July 12, 2017

FYI

THE EAST GREENBUSH TOWN PARK WILL BE CLOSING AT 5 PM ON MONDAY 7/17. WE ARE ORGANIC TICK SPRAYING THE PARK. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRANCE WILL BE ALLOWED UNTIL 8 AM TUESDAY 7/18. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

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The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will be hosting Repair Cafe (click to see CNN video of Repair Cafe in Pittsfield) at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street, on Saturday, July 15, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Bring your beloved but broken item and volunteers will do their best to fix it for free.






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June 24, 2017

Schodack Island State Park


Bring the family and cruise-on-in to the car show at the Schodack Island State park. 
Entry fee is just $10 per car with proceeds to benefit Park Programs.presented by the Friend of Schodack Island State Park, Inc.


Enjoy live Entertainment during open mic night.
Bring your appetite for the Barbecue provided by the Schodack Landing Fire Department.
Check out the cars competing for awards:
*Best in Show or
*People's Choice






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June 16, 2017

Troy Police's entire drug unit placed on administrative leave

Troy's police drug unit put on administrative leave
By Kenneth C. Crowe II
Updated 10:38 pm, Thursday, June 15, 2017


The city police department's drug unit was placed on administrative leave Thursday, according to several city officials.

TROY – The city police department's drug unit was placed on administrative leave Thursday, according to several city officials.

Officers placed on administrative leave are still paid. They can only be suspended without pay following a hearing. Such a suspension would last for 30 days before they go back on the payroll.
City Councilwoman Kim Ashe-McPherson, who chairs the council's Public Safety Committee, said she learned Thursday night that the entire unit was placed on administrative leave.

Ashe-McPherson said she was given a cryptic description that the situation involved "papers," but she was unable to learn more about what that means. She said she tried to contact police Chief John Tedesco for information but was not able to reach him.

The six-member unit is commanded by a sergeant and works off-site from police headquarters. It is based at a different location in the city to protect the identities of confidential informants.

The drug unit is about five percent of the police department's authorized strength of 130 officers.

Capt. Dan DeWolf, the department spokesman, referred all inquiries about the situation to City Hall.

Detective Aaron Collington, president of the Troy Police Benevolent Associationthat represents the six officers, referred questions to Mayor Patrick Madden.

The mayor's spokesman, John Salka, said, "It's a personnel matter. The city does not comment on personnel matters."

June 10, 2017

Tuesdays at the Park

Music in the Park

Event Date:
Tuesdays - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

June 6th (rain date 6/7/17) Peacefull Country Band
June 13th (rain date 6/14/17) Winchester & Young
June 20th (rain date 6/21/17) Triskele
June 27th (rain date 6/28/17) Tri-County Banjo Band
July 11th (rain date 7/12/17) Yankee Doodle Band


June 2, 2017

SCHOOLS 5 Capital Region schools earn state distinction for high achievement, progress

REWARD SCHOOLS

Five local high schools were dubbed “Reward Schools” on Friday, a state designation reserved for the highest achieving schools in the state that also serve as a model to others on markers like progress and academic equity.

The schools — Averill Park, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna, Maple Hill in Schodack and Clayton A Bouton in Voorheesville — may be eligible for grants under the designation. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna received the designation last year, as well.

To earn the title, schools must rank among the top 20 percent of schools in the state for English and math performance and be among the top 10 percent of schools for gains in English and math performance.