Archives for February 2015
By Thaddeus Flint
The high pressure fracked-gas pipeline that the Kinder Morgan company wants to put through Stephentown was once again the major focus of discussion at the February Stephentown Board meeting on Monday.
“This isn’t a public hearing,” pointed out Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt. But it might as well have been. [Read more…] about Pipeline Opponents Urge Stephentown Board To Take A Stand Against It
by Bea Peterson and Alex Brooks
A solar array of over one megawatt, proposed to be installed on nine acres of the Wysocki Farm to generate electricity for the Hoosick Falls Central School, and approved by the Hoosick Zoning and Planning Boards, will not be built. [Read more…] about Solar Power Deal At HFCS Falls Through; A New One Is In The Works
Paul “Paulie” DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis Construct Creative Cabins
A new season of Building Wild started Tuesday, February 24, at 9 pm on the National Geographic Channel. Construction’s odd couple build another round of do-it-yourself dream cabins. Designer Paul DiMeo (@Paul_DiMeo), known for building the impossible over nine seasons on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” has again partnered with Hoosick woodsman and master fabricator Pat Bakaitis on a cabin design and construction business known as the Cabin Kings. [Read more…] about Building Wild Begins New Season
by Bea Peterson
Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam invited Rensselaer County Chief Planner Linda von der Heide and Ben Syden and Nicole Allen from the Laberge Group to attend a joint meeting of the Town, Zoning and Planning Boards that was held on Wednesday, January 21. Building Inspector Ed King and Deputy Supervisor Jeff Wysocki also attended the meeting. Surdam said a major objective of the meeting was to discuss updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The Plan was first put in place over 10 years ago.
Help support your Community Center by laughing with some of the funniest comedians from our area in a special event to benefit the PVMCC on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 pm.
by Bea Peterson
The Town of Hoosick Planning Board meeting began on Monday, February 23, with a Public Hearing on the Brimmer Farm re-subdivision of the four lot major subdivision. Property owner and Board Chairman Jim Dunigan recused himself from the Board. [Read more…] about Hoosick Planning Board Action – Brimmer Farm Subdivision Approved
by Kieron Kramer
Perhaps it was the bitter cold (2 degrees) or perhaps it was that nobody in Grafton is planning anything, but the hall was empty when the Grafton Planning Board met for its regular meeting on Monday, February 23. The meeting lasted two minutes. [Read more…] about Grafton Planning Board Action – Chit Chat
by Bea Peterson
“I was not looking to sell,” said Nancy Schneider of Baker Insurance, located at 60 Classic Street in Hoosick Falls. “In the back of my mind, however, I was contemplating ways of perpetuating the company. Then Erie Insurance introduced me to Sean Culnan and it seemed a great match.” Culnan of Culnan Insurance Agency, LLC of North Greenbush also saw it as a great match. [Read more…] about Baker Insurance Now Culnan Insurance