In what might be one of the few cases of Middleburgh and Schoharie's 300 years of "rivalry" thawing, the two communities came together for Schoharie's anniversary celebration.
Referring to the two Village's relationship as a "friendly rivalry," Mayor John Borst opened Schoharie's 300th Anniversary celebration with a speech. Recounting the bravery and time of Schoharie's residents and volunteers, Mayor Borst believes that Schoharie is as strong as ever.
Mayor Borst also had a surprise in store. The Mayor cited the commitment of nearby Middleburgh in his speech, and hoped for more cooperation in the time to come. He presented Mayor Avitabile with the key to Schoharie.
"It's an honor," said Mayor Avitabile, "But the thanks has to go to the people of Middleburgh and Schoharie that brought our communities back from Irene."