Thursday, April 17, 2014

Outdoor Expo Offers View Of World

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson  On Friday, March 28, 800 HFCS students, from elementary through high school age were bused to the Armory for the 6th Annual Outdoor Expo. Programs werxae presented and students were able to talk to folks about their outdoor interests and touch many of the pelts and other items on display.

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Maple Weekend: Syrup Season – Finally!

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Maple syrup making can start from early to mid-February and can last until the end of April. It is all weather dependent. Perfect maple syrup making weather requires nighttime temperatures in the mid-20s and daytime temperatures in the mid-40s. As everyone in this area knows, we haven’t had many warm days, and [...]

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Community Rallies For One Of Its Own

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Sandra Bass Carter was born and raised in Hoosick Falls. She lives with her husband Ron and family in North Carolina now. Her parents and her siblings still live in the area. In December Sandra was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. With radiation treatments and chemotherapy Sandra is hopeful she will go into [...]

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Hoosick Planning Board Action – Automotive Repair Shop Approved

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson David Buckner appeared before the Town of Hoosick Planning for a second time on Monday, March 17, with all the paperwork requested of him at the February meeting. Buckner was seeking approval to open an automotive repair shop in the 22 x 24 foot two car garage behind his home on Route [...]

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Total Community Effort Makes Empty Bowls A Success

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson According to HACA Director Dianne Hosterman and HAYC3 coordinator Deb Alter, Empty Bowls was a success all around. “It was a wonderful community effort,” said Hosterman. “Special thanks to Megan Conner who had the inspiration for having this event in Hoosick Falls and got the bowls made, HAYC3 for hosting it and [...]

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Firefighters Contain Fire In Hoosick

March 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley Last Thursday evening, North Bennington Fire Department lieutenant Levaritt Harrington was traveling through Hoosick on Route 7 and spotted a heavy smoke condition coming from a house about midway between the stop light and the Curtis Lumber entrance. Harrington called 911.

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Two Truck Accidents In One Week On Route 7

March 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson A ride along Route 7 in Hoosick on Wednesday morning, March 12, confirmed that guardrails are down in four places along the north side of Route 7, the westbound lane, between Tibbitts Forest and the Man of Kent Restaurant. Prominent orange and white barrels mark the areas where the rails should be [...]

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Hoosick Town Board Action – Salt Purchase Settled

March 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson Since there had been much fuss over Bill Shiland ordering salt before he was Highway Superintendent and without authorization, Supervisor Mark Surdam thought it best to discuss the issue in public, which he did at the Hoosick Town Board meeting on Monday, March 10. He noted that “the case is no longer [...]

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The Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Parade 2014

March 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Kevin F. O’Malley The Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival will celebrate its 23rd Anniversary on March 15. Twenty-three years ago local Irishman Mike Conway and TJ Carmody wanted to find a way to keep the Irish culture and history alive in the Hoosick area and decided that a parade was [...]

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Kiwanis Does A Threepeat In The Hoosipalooza Bed Race

March 7, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson A small crowd gathered at the Bed Race finish line at the corner of Main and Elm Streets to cheer on the four teams pushing their wheeled contraptions down Main Street. The weather on Saturday, March 1, was downright chilly, but sunny. The Bed Race was just one of the many events [...]

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