Calling all kids! Come and shop for your parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles. The elves have been bringing lots of gifts to Cheney Library. As soon as you pick them out they will be wrapped and a gift tag put on ready for giving. The Holiday Shop is for all children and will be open Saturday, December 3 at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls, NY from 9 am to 1 pm. All gifts are between 50 cents and $1. This is the same day as the First Saturday Book Sale. So be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer to shop locally.
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All are invited to Stephentown’s fifth annual Community Tree Lighting and Carol Sing-Along to be held at 6 pm on Sunday, December 11 at the Veterans Park. Caroling will be led by Town Supervisor Larry Eckhardt and Edie Beach. Refreshments and socializing will follow at the Town Hall on Grange Hall Road.
The event is organized by the Stephentown Seniors. For more information call Cathy Lawless at 733-6508
submitted by Brian Bushner
Hoosick Falls High School Sophomore Lillian Hickey will represent her school at next year’s HOBY state leadership seminar.
HOBY, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation, hosts weekend seminars for high school sophomores across the country each spring. The students are chosen by their high schools for their leadership abilities. [Read more…] about Hoosick Falls Student Wins HOBY Award
This year Operation Christmas Cookie is starting its ninth year of sending packages of homemade cookies to troops overseas during the holiday!
Operation Christmas Cookie is coordinated by Boy Scout Pack 6064 and Daisy Troop 1227. It was originally begun in 2007 by Suzanne Fitzpatrick whose son was then stationed in Kandahar. [Read more…] about Operation Christmas Cookie At The HAYC3 Armory
State Will Pay Another 6 Months Of Water Bills
by Alex Brooks
Supervisor Webster said the services of Barton & Loguidice (B&L) have been essential to progress the Town has made in dealing with the PFOA issue, and as they get deeper into the process of implementing the recently signed Consent Order, they will be needed just as much. [Read more…] about Petersburgh Town Board Hires B&L For Another $30K
The Hoosick Falls Central School took a total of 270 water samples on September 24 building-wide from classroom sinks, drinking fountains, and other taps, to be tested for lead levels in the water. The samples were collected by BOCES under the supervision of Paul Baker, the HFCSD Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. [Read more…] about Hoosick Falls District Has 22 Taps Above The 15 ppb Threshold
by Alex Brooks
At its School Board meeting on November 16, New Lebanon Central School District announced that it has received results of lead testing for the Walter B Howard Elementary School. Of the 98 water outlets tested, 19 tested above the 15 parts per billion threshold established by NY State. [Read more…] about Elementary School In New Lebanon Has 19 Taps Above The 15 ppb Threshold
by Thaddeus Flint
Water from the High School/Middle School and the Elementary School in the Berlin School District has tested positive for lead, it was reported at the Tuesday, November 15 School Board meeting.
According the District’s Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, Cyril Grant, 17 of 39 samples from the Elementary School and 34 of 94 samples at the High School/Middle School came back with lead amounts higher than the New York State accepted level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). [Read more…] about Berlin District Has 51 Taps Above The 15 ppb Threshold
By Doug La Rocque
By unanimous vote, the Town Board moved the preliminary budget to the final spending plan with a 3% tax increase, or $1.31 per thousand of assessed valuation. The budget calls for $1.2 million in spending, with increases in Buildings, Youth Programs, Supervisor’s Secretary and Employee benefits, offset by revenue increases in County Sales Tax, Time Warner Franchise Fees, Youth Programs and a transfer of $10,600 from the Unexpended Fund Balance. [Read more…] about Grafton Town Board Gives Final Approval To 2017 Budget
By Doug La Rocque
At its November 8 meeting, the Rensselaer County Legislature took action on a variety of topics. One of the most notable was a resolution that requested State review of potential abuse of Medicaid-funded ambulance transport. The legislation states the County has learned from various emergency service providers of “chronic callers,” who while receiving public assistance and Medicaid, call for ambulance transport on numerous occasions for issues that are not life-threatening or serious medical emergencies. [Read more…] about Rensselaer County Legislative Action