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Chief retires his badge

January 20th, 2016 Comments off

Bobby Troncillito has been the Marlboro Fire Chief for more years than any others who have served in the post: 36 consecutive years as Chief – and he is in his 52nd year with the company, having joined the service at 18 right out of high school. Last week he made it official and retired from his position and passed the torch to his peer, his first assistant and close friend Andy Polizzi. Read more…

Lloyd Town Board debates salaries, starting time

January 20th, 2016 Comments off

Usually town reorganization meetings go smoothly but this year, with two Democrats on the Lloyd Town Board, there were a few disagreements. Last fall Democratic Councilman Mike Guerriero was joined by another Democrat, Joe Mazzetti, bringing the board’s composition to 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Read more…

Marlborough judge retires

January 13th, 2016 Comments off

Judge Eleanor Gallagher retired at the end of December after serving the Town of Marlborough for 39 years. In 2014 the chamber at Town Hall was named the Honorable Eleanor Gallagher Courtroom. Read more…

Marlboro superintendent begins observations

January 13th, 2016 Comments off

Marlboro School Superintendent Michael Brooks gave his first report of the New Year at last week’s board of education meeting. Read more…

Back in the saddle

January 6th, 2016 Comments off

Marlborough Town Clerk Colleen Corcoran swore in the town officials on New Year’s Day at the Town Hall. In quick succession she administered the oaths of office to Al Lanzetta as Town Supervisor, Ed Molinelli and Scott Corcoran as Town Councilmen and John DeMarco as Deputy Town Supervisor, an appointed position. Judge Michael Kraiza administered the oath to new town Justice Daniel Jackson. Read more…

A new year lies ahead

January 6th, 2016 Comments off

The Town of Lloyd swore in their public officials at a ceremony on Friday morning, Jan. 1 at the firehouse on Milton Avenue. Read more…

Osborn bids farewell

December 30th, 2015 Comments off

The Town of Marlborough recently received a grant of $135,000 from the NYS Department of State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program [LWRP]. It was secured through a 2015 Consolidated Funding Application [CFA]. The money will be utilized along the entire waterfront of the town to enhance river access, revitalize the town’s hamlets, protect the character and natural resources of the town and to seek tourism opportunities. This grant, in particular, will be used for planning and identifying projects that are priorities for the community; resulting in a document that will be re-submitted to the Department of State for their approval. This will then be used to obtain funding for implementing the projects. Read more…

Brooks: changes coming from State Ed Dept.

December 30th, 2015 Comments off

Before delving into the regular Marlboro School Board meeting, the board and the public were treated to several rousing jazz selections played by a variety of musicians under the direction of teacher Matthew Gallagher. A highlight was their rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstitious.” Read more…

Plattekill racetrack seeks to stay open

December 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Last week the Plattekill Town Board, for a second time, placed the AK Farms racetrack on their agenda for discussion. Read more…

Highland taps technology to improve instruction

December 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Recently, Highland Assistant Superintendent Sarah Dudley-Lemek spoke to the school board about Curriculum Mapping that the district has been developing for three years, starting with math and the Common Core at the elementary level. She said this year they are focusing on English Language Arts [ELA]. Dudley-Lemek said mapping would make it easier for the district to make changes in the content of how and what they deliver to the students. Read more…

Global warming?

December 16th, 2015 Comments off

Unseasonably warm temperatures in recent weeks have forestalled the closing of many golf courses across the Hudson Valley for the winter. A lack of snow and temperatures in the mid 50s and even touching into the 60s have allowed courses to remain open beyond the normal end of the playing season. Read more…

Haab staying in Highland

December 16th, 2015 Comments off

On December 1, the Highland school board approved a three-year extension of Superintendent Deborah Haab’s contract through June 30, 2019. Read more…

The right to bear arms

December 8th, 2015 Comments off

Days after the tragic shootings last week in California, Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum is urging all licensed gun owners in his county to carry their weapon. Read more…

Plattekill denies consent to Pilgrim Pipeline

December 8th, 2015 Comments off

Supervisor Joe Croce informed the public that the developer of the Pilgrim Pipeline is in the process of moving the project forward. The company is proposing to construct a 178-mile, dual underground pipeline system that will send and return crude and refined oil products between Albany, NY and Linden, NJ. Preliminary estimates indicate that 200,000 barrels per day will traverse in both directions. Read more…

Approval needed for Milton sewer district

December 2nd, 2015 Comments off

The Marlborough Town Board approved a resolution last week authorizing Supervisor Stephen Osborn to submit an application to the NYS Comptroller’s Office seeking their approval to permit the town to establish Extension #1 of the Milton Sewer District. Read more…