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.
If you are a property owner in the municipal water district or have a well with PFOA contamination.. 5 years ago a group of 8 Petersburgh citizens filed a Class Action Suit against Taconic over PFOA contamination. There has now been a $23 million settlement. If you are part of the group described above, YOU MAY QUALIFY for a share in this settlement!!! Come learn all about it!!
Mon. October 18 at 6 pm at the PVMCC, STEVE SCHWARTZ, lead counsel for the plaintiffs will speak about the settlement and lead a Q & A
COME LEARN IF YOU QUALIFY for one or more forms of settlement compensation
- property devaluation
- private well contamination
- medical monitoring
COME LEARN HOW TO FILE A CLAIM
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The attorneys representing the Petersburgh residents that filed a class action law suit against Taconic, Inc. for alleged PFOA contamination of the drinking water not only in the town’s water district, but many private wells as well, have announced a settlement with the firm for more than $23 million. Some of the money will go toward “nuisance” complaints, involving property owners and residents [Read more…] about Settlement in Petersburgh PFOA Suit
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
After 21 weeks and 4 rounds of playoffs, Champions Dale Deastyne (2-time winner) and Jeff Hull, Runner-Up Jeff Stevens and Keith Shannon, Division Runner-Ups Dave Jones/Nick Diotte and Tom Vogt Sr./Dave Vogt, other playoff teams [Read more…] about Dutchhaven Golf – Dale Dearstyne and Jeff Hull are Champions
At a joint meeting of the Brunswick Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday evening, September 23, final approval for the construction of a Hannaford Supermarket at the corner of Lord Avenue and Hoosick Road (NYS Route 7) was granted. The store is expected to open sometime in the spring, once NYS DOT installs a new traffic light at that intersection. The complete report will appear in the October 1 edition of The Eastwick Press.
Contributed by Coach Paul Slaver
A great team win from BNL varsity volleyball! The girls played as a team, moving around the court and defeating Cambridge in 3 sets. The girls kept serving up aces with 5 from Macayla Roberts and 3 from both Bailey Catlin and Ciera Jaegar. Alexis Rifenburg, Riley Smith, Acsha Bray and Jayelyn Goodermote all contributed with 1 ace a piece. Action did not stop there with 3 kills from Bailey Catlin and 2 from Ciara Jaegar, Riley Smith and Macayla Roberts. Acsha Bray and Sage Rogers continued on offense with 1 kill apiece. Defense also earned 28 digs. Keep it up girls.