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Sheriff's Office Unveils Project C.R.A.S.H to County High Schoolers

Written By Cicero on 10/11/16 | 10/11/16

COBLESKILL - Following months of shooting film and countless volunteer hours, the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office unveiled a twenty-seven minute film to the bulk of the county's high school students at SUNY Cobleskill on Thursday morning as part of the department's Project C.R.A.S.H initiative to discourage distracted teen driving.

Photos by Timothy Knight
Spearheaded by Schoharie County Deputy Bruce Baker, in conjunction with SCCASA, the project began as an idea that soon took on a life of its own. A life that would not have become reality if not for the community's support.

The acronym for Project C.R.A.S.H stands for Creating Real Alternatives & Spreading Hope, which Deputy Baker hopes can fill the void left by DARE and other programs following Irene. 

Operating on the mentality that, "If we're going to impact the community, we need to include the community," Deputy Baker told The Schoharie News in a recent interview that all hands were on deck for this project. 

The film was showed in two viewings, hosted in the
SUNY Cobleskill Ballroom at Bouck Hall.
From involving the county's six school districts and various EMS/Fire Departments to Schopeg and LifeNet, volunteers came out of the woodwork to assist Baker in the development of the emotional video, which depicts the fatal effects of distracted teen driving.

The film's cast consists of high school students, law enforcement officials, first responders, local stage actors, and News10 ABC reporters, while video was shot and edited by the county's public access station, Schopeg. 

The first of many school buses arriving to drop off
hundreds of Schoharie County high schoolers for the premier.
Unveiled in two premiers to the entirety of the county's Junior and Senior high school students, News10 morning reporter Samantha DiMascio tweeted on the scene that students were crying throughout the film, with some even leaving the room altogether. 

Encouraged by the tremendous outpouring of community support and the students favorable response, Deputy Baker indicated that the Sheriff's Office will be tackling other topics in future films, including substance abuse and suicide prevention. Baker told The Schoharie News that he is eyeing the release of both by this holiday season.

The video has been published online by Schopeg for anyone to view, while the Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page to promote Project C.R.A.S.H.

Interested Coby-Rich School Board Candidates Have One Week to Submit Petitions

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

Local residents interested in running for one of three open seats on the Board of Education in the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School district have one more week to pick up and submit a nominating petition to district officials. 

Petitions, which are due on Monday, April 21st at 5:00 pm, must receive twenty-five signatures from registered voters located within the vast school district that spans several villages and townships, and can be obtained from the district office during regular operating hours.

The open seats are currently occupied by Board of Education members Steven Philbrick, Russell Smith, and Bruce Tyron. District elections, propositions, and public consideration of the 2014-15 school budget will be held on Tuesday, May 20, from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm in both the Golding Middle School in Cobleskill and the Radez Elementary School in Richmondville.

More information can be found on the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School website.  

Discussion of Local School Issues Thursday at Golding

Written By Editor on 1/17/14 | 1/17/14

The school districts of the County are joining together in an effort to let the public know about issues currently affecting local school districts. The County Superintendents' Council and the School Boards' Association are hosting an event next Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 at Golding Middle School.

The effort will have a presentation from Dr. Rick Timbs about local issues and difficulties faced by rural school districts.
“Schools across New York are facing a financial crisis, but none so much as rural schools like Cobleskill-Richmondville and other Schoharie County districts,” said C-RCS Superintendent Lynn Macan. “We need to come together as a community and a county to educate ourselves and our legislators on the glaring fact that rural schools are continually under-funded because of inequitable formulas, the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and unfunded mandates imposed by the state.” 
Dr. Timbs will share research illustrating how rural New York state districts continually receive inequitable and insufficient funds in comparison to the rest of the state and what this means for the futures of school districts such as ours.
More information on the CRCS site here.

Scho-Burgh Tickets Available at Schoharie School Office

Written By Editor on 1/16/14 | 1/16/14

If you are getting excited about the Scho-Burgh game coming up between rivals Schoharie and Middleburgh, tickets are available before the game at the Schoharie High School office. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students. T-shirts are also available for $15 each. You can pick up the tickets through tomorrow-- and they will be available at the door at SUNY Cobleskill.

Middleburgh Hosting College Information Night

From the Middleburgh Central School Facebook page, the school is hosting an informational night to assist juniors considering career and educational options.
The High School Guidance Counselors will be hosting a Junior Information Night on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 pm in the high school library. They will be discussing SAT's, SAT II's, ACT's, New Visions, Scheduling, College Timeline and Military options. If you have any questions, please call the counseling center at 827-3601.

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