January 28, 2014

How Can I Keep From Singing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Unable to carry his beloved banjo, Pete Seeger used a different but equally formidable instrument, his voice, to instruct yet another generation of young people how to effect change through song and determination two years ago.
A surging crowd, two canes and seven decades as a history-sifting singer and rabble-rouser buoyed him as he led an Occupy Wall Street protest through Manhattan in 2011.
"Be wary of great leaders," he told The Associated Press two days after the march. "Hope that there are many, many small leaders."
The banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage died Monday at age 94. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, said his grandfather died peacefully in his sleep around 9:30 p.m. at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been for six days. Family members were with him.
"He was chopping wood 10 days ago," Cahill-Jackson recalled.

January 26, 2014

The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs



Steven P. Jobs, left and John Sculley presented the Macintosh computer at an Apple shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Calif, in January 1984.Associated PressSteven P. Jobs, left and John Sculley presented the Macintosh computer at an Apple shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Calif, in January 1984.
To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Mac, Mr. Levy said Friday that he was appending the transcript, which is “essentially unexpurgated,” in an updated Kindle version of the book about the birth of the Macintosh, “Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything.”
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January 24, 2014

East Greenbush student raises funds for Tanzanian girl’s relocation

Posted: Jan 24, 2014 5:11 PM EST

COLONIE, N.Y. – An 18-year old East Greenbush student flew into the Albany International Airport on Friday with a 14-year old Tanzanian girl who will now spend her high school years in the Capital Region.
Ali Reinhold is a senior at East Greenbush, and she raised almost $20,000 to pay for Arafa Salimu's travel and living expenses to attend school in the United States.
Reinhold met Salimu back in 2009 when she was part of a group of volunteers who went to Tanzania from Woodland Hill Montessori School in North Greenbush through the nonprofit WaterPowerPeace. Salimu is from Babati, Tanzania. 

January 22, 2014

Maple Hill Music Parents

Maple Hill Music Parents Association is looking for donations for their Indoor Garage Sale to be held Saturday, March 15, 2013 from 9AM to 3PM. 

We need gently used items, but cannot accept personal care items, clothing, magazines, televisions, computers, or stuffed animals.  Drop off items at Maple Hill High School on the following dates:

Saturday   Jan 25           9AM – 11AM
Thursday  Feb 6             6 -  8 PM
Thursday  Feb 13            6 – 8 PM
Saturday   Mar 1      9 – 11 AM
Tuesday     Mar 4            6 – 8 PM
Thursday   Mar 6            6 – 8 PM

If you have any questions please contact Rachael Coleda at 732-0241 or raye@coleda.com

January 16, 2014

Last call for T-shirts

The FINAL pick-up for Peter's Dairy fund-raising T-shirts is set for Wednesday, January 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Peter Andrews VFW, Scott Ave. in the Village of Castleton. Those who have pre-ordered shirts must either pick them up or contact Linda Underwood - 


January 14, 2014

Route 150 in Wynantskill closed, fire crews battle restaurant blaze

Posted: Jan 14, 2014 7:12 PM EST

WYNANTSKILL, N.Y. - Route 150 in Wynantskill is closed as fire crews battle flames at a popular restaurant.

January 6, 2014

Educational Summit Update

Any interested community member are invited to the January 9th Educational Summit Update. The summit will be held in the Maple Hill High School Auditorium from 6:30 - 8:30. 


January 5, 2014


Here's Your Latest Forecast from Meteorologist Andy Gregorio WTEN

NIGHT: Tonight: A few hours of freezing rain changing to rain after midnight throughout. Ice accumulations of < than 1/10th of an inch expected. temps rise after midnight to between 35° and 45°.

January 4, 2014

Report: Cuomo to legalize medical marijuana in N.Y.

The governor will make the announcement during his State of the State address on Wednesday, the New York Times reported.
The move would be a shift for Cuomo, who is up for re-election in November. As recently as April, he voiced opposition to the idea, questioning whether it could be properly regulated. But he also has said that he would keep an open mind on the issue, saying it is an "evolving one."

Your Peter Dairy Tee Shirts are in ~

OK, we are good for shirt pick up on Sunday at the Castleton 

Fire House between 9 a.m. and noon.

While you are there, stay for breakfast.