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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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Berlin’s #511 Post Tappen

January 17, 2014 Leave a Comment 

from Rensselaer County Historical Society’s commentary in the Civil War exhibition in the Rensselaer County Legislature’s lobby Between June of 1884 and 1885, Berlin veterans formed #511 Post Tappen. Following the National Grand Army of the Republic’s (GAR) that began, in 1866, honoring soldiers by decorating their graves, Berlin’s Post Tappen commemorated Decoration Day.

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Building Wild – A New National TV Series With Heavy Local Input

January 10, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson It is amazing how one thing can lead to another and another and life takes an incredible turn. That is what happened this summer when television producer and Hoosick native George Verschoor introduced Paul DiMeo, nine year feature designer of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Hoosick Sand and Gravel’s Pat Bakaitis. Verschoor [...]

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Man Arrested For Car Fire In Berlin

January 10, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint New York State Police at Schodack arrested Jeffrey P. Crandall of Troy following an investigation into a suspicious car fire on Schaeffer Road Extension, not far from Bly Hollow Road, in the Town of Berlin.

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Berlin Town Board – Naughty Or Nice?

December 20, 2013 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer Perhaps aware that Santa will soon be checking his list of who is naughty or nice the Berlin Town Board met on Thursday, December 12, for its regular meeting, and they were decidedly nice. In fact, the Board has been nice virtually all year.

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The DOT’s Response To Route 7 And Route 22 Problems

December 6, 2013 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In late October County Legislators Stan Brownell and Lester Goodermote, who represent the towns of Stephentown, Berlin, Petersburgh, Grafton, Hoosick and the Village of Hoosick Falls, received letters from the New York State Department of Transportation in response to their concerns forwarded to the DOT in the form of resolutions by the [...]

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The Grand Army Of The Republic – 1912 Celebration In Berlin

December 6, 2013 Leave a Comment 

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Berlin Town Board Action, Pt. 2 – Berlin Youth2Youth Hopes To Add New Lebanon Youths

November 27, 2013 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer Due to space considerations the remainder of last week’s report on the Berlin Town Board meeting is continued this week. The Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, November 14, began with a presentation by two young ladies from the Berlin Central School District, Julianna D’Alessio and Drew Kells, who are members of [...]

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Berlin Man Killed By Troopers

November 22, 2013 1 Comment 

by David Flint State Police reported on Monday at a press conference that Berlin resident Steven Bell did not have a weapon when he was confronted and shot dead by State Troopers Sunday evening. NYS Bureau of Criminal Investigation Captain Scott Coburn said, however, that Bell disregarded all commands to stop and show his hands. [...]

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