Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Village Slashes Water Rents

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Village residents had more on their mind than tap water usage. Many used a lot of water cleaning off flood-damaged items or buildings. The Village Board, at the suggestion of Village Clerk Janet Mayer, voted unanimously to charge the minimum water rent for every resident in the Village in order to save them excess costs from the additional water usage.

"It's only fair." she told the Board.

Village Weighing Temporary Housing

The Village Board approved using one of its lots for temporary housing. The issue was brought up by Trustee Gruning, who believed that the former railway station at the corner of Wells and Maple could be used as temporary housing for those out of their home.

"Put all of the names into a hat and pick one out." he said.

The station was used as a house until early last year. The house may be able to fit up to four people. The Village will be making the house a railway museum next year and lies vacant.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Parade a Success

The annual Middleburgh Columbus day parade was a success today. Hundreds turned out for dozens of floats and vendors. Multiple Fire Departments joined the MFD, as well as Congressman Paul Tonko and Assemblyman Lopez. The crowds stuck around for a community party put on by the Rotary Club, Village, and Town. The 300th Anniversary Committee also met in the school.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Businesses Re-Opening

Business across Middleburgh have re-opened at astounding speed. Some, like Kelley's Grill and M&J's Cafe opened last week, while others are slated for the near future. Peking Chinese restaurant and the Red Apple gas station are going to open in the coming week.