Sunday, December 21, 2014

U.S. Congressman Gibson At Tree Lighting In Stephentown

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint A good crowd of close to 100 people, young and old, turned out last Sunday evening to kick off the holiday season in Stephentown with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Veterans Park. On this, the third annual tree lighting celebration, residents were pleased to have U.S. Congressman  Chris Gibson and [...]

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Hush, Hush On Surdam Incident

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Hoosick Falls Central School Bus Driver Leo Surdam has not been driving his school bus since an incident that happened on his bus on December 8 in which Surdam intervened to stop two sixth grade boys from harassing a fourth grade girl. Information on exactly why this may lead to charges against [...]

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Work Begins On Dougherty’s Corner

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Avoiding A Cash Flow Problem

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint The Stephentown Town Board is hoping to get through the year and into January without having to take out a loan to pay bills. Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt said at the  Town Board meeting on Monday that, “We’re coming down to the wire,” with only about $60,000 left to pay bills.

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Petersburgh Town Board Action – Highway Problems

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Petersburgh Town Board meeting was called to order by Deputy Supervisor Mario DiDomenicantonio because Supervisor Siegfried Krahforst was sick. Highway Superintendent Rob Cottrell said he lost his temporary seasonal person Bryan Amidon, and asked for the Board’s guidance on what basis he can hire a new seasonal worker.

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Berlin Town Board Action – Don’t Bite That Tire!

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The tail end of the lingering snowstorm on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9 and 10, had its effect on the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, December 11. Not only was attendance at the meeting dampened but Jim Winn, who is Berlin Highway Superintendent as well as the Supervisor of Water District [...]

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – Solar Panels Approved; Hathaway’s Second Screen Not Approved

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson At the start of its meeting on December 15 the Town of Hoosick Planning Board passed two resolutions. The first approved the Hoosick Falls Central School Solar Panels project on the Wysocki farm, and the second disapproved the Hathaway’s Drive In request for an additional screen.

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Grafton Planning Board Action – No Clear Cutting

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer There were two public hearings held before the Grafton Planning Board regular meeting at 7 pm on Monday, December 15. The first one, at 6:40, concerned the Michael Longo minor subdivision at 132 North Shore Road; the second one, at 6:50, concerned the Kenneth Maxfield minor subdivision at 321 Jay Hakes Road.

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Kipper Maxon Commemorated By Rennselaer County

December 12, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The family of Maurice L. Maxon, known as Kipper, came to the well of the Rensselaer County Legislature to receive copies of the resolution passed last month commemorating Kipper’s passing.

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Grafton Town Board Action – A Fight Over Vouchers

December 12, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Grafton Town Board meeting began with a presentation check given to the Board by elementary school student Abby Buckley (as well as the real check in an envelope) for $156.15. These were the proceeds of a bottle-return fundraiser she had undertaken with her brother Zachary and the rest of her family [...]

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