Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Grafton Korean War Veteran Honored By County

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature and County Executive Kathy Jimino gathered earlier this month to pay homage to Irv Mason, who served his country in the Korean War, and his town for many years as a Highway Superintendent and Town Councilman. 

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American Cancer Society To Honor Officer Nick Colaneri

May 19, 2016 Leave a Comment 

2016 Hero of Hope Award Given At First Ever Red, White & Blue Party Nick Colaneri of the Troy Police Department for his courageous battle with cancer, his commitment to keeping our community safe and to the American Cancer Society, at its first ever Red, White & Blue Party on June 24 at Saratoga National […]

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Rensselaer County Selected By State For Four Farmland Protection Projects; Brings Total to 5,000 Acres Protected

May 19, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Rich Crist Efforts to protect farmland and open space in Rensselaer County received a significant boost with funding by New York State of four important preservation projects, Rensselaer County Legislature Majority Leader Ken Herrington announced.

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Former WCW Building In Hoosick Falls Purchased

May 12, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Doug La Rocque At its May 10 meeting, The Rensselaer County legislature unanimously approved the sale of the former WCW building at 1 Mechanic Street to the 1150 Scottsville Rd LLC for $140,000.  They plan to move Trojan Steel from its current location at 62 Factory Hill in North Hoosick.  Raymond J. Benoit III […]

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The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio Established At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 12, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Rensselaer receives $500,000 gift from The Lemelson Foundation to honor and memorialize legendary teacher and mentor with state-of-the-art studio for student inventors and entrepreneurs Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., has announced that the Institute has received a significant gift from The Lemelson Foundation to establish the Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio, reinforcing […]

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Jimino: 850 Pounds Of Potentially Dangerous Prescription Medication Disposed Of Through Collection Program

May 12, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by James Gordon Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino has released the results of the 2016 Prescription Drug Take Back Day event within Rensselaer County. The County, in conjunction with its Underage Drinking Coalition and participating law enforcement agencies throughout the County, and the DEA’s office, participated in a prescription medication collection initiative on […]

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Brown’s Brewing Hires New Kitchen Manager For Troy And Hoosick Falls

May 5, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Brown’s Brewing Company is pleased to introduce Melissa Doney Sheridan, CEC as the new kitchen manager for both the Troy and Hoosick Falls taprooms. Doney Sheridan joins the team at an exciting time in the company’s nearly 25 year history in the region.

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Kinder Morgan Suspends Work On Northeast Direct Gas Pipeline

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint “The NED is dead.” That was the word last week from Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP) co-founders Robert Connors and Becky Meier after Kinder Morgan announced that the Northeast Direct Pipeline had been “suspended.”

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The Careless Toss Of A Cigarette May Be The Cause Of A Large Fire In The Woods Along The Grafton-Pittstown Line

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

More Than 100 Firefighters Respond  To A Blaze In The Grafton Woods By Doug La Rocque It took more than 100 firefighters from 14 different Rensselaer County departments nearly six hours to extinguish a woods and brush fire burning on state land off Edelmann Lane, mostly in the Town of Grafton near the Pittstown line.  […]

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ASA Seeks Pre-Applications For Farmland Protection Grants

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is accepting pre-applications from farmers in Washington and Rensselaer counties that wish to apply to the state farmland protection program.  Pre-applications are due by Friday, May 13 to ASA’s office.

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