Friday, April 18, 2014

Car Drives Into Doug’s Oil

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The Village Of Hoosick Falls Adopts Budget With .5% Tax Increase

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by Bea Peterson In addressing those attending the Village of Hoosick Falls Board meeting on Tuesday, April 8, Mayor David Borge said, “The 2014-2015 budget is a lean budget, but it is a fair budget.” He said, though details are not available, the Village, the Town and the County and the Associations of Towns and [...]

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Berlin’s Elm Street Bridge Replacement Ready To Go

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by Kieron Kramer Four resolutions relating to the project for the replacement of the bridge on County Road 38, Elm Street in Berlin, over the Little Hoosic River were passed unanimously at the regular meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature on Tuesday. The bridge replacement is eligible for funding that calls for the apportionment of [...]

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New Lebanon Town Board Hears Defense Of School District

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by Thaddeus Flint The monthly Board meeting at the Town Hall in New Lebanon was standing room only Tuesday night as a large group from New Lebanon High School came to defend their school’s reputation from what they felt were “outrageous rumors and comments” concerning the students of that District and heroin use.

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Hoosick Falls Fire Department Open House

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by Bea Peterson Imagine your house was on fire and there were no volunteer firefighters to put out the flames and the fire spread throughout the neighborhood. Imagine you were in an accident, trapped in your car and there were no volunteer firefighters with the Jaws of Life to get you out of that car. [...]

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Hoffman Found Guilty In Baker Death

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by Thaddeus Flint The jury in the trial of Brendan Hoffman, the 22 year old Stephentown man accused of manslaughter and homicide charges, as well as leaving the scene of a 2012 accident, found Hoffman guilty on 12 counts last Friday. The guilty charges include vehicular manslaughter and homicide. Three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide [...]

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Petersburgh Man Arrested For Tax Evasion

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New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday the arrest of Eli J. Strong, 50, of Petersburgh on three felony charges stemming from his failure to file personal income tax returns. Allegedly, the defendant owes nearly $40,000 for unfiled 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 [...]

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Hero Of The Chosin Reservoir

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submitted by Mary Lou Walters At the base of the Taconic Trail in Petersburgh there is a memorial to man who surely never saw the Taconic mountains. However, to John Parkinson, the man who lives at the home there, the memory of Robert E. Devins has been there since he moved in ten years ago. [...]

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The Ice Kreme Kafé Is Open

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by Bea Peterson The Ice Kreme Kafé on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, near the tennis courts, is open for the season. Actually, they have been open for a month. Brian Harwood laughed and said, “Yeah, it was two degrees out the day we opened.” He and his wife Elaine have leased the Kafé for [...]

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Hoffman’s Fate In Hands Of Jury

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by Thaddeus Flint The fate of Brendan Hoffman, the 22 year old Stephentown man accused of manslaughter and homicide charges, as well as leaving the scene of a 2012 accident, now lies in the hands of the jury. The trial, which began on March 25, wrapped up with closing arguments at the Rensselaer County Court [...]

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