July 30, 2011

Castleton Public Library

Music on the Lawn-Correction of Time


The Friends of the Castleton Public Library will host Music on the Lawn on Thursday, August 18th at 6pm (not 6:30pm). 
Please join us as we listen to the music from the three part harmony The Hurleys. This event will occur on the front lawn of the Library/Village Hall at 85 S Main Street in Castleton
There is no rain date. 

Make Some Plans

  • Park Playhouse
  • Free Movie
  • Imagine the world of science together. 
  • Music In The Park Announced Onderdonk Park
  • Drive-In Theaters - Jericho, Hollywood, Hi Way, Malta Drive-In, Glen Drive-In
  • NYS Museum 
  • Real Good for Free: Hudson.Water.Music. in Hudson


 

July 29, 2011

EG Police Blotter

  • DWI Arrests
  • Shop Lifting
  • Grand Larceny

East Greenbush restricts water usage

The town of East Greenbush has restricted water use for at least a day and a half after a water main break Tuesday. 

The break was at Troy and Luther roads sometime before 11 a.m. Tuesday, the town website said.

July 28, 2011

News in a Nutshell

July 28, 2011


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, State of New York, at the Schodack Town Hall, 265 Schuurman Rd., Castleton, NY 12033, on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7:15 p.m. to seek input on proposed Local Law #2 of 2011 (P2-2011), to amend the Zoning Schedule of Use Regulations parts 1 through 6 of the Town of Schodack.

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South Mall Expressway to reopen Friday
The expressway was closed to traffic on July 13 after a bridge inspection revealed a 10-foot-long crack in the concrete pier cap beam of two piers carrying the bridge over Broadway.

Steeped in Wild West tradition, with two jails and a saloon of gun-slinging lore to show for it. And you can stake your claim for $800,000.

 


Zoning Amendments

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, State of New York, at the Schodack Town Hall, 265 Schuurman Rd., Castleton, NY 12033, on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7:15 p.m. to seek input on proposed Local Law #2 of 2011 (P2-2011), to amend the Zoning Schedule of Use Regulations parts 1 through 6 of the Town of Schodack.

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Outdoor Movie @ MHMS

Free Outdoor Movie Night at Maple Hill Middle School


The Schodack community is invited to a free outdoor Movie Night on the back lawn of Maple Hill Middle School on Tuesday, August 2
Sponsored by Schodack Castleton Community Partnership and Schodack Youth Department
Contact SCCP Youth Coordinator, Jacqui Hill with any questions: community partnershipyc@gmail.com




Library News

New Borrowing Policies

The Castleton Public Library is adjusting its borrowing policies to be more consistent with libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System. The new policies are as follows:
  • Beginning August 1: All NEW adult fiction and nonfiction books will be loaned for a period of 14-days. This will only apply to NEW books checked out on or after August 1st.
The following policies are already in place:
  • All magazines will be loaned for a period of 14-days.
  • There is no longer a 3 DVD limit when borrowing DVDs.

July 24, 2011

Open Congress.org

H.R.4646 - Debt Free America Act

To establish a fee on transactions which would eliminate the national debt and replace the income tax on individuals.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 23, 2010


Open Congress.org. A non-profit, non-partisan public resource.

News in a Nutshell

Headlines That Caught My Eye

EG police investigate attempted abduction report

'Super Congress': Debt Ceiling Negotiators Aim To Create New Legislative Body

Casey Anthony: The Next Superstar?

 

July 23, 2011

Got Plans?

Check out the Things To Do Page 

Get Busy
  • The 2nd Annual Capital Region Craft Brewers Festival In Troy NY
  • Real Good for Free: Hudson.Water.Music. in Hudson
  • Park Playhouse 
  • Imagine the world of science together
  • Music In The Park Announced Onderdonk Park 
  • NYS Museum: Wish you Were Here Photo Exhibit  
  • Hollywood Drive-In
  • Jericho Drive-In

Casteton Public Library

Added Convenience


The new outdoor book return at the Castleton Public Library was installed this past Monday  by the Village DPW. The book drop box seems to be catching on! This allows patrons to return books 24/7 rather than only  during the Village Hall or Library business hours. 
"We hope you enjoy the added convenience," says Library Directory, Amy Peker.

July 22, 2011

Free Ice Cream

Friendly’s coupon - Use this Friendly’s coupon to get a free 3-scoop sundae when you buy one. Expires July 24, 2011.



Cheaper than Netflix?



Check out more savings at the F Word

 

July 21, 2011

95 degrees - how about going skating?

Rink fees waived at Knickerbacker Ice Arena

 

 


TROY – Mayor Harry Tutunjian has announced that, due to the recent spike in temperatures, fees for public skating at the Knickerbacker Ice Arena will be waived today and tomorrow. Public skating will be held today from 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. and tomorrow from 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

July 20, 2011

Blotter

Schodack Blotter
6/23 -7/1, 2011

July 19, 2011

Celebrate Marriage Equality

“Save the Date” campaign launched for same-sex couples

I LOVE NEW YORK, the official New York State tourism website, launched its “Save the Date” campaign Monday in anticipation of the July 24 legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State.

Make some plans

 

 

News in a Nutshell

Headlines that Caught my eye
June 19, 2011

July 17, 2011

Fresh Organic Produce

Goff Farmer’s Market open July through August

students at marketLooking for fresh organic produce, herbs and flowers this summer? Goff Middle School’s Farmer’s Market, located on Gilligan Road in East Greenbush, is open for business!

July 16, 2011

News in a Nutshell


July 16, 2011



News Corp. Reports $125K In 2011 Political Donations

Donations reported Friday for calendar year 2011 went primarily to Democrats.


Oak Park Drops Gardening Charges Against Julie Bass, Goes After Her Dogs

...potential 93 days in jail for planting and refusing to remove a vegetable garden on her front lawn.


Debt Ceiling Crisis Looms: Economic Outlook Grim If No Deficit Deal Reached

No one knows exactly what choices Obama and his top officials would make if the crisis comes.

the SCENE: News in a Nutshell

the SCENE: News in a Nutshell: "Headlines that caught my eye June13, 2011 Cuomo vetoes teacher pension borrowing bill Cuomo says Wednesday that families across New ..."

July 14, 2011

What to Do

July 13, 2011

News in a Nutshell


Headlines that caught my eye
June13, 2011


Cuomo vetoes teacher pension borrowing bill

Cuomo says Wednesday that families across New York have been forced to cut back and live within their means, and school districts must do the same

Expect traffic delays this track season

The two lanes heading towards the track will be kept open until the fall.


So as of today... Harpo Team and OWN team become ONE.

July 12, 2011

Schodack Democrats Annual Picnic

Join us for a day of family fun! Food, music, silent auction, free horse and carriage rides and more. This event is open to the public and is FREE for all.
Saturday, July 16 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm  at the Schodack Town Park!

Admission is free. Please take a moment to RSVP at the website: www.schodackdemocrats.com

6/17 -6/23, 2011

South Schodack Annual Chicken and Rib BBQ

THE MEMBERS OF SOUTH SCHODACK would like to invite you to the Annual Chicken and Rib BBQ Sunday, August 21 · 3:00pm - 7:00pm

All dinners include ½ chicken or ½ rack of ribs Baked potato, sweet corn, cabbage slaw, baked beans LEMONADE & ICED TEA



SCHODACK -- A truck fire closed I-90 eastbound between exits 11 and 12 on Monday afternoon. No one was injured and the lanes reopened about 5 p.m., according to State Police.


Stabbing in Castleton

Police: Woman stabbed man at their Castleton home

SCHODACK -- A 43-year-old man is in stable condition a day after he was stabbed in the abdomen, and the 35-year-old woman with whom he lives has been charged with first degree assault in the domestic dispute, State Police said.
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Free Events

Check out the calendar at the Castleton Library  (link in the right side bar)

Weekly on Monday, until Aug 8, 2011 students are invited the Castleton Public Library for the Monday Night Read In: 

Evening at the Elementary School 

Join us Monday night @ 6:30 PM at The Castleton Elementary School for an evening of fun with ice cream, reading and crafts! 

This fun event is sponsored by the Schodack Faculty Association.


July 11, 2011

EG Police Blotter

East Greenbush Police Blotter is not available online.

News in a Nutshell

Kids: Stop begging and *work* for your money
"like a bum on the street in New York City."

 

Music In The Park AnnouncedOnderdonk Park 

Every Tuesday night in August from 6-8 pm.

Pakistan defiant as U.S. cuts off $800 million in military aid 

The Pakistan military declared Sunday that it doesn't need U.S. military aid

July 9, 2011

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Making Plans?


Music on the Lawn

For Immediate Release


Contact:  Nina Martino 732-7023

Subject: Music on the Lawn
Friends of the Castleton Library Music on the Lawn Series!

 

The Friends of the Castleton Public Library will be hosting Music on the Lawn on the following Thursday evenings in August. 

July 8, 2011

Casey scores a Big Pay Day

Casey Anthony Offered $1 m for 'Jerry Springer' Appearance

There's nothing like a cool $1 million to get you talking.



 
"Jerry, Jerry!"

Albany Area Committee Holds Fresh Air Fund Host Family Picnic





CONTACTS:    Tenniel Hansen/(518) 451-961
                             Jake Grinsted/The Fresh Air Fund/ (800) 367-0003 ext. 8890
    
EVENT: FRESH AIR FUND’S ALBANY AREA VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE HOLDS FAMILY PICNIC

Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue

Dutch Reformed Church of Schodack Mini-Market

Cleaning out your attic or storage unit?  Had a garage sale and now have items not sold?  Should have had a sale but didn't?  

The Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, August 13.  



If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call 732-7976 or 732-2471 to make arrangements for the drop off of items. 

Submitted by K. Ormiston

July 6, 2011

Focus turns on cast of characters as Casey Anthony trial ends

Casey Anthony's trial and the aftermath
 
After the surprising verdict in the much-watched Casey Anthony trial yesterday, the focus is now turning to the cast of characters surrounding the 25-year-old Floridian.

Great Grad Rates in Schodack!

Schodack CSD Has 2nd Highest Graduation Rate in the Area

An article in The Times Union on June 15 noted that Schodack CSD had the second highest graduation rate in the Capital Region according to the State Education Department's most recent data. Schodack CSD's 96% graduation rate was only one percentage point less than Voorheesville CSD, which had the highest graduation rate in the area. Posted 6/16/11.

What To Do

What's going on at the Castleton Library?  Plenty!

 

Schodack Blotter

Schodack Blotter
June 1 - June 16, 2011

July 5, 2011

News in a Nutshell




Headlines That Caught My Eye 
July 6, 2011







Casey Anthony Trial Verdict:NOT GUILTY Of First-Degree Murder 

The case against Anthony was mostly circumstantial, but as it unfolded she was portrayed in the trial as a promiscuous, self-centered woman who became a cold-blooded killer. The motive, prosecutors alleged, was to allow her to live a carefree life without her daughter. 

Former FBI criminal profiler Candice De Long told The Huffington Post that the prosecution must have offended the jurors.


Bride and Groom? First day hiccup for NY same-sex marriages
New York was expecting an economic windfall from the legislation. But marriage license applications made available to same-sex couples for the first time on Tuesday still used the terms "bride" and "groom."
 

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July 3, 2011

Rainy Day

Geico

Welcome to the National Safety Council site for GEICO customers and prospective GEICO customers


Independence Day

How will you be celebrating?


Independence Day