Saturday, December 3, 2016

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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Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Gail Heinsohn On Saturday, November 19, the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Food Club invites everyone to its annual free community Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is free to attend. It runs from 4:30 to 6 pm. in the cafeteria of the high school, at 14665 Route 22 in New Lebanon. Take-outs are also […]

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A Year-End Miscellany Of Business For The Board

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint With the exception of a new spirit of cooperation between the New Lebanon Town Board and its fire department, and the resignation of the Town’s representative to the Columbia County Office for the Aging, it was a quick and relatively uneventful Town Board meeting on Tuesday, November 8.

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Adopt A Serviceman Memorial Crosses At Maple Grove

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Gail Smith If you have driven by Maple Grove Cemetery on Hill Road in Hoosick Falls recently, you have probably noticed an American Flag and some crosses that are being displayed fairly close to the road. In May of this year, Voice of a Vet kicked-off our Adopt a Serviceman program, the second phase […]

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Petersburgh Chef Recognized

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Mary Lou Walters William Sheridan, an eighth generation, lifetime resident of Petersburgh, is recognized as an exceptional chef in the October/November edition of the prestigious “The Country and Abroad Magazine.” Some of his Great Game Dishes that he prepares at the Gala restaurant at the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown, MA are featured.

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St. Mary’s Academy Students Visits the Homeless

November 17, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Donna Cuddihy Sixth grade students at St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls traveled to the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood in Albany to visit guests staying in the emergency shelter at Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH).

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John Faso Downs Zephyr Teachout To Keep 19th Congressional District In Republican Control

November 11, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque It was one of the most hotly contested races in the nation in the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and one of the most expensive. 

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