January 31, 2012


Dollar Tree cancels meeting amid complaints from community

Posted: Jan 31, 2012 12:11 AM EST By Robert Boyd - email

Dollar Tree was supposed to hold a public meeting with the Schodack Planning Board Monday night but it was canceled after receiving several letters of complaint from members of the community.

Dollar Tree wants to develop a one million square foot distribution center in Schodack near the junction of Routes 9 and 20.

However, people who live near there are upset.

"In all their distribution centers, I believe there are eight or nine distribution centers, this is the first one that comes into a residential area," said Robert Wiltsie.

Wiltsie is one of dozens of Schodack residents concerned about Dollar Tree building a $1 million dollar distribution center less than 150 feet away from their neighborhood.

"This is a very quite area, if you come here in the afternoon at about three o'clock it's one of the quietest neighborhoods you would want to be in," said Wiltsie. "And we're really concerned because we think 150 trucks a day, particularly 24/7 in the middle of the night, if you've ever heard the back ups and the beep, beep, beeps, you know it's going to be a real problem."Wiltsie is also concerned about health issues regarding their water supply.
"We all have wells in this particular area and we have an aquifer and we're very concerned it's going to affect our aquifer," said Wiltsie.

The Dollar Tree did not return calls from News10 regarding the cancelation of the meeting.The planning board said they will not make any decisions until they have information from all sides.

I wonder if their decision will be based on the threat of a lawsuit.
Schodack neighbors retain attorney; Dollar Tree puts project on hold Read more...

I appreciate my readers and all of the comments but let's remember, we're all neighbors.  Let's keep it civil people  :)


Striper Derby - 5/19/&20/2012


Castleton Boat Club
Castleton Boat Club
92 S.Main Street
Castleton, NY 12033 

January 30, 2012

MHMS spelling bee Champ

By correctly spelling the final word "irritability," Matthew Schottenfeld won the school's competition. With his win, Matthew qualified to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee at Proctor's Theatre on February 7.

Seventh grader Adam Hacker finished second in the school's Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. Adam again excelled in the competition as he and Matthew went back and forth correctly spelling increasingly harder words. 

January 28, 2012

Superbowl Sub Sale

Castleton Volunteer Ambulance
Sub Sandwich Sale

 For many football fans in the area, the Superbowl just wouldn't be the same with a stop by The Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Superbowl Sub Sale.

The Ambulance company will again be having their sub sandwich sale on 
Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The 12 inch subs are $5.00 each, and are available with ham, turkey, roast beef, or Italian mixed. Call Cathy at 732-2722 to pre-order. Drive through the ambulance garage, to pick up your order before you head to the game!

January 26, 2012

DT Looking for greener pastures?


Planning Board workshop meeting (Mon., Jan. 30).
Dollar Tree has suspended its application for 30 days.

Is the Dollar Tree project Dead?

January 25, 2012

State of the Union


 "The state of our Union is getting stronger," the president told lawmakers piled into the House chamber. "As long as I'm president, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place." 

January 24, 2012

For Immediate Release


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Contact:  Nina Martino 732-7023
Subject: Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser to Benefit the Friends of the Castleton Public Library!
On Saturday, February 11th, from 8am through 10am, the Friends of the Castleton Public Library will host an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser at the East Greenbush Applebee’s (594 North Troy Road).  The cost is $6/person and tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Castleton Public Library, 85 South Main Street, Village of Castleton. Money raised will go toward children’s programming and purchases. Every person can help and we truly appreciate your support!