Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stephentown Town Board Action – First Section Of Corkscrew Rail Trail Is Open

May 21, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Business at the Stephentown Town Board meeting on the evening of Monday, May 18 was pretty routine, but Bev McClave, reporting for the Corkscrew Rail Trail Association, did have some news. After years of meetings, the Association is announcing that a section of the Trail is now open to the public.

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Fire Department Community-Wide Recruiting Day Was A Success

April 30, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Bob Adler For the first time, Stephentown, Berlin and Grafton fire departments combined efforts in their annual April recruitment drive. Since the recruitment target is the generation now coming of age, the firemen focused their publicity efforts on Berlin High School, in addition to publicity in The Eastwick Press. 

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Women Artisans Of Stephentown

April 30, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Stephentown’s Heritage Center last weekend became an impressive showcase for local gifted artisans – the Women Artisans of Stephentown Showcase. This was not a sales event but rather intended to let people know about just a sample of the many talented creators of arts and crafts that reside in this small town.

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Opposes Gas Pipeline

April 23, 2015 1 Comment 

by David Flint Fulfilling a pledge made by Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt at a public hearing last month, the Stephentown Town Board on Monday passed a resolution declaring their “strong opposition” to the construction of Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline through the Town of Stephentown.

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Arts And Artisan Showcase For The Talented Women of Stephentown

April 16, 2015 Leave a Comment 

If you have ever attended a Stephentown pot luck supper, you are well aware of the culinary skills of Stephentown women. However, the talents of Stephentown women extend far beyond the kitchen.

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Stephentown Historical Society Hears About The Erie Canal

April 9, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint “Low bridge, everybody down!” Not just a song, those bridges on the Erie Canal really were that low, built low to save on cost. The canal boats just barely squeaked through underneath, and if you were sitting on deck, it was worth your life to heed the call of the Steersman.

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Erie Canal History At Stephentown Heritage Center

April 2, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Tom Ragosta, Watervliet City Historian, will give an illustrated talk on the Erie Canal on Monday, April 6 at 7:30 pm at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26),  Stephentown.  The building is handicapped accessible.  

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Resounding Opposition In Stephentown To Kinder Morgan Pipeline

March 27, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint A Town Board public hearing on the proposed Kinder Morgan proposed Northeast Direct Pipeline drew a maximum crowd to the Stephentown Fire Hall Monday evening. When 256 people had entered the hall, the doors were closed. About a dozen more were allowed to enter later as the same number exited early. About [...]

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Larry Eckhardt Caps Ten Years With Farm Viability Institute

March 27, 2015 Leave a Comment 

  by David Flint If farming in New York State is still thriving, despite loss of farms and rapidly changing opportunities and challenges, much of the credit goes to the New York Farm Viability Institute. One of the instigators and driving forces behind that organization has been Larry Eckhardt of Stephentown’s Kinderhook Creek Farm. Eckhardt [...]

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Local Poets To Read At New Lebanon Library

March 27, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Local poets Trina Porte and Howard Kogan will perform selected readings of their work at on Saturday, April 4, at 1 pm at the New Lebanon Library. The readings will be followed by an Open Mic session during which audience members will be encouraged to share their own poetry. Light refreshments will follow.

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