Archives for December 2012
by Kieron Kramer
In January the headline in this paper said, “Berlin Municipal Center Is Reborn With Purchase Of Berlin Lumber – A New Era Begins For Berlin.” Eleven months later this is true. At the Berlin Town Board meeting on Thursday, December 13, Town Supervisor Rob Jaeger announced that the Town would take possession of the Berlin Lumber property in Cherry Plain the next day, Friday, December 14. The property will serve as a municipal center with 7 buildings which will house the Town offices and justice court facilities, a large meeting and community room, a Highway Department office and proper garage space for the Town trucks as well as rental space. [Read more…] about Berlin Takes Possession Of New Municipal Center Property
by David Flint
Stephentown will pass on buying the former elementary school property for $1. Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt said at the Town Board meeting Monday that the President of the Berlin School Board has advised him that the School District will proceed to mothball the building that was formerly the Stephentown Elementary School and the property will be put back on the market for sale. Eckhardt and Board Members had met with representatives of the School Board but could not reach agreement on transferring the property to the Town. There were too many things in the contract, Eckhardt said, that the Town could not accept. [Read more…] about Stephentown Town Board Action – Town Won’t Take Elementary School Property
by Thaddeus Flint
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the Berlin Central School District School Board, at the monthly meeting Tuesday, passed a resolution to completely evaluate the District’s security policies. The resolution passed with all in attendance in favor; Board Member Bev Stewart was absent that night.
[Read more…] about After Sandy Hook BCS To Evaluate Security
by Alex Brooks
Supervisor Siegfried Krahforst reported that he, Councilman Duane Goodermote and County Engineer Wayne Bonesteel had a meeting to evaluate proposals from engineers interested in doing the engineering work on the Broken Wheel Bridge. The existing bridge has a span of about 25 feet. The proposals being considered re-design the roadway and proposed spans range from 35 feet to 50 feet.
[Read more…] about Petersburgh Town Board Action – The Broken Wheel Bridge Project
by Kieron Kramer
There were no public hearings scheduled before the regular Grafton Planning Board on Monday, December 17, so after the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call and the acceptance of the minutes of the previous meeting, the Board moved immediately to the subdivision application of Wes Vars. Vars wants to sell to his son Joe a five acre parcel from his 96 or so acres at the top of the hill on Snyder Road.
[Read more…] about Grafton Planning Board Action – Last Complete Survey In 1794
by Bea Peterson
After the Pledge of Allegiance at the Planning Board meeting on Monday, December 17, Chairman Jim Dunigan asked for a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the tragedy of Newtown, CT. He also commented on the noise overhead as painting was underway in the building.
Planning Board Attorney Denis King told the Board he had received a letter from Michael Cusack of Verizon Wireless stating that engineer Russ Reeves had been hired to review the Verizon cell tower plans. They will report on the upgrades at next month’s meeting. The letter was put on file. [Read more…] about Hoosick Planning Board Action – December 2012
by Bea Peterson
The biggest topic of the year in the Town and Village was the Armory. The Town Board was in a quandary as to whether to purchase the building for use as the Town Hall or not. A Save the Armory Committee threw themselves into gathering information to justify making the building the Town Hall and adding uses to the building to make it feasible. There was a bidders’ conference held. Later all the RFPs were rejected by the Board. HAYC3 offered to purchase the Armory from the State for $1. [Read more…] about 2012 In Hoosick: A Look Back
Despite the passing of Rolf Sternberg on November 29, the vision of the Founding President of CiviCure will always inspire its efforts. CiviCure is a non-profit organization created to support the revitalization of Hoosick through the active stewardship of its rich heritage and rural environs and the art inspired by them.
[Read more…] about Vision Of CiviCure Founder Rolf M. Sternberg Realized For Website
by Bea Peterson
On Tuesday, December 18, the Hoosick Falls Central School Senior Chorus, directed by Ambigay Yudkoff, sang a medley of songs for the Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Club at the Club’s holiday luncheon held in the Hoosick Falls Fire House.
[Read more…] about Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Holiday Party Features HFCS Chorus