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Temporary Water Filters Are Delivered

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The temporary water treatment system which will remove PFOA from the Hoosick Falls municipal water system was delivered on Tuesday, January 26. After a pilot study requested by the Village showed a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration system to be very effective in removing PFOA from the water, Village officials searched nationwide […]

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Tireless Advocate Tackles Tiny Pest, Earns Excellence In IPM Award

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Dale Ila-Riggs, president of the New York Berry Growers Association, knew well the danger when SWD (aka spotted wing drosophila) blew into New York in 2012. This tiny new pest ravished millions of dollars worth of raspberries and blueberries. Now, for her leadership and resolve on behalf of an industry worth $15 million and growing, […]

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Grafton Lake State Park Winterfest A Blast Despite Lack Of Snow

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Old Man Winter wasn’t very cooperative this year but most events at the 31st Annual Winter Festival went off as planned.  The major casualty of the mild winter season was the annual ice fishing contest, postponed until February 13, because the ice was deemed not thick enough to be safe. 

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PFOA Found In Well Water At HFCSD Bus Garage

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Carbon Filtration Plans Sent To County Health Department for Approval submitted by Brian Bushner A test of the water at the Hoosick Falls School District’s bus garage has found PFOA in the water at a concentration above the EPA Provisional Health Advisory level. The bus garage is 1.2 miles from the School District’s main campus. […]

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Theme Set For Berlin July 4th Parade

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Dave Theriault The Berlin July 4th Parade Committee has chosen “Americana” for the theme of the 2016 Independence Day Parade. According to most definitions, the word Americana refers to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.

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Petersburgh Planning Board  Starts A New Year

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Petersburgh Planning Board held their first meeting of the year on January 25, where they resolved to keep all the same officers and appointees as last year. Frank Sheldon will be Chairman again, assisted by Vice Chairman Tim Church.

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David Borton Talk At New Lebanon Library Takes Global Perspective On Solar Energy

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Retired RPI professor David Borton spoke to a full room on Thursday, January 21 about solar energy in general, and about the solar powered boats that he has created in particular. He began by talking about global energy needs, calculating the global need for energy and the potential solar energy available, and […]

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Berlin Central School District  “Save a Life” Initiative

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

  As part of a “Save a Life” initiative, the Berlin Counseling Team at the Berlin Central School District, Berlin, New York, will host two upcoming Community Information Nights in an effort to open discussion and raise awareness regarding issues such as anxiety, depression and suicide prevention. 

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Hoosick Falls School Board Action

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

School Board Postpones Capital Project; Budget Process To Begin Next Month February Mindfulness Conference Will Explore Social-Emotional Education by Deb Alter After the January 21 HF School Board meeting was called to order, members of the Hoosick Falls Senior Chorus performed two songs for the Board and the audience that they had sung at Carnegie […]

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Stephentown Seniors Club Swears In New Officers

January 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino,

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