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Future of playground still up in the air

June 24th, 2015 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Mistake on the bench

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Lloyd Town Justices Eugene Rizzo and Terry Elia appeared before the Town Board last week to explain why they failed to follow the town procurement policy when they obtained a court administration grant to install security cameras in the courtroom. Read more…

Cell tower plan goes before Planning Board

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

The Marlborough Planning Board held a public hearing on Monday on a proposed cell tower by AT&T. The company has two signed lease agreements for tower location – with the Marlboro School District above the high school ball fields and on property owned by Supervisor Stephen Osborn at 10 Ann Kaley Lane. In their initial application AT&T chose the Osborn property as their optimal choice to meet their coverage objectives. Read more…

Switch failed on vehicle that injured employee

June 2nd, 2015 1 comment

On the afternoon of Oct. 30, 2014 Marlboro School District employee Tim Pezzo sustained serious injuries to his head and face after he was run over by a school utility vehicle. Read more…

Hearing set for cell tower in Marlboro

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…