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The Governor Steps In

The Governor Steps In

State Action Plan Lists PFOA As A Hazardous Substance; Declares Saint-Gobain Plant A State Superfund Site

by Deb Alter

Hoosick Rising held their monthly meeting on January 26 in the middle of a week when the water contamination issue was leading the news every evening and the prospect of an economic rebirth in Hoosick Falls seemed remote. But members of the group remained committed to their project and are hopeful that the water problem can be dealt with as soon as possible so that a positive trajectory for the community can be re-established. (more…)


Cari Naftali Of New Lebanon Volunteers To Help With  Refugee Crisis In Greece

Cari Naftali Of New Lebanon Volunteers To Help With Refugee Crisis In Greece

by Thaddeus Flint

Three days before Christmas, Cari Naftali of New Lebanon was updating her blog from Skala Sikaminias, a tiny fishing town on the island of Lesbos, Greece.

“Every day here I cry. Usually about the children and the babies,” she wrote. ”Today it was also a grandmother who sat silently alone, the pain of lifetimes in her eyes.” (more…)


Berlin Water Pipes Need Replacement

Berlin Water Pipes Need Replacement

by Doug La Rocque

An isolated water pressure problem was one of the topics of discussion at the Berlin Town Board’s workshop meeting on January 28.  Water District 2 Superintendent Winn and Board members traded ideas on how this could be addressed, and the discussion turned to the age of the water mains in the Town, first constructed in the 1930s.  (more…)


Petersburgh Library Open House

The Petersburgh Public Library will have an open house on Saturday, February 6 from 10 until noon.  Please join us and admire the new handicapped accessible ramp which has been completed.  (more…)


North Hoosick Solar Farm and Landscaping Hotly Debated; Approved With Contingencies

by Deb Alter

The solar farm on the Bugbee property on Route 22 in North Hoosick was a big part of the  conversation at the Town of Hoosick Public Workshop on solar farms held on January 27. The meeting room was crowded, with strong feelings on both sides of the issue. (more…)


Berlin Planning Board Action

A Proposed Sub Division On 

Dyken Pond Road In Berlin

By Doug La Rocque

At the Berlin Planning Board’s first meeting of the new year on Thursday, January 28, Board members once again took up a proposal by Albert Hoffman to subdivide his 90 plus acres of land at 68 Dyken Pond Road, giving 2.43 acres to his grandson Andrew Suttie and his wife Nicole.  (more…)


Lumber Jack’s Coffee And Snacks Offers Fresh-Brewed And Original-Recipe Coffees On Route 7 In Hoosick

Lumber Jack’s Coffee And Snacks Offers Fresh-Brewed And Original-Recipe Coffees On Route 7 In Hoosick

by Deb Alter

What do you get when you combine a young couple’s dream of being entrepreneurs, a shop for sale, and their love of coffee? Lumber Jack’s Coffee and Snacks on Route 7 in Hoosick, a unique little drive-through tucked between the hills of New York and Vermont that serves great coffee and espresso drinks at very competitive prices. And, they have a “coffee club”; for every nine cups, you get the tenth one free.  (more…)


Berlin Elementary Students Participate In  All County Music Festival

Berlin Elementary Students Participate In All County Music Festival

submitted by Carolyn Barie

Berlin Elementary School 5th Grade students spent a tumultuous two days of music making this past weekend at the Rensselaer County School Music Association’s (RCSMA) All-County Music Festival hosted by Averill Park Central School District.  (more…)


New Lebanon Town Board Action

New Accountant Saves Town Money

by Thaddeus Flint

A special meeting of the New Lebanon Town Board has saved the Town some money. (more…)


Lions Help With New Castle Playground

Lions Help With New Castle Playground

Bill Hazen, President of the Hoosick Lions Club, presents a check for $2000 to Wendy Larson of the Kiwanis Club. (more…)


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The Governor Steps In

State Action Plan Lists PFOA As A Hazardous Substance; Declares Saint-Gobain Plant... 


Cari Naftali Of New Lebanon Volunteers To Help With Refugee Crisis In Greece

by Thaddeus Flint Three days before Christmas, Cari Naftali of New Lebanon was updating... 


Berlin Water Pipes Need Replacement

by Doug La Rocque An isolated water pressure problem was one of the topics of discussion... 


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Mountaineer Boys Basketball Gets Back On Track

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