Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Join Us For The Berlin July 4th Parade

June 11, 2015 Leave a Comment 

The Berlin July 4th Parade Committee invites you to tell your Tall Tales with a float in the 2015 parade which kicks off at 11 am on Saturday, July 4th. Tell everyone your tallest tale and maybe even win a cash prize for doing so. There is no entry fee. The Grand Prize float is [...]

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Sand Bank Road Bridge Replacement Underway in Berlin

June 4, 2015 Leave a Comment 

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Berlin’s Celebrates Independence Day With July Fourth Parade; 2015 Theme Is “Tall Tales”

June 4, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Berlin’s 2015 July 4th Parade will be held on Saturday, July 4, at 11 am. This year, in celebration of Independence Day, the committee has chosen the theme “Tall Tales”. The float prize categories this year are: Grand Prize: $125, Theme Prize: First Place-$75, Second Place-$50; Funniest: First Place-$75, Second Place-$50; Prettiest: First Place-$75, Second [...]

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Youth 2 Youth Berlin Visits the County Legislature

May 28, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Biffy Cahill On Wednesday, May 6, Youth 2 Youth Berlin did a presentation to the Rensselaer County Legislature and Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, during the legislative open forum. They thanked the legislature for sponsoring a youth’s attendance at the Youth 2 Youth Eastern States Conference in 2014, and delivered a presentation on [...]

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Berlin Town Board Action – Historical Center Gets New Sign

May 21, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Supervisor Jaeger said Dr. Young, the Berlin School District Superintendent, had expressed interest on behalf of the Berlin School District in renting the old town garage for a maintenance shop for the school buses. Supervisor Jaeger offered it for $6,000 for the year, the School to pay heat and electricity. Berlin is [...]

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Malnourished Horses Taken From Owners In Berlin

May 14, 2015 1 Comment 

submitted by Yvonne Keefe, RCSO On May 1, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding the welfare of two horses located at 23 South Main St. in the Town of Berlin. Deputies trained in animal cruelty responded to the location and observed a female Bay horse and female Chestnut horse.

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Berlin Rescue Squad Seeks New EMTs

May 7, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The Berlin Board of Fire Commissioners has put out an urgent appeal for additional volunteers, as they currently have only three EMTs to handle all their calls. With so few EMTs, and all three of them having full-time jobs, the Rescue Squad cannot always respond to calls. The Commissioners told the public [...]

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Boy Scout Troop 222 Petersburgh Teams Up With Cub Scout Pack 911 Stephentown For Community Service At Grafton Lake State Park

May 7, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Andrew Zlotnick Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families put in a little community service time at Grafton Lake State Park on Saturday, May 2. Nineteen members of the Troop and Pack met at Deerfield Pavilion on Saturday morning to sign in and get their marching orders.

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Fire Department Community-Wide Recruiting Day Was A Success

April 30, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Bob Adler For the first time, Stephentown, Berlin and Grafton fire departments combined efforts in their annual April recruitment drive. Since the recruitment target is the generation now coming of age, the firemen focused their publicity efforts on Berlin High School, in addition to publicity in The Eastwick Press. 

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Berlin Town Board Action

April 16, 2015 Leave a Comment 

A Quiet Meeting “It’s getting quieter, and things are thawing out,” reported Jim Winn for Berlin’s Water District 2. It was also a fairly quiet Town Board meeting on Thursday, April 9, with not a whole lot going on. Winn mentioned that two 4-inch water mains had frozen up, one on Mill Street and one [...]

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