Monday, November 24, 2014

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Route 7 At Tibbetts Forest Claims Another Truck

Route 7 At Tibbetts Forest Claims Another Truck

by Steve Bradley

A Missouri registered tractor trailer lost control negotiating a turn and overturned in Tibbetts State Forest Wednesday morning. The accident happened about one-quarter mile east of the Man of Kent pub.

The driver of the truck, who appeared to be in his forties, was shaken up and had some lacerations to his head but walked a short distance from the truck to waiting Hoosick Falls Rescue Squad personnel.

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Berlin Town Board Action – Tax Levy Increase Set At 14.93%

by Kieron Kramer

The Berlin Town Board held a public hearing on the Town’s 2015 Budget at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 13, an hour before the regular monthly meeting. The budget contains a 14.93% tax levy increase over 2014 and, combined with the modest 1.6% tax increase for the Fire District, will result in an increase of the tax rate per thousand of assessed value of $1.99, from $15.943 per thousand in 2014 to $17.933 in 2015. This means that a property owner will pay about $100 more on taxes in 2015 for property with an assessed value of $50,000.

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Tax Levy Increase Set At 9.7%

by David Flint

The Stephentown Town Board has come to realize that staying within the State “Tax Cap” is not feasible and not wise. At their regular meeting on Monday the Board overrode the 1.6% tax cap and adopted a budget for 2015 with a tax levy increase of 9.7%.

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Highway Department Has A New Look

Petersburgh Town Board Action – Highway Department Has A New Look

by Alex Brooks

At the Petersburgh Town Board Meeting on Monday, November 17, the Board heard from Rob Cottrell, its newly-appointed Highway Superintendent. He said he had hired two new highway workers, one full time and one part time. He said he was very pleased with the men he had hired. “They started work this morning,” said Cottrell.

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Hoosick Town Board Action – 2015 Budget Has A Tax Levy Increase of 3.13%

by Bea Peterson

At the Hoosick Town Board meeting on Monday, November 10, the Board approved the 2015 budget of $1,446,110 with a tax increase of 3.13%.

“We have kept it under the allowable tax cap,” said Town Supervisor Mark Surdam. “The challenge is the pool, which is the Town’s major expense. We are still working on how to pay for it, and we expect it will affect the budget for the next five years.” (more…)


Hoosick Planning Board Action – Request Denied For Second Screen At Hathaway’s

by Bea Peterson

Two Public Hearings were held before the Hoosick Planning Board’s regular meeting on Monday, November 17. Duane Greenawalt addressed the Board first regarding his plan to put a second movie screen in Hathaway’s Drive In in North Hoosick. (more…)


Grafton Planning Board Action – Tame Time Equals Efficiency

by Kieron Kramer

The Grafton Planning Board took only five minutes to approve the minutes of the previous meeting, to accept two applications for minor subdivisions and to schedule two public hearings. The meeting began at 7 pm on Monday, November 17, and adjourned at 7:05. A quorum was formed by three Planning Board members, Owen Grandjean, Art Surprise and Planning Board Chairman Tom Withcuskey. (more…)


Health Reporter Leads Fizz Ed At HFCS

Health Reporter Leads Fizz Ed At HFCS

by Bea Peterson

Hoosick Falls Central School Physical Education teacher Lisa Ferrannini, found a unique way to motivate her junior and senior high school students. She came across an app entitled C25K (Couch to 5k). The program consisted of warm-ups and walking and jogging three days a week for nine weeks. (more…)


Berlin School Board Discusses Veterans Exemptions

by Thaddeus Flint

Alternative Veterans Exemptions, a topic that many school districts across the State have had to struggle with, was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Berlin School Board.

A new State law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in December allows school districts to allow partial tax exemptions to military veterans. Previously these exemptions were only applied to village, town and county taxes.

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Hoosick Township Historical Society Christmas Booklet Is On Sale

Hoosick Township Historical Society Christmas Booklet Is On Sale

submitted by Philip Leonard

The Hoosick Township Historical Society is releasing its Christmas booklet for this year.  The booklet is called “Hometown Heroes of Hoosick Falls” by Alex Brooks and Philip Leonard.

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Route 7 At Tibbetts Forest Claims Another Truck

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