Saturday, May 23, 2015

Berlin’s Peripatetic Sheep Settles Down

January 9, 2015 Leave a Comment 

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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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Berlin Town Board Action – Tax Levy Increase Set At 14.93%

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Berlin Town Board held a public hearing on the Town’s 2015 Budget at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 13, an hour before the regular monthly meeting. The budget contains a 14.93% tax levy increase over 2014 and, combined with the modest 1.6% tax increase for the Fire District, will result in [...]

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Rensselaer County Legislature – Eastwick Residents Commended And Memorialized

November 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Rensselaer County Legislature held its November regular meeting on Wednesday evening instead of the usual Tuesday because of the Veterans Day Holiday. Three resolutions commending Eastwick residents for their achievements were presented as was a resolution in memory of Berlin’s Maurice L. “Kipper” Maxon. Most town supervisors, who are in the [...]

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Eagle Scout Project Benefits Berlin Library

November 7, 2014 1 Comment 

by David Flint The Berlin Library is sporting a beautiful new bluestone patio. The new gathering place, outdoor reading room and venue for musical performances and summer  readings is located behind the Library building on South Main Street and is the work of Eagle Scout candidate Tim Shupe. A ribbon cutting ceremony introducing and opening [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Bear Burgers

October 17, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer Before the Berlin Town Board regular meeting began on Thursday, October 9, and after it ended, Berlin Town Supervisor Rob Jaeger showed his smart phone pictures of the car accident in which he hit a black bear on Route 22 near South East Hollow Road. The collision occurred on Monday while Jaeger [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Short And Sweet

September 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The September Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, September 11, was short and sweet. It lasted one root beer barrel and one hot cinnamon candy. Berlin Town Clerk Anne Maxon provides hard candy for the meetings, and this month she included root beer barrels – the penny candy from yesteryear. They are [...]

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No One Marches Alone!

September 5, 2014 Leave a Comment 

Ruck March Is On September 20 From Poestenkill To Grafton And Back submitted by Gail Smith The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are 52,000 Veterans living in Rensselaer County and the surrounding five counties. Members of the military, from World War II to the War on Terror, experience a myriad of challenges, including post traumatic stress [...]

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BVFD Recognized Delevan As Frank Jones Scholarship Recipient

August 29, 2014 Leave a Comment 

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Berlin Town Board Action – Friction

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer District #2 Water District Supervisor Jim Winn received a letter from Sandi Slattery, Chair of the Berlin Board of Fire Commissioners, that prompted Winn to say that he was misrepresented in the report of the June Town Board meeting that appeared in this newspaper. Slattery’s letter says, “It has come to the [...]

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