Stephentown – Howard Leibensperger, 95, passed away on April 23, 2022 in North Providence, RI. Born in Tampico, Mexico on July 29, 1926, Howard grew up in The Hague, The Netherlands, speaking both English and Dutch. He was the son of Raymond and Bertha Leibensperger, who raised their family in different parts of the world through Raymond’s job in the oil industry. The family eventually returned to New Jersey, where Howard graduated from Montclair High School. In 1944, Howard took college classes at the Virginia Military Institute, and in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a battery clerk in Germany in the immediate aftermath of WWII. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1947. From then until his retirement in the early 1990s, Howard worked as an auto mechanic. [Read more…] about Howard Leibensperger – Obituary
Stephentown – Ruth Elizabeth Devlin, 88, a resident of Stephentown for over 50 years and recently of Mannsville, New York, passed away on April 9, 2022, after a brief illness, surrounded by loving family members. She was married for 67 years to the late Vincent S. Devlin, who passed away November 26, 2020.
Ruth was born in Jamaica, Queens, NYC on February 11, 1934. She was the only child of the late Kurt O. Krell and Elizabeth P. Mueller Krell. [Read more…] about Ruth E. Devlin – Obituary
A mobile home park in Stephentown has been cited for exceeding the state maximum contaminant level for PFOA, the Rensselaer County Health Department announced today.
The Mountain View Park public water system has a level of 10.75 parts per trillion at well 1 and a level of 12.5 ppt at well 2. The state maximum contaminant level as outlined in state Sanitary Code is 10 parts per trillion.
Located on State Route 22, the Mountain View Park includes approximately 80 mobile homes.
A written notification has been sent to residents in all mobile homes in the large park regarding the discovery of the elevated PFOA level, said county health officials.
“We have taken the necessary action to inform residents of the situation and to provide owners of Mountain View Park with steps to improve the situation,” said Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas.
“The town has been informed of the situation at Mountain View, and is working with the county and other parties to protect public health. We will work jointly with the county to provide more information to the public when it becomes available,” said Town Supervisor PJ Roder.
The steps required of Mountain View Park, as detailed in state Sanitary Code, include a public notice to all customers of the park’s water district, hiring a consulting engineer within 30 days to perform a feasibility study, and submission of the feasibility study within 90 days to the Health Department.
The Easter Party is back on Saturday, April 16 at 1 pm at the Stephentown Memorial Library. Join the festivities for games, candy crafts and a visit with the Easter Bunny, who will be escorted to the Library by the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department.
Stephentown – Hello neighbors in Stephentown. I would like to inform you of the passing of my wonderful husband, Joseph Haneke, who died at home on April 1, 2022.
In the short time that we have been here we have been so blessed by living in this beautiful Stephentown, the only Stephentown in the whole world. I would like to give many thanks to the wonderful Stephentown EMTs, who came to our home to assist my disabled husband. [Read more…] about Joseph N. Haneke – Obituary
Stephentown – Anna F. Esposito, 91, a lifelong resident of Stephentown, died Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, MA.
Anna was born in Pittsfield, MA on December 25, 1930, the daughter of the late John Esposito, Sr. and Mary Ezzo Esposito. [Read more…] about Anna F. Esposito – Obituary