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A Mishap At The Beacon Power Frequency Flywheel Plant

July 29, 2011 10 Comments 

by David Flint Two weeks after Beacon Power celebrated the completion of their frequency regulation plant in Stephentown, a serious mishap has occurred that has people in town wondering. As Kevin Sweener was driving down Route 22 from Berlin on Wednesday evening, July 27, he saw a cloud of smoke coming from the direction of […]

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Berlin BOE Has Another Nightmare

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by Thaddeus Flint An email exchange forwarded to the Eastwick Press provides an alarming look at the Berlin Central School Board’s actions in their attempt to hire a new Superintendent of Schools for the District. The emails contained statements not normally heard at meetings between Board Members Alan Webster, Jr., Bev Stewart, Board President Gina […]

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Real Drama In Hoosick Falls

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Beware The Emerald Ash Borers

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by David Flint How did all those purple box kites get caught up in the trees? Well actually they are not box kites but Purple Prism Traps. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been placing them in ash trees in eastern Rensselaer County and elsewhere as part of their early detection and response effort […]

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North Hoosick PO Threatened With Closure Again

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Legislators Say Post Office Closures Will Hurt County submitted by Rich Crist, Legislative Liaison The possible closure of the Lansingburgh and North Hoosick post offices will be harmful to Rensselaer County and not produce any significant savings in return, said members of the Rensselaer County Legislature.

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Wounded Vet Takes Other Wounded Vets To Ball Games

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by Bea Peterson U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin Miller is a man on a mission. He is co-founder of Warriors in the Bronx. On Friday, July 15, Miller was outside Weebs Fish Fry selling T-shirts and collecting donations for his project. On June 25 he rented a 12 passenger van and drove 10 wounded veterans to […]

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Grafton’s Ingraham To Compete In World Rimfire And Air Rifle Benchrest Competition

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by Bea Peterson Rick Ingraham of Grafton has been involved in Berlin school sports for years. He has coached basketball, softball, wrestling and cross country. He has given them all up except cross country. “As I get closer to retirement age I wanted to find something for me,” he said. He has been a fisherman, […]

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Lightning Strikes

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by Alex Brooks At the July 20 Petersburgh Town Board meeting, moved from Monday July 18, Highway Superintendent Ray Harrison said lightning hit the Town Garage and fried the alarm system. He has called an alarm specialist to come look at the system to see how extensive the damage is. Peter Schaaphok said the Town […]

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Five Year Contract Ratified By Support Staff At HFCS

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by Alex Brooks The Support Staff at Hoosick Falls Central School have agreed to a five year contract which gives them a small raise but reduces their choice of health plans from three options to two.  The existing step schedule will be retained, but the salaries at each step will be increased by a total […]

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – July 2011

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by Bea Peterson First Family Subdivision On Monday, July 18, Mark Cottrell appeared before the Planning Board to ask approval for a family subdivision, under the Town of Hoosick Local Law #1, which was passed at the Town Board meeting last week.

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