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Route 22 Repaving Begins This Week

Route 22 Repaving Begins This Week

by David Flint

Stephentown residents will be glad to see work finally starting this week to fix up Route 22 into a more drivable highway. Motorists, however, can expect some serious traffic delays for a number of weeks.

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Battle For Bennington At Walloomsac

Battle For Bennington At Walloomsac

by Bea Peterson

History came to life in Walloomsac on Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, as re-enactors camped and fought to relive the Revolutionary war battles that took place on those very grounds 237 years ago.

Hundred of visitors wandered through the campsite near the Barnett House on Caretakers Road that housed the many soldiers and their families over the weekend. The re-enactors were only too happy to describe their tasks such as map reading, firearms care, cooking, clothes washing, yarn spinning, games and much more. An exhibit of the story of the battle was on display as well.

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Berlin Town Board Action – Friction

Berlin Town Board Action – Friction

by Kieron Kramer

District #2 Water District Supervisor Jim Winn received a letter from Sandi Slattery, Chair of the Berlin Board of Fire Commissioners, that prompted Winn to say that he was misrepresented in the report of the June Town Board meeting that appeared in this newspaper. Slattery’s letter says, “It has come to the attention of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department through articles published in the Eastwick Press that Water District #2 will assume responsibility for testing fire hydrants.

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Enforcement An Issue At Petersburgh Public Hearing

by Alex Brooks

A Public Hearing was held at 6 pm on August 18 to hear comments from the public on revised Subdivision Regulations and Road Specifications. These new regulations, known as Local Law #3 of 2014, will replace the original Subdivision Regulations, which were put into effect in 1973, and all subsequent revisions to them. Planning Board Deputy Chairman Tim Church said the new regulations were not radically different from those that have been in effect for many years. They have been “updated” and a new set of Road specifications has been added.

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Town School Tax Rates Set By BCS Board

by Thaddeus Flint

The school tax rates for each of the five towns that make up the Berlin Central School District were announced and accepted at the August meeting of the School Board Tuesday night.

The total 2014-2015 budget levy for the BCS District is $18,188,563. Local taxes will account for 48.44% of the budget, or $8,810,940.

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Bracing For Music

by David Flint

Stephentown is bracing for the annual Bella Terra Music Festival to be held at Gardner’s Field from Thursday, August 21, through Sunday, August 24. The Town Board is optimistic that things will run smoothly and safely and that measures to alleviate the noise, as promised by Festival organizers, will result in fewer complaints from residents.

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Is Petersburgh Broke?

by Alex Brooks

The Petersburgh Town Board meeting began with a statement from Tom Berry. He said his intention has always been to help the Town manage its affairs more effectively, and to save the Town money. He said the Town has overspent its budget for years now and is “effectively broke.”

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Village Of Hoosick Falls Gets $9,500 Grant For Zoning Update

by Bea Peterson

The Hudson River Valley Greenway has announced that it has awarded the Village of Hoosick Falls a $9,500 matching grant which is being used to update the Village’s municipal zoning code. Village Mayor David Borge had already announced this at the June Board meeting. (more…)


Grafton Planning Board Action – DEC Issues Draft EIS On Valente Mine Expansion

by Kieron Kramer

The Grafton Planning Board convened an hour earlier than usual, at 6 pm, on Monday, August 18. Besides the four Planning Board members (there is still a vacancy on the Board) no one was in attendance except surveyor Bill Darling, who represented the applicants in a lot line adjustment on a parcel on Route 2. (more…)


Hoosick Planning Board Action – Family Subdivision Dilemma

by Bea Peterson

Five members of the Town of Hoosick Planning Board were in attendance for the August 18 meeting. They were Chairman Jim Dunigan, Bill Hanselman, Everett Quackenbush and new members Adria Deil and Gary Kjelgaard. Daryl Cipperly and new member Penny Acree were absent. Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam was on hand to welcome the new members. Kjelgaard said he was glad to be of service to the Town. (more…)


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