West Lebanon – Alice Cole Jones, 82, passed away on Monday, June 15 at home, with her family at her side. [Read more…] about Alice C. Jones
Archives for June 2015
Berlin – William Robert Bentley was born in Berlin, NY on February 15, 1922, to the late Eva Satterlee Bentley and Arlie Caleb Bentley. Robert, “Bob,” lived almost all his life on the farm which had been in his family since 1769. He passed into eternal life on January 13, 2015, at the Eddy Heritage House in Troy, NY. [private]
Robert Bentley was a dairy farmer and served as president of the United Dairy Cooperative. He was Town Supervisor and a volunteer fireman for the Town he loved, Berlin, NY. As a County Legislator in the early 1960s, he cast the deciding vote to build Hudson Valley Community College.
In 1963, Robert received an environmental award for establishing the first Greenbelt in Rensselaer County. Trout Unlimited was granted permission to improve trout habitat in the Little Hoosick River.
Bob enjoyed reading biographies and was a longtime member of the Berlin Historical Society. He traveled to many countries and states with his family. His wife, Eleanor Garner Bentley, predeceased him.
In 2009, with his daughter, Ann Randall, “Randi,” Bob donated Bentley Cavern to the Northeastern Caving Society.
Bob will be missed by his daughter, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Berlin, on Friday, July 3 at 10 am. Robert was a lifetime member and had served as treasurer of that church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berlin Fire Department, the Berlin 4th of July Parade Committee or to the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Berlin. [/private]
by Alex Brooks
The Board of Education and the Hoosick Falls Teachers Association (HFTA), who have been negotiating a contract renewal for about a year, have reached an agreement, and it has been approved by a formal vote of both the Board of Education and the Teachers Association. [Read more…] about Board of Education Approves Five Year Agreement With Hoosick Falls Teachers Association
by David Flint
For 250 years the farm on Osgood Road in Stephentown has been in continuous operation run by descendants of the man who started it – Captain William Douglas. Saturday, June 20 was the culmination of a three-day family reunion and celebration by the community of its oldest farm, now known as the Glendouglas Farm. [Read more…] about Glendouglas Farm Celebrates 250 Years
by Bea Peterson
At noon on Saturday, June 20, the Weir Reynolds Community Pool reopened with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam welcomed the large crowd that turned out for the event. He thanked everyone involved in the restoration of the beautiful pool, especially Richard Laberge and other members of The Laberge Group and the William L. Watson Co., that rebuilt the pool. [Read more…] about Weir-Reynolds Community Pool Ready For The Next 50 Years
by Thaddeus Flint
The mothballed elementary schools in the Towns of Grafton and Stephentown appear to be one step closer to being sold to a developer with plans to repurpose the buildings into apartments. The topic was discussed at the June 16 Berlin School Board meeting. [Read more…] about Berlin School Board Contemplates Low Bids For Closed Elementary Schools
by Alex Brooks
At its meeting on June 18, the Hoosick Falls School Board enacted the things that they had proposed in their budget. A resolution was passed to approve a Bond for the purchase of school buses in the amount of $115,000. Four new positions were created, as contemplated in the budget approved by the voters. [Read more…] about Hoosick Falls School Board Creates And Fills Four New Positions
Strawberry shortcake will star at the Thirty-fourth Annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 28, under the tent at The Berry Patch on Route 22 in Stephentown. This fund-raiser for the Stephentown Historical Society [Read more…] about Stephentown Historical Society To Hold Strawberry Festival