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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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Berlin Town Board – Exceptionally Quiet

May 16, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer When Dog Control Officer Doug Goodermote gave his report at the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, May 8, he said that “a few dogs went missing but everything has been quiet, exceptionally quiet.” If Goodermote has so little to say you can guess that the whole, 30 minute meeting was exceptionally [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Beneath The Surface

April 18, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, April 10, seemed uneventful on its surface, but on reflection several important, long-standing issues were discussed. Town Supervisor Rob Jaeger reported on the pre-workshop meeting on March 27 with the Petersburgh Town Board in which the Boards discussed Petersburgh’s contract for use of the Berlin [...]

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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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