June 28, 2012

Health Care Dissent

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney, reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday, said, "I agree with the dissent."
The dissent tosses out the entire health care law, dismissing the case for it as "feeble" and a "vast judicial overreach." It argues that "against a mountain of evidence," its backers offer only the "flimsiest of indications to the contrary."

Here's What Obamacare Actually Does For You

Peter Koechley
Now that we know that Obamacare (er, the Affordable Care Act) is constitutional — thanks, Chief Justice Roberts! — the question returns to: "Wait, what's in Obamacare again?" Share this to remind people why they're happy today.


Supreme Court: Required Healthcare is constitutional

WASHINGTON -- The individual health insurance mandate is constitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, upholding the central provision of President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act.
 Five justices concluded that the mandate, which requires virtually all Americans to obtain minimum health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, falls within Congress' power under the Constitution to "lay and collect taxes."

June 27, 2012

Roll over accident on Old Post Road

Caitlyn Main was first on the scene for a rollover on Old Post. 
Her mother Kelly asked her if she needed me to come until the ambulance gets there, her response "I got this. This is all in the training."

Caitlyn Main was at home on Maple Hill Road when around 8:00 p.m. she heard a loud bang from the area close to her friend's house and thought immediately that something must be wrong.  Trained as a fire fighter Castleton, Caitlyn is no stranger to emergencies.

Five injured - charges filed

SCHODACK — An 18-year-old Nassau woman who was behind the wheel when her car slid off Route 9J Tuesday night, injuring herself and all four of her passengers, now faces criminal charges.
Taylor Woodcock was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, both misdemeanors, and was ticketed for speeding, failing to keep right and making an unsafe lane change.

Update on 9J crash


SCHODACK, N.Y. --The Schodack Police Department says the driver of the car that crashed late Tuesday night in the Town of Schodack, sending five people to the hospital, has been charged.


Blotter - Averill Park man arrested for 3rd time in 2 weeks

On Tuesday, state police say 25-year-old Thomas Sutliff has been arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.

Sutliff was previously arrested on June 14th after dropping his cell phone while allegedly burglarizing a home in Northumberland. During the course of that investigation, a search warrant was executed on Sutliff's truck and a women's gold Voorheesville High School class ring was located in the vehicle.


5 hurt, Route 9J closed after serious crash in Schodack

The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m., near the intersection of Route 9J and Stony Point Road. Police say the car traveling southbound lost control and crashed into a ditch on the side of the road. The car was upside-down in the ditch when police first arrived on the scene.

A responding officer told NEWS10 that the five passengers, all said to be in their late-teens and early 20's, were all conscious when police arrived.
 Video from News10

SCHODACK, N.Y. -- Authorities on scene tell NEWS10 that five people have been hospitalized following a serious one-vehicle crash in Schodack late Tuesday night.

The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m., near the intersection of Route 9J and Stony Point Road. A portion of Route 9J will be closed for several hours overnight.

A responding officer told NEWS10 that five people were removed from the vehicle and taken to Albany Medical Center. Their exact conditions are not known at this point.
Authorities have shut Route 9J down from County Routes 58 (East Greenbush) and 6 (Castleton), as a result of the crash. The DOT reports that 9J could reopen as soon as 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 1:12 AM EDT 

June 26, 2012

Breaking News

Serious Accident injures three
An accident on Maple Hill Road. A car with three passengers traveling at a high rate of speed, according to Schodack Police, crossed the double line, striking a parked car.  The car then struck a road sign and sheared a utility pole before coming to rest in the field.  The passengers suffered minor injuries and were taken by Castleton Ambulance to Albany Medical Center.

The driver of the Honda Civic was given a breathalyzer which confirmed alcohol was not a factor in the crash. However and open bottle of Jim Beam was clearly visible on the front passenger seat.

The second car was totaled. After being hit, the Pontiac was pushed backward into a pine tree where the branches broke through the rear window.

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Wednesday Activity Night
Dream Big! With Mrs. Miller
Wednesday, June 27th @ 6 PM

June 25, 2012

Structure to be named after local war hero

Structure to be named after local war hero
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) sponsored legislation that recently passed the Assembly to rename a bridge on Route 20 in Nassau the “Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge.” Sgt. Farley enlisted the military as an explosive ordinance disposal specialist at the age of 17 and earned the Purple Heart after blowing out his eardrum while serving in Iraq. While later deployed in Afghanistan, he tragically lost his life in the midst of courageously disarming an improvised explosive device in order to protect his fellow soldiers.


June 22, 2012


BREAKING News: Ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky GUILTY

Bryn Schockmel Graduates from Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (06/22/2012)(readMedia)--Bryn Schockmel, a member of the Class of 2012 at Skidmore College, earned academic recognition at the college this spring.

Math is everywhere

East Greenbush -- *A trio of Tech Valley High School are seeing the immediate result of learning - and the result is sweet.

June 21, 2012

In and around town

Make some plans
Check the community calendar often for nearby events.

Patty Smyth & Scandal with Sirsy Alive @5

Patty Smyth & Scandal with Sirsy

June 20, 2012


Schodack Police Blotter entries available through FOIL Requests


East Greenbush Police Blotter 
  • Pension funds raided
  • car parts stolen 
  • DWI arrest 
  • Possession of Hypodermic Instrument.

Local is good

Averill Park Community Market

Sand Lake School
The Dates for the 2012 Markets are July 14th and 28th, August 11th and 25th, September 8th and 22nd, Oct 13th and 27th.

Why Shop Locally?

From a shop local website - For every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. Non-local purchases keep, at most, 15¢ in your local community. In addition to the money, local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage and more tax dollars go to schools and roads in your community.

Rensselaer County unveils DWI prevention initiative

TROY — Rensselaer County has unveiled a new designated driver program to combat drunken driving this summer.
The latest initiative is "Provide a R.I.D.E. (Rensselaer County Invites Designated Drivers Everyday).
At 26 events across the county this summer, including five ValleyCats home games, the county STOP-DWI program will have a booth where people can find information and get help finding a ride home.

Opening Night Fireworks!


 Check the schedule here!

June 19, 2012

Like Lions @ SPAC?

We officially have tickets for sale. 30 tickets must be sold to even play for a chance to play with bands like Slayer band, Slipknot, Motorhead Fan Page, Anthrax, & more.

Stride Camping Weekend

476 North Greenbush Rd. Ste. 9, Rensselaer NY 12144      
EMAIL:  mwhitney@stride.org WEB: www.stride.org
Contact:    Mary Ellen Whitney- (518) 598-1279
First Camping Weekend for kids with Disabilities at Chatham’s new SCORE Center
(STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education)

(Chatham, NY)  STRIDE Adaptive Sports, an organization serving individuals with disabilities for 27 years, successfully hosted their first tent-camping trip this past weekend at our new facility – SCORE Center (STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education).