Thursday, March 5, 2015

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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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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