Monday, May 2, 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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A 19.56 Million Dollar Budget Proposal To Go Before The Berlin School District Voters In May

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

By Doug La Rocque After several meetings to discuss and make changes to the 2016-17 School Budget proposal set forth by Superintendent Dr. Stephen Young, the full board last Tuesday night gave its unanimous approval to the spending plan that calls for a 0.59% increase in taxes. 

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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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General Ulysses S. Grant Comes To Stephentown

April 28, 2016 Leave a Comment 

General Ulysses S. Grant, in the person of Steve Trimm, will visit the Stephentown Historical Society on Monday, May 2.  Trimm will portray General Grant recalling his life … family, Civil War, and Presidency. 

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Stephentown Town Board Action

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Stephentown Assessor MacVeigh Will Retire by Thaddeus Flint It was an eventful night at the April 18 Board meeting in Stephentown Monday, with three new laws enacted, the announcement of the Assessor’s retirement, and a letter of resignation from his wife.

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Stephentown, Berlin Fire Department Open House And Recruiting Day

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Two valley Volunteer Fire Departments will hold a coordinated open house and recruitment drive at their fire stations Saturday, April 23.  The event will allow the fire departments a chance to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer. 

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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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SVFD Texas Hold’em Tournament 

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday April 23 in the Stephentown Fire Hall, at 35 Grange Hall Road in Stephentown. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and close at 6 pm. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.

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Calling All Veterans!

April 21, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The Veterans of Stephentown are hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 4 at 6 pm at the Fire Hall on Grange Hall Road. We invite our fellow veterans to come and see what our organization is doing. If you are already a member and haven’t been to a meeting lately – come on back!

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News Is All Good At Berlin Schools Budget Meeting

April 14, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Alex Brooks Dr. Stephen Young, Superintendent of the Berlin Central School District presented his “Superintendent’s Budget” at a “Round Table” meeting of the Berlin School Board. The projected spending in his budget is $19,403,315, which is an increase over last year’s budget of 1.59%, or $303,324.

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