August 29, 2011

News in a Nutshell

Headlines That Caught My Eye 

  • Uncle Of President, Arrested For Drunk Driving 
  • Tropical Storm Irene: Irene Spares Big Cities, But Vermont Sees Huge Floods (LIVE UPDATES, VIDEO)
  • Strauss-Kahn returns to IMF, gets warm applause 
  • Flags rising 10 years later
  • Fish-catching trick may be spreading among dolphins

August 28, 2011

Boil Water Advisory

Village of Castleton now under a boil water advisory. If you live in the village or use its water supply (like Castle Ridge) please bring your water to a full boil for at least two minutes before using.
I guess this explains why people BUY water!  Now I get it!

    the SCENE: Castleton Reservoir

    the SCENE: Castleton Reservoir: Irene stopped by Castleton and dumped enough water to flood the pump-house. DPW workers spent the day closing roads and directing traffic, ...

    Castleton Reservoir

    Irene stopped by Castleton and dumped enough water to flood the pump-house.  DPW workers spent the day closing roads and directing traffic, unplugging storm drops where water was coming up from the manholes. They spent hours clearing downed trees and assessing the damage. The Deputy Mayor and the Town Supervisor put into place a suggested evacuation of Main Street during high tide at about 6:30 p.m.
    The boys worked most of the day to be sure that residents are safe and keep the Village roads are passable.

    Send your photos to catherne.sager@yahoo.com

    the SCENE: Castleton Village Wide Sale The Castleton...

    the SCENE: Castleton Village Wide Sale



    The Castleton...
    : Castleton Village Wide Sale The Castleton Village Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 10 . The Garage Sale...

    the SCENE: Calendar

    the SCENE: Calendar: Keep your eye on the Calendar to the right and make some plans Music in the Park - 8/30 ~ Carmine Dio
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    Calendar



    Keep your eye on the Calendar to the right and make some plans




      Castleton Village Wide Sale



      The Castleton Village Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 10. The Garage Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m., although some individual garage sales will open earlier.

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      Hurricane Irene Now Has a Twitter Account


      Want to know what’s going on with Hurricane Irene? Follow her on Twitter. As the massive hurricane heads up the coast, its tweets have intensified. But don’t worry, Irene’s Twitter account status meekly declares, “I don’t want to hurt anyone.”

      "We can joke about this on Monday morning, but until then it's a matter of life and death.” - #irene 

      the SCENE: East Greenbush Blotter

      the SCENE: East Greenbush Blotter: EAST GREENBUSH BLOTTER FELONY DWI Arrest
      Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Arrest
      Petit Larceny Arrest
      Miscellaneous Arrests

      East Greenbush Blotter

      EAST GREENBUSH BLOTTER

      • FELONY DWI Arrest
      • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Arrest 
      • Petit Larceny Arrest
      • Miscellaneous Arrests

      August 27, 2011

      Photos: An Eerily Empty New York

      New Yorkers are battening the hatches as Hurricane Irene bounds up the East Coast.
      Mayor Bloomberg Friday ordered a mandatory evacuation for all residents of low-lying Zone A areas, and Far Rockaways, and the transit authority shut down all operations at noon Saturday. In advance of the storm, stores boarded up, lobbies gathered sand bags, volunteers organized evacuation centers, and residents stocked up on water, food (and plenty of alcohol).
      The storm is expected to hit the city in earnest late Saturday or early Sunday, and New Yorkers were advised to keep off the roads and streets and stay indoors. Some eerie images have come out of this oncoming storm, as massive commuter sections like Grand Central are left completely desolate, and cabs roll down empty, wet streets.
      LOOK to see how New Yorkers ready themselves for such an unprecedented storm:

      the SCENE: Cancellations & postponements due to Hurricane Ire...

      the SCENE: Cancellations & postponements due to Hurricane Ire...: August 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm by Shannon Fromma, Times Union Due to impending impact from Hurricane Irene, several area events are,...
      Tanglewood performance cancelled for the first time EVER!

      State-by-State Danger

      Cancellations & postponements due to Hurricane Irene

      Due to impending impact from Hurricane Irene, several area events are, or are expected to be, cancelled or rescheduled.

      August 26, 2011

      the SCENE: State of Emergency say Mayor and Governor

      the SCENE: State of Emergency say Mayor and Governor: Cuomo's emergency plan for Irene includes deploying soldiers, closing bridges, Thruway ...

      State of Emergency say Mayor and Governor

      Cuomo's emergency plan for Irene includes deploying soldiers, closing bridges, Thruway

      Irene


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      Hurricane Irene appears to be strengthening and barreling up the Eastern Seaboard to the Northeast. The National Weather Service has issued severe storm warnings for late Saturday night through Sunday. We can expect high winds, heavy rains, downed trees and power lines, with possible interruption of critical utilities.

      August 23, 2011

      Controversy over The Help

      Tuesday, August 23, 2011
      Author's letter is focal point in 'The Help' suit


      Housekeeper sues author

      The Help (Movie Tie-In) 

      A handwritten letter from author Kathryn Stockett has become the focal point in a lawsuit over her bestselling novel "The Help," which has been made into a box office hit.An African American housekeeper who works for Stockett's brother claims her likeness was used in the book without permission. "The Help" is based on relationships between white families in Mississippi and the black women who worked for them in the 1960s. The movie adaptation of "The Help" took the No. 1 spot in theaters this past weekend with $20.5 million.

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      Schodack CSD and ICC Reorganization Study

      High School and BOCES Programs Discussed at Community Advisory Committee Meeting

      The High School and BOCES programs for Ichabod Crane and Schodack Central School Districts were discussed in depth at the August 3rd Community Advisory Committee meeting for the Reorganization Feasibility Study.


      Goff Appoints New Principal

      BOE Appoints Mathew Sloane as Goff MS Principal
       
      The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education has appointed Matthew Sloane as Principal of Howard L. Goff Middle School. Mr. Sloane officially takes the reins at Goff on August 1st, 2011. He replaces outgoing principal Ryan Groat, following his resignation.

      the SCENE: Gathering of the Tribes


      the SCENE: Gathering of the Tribes: Brown's Farm, 890 Luther Road, East Greenbush. Saturday, September 10 at 10:00am -6 pm and September 11 at 10:00am - 5 pm

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      Gathering of the Tribes

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      Brown's Farm, 890 Luther Road, East Greenbush.
      Saturday, September 10 at 10:00am -6 pm and 
      September 11 at 10:00am - 5 pm

      OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

      Couse Corners Construction

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      Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect on Rt. 151 at Couse Corners on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

      On Thursday, August 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. westbound traffic on the north side of Rt. 151 at Couse Corners will be detoured through Paul Street and Glaz Street.

      August 21, 2011

      Nutshell August 21, 2011

      News in a Nutshell

      Many Republicans are adamant about not raising taxes but largely silent on what it would mean to let the payroll tax break expire.

      Adamant about not raising taxes....but....

      Is this a win for the union or for Verizon?
       CHS Grad take a ride on "The Vomit Comet."

      August 18, 2011

      Coupon Codes

      Tons of Codes: KMart, Under Armour, JC Penney (free shipping), TomTom, Foot Locker, Shoes.com, Sephora and many more!




      Back to school savings: Click an image below - 

      Mead Spiral 1-Subject Wide-Ruled Notebook, 1 Notebook, Color May Vary, Assorted Colors (05510)Crayola Third through Fifth Grade Supply PackRaymond Geddes Miles O' Smiles Tip Topz Pencils 24 Pack (64528)BIC Brite Liner, Assorted Colors (5-Pack)BAZIC School Backpack, 17 Inch, Assorted

      August 17, 2011

      East Greenbush Traffic update

      Paul Street Detour


      From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, westbound traffic on Rt. 151 will be detoured through Paul Street and Glaz Street.

      August 15, 2011

      the SCENE: EG Police Looking for Help

      the SCENE: EG Police Looking for Help: "CRIMINAL MISCHIEF ON AUGUST 10, 2011 THE COMPLAINANT BEING THE MANAGER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER CEMETERY REPORTS THAT BETWEEN AUGUST 9TH AT ..."

      EG Police Looking for Help

      CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
       
      ON AUGUST 10, 2011 THE COMPLAINANT BEING THE MANAGER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER CEMETERY REPORTS THAT BETWEEN AUGUST 9TH AT 3:30 PM AND 8:30 PM UNKNOWN SUSPECT(S) DAMAGED TWO HEADSTONES BY KNOCKING THEM OFF OF THEIR BASE WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE.
      THE COMPLAINANT STATED THAT THE VALVE OF THE HEADSTONES IS APPROXIMATELY $9,000.00.
      DETECTIVES AND EVIDENCE TECHNICIANS WERE NOTIFIED. INVESTIGATION CONTINUING BY THE EGPD.
      ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE EAST GREENBUSH POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 479-2525 AND SPEAK WITH THE DETECTIVE BUREAU.



      August 12, 2011

      Clove Run Saturday





       

      Views photo from the event - check the right side of the home page.

      The 2011 Clove Run will be held on Saturday, August 13, and will consisted of a 10 mile race, a 5 K race and a 1 mile FAMILY FUN Run. The start, finish, awards, refreshments, and entertainment for the races will take place at the Castleton Elementary School, which is located at 78 Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY. The 5K race and the FAMILY FUN Run will be take place in the Village of Castleton, while the 10 mile race will take place in the Village of of Castleton and the beautiful surrounding countryside. We believe that the Clove Run helps to bring the community closer together by providing opportunities for families and friends to socialize in active and healthy ways.

      Donations and race registrations help support the race's beneficiary, the CCMS Anchor, a worthy non-profit food pantry in Castleton that assists the area's lowest-income families. Last year's race resulted in a donation of $4,000 to the Anchor. Racers are asked to contribute canned goods for the Anchor


      For more information about the 2011 Clove Run, go to 2011 Clove Run Information.


      School Systems Robbery - and the get-away bike



      NORTH GREENBUSH — Police arrested a 37-year-old Rensselaer woman for robbing the Schools System Federal Credit Union on Defreest Drive Wednesday and getting away on a bicycle.

      Jessica E. Thompson, of Seventh Avenue, stands charged with robbery, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

      August 10, 2011

      Castleton Public Library

      Stuffed Friend Sleepover!

      Stuffed Friend Sleepover @ The Castleton Public Library!
      Drop off your stuffed friend to enjoy a fun-filled sleepover at the Library: Friday, August 12th, from 10am-6pm.
      Pick up your Friend:Saturday, August 13th @ 10am
       
      On Saturday, pick up your friend, enjoy breakfast and take a look at pictures from the adventures the night before!

      August 9, 2011

      Clinton Heights Fire Department receives grant

      The Clinton Heights Fire Department has been given a grant by the Oliver B. Merlyn Foundation to purchase a RAD-57,  a hand held non-invasive device that tests for carbon monoxide poisoning in the blood stream in a matter of seconds. 

      the SCENE: Student of Note - Nick Manzella

      the SCENE: Student of Note - Nick Manzella: "From East Schodack to Germany is a long way. It’s an even longer trip from Rensselaer County to the stage of grand opera — and Nick Manze..."

      Student of Note - Nick Manzella




      The graduate of Columbia High School in East Greenbush has achieved the rare distinction by being chosen for the master’s degree in opera and music performance at Hanover University in Germany. After he auditioned for the program, he was one of only six students selected out of 36 international applicants. He was the only American chosen.

      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

      ~~ Other beverages available ~~

      Adults: $9.00 for Chicken - $12.00 for ribs

      CHILDREN (ages 12 & under) - $4.50
      ¼ CHICKEN or two hot dogs

      ~ Eat in or Take out ~

      Telephone: 518-732-2082

      August 8, 2011

      Castleton Library

      See what's happening this week at the Castleton Library!

      Don't forget: Tuesday:Board Meeting @ 7 PM Stop in and say hello to our Board of Trustees!

      East Greenbush Blotter

      East Greenbush Police Blotter
      • DWI
      • Bad Checks
      • Busters Law

      August 7, 2011

      the SCENE: Blotter

      the SCENE: Blotter: "Schodack Blotter 7/2 -7/15, 2011 The benefits of home security systems "

      Blotter

      Schodack Blotter
      7/2 -7/15, 2011

       

       

       

       

       

      The benefits of home security systems

       

      August 5, 2011

      News in a Nutshell

       
      • S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating
      • New study finds arsenic in chicken 
      • NY to refund a 2011 sea fishing fee
      • Made in the USA 

      SCCP Outdoor Movie Night

      Check out photos from the Schodack Castleton Community Partnership Free Event "Outdoor Movie Night" 

      Click on the album in the right side bar to see more!

      August 4, 2011

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