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Softball Tournament A Big Success

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley The Town of Hoosick Baseball and Softball League fields were filled to the brim with softball players as the league hosted its biggest tournament ever over the weekend. According to league president Ted Senecal, over 200 girls from 21 teams competed for trophies and bragging rights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Ladies Out Of Sectionals With Loss to Emma Willard

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley In what was almost a replay of the boys game on Saturday, the girls lacrosse team lost to Emma Willard Monday afternoon. The Ladies held their own through the first half, going down 8-5 at the break. They were down a couple of scores but not out of the game.

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Panthers Fall To Cambridge In Sectional Play, 12 – 8

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley The Panthers were taking it to the Indians early in the first half. They had the Cambridge Indians confused and back on their heels. Hoosick Falls was sharp and the score reflected that. The Panthers got the possessions and scored on them.

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Berlin Coaches Reflect Upon The Spring Sports Season

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque By all accounts the Berlin Mountaineer’s baseball and softball teams did not have a great season when you look at the number of wins posted by each team.  Girls’ softball won twice and the Boys’ baseball team was winless. 

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EPA Sets New Health Standard For PFOA At 70 Parts Per Trillion

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks On Thursday May 19, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a revised health advisory for PFOA and PFOS, which establishes 70 parts per trillion as the standard. Water with a greater concentration than 70 parts per trillion should not be used on a long-term basis as drinking water.

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For Our Kids: New Castle Playground Opens

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Community Spirit by Deb Alter The new Castle Playground came into being in just three days. That is, it was assembled by community volunteers on May 19, 20 and 21, but it’s been more than a year in the making. The old Castle Playground was a Town landmark ever since it […]

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DEC Declares Taconic Plastics Site in Petersburgh a State Superfund Site

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

DEC to Hold Taconic Plastics Responsible For Cleanup Of PFOA Contamination submitted by DEC The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has designated Taconic Plastics as a state superfund site in order to give the state additional authority to ensure that all remedial measures are carried out to expeditiously clean up perfluorooctanoic acid […]

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Concerned Citizens Committee Started In Petersburgh

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

A group of Petersburgh citizens met in the Town Hall meeting room on Monday May 23 to organize themselves to engage in advocacy concerning the PFOA problem in Petersburgh. A little over 20 people attended the meeting.

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Kinder Morgan Withdraws Application For Pipeline

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint NED is now truly dead. Kinder Morgan officially withdrew its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline on Monday. The company did not provide any further explanation for ending the high pressure natural gas project which would have cut across southern Rensselaer County, including Stephentown, […]

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Grafton’s Newest Business Begins Opening Its Doors

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque At the February Planning Board meeting, the town first heard about Dave and Donna Wagar’s plan to open a combination of crafts, landscaping, fire wood and vegetable stand on property they purchased along Route 2 west of the village. 

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