Public hearing on large Rt. 28 fabrication plant scheduled for Monday, June 21

The Bluestone Wild Forest, three miles west of Kingston off route 28, comprises 3000 acres of hemlocks and oak, laced with 29 miles of gently rolling hiking and mountain biking trails, lakes, ponds and old quarries, making it ideal for fishing, hunting, trapping, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Within its borders lies one of the only publicly accessible lakes in the Catskills, Onteora Lake, a swimming and paddling mecca for nearby Woodstock residents.
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Copake officials disappointed following Hecate Energy meeting

COPAKE – Officials from the Town of Copake were hoping to hear some positive news from leadership of Chicago-based Hecate Energy when they met with them on Thursday. Hecate wants to build a 60-megawatt solar farm at Shepherd’s Run despite objections from the town. “We tried to impress upon Hecate...
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Starbucks Shortage In Hudson Valley: How to Still Get Your Faves

Hudson Valley Starbucks customers are scrambling to find their favorite drinks thanks to a regional shortage of favorite ingredients. Starbucks is pulling many of its most popular items due to a lack of ingredients at some Hudson Valley stores. The shortage is being blamed on COVID-19 production issues and is affecting stores all over the country.
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Cuomo Launching Investigation into National Grid’s Downstate Operations

Albany, NY (77WABC) — Governor Cuomo has instructed the New York State Department of Public Service to begin an investigation into National Grid’s downstate gas business. The investigation comes after several former National Grid employees were charged in a bribery and kickback scheme involving contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.

I Publius: To sell or not to sell

Our Berkshire homes are now worth a great deal of money. A lot of people want to live here. Folks are arriving in the Berkshires from all over the place. There are many reasons for this state of affairs. Some folks are transplants from New York and other big cities. You have to wonder if all the newcomers will stay. Some will — they keep telling us they like it here. Because of our technological advances, there is really no reason to go back to the office.
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Well Loved Vintage Shop Opening New Red Hook Store

Wow, was I surprised when I went on Facebook the other day and found out that one of Red Hook’s favorite stores is taking down its sign and closing its doors. What? It’s such a great little store, how could this possibly be happening? Well it is happening, but there is also some good news to go along with this seemingly bad news.
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Auto dealer with a yuuuuuge persona: Billy Fuccillo dies at 65

ALBANY — Billy Fuccillo, an auto dealer famous throughout the Capital Region and elsewhere for TV ads that boasted of "huge" savings — a word drawn out into several syllables by the businessman as "yuuuuuuge-jahhh" — has died at age 65, according to social media posts from colleagues confirmed by WGY.
Berkshire County,

Berkshire Grown: Buy your dairy in the Berkshires

A cold glass of milk. Yogurt for your morning granola. A cheese platter shared with friends. Oh, and ice cream … This month, Berkshire Grown is celebrating everything dairy. And if those examples had you thinking of cow’s milk, don’t forget the many products that can be made with goat and sheep milk, too (mmm, chevre). As part of National Dairy Month, we’re exploring the spectrum of dairy products and dairy farms in the Berkshire region.

Salisbury Bank announces employee promotions

SALISBURY — Salisbury Bank and Trust Company has promoted the following employees:. Stacey Curtis has been promoted to vice president, branch administrator. Maria Seeley has been promoted to vice president, mortgage advisor. Dayna Cook has been promoted to assistant vice president, training manager. Dayna has been with the Bank since...
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Health Together Wins Berkshire Health Technology Challenge

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A panel of expert judges declared Health Together the winner of Lever's Berkshire Health Technology Challenge. The company, co-founded by Nicolas Boillot and Diedre Tomlinson, will use the $25,000 Challenge award to continue working on its innovative online health platform. This is Lever's third BHTC, which...

Why the rush to cram more? Because Pyramid wants it?

One line jumped out at me in the recent Enterprise article dealing with the Pyramid lawsuit to overturn the ruling against its apartment plans [“Arguments heard by appeals court in Guilderland-Pyramid lawsuit,” The Altamont Enterprise, May 27, 2021]. Our town supervisor stated in court that Judge Peter Lynch was acting...

Solar farm once again proposed for Curry Road

GUILDERLAND — A site previously slated for a 1.2-megawatt solar project with which local preservationists took issue is now being pitched as the home for a solar array four times the size. The Guilderland Planning Board recently heard Borrego Solar Systems propose a five-megawatt ground-mounted solar facility at 2825 Curry...