The Rensselaer Land Trust will sponsor a seine net fishing event to celebrate the Hudson River Estuary Program’s fourth annual Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count on Saturday, August 15. The event will be held from 11 am. until 1 pm at the main boat launch on the Hudson River at Schodack Island State Park. [Read more…] about Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count Seine Net Fishing At Schodack Island
Archives for July 2015
submitted by Jenny Prazak
As part of Trout Unlimited’s Women’s Initiative, the Homewaters Chapter, located in eastern Rensselaer County, kicked off a Women’s Group earlier this year. The group started the season in May with an on-the-water fishing trip on the Little Hoosic River where eight women participated. Some had experience with fishing, but most were new to the sport. I think it is safe to say that everyone had a fantastic time. A lot of learning, a few fish, and a lot of fun! We are now planning another excursion for our Women’s Group for early August. [Read more…] about Special Fly Fishing Workshop For Women
To The Editor:
At the Petersburgh Town Board Meeting held on July 20, 2015, the Town Supervisor Sigfried Krahforst announced that the Town did not need a Code Enforcement Official (CEO), because a “Building Inspector” can do the exact same work as a CEO. Additionally, the Town Supervisor stated that he checked the legality of this decision with the NYS Association of Towns regarding a “building inspector” vs “CEO”, and was told that a “building inspector” was preferred because “the CEO is a civil service title.” [Read more…] about Building Inspector And Code Enforcement Official Are Not The Same
Hoosick Falls -Vivian Rosemond Smith, 79, of Hoosick Falls, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Bennington Health & Rehabilitation Center. [Read more…] about Vivian Rosamund Smith
Hoosick Falls – Brian Philip White, 57, passed away at home Wednesday, July 22, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. [Read more…] about Brian Philip White
September 19, 1835: I tended to chores and dug potatoes. Today Peter Surdam had my wagon and horse to go to training to Canaan and Asa Sheldon with him and they do agree to butcher my hogs and beef, for the use of the horse and wagon.
Sunday: High wind and blew off my apples and my stack tops. I gathered apples and put on my stack tops. [Read more…] about Making Shingles
by Alex Brooks
Complaints have been heard for years about the State not repaving the deteriorated roadway of Route 22, and now drivers held up by the paving project are gnashing their teeth because it is being done.
The State paved a section of Route 22 last summer from Stephentown up to Cherry Plain, and they are now picking up where they left off, doing a 9.2 mile section from Cherry Plain to Route 2. [Read more…] about NYSDOT Paving Project Tying Up Traffic On Route 22
Stephentown Developing A Comprehensive Plan
by David Flint
The Stephentown Comprehensive Plan Committee is moving ahead with developing a master plan for the Town. At the Town Board meeting on July 20 Councilman PJ Roder reported that over 1,500 copies of a survey had been sent out to residents. Extra copies are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Roder noted that there would be a public workshop meeting on July 27 and the Committee is looking for input from residents as to what things are most important and what subcommittees will be needed. One subcommittee will definitely be set up to focus on the issue of emergency services which he said is becoming a major problem everywhere. Assistant Fire Chief Rik McClave will head up that subcommittee. [Read more…] about Stephentown Town Board Action
by Bea Peterson
On June 28 a very special Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Berlin. It was a Mass filled with memories for many. The Church was officially closed. The sign across from the Church announcing Mass hours is gone. Just the sign post remains. The Church that withstood the horrendous propane fire 53 years ago couldn’t withstand the changing times. [Read more…] about Sacred Heart Church Closed