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VHCC news in 2017

Owen D. Young made his mark on GE and the world

The Schenectady Daily Gazzette on August 27, 2017, featured Owen D. Young in its profile of General Electric.

Owen D. Young

Owen D. Young was chairman of the board of GE from 1922-1939 and 1942-45 and served as president in 1922.



Statements from the Daily Gazzette article include:

"Unlike other leaders in the history of the company, Young's life and career isn't defined simply by his GE resume. Instead, it was his work as a diplomat that earned him the honor from Time, two years after Charles Lindbergh was the first recipient of the award in 1927, and a year before Mahatma Ghandi gained that distinction in 1930."

"To come from such a small hometown and become such a world figure is an amazing story--" Sue Perkins, director of the Herkimer County Historical Society.

Read the entire article at the link below.

The Van Hornesville Water system gains approval of the Department of Health
Town meetings scheduled for Sept. 5 and Oct. 3

August 30, 2017

The Van Hornesville Water District #1 (currently being operated by the Town of Stark and Stark Board Members) has received “official” approval from the New York State Department of Health.  The NYS DOH has checked all of the boxes and, in theory, the Water District should be ready to move forward with construction of the new water system.
As expected, few details need to be sorted out.  
One is the final location of the storage tank
Another is access to the old water source in the event of a water emergency.
There are some legal issues in reference to these two topics that are in dispute.  
I would be happy to provide a perspective and additional details on these topics. Feel free to call on the cell phone below.

Some critical decisions pertaining to our future water system will probably be made at the next two Town Board Meetings, scheduled for September 5th and October 3rd.  These decisions will have an effect on the future water system and water supply.  
I encourage all of you to attend these meetings and to make your voices heard.

All the best,

Connie Young
(510) 318-4475



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