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Vineyard hosts dog-rescue event

July 28th, 2015 No comments

Foster parents and rescue organizers gathered at the Nostrano Vineyards on Saturday, July 25 for a special fundraiser and adoption event. The Milton-based dog rescue organization is in need of thousands of dollars to save one of their dogs and in dire need of new foster parents and adopters. Read more…

Highland’s purse increases by $150,000

July 28th, 2015 No comments

During a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on July 21, Highland Superintendent Deborah Haab said she was glad to see the District’s budget increase by $150,000 for the upcoming school year. Read more…

Lloyd urged to get rid of billboards

July 22nd, 2015 No comments

At last week’s Lloyd Town Board meeting Jack Maguire, chairman of the Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council [ECC], commented on a proposed sign law the Town Board is considering that has a provision to allow old billboards to remain within the town. Read more…

Marlboro explains summer stipend

July 22nd, 2015 No comments

Marlboro school board President Bill Bell explained the board’s recent 4-3 vote that approved a stipend of $18,824 for teacher Jonnah O’Donnell for 26 days of summer athletic work. Read more…

Highland student to help rebuild Nepal

July 15th, 2015 1 comment

Elvis Gadtaula, a Highland High School student and member of the INTERACT club, hopes to harness the power of his community in order to rebuild a primary school in Nepal, which was left devastated after the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Read more…

Plattekill seeks to fix zoning issues

July 15th, 2015 1 comment

Tara Fitzpatrick continued to press the Plattekill Town Board for a resolution concerning the activities that are taking place on the Hurd’s Farm, which directly borders her property on Rte. 32 in Modena. For more than a year she and her husband, Mark Schiba, have been highlighting the negative impacts the farm has had upon the quality of their lives and on the value of their property. Read more…

Plattekill OKs police station addition

July 7th, 2015 Comments off

Last week Plattekill Police Chief Joseph Ryan and Sgt. William Smith gave a presentation to the Town Board on their plans to expand the town’s police station, located at 1124 Milton Turnpike in Clintondale. Read more…

Summer stipend

July 7th, 2015 Comments off

During last week’s Marlboro School Board meeting, board member Susan Horton questioned paying teacher Jonnah O’Donnell additional compensation for 26 days of summer athletic work, which touched off a series of comments from the rest of the board. This year’s summer work pay is based on O’Donnell’s rate of $724/day, which equates to $18,824 and is in addition to her regular salary. Read more…

Lloyd Republicans nominate slate

July 1st, 2015 Comments off

At Monday evening’s caucus, Lloyd Republicans selected their slate of candidates to run in the November election. Two positions were uncontested – Paul Hansut for Town Supervisor and Eugene Rizzo for Town Justice. Read more…

Milton playground closed to the public

July 1st, 2015 3 comments

After a meeting last Friday of representatives from the Town of Marlborough, the Marlboro School District and members of a citizen committee, the school district decided to shut down the playground in front of the police station while a town councilman researches the cost and feasibility of moving it slightly to the south of where it is presently located. Read more…

Future of playground still up in the air

June 24th, 2015 Comments off

Last week the Marlboro school board reaffirmed their position on the playground that is presently located in front of the town Police Department. Read more…

Marlboro hires wife of school board president

June 24th, 2015 Comments off

After a lengthy discussion, the Marlboro school board last week voted 4-2 to hire Allison Bell to a competitive Civil Service 10-month position as typist at the Elementary School library, effective May 15, 2015. The salary is $29,280, plus the choice of a health benefits package of $19,524 a year for a family and $8,976 for an individual. New hires are responsible for 20 percent of any benefits package. Read more…

Town of Plattekill Republicans select slate

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

Last Wednesday Plattekill Republicans turned out in large numbers for their party caucus to select candidates who will run in the November election. Read more…

Playground issue refuses to go away

June 17th, 2015 1 comment

The 3-2 vote by the Marlborough Town Board to move the playground that is in front of the Marlborough Police station/town hall complex to the town park continues to reverberate throughout the community. As a matter of record, the Town Board first voted 4-1 to move the playground to another town-owned property, and at a subsequent meeting the 3-2 vote was to move the playground specifically to the Cluett Schantz Park. Read more…

Playground protest

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

A vocal cross-section of Milton residents protested the board’s 3-2 decision to move the playground from its present location in front of the police station to the town park at Monday night’s meeting. During public comment they continued to urge the board to reconsider keeping the playground where it is and perhaps erecting a fence around it for safety reasons. Read more…