Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stephentown Fire Department Open House And Recruiting Day

April 18, 2014 Leave a Comment 

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house and recruitment drive at our fire station on Route 43 Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will allow the fire department a chance to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter.

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Hoffman Found Guilty In Baker Death

April 11, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint The jury in the trial of Brendan Hoffman, the 22 year old Stephentown man accused of manslaughter and homicide charges, as well as leaving the scene of a 2012 accident, found Hoffman guilty on 12 counts last Friday. The guilty charges include vehicular manslaughter and homicide. Three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide [...]

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Hoffman’s Fate In Hands Of Jury

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Thaddeus Flint The fate of Brendan Hoffman, the 22 year old Stephentown man accused of manslaughter and homicide charges, as well as leaving the scene of a 2012 accident, now lies in the hands of the jury. The trial, which began on March 25, wrapped up with closing arguments at the Rensselaer County Court [...]

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Public Meeting/Forum On Open Meetings Law And FOIL

April 4, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Colleen Teal, New Lebanon Town Clerk A Public Meeting/Forum will be held at the New Lebanon Town Hall on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 pm on Open Meetings Law and the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government, will be directing a public forum, open [...]

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NYSDOT Schedules Route 22 Repaving

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by Kieron Kramer In a letter dated February 25, Acting Regional Director of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sam Zhou responded to the Rensselaer County Legislature’s letter of February 3 prioritizing improvements to New York State routes within the County. Zhou’s letter says, “In consideration of your letter and after careful consideration [...]

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Bert Hager Road Bridge To be Replaced

March 21, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Bids for constructing a new bridge on Bert Hager Road were opened prior to the start of the regular Stephentown Town Board meeting on Monday. Six bids were received ranging from $248,589 from Stephen Miller General Contractors Inc. out of Mayfield, NY, up to $317,700 from New Century Construction based in Watervliet.

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The Corkscrew Rail Trail Discussed In Stephentown

March 7, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint An informational meeting was held at the Stephentown Fire Hall on Thursday, February 27, regarding the possibility of developing a multi-use recreational trail through New Lebanon and Stephentown, potentially going all the way to Bennington. Because the trail as proposed would roughly follow the route of the Corkscrew Division of the old [...]

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Open Burning Banned Between March 15 and May 15

March 7, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Rik McClave The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) implemented a new open burning regulation that took effect in October 2009. As part of that regulation no open burning is permitted between March 15 and May 15 each year. The regulation also specifies what can and cannot be burned.

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U.S. Congressman Gibson Visits Stephentown

February 28, 2014 Leave a Comment 

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Kay ten Kraft – The Glue That Holds

February 28, 2014 1 Comment 

by David Flint Kay was the glue that held this group together,” said Laurie Kimmelstiel. Apparently the glue was strong enough that the group, the Heritage Spinners and Knitters, is still thriving after the tragic death of Kay ten Kraft last June.

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