Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hoosick Falls School District Commences Litigation Over Dysfunctional Pellet Boiler

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Deb Alter and Alex Brooks Because of continuing problems with the wood pellet boiler, The Board passed a resolution authorizing the initiation of litigation against Clark Patterson Lee, P.C., David R. Hart, P.E., C.E.A., Larry D. Werts. P.E., Anthony R. Marchetti, P.E., Bioenergy Project Partners, LLC and David Dungate, the State Education Department, and […]

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Construction Of Building For Petersburgh Water Filtration System Is Underway

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks In his first regular Town Board meeting as Supervisor, Alan Webster said he is trying to establish lines of communication with the Governor’s office to stay abreast of the PFOA situation. He is expecting to get a meeting soon with Jim Malatras, the Governor’s Director of Operations.

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Bill Extends Time Limitation On PFOA Litigation

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks A bill sponsored by State Senator Kathy Marchione revising statute of limitation law relating to “toxic torts” was passed unanimously by the New York State Senate in the final hours of the session. The bill, sponsored in the assembly by Assemblyman John McDonald, passed the Assembly last winter by a vote of […]

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History On The Hill

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley Two “History on the Hill” sessions were held Saturday at the Bennington Battlefield site. Three presentations on specific areas of the battle were given. Peter Schaaphok, president of the Friends of Bennington Battlefield, covered Hessian Hill.

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Stephentown Historical Society To Hold Strawberry Festival June 26

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Strawberry shortcake will star at the Thirty-fifth Annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 26, under tents at Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, 15879 NY Route 22 in Stephentown.

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The Berlin July 4 Parade Is Almost Here!

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Berlin’s 2016 July 4th parade will be held on Monday, July 4, stepping off at 11 am. The theme this year is, “AMERICANA.” We invite you and/or your organization or business to join us in celebrating Independence Day 2016 by participating in our annual parade, the only July 4th parade in Rensselaer County!

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Stephentown Town Board Action

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Disc Jam Festival Works Out Well by David Flint “After all the angst…,” as Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt put it, a music festival was finally held in Stephentown that caused almost no complaints and received high praise from the Town Board. After years of being deluged with gripes and protests about loud noise from festivals […]

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Village Of Hoosick Falls Board Action

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Borge And Hickey Shake Hands, Pledge To Move Forward Together On Water Issue by Deb Alter Emotions were running high at the June 15 Village Board meeting, as the water issue is still at the forefront. Michael Hickey, the Hoosick Falls resident who had originally discovered the PFOA in the Village water, spoke during the […]

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True or False?

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina racemosa) shown in this photo, and Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum) are native wildflowers blooming now in our area woods.

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Grafton Planning Board Action

June 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

A Proposal To Build A Banquet Hall Capable Of Seating Up To 225 People Goes Up For Public Comment In Grafton By Doug La Rocque The first of two public hearings held Monday night by the Grafton Planning Board saw questions about the proposal and several statements of support.  Jane McDermott was asked by Mike […]

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