June 18, 2018

The Blotter

State and Local Police activity

For Immediate Release

Which Way Will the Wind Blow?
Please attend a public forum about fracked gas, health problems and environmental racism from the proposed Sheridan Hollow power plantThe event will be at the First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 pm.
Featured speakers include Merton Simpson, Albany County Legislator of Sheridan Hollow and Co-Chair of the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) who will talk about the proposed project and SHARE’s work to build renewable energy alternatives for the region; and Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health & Environment at the University of Albany. Dr. Carpenter has done extensive research on the health effects of fracking.

June 5, 2018

Lyme Disease

Since it’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month I want to share an article about the effects of Lyme and the specific nightmare of an invisible illness – those who have it only truly understand how hard each day really is, and why.


May 7, 2018

Strawberry Festival and other News from Schodack School District

Strawberry Festival – Tuesday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m.

The PTO will hold its annual Strawberry Festival on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event features ice cream, strawberries and activities.

School Budget Vote – Tuesday, May 15
The school budget vote will be held Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the High School gym. 
The 2018-19 budget requires a 2.19% tax levy increase, which is within the NYS Property Tax Cap. No cuts to programs or staff are required. Read more in the budget newsletter that was mailed over the weekend..

Blue Ribbon Flag Raising at HS – 
Maple Hill High School will host a National Blue Ribbon School Award Flag Raising event on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the event outside the school to help celebrate the school's honor.

Board of Education Meeting – 
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Maple Hill High School library.

April 3, 2018

Residents protest against the plan

SCHODACK - Town residents want Schodack officials to put the brakes on a plan for a million-plus-square-foot distribution center that between Interstate 90 and Route 9, expressing fear that heavy truck traffic would alter their residential neighborhoods.


March 29, 2018

Get Out!

What To Do

There is so much to do in and around Rensselaer Count - Check out these links: Castleton Library, Rensselaer County EVENTS page, GoToGuideWhat-To-Do-in-New-York-Stat
Castleton Library Calendar