Sunday, May 29, 2016

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EPA Sets New Health Standard For PFOA At 70 Parts Per Trillion

by Alex Brooks
On Thursday May 19, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a revised health advisory for PFOA and PFOS, which establishes 70 parts per trillion as the standard. Water with a greater concentration than 70 parts per trillion should not be used on a long-term basis as drinking water. (more…)


For Our Kids: New Castle Playground Opens

For Our Kids: New Castle Playground Opens

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Community Spirit

by Deb Alter
The new Castle Playground came into being in just three days. That is, it was assembled by community volunteers on May 19, 20 and 21, but it’s been more than a year in the making. The old Castle Playground was a Town landmark ever since it was first built, but in recent years it had become a bit shabby looking, and less safe than it should be. (more…)


DEC Declares Taconic Plastics Site in Petersburgh a State Superfund Site

DEC to Hold Taconic Plastics Responsible
For Cleanup Of PFOA Contamination

submitted by DEC
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has designated Taconic Plastics as a state superfund site in order to give the state additional authority to ensure that all remedial measures are carried out to expeditiously clean up perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination in the Town of Petersburgh, New York. The state has been working with the Town since the PFOA contamination was discovered. (more…)


Concerned Citizens Committee Started In Petersburgh

A group of Petersburgh citizens met in the Town Hall meeting room on Monday May 23 to organize themselves to engage in advocacy concerning the PFOA problem in Petersburgh. A little over 20 people attended the meeting. (more…)


Kinder Morgan Withdraws Application For Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Withdraws Application For Pipeline

by Thaddeus Flint
NED is now truly dead.
Kinder Morgan officially withdrew its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline on Monday. The company did not provide any further explanation for ending the high pressure natural gas project which would have cut across southern Rensselaer County, including Stephentown, on the way to New England. (more…)


Grafton’s Newest Business Begins Opening Its Doors

Grafton’s Newest Business Begins Opening Its Doors

By Doug La Rocque
At the February Planning Board meeting, the town first heard about Dave and Donna Wagar’s plan to open a combination of crafts, landscaping, fire wood and vegetable stand on property they purchased along Route 2 west of the village.  (more…)


Berlin July 4 Parade Planning Underway

Berlin’s 2016 July 4th parade will be held on Monday, July 4, stepping off at 11 am. The theme this year is, “AMERICANA”. We invite you and/or your organization or business to join us in celebrating Independence Day 2016 by participating in our annual parade, the only July 4th parade in Rensselaer County! There is no entry fee! (more…)


Stephentown’s Artisan Men

submitted by Bev McClave
If you missed the Stephentown Men’s Artisan Exhibit you have a chance to see their incredible work in the Historical Society’s display case in the post office now until the end of June.  (more…)


The Thirty-First Running Of The Wood Memorial

The Thirty-First Running Of The Wood Memorial

by Alex Brooks
The thirty-first running of the Wood Memorial Road Race was held on Saturday, May 21. It was excellent running weather. A full complement of Lions Club members and Fire Department volunteers positioned throughout the course, and members of the Hoosick Falls Police Department and the Hoosick Rescue Squad were present. (more…)


Grafton Fire Dept Holds Its Annual  Installation Banquet At Hilton Garden Inn

Grafton Fire Dept Holds Its Annual Installation Banquet At Hilton Garden Inn

By Doug La Rocque
Troy’s Hilton Garden Inn hosted the yearly gathering of members of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary this past Saturday, as they installed the 2016-17 slate of officers and handed out their yearly awards.  Jim Goyer took the oath of office as Chief once again, starting his 38th year in that role.  (more…)


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