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The Future Of The Wood Block Building Is Now

The Future Of The Wood Block Building Is Now

by Bea Peterson

This Saturday evening, July 26, Hoosac School is hosting a concert to benefit the restoration of the Wood Block’s historic third floor. The program of Opera Arias and Show Tunes will be performed by Oren Gradus and Mariona Pallach accompanied by gifted pianist, opera coach and accomplished conductor Jennifer Peterson. Gradus has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses. Pallach, an award winning vocalist and voice instructor, is from Catalonia, Spain.

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Petersburgh Garbage Vote Ongoing

by Alex Brooks

The Town of Petersburgh held a Public Hearing at 6 pm on July 21 in the Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Hall to outline the Town’s options for recycling and trash disposal and to seek public input on the matter.

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Dougherty Corner To Be Developed At Last

Dougherty Corner To Be Developed At Last

by Bea Peterson

“It is going to happen,” said Hoosick Falls Mayor David Borge at the third Hoosick Rising meeting on Tuesday, July 22. “The Dougherty corner will be developed.” The Mayor noted that in 2006 the Village received a $750,000 grant from NYS Economic Development for the upgrade and development of two properties, including the corner. “And for lots of reasons the development didn’t happen,” he added. (more…)


Petersburgh Town Board Gets Business Done In Spite Of Ruckus

by Alex Brooks

The regular Petersburgh Town Board meeting began, as it often does, with comments from Tom Berry. He began by asking why the Gradall has not been repaired and is now being sold off. He asserted that the swing motor on it could be repaired for under $2,000 and asked why it wasn’t repaired.  He wondered how the Town is going to do ditching and culvert replacement without it.

Town Highway Superintendent Ray Harrison was not present to respond, but Tim Church, who is on the highway oversight committee, said the Gradall is an obsolete piece of equipment and it’s so old that nobody wants to work on it.

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Stephentown Town Board Action – A Midummer Night’s Meeting

Stephentown Town Board Action – A Midummer Night’s Meeting

by David Flint

Midsummer is not a time for long Board meetings. The regular meeting of the Stephentown Town Board for July was quite short. The Board paid bills amounting to $18,755.26 from the General Account and $72,526.18 from the Highway Account. Aside from that there were no resolutions passed.

According to Town Clerk Stephanie Wagar, the following issues were discussed briefly.

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Historic First For Grafton

Historic First For Grafton

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Grafton Planning Board – Hearing Five by Four

by Kieron Kramer

Five public hearings were held before the regular Grafton Planning Board meeting on Monday, July 21. The hearings began at 6:20 pm and were allocated either five or ten minutes, lengths determined by Planning Board Chairman Tom Withcuskey based on his best guess as to the interest in the applications being heard.

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Hoosick Planning Board – Brimmer Farm Project Stalled

by Bea Peterson

The Town of Hoosick Planning Board had a full agenda on Monday, July 21. However, four of those on the agenda didn’t appear, and the one large project, the Brimmer Farm Subdivision for South Street couldn’t be dealt with because there was not a quorum. The meeting was over in less than a half hour.

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Bill Gaillard Recognized For 30 Years Of Service As An EMT

Bill Gaillard Recognized For 30 Years Of Service As An EMT

submitted by Bill Gaillard

Bill Gaillard, President, Training Officer and 47 year member of the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 30 years as a National Registered EMT. This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs

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Kendra Kares

Kendra Kares

submitted by Karen L. Roberts

Kendra Roberts, 11, of Berlin participated in the June 21 Relay for Life in Bennington.  After five years as a team participant, Kendra created and led her own team, Kendra Kares, raising an impressive $1,304 to support Relay for Life’s fight against cancer. As part of her fundraising efforts, Kendra made a quilt to raffle off. Of the total support brought in by the team, Kendra raised $963 on her own, $463 of which was brought in by the quilt raffle.

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