Mayfield Planning Board closes months long public hearing

Mayfield Planning Board closes months long public hearing

MAYFIELD -- The Mayfield Planning Board Wednesday night closed the public hearing for the proposed $4 million 277-slot RV park, roughly five months after the board first opened up the public hearing for the controversial project in January.The town Planning Board is the lead agency for the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) process and is tasked with determining whether or not the project will have an adverse environmental impact on the town, which is known as a “Positive Declaration,” which would bring a halt to the project’s forward progress through any of the multiple regulatory approvals it…
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Reopening: It’s back to business!

By DAVID CRARY, DAVE COLLINS and NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press NEW YORK — This is what “normal” will look like for the foreseeable future. In Connecticut, restaurants are reopening with outdoor-only dining and tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart. In Beverly Hills, California, the rich and glamorous are doing their shopping from the curb along Rodeo Drive. And preschools around the U.S. plan to turn social distancing into an arts-and-crafts project by teaching kids how to “create their own space” with things like yarn and masking tape. As the U.S. and other countries loosen their coronavirus restrictions, it’s back…
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The places they go: Read Across America Day held at GESD

The places they go: Read Across America Day held at GESD

GLOVERSVILLE — Students at Kingsborough Elementary School imagined the places they can go by harnessing the power of reading on Monday when community members visited classrooms to read to students during Read Across America Day. The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is held annually to coincide with the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss on March 2, celebrating reading and promoting literacy through activities and events to make reading fun. Kingsborough has been inviting community members into the pre-K through second-grade school to read to students for Read Across America Day for several years. “It helps students see…
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The Stories Behind the Stones

The Stories Behind the Stones

JOHNSTOWN — Ever visit a cemetery and see a headstone that intrigues you and wonder who that person was and what was their story? As part time groundskeeper for the Johnstown Cemetery, Chris Simek did and that curiosity led to her learning many of the stories behind the stones about the people buried in the 170-year-old cemetery. “You look at the stones and you wonder about them,” said Simek. “You wonder about the people and what they did and who they were.” She wanted to know the stories behind the stones. As she weed whacked between stones, Simek would see…
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The butterfly effect

The butterfly effect

JOHNSTOWN — With its colorful, burnt orange wings, highlighted with mascara-like black lines and tiny white dots, the monarch butterflies are a familiar sight in upstate New York during late spring and summer. Then in September, the winged invertebrate begin to disappear from the landscape as they start their annual 2,500 mile migration south to Mexico, where the insects — which weigh about two-grams each when fully grown — have the astonishing ability to find the same Oyamel fir trees where generations before it spent their winters. But, this familiar butterfly is in danger if changes are not made soon.…
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Museum is a hidden gem in the city

Museum is a hidden gem in the city

AMSTERDAM — Walter Elwood was a man of parts. He did more in one lifetime than most people could do in several. And area residents are the better for it. His legacy is enshrined in the Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley, 100 Church St. With some 25,000 artifacts, the museum introduces visitors to a range of topics: Mohawk Valley history, multicultural topics, natural history, military history, railroads and the Victorian age. Every room in the museum is a new adventure. Elwood and his wife, Anne, had no children and were “avid travelers” who visited such places as Egypt,…
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