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Hearing set for cell tower in Marlboro

May 27th, 2015 No comments

The Marlborough Planning Board set a Public Hearing for 7:30 p.m. June 1 on a proposal by AT&T to build a cell tower at 10 Ann Kaley Lane in Marlboro, property owned by Town Supervisor Stephen Osborn. Read more…

Lloyd water tank to be refurbished

May 27th, 2015 No comments

Adam Litman, Lloyd administrator of Water and Sewer, informed the Town Board that his department will be refurbishing a 2 million gallon water standpipe on Illinois Mountain in late September. The tank will be taken out of service so that it can be inspected, cleaned and sandblasted. The outside will be painted and three coats of interior paint will be applied. The cost of the work is estimated at $85,000, which includes the engineering, and is expected to take a month to complete. Read more…

Marlboro adopts corrective action plan

May 20th, 2015 No comments

In the wake of a detailed audit done by the NYS Office of the Comptroller that highlighted the business activities of former Marlboro School Superintendent Ray Castellani and present Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Technology Mike Bakatsias, the Marlboro school board adopted a required Corrective Action Plan at their May 7 meeting. The document addresses what is required of individuals who are employed by the school district and establishes new policy initiatives, all of which go into effect May 30, 2015. Read more…

Highland Budget Approved

May 19th, 2015 No comments

The Highland Board of Education broke from their regularly scheduled meeting last nights to hear the results of the budget vote. Proposition one, the annual budget for the 2015-2016 school year, passed with 610 votes. Proposition two, which permits the District to purchase new buses, passed with 566 votes. Proposition three, which allows the District to start a capital reserve fund, also passed with 583 votes. Read more…

Marlborough voters approve $52 million budget

May 19th, 2015 No comments

On Tuesday, Marlborough voters approved a $52,172,173 budget for the 2015-16 school year by a vote of 693 to 252. Read more…

Town ponders fate of playground

May 13th, 2015 Comments off

Weeks after the Marlboro School District donated a playground to the Town, the Town Board is still struggling with the issue of whether it should stay or be moved from its present location in front of the police station. Read more…

Bayside project back before Marlborough

May 13th, 2015 Comments off

On March 31 Joseph Dopico, senior principal with Maser Consulting, sent a letter to Marlborough Town Supervisor Stephen Osborn reviewing key elements of a 105-unit subdivision that his client, Asher Sussman, is proposing to build on a 25-acre parcel that borders Route 9W and Purdy Avenue in Marlboro. Read more…

Highland teacher honored by Rotary Club

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

For 12 years, the Highland Rotary has chosen an individual in the community to honor the person they feel best exemplifies their central tenet; ‘Service Above Self.’ This year’s honoree was Highland English teacher AnnMarie Meisel, who was celebrated at a dinner on Saturday evening at the Casa Milanese. Read more…

Main Street Market opens in Highland

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

Chris Isolano took a chance by opening his Main Street Market in Highland in April, betting that the community will welcome and support an authentic Italian deli and convenience store. That bet seems to be paying off as there is a steady stream of foot traffic and orders all day long. When it is really busy, friend Gino Pizzillo lends a hand. Read more…

Standing up for students

April 29th, 2015 Comments off

Record numbers attended the regularly scheduled Highland Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 22. Almost every person in attendance was a member or supporter of the Highland Teacher’s Association. They came to speak to the board about their experiences proctoring the New York State exams for the past two weeks. Read more…

Marlboro adopts $52 million budget

April 29th, 2015 Comments off

The Marlboro school board has adopted a budget of $52,172,173 for the 2015-16 school year by a vote of 6-1, with board member Frank Milazzo the lone no vote. The public vote on the budget is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 in the gymnasium of the Marlboro Elementary School from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Read more…

Marlborough honors community volunteers

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Every spring at the Community Service Salute Dinner, Marlborough residents gather to honor those who have given selflessly of their time and energy to help others or have worked to make the town a better place to live for everyone. Read more…

Private airstrip causes zoning issue in Plattekill

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off

During a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the Hudson Valley Hornets approached the Plattekill Town Board with issues related to local zoning laws. Prior to the 2005 code changes, the Hudson Valley Hornets’ activities on their property at the Old Orchard Airpark were well within the limitations of local zoning laws. Now, the club claims they cannot exist under the current codes. Read more…

New schools chief

April 15th, 2015 1 comment

Last week, after considering 20 candidates in a five-month search, the Marlboro school board hired Michael Brooks as their new superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2015. Read more…

Highland Business Association is on the march

April 15th, 2015 Comments off

The Highland Business Association [HBA] is back and hard at work building bridges to bring the business community together in the Town of Lloyd. Read more…