This three foot diameter weather balloon was raised to a height of 141 feet above the Levy property on Cherry Plain Hill Road last week so residents could judge the impact of the cell phone tower proposed by Verizon for that location. Just imagine a tower from the balloon to the ground. Neighbors have serious concerns about health issues and about losing the rural character of the area. Photo courtesy of Julie Harrell.
Archives for January 2009
by Alex Brooks
The real estate market in this area has clearly pulled back in 2008 from the boom years of 2005 to 2007. Prices are down a bit from their peaks at the top of the boom but in general seem to be above the five year average and higher than they were in 2004. While we can’t yet say that the market has stabilized, we might be able to characterize it as moving toward stabilization. All of the realtors consulted for this story reported an uncharacteristic flurry of activity in January, which seems to bode well for climbing out of the doldrums of 2008 in the coming year.
On January 20 U.S. Housing Secretary Steven C. Preston gave the Agency’s highest honor to Dave Sadowsky, Architect P.C. of Petersburgh for his design of the Universal Design/Green/Affordable Housing Prototype Home in Schenectady, NY. [Read more…] about Petersburgh Architect Wins Nation’s Highest Award For Excellence In “Green” Housing
Gift Used To Provide Activity Equipment For Mentoring And The Youth Center
And Ice Fishing Contest Results
Grafton Lakes State Park held its 24th Annual Winter Festival and Ice Fishing contest on Saturday, January 24. A full schedule of family oriented events and some bright winter sunshine drew an estimated 2,500 patrons to the day’s festivities. The Park reports this is the highest turnout in the last several years.
by Judith Radford
Monday night’s regular meeting of the Grafton Planning Board was focused specifically on the proposed 37 lot major subdivision by Stonybrook Land, LLC, now known as The Lake at Sylvan Way, and what progress had been made to address many of the issues raised at the Public Hearing in October 2008. [Read more…] about Grafton Stalls Stonybrook Subdivision
by David Flint
Next week it’s off to sunny Florida for Kevin Miller. Stephentown’s long time and very popular Postmaster is retiring from the US Postal Service as of Saturday and plans to take a well earned vacation away from the ice and snow. [Read more…] about Stephentown Losing Popular Long Time Postmaster
January 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm
by Bea Peterson
The bagel shop on John St. in Hoosick Falls is open again. [Read more…] about Bagel & Brew Cafe Open On John St.