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Happy Holidays From Us At The Eastwick Press

Happy Holidays From Us At The Eastwick Press

We are on vacation the next two weeks. No paper or new posts on December 26 or January 2. (more…)


U.S. Congressman Gibson At Tree Lighting In Stephentown

U.S. Congressman Gibson At Tree Lighting In Stephentown

by David Flint

A good crowd of close to 100 people, young and old, turned out last Sunday evening to kick off the holiday season in Stephentown with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Veterans Park. On this, the third annual tree lighting celebration, residents were pleased to have U.S. Congressman  Chris Gibson and his family join them in the singing and the fellowship. (more…)


Hush, Hush On Surdam Incident

by Alex Brooks

Hoosick Falls Central School Bus Driver Leo Surdam has not been driving his school bus since an incident that happened on his bus on December 8 in which Surdam intervened to stop two sixth grade boys from harassing a fourth grade girl. Information on exactly why this may lead to charges against him either by police or by the School District is not available at present.

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Work Begins On Dougherty’s Corner

Work Begins On Dougherty’s Corner

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Avoiding A Cash Flow Problem

by David Flint

The Stephentown Town Board is hoping to get through the year and into January without having to take out a loan to pay bills. Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt said at the  Town Board meeting on Monday that, “We’re coming down to the wire,” with only about $60,000 left to pay bills.

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Highway Problems

by Alex Brooks

The Petersburgh Town Board meeting was called to order by Deputy Supervisor Mario DiDomenicantonio because Supervisor Siegfried Krahforst was sick.

Highway Superintendent Rob Cottrell said he lost his temporary seasonal person Bryan Amidon, and asked for the Board’s guidance on what basis he can hire a new seasonal worker.

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Berlin Town Board Action – Don’t Bite That Tire!

Berlin Town Board Action – Don’t Bite That Tire!

by Kieron Kramer

The tail end of the lingering snowstorm on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9 and 10, had its effect on the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, December 11. Not only was attendance at the meeting dampened but Jim Winn, who is Berlin Highway Superintendent as well as the Supervisor of Water District #2, missed the meeting because he was either still out on the roads tidying up the plowing and sanding in Town, or, as Town Supervisor Rob Jaeger said, he was recovering from his prodigious efforts. Board Member John Winn, who works for the State Highway Department, also missed the meeting, presumably for the same reason. Because Jim Winn was absent there was no Water District #2 or Highway Department report.

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Berlin School District To Receive $20k Award

Berlin School District To Receive $20k Award

by Thaddeus Flint 

The December monthly meeting of the Berlin School Board on Tuesday started off with the announcement that Berlin High School was named a State finalist in the “Samsung Solve for Tomorrow” contest.

“This is very good news,” said High School Principal Dr. Cathy Allain, who praised the hard work of teacher and team coordinator Dawn Wetmore. “We are very proud of Miss Wetmore,” she said.

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – Solar Panels Approved; Hathaway’s Second Screen Not Approved

by Bea Peterson

At the start of its meeting on December 15 the Town of Hoosick Planning Board passed two resolutions. The first approved the Hoosick Falls Central School Solar Panels project on the Wysocki farm, and the second disapproved the Hathaway’s Drive In request for an additional screen.

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Grafton Planning Board Action – No Clear Cutting

by Kieron Kramer

There were two public hearings held before the Grafton Planning Board regular meeting at 7 pm on Monday, December 15. The first one, at 6:40, concerned the Michael Longo minor subdivision at 132 North Shore Road; the second one, at 6:50, concerned the Kenneth Maxfield minor subdivision at 321 Jay Hakes Road.

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