Monday, May 30, 2016

Softball Tournament A Big Success

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley The Town of Hoosick Baseball and Softball League fields were filled to the brim with softball players as the league hosted its biggest tournament ever over the weekend. According to league president Ted Senecal, over 200 girls from 21 teams competed for trophies and bragging rights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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EPA Sets New Health Standard For PFOA At 70 Parts Per Trillion

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks On Thursday May 19, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a revised health advisory for PFOA and PFOS, which establishes 70 parts per trillion as the standard. Water with a greater concentration than 70 parts per trillion should not be used on a long-term basis as drinking water.

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For Our Kids: New Castle Playground Opens

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Community Spirit by Deb Alter The new Castle Playground came into being in just three days. That is, it was assembled by community volunteers on May 19, 20 and 21, but it’s been more than a year in the making. The old Castle Playground was a Town landmark ever since it […]

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DEC Declares Taconic Plastics Site in Petersburgh a State Superfund Site

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

DEC to Hold Taconic Plastics Responsible For Cleanup Of PFOA Contamination submitted by DEC The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has designated Taconic Plastics as a state superfund site in order to give the state additional authority to ensure that all remedial measures are carried out to expeditiously clean up perfluorooctanoic acid […]

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Concerned Citizens Committee Started In Petersburgh

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

A group of Petersburgh citizens met in the Town Hall meeting room on Monday May 23 to organize themselves to engage in advocacy concerning the PFOA problem in Petersburgh. A little over 20 people attended the meeting.

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Kinder Morgan Withdraws Application For Pipeline

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint NED is now truly dead. Kinder Morgan officially withdrew its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline on Monday. The company did not provide any further explanation for ending the high pressure natural gas project which would have cut across southern Rensselaer County, including Stephentown, […]

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Grafton’s Newest Business Begins Opening Its Doors

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque At the February Planning Board meeting, the town first heard about Dave and Donna Wagar’s plan to open a combination of crafts, landscaping, fire wood and vegetable stand on property they purchased along Route 2 west of the village. 

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Berlin July 4 Parade Planning Underway

May 26, 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! There is […]

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Stephentown’s Artisan Men

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Bev McClave If you missed the Stephentown Men’s Artisan Exhibit you have a chance to see their incredible work in the Historical Society’s display case in the post office now until the end of June. 

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The Thirty-First Running Of The Wood Memorial

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The thirty-first running of the Wood Memorial Road Race was held on Saturday, May 21. It was excellent running weather. A full complement of Lions Club members and Fire Department volunteers positioned throughout the course, and members of the Hoosick Falls Police Department and the Hoosick Rescue Squad were present.

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