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Memorial Aviary At Berkshire Bird Paradise

March 29, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The entryway to the Berkshire Bird Paradise will soon be beautified and enhanced, an elaborate cage will be constructed and a barn will become a bird museum. This will all happen as a result of a New York City woman who loved a Rock Dove/Pigeon named Puffy. When Puffy died his owner […]

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Summer Camp Topic Of Special Board Meeting

March 29, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The Town of Hoosick Board held a special workshop meeting on Thursday, March 20, to discuss the Town’s Summer Camp program. Supervisor Mark Surdam, Deputy Supervisor Jeff Wysocki and Councilman Bruce Patire were in attendance. Councilman Dave Sutton was out of town. Patire started the discussion by saying “I will not be […]

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TRACS Meeting On Heroin Problem

March 29, 2014 1 Comment 

By Thaddeus Flint An announcement a few weeks back by New Lebanon Town Councilman Matt Larabee that heroin and hypodermic needles had been found on a roadside next to a grave yard managed to get some attention lately in the digital world. But a local anti-drugs coalition is still finding it difficult to get residents […]

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Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Parade

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

  It Rained On The Parade! by Bea Peterson Holding a parade in March in this part of the Country is a crapshoot. Some years the weather is unseasonably warm. Other years snow has to be hauled away from the parade route. This year the parade got off to a great start with almost pleasant […]

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County Moves To Take Hoosick Falls Property By Eminent Domain

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer At its regular meeting on March 11, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution that will break the deadlock at the former WCW, Inc. property at 1 Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls. In February of 2011 the County commenced an in rem tax proceeding against the property, owned by JW Realty and […]

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NYSDOT Schedules Route 22 Repaving

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In a letter dated February 25, Acting Regional Director of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sam Zhou responded to the Rensselaer County Legislature’s letter of February 3 prioritizing improvements to New York State routes within the County. Zhou’s letter says, “In consideration of your letter and after careful consideration […]

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Bert Hager Road Bridge To be Replaced

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Bids for constructing a new bridge on Bert Hager Road were opened prior to the start of the regular Stephentown Town Board meeting on Monday. Six bids were received ranging from $248,589 from Stephen Miller General Contractors Inc. out of Mayfield, NY, up to $317,700 from New Century Construction based in Watervliet.

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Clerk’s Hours

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Petersburgh Town Board meeting began with another long presentation by Tom Berry on a variety of topics. He presented to the Board thick stacks of paper which contained information about gravel, road building methods and materials and other things. Supervisor Krahforst stopped him twice during the presentation, the first time to […]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Shhhh…

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer It’s all quiet on the Berlin front. At first, at the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, March 13, various Town officers said that last month it was “all quiet” in Water District #2, in Code Enforcement, in Zoning appeals, in Youth Commission activities and at the transfer station. Well, not exactly.

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BCS First Budget Draft Looks Bleak

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint The Berlin School District’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Stephen Young, presented his rollover budget for the 2014-2015 school year at Tuesday’s Board meeting and the outlook he painted was somewhat bleak. “It doesn’t look good,” conceded Dr. Young.

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