Monday, March 2, 2015

Settlement Of Route 7 Propane Truck Accident

February 19, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer On March 28, 2011, a tractor trailer truck carrying a load of propane, veered off State Route 7, crashed down an embankment, caught on fire and came to rest in Shingle Hollow Brook in the Town of Hoosick. The accident required the long term deployment of County personnel and required the diverting [...]

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Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Seeks To Develop Trail Network

February 19, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Seeks Public Input At Workshop On March 5  The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, in partnership with the Hudson River Greenway, has embarked on an exciting new project to develop a vision for a region-wide, multi-user trail network that will not only serve the immediate Plateau communities but will hopefully someday connect to other trail networks beyond [...]

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Public Forums Scheduled on Major Gas Pipeline in Southern Rensselaer County

February 6, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Rich Crist Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature are helping inform residents about upcoming public forums on a major gas pipeline proposed to be routed through southern Rensselaer County.

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4-H Holds Year End Awards Event

February 6, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Rensselaer County 4-H recently held their 4-H Horse Program Year End Recognition event hosted by the Jogging Juniors 4-H Club and held at the Poestenkill Fire House.  Thank you to the Poestenkill Firehouse for lending their outstanding facility.  Below are some special Year End Awards that were presented in addition to year end completion certificates [...]

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County Legislature Commends The Hoosick Falls High School Football Team Upon A Championship Season

January 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer At the Rensselaer County Legislative meeting on January 13, District 5 Legislator, and Vice Chairman of the Legislature, Stan Brownell presented Hoosick Falls Central School Head Football Coach Ron Jones with copies of the resolution, suitably engrossed, commending the HFCS Football Team on a Championship Season. In his introduction Chairman of the [...]

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Kipper Maxon Commemorated By Rennselaer County

December 12, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The family of Maurice L. Maxon, known as Kipper, came to the well of the Rensselaer County Legislature to receive copies of the resolution passed last month commemorating Kipper’s passing.

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Rensselaer County Legislature Adopts 2015 Budget With 1.48% Tax Levy Increase

December 5, 2014 Leave a Comment 

Spending Plan Keeps Fourth Consecutive Budget Under Tax Cap submitted by Rich Crist, Majority Legislative Liaison, and Chris Meyer, Deputy County Executive The Rensselaer County Legislature voted Monday to approve the 2015 County budget. The budget is based on a spending plan that allows the budget to remain under the state tax cap for the fourth consecutive [...]

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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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Rensselaer County Legislature – Eastwick Residents Commended And Memorialized

November 14, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer The Rensselaer County Legislature held its November regular meeting on Wednesday evening instead of the usual Tuesday because of the Veterans Day Holiday. Three resolutions commending Eastwick residents for their achievements were presented as was a resolution in memory of Berlin’s Maurice L. “Kipper” Maxon. Most town supervisors, who are in the [...]

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Wesley Edwards Retirement Reception

November 7, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint “I don’t think there’s another one in the State,” said Dennis Quinn, President of the New York State Magistrates Association when presenting a 50 year service pin to Wesley Edwards. The occasion was a retirement reception held at the Stephentown Fire Hall on Sunday, November 2, to honor Edwards, who at the [...]

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