January 30, 2013

Your Public Schools In Fiscal Peril


Capital District School Communities Join Together for “Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril – Running Out of Time and Options”
Hundreds of residents from all 47 local school districts will learn about fiscal crisis facing their schools and how they can help

When: Thursday, January 31 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. (a reception with the public will be held immediately afterwards.)

What: A broad coalition of parents, educators, school board members and business/civic members – representing all 47 public school districts from seven Capital Region counties – will gather for an unprecedented advocacy rally titled "Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril - Running Out of Time and Options.” This will be the largest (and first) advocacy forum of its kind in the region.

Where: Columbia High School Auditorium (East Greenbush CSD), 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush

Who: Featured Speaker:
· Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium 
Superintendent speakers representing rural, suburban and urban school districts:
· Bob Horan, Superintendent, Schodack Central School District
· Dr. Marie Wiles, Superintendent, Guilderland Central School District
· Larry Spring, Superintendent, Schenectady City Schools

Parents, board members, educators, business/civic leaders and elected officials

Details: The evening event will include a presentation by Dr. Rick Timbs, a widely-recognized voice on school finance reform, and leaders of three area school districts, who will illustrate the magnitude of the fiscal crisis facing suburban, rural and urban school districts alike unless meaningful action is taken during the 2013 legislative session. Dr. Timbs will provide analysis of Governor Cuomo’s executive budget and local school superintendents will discuss what it means for their schools.

Attendees will also learn what they, as citizen advocates, can do to help address the lack of equitable funding and mandate relief that stands to shortchange a whole generation of school children and unravel hard-won gains in academic achievement.

The 47 districts – representing 112,336 students – have lost more than $110 million in state funding this year through the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). State aid has also eroded over the past four years, leading to numerous program reductions/eliminations and staffing cuts.

There also will be press availability with speaker Rick Timbs before the event from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Call Communications Specialist Jason McCord at 937-6456 to schedule interview.

For Immediate Release

Local Jeweler is Sharing the Love with STRIDE and local Wounded Warriors
STRIDE and Glenn Peters Jewelers ‘Share Your Love’ Friday, Feb 8th, 5:30 pm- 8pm
Glennpeter Jewelers
1544 Central Ave, Albany New York
Albany, NY 


On Friday, February 8th, from 5:30 - 8pm, Glennpeter Jewelers will open its doors and heart to STRIDE Adaptive Sports and local Wounded Warriors. Now in its eighth year the Wounded Warrior Snowfest, hosted by STRIDE Adaptive Sports welcomes 20 injured and/or permanently disabled service members and their families to enjoy a weekend of learning to ski and snowboard and camaraderie with other Warriors. Glennpeter Jewelers will donate 20% of all sales this evening to STRIDE’s Wounded Warrior Programs, so come and get your Valentine’s Day gifts and support STRIDE! Enjoy a complimentary hot and cold buffet and refreshments sponsored by Jeff Weiss and Glennpeter Jewelers.

January 27, 2013

January 26, 2013

Anonymous

I LOVE to get comments at the Schodack SCENE, however, due to scammers (like the ones that told all of my friends that I'd been mugged in Spain) I will not read, or even open any comments left without a real name and contact information.

Police arrest man after attempted theft in East Greenbush

Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:55 AM EST
Updated: Jan 26, 2013 10:55 AM EST


EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. – Police have arrested a man after he allegedly attempted to steal from a local Walmart.


The East Greenbush Police Department arrested Everett B. Edmonds, 56, of Albany, on Friday after an incident that occurred at a Wal-Mart store located at 279 Troy Rd. in East Greenbush.

January 24, 2013

Press Release


Friends of Schodack Island State Park

January 23, 2013

Weather

I'm no meteorologist. But MAN it's cold!

January 22, 2013

Music Parent Association

Music Parent Association Seeks Items for Indoor Garage Sale - The Maple Hill Music Parents Association is seeking donations for their Indoor Garage Sale to be held Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact Rachael Coleda at 732-0241 or raye@coleda.com 

January 17, 2013

For Immediate Release


Local Jeweler is Sharing the Love with STRIDE and local Wounded Warriors STRIDE and Glenn Peters Jewelers ‘Share Your Love’ 

Friday, Feb 8th, 5:30 pm- 8pm
Glennpeter Jewelers 1544 Central Ave, Albany New York



Albany, NY – On Friday, February 8th, from 5:30 - 8pm, Glennpeter Jewelers will open its doors and heart to STRIDE Adaptive Sports and local Wounded Warriors. Now in its eighth year the Wounded Warrior Snowfest, hosted by STRIDE

January 15, 2013

~ The Schodack SCENE ~: You can make a difference

~ The Schodack SCENE ~: You can make a difference: Petition to deny Stephen Kuber Parole Target: Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Albany, NY Sponsored by: Kristin Sh...

You can make a difference


Petition to deny Stephen Kuber Parole



Target: Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Albany, NY
Sponsored by: Kristin Shaw

A parole hearing is scheduled for the last week in March, 2013, for Stephen Kuber, a man characterized by Supreme Court Justice Joseph Harris as amoral and animalistic, and who murdered Kimberly Jaye Decker on July 10, 1990. On that date, Kuber went to the Altamont home of Ms. Decker where he brutally strangled, raped and then murdered her, after trying multiple methods to do so, including slitting her throat, smashing in her skull and trying to choke her to death with baking soda. 

His cold blooded methods coupled with his lack of remorse prove he is not fit to ever be released from prison.

January 12, 2013

Castleton on WGNA


A note from Mayor, Joe Keegan 

Castleton and me were on the radio this morning for some show that wrote a musical parody about Castleton.  I even get a shout out for my cheesecake. 
 
Click on the live version, not the studio version to hear me introducing the song and giving comments after.
 
 
 

January 1, 2013

Thanks

A big thank you to all of the people who spent their New Year's Eve driving sober so that people made it home safely!