting Tigers who are currently 0-2 overall on the season after opening with NCAA Division III power SUNY Cortland on the road are entering their first season of membership in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).  

The Fighting Tiger men’s baseball team will begin their first season of membership in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) ranked first in the conference’s season opening Western Division Pre-Season Poll. Cobleskill is entering their first season of membership in the North Atlantic Cobleskill is currently 1-1 overall on the year after splitting their season opening doubleheader at NCAA Division III regional power SUNY Cortland on Saturday in Cortland, N.Y.  

The Cobleskill Esports team downed Schenectady Community College by a 2-0 margin in League of Legends Tournament action. The Fighting Tigers have now qualified for the tournament’s play-off round beginning on April 13. 

Due to current local pandemic protocols SUNY Cobleskill is not currently allowing spectators at Fighting Tiger home contests however home contests can be viewed on-line on the Fighting Tiger Sports Network at Cobleskill Esports action can also be viewed on-line Twitch TV at: 

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Schoharie Library News


The Schoharie Free Library has recently expanded its Saturday hours from 10 am until 5 pm; we’re now open to visitors a total of 35 hours a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 11 am-6 pm; Thursday, 12 pm-7 pm; and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.  

National Library Week is April 4-10, which makes this week a great time to sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids aged 5-15 can get a juvenile card; anyone over 16 living in the Schoharie School District is eligible for an adult card. To sign up for a free library card, just come to the library with a copy of your picture ID and a piece of mail sent to your current address. 

Our Puzzle Swap continues this week and we’re still accepting donations of puzzles through Saturday, April 10. For every puzzle you bring in, you can take one home from the big display in the library. 

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Find a complete calendar of events for the month of April at Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

Miss Heather will hold her next Interactive Online Storytime at 10:00 am on Friday, April 9. The weekly storytime series has reached the letter Z and will celebrate with stories featuring a zoo and Zero the Hero. 

Our Writing Club will next meet online on Monday, April 12 at 6:30 pm. Also on April 12, the Young Adult Advisory Council will meet at 7 pm to decide on the next set of YA novels to add to the library’s collection. 

On Tuesday, April 13, join our Books & Chocolate group at 6:30 pm to chat about books you’re reading and offer book recommendations to other members. Newcomers are always welcome to join the friendly conversation.  

The April Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, April 14. 

The UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will meet to socialize and work on their craft projects together at 10 am on Thursday, April 15. 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.  

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Cobleskill Library Weekly News

The Library is open for browsing the first floor. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times. We continue to take every precaution to keep our patrons, staff and the building safe so if you feel unwell, please do not come into the Library.   


Library hours are Tuesday 10-7pm, Wednesday 10-5pm, Thursday 10-7pm, Friday 10-5pm and Saturday 10-1pm. These hours may change without notice. You may fax, make copies and use the computers for 30 minutes. Public meeting rooms are not available and Library seating has been removed except at the public computers. Curbside pickup continues to be available, just give us a call to schedule your pickup.  


Let’s Talk Excel and Google Sheets -  Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 - Learn how to open, save, download, and share a spreadsheet; create a table, enter numbers, make calculations, sort, filter, and more! Facilitator: Aneesa Hussain; Technical Assistant: Ajran Click here to sign up: project is supported by funds from the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Program.  


Choosing a Laptop or Smartphone that's Right for You - Wednesday, April 28, 6:30pm - So many choices; how do you decide what will work best for your needs? Learn what to look for and how to evaluate your options. Facilitator: Aneesa Hussain. Technical Assistant: Ajran. Click here to sign up: This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program. 


Reggie Harris: Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement - Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm - Internationally acclaimed performer Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and cultural ambassador known worldwide for his ability to inspire hope and create opportunities for building community and positive change. This performance will include spirituals, freedom songs, and his own original work. He will discuss the connection between music and the Civil Rights Movement, the progression of civil rights as it pertains to his own family, and how that experience relates to the struggle for civil rights in the USA. Q&A to follow. Sign up here: 

This event is sponsored by the Amsterdam Free Library, The Community Library, Gloversville Public Library, Middleburgh Library, Schenectady County Public Library, Schoharie Free Library, and Sharon Springs Free Library.: 


State and Federal Tax forms and instructions are here. They can be found in the lobby or can be delivered by curbside pickup. The new deadline to file is May 17th. 


Reminder, there is no seating available in the Library, but the Wi-Fi is accessible 24/7 on Library property. Use our WiFi to download updates to your devices or download eBook, audiobook and magazines from Overdrive/Libby. If you need help updating game consoles stop in and Kim can help you out.  


You have access to online books, audiobooks and now over 3,000 magazines through Overdrive/Libby using this link Cobleskill Richmondville students can increase their access to books by linking their SORA card to the Library account.  


You have access to Gale databases, encyclopedias, newspapers and other resources with your library card through this link  


Want to see what is new in our collection visit To request items log into your account with the barcode on the back of your library card. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number. Don’t have a card, stop into the Library with your id and a piece of mail with your current address and complete a library card application.  


The Friends are starting to collect gently used books for their Fall sale. If you have one or two books, please place them in the book drop. If you have lots of books to donate, please contact the Library to let us know you are stopping in during Library hours. If the Library is closed you can still use the green Better World Book bin in the parking lot. 


Library Giving Day is on April 7th. Please consider making donations to the Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries. The Community Library has received support from the Foundation to increase awareness of the Library and for the purchase of a TV to enhance programming. More information can be found at 


The next Library Board of Trustees virtual meeting is April 8th at 1pm. Meetings are open to the public however if you would like to attend please call the library (518.234.7897) and leave a message with your email address or email with your interest to attend.  


2021 marks 100 years of service for The Community Library. We are planning to celebrate this milestone later in the year. In the meantime, we will be sharing information on Facebook and in the Library on our past, present and future. For more information follow our Facebook page sign up for future Library News emails at  


Library Contact: 518.234.7897, 

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MURAL Opening Exhibit

This wide variety of artworks were collected during MURAL's residence  at the Cyr Center in Stamford, and include works 
by Judy Thuss, Jody Primoff, Celia Clark, and  more. 

The exhibition will be on view Saturdays, 
from 12-4, through May 15, 2021.

Contact MURAL at
for opening times and events
or on Facebook at

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Hanford Mills Museum’s Online InterActions Series Continues April 8 Artist Richard Kathmann and Joshua Cerra, principal director for the Cornell Climate Change Garden, will be featured

Hanford Mills Museum continues its free online InterActions series on Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm with artist Richard Kathmann and Joshua Cerra, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University.

The InterActions series brings together local artists and scholars to discuss environmental justice, our shared landscape, natural resources, and sustainability.

Richard Kathmann paints abstract and landscape works of his Catskills surroundings. Along with the natural beauty, he is seeing the effects of climate change, invasive species, and variable forestry practices. A resident of East Meredith, Kathmann served as Hanford Mills Museum’s first executive director. 

Cornell Associate Professor Joshua Cerra has practiced as a designer and ecologist for over 25 years combined. Since 2013 Cerra has directed the Climate-adaptive Design (CAD), which in partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Scenic Hudson and others links design students with flood-prone Hudson riverfront municipalities to develop alternative design strategies for more climate-adapted and connected waterfront areas. Cerra is also a principal investigator for the Cornell Climate Change Garden, an interpretive research installation on the Cornell. Cerra works with his students to explore landscape architecture design strategies as they relate to New York waterways and climate change, and his research focuses on the social-ecological systems created between humans and landscapes.


To register for the InterActions program, visit The series is moderated by public historian William Walker, an associate professor of history at the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

“The InterActions series is designed to spark important conversations and inspire action,” says Liz Callahan, executive director of Hanford Mills Museum. She said that Hanford Mills will use these conversations to enhance visitors’ experiences at the Museum. 


This is the fourth InterActions series. Past programs, which are available to view on the Hanford Mills Museum YouTube Channel, featured: 

·         Christina Hunt Wood, a video artist and photographer based in Delhi, and Dr. Rachel Leibowitz, Associate Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation;

·         Ellen Wong, a landscape painter and visual artist, and Lisa Tessier, artist and Associate Professor of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Delhi; and

·         Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, acclaimed traditional musicians and co-founders of the Ashokan Center.


In 2020, Hanford Mills Museum, in collaboration with the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta), received a Creativity Incubator Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. This grant offers financial support for museums to think more imaginatively about the interpretation of their collections and to explore new ways of engaging with contemporary audiences, with an emphasis on experimentation and creative thinking. With this series, Hanford Mills will bring together artists and scholars to lead virtual conversations on environmental justice, sustainability, and climate change.

About Hanford Mills Museum

As one of only a handful of operating water- and steam-powered mills, Hanford Mills Museum has earned a place on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections among energy, technology, natural resources, and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices. This year is the 175th anniversary of the Mill Building.


Hanford Mills Museum, which will open for the season on May 15, is located at 51 County Route 12, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 and 12, in East Meredith, NY, 10 miles from Oneonta, and 15 miles from Delhi. Tours can be reserved by calling 607.278.5744.


For more information, visit or call 607.278.5744.

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Fenimore Art Museum Presents a Live Book Reading and Chat via Zoom featuring Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Jan Brett

Story Time LIVE with Jan Brett

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT via Zoom

Tickets are $9 for Museum Members, $10 for non-Members.

To register, visit or



Cooperstown, New York – Get the family together and join beloved children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett for a live Zoom presentation on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Jan will read from her latest book, the New York Times bestseller Cozy, give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her book, and answer questions from fans. This special program is in celebration of Fenimore Art Museum's exhibition, The World of Jan Brett, featuring original illustrations from the artist, on view through May 16, 2021.


To register, visit or Tickets are $9 for Museum Members and $10 for non-members. The link and passcode to the Zoom session will be sent to the email used to register for the program on the evening before, and again the morning of, the program. An internet connection and Zoom are required to join the program.





About Jan Brett

With over forty one million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.


As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."


As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting." 


Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."





Other Upcoming Museum Programs:

A Discussion with Ansel Adams' Son, Michael Adams
Join Michael Adams for an engaging and enlightening discussion of the life and work of his father, photographer Ansel Adams, live via Zoom. 
Two programs: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT and Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
Tickets: $9 / Museum Members and $10 /non-Members
To register, visit or

Smuggled Lenses: The Politics of Documentary Photography at Manzanar
Join us for an important Zoom discussion about photography, culture, and Japanese-American history during World War II.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
Tickets: $9 / Museum Members and $10 /non-Members
To register, visit or

“The Public Has a Right to Art:” Keith Haring’s Art & Activism
Join us for a live Zoom lecture about Keith Haring's art and activism, led by Dr. Leesa Rittelmann.
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
Tickets: $9 / Museum Members and $10 non-Members
To register, visit or

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ALBANY—The Alzheimer’s Association will launch a series of new virtual statewide Alzheimer’s education programs in an effort to reach more New York families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Each program will feature a special presentation by an expert in their field, as well as a question and answer period where concerns about diagnosis, research, treatment and support may be addressed. Participation is free and registration can take place by phone at 800.272.3900 or


“Across the state, we are only reaching a fraction of those who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia,” said Christopher Smith, New York State regional leader for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Along with creating more awareness about the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia in New York, we hope this series of virtual programs will allow us to bring people together across the state to learn from experts on a variety of topics and ask questions that will empower them to communicate more effectively with loved ones living with dementia as well as manage the challenging behavioral symptoms of the disease.”


A list of Spring 2021 programs includes:


April 7, 5-7 p.m.: A Glimpse into the Life of a Younger Caregiver, featuring Dr. Jessica Zwerling and Teresa Santos, Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Yonkers.


April 12, 6-7:30 p.m.: Tips for Tough Conversations: Doctors Visits, Driving, Legal & Financial Concerns, followed by Approaching Memory Concerns: Tips to Partner with Your Family and Physician Across the Journey, featuring Sarah Harlock, DENT Integrative Center for Memory, Buffalo.


April 20, Noon-1:30 p.m.: The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, followed by The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis, featuring Dr. David Hart, Albany Med Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Albany.


April 27, 6-8 p.m.: COVID-19 and Caregiving: Finding Hope from What We’ve Learned, featuring Dr. David Hoffman, Maria College, Dr. Philip Gara Jr., Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease at Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls.


May 4, 4-5:30 p.m.: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors, followed by Behavior Management in Action: Creative Solutions for Common Challenges, featuring Debi Buzanowski-Stowell, Eddy Memory Care at Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center, Cohoes.


May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Research Forum, featuring Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer, national Alzheimer’s Association, and Dr. Yunglin Gazes and Dr. Miguel Arce Renteria, Columbia University Irving Medical Center.


May 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Legal and Financial Planning, followed by Medicaid Changes: What You Need to Know, featuring Ron Fatoullah, Esq., Ron Fatoullah & Associates, Great Neck.


June 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Healthy Living Conference, featuring Amanda Cheehan, registered dietitian for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.


June 15, 4-5:30 p.m.: Effective Communication Strategies, followed by Managing Caregiver Expectations and Relationships Across the Alzheimer’s Journey, featuring Dr. Carol Podgorski, Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Rochester.


June 23, 4-5:30 p.m.: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia, followed by In it Together: Dementia, Caregiving and Faith Communities, featuring Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Calvary Baptist Church, White Plains.


Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive, fatal brain disease. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 410,000 people in New York. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association, call 800.272.3900 or visit

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