Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gundrum Lumber Sells 927 Acres Of Land To The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque The environmental conservation organization completed the acquisition of the large tract of land off Stuffle St. in Grafton extending into Pittstown on December 22 2016 for the purchase price of $650,000.

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Laughing Earth Farm In Brunswick Protected From Development

January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Teri Ptacek The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and Scenic Hudson are pleased to announce the permanent protection of the 175-acre Laughing Earth Farm in the Town of Brunswick.

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Grafton Councilwoman Kirchner Joins Marchione And McLaughlin For Swearing In Ceremonies

January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Rensselaer County Republicans held the event at the County Legislative Chambers on New Year’s Day, with both State Senator Kathy Marchione and Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin touching on issues that hit home with Eastern Rensselaer County.

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2016 Rosekrans Memorial Award

December 23, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Rensselaer County Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced that this year’s Rosekrans Award will be given to Patrick Michel. He was nominated and elected by the Rensselaer County 4-H Cattle Clubs. 

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Agricultural Stewardship Association Receives $2.4 Million Grant From New York State To Protect 1,543 Acres In Local Area

December 8, 2016 Leave a Comment 

On November 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $2.4 million in funding through the state Farmland Protection Program has been awarded to the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA).

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Rensselaer County Legislature

December 8, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Rensselaer County Legislature Unanimously Adopts 2017 Budget By Doug La Rocque By a vote of 17-0, the County Legislature approved the 338.6-million-dollar spending plan that calls for a 1.4 % increase in the property tax levy.

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Petersburgh Town Board Hires B&L For Another $30K

November 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

State Will Pay Another 6 Months Of Water Bills by Alex Brooks Supervisor Webster said the services of Barton & Loguidice (B&L) have been essential to progress the Town has made in dealing with the PFOA issue, and as they get deeper into the process of implementing the recently signed Consent Order, they will be […]

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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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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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