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Gallupville Fire Department Lauded by Association of Fire Districts for Energy Savings

Written By Cicero on 11/10/14 | 11/10/14

On Saturday, the Wright Fire District (Gallupville Fire Department) was recognized for their energy efficiency efforts over the past several years at The Association of Fire Districts annual Fall Workshop in Latham, NY. The National Grid presentation "Energy Efficiency for Fire Departments" used Wright as an example that even a small district can be a leader in energy efficiency and savings. It was noted that the efficiency efforts undertaken by the Wright Fire District has allowed them to contain costs, while improving their firefighting capabilities, apparatus and tools.

Their efforts began three years ago when they undertook a lighting project to upgrade the interior lights of the station. With the utility incentives available, they were able to bring their payback down to just 14 months. The results exceeded their expectations with greatly improved lighting that was better suited to a fire house, and savings that were so significant it nearly cut their bill in half.

A year later, the District upgraded their insulation. Despite the below normal temperatures of this past winter, they were able to reduce their gas usage over previous, warmer years. The District has currently contracted for the installation of a super-efficient minisplit heat pump to further reduce heating costs. A portion of the cost of this unit is being offset by National Grid’s commercial energy efficiency rebates. They are also receiving bids on upgrading their exterior lights to LED's. The LED lights will use roughly half the electric of the current lights, while reducing maintenance costs with their 50,000 hour life. Again, the District is leveraging National Grid incentives which will cover nearly 40% of the total project cost and yield a 35% return on the investment with just a 2 year payback.

National Grid highlighted these efforts by Wright as an example of steps that they and others have taken to reduce their annual energy budget lines. These reductions have allowed them to remain within the Property Tax Cap while still making critical investments to improve their firefighting capabilities. It was noted that every kilowatt purchased is just overhead that takes away from the more important investments in equipment or training.

Energy efficiency incentives and support are available for all National Grid commercial customers. For more information on how your business can save money, contact and mention you saw it in the Schoharie News.

Wright Republicans to Host Gibson August 10th

Written By Editor on 8/1/14 | 8/1/14

Town of Wright Republican Club has announced that they are hosting a Chicken BBQ on Sunday, August 10th, during which Republican Congressman Chris Gibson is scheduled to address the crowd.

The club has reserved the Gallupville School House, located on School Street in Gallupville, to host the day's festivities which will include take out dinners starting at 4:00 p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 5:00 p.m until they exhaust their food. Gibson is scheduled to speak at 6:00 p.m. 

Dinners are $10 and 1/2 Chicken only is $7. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Gallupville Corner Store or George Karlewicz at 518 872-1261 or or Lynn Herzog at 518 895-9078 or

Gallupville to Host 4th Annual Community Day

Written By Editor on 7/6/14 | 7/6/14

The Gallupville Fire Department will be holding their Fourth Annual Community Day on this upcoming Saturday, July 12th. Festivities will be kicked off by the Bill Fagan 5K Memorial Run, which registration will open for at 7 a.m., with the race itself beginning at 8 a.m. 

Additionally, there will be a pancake breakfast (by donation) available from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., followed by bed races starting at 11, and a car show gearing up at noon. Registration will be open for the show all morning and it will run through 4 p.m. that afternoon, with ice cream being awarded to all participants. 

There will be kids games and events for the entire family at the firehouse, and the department is encouraging residents in the hamlet to set up their own yard sales in addition to hosting vendors on the fire department's lawn to sell their goods free of charge. Residents with any questions should call 518-657-9569.

To cap the afternoon off, a chicken barbecue (provided by BBQ Delights) will be cooking from 1 p.m. until they are all sold out. Patrons can purchase a full dinner for $10.00 or pay $6.00 for half.

Gallupville Evangelical Lutheran Church to Host Spaghetti Supper Saturday

Written By Editor on 5/14/14 | 5/14/14

The Gallupville Evagelical Lutheran Church will be holding their annual spaghetti supper on Saturday, May 17th from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. at the Gallupville Firehouse. The supper includes all you can eat spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverages.

Tickets are available at the door and vary from $7 for adults; $5 for children 5-12, and free for kids under five. Additionally, a craft & bake sale will also be held at the event, which is supporting the church located at 890 State Route 443 in Gallupville, NY. 

Updated Story: State Police Nab Gallupville Man to End Standoff

Written By Editor on 4/10/14 | 4/10/14

The Schoharie News has received additional information on last night's standoff in the hamlet of Gallupville:

On Wednesday night at approximately 6:15 PM the man, who is still unidentified, smashed the windshield of a car and assaulted a female at the Schoharie Dunkin Donuts on Route 30A. The woman is suspected of being either his current or ex-wife. 

He then fled the scene to his residence in Gallupville, where shortly thereafter State Police arrived and he refused to vacate the residence; he was reportedly armed with a shotgun. State Police responded by bringing in the Mobile Response Team and a negotiator. 

Around 11:00 PM the subject came out of his house and surrendered to law enforcement. He was taken into custody at the State Police station in Cobleskill. Schoharie County Sheriffs also assisted in the standoff; the second of which that has occurred this past week.

Man Surrenders to Police in Gallupville Standoff

Schoharie County faced another tense standoff with police late today as a man accused of breaking a window at the Route 30A Dunkin Donuts and assaulting a woman surrendered to police at his Gallupville home.

Channel 10 is reporting that the standoff ended peacefully after police surrounded the man's home and closed off part of Route 443. The situation ended around two hours ago:
The man surrendered around 10:20 p.m. and was taken to the State Police Cobleskill barracks. His name has not been released. Charges are pending.
Expect more updates as this story develops.

Gallupville Fish Fry this Saturday

Written By Editor on 3/19/14 | 3/19/14

The Gallupville Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a fundraiser fish fry this Saturday, March 22nd. The event, from 5-7pm is a take-out meal for just $9. All proceeds assist the School House Refurbishment Fund.
Photo Credit: Schoharie Count Fire Wire Facebook Page

Gallupville Man Arrested for Removing Handicapped Foster Daughter's Teeth

Written By Editor on 11/24/13 | 11/24/13

Often times reporting the news brings both the good and the controversial. Unfortunately, this is just terrible. Stephen Walker of Gallupville was arrested after the family dentist discovered something unnerving. Walker's 8-year old foster daughter was complaining about mouth pain. When  the dentist checked the girl's mouth, three teeth were missing-- allegedly forced out of the mouth by Walker. The girl is mentally disabled.

Photo and story references credit Times Union
The dentist gave the information to Schoharie County Child Protective Services, which then handed the case over to the State Police. Walker was arrested and charged with two counts of felony assault and endangering the welfare of a child on two counts. He is held on $10,000 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due back in court on November 25th.

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