March 19, 2018

Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament

Two East Greenbush Schools Place 3rd at Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament

Mar 16, 2018 | District, Genet, Goff, Green Meadow, Red Mill, Sutherland

Eight teams from East Greenbush CSD competed at the 2018 Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament this past weekend, testing their creativity, communication and problem-solving skills. Teams from Goff Middle School and Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School placed third in their events.

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment.

This year’s regional competition included a record 98 teams and more than 680 students from 14 school districts.

“We would like to thank the district for their generous support of this program for each team that wanted to participate,” said team coordinator Julie Adadjo. “Odyssey of the Mind allows the students to work in a creative manner with peers, and the final results are always far better than we could imagine they would be able to do on their own.”

March 7, 2018



Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy (CASE)* is sponsoring a public forum on the many diverse options for using solar energy for one's everyday electricity needs.

This event is free and open to the public.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church at 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY. 

Today’s fast-paced changes in the solar energy industry mean that nearly everyone can now afford clean, reliable renewable solar energy. However, not everyone realizes this yet. So, at this meeting, one will learn how easy and price competitive solar energy has become in the Capital Region.

There will be a Power Point presentation detailing the unique and varied solar opportunities for both NYSEG or National Grid residential customers, businesses and organizations.

March 6, 2018

Hoops Against Hunger

Hoops Against Hunger - Friday, Mar. 9 at 7:00 p.m.A

Maple Hill High School will host its annual Hoops Against Hunger charity basketball game on Friday, Mar. 9 at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $3 or $2 with a canned food or non-perishable food item. 

All proceeds of the event benefit The Anchor. "Come on out and watch your favorite 'out of shape and past their prime' teachers compete against each other in a fun event for a good cause. Hope to see you there!" said organizer Pat Austin. 

Posted 2/26/18

February 15, 2018

Abrahamson: Shiffrin, with 'nothing to lose,' wins Olympic giant slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin made it look — almost — easy.

Mikaela Shiffrin | Photo: USA TODAY Sports.
February 15, 2018 02:54 AM
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - As the late, great Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part.
Confronted with weather-related delays that pushed back the start of her 2018 Winter Games. the American ski star captured the keen mental edge it takes to ski on the edge, but not beyond, to win Olympic gold in the women's giant slalom.
In Sochi, an 18-year-old Shiffrin won gold in slalom but finished fifth in GS. She vowed to become No. 1 in GS, too.
Turning 23 next month, she is now a two-time Olympic champion, winner of a first medal for the United States in women's giant slalom since Julia Mancuso's Torino 2006 gold. Shiffrin is also just the sixth woman in Olympic history to win gold in both the slalom and giant slalom, joining the likes of Andrea Mead-Lawrence of the United States and Croatia's Janica Kostelic.


February 12, 2018

Empire Park Pass

Sweet Deal

If you haven’t already bought your Empire Pass online at the $65 price, act now! The new 2018 Empire Pass can be shared among a household and is the key to all-season enjoyment at state parks, forests, beaches, trails, nature centers and more. The pre-season sale price is good through March 31, 2018. Learn more