Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hoosick Falls Village Board Action

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Saint Gobain Undertaking Soil And Water Testing At the Hoosick Falls Village Board meeting on Tuesday, July 14, Mayor David Borge stated that since November 2014 the Village has taken a steady approach to a pilot study of Perfluorooctanic Acid (PFOA) in the water supply. “There is a filter system that will [...]

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Petersburgh Town Board Action

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Permanent Building Inspector And Assistant Hired At its regular monthly meeting July 20, the Petersburgh Town Board appointed Craig Surprise as the permanent Building Inspector, and appointed Nathan Michaels as Assistant Building Inspector. Surprise’s salary was set at $600 per month, and Michaels’ was set at $11 per hour.

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New Lebanon Town Board Action

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Town’s Old Gravel Pit Is Sold by Thaddeus Flint It’s July, a typically slow, sweaty month, so the big news from the monthly New Lebanon Town Board meeting isn’t really all that big: The Town’s gravel pit has finally sold. The Board has been discussing the sale of the landlocked gravel pit up on West [...]

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Berlin Central Schools’ Inaugural “School Within A School” Class Graduates 100 Percent Of Students

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

The very first graduating class of Berlin’s “School within a School” program saw a 100-percent success rate with all 13 students receiving a high school diploma. On June 24, Berlin High School Principal Dr. Catherine Allain provided students with yellow honor cords to wear at graduation, normally reserved for honors students.

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Tree Falls On Vehicle Traveling On Route 22

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley A 34 year old man and his son narrowly escaped serious injury Sunday evening when a large tree split and fell onto their pickup truck, just missing the cab. The truck sustained extensive damage from the split of the tree, which was approximately 16 – 20 inches in diameter where it came [...]

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HACA Collecting Supplies For Annual Back-2-School Boost

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

For the 10th year the Hoosick Area Church Association is collecting school supplies for their Back-2-School Boost program.  Sign-up sheets are available at the HACA Food Pantry at 26 John Street, as well as at all HACA churches, Hoosick Falls Central School and St. Mary’s Academy.

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County Health Department Warns Of Tick Borne Disease: Reported Cases of Anaplasmosis Have Sharply Increased In Rensselaer County

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

The Rensselaer County Health Department is urging residents to take precautions to prevent exposure to tick borne diseases including Lyme, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis. The warning stems from a significant increase in the number of cases of Anaplasmosis found in Rensselaer County in 2015 particularly in the Hoosick Falls/Petersburgh region.

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Stephentown Food Pantry: Produce Donations Needed

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

The Stephentown Food Pantry could use some donations of garden vegetables on Saturday mornings.  If you have a surplus from your garden and you could take some fresh produce to the Stephentown Federated Church around or slightly before 9 am on a Saturday, it would be appreciated very much.

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Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo Hiroshima Day

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

The Grafton Peace Pagoda will hold a Hiroshima Day 70th Commemoration Ceremony on Friday, August 7. The Pagoda’s goal is to forever renounce war and create a nuclear free world.

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Monarchs, Anyone?

July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is blooming now in our area. The plants stand from two to six feet, have fragrant clusters of pink and white flowers, and contain a milky sap.

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