Saturday, August 23, 2014

Route 22 Repaving Begins This Week

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Stephentown residents will be glad to see work finally starting this week to fix up Route 22 into a more drivable highway. Motorists, however, can expect some serious traffic delays for a number of weeks.

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Battle For Bennington At Walloomsac

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson History came to life in Walloomsac on Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, as re-enactors camped and fought to relive the Revolutionary war battles that took place on those very grounds 237 years ago. Hundred of visitors wandered through the campsite near the Barnett House on Caretakers Road that housed the [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Friction

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer District #2 Water District Supervisor Jim Winn received a letter from Sandi Slattery, Chair of the Berlin Board of Fire Commissioners, that prompted Winn to say that he was misrepresented in the report of the June Town Board meeting that appeared in this newspaper. Slattery’s letter says, “It has come to the [...]

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Enforcement An Issue At Petersburgh Public Hearing

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks A Public Hearing was held at 6 pm on August 18 to hear comments from the public on revised Subdivision Regulations and Road Specifications. These new regulations, known as Local Law #3 of 2014, will replace the original Subdivision Regulations, which were put into effect in 1973, and all subsequent revisions to [...]

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Bracing For Music

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Stephentown is bracing for the annual Bella Terra Music Festival to be held at Gardner’s Field from Thursday, August 21, through Sunday, August 24. The Town Board is optimistic that things will run smoothly and safely and that measures to alleviate the noise, as promised by Festival organizers, will result in fewer [...]

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Is Petersburgh Broke?

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Petersburgh Town Board meeting began with a statement from Tom Berry. He said his intention has always been to help the Town manage its affairs more effectively, and to save the Town money. He said the Town has overspent its budget for years now and is “effectively broke.”

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Village Of Hoosick Falls Gets $9,500 Grant For Zoning Update

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The Hudson River Valley Greenway has announced that it has awarded the Village of Hoosick Falls a $9,500 matching grant which is being used to update the Village’s municipal zoning code. Village Mayor David Borge had already announced this at the June Board meeting.

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Grafton Planning Board Action – DEC Issues Draft EIS On Valente Mine Expansion

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Grafton Planning Board convened an hour earlier than usual, at 6 pm, on Monday, August 18. Besides the four Planning Board members (there is still a vacancy on the Board) no one was in attendance except surveyor Bill Darling, who represented the applicants in a lot line adjustment on a parcel [...]

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – Family Subdivision Dilemma

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Five members of the Town of Hoosick Planning Board were in attendance for the August 18 meeting. They were Chairman Jim Dunigan, Bill Hanselman, Everett Quackenbush and new members Adria Deil and Gary Kjelgaard. Daryl Cipperly and new member Penny Acree were absent. Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam was on hand to [...]

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Motorcyclist Injured Near State Line

August 15, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley A motorcyclist was injured Monday afternoon 200 yards west of the Vermont border on Route 67 in Walloomsac Monday afternoon. A car the cyclist was following quickly slowed in front of him, and the cyclist had to veer off the side of the road, where he came in contact with the galvanized [...]

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