Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fallen Soldier Monument

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The Veterans of Stephentown have announced plans to install a “Fallen Soldier Monument” in the Stephentown Veterans Park located on Route 43. This monument, also known as a “Battle Cross”, has been used most recently to honor those who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it also memorializes all those who have fallen in […]

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Leachate From Petersburgh Landfill Has High PFOA Level

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks At the Petersburgh Town Board meeting on Monday July 18, Supervisor Webster said there has been some seepage of water out of the closed landfill, which is at the top of Jones Hollow Road near the Berlin town line. This leachate is making its way into surface streams which carry it down […]

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Veterans Hall Open House At The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Veterans Hall at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds will hold an Open House on Saturday July 23, 10 am to 2 pm. Veterans Hall Honors All Veterans Past and Present.  This building is located on the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds and is comprised of a group of volunteers who feel passionate about this exhibit.

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Cumberland Farms Describes Plans To Take Over Elks Property

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

High PFOA Levels Found In Leachate From Hoosick Falls Landfill by Alex Brooks The Village Board meeting on July 12 began with an engineer who is working on expansion of the Cumberland Farms in Hoosick Falls giving a presentation. Cumberland Farms is buying the neighboring property, formerly the Elks lodge, in order to expand its […]

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Good Times, Chicken And Sunshine Highlight The Annual Grafton Festival

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque By all accounts, this year’s Grafton Festival could be described by the old phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” which of course was one of the centerpieces of the Festival. 

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Rensselaer County Legislature

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Hudson Valley Community College Budget Gets County Lawmakers’ Approval By Doug La Rocque The Rensselaer County Legislature opened its recent meeting with a public hearing on the proposed 111 million dollars spending plan as outlined by College President Dr. Drew Matonak. The President talked about the many changes in the campus and educational curriculum during […]

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FractalFest Draws Few Complaints

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint The second music festival held this year in Stephentown has apparently concluded with few complaints and earned to some extent the approval of the Town Board. FractalFest 2016 was held on Neil Gardner’s property July 8-9, mostly in the woods, or as the Fractaltribe organizers, would have it, in “Fractal Forest, NY, […]

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New Lebanon Town Board Action

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Sidewalks Again by Thaddeus Flint The sidewalk is back. For some residents of New Lebanon, the news at the July 12 Town Board meeting that a project many fought against and considered dead is once again back with a vengeance might have seemed like the sequel to a bad summer horror movie.

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A Free Family Fun Night Planned In Grafton

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

A bounce house, cotton candy, face painting and music by the band Whiskey Highway highlight an evening of free family fun Saturday, August 6, at the Grafton VFW Hall on South Rd (County Route 85).

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Berlin Planning Board Holds A Special Meeting

July 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Pressed for an earlier than normal decision of a proposed sub-division, the Berlin Planning Board met in a special session on Monday, July 11.

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