Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Leachate From Petersburgh Landfill  Has High PFOA Level

Leachate From Petersburgh Landfill Has High PFOA Level

by Alex Brooks
At the Petersburgh Town Board meeting on Monday July 18, Supervisor Webster said there has been some seepage of water out of the closed landfill, which is at the top of Jones Hollow Road near the Berlin town line. This leachate is making its way into surface streams which carry it down into the Little Hoosic River. Initial tests of the leachate showed PFOA levels of over 4,000 parts per trillion, (more…)


Cumberland Farms Describes Plans To Take Over Elks Property

High PFOA Levels Found In Leachate From Hoosick Falls Landfill

by Alex Brooks
The Village Board meeting on July 12 began with an engineer who is working on expansion of the Cumberland Farms in Hoosick Falls giving a presentation. Cumberland Farms is buying the neighboring property, formerly the Elks lodge, in order to expand its parking area to improve, in the words of the engineer, “access and maneuverability.” The existing building on that lot will be removed. There will be an entrance from John Street and the Church Street entrances will be moved further apart. (more…)


Good Times, Chicken And Sunshine Highlight  The Annual Grafton Festival

Good Times, Chicken And Sunshine Highlight The Annual Grafton Festival

By Doug La Rocque

By all accounts, this year’s Grafton Festival could be described by the old phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” which of course was one of the centerpieces of the Festival.  (more…)


Rensselaer County Legislature

Rensselaer County Legislature

Hudson Valley Community College Budget Gets County Lawmakers’ Approval

By Doug La Rocque The Rensselaer County Legislature opened its recent meeting with a public hearing on the proposed 111 million dollars spending plan as outlined by College President Dr. Drew Matonak. The President talked about the many changes in the campus and educational curriculum during his eight plus years at the helm of the school. (more…)


FractalFest Draws Few Complaints

by David Flint

The second music festival held this year in Stephentown has apparently concluded with few complaints and earned to some extent the approval of the Town Board. FractalFest 2016 was held on Neil Gardner’s property July 8-9, mostly in the woods, or as the Fractaltribe organizers, would have it, in “Fractal Forest, NY, USA”. (more…)


New Lebanon Town Board Action

Sidewalks Again

by Thaddeus Flint
The sidewalk is back.
For some residents of New Lebanon, the news at the July 12 Town Board meeting that a project many fought against and considered dead is once again back with a vengeance might have seemed like the sequel to a bad summer horror movie. (more…)


A Free Family Fun Night Planned In Grafton

A bounce house, cotton candy, face painting and music by the band Whiskey Highway highlight an evening of free family fun Saturday, August 6, at the Grafton VFW Hall on South Rd (County Route 85). (more…)


Berlin Planning Board Holds A Special Meeting

By Doug La Rocque

Pressed for an earlier than normal decision of a proposed sub-division, the Berlin Planning Board met in a special session on Monday, July 11. (more…)


Proposed Banquet House In Grafton Stalled Once Again

By Doug La Rocque An unsigned and undated long form SEQR report, is one of the reasons the Grafton Planning Board had to table the proposal to construct the facility at 40 Dunham Rd. Jane Mc Dermott first brought the site plan review before the Board in May, which held a public hearing on the issue last month. (more…)


This Week At Stephentown Memorial Library…

Summer Hours at SML – Saturday hours will be 9 am – 1 pm for the summer months. You asked for earlier hours and we heard you. We are always trying to be responsive to our patrons.

Mahjongg Lessons for Beginners – (Experienced players welcome, too!) Would you like to learn the ancient Chinese game of Mahjongg? Do you enjoy card games, chess, backgammon? Then you may love mahjongg. Research has shown that this fascinating game stimulates the mind and helps keep your brain sharp (more…)


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