Friday, December 19, 2014

Berlin’s Elm Street Bridge Replacement Ready To Go

April 11, 2014 Leave a Comment 

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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Discussion Begins On Berlin Transfer Station Contract

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks A joint meeting of the Petersburgh and Berlin Town Boards on March 27 began with Supervisor Rob Jaeger of Berlin asking Supervisor Siegfried Krahforst of Petersburgh what the Petersburgh Board wanted to discuss. Krahforst replied that they wanted to meet to renegotiate the contract for the use of the Berlin Transfer Station. [...]

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Maple Weekend: Syrup Season – Finally!

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Maple syrup making can start from early to mid-February and can last until the end of April. It is all weather dependent. Perfect maple syrup making weather requires nighttime temperatures in the mid-20s and daytime temperatures in the mid-40s. As everyone in this area knows, we haven’t had many warm days, and [...]

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Berlin FCCLA Students Attend Leadership Conference

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

FCCLA students across the New York State were mesmerized by speaker Jacy Good as she told of the tragic loss of her parents and her miraculous recovery from a car accident caused by a teen using a cell phone.  Another speaker, brought to the group by the National Safety Council, was Marianne Angelillo from Skaneateles,  NY, [...]

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NYSDOT Schedules Route 22 Repaving

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In a letter dated February 25, Acting Regional Director of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sam Zhou responded to the Rensselaer County Legislature’s letter of February 3 prioritizing improvements to New York State routes within the County. Zhou’s letter says, “In consideration of your letter and after careful consideration [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Shhhh…

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer It’s all quiet on the Berlin front. At first, at the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, March 13, various Town officers said that last month it was “all quiet” in Water District #2, in Code Enforcement, in Zoning appeals, in Youth Commission activities and at the transfer station. Well, not exactly.

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Garbage Wars?

February 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The issue of the renewal of Petersburgh’s contract to use the Berlin transfer station, which has been percolating for weeks, surfaced right at the end of the Berlin Town Board meeting last Thursday, February 13, when mild mannered, man of the people, badge-toting Dog Control Officer Doug Goodermote said to the Board, [...]

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Berliner Dies After Car Accident

January 31, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Young people in the Eastwick area have lost yet another of their friends in a tragic traffic accident. Bad weather and treacherous road conditions took the life of Berlin resident Natasha Shuhart, 27, following a collision on Route 22 in North Stephentown last Saturday afternoon, January 25.

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Building Wild In Berlin

January 24, 2014 Leave a Comment 

Date For Sweeney Cabin Show Is Bumped To February 11 by Bea Peterson Nine pm this past Tuesday was the second show in the 10 part series Building Wild on the National Geographic channel. The show has created a great deal of interest in the area as all of the cabins were built within 30 miles [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – The Missing Report

January 17, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer An oddity at the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, January 9, was that there was no Code Enforcement Officer report even though Allan Yerton was present at the meeting and even though the report appeared on the agenda as usual. No mention was made of it. About 40 minutes later Allan [...]

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