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NYSDOT Paving Project Tying Up Traffic On Route 22

NYSDOT Paving Project Tying Up Traffic On Route 22

by Alex Brooks

Complaints have been heard for years about the State not repaving the deteriorated roadway of Route 22, and now drivers held up by the paving project are gnashing their teeth because it is being done.

The State paved a section of Route 22 last summer from Stephentown up to Cherry Plain, and they are now picking up where they left off, doing a 9.2 mile section from Cherry Plain to Route 2. (more…)


Stephentown Town Board Action

Stephentown Developing A Comprehensive Plan

by David Flint

The Stephentown Comprehensive Plan Committee is moving ahead with developing a master plan for the Town. At the Town Board meeting on July 20 Councilman PJ Roder reported that over 1,500 copies of a survey had been sent out to residents. Extra copies are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Roder noted that there would be a public workshop meeting on July 27 and the Committee is looking for input from residents as to what things are most important and what subcommittees will be needed. One subcommittee will definitely be set up to focus on the issue of emergency services which he said is becoming a major problem everywhere. Assistant Fire Chief Rik McClave will head up that subcommittee. (more…)


Sacred Heart Church Closed

Sacred Heart Church Closed

by Bea Peterson

On June 28 a very special Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Berlin. It was a Mass filled with memories for many. The Church was officially closed. The sign across from the Church announcing Mass hours is gone. Just the sign post remains. The Church that withstood the horrendous propane fire 53 years ago couldn’t withstand the changing times. (more…)


Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Hubbard Hall’s Shakespeare In The Park Production

by Bea Peterson

On Saturday evening, July 25, Wood Park had a large gathering of folks in lawn chairs and on blankets and toddlers wandering very close to “the stage area.” They were all soon transported to Bryant Park during NY Fashion Week in the 1980s. This Shakespeare in the Park performance included singing and dancing, featuring pop music from that era. (more…)


Grafton Planning Board Action

Objections To Tree Cutting Stall Lot Line Adjustment

by Alex Brooks

The Grafton Planning Board held a public hearing on a proposed lot line adjustment on property of Michael and Julie Longo on North Shore Road at Babcock Lake.

Jan Shields, representing Babcock Lake Estates, said the previous subdivision for the purpose of transferring land from the Longos to Sean Nealon had been approved with the understanding that there would be no clearcutting on that land. She said he had cut “almost all the trees.”  Because of this she said she objects to the current lot line adjustment because she does not want to see any more land transferred that would be in danger of more tree cutting. (more…)


Upcoming Shaker Stone Barn Tours Offer First Chance For Public To Enter In Forty-Three Years

Upcoming Shaker Stone Barn Tours Offer First Chance For Public To Enter In Forty-Three Years

The Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon is hosting guided walking tours inside the massive remains of the North Family Shakers’ Great Stone Barn on Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 7 at 2 pm each day. The tours, which detail the history and current state of the Barn, will leave from the Wash House Visitor Center and Museum Store. This is the first opportunity for the general public to enter inside the structure since a fire destroyed the roof and much of the timber frame 43 years ago. Tour admission is $10 and free for members. (more…)


HFCS Introduces “Mindful Education”: Be Quiet, Breathe, Relax, Focus…And Learn

by Deb Alter

It isn’t easy being a student these days. While trying to stay focused on their coursework, kids are constantly responding to texts, e-mails, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Pressure from high stakes tests, sports teams, extracurricular activities, and for some, work, add more  stress. Young people face emotional and social issues every day, like peer pressure, temptations, bullying, and sometimes home issues. Students’ lives are cluttered and there are many distractions.  (more…)


“Hoosick Has Heart” Blood Drive

Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, will be the venue for Hoosick Falls’ next community blood drive on Monday, August 10, from 1 to 6 pm. (more…)


Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home

Parade Line-Up

August 8 is the day when the Town of Hoosick officially welcomes home and honors our Vietnam Veterans. Are you in?  (more…)


Community Jumble Sale At Beer Diviner Taproom

Community Jumble Sale At Beer Diviner Taproom

submitted by Jonathan Post

The Beer Diviner Brewery of Cherry Plain is putting on a fun Community Jumble Sale at the Taproom & Market on Saturday, August 8, starting at 2 pm at the corner of Routes 22 and 43 in Stephentown. The brewery is preparing to expand and move the tasting room back to its roots in Cherry Plain. Come celebrate while sipping a cold brew, dancing to music, eating from delicious food carts and browsing the biggest jumble sale to ever hit Stephentown! (more…)


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