Stephen Schwarz of the firm Faraci Lange spoke at an informational meeting in Petersburgh on Monday evening about the class action lawsuit against Taconic for compensation for PFOA contamination. Taconic has agreed to pay a total of $23.5 million in compensation. Those who are eligible include homeowners of houses in the Water District or houses whose wells have PFOA contamination in the water, and residents of houses with contaminated wells, whether they are owners or renters. The settlement also includes funding for [Read more…] about Petersburgh PFOA Meeting
Two More Wells in Poestenkill Test Positive For Higher than Permitted Levels of PFOA
This brings it to four, the number of private wells found to have been contaminated along with the Algonquin Middle School. No source of the contamination has been determined yet and more testing is underway. Read the complete story here.
The Town of Hoosick will Seek a Moratorium on Marijuana Sales Instead of Simply Opting Out
The Town Board wants more guidance from New York State and wishes to establish where such dispensaries may be located by adopting changes to the town zoning code. The Board plans to officially opt out of any on site consumption.
New Brunswick Budget Holds The Line on Taxes
Presented to the Town Board at their Thursday evening meeting, Supervisor Phil Herrington’s budget proposal calls for no change in the tax rate. Spending in the budget is up, but so are revenues, which allowed for the 0% tax change.
New Rensco Budget Calls for 10% Tax Cut
Delivered to the Rensselaer County Legislature on Thursday, the budget maintains the level of county services and is the fourth consecutive year County Executive Steve McLaughlin has proposed budgets that cut taxes. Read the complete story here.
Petersburgh PFOA Meeting Changed
The lead attorney in the PFOA Class Action suit settlement will meet with the public at 6 pm on Monday, October 18 at the PVMCC.
The Meet the Candidates forum, scheduled of Saturday, October 23 has been canceled.
On Friday morning, October 1, New York State conducted its final inspection and gave the new Berlin Ambulance, operated by Taconic Valley Ambulance, the go ahead. The ambulance was placed in service at midday Friday, and will begin to answer calls [Read more…] about New Berlin Ambulance is in Service