September 25, 2016

Drunk driver crashes car into Nassau church


NASSAU, N.Y. (NEWS10) – For the second time, a car was crashed into St. Mary’s Church in Nassau.

A car crashed into St. Mary’s on Church Street early Friday evening. According to police, it’s the second time it’s happened.

“We know we’re in an area that is prone because the turn is just up the road here,” Father John Close with St. Mary’s said.

[Brian] Snow was arrested and found to have a blood alcohol content of .22 percent. He was charged with Aggravated DWI. More charges could be filed.

September 23, 2016

Pass the ziti

Cuomo insiders charged in federal corruption case
By Chris Bragg and Matthew Hamilton Thursday, September 22, 2016

Federal prosecutors brought corruption charges against top state government insiders and business development executives Thursday, scorching Gov. Andrew Cuomo's hallmark upstate economic initiatives.
The investigation is the most serious corruption crisis to face Cuomo's administration, which since its inception in 2011 has pointed to the words printed on a custom-made pin given to all staffers: performance, integrity and pride. Not only is Percoco, who left the administration in 2015 to take a job as senior vice president for the Madison Square Garden Co., a longtime friend of Cuomo — once described by the governor as "my father's third son" — the case touches on two of his hallmark upstate initiatives: the Buffalo Billion and nanotechnology-driven development.
The complaint alleges that Howe arranged for more than $315,000 in bribe payments to go to Percoco and his wife, Lisa Toscano-Percoco, who is not named in the complaint. Howe and Percoco repeatedly referred to the alleged bribe money as "ziti," the complaint says — a code word for money apparently lifted from an episode of HBO's mafia drama "The Sopranos," Bharara said. 

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Charlotte Protest Turns Violent

Four police officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted early Thursday morning.Watch footage from GMA

182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC

Hundreds of Nonprofit Organizations Join to Demand Reform of Rogue Agency

SNYFGP is an organization in Columbia and Rensselaer Counties that successfully opposed the Northeast Direct Pipeline, which was suspended in April 2016. The organization is now focusing on converting to a sustainable energy economy, sponsoring a Renewable Energy Fair on October 29th, at Maple Hill High School. More information on the event that is free and open to the public is available at stopnypipeline.org, or by contacting Becky Meier at 518-781-4686.

September 12, 2016

Back to School

PSAT

Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking the PSAT need to register in the Counseling Center. The PSAT will be given on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The cost to take the exam is $15.00. Students should bring a check to the Counseling Center payable to “Schodack Central Schools” by Thursday, September 22, 2016. The College Board makes fee waivers available to schools for students in eleventh grade from low-income families who can't afford the test fee. See your counselor for more information about fee waivers.

September 11, 2016

September 11 on this day

Henry Hudson September 11, 1609: The expedition anchored off Manhattan in New York Bay and then anchored near Albany.


1792 The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into house used to store the jewels.

1814 Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812