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Lloyd keeps sunset provision on billboards

August 25th, 2015 No comments

After months in review, the Lloyd Town Board presented a near final draft of their proposed sign law to the public last week. The board has removed a key provision that would have allowed existing billboards to remain, seemingly in perpetuity. Because significant revisions have been made to the law, a final form will be drawn up and a public hearing will be set at a later date. Read more…

More building permit trouble for Plattekill

August 25th, 2015 No comments

James Hoppenstedt added his name to a long list of Plattekill residents awaiting help from the Town of Plattekill with a building permit issue during a regularly scheduled Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Read more…

Milton playground declared safe

August 19th, 2015 No comments

On Aug. 11 Marlborough’s Risk Assessment manager Kenneth Haverin reviewed the physical layout and location of the playground that is in front of the town hall/police station. He met with Supervisor Stephen Osborn and Councilman Allan Koenig and was apprised of the salient points surrounding the site. Haverin did not take issue with it remaining where it is and expected there would be little, if any, increase in the town’s insurance premium as a result. He suggested, however, that a waist-high fence with an automatic closing gate be placed around it to keep kids from running off of the play area. Read more…

Marlborough enlarges Planning Board

August 19th, 2015 No comments

The Marlborough Town Board has adopted Local Law No. 2 amending the Chapter 33 Planning Board Resolution. The new law, which was approved by the board at their Aug. 10 meeting, will increase Marlborough’s Planning Board to seven members from the current five. Read more…

Highland Landing Park fulfulling its promise

August 12th, 2015 Comments off

It’s less than two acres, with about another acre to the north being donated in the future, but now the Robert Shepard Highland Landing Park is starting the fulfill the promises many felt were to come with its birth. Read more…

Pagan to challenge Croce in Plattekill

August 12th, 2015 Comments off

An enthusiastic crowd of local Democrats gathered on Tuesday night in order to nominate their candidates for the fast-approaching general election to be held on Nov. 3. Read more…

Milton playground dominates agenda

August 5th, 2015 Comments off

The Milton playground still remains closed as a resolution to move it or not, along with all of the attendant liability issues, now appears to rest with lawyers and insurance agents for the town and the school district. This singular issue has commanded the Marlborough Town Board’s attention for months. Read more…

Lloyd Democrats choose slate

August 5th, 2015 Comments off

Last Wednesday, the Lloyd Democratic Party held their 2015 caucus at St. Augustine’s School gymnasium to nominate candidates who will be on the ballot on Nov. 3. Read more…

Vineyard hosts dog-rescue event

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…