Friday, September 30, 2016

Patriot Ruckmarchers Show Their Support For Veterans In Need

September 29, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Whether it was nearly 25 miles or the shorter 10-mile route, members of our country’s military, both past and present, and residents of the Capital Region proved for the third year in a row how important it is to support our veterans in need. 

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Drones Coming Back To Stephentown!

September 25, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint The Autumn 2016 Feat Meet hosted by NEFPV at Gardner’s Field will run from Friday to Sunday October 7 to 9. Last year’s very successful and popular North American FPV Meet was also held at Gardner’s.

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Rensselaer County Legislature Approves Three Resolutions About The PFOA Crisis

September 22, 2016 Leave a Comment 

  By Doug La Rocque “The PFOA issue has disrupted the lives of many residents in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, and these residents need some measure of relief and attention.” It was with these words that Rensselaer County Legislative Chairman Stan Brownell introduced three resolutions at last Wednesday night’s legislative meeting.

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Cottage Industries

September 15, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The September meeting of the Taconic Valley Historical Society of Petersburgh and Berlin will be on the Cottage Industries of the Taconic Valley. Everyone is invited to bring stories and pictures to share of the in-home family businesses that their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents ran to make that extra income for the family. The meeting […]

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An Up And Down Week For Berlin Soccer Teams

September 15, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque The Annual New Lebanon High School Soccer Tournament was the highlight of this past week for both the Boys and Girls teams, with each squad finishing in third place.

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Service Dedicated To All Who Lost Their Lives On 9-11

September 15, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley A 9/11 Memorial Parade and Service was held on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Hoosick Falls. A parade began at the Hoosick Falls Firehouse, went down Main Street and ended at Wood Park. The parade consisted of area first responders and their equipment, Boy and Girl Scouts, bagpipers, clergy, politicians, American Legion […]

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Many Questions Answered At PFOA Meeting

September 8, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks The C-8 Group in Petersburgh held a very successful meeting on PFOA issues on Tuesday September 6 at the PVMCC. There was a large panel of experts there, including DEC Region 4 Director Keith Goetz and three others from DEC, three from NYS Dept. of Health, two from the EPA, and four […]

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State Senate Hearing On PFOA Exposes Conflict Between NYS DOH and USEPA

September 8, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said at the State Senate Hearing held at the Hoosick Falls Central School High School auditorium that the State has spent $25 million already responding to the PFOA crisis and expects over the next ten years to spend another 50 million. He said his goal is to make […]

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Stateline Riders Host Race

September 8, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Steve Bradley Steve Surdam, Jr. takes the checkered flag in his event. Surdam finished in 14th place in his class and 54th out of 120 overall, about nine minutes behind the leader in the 1½ hour race.

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Francis Slams Marchione For Response To PFOA Crisis

September 8, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Democratic Candidate for the 43rd State Senate District Shaun Francis held a brief press conference prior to the State Senate hearings on PFOA in which his opponent Kathy Marchione took a prominent role. He spoke in front of a newly-unveiled billboard next to the Falls Diner that shows Marchione offering a dirty […]

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