Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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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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