Saturday, May 28, 2016

Berlin Town Board Action

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Nature Of Planned Expansion Of The Aquafarm Facility Is A Mystery At Berlin Town Board  By Doug La Rocque In what may be good economic news for Berlin and the Taconic Valley as a whole, the New Jersey based SAFE Holding Company has approached the Planning Board about expanding the scope of its Berlin facility. […]

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Poestenkill Historical Society Presents Feather Works  Feathers Of The Native Americans

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Poestenkill Historical Society speaker Gil Payette will discuss the importance of feathers to the Native American tribes.  The feather symbolizes strength, wisdom, power, freedom and many more things.

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Stephentown, Berlin Fire Department Open House And Recruiting Day

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Two valley Volunteer Fire Departments will hold a coordinated open house and recruitment drive at their fire stations Saturday, April 23.  The event will allow the fire departments a chance to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer. 

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Berlin Choir Members To Sing On Stage With ‘Foreigner’

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Carolyn Barie Select members of the Berlin Senior High School Choir will be Choir Rockstars and perform on stage with Foreigner on Thursday, April 28 during the group’s performance at Proctors in Schenectady.  Berlin students will be singing with Foreigner during the hit song, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” 

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Ladies Auxiliary Flowers/Plants Sale

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The Berlin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is having a spring Flower And Vegetable Plant Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 am to 1 pm at the former Bank of America building in Berlin and on Sunday, May 1 from 8 to 11 am at the Berlin Firehouse at 11 Community Avenue during the Fire […]

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News Is All Good At Berlin Schools Budget Meeting

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Dr. Stephen Young, Superintendent of the Berlin Central School District presented his “Superintendent’s Budget” at a “Round Table” meeting of the Berlin School Board. The projected spending in his budget is $19,403,315, which is an increase over last year’s budget of 1.59%, or $303,324.

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A Big Win For Local Towns In The Annual Battle For CHIPs Money From The State

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Last month The Eastwick Press reported on the annual March on the Capital by Highway Superintendents around the state, with this year’s theme being “local roads matter.”  At the time Grafton’s Herb Hasbrouck said the highway chiefs had abandoned their typical upstate versus downstate battle for the dollars and were taking […]

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Local Eagle Scouts Honored By Rensselaer County

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Boy Scout Troop 222 Eagle Scouts Trevor Hall and Michael Zlotnick were honored this past week by Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, Legislative Chairman Stan Brownell and the full legislature.  Both scouts recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, which requires each youth to complete a project that benefits his community. 

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Did You Know. . .

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

contributed this week by Berlin Town Historian Sharon Klein In 1774, Robert Austin yoked his oxen, loaded his cart with his few household belongings and his sister and headed west.  After a 21-day trip from Rhode Island, he arrived in the Little Hoosick Valley. 

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Berlin Rod & Gun Club  Turkey And  Trap Shoot

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

  The Berlin Rod & Gun Club will be holding their Annual Spring Turkey and Trap Shoot on Sunday, April 24 at the Club on Plank Road in Berlin.

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