Friday, November 28, 2014

Route 7 At Tibbetts Forest Claims Another Truck

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley A Missouri registered tractor trailer lost control negotiating a turn and overturned in Tibbetts State Forest Wednesday morning. The accident happened about one-quarter mile east of the Man of Kent pub. The driver of the truck, who appeared to be in his forties, was shaken up and had some lacerations to his [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Tax Levy Increase Set At 14.93%

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Berlin Town Board held a public hearing on the Town’s 2015 Budget at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 13, an hour before the regular monthly meeting. The budget contains a 14.93% tax levy increase over 2014 and, combined with the modest 1.6% tax increase for the Fire District, will result in [...]

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Tax Levy Increase Set At 9.7%

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint The Stephentown Town Board has come to realize that staying within the State “Tax Cap” is not feasible and not wise. At their regular meeting on Monday the Board overrode the 1.6% tax cap and adopted a budget for 2015 with a tax levy increase of 9.7%.

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Highway Department Has A New Look

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks At the Petersburgh Town Board Meeting on Monday, November 17, the Board heard from Rob Cottrell, its newly-appointed Highway Superintendent. He said he had hired two new highway workers, one full time and one part time. He said he was very pleased with the men he had hired. “They started work this [...]

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Hoosick Town Board Action – 2015 Budget Has A Tax Levy Increase of 3.13%

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson At the Hoosick Town Board meeting on Monday, November 10, the Board approved the 2015 budget of $1,446,110 with a tax increase of 3.13%. “We have kept it under the allowable tax cap,” said Town Supervisor Mark Surdam. “The challenge is the pool, which is the Town’s major expense. We are still [...]

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – Request Denied For Second Screen At Hathaway’s

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Two Public Hearings were held before the Hoosick Planning Board’s regular meeting on Monday, November 17. Duane Greenawalt addressed the Board first regarding his plan to put a second movie screen in Hathaway’s Drive In in North Hoosick.

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Grafton Planning Board Action – Tame Time Equals Efficiency

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Grafton Planning Board took only five minutes to approve the minutes of the previous meeting, to accept two applications for minor subdivisions and to schedule two public hearings. The meeting began at 7 pm on Monday, November 17, and adjourned at 7:05. A quorum was formed by three Planning Board members, [...]

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Hoosick Township Historical Society Christmas Booklet Is On Sale

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Philip Leonard The Hoosick Township Historical Society is releasing its Christmas booklet for this year.  The booklet is called “Hometown Heroes of Hoosick Falls” by Alex Brooks and Philip Leonard.

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Accident And Fuel Spill On Route 22 Across From HFCS

November 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

A Tough Way To Start The Day  by Steve Bradley At 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, a local woman driving a sport utility vehicle pulled out of the old Falls Motel parking lot across Rt. 22 from HFCS and drove into the path of an oncoming southbound tractor trailer.

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Oak-Mitsui Closing Hoosick Falls Facility

November 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

29 To Lose Jobs by Bea Peterson On November 7 Oak-Mitsui Technologies, LLC, announced it is closing its FaradFlex Technologies facility at 80 First Street in Hoosick Falls. Production is scheduled to continue into January and cease in February 2015. All machinery and Research and Development equipment for the making of their circuit board product [...]

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