Thursday, December 18, 2014

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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2014 Eastwick Election Results

November 7, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint The General Election race for Governor reflected the earlier results of the Democratic Primary in which Governor Cuomo won against Zephyr Teachout statewide but did poorly in the Eastwick area and in upstate generally. In Tuesday’s election Cuomo defeated Republican challenger Rob Astorino taking 54% of the vote. All of the Eastwick [...]

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Evergreen Farm Of Petersburgh Named The 2013 Conservation Farm Of The Year

October 17, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer Last month the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution honoring the Evergreen Farm in Petersburgh for being the recipient of the 2013 Conservation Farm of the Year Award presented by the Rensselaer County Soil and Water Conservation District. The resolution says that David and Leslie Green are honored for being true caretakers [...]

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Local Women Of Distinction

October 3, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Senator Kathy Marchione’s Office and Erin Clary, BCSD On Wednesday, September 24, Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) hosted her 2014 Women of Distinction ceremony at the historic Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs to honor the accomplishments of 15 local Women of Distinction from across Saratoga, Rensselaer, Washington and Columbia Counties.

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Final DEA Drug Drop Off Was Saturday

October 3, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced that it will no longer conduct Drug Drop Off Days. The Agency is working on plans for unused prescription drugs to be turned in at pharmacies, hospitals and other facilities instead.

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Don’t Eat Me!

September 26, 2014 Leave a Comment 

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