Sunday, April 20, 2014

Berlin’s Elm Street Bridge Replacement Ready To Go

April 11, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer Four resolutions relating to the project for the replacement of the bridge on County Road 38, Elm Street in Berlin, over the Little Hoosic River were passed unanimously at the regular meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature on Tuesday. The bridge replacement is eligible for funding that calls for the apportionment of [...]

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Hoffman Found Guilty In Baker Death

April 11, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint The jury in the trial of Brendan Hoffman, the 22 year old Stephentown man accused of manslaughter and homicide charges, as well as leaving the scene of a 2012 accident, found Hoffman guilty on 12 counts last Friday. The guilty charges include vehicular manslaughter and homicide. Three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide [...]

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Hoffman’s Fate In Hands Of Jury

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint The fate of Brendan Hoffman, the 22 year old Stephentown man accused of manslaughter and homicide charges, as well as leaving the scene of a 2012 accident, now lies in the hands of the jury. The trial, which began on March 25, wrapped up with closing arguments at the Rensselaer County Court [...]

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County Moves To Take Hoosick Falls Property By Eminent Domain

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer At its regular meeting on March 11, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution that will break the deadlock at the former WCW, Inc. property at 1 Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls. In February of 2011 the County commenced an in rem tax proceeding against the property, owned by JW Realty and [...]

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NYSDOT Schedules Route 22 Repaving

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In a letter dated February 25, Acting Regional Director of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sam Zhou responded to the Rensselaer County Legislature’s letter of February 3 prioritizing improvements to New York State routes within the County. Zhou’s letter says, “In consideration of your letter and after careful consideration [...]

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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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Open Burning Banned Between March 15 and May 15

March 7, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Rik McClave The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) implemented a new open burning regulation that took effect in October 2009. As part of that regulation no open burning is permitted between March 15 and May 15 each year. The regulation also specifies what can and cannot be burned.

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Helen Ellett Honored By County

February 28, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The Valentine’s Day Birthday Celebration scheduled for February 14 at the Grafton Senior Center had to be postponed because of a snowstorm that made traveling almost impossible. The celebration was held on Friday, February 21, however, with balloons, a great dinner, birthday cake and table favors in honor of anyone celebrating a [...]

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Half A Century! Wes Edwards Honored

February 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer Wesley Edwards of Stephentown and his family came into the well of the Rensselaer County Legislature on Tuesday to be presented with a copy of the resolution passed by the Legislature last month honoring him for having served as Stephentown Town Justice for 50 years.

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The County Commends Stephentown’s Wes Edwards For His Fifty Years On The Bench

January 17, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In an extremely brief meeting, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed only three resolutions that directly related to eastern Rensselaer County. They began the meeting by honoring Wesley Edwards for his 50 years as Town Justice in Stephentown. They also approved a contract with the Agricultural Stewardship Association which manages Rensselaer County’s Farmland [...]

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