Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pipeline Opponents Urge Stephentown Board To Take A Stand Against It

February 26, 2015 1 Comment 

By Thaddeus Flint The high pressure fracked-gas pipeline that the Kinder Morgan company wants to put through Stephentown was once again the major focus of discussion at the February Stephentown Board meeting on Monday. “This isn’t a public hearing,” pointed out Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt. But it might as well have been.

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Stephentown Historical Society Sponsors Program By Historian/Musician Dave Ruch

February 19, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Dave Ruch, musician and historian extraordinaire, will present an evening of historical songs of New York on Monday, March 2, 7:30 pm, at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, New York.  Ruch’s lively presentations of songs and ditties from all corners of the Empire State include the stories behind [...]

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Black River Pond Dam Poses Risk

February 12, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint Could the Dam at Cherry Plain State Park pose a risk to the proposed high pressure gas pipeline that might one day run through Stephentown? Some residents believe yes. And whether or not the pipeline ever gets built, residents living along the Black River would still like to know what might happen [...]

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Anti-Pipeline Meeting In Stephentown Is Well Attended

February 12, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted By Bill Trusiewicz Said to have been the most well attended meeting ever held in Stephentown, the Fireman’s Hall was filled with 180 folks Thursday night (February 5), many of whom voiced their distress and anger at the proposed Kinder-Morgan/Tennessee-Gas high-pressure fracked gas pipeline slated to pass through their properties and their towns.

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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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Public Forum On Gas Pipeline In Stephentown

January 30, 2015 1 Comment 

submitted by Sandra M. Nathan A public forum will be held on February 5 at the Stephentown Town Hall, 26 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, on the high pressure fracked gas pipeline proposed to follow the route of the National Grid right of way in Stephentown.

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Stephentown Town Board Remains Neutral On Gas Pipeline

January 23, 2015 1 Comment 

by David Flint The Stephentown Town Board is not at this time taking any position regarding Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline, but they are listening to citizens’ concerns and plan to stay involved. A group of Town residents associated with the Stop New York Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP) organization attended the Town Board meeting Monday [...]

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Girl Scouts Collect 500 Pounds Of Food For Local Food Pantries

January 23, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Sue Brissette Girl Scout Service Unit 154, comprising seven local girl scout troops,  worked with community organizations throughout the month of December to collect food for food pantries in Berlin, Grafton, Petersburgh and Stephentown and at the Berlin Elementary School.  Their efforts resulted in 500 pounds of donated food and several generous donations [...]

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Meeting In Nassau On High Pressure Gas Pipeline

January 16, 2015 1 Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint A high pressure gas pipeline proposed to pass through the towns of Schodack, Nassau and Stephentown drew a large crowd of concerned residents to St. Mary’s Church in Nassau last Saturday where the group Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP) was holding its first public meeting since the pipeline’s route shifted north [...]

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Stephentown Fire Department Installs Officers For 2015

January 16, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Lynn Kane, 25 year Rensselaer County EMS and Fire Instructor, returned as guest speaker for the Stephentown Fire Department’s 2015 Installation Dinner held Saturday evening, January 10.

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