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Brown’s Brewing Company In Walloomsac Opened Wednesday

Brown’s Brewing Company In Walloomsac Opened Wednesday

by Bea Peterson

It’s official. The Brown’s Brewing Company in Walloomsac opened with a ceremonial cask tapping, a blessing of the bar by Fr. Tom Zelker and congratulatory words from Hoosick Falls Mayor David Borge and Town Supervisor Mark Surdam on Wednesday afternoon, October 15. (more…)


New Lebanon Town Board Action – Pigs Stolen

by Thaddeus Flint

A disturbing report of animal abuse and theft was made public at the monthly Town Board meeting in New Lebanon Tuesday night.

According to resident Vivian Steinberg, a pig being raised on her property by local farmers on West Hill Road was found missing the morning of October 3. The area was marked with blood and, as neighbors reported hearing gun shots the night before, it is believed the pig was killed and taken away. A second pig was found with a knife wound to the neck.

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Village Of Hoosick Falls Board Action – The Former Dougherty Corner Project Is A Go

Village Of Hoosick Falls Board Action – The Former Dougherty Corner Project Is A Go

by Bea Peterson

Jeff Buell of Sequence Development sought the approval of the Hoosick Falls Village Board on Tuesday evening October 14, for his planned development of the former Dougherty corner and adjoining Monahan building. He reiterated his plans for the property as he has done previously at various public meetings. He had drawings of the prospective new building, which will include a “21st century general store” and mezzanine on the first level, two apartments on the second floor and a 1,500 square foot loft apartment on the third floor. The roof will have gardens and a greenhouse. The first floor will be opened to the Monahan building to create more retail floor space. That building will also have a kitchen for a catering service.

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Berlin Town Board Action – Bear Burgers

by Kieron Kramer

Before the Berlin Town Board regular meeting began on Thursday, October 9, and after it ended, Berlin Town Supervisor Rob Jaeger showed his smart phone pictures of the car accident in which he hit a black bear on Route 22 near South East Hollow Road. The collision occurred on Monday while Jaeger was driving to the Town Hall, he said. According to Jaeger, the bear was a female weighing about 200 pounds. (more…)


Hoosick Falls Burglary Solved

by Bea Peterson

According to Hoosick Falls Police Chief Robert Ashe, the Department responded to a reported Burglary at a residence on Mechanic Street in  Hoosick Falls on Sunday, October 5. The investigation revealed that over a period of weeks approximately $30,000 to $40,000 in cash had been taken.  Officers conducted several interviews within and outside the Village and into Vermont.

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Evergreen Farm Of Petersburgh Named The 2013 Conservation Farm Of The Year

Evergreen Farm Of Petersburgh Named The 2013 Conservation Farm Of The Year

by Kieron Kramer

Last month the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution honoring the Evergreen Farm in Petersburgh for being the recipient of the 2013 Conservation Farm of the Year Award presented by the Rensselaer County Soil and Water Conservation District. The resolution says that David and Leslie Green are honored for being true caretakers of their land.

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Colvin 5k Draws 124 Runners And Walkers

Colvin 5k Draws 124 Runners And Walkers

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New And Improved Berlin Elementary School To Be Unveiled

New And Improved Berlin Elementary School To Be Unveiled

submitted by Erin Clary, Communications Specialist, Berlin Central School District 

The community is invited to attend the Grand Reopening of the Berlin Central School District on Wednesday, October 22, to showcase the myriad renovations and upgrades completed since June 2013. A ribbon cutting will take place at 5 pm at the main entrance of the Berlin Elementary School (BES) with remarks from Superintendent Dr. Stephen Young and Board of Education President Frank Zwack, Jr.

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Sukuskas Wins Conservationist Award

Sukuskas Wins Conservationist Award

by Bea Peterson

On September 19 Ed Sukuskas was honored by the New York State Conservation Council as the 2014 Volunteer Conservationist of the Year. Accompanied by long time friend P.J. Hyde, Sukuskas traveled to Utica to receive the Award. At the same meeting his good friend and fellow sportsman Howard Cushing, Jr. received the Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Octoberfest In Petersburgh

Octoberfest In Petersburgh

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