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The Best Gifts from Schoharie County


Written By Editor on 9/25/22 | 9/25/22

Oneonta, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill women’s cross country team posted a total score of 124 points to place fifth overall in a seven-team field at the Oneonta Airfield Invitational hosted by SUNY Oneonta at Fortin Park on Saturday morning.  

Leading the way for the Fighting Tigers was sophomore Jenna Swyers, Peru, N.Y., Peru High School, who placed 18th overall in the 55-runner field by covering the 6000-meter course in a time of 26:20.2 followed by her teammate first-year runner Alyssa Freeguard, Argyle, N.Y., Argyle High School, who placed 23rd overall in a time of 26:54.1. Sophomore Katherine Ledermann, Altamont, N.Y., Guilderland High School, was also a factor for Cobleskill returning from the disabled list to place 37th in a time of 28:56.9. 

The Orange & Black will next be in action on Saturday October 8 when they travel to Milton, N.Y. to compete at the 2022 MSMC Invitational hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s College at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome beginning at 11:00 a.m.  

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Oneonta, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s cross country team posted a score of 58 points to place third overall in a field of seven teams at the 2022 Oneonta Airfield Invitational hosted by SUNY Oneonta at Fortin Park on Saturday morning.  

The Fighting Tigers were led by junior Nick Logan, Queensbury, N.Y., Queensbury High School, who placed second overall in the 47-runner field by covering the 8000-meter loop in a time of 26:13.6. 

Cobleskill also received scoring efforts from first-year runners Jack Gemmett, Schenectady, N.Y., Schalmont High School, who placed fifth overall with a time of 27:01.5 and Will Seamans, Fayetteville, N.Y., Fayetteville-Manlius High School, who finished in 13th place in 27:45.5. The team’s scoring was rounded out by senior Tucker Skowyra, Hardwick, Mass., Quabbin Regional High School, who finished in 16th place in 28:21.7 and first-year Nik Recore, Peru, N.Y., Peru High School, who placed 23rd overall in 29:15.7. 

The Fighting Tigers will next be in action on Saturday October 8 when they travel to Milton, N.Y. for the 2022 MSCM Invitational hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s College at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome beginning at 11:00 a.m.  

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Presque Isle, Maine: The SUNY Cobleskill women’s soccer team made the trek north on Saturday afternoon traveling to the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) to drop a 3-0 decision to the host Owls in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action. With the loss the Fighting Tigers drop to 1-4-2 overall on the year including a 0-1-1 mark in league action while UMPI’s record stands currently at 2-2-3 overall including a 1-2 record in conference play.  

Playing with winds in excess of 25 miles-per-hour, the Cobleskill defense struggled in the first half allowing Owls three goals in over a seven-minute span from the 26th minute to the 33rd minute to decide the issue.  

From that point on the contest turned into a defensive battle that saw Cobleskill hold the home team’s offense in check turning back eight shot attempts and a pair of corner kicks. 

First-year goalkeeper Brianne Rodgers, Canton, N.Y., Hugh C. Williams High School, recorded five saves for the visitors on the afternoon.  

The Fighting Tigers will close out their weekend conference road trip when they travel to Bangor, Maine for a conference meeting with the Eagles of Husson University with kick-off slated for 2:30 p.m.  

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Presque Isle, Maine: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s soccer team found themselves out battled by a 1-0 margin by the host Owls of University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) on Saturday afternoon in a hard-fought North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play. With the loss the Fighting Tigers fall to 0-7-1 overall including a 0-2 record in NAC action while the Owls move to 2-3-2 overall including a 2-1 conference record.  

On a windswept field that saw winds in access of 25-miles-per-hour whipping across the playing field neither team was successful penetrating the oppositions defense until the 67th minute of play when UMPI first-year midfielder Caelan Billings, Sullivan, Maine, Sumner Memorial High School, found the back of the net to give the home team a lead they would never relinquish.  

The Fighting Tigers will close out the road trip on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Bangor, Maine for a NAC meeting with the Eagles of Husson University with kick-off slated for 12:00 p.m.   

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Bangor, Maine: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s soccer team closed their weekend North Atlantic Conference (NAC) road trip to Maine on Sunday losing a 7-0 decision to the host Eagles of Husson University. With the loss the Fighting Tigers fall to 0-8-1 overall including a 0-3 mark versus league opponents while the Eagles move to 4-2-2 overall including a 3-0-1 record in conference action.  

Cobleskill trailed 2-0 at the end of the first half before the Eagle offense erupted for five goals in the second half to decide the issue as the home team outshot the Fighting Tigers by a 31-3 margin on the afternoon.  

The Orange & Black will return to action on Tuesday September 27 when they host the Bobcats of Paul Smith’s College at the Soccer/Lacrosse Complex for a non-league contest beginning at 5:00 p.m.  

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SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tiger Weekly Recap

The SUNY Cobleskill men’s cross country team posted a team score of 58 points to place third overall in a field of seven teams at the 2022 Oneonta Airfield Invitational hosted by SUNY Oneonta at Fortin Park in Oneonta, N.Y. on Saturday. Fighting Tiger junior Nick Logan, Queensbury, N.Y., Queensbury High School was the team’s top finisher at the event taking second place overall in the 47-runner field by covering the 8000-meter course in a time of 26:13.6. 

Fighting Tiger sophomore runner Jenna Swyers, Peru, N.Y., Peru High School, was the women’s cross country team’s top finisher at the 2022 Oneonta Airfield Invitational hosted by SUNY Oneonta at Fortin Park in Oneonta, N.Y. on Saturday placing 18th overall in a 55-runner field by covering the 6000-meter course in a time of 26:20.2. Led by Swyers, Cobleskill posted a team score of 124 points to place fifth overall among the seven teams competing at the event.  

The Cobleskill women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of non-conference road matches during the week losing to the host Hawks of Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. on Tuesday 3-0 by set scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-16 then falling to the Spartans of Castleton University in Castleton, Vt. on Thursday 3-2 by scores of 22-25, 21-25, 25-22, 29-27 and 13-15. Junior Abigail Scheurich, Oxford, Conn., Nonnewaug High School, averaged 2.0 kills per set in eight sets as the Fighting Tigers fell to 1-9 overall on the campaign.  

The men’s soccer team made the trip to Maine over the weekend dropping a pair of North Atlantic Conference (NAC) road games falling on Saturday 1-0 to the Owls of the University of Maine-Presque Isle in Presque Isle Maine then losing on Sunday to the Eagles of Husson University by a 7-0 margin. With the losses the Fighting Tigers fall to 0-8-1 overall on the year including a 0-3 record in NAC action.  

The Fighting Tiger women’s soccer team closed out a road trip to Maine over the weekend by losing a pair of North Atlantic Conference (NAC) road contests losing on Saturday 3-0 to the Owls of the University of Maine-Presque Isle in Presque Isle Maine then dropping a 7-0 decision on Sunday to the host Eagles of Husson University. With the defeats the Fighting Tigers fall to 1-5-2 overall on the year including a 0-2-1 record in NAC action.  


Volleyball vs. SUNY Poly 10/13, SUNY Canton 10/15, Castleton University 10/18 

Men’s Soccer vs. Paul Smith’s 9/27, SUNY Poly 10/1, Maine Maritime Academy 10/8 

Women’s Soccer vs. SUNY Poly 10/1, SUNY ESF 10/2, Maine Maritime Academy 10/8, Thomas College 10/9

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DCHA to Host Workshop on Genealogical Research


Genealogy in Delaware County: Scanning Your Family Treasures

Saturday, October 15 @ 10am


DCHA Archivist Ray LaFever will conduct a genealogy workshop about saving and sharing family history through digital imaging. Digital imaging has made it possible to share family photos, letters and other documents with everyone in your family.

Ray will talk about the kinds of items to scan and the challenges related to scanning various media, including slides, negatives, and tintypes, as well as small diaries and letters in faint pencil. The presentation will discuss the standards for imaging. If done right, you should only have to scan an item once.

As well as an experienced amateur genealogist, Ray has been a professional archivist since graduating from SUNY Albany in 1985. After spending five years working for local governments in Albany and Dutchess counties, he spent 20 years working for the New York State Archives, providing advisory services on archives and records management to local governments and local historical societies.


Registration required by October 12Cost: $10 per person. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.

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SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Marion Terenzio Named to State Education Department’s Graduation Measures Blue Ribbon Commission

Written By Editor on 9/21/22 | 9/21/22

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio has been selected as a member of the New York State Department of Education’s Graduation Measures Blue Ribbon Commission. The 64-member Commission will undertake a thoughtful and inclusive process to explore what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. 


Commission members represent a diverse cross-section of stakeholders, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, business professionals, parents, and students. Representing higher education, Dr. Terenzio is the only college president named to the Commission.


Recommendations will be developed through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and reflect the diversity of our state with varying experiences, perspectives, and expertise of the Commission’s members. The final report is expected to be presented to the Board of Regents for consideration in the late spring or summer of 2024.


“The call for education to better align with the realities of societal evolution and industry innovations has increased, particularly in creating socially just education agendas,” said Dr. Terenzio. “I am honored to be a part of this important work to evaluate our stated learner outcomes and recalibrate where needed to ensure that New York’s nation-leading education system remains competitive nationally and globally.”


In addition to her role on the Commission, Dr. Terenzio serves as co-chair of SUNY’s Empowering Students with Disabilities Task Force and as a member of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, among several other current board and committee memberships. She also serves as co-chair of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council and as a board member for the Bassett Health Care Network.


Additional information about the Commission and the Graduation Measures initiative can be found on the Education Department’s Graduation Measures website. The full roster of Commission members is available here.

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Keeping Families Together: Margaretville Hospital Leads Effort to Support New and Expecting Parents Challenged with Addiction

MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (September 13, 2022) -- Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is leading a comprehensive program that supports expecting and newborn parents challenged with addiction while helping to prevent substance use disorders among people of childbearing age.

Margaretville Hospital directs the Catskills Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Consortium, which features pre-pregnancy education, peer counseling, medication-assisted addictions treatment and other services. The consortium program is the first in Delaware County, Margaretville Hospital’s home community, to provide expecting families with comprehensive care coordination that includes critical peer recovery support.

According to Linda Woodbine, PhD, WMCHealth’s Director of Network Addiction Services, the program addresses “the unique issues and needs of expecting and newborn families” with substance use disorders.

“Being a new parent is difficult for anyone,” explained Dr. Woodbine, “but for community members also battling substance use issues, the challenge is even greater, both during pregnancy and after childbirth. Our program is critical for Delaware County and its surrounding communities as it offers the support services parents need to foster a healthy, nurturing environment for their children, and themselves.”

According to Dr. Woodbine, the RCORP program’s key components are a wellness coordinator and certified peer recovery advocates who serve as “the foundation for the prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies of our program.” The coordinator and recovery advocates are trained as postpartum doulas and offer parents evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.

“Research shows moms and dads are better equipped to handle the early rigors of parenthood if a good support team is in place,” explained Dr. Woodbine. “This is especially true for parents with substance use disorders.”

Additionally, the RCORP program administrators:

·       Share harm reduction strategies - Narcan training, medication take-backs and safe-use kit giveaways – with the community.

·       Train obstetricians, gynecologists and other healthcare providers in language and practice that reduce stigmas for substance use parents.

·       Maintain a pantry stocked with diapers, baby wipes, formula, infant food, clothing, and other items essential for baby care.

·       Offer parenting and “Know Your Rights” training classes.

These services are critical in Delaware County where substance use has led to higher rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome* (NAS) – a group of resulting conditions from a baby’s exposure to opioids, nicotine, marijuana, alcohol, and other addictive substances while in the womb.

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration, which is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, made this program possible through a $500,000 grant. The opioid response program consortium also includes the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County, the Catskills Addiction Coalition, Delaware Opportunities community action agency and the Samadhi Recovery Outreach Center. Margaretville Hospital also works closely with Delaware County mental health officials and local law enforcement on progressive addiction interventions.

Expecting parents as well as women and men eager to start a family should call 845.586.2631 x3233 to learn how they can receive help from the program. All calls for more information and future counseling will remain confidential.

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American String Quartet to Perform in Cooperstown October 2

The American String Quartet, joined by cellist Philippe Muller and flutist Linda Chesis, will perform at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s fall concert on Sunday, October 2 at 4pm at Christ Episcopal Church.


The highly acclaimed quartet will perform works by Haydn and Aaron Jay Kernis and conclude the afternoon joined by Mr. Muller for Schubert’s breathtaking cello quintet. 


The American String Quartet has performed the cello quintet regularly since the beginning of their career, says violist Daniel Avshalomov, and yet the piece continues to reveal new layers of meaning with each performance. Likewise, the audience should prepare for an encounter with the sublime, whether hearing it for the first or fiftieth time.


“Those who have heard this piece need no introduction,” says Avshalomov. “But those who hear it for the first time will look back on the absolute inability of language to express even a shadow of this majestic work.” 




American String Quartet with Philippe Muller, cellist and Linda Chesis, flute

Sunday, October 2, 4:00-6:00pm, Christ Episcopal Church

The renowned quartet returns to CSMF for a program of Haydn, Kernis, and Schubert’s beloved cello quintet. 



Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and children. Tickets for all events must be purchased in advance either online from or over the phone by calling Purplepass Tickets at 800-316-8559 and selecting Option 1. Please note there is a $2 service fee per phone order.

Audience members are no longer required to show proof of vaccination.



Founded in 1999 by flutist Linda Chesis, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has been bringing world-class chamber music performances to the Cooperstown area for 24 years. The festival has featured performances by the American, Juilliard, St. Lawrence, Jupiter and Jasper String Quartets, Stefon Harris, Bill Charlap, Kurt Elling, Simone Dinnerstein, Mark O’Connor, John Pizzarelli, the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, and many more. Concerts are held in venues across Cooperstown, including the grand Otesaga Hotel, The Farmers’ Museum and Christ Church (the church of author James Fenimore Cooper).

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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2 Staged Readings of Toliver and Wakeman, a New Play by Kyle Bass


Don't miss FSC's final offering of 2022. Two staged readings of a new play by Kyle Bass, author of FSC's 2019 hit Possessing Harriet.

Set at the start of the American Civil War, Toliver and Wakemen theatricalizes the Civil War experiences of two actual historical characters from two very different backgrounds who both lived in Delaware County. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, a young white woman born in Bainbridge, New York, disguised herself as a man and mustered into the Union Army—the 153rd New York State Volunteers—using the alias Lyons Wakeman. Toliver Holmes was a young black man born into slavery in Virginia who escaped to New York, changed his name to avoid capture, and mustered into the Union Army’s 26th Regiment of Colored Troops (NY), later settliing in Delhi, NY. 

The readings are part of the development of new work begun when FSC was awarded a Support for Artists Grant for the commission of the play. The performances will take place on Friday, September 30 at 7 pm and Sunday, October 2 at 3 pm. Both presentations will include an audience talkback following the reading.


FRIDAY,  September 30 @7:00 pm 
SUNDAY, October 2 @3:00 pm

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One Arrested in Underage Drinking Sting, One Business Cited

One person was arrested during an Underage Drinking Initiative in Delaware County.  The initiative took place on September 13, 2022. 

Alcohol was sold to a minor at Stewart’s Shops on Lake Street in Stamford, NY.  An appearance ticket was issued to the clerk who sold alcohol to the minor. 

Eleven business in compliance were:

  • Sunoco, Harper Street, Stamford, NY
  • Mirabito, Main Street, Hobart, NY
  • Sunoco, Route 23&30, GrandGorge, NY
  • Roxbury Wine & Spirits, State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY
  • Sunoco, State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY
  • Sunoco, Main Street, Margaretville, NY
  • Margaretville Liquor Store, Main St, Margaretville, NY
  • Speedway, State Highway 28, Margaretville
  • A&R Country Store, State Highway 28, Arkville, NY
  • Fleischmanns Supermarket & Liquor, Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY 
  • It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Main St, Stamford, NY

During the Underage Drinking Initiative, retail establishments are checked using a trooper in plain clothes and one or several underage operative(s) who cannot lie about their age or give a fake date of birth (if asked).  When asked for ID, they must show their real ID.  All New York State driver’s licenses are horizontal if the license holder is over the age of 21l if the license holder is under the age of 21, they are vertical.   

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State Police Make Arrest in Cobleskill-Richmondville Bomb Threat

Written By Editor on 9/19/22 | 9/19/22

On September 8, 2022, State Police of Cobleskill arrested a 14-year-old for Making a Terroristic Threat, a class “D” felony.

On September 7, 2022, at about 9:54 a.m.  Troopers responded to the Cobleskill-Richmondville High School for the reports of multiple social media postings by a student threatening to bomb the school.  Students and faculty were asked to shelter in place while the property was swept by K9 units.  The investigation determined the threats were unfounded, and there was no safety risk to anyone at the school. 

The juvenile will appear in Schoharie County Family Court at a later date. 

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Drumming is back at Landis!

Written By Editor on 9/18/22 | 9/18/22

Join us at 6:30 PM this Wednesday, September 21, to drum at the Landis Arboretum! We’ll be in or near the Peace Pavilion at Landis to drum with leader Art Teale. Art is a dedicated musician (his group is Waitin’ on Bob) and a well-respected handyman in the area who welcomes seasoned drummers and newbies for a fun and relaxing experience. 

Please bring:

A. drum (or a plastic bucket that makes a nice sound when struck), or rhythm sticks or other rhythm instrument
A chair or if you prefer, a lawn blanket to sit on
Water (stay hydrated, people!)
Bug stuff to repel both mosquitos and ticks

Drumming is free for everyone.

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Drawarama: A Drawing Workshop Series & Exhibition at Bushel, Delhi

Written By Editor on 9/13/22 | 9/13/22

DELHI, NY—Beginning September 18, Bushel is thrilled to host Drawarama, a three-week-long series of drawing workshops on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evening salons, conceived of by Mercedes Teixido, with the participation of artists Pareesa Pourian and Helen Quinn. The results of these sessions will fill the exhibition walls culminating in a Closing-Night event on Saturday, October 8. All are welcome! No experience necessary; materials provided. 

The workshop schedule is as follows: Doodlerama, an exploration of the doodle and the sketchbook, led by Mercedes Teixido (Sunday, September 18, 2–5 pm); Plants and Presence, an exploration of drawing basics through engagement with plants, led by Pareesa Pourian (Sunday, September 25, 2–5 pm); Surrealist Exercises and Speculative Imagery, led by Mercedes Teixido (Sunday October 2, 2–5pm). The workshops will include warmup exercises that introduce materials, movement, and vocabulary. Workshops are $15 (suggested donation), limited to 12 participants, for adults (ages 18+). For kids, Helen Quinn will lead Figure Drawing for Young Artists for ages 5+ on Sunday, October 2, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, $10 suggested donation. To register and for more information, go to Bushel’s website, or email

In addition to the workshops, Bushel hosts Draw&Gather Lounge on Thursday evenings, Sept 22, Sept 29, and Oct 6, 5:30–7:30 pm. Come to draw and read aloud, listen to music, and other ways of engaging people, pencil and paper. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Finally, Drawarama closes with a Closing-Night Lounge on Saturday, October 8, 7:30 pm: music, collaborative drawing, dancing, and celebrating the collected drawings and collective endeavor during the show; free and open to all.

“When I teach drawing,” states Mercedes Teixido, “I am continually struck by how engaging and challenging and thrilling the experience is for participants. Drawing is an art form that bridges the worlds of the utilitarian and the conceptual, the beautiful, the representational and the enigmatic. I love inviting members of the community to enter a creative space that is so often sharply divided between makers and their audience. Teaching has long been part of my artist practice.” 

Mercedes Teixido is an artist working in the areas of drawing, textile, and performance. Her work and teaching are based on first-hand engagement, improvisation, and the gestures of the everyday. She is a professor of art at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and lives and works between Claremont and Hamden, New York.

Mercedes Teixido is joined in this project by Pareesa Pourian, a painter, poet, and plant student, teaching in the Fine Arts and Writing Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, living in Delhi, New York; and by Helen Quinn,  an artist and prop stylist who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens and Treadwell, New York; has taught at Parsons/The New School and NYU; and teaches art camp at Stony Creek Farmstead in Walton. 

BUSHEL is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology, and action. It is located at 106 Main Street in Delhi. For more information, go to

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School Administrator Groups Join Forces for Statewide Representation

The School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) is pleased to announce that the New York State Federation of School Administrators (NYSFSA) has agreed to become a partner organization of SAANYS. NYSFSA members are administrators in the three local unions within New York City, Yonkers, and Buffalo. The partnership and acquisition of approximately 6,500 additional active SAANYS members represents unprecedented growth and unity for the representation of school administrators through every corner of New York State.

Research has shown that strong school leadership equates to more successful learning environments and better educational outcomes. Since 2006, SAANYS and NYSFSA have collaborated in many ways to support school leaders in their work to build brighter futures for New York's students. Such efforts have included professional learning, legislative advocacy, and a voice at the table on many matters. Incorporating NYSFSA membership into SAANYS provides even a greater unity of voice to present to legislators and regulators.

"Improving the quality of education in our schools takes leadership, vision, and coordinated action," said SAANYS Executive Director Kevin Casey. "We have always wanted to be sure that our members' opinions are heard on critical issues such as education funding, safe schools, mandates, retirement benefits, and state and federal reform initiatives. This affiliation will provide SAANYS with a stronger unified presence and voice to influence legislation, policymaking, and support for the profession and our schools."

"The New York State Federation of School Administrators is proud to join forces with SAANYS as an official partner organization," said NYSFSA President Mark Cannizzaro. "When school administrators throughout our great state stand united, we can make an incredible impact on the lives of New York educators and the families they serve. This affiliation solidifies a relationship that has been built over many years, and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration."

SAANYS is proud of its long history of supporting New York's public-school administrators and our continued growth. This arrangement is yet another significant milestone in our history. SAANYS now represents the interests of over 14,000 practicing school administrators and over 7,000 retired administrators, securing SAANYS as by far the largest association in New York State representing school leaders.

As a professional association, SAANYS is committed to providing direction, service, and support to the membership in their efforts to improve the quality of education and leadership in New York State schools. SAANYS is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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Judge Thomas Marcelle Earns Laborers Local 190 Endorsement for State Supreme Court

Written By Editor on 9/12/22 | 9/12/22

The Laborers Local 190 has endorsed Judge Thomas Marcelle for State Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District. 

The endorsement by Laborers Local 190 of Judge Marcelle is the latest to recognize his experience and legal ability earned during his career as judge and attorney. He recently secured the endorsement of Council 82, a union representing law enforcement professionals from across New York State, among other endorsements. 

Judge Marcelle welcomed the important endorsement by Laborers Local 190. 

“The members of Laborers Local 190 helped build our communities and quality of life with their hard work, talent and commitment. It is an honor to receive their endorsement for our campaign for Supreme Court,” said Judge Marcelle. 

“We are building support from many different groups and areas of the judicial district, as shown by the endorsement from Laborers Local 190. The support and endorsement of Local 190, along with other endorsements, is significant and a boost to our campaign’s momentum,” added Judge Marcelle. 

As Cohoes City Court Judge, Judge Marcelle was the first judge to rule the state’s bail reform violated the State Constitution. He has resolved or heard hundreds of cases, and successfully argued a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Laborers Local 190 includes members employed in the construction industry and related fields. Local 190 represents members from 10 upstate counties, including four counties in the Third Judicial District, where Judge Marcelle is a candidate. 

The Third Judicial District includes seven counties in a large part of upstate, including Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster and Sullivan counties. 

Judge Marcelle has served as City Court Judge in Cohoes for the past seven years. As City Court Judge, he has heard and resolved thousands of cases in the busy court. He also served as 

Albany County Attorney and as a counsel in the Albany County Legislature, and has been appointed to positions of public trust by both Democrats and Republicans. 

He argued and won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001. He maintains a private practice, where he handles cases big and small for clients. 

Marcelle has received the Republican and Conservative endorsements for State Supreme Court at upcoming conventions in early August.

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SUNY Delhi Among Best Regional Colleges Again

SUNY Delhi again ranks among top regional colleges according to the 2023 Best Colleges rankings by the U.S. News & World Report, released September 12.

DELHI, NY (09/12/2022) SUNY Delhi again ranks among top regional colleges according to the 2023 Best Colleges rankings by the U.S. News & World Report, released September 12. The highly regarded annual report ranks universities and colleges nationwide according to their performance on diverse measures of academic quality. These include retention and graduation rates, undergraduate academic reputation, class sizes, faculty resources, financial resources, and expert opinion.

SUNY Delhi's rankings this year include Top Public College (#8) and Best Regional College (#14). In both categories, Delhi is the second highest-ranking SUNY college in the state. SUNY Delhi is also ranked among the Best Value Schools in the North (#12). Value was determined based on a school's academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

In specialized categories, SUNY Delhi ranks #6 for social mobility, which measures the extent that a school enrolls and graduates students who received federal Pell grants, typically awarded to students with a total family income below $50,000. SUNY Delhi also ranks #8 for students graduating with the least debt. The typical total federal debt (the median cumulative amount borrowed) for SUNY Delhi graduates is $15,250 with 70% of first-year students receiving federal loans.

Additionally, SUNY Delhi's nursing program made the list of Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs.

"SUNY Delhi's consistently stellar performance in these rankings validates our reputation as a top college offering affordable, high-quality degrees," said Dr. Mary Bonderoff, Officer-in-Charge at SUNY Delhi. "As students look for the best possible value for their investment in higher education, Delhi's modern, hands-on programs are an excellent pathway to successful careers."

SUNY Delhi was evaluated in the regional colleges category for colleges focusing on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50% of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Some regional colleges award two-year associate degrees as well as bachelor's degrees.To view the full rankings, please visit U.S. News Best Colleges.

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133 Years and Still Pressing Strong

Fly Creek Cider Mill’s water-powered, water-hydraulic press starts making sweet cider old-fashioned way just minutes from Cooperstown, NY.


Fly Creek, NY- The Fly Creek Cider Mill’s Boomer and Boschert press will once again come to life this Thursday, September 15th continuing an autumn tradition in the Upstate New York hamlet of Fly Creek just minutes from Cooperstown.


Known for its historically authentic machinery, the Mill makes its cider in the traditional rack-and-cloth method using the power of water from the Millpond fed by Fly Creek.  Visitors can witness the entire process in the Cider Gallery and Learning Center overlooking the original equipment while operators demonstrate the cider-making technique and explain the process. 


“Fall is our special time of year when the Mill comes to life creating our delicious, sweet cider. Seeing the press in action is truly amazing to watch,” states Bill Michaels, co-owner of the Mill.  “We painstakingly maintain and preserve the Mill so that returning generations can share in the fascination of our traditional process.”   


This year’s apple crop is robust and freshly picked. McIntosh, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Paula Reds and Zestar are available to bag in the temperature-controlled, pack-your-own apple display room.


Beyond the Mill’s award-winning, fresh cider there are many more flavors to experience.   Visitors can shop all kinds of gourmet specialty foods and signature items such as Apple and Corn Salsas, Mill-Aged Extra- Sharp New York State Cheddar Cheese and Mill-Made Fudge. 


New this year is the Tasting Room where visitors can taste products from the Farm Winery and purchase a flight to enjoy while watching the cider-making process.  Hard Ciders, Apple and Grape Wines, Craft Beers and Distilled Spirits are all available to taste and enjoy. 


The Mill operates the press every week until just before Thanksgiving Day and is located minutes from the historic Village of Cooperstown in Central New York State.  For a full line-up of events and pressing times visit their website at and

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