October 8, 2018


On October 6, 2018, at approximately 1:55 pm, New York State Police and the Schoharie County Sheriff's Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30-A in the town of Schoharie.

The investigation at the scene revealed that a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was traveling in a southwestern direction on State Route 30 and failed to stop at the intersection with State Route 30A.

The limousine traveled across the intersection into a parking lot and struck a 2015 Toyota Highlander which was unoccupied and parked.

That Highlander then struck and killed two pedestrians standing nearby.

In total, 20 victims were killed, all adults
18 of the victims were in the limousine, including the driver, and the two pedestrians.

At this time, the identities of the victims are not being released pending autopsy results and family notifications.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 518-630-1708.

October 2, 2018

Who's responsible for the opioid epidemic? Doctors or pharmaceutical companies?

Barry Schultz: I see myself as a healer… In my mind, what I was doing was legitimate.
Dr. Barry Schultz is an inmate at Florida State Prison, where he will likely be incarcerated until the day he dies.


September 20, 2018

Lark Fest 2018

Becoming A Ghost 11 AM
Onlyness 11:40 AM
Greens 12:25 PM
Apostrophe S 1:20 PM
Useless Cans 2:40 PM
Stellar Young 3:45 PM


SPDA Tonight!

There will be a meeting of the Schodack Planning & Development Association (SPDA) on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30PM at Nassau Public Library on Rte. 20 in the Village of Nassau.  The public is welcome to attend and discuss recent developments in the town of Schodack.   

Sincerely, Barb Spink

September 5, 2018

Solar Farming...Schodack Takes the Lead

Pheasant Hollow Solar Farm SPB #2017-35 Town of Schodack Planning Board
Lead Agency: Town of Schodack Planning Board 265 Schuurman Road Castleton, NY 12033

Read the Planning Board Minutes here.

Read more about Solar Farms here.
Soak up the sun: Solar farms poised to proliferate in New York state

The concept known as community-distributed generation, or community solar for short, was introduced in New York in late 2015.

Until that point, each of the thousands of solar projects in New York state was operated for the benefit of one specific customer — the party who owned or leased the panels. This was equally true of residential rooftop arrays and large farms built for universities, municipalities and corporations.

Community solar was designed to make photovoltaic electricity available more widely, not just to those residential and business customers who had the ability to install panels on their own property.

Developers bought into the idea.

"We see lots of potential here. We have a ton under development now," said Meaghann Schulte, spokeswoman for GreenSpark Solar.
“What happens when people get worked up is they talk among themselves and they imagine only the worst,” he said. “It’s very hard to shake them. It’s normal. It doesn’t really matter what it is — certain people … just don’t like change.”
Solar farms are the Albany area's new cash crop from the Albany Business Review.


July 28, 2018