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Second Screen Planned For Hoosick Drive In

by Bea Peterson

After eight Zoning Board and Planning Board meetings and a Public Hearing, Duane Greenawalt, owner of Hathaway’s Drive In on Route 67 in Hoosick finally received approval from the ZBA to put up a second screen. “The approval is contingent on my putting trees behind the screen to hide it from the neighbor’s view,” he said. He has changed the screen placement three times to make it less visible outside the Drive In. “I plan to place it in front of a big maple tree and plant other 10 foot deciduous and good sized evergreen trees, he said. “And the ZBA understands the trees may take a while to grow,” he added. Some of the trees will be fast growing, while others will take longer to mature. Greenawalt has also selected a smaller screen, though it will be 30 feet by 60 feet in size. (more…)


Resounding Opposition In Stephentown To Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Resounding Opposition In Stephentown To Kinder Morgan Pipeline

by David Flint

A Town Board public hearing on the proposed Kinder Morgan proposed Northeast Direct Pipeline drew a maximum crowd to the Stephentown Fire Hall Monday evening. When 256 people had entered the hall, the doors were closed. About a dozen more were allowed to enter later as the same number exited early. About 65 people spoke, almost all from Stephentown, and all in opposition to the proposed pipeline. Applause broke out from the audience after each person had spoken their piece.  (more…)


Election Decided By 57 Votes

Election Decided By 57 Votes

by Bea Peterson

The Village election on Wednesday, March 18, held no surprises. All the candidates, Mayor David Borge and Trustees Ric DiDonato, Kevin O’Malley, Bob Ryan and Karen Sprague, were running unopposed. More residents signed the petitions to get them on the ballot than turned out to vote! Actually 47 people came to the polls  and 10 people cast absentee ballots. The vote for each candidate varied from 51 to 55 votes each. (more…)


Hoosick Falls Girls Basketball Falls In State Final

Hoosick Falls Girls Basketball Falls In State Final

 

A Great Season Comes Up One Game Short

Susquehanna Valley Comes Out On Top, 51 – 45

by Steve Bradley

The Panther Ladies celebrated a win Friday afternoon after they won the state semifinal game. That win put the Ladies in a position to bring home a state title the next day.. (more…)


Semi-Final Game – A Shooting Exhibition

Semi-Final Game – A Shooting Exhibition

by Steve Bradley

Early Friday afternoon, the Lady Panthers put on a memorable shooting exhibition. Playing Irvington, the number one ranked team in NYS Class B, in the state semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College, the Panthers played well in the first half, holding a slim 20 – 17 lead at the end of the second quarter. (more…)


Taconic Valley Youth Basketball Banquet

Taconic Valley Youth Basketball Banquet

 

by Sherry Bowman-Kluck

It was a time of celebration for the Taconic Valley Youth Basketball Program on Sunday afternoon, March 1 at the Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center. An active group of young basketball players and their families congregated to enjoy the Annual Banquet and Pizza Party. (more…)


Tribute Flag Liberty Going To Hawaii

Tribute Flag Liberty Going To Hawaii

by Bea Peterson

The upcoming trip to Hawaii for students at Hoosick Falls Central School is exciting. Some of them have never been in a plane. Others have never been out of the continental United States. Others have barely traveled at all. They are anxious to see everything there is to see and everything there is to do. They want to try snorkeling and surfing, among other things. But most of all they are pleased to be bringing the Town of Hoosick Tribute Flag “Liberty” with them and to see it flown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu. (more…)


State Aid Mystery Hampers Budget Process

by Alex Brooks

HFCS Business Manager Pam Hatfield said the budget proposed for next year has not changed much since last month because the District has still not received any State aid runs. School Superintendent Ken Facin explained that the budget is normally done based on state aid estimates derived from the Governor’s proposed budget, released in January. But this year the Governor will not say what he is recommending for state aid until the legislature agrees to his ideas on educational policy, and no information has been released to school districts about what they can expect in state aid. Hatfield said because of the lack of information about the District’s revenue for next year, “everything is at a standstill.” (more…)


HAYC3’s Parasol Project To Benefit Community Art Program

HAYC3’s Parasol Project To Benefit Community Art Program

On March 8, HAYC3 installed 33 hand painted parasols as part of The Parasol Project. Parasols, painted and decorated by local artists, are on display until May 16 — suspended from the ceiling of The Perry Room at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. (more…)


Budget Uncertainty As State Aid Remains Unknown

by Thaddeus Flint

If you are wondering what the 2105-2016 budget might look like for the Berlin Central School District, you can join the School Board and the school’s administrator in that wonderment. BCS began work on that budget months ago, but some of the most important numbers–how much aid the District will be getting (or not getting) from the State–”are still not available,” said the District’ Superintendent Dr. Stephen Young at the March 17 Board meeting. (more…)


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Second Screen Planned For Hoosick Drive In

by Bea Peterson After eight Zoning Board and Planning Board meetings and a Public... 


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by Steve Bradley Early Friday afternoon, the Lady Panthers put on a memorable shooting... 


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