Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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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​Earth Day Cleanup

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

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Rensselaer County Earth Day Events

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Earth Day was celebrated around Rensselaer County this past weekend.  At the Dyken Pond Environmental Center in Grafton, volunteers gathered Saturday for the annual Trails and Tales Day.

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Rensselaer County Legislature Honors Three Hoosick Area Residents At Its April Meeting

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque The late Omer Brenenstuhl, Virginia Lavin and young Luke Gillis were all presented with resolutions by legislators honoring their endeavors and contributions to the Hoosick area community.

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A Big Win For Local Towns In The Annual Battle For CHIPs Money From The State

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Last month The Eastwick Press reported on the annual March on the Capital by Highway Superintendents around the state, with this year’s theme being “local roads matter.”  At the time Grafton’s Herb Hasbrouck said the highway chiefs had abandoned their typical upstate versus downstate battle for the dollars and were taking […]

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Local Eagle Scouts Honored By Rensselaer County

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque Boy Scout Troop 222 Eagle Scouts Trevor Hall and Michael Zlotnick were honored this past week by Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, Legislative Chairman Stan Brownell and the full legislature.  Both scouts recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, which requires each youth to complete a project that benefits his community. 

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Poestenkill Historical Society Presents Feather Works

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Feathers Of The Native Americans Poestenkill Historical Society speaker Gil Payette will discuss the importance of feathers to the Native American tribes.  The feather symbolizes strength, wisdom, power, freedom and many more things. 

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Clark Art Institute Puppet-Making Class For Teens

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Master puppeteer David Lane brings his expertise to the Clark Art Institute Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22 from 9 am to 12 pm with a spring break workshop for children ages 10 to 15. Students draw inspiration from the Clark’s collection and spend the week creating their own rod puppets, an art form […]

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