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Kendra Kares

July 25, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Karen L. Roberts Kendra Roberts, 11, of Berlin participated in the June 21 Relay for Life in Bennington.  After five years as a team participant, Kendra created and led her own team, Kendra Kares, raising an impressive $1,304 to support Relay for Life’s fight against cancer. As part of her fundraising efforts, Kendra [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Gratitude

July 18, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The regular Berlin Town Board meeting, held on Thursday, July 10, was filled with gratitude – gratitude to Highway Superintendent Jim Winn and his department for installing two flag poles at the Municipal Center in time for the Fourth of July, gratitude to the volunteers who planted, placed and watered the flower [...]

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A Successful Berlin July Fourth Parade

July 18, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by the Parade Committee With a crowd as big as ever, hundreds of people lined the parade route despite the threatening weather. The parade brought families, friends and communities together to celebrate our nation’s birthday in spirited hometown tradition. The morning rain subsided before the 11 am start and held off for pretty much [...]

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Berlin Band Drum Donated

July 3, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Sharon Klein It was not uncommon for the towns of the Valley to have had bands composed of local musicians back in the 1850s up until World War II.  Band concerts were a special treat, and Berlin had a bandstand in front of the Soldiers’ Monument for many years. 

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Berlin July 4th Parade A Week Away – Dianne Mosher Named Grand Marshal

June 27, 2014 Leave a Comment 

Parade To Take Alternative Route submitted by Jean Barber The Berlin July 4th Parade will step off from the Berlin Elementary School, School Street, on Friday, July 4, at 11 am and will follow a revised route this year due to local construction on the Elm Street Bridge.

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Berlin’s Seagroatt’s To Be Bought For Use In Aquaponics Project

June 27, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks A non-profit organization called Clearwater Aquaponics is buying the Seagroatt property in Berlin for the purpose of raising fish and vegetables in a symbiotic system known as aquaponics. The Executive Director of the organization, Joanne Willard, has lived in Berlin for two years. She and Clearwater’s Director of Strategic Development, Malcolm Ashley, [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Highway Union Memorandum Signed

June 20, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer A signed memorandum of agreement between the Town of Berlin Highway Department and the United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU) was circulated to the Berlin Town Board and read to the public by Town Supervisor Rob Jaeger at the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, June 12. The memorandum modifies a collective [...]

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Rensselaer County Legislature Action – Berlin’s Joan deLeon Remembered

June 13, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In May the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution memorializing Berlin’s Joan deLeon, who died on April 4 of this year. On June 10 the deLeon family came to the well of the Legislature in prodigious numbers during the presentation period before the Legislature’s regular meeting to participate in the ceremony honoring [...]

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The Berlin July 4th Parade Parade Route And Time Schedule

June 6, 2014 Leave a Comment 

The Berlin July 4th Parade Committee invites the public to the 2014 July 4th Parade. The Parade will be held on Friday, July 4, at 11 am. This year, in celebration of Independence Day, the Committee has chosen the theme “Imagine This.” Civic, school and church groups, businesses and individuals, both in and outside the [...]

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No Action Against Troopers In Steven Bell Shooting

May 16, 2014 1 Comment 

by David Flint Six months after the tragic shooting of Steven Bell in the Berlin State Forest, it has been reported that a grand jury voted to take no action in the case. According to Acting Rensselaer County District Attorney Arthur F. Glass, the grand jury has cleared the State Police officers of any blame [...]

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