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Fundraiser helps farm family rise from the ashes

January 28th, 2015 No comments

After learning that Clintondale apple farmers Martin and Georgette Zimmerman lost their cold storage and packing facility in a recent devastating fire, residents in the area opened their hearts and wallets at a fundraiser that was held for them on Saturday night at Primos Bar & Grill in Clintondale. Read more…

Plattekill approves resolution against pipeline

January 28th, 2015 No comments

Last week the Plattekill Town Board approved a resolution calling upon the New York State Thruway Authority and the New York Department of Transportation to reject the use of the Thruway right of way for two, side by side underground pipelines: one that would bring crude oil from the Port of Albany south to a refinery in Linden, New Jersey and a second to return refined oil products back north. The Pilgrim Pipeline Company LLC is in the very early stage of planning the exact pipeline route and has not yet submitted a formal application to the Thruway Authority for their project. Read more…

Vineyard Commons developer indicted

January 21st, 2015 No comments

Developer Michael Barnett, 43, of Hopewell Junction has been indicted for his involvement in the Vineyard Commons senior housing project in Highland. Read more…

Keeping the faith

January 21st, 2015 No comments

“We are not here to resist. We are here to work together,” said Tom Schroeder, Saint James Parish trustee and commander of American Legion Post 124, after a special Mass held on Saturday night. Read more…

Marlboro appoints interim superintendent

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

The Marlboro Board of Education last week approved the appointment of Joseph DiLorenzo as interim superintendent of schools, following the resignation of former Superintendent Ray Castellani. Read more…

Plattekill replaces recreation director

January 13th, 2015 2 comments

The Plattekill Town Board chose not to reappoint William Farrell to his position of Recreation Director at the board’s reorganization meeting last week. Supervisor Joe Croce said the board, upon the advice of counsel, was not going to comment on the reason for their action because it was a personnel matter. He did say the attorney pointed out that the recreation director is an appointed position “and we make the decision to appoint or not to appoint. In this case the decision not to reappoint.” Read more…

Highland projects library costs at $4.8 million

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

On Monday, the Highland Library board announced that their proposed 10,250-square-foot library will cost $4,855,433. It is being slated for a 2.16-acre site on Elting Place, opposite the St. Augustine’s School. Read more…

Gibson to retire after third term

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

As he was sworn into Congress for a third time on Tuesday, Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) is also making plans to leave Washington. Read more…

Italian marketplace opens in Highland

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

This month il Mercato (the marketplace) opened in the Town of Lloyd, selling in small quantities or in bulk, a wide variety of imported and domestic Italian foods; fresh pasta and tomato sauces, an assortment of olives and olive oils, parmesan, cacao cavallo and ricotta cheeses, Italian spices and vinegars, frozen meat, vegetables and fish, dry and canned beans as well as aluminum trays, plates and foil, plastic utensils, cups and plates. Il Mercato is located at 85 North Road and is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more…

Son charged with killing father, alleges sexual abuse

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

On Monday at a preliminary hearing in Town of Marlborough Justice Court, alleged sexual abuse appears to be what led Clintondale resident Nicholas Pascarella Jr., 39, to kill his father Nicholas Pascarella Sr., 67, with a wooden baseball bat last Saturday afternoon. Read more…

Castellani resigns

December 24th, 2014 Comments off

Last Thursday the Marlboro Board of Education announced that Ray Castellani resigned his position as superintendent of schools, which the board unanimously accepted. Castellani’s last date of employment with the district is Jan. 11, 2015. Read more…

Highland refines library plans

December 24th, 2014 Comments off

In 2015 the Highland Library will celebrate their 100th birthday. They are also in the midst of developing plans for a new library; a 10,250-square-foot rectangular shaped building on a 2-acre site on Elting Place opposite the St. Augustine’s School. The price tag for the proposed library is estimated at $4.5 million, with the project architect aiming to keep it from topping the $5 million mark. Read more…

Firefighter benefits program approved

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

On Dec. 9 Highland voters approved an upgrade of the fire department’s benefits program, known as LOSAP – Length Of Service Award Program-by a vote of 60 to 5. This moves the program from a 20-year to 30-year basis and members are eligible upon reaching the age of 60. Read more…

Plattekill officers honored at year-end dinner

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

In 2007, Plattekill Police Chief Joseph Ryan initiated an annual awards dinner to highlight special accomplishments of members of his department and to thank all of the men and women who serve and protect the citizens of the Town of Plattekill throughout the year. Read more…

Milton library hosts annual holiday tree lighting

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

On Sunday afternoon, Santa paid a visit to the Sarah Hull Hallock Library in Milton, bringing holiday cheer to kids of all ages. Santa had to be on his way early but singer/guitarist Gina Samardge was on hand to entertain the children with holiday songs and stories. Read more…