Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rensselaer County Legislative Action

November 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque At its November 8 meeting, the Rensselaer County Legislature took action on a variety of topics. One of the most notable was a resolution that requested State review of potential abuse of Medicaid-funded ambulance transport. The legislation states the County has learned from various emergency service providers of “chronic callers,” who […]

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Proposed Subdivision Of Land On Madonna Lake Road Gets The Go Ahead From Grafton Planning Board

November 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Following a public hearing at which no one spoke, only looked at a map of the sub-division, the Board voted to allow Betsy Dykstra to sell off 5.78 acres of her property to Ray Dufour. He wants to acquire the land to give more protection for his driveway.

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New Mascot Costume For Berlin Mountaineers

November 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Berlin Middle/High School recently unveiled a new costume for its mascot, the Mountaineer. The mascot remains the same, however due to years of wear the district felt it was necessary to replace the costume. The students with the mascot are (from left to right): Alyssa Bierwirth, Taylor Meyer, Elysia Mars, and Katie Mellett The updated […]

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Mary Miller Turns 100

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Mary Miller formerly from North Hoosick and currently residing at Fillmore Pond in Bennington, VT celebrated her 100th Birthday on November 11, 2016. Her loving family and friends helped her celebrate this momentous occasion.

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Taconic Signs Consent Order With DEC, Holding It Responsible For PFOA Contamination In Petersburgh

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

NYSDEC Press release New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced November 12 that the State has executed a Consent Order that holds Tonoga Inc., (otherwise known as “Taconic”) legally responsible for addressing the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination in the Petersburgh area.

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Berlin Town Board Gives Final Approval To 2017 Budget

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Following two public hearings, one on the proposed budget for next year, the second on the local law that allows the Town to exceed the 0.6% tax cap, the Board voted unanimously at its November 10 meeting to approve the spending plan.

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Berlin Middle School Dramateers Present Willy Wonka, Jr.

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Friday and Saturday November 18 and 19 the Berlin MS Dramateers will present their production of Willy Wonka, Jr. The students in grades 6 through 8, led by teachers Karen Day and Leslie Eliashuk, have spent countless hours preparing dance numbers, building and painting sets, learning their lines and their songs, and so much more.

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Petersburgh Chef Recognized

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Mary Lou Walters William Sheridan, an eighth generation, lifetime resident of Petersburgh, is recognized as an exceptional chef in the October/November edition of the prestigious “The Country and Abroad Magazine.” Some of his Great Game Dishes that he prepares at the Gala restaurant at the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown, MA are featured.

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John Faso Downs Zephyr Teachout To Keep 19th Congressional District In Republican Control

November 11, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque It was one of the most hotly contested races in the nation in the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and one of the most expensive. 

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Berlin Town Board Action

November 11, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Doug La Rocque A Pared Down Berlin Town Budget To Be Presented At Public Hearing After its first budget workshop, the Berlin Town Board was looking at a tentative 2017 budget that called for taxes to go up nearly 11 percent.

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