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A Visit To County Dispatch

March 26, 2010 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The Mayor and the Hoosick Falls Board of Trustees are currently investigating the possibility of eliminating the Village’s Dispatch System for cost reasons and replacing the service with the Rensselaer County Public Answering Point or “911.” “First we have to be one hundred percent positive the County can do it,” said Mayor […]

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HFCS To Drop Teachers For Next Fall

March 26, 2010 1 Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Hoosick Falls School Board meeting March 18 was mostly focused on the budget for 2010-11, which needs to be completed and adopted in a month. The latest budget offered by the Administration has no increase in the local tax levy, despite an anticipated drop in State aid of $485,000 and the […]

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Can The Union Free School Building In New Lebanon Be Saved?

March 26, 2010 Leave a Comment 

by Phillip Zema The Lebanon Valley Historical Society (LVHS) and Union Free School Preservation Committee (UFSPC) have until June 2 to develop a plan to preserve the Union Free School building. In January, the New Lebanon Board of Education voted to postpone until June any decision on the building’s fate. Unless a feasible plan is […]

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Maple Weekend In Berlin

March 26, 2010 2 Comments 

by David Flint Joining 150 other sugar houses across the state, Kent’s Sugar House on the Plank Road in Berlin celebrated the 15th Annual New York Maple Weekend on March 20-21 and the celebration continues this weekend, March 27-28. Maple Weekend is a project of the New York State Maple Producers Association. It’s an open […]

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Hoosick Lions Club Installs First Women Members

March 26, 2010 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson While installing new members into the Hoosick Lions Club in December, Lions Club International District Governor Ed Stano, Jr. encouraged the group to invite women to become members. On Thursday, March 18, at the Falls Diner, three women, sponsored by their husbands, were installed. The new members, Bridget Pierce, Beverly White and […]

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Grafton Town Board Action – A Moment of Silence

March 26, 2010 Leave a Comment 

by Erin Hogan At the commencement of the March Grafton Board meeting a moment of silence was held in memory of Gerald Dayhaw, Hilda Goyer, Rita Goodermote, Trevah Burdick, Paul Walz, Denny Frank and Robert Sheffer. Nash’s Case For Grafton At the March edition of the Grafton Town Board Meeting, John Nash was present in […]

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Letter To The Editor – From The Superintendent

March 26, 2010 Leave a Comment 

Letter to Editor: I read the letter to the Editor in the February 12 issue from Heinz Noeding of Petersburgh regarding his concerns with the finances of the Berlin Central School District. I want to thank Mr. Noeding for spending some time reviewing the last 10 year audits of the school district in an effort […]

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Letter To The Editor – The Misguided Board Of The Berlin School District

March 26, 2010 Leave a Comment 

To the Editor: Reality television has come to the Berlin Central School District. After witnessing the last “Budget Workshop” meeting of the BCSD, I’m trying to determine whether the Board members were auditioning for “Survivor” or “The Gong Show.” Here’s a sampling of some of the comments made by Board members to their fellow Board […]

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Letter To The Editor – Take Your Advice And…

March 26, 2010 1 Comment 

To the Editor: After reading about the joint Berlin/Petersburgh Town Board meeting that was reported in the February 26, 2010 Eastwick, I wish to congratulate the town boards on their resolve to improve and add to their programs for our towns’ youth. Kudos to the town boards! Actually, the main reason for my letter is […]

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Letter To The Editor – Between A Rock And A Hard Place

March 26, 2010 1 Comment 

To the editor, Yes, this district is between a rock and a hard place. The opening sentence in the Eastwick’s March 5 edition regarding the situation of the Berlin Central School District is true! Due to the district administration and most board of education members’ determination to consolidate it would appear there are no other […]

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