Monday, December 22, 2014

Hush, Hush On Surdam Incident

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Hoosick Falls Central School Bus Driver Leo Surdam has not been driving his school bus since an incident that happened on his bus on December 8 in which Surdam intervened to stop two sixth grade boys from harassing a fourth grade girl. Information on exactly why this may lead to charges against [...]

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – Solar Panels Approved; Hathaway’s Second Screen Not Approved

December 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson At the start of its meeting on December 15 the Town of Hoosick Planning Board passed two resolutions. The first approved the Hoosick Falls Central School Solar Panels project on the Wysocki farm, and the second disapproved the Hathaway’s Drive In request for an additional screen.

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Hoosick Town Board Action – Family Subdivision Law Repealed

December 12, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Deb Alter The resolution to adopt Local Law #4 (repealing the Family Subdivision Law) was passed, as was Local Law #3, the Site Plan Review Law. Just previous to the Town Board meeting, there were two public hearings, one on each of these two laws.

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St. Mary’s Academy 8th Grade Community Service Project

December 12, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Margaret Merwin, St. Mary’s Principal  The eighth grade class at St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls is sponsoring a dress down day each month of the school year with several charities in and around the Town of Hoosick receiving the proceeds. 

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Dan Peer Retires From The Cheney Library

December 12, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Silvia Plasse Dan Peer was Cheney Library’s maintenance man for 38 years. He kept the inside of the Library in good order, and you could often see him outside on his lawn mower. Dan had a knack for coming up with ideas and solutions for things that needed fixing.

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Weir Fund Gives $11,000 To The Community

December 5, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson On Monday evening, November 24, Weir Committee member Norma Brenenstuhl distributed checks amounting to $11,000 to 12 community organizations.

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A Total Loss; Fire Destroys Hoosick Home

November 28, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley A home at 27 Hampton Street in Hoosick was destroyed after fire broke out around 8:30 pm Saturday evening. The home was totally ablaze when firefighters arrived after the mutual alarm went out. It is believed the fire started in the chimney area of a fireplace. The home was located in the [...]

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1,000 Units Of Blood Needed A Day In NY To Meet The Need

November 28, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Gail Smith As a result of the situation in Buffalo, the Red Cross needs to collect around 1,000 units of blood every day in New York and Pennsylvania to keep hospitals stocked. With western New York snowed in, the organization is calling on other areas to step up. Thirty blood drives had to [...]

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Route 7 At Tibbetts Forest Claims Another Truck

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley A Missouri registered tractor trailer lost control negotiating a turn and overturned in Tibbetts State Forest Wednesday morning. The accident happened about one-quarter mile east of the Man of Kent pub. The driver of the truck, who appeared to be in his forties, was shaken up and had some lacerations to his [...]

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Hoosick Town Board Action – 2015 Budget Has A Tax Levy Increase of 3.13%

November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson At the Hoosick Town Board meeting on Monday, November 10, the Board approved the 2015 budget of $1,446,110 with a tax increase of 3.13%. “We have kept it under the allowable tax cap,” said Town Supervisor Mark Surdam. “The challenge is the pool, which is the Town’s major expense. We are still [...]

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