July 31, 2013

FREE Movie Night @ EG Pop Warner Field

To celebrate the start of the 2013 Season, the EGPW Board invites you to join us for Movie Night!
We will be showing "Here Comes the Boom" Starring Kevin James

Driver on phone when Spanish train derailed, court says

By CNN Staff

Authorities have charged the train's driver, Francisco Jose Garzon, with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and an undetermined number of counts of causing injury by professional recklessness.

New, potentially fatal tick borne illness found in local areas

Posted: Jul 29, 2013 6:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. - Ticks are now carrying a new, potentially deadly virus in our area.
According to researchers at the Wadsworth Center, the deer tick virus, also known as Powassan virus, has been found in Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties.

July 30, 2013

Hobo Heyseus filmed in Schodack

A Native (Albany) New Yorker

A cosmopolitan New York City actor known for daring roles in edgy films, Theodore Bouloukos returns to his Capital Region roots to play a gentle pastor
by Ann Morrow on July 18, 2013 · 0 comments
Actor Theodore Bouloukos is every inch a New Yorker: erudite, meticulously cultured, and almost famous within an avant-garde career. So quintessentially Manhattan is this sharp-dressed man that he was profiled in New York magazine for a series called The Locals (his locale was Carnegie Hill).

Theodore Bouloukos on the set, photo by Nathaniel Kramer

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July 29, 2013

Movie Night at Castleton Public Library

Teen Movie

Castleton Public Library
Monday, Jul 29, 6:00 PM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Gathering of the tribes at Brown's farm

Two Row Wampum flotilla embarks on Hudson River journey

RENSSELAER — It has been 400 years since the first treaty between the Dutch in the New World and the indigenous peoples was made, but the passage of centuries has not softened belief in the treaty's principles for many.


July 28, 2013

Infertility - a predictable side effect?


July 27th, 2013

 A large part of one girls’ life has been destroyed, and the only plausible explanation is that the cause is the Gardasil vaccination. This vaccine is sold as a cervical cancer preventative, though it has never been shown to prevent any cancer of any kind. Cancer prevention has never been more than a presumption, based on a possible connection between human papilloma virus and cervical cancer. No cause-and-effect has ever been documented.
The reports of deaths and debility from Gardasil keep pouring in. As this girl’s plight demonstrates, Gardasil cannot be assumed to be safe. There is highly significant – not to mention suspicious – missing data.
Read more... 

July 25, 2013

A tribute

Student's voice, passion for music will forever be alive

Published 6:49 pm, Monday, July 22, 2013
Local musician Pat Tiernan died a year ago this week on July 24. Faces tumble through my thoughts in an avalanche of memories as I sort through the images of people I encountered at the funeral services of my former student last July. So many young people searching for some spiritual morphine to deal with the death of a close friend; a friend who died much too young at 29, and at a time when the pieces of his life's puzzle were finding their way to their proper place.
Pat grew up in Rensselaer County, graduated from Columbia High...

July 24, 2013

More sexual harassment at the Capital

A new sexual harassment accusation in New York's Assembly was blocked from investigation by a lawyer who will be fired by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the longtime leader continues to be dogged for mishandling other harassment claims.

Find out more here-> http://www.news10.com/story/22920575/new-sex-harassment-case-surfaces-against-assembly

Helen Thomas dies at 92

Obama Reacts To Death Of Helen Thomas, Pioneering Journalist

The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted:   |  Updated: 07/22/2013 11:05 am EDT

obama helen thomas
Obama kisses veteran correspondent Helen Thomas in the White House briefing room August 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama said he is "saddened" over the death of veteran journalist Helen Thomas.
Obama released a statement on 92-year-old Thomas's death Saturday. Thomas, who covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Obama, had "been ill for a long time," according to the AP.
Below, Obama's full statement on Thomas's passing:

July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina 'Law & Order' Star Dies

Blood Clot In Lung
Breaking News

Dennis Farina -- who starred as Det. Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" -- died today in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Farina is a Hollywood legend -- who appeared in tons of classic films and TV shows including "Get Shorty," "Snatch" and "Midnight Run." He also appeared in HBO's series "Luck."

Welcome Little Prince

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome a son

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become parents with the arrival of their son

Britain's Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Emirates Arena
Britain's Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Emirates Arena

The 8lbs 6oz prince was born at 4.24pm this afternoon after Kate went into hospital this morning in the early stages of labour.
His birth was announced via a press release before the formal notice was placed on the traditional easel outside Buckingham Palace.
But while the baby's weight and sex was announced, the name will take a little longer.
The statement announcing the baby's birth carried a note saying: "The names of the baby will be announced in due course".

Hey Hi!

Look who made the home page of the Valley Cats website!


July 18, 2013

Jaime @ the Joe

Schodack Central School District

Schodack CSD alumnus Jaime 

Schultz ‘09 will make the start 

on the mound for the Hudson 
Valley Renegades when they face the Tri-

City  ValleyCats on Monday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. 

at Joe Bruno Stadium. For ticket information,

click the link below.

2013 Individual Game Tickets | Tri-City ValleyCats Tickets

July 17, 2013

Beyond the Call of Duty, a Local Non-profit makes Miracles happen for Combat Injured Veterans

STRIDE, Inc.                                                 476 N. Greenbush Rd., Suite 9    Rensselaer NY 12144                
Contact:  Mary Ellen Whitney (518) 598-1279
For Immediate Release                             Photo and press opportunity                                                

Warrior Cpl. Roman Goddeau and family 
 (Rensselaer, NY) When Cpl. Jeremy Walton signed up for a Wounded Warrior skiing trip provided by a local non-profit STRIDE Adaptive Sports which offers sports programs for individuals with disabilities, he had no idea just how much his life would change. The March ski trip offered him and his family a chance to spend camaraderie with other veterans, and the opportunity to learn how to snowboard after combat injury left him with a Traumatic Brain Injury. But STRIDE ‘s  mission promotes that healing comes in giving not receiving, and they plant that seed for Warriors to continue their time volunteering for STRIDE after the sport weekend is over.

July 16, 2013

From now on, it's Jennings Landing

Common Council renames Riverfront Park in time for concert
Published 11:40 pm, Monday, July 15, 2013
    Sign for the Corning Preserve Riverfront at the entrance to a parking lot on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Albany, N.Y. A councilman is floating a proposal to rename five acres of the city?s riverfront parkland ?Jennings Landing? in honor of Mayor Jerry Jennings, the city?s 74th and second-longest-serving mayor who last month announced he?ll step aside this year after two decades in office. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union) Photo: Lori Van Buren / 00022775A
  • Sign for the Corning Preserve Riverfront at the entrance to a parking lot on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Albany, N.Y. A councilman is floating a proposal to rename five acres of the city's riverfront parkland "Jennings Landing" in honor of Mayor Jerry Jennings, the city's 74th and second-longest-serving mayor who last month announced he'll step aside this year after two decades in office. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union)


Heather G. McGovern participates in SUNY Oswego Global Lab Summer, 2013

Heather G. McGovern of Castleton, a student at SUNY Oswego, was among nearly 60 college and university students taking part in hands-on learning in SUNY Oswego's Global Laboratory network at science labs around the world this summer.
McGovern, a junior in biology, is conducting research at the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil. She is the daughter of Patrick and Karen McGovern of Castleton. After earning her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend medical school.

July 15, 2013

Community Garden Project a Success

The CES Agricultural Project has expanded the gardens this year to include six more raised beds, five blueberry bushes and a mini pumpkin patch.

James Derby Named New Middle School Principal

From the SCSD site
MHMS Principal James DerbyJames Derby, an educator with the Taconic Hills Central School District, was officially named principal of Maple Hill Middle School at the July 11 Board of Education meeting.

“We’re really excited to have him here. He has a lot of enthusiasm and excitement,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. “He will be perfect for our middle school and the excitement that’s going on there with our WRAPS and STEAM programs.”

July 14, 2013

'Glee' Star Dies In Vancouver Hotel Room

Cory Monteith Dead: 'Glee' Star Dies In Vancouver Hotel Room

The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted:   |  Updated: 07/14/2013 4:09 am EDT
Cory Allan Michael Monteith, a Canadian actor best known for playing Finn Hudson on the hit Fox TV show "Glee," was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
He was 31.
Monteith's body was discovered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel shortly after noon. According to the Vancouver Police Department, he checked into the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out on Saturday. When he failed to do so, the staff went into the room and found him. Paramedics declared him dead on the scene.
The authorities said Monteith was alone at the time of his death, and there appeared to be no foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

July 13, 2013

Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin

MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press, By MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press

Updated 11:17 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2013
    George Zimmerman, right, speaks with defense counsel Don West after the jury leaves the courtroom for more deliberations, in the 25th day of his  trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., Saturday, July 13, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Photo: Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool

  • George Zimmerman, right, speaks with defense counsel Don West after the jury leaves the courtroom for more deliberations, in the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., Saturday, July 13, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteerGeorge Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting ofTrayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.
Zimmerman, 29, blinked and barely smiled when the verdict was announced. He could have been convicted of second-degree murder or manslaughter. But the jury of six women, all but one of them white, reached a verdict of not guilty after deliberating well into the night. Their names have not been made public, and they declined to speak to the media.
Martin's mother and father were not in the courtroom when the verdict was read; supporters of his family who had gathered outside yelled "No! No!" upon learning of the not guilty verdict.
The teen's father, Tracy, reacted on Twitter: "Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY."
His mother also said on Twitter that she appreciated the prayersfrom supporters.
"Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have," she wrote.