March 31, 2014

Village court goes dark forever Monday

Village court ends in Castleton

The end of village court marks the end of an era as towns look for ways to cut village costs

March 28, 2014

The 36th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women

Welcome runners!
The 36th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
The Freihofer's Run for Women 5km combines some of the top International and American women distance runners and over 4,000 women from the Capital Region and across the nation. From Olympians to recreational runner, it's a wonderful blend of competition, participation and camaraderie.

March 26, 2014

Dunn Memorial Bridge Still closed

Suspects jump off Dunn Memorial Bridge following high-speed chase 
Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014, 03:46 PM EDT 
ALBANY -- The Dunn Memorial Bridge is down to one lane following a high-speed chase that ended there on Wednesday. 

March 25, 2014

East Greenbush Pop Warner Registaion

East Greenbush Pop Warner Online Registration

East Greenbush Pop Warner is now offering Early Bird Registration.

We are currently offering registration for interested Tackle football players, Flag football players and Cheerleaders, who will be ages 7-15 on or before July 31st and registration for interested Flag players and Cub Cheerleaders ages 5-7 who will be ages 5-7 on or before July 31st.

It's Official - Castleton Court is no more

Tonight is the last day The Castleton will hold open court...

Even while they re-elected Village Justice Paul Peter, Castleton voters decided to abolish the village court and the justice seat. By April 1, the functions will be taken over by the town of Schodack.

Lesson learned? I hope not!

Girl shaves head for pal, breaks school dress code

Created: 03/25/2014 6:09 PM

By: AP

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado girl who shaved her head to support a friend who went bald because of cancer treatment has been told she violated her school's dress code.

March 24, 2014

Reward offered

Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014, 10:56 AM EDT UPDATE: Authorities say the reward offered and the public's information has led to the discovery of those involved. Joseph Losowski, 55, and Dave Garrity, 49, were both charged with illegal disposal of solid waste. Authorities say they could face a fine of $1,500 to $15,000 and up to 15 days in jail.

Schodack Budget Workshops

Budget Forum and Workshop Offer Opportunities for Community Questions – Wednesday, March 26 and Tuesday, April 8

To help answer questions our community may have about the 2014-15 budget, the district will hold a Community Budget Forum on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the High School cafeteria. The Board of Education will also hold a budget workshop with community input on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School cafeteria. Free babysitting will be available for both meetings. Each meeting will offer opportunities to learn about the 2014-15 budget process and ask questions. Community members will also be able to ask questions about the proposition to address infrastructure needs as well as the Capital Project.

March 22, 2014

Howe Caverns to explore above ground casino

Updated: 03/22/2014 3:55 AM
Created: 03/21/2014 4:44 PM
By: WNYT Staff
HOWES CAVE - In Schoharie County, the owners of an all-ready-well-known tourist attraction say they're now a step closer to building a casino on their "above ground" property.

Happy Birthday William Shatner

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.
Education should be individualized, students should work in groups regardless of age and their education should be built around their needs.
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March 19, 2014

The Wounded Warrior Fundraiser

March 29
Saturday, March 29, 2014 2:00 pm VFW 100 Hays Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Our Mission — The Wounded Warrior Fundraiser

In 2012, Rebuilding Warriors changed its focus providing companion dogs to Wounded Warriors. Warriors diagnosed as Amputees as well as those with PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Most of our dogs are bred especially for autistic children and have a highly sought after demeanor. We provide these dogs to active duty service members from any branch of the Armed Forces or Honorably Discharged Veterans from any service era that meet our eligibility standards.

EDITORIAL: Regents need new commissioner

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:54
THERE WAS AN ELECTION in state government this week. Not the kind with TV ads extolling candidates who'll cut every tax and save us from big spenders who'd outlaw hamsters. This one was for four unpaid jobs as members of the Board of Regents.
There was a local candidate for one of the seats on the Board of Regents, Regina Rose, a retired teacher and former member of the Ichabod Crane Board of Education. Ms. Rose did not win the seat, though she was qualified. So were the other candidates. And, no, you didn't forget to go to the polls Tuesday to cast your ballot. The public doesn't elect regents.
Regents are chosen by the full state legislature--the Assembly and Senate--convened in a joint session. A majority of both houses voting as one body decides. The Assembly has more members than the Senate, and the Assembly has a large Democratic majority, which makes the speaker of the Assembly the most powerful player in the appointment process, more powerful than the governor.

March 14, 2014

Governor Paterson to Join STRIDE Adaptive Sports’ Honorary Board of Directors

(Albany, NY) –With the 2014 Paralympic games underway in Sochi Russia, America is inspired by people with physical disabilities and their accomplishments. That is why STRIDE Adaptive Sports, an official Paralympic sports club of Albany NY is excited to announce the newest member to their honorary board of directors, former New York State Governor David Paterson. Governor Paterson served as the 55th governor of New York from 2008 – 2010, and was the first African American Governor of New York and the second legally blind Governor of any U.S. state. Since leaving office, Paterson has been working as a radio talk show host on station WOR in New York City. David Paterson continues to inspire us in his career achievements despite being blind.

$250 million paper mill announce in Castleton

$250 million Castleton plant expected to bring 70-80 jobs

Updated 10:25 pm, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A new $250 million paper mill in Castleton highlighted Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino's State of the County address to the County Legislature on Tuesday night.
Jimino announced that Castleton Paperboard LLC, an affiliate of MiniMill Technologies, had agreed to buy the former Fort Orange Paper from the county for $600,000.
"It is CP's intention to clean up the contamination on this former Superfund site and build a $250 million state-of-the-art paperboard mill that will employ between 70 and 80 people when fully operational and will manufacture lightweight paperboard that has the same strength as the recycled heavyweight paperboard it is made from," Jimino said.

The county has been working to return the mill site to productive use for about 12 years.
"It is very important to Castleton and the immediate vicinity," said County Legislature Chairman Martin Reid, R-Sand Lake.

What is going on with 9&20?

News from Keith A. Langley, Supervisor

 Town of East Greenbush

One of the most frequently asked questions to be asked in my office is “what is going on with 9&20?”For the past two years we have seen some businesses come to 9 & 20, more so over the last year, but I am most excited to announce two big projects that will be happening this spring!

March 13, 2014

Chowder Fest Charity Cookoff!

If you cook a mean chowder the deadline for entering is March 19th!
Click HERE for more details.

The following restaurants have signed up to participate (among other great teams!):

March 12, 2014

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Get your tickets now !!
Please come out for a pancake breakfast with the family at  
The Sports Grill of East Greenbush the family to help support the Bell Top PTO. I am chair person for the Dine to Donate program for my girlies school and would appreciate your support and hungry tummys. We will have the Easter Bunny there to visit with and take a picture of the kiddies with. Also, you can have free second helpings!! So it should fill up even the bigger hungry tummys!
$6.00 each or 2 for $10.00
Please reach out to me to get your tickets ahead of time. All tickets purchased before the day of the event will have an opportunity to WIN a $50 Wolf's 1-11 gift card. 
Thank you for your support!!

March 11, 2014

EDITORIAL: We need the EPA's help

Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:34
OUTSIDE YOU SEE A GREEN METAL building. The meadow next to it, covered in snow, is surrounded by a chain link fence. Below the dirt lane next to the fence, hidden by trees and gullies, is the Valatie Kill. Welcome to what was the Dewey Loeffel landfill, now part of the National Priorities List of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. People are more likely to know the shorthand version: a Superfund toxic waste site.

March 10, 2014

Maple Hill Annual Music In Our Schools Concert

Music in Our Schools Concert 

Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
The annual Music in Our Schools Concert will be held Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School gym.

March 9, 2014

For Immediate Release

STRIDE, Inc.                           476 North Greenbush Rd. Ste. 9, Rensselaer NY 12144
EMAIL: mwhitney@                               WEB:

Contact:         Mary Ellen Whitney  (518) 598-1279

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2014                 Photo Opportunity  
Adaptive Snowsports Race for Athletes with Disabilities hosted at Jiminy Peak
(Hancock, Ma) As the country becomes riveted with the first broad coverage of the US Paralympics in Sochi Russia this week, disabled ski racers from across the Northeast will participate in STRIDE’s 19th Annual “Great Race / Diana Golden Mills Cup Level I Adaptive Race” held on Saturday morning, March 15th, 2014 at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA.  This heartwarming event, a day of monumental achievements realized on the race course at Jiminy Peak, is open to all adaptive skiers of any age, skill level and disability. The event is targeted for youth to experience the thrill of competition on trails, but attracts many adults as well; including Wounded Warriors who STRIDE has a long history of serving.


Castleton - Schodack Kiwanis Club Chicken Barbecue Dinners

The Castleton - Schodack Kiwanis Club will be selling chicken barbecue dinners 
on Sunday, March 23, to raise monies for its community service programs.  The 
cost of the dinners is $9.00, and the dinners may be picked up from 12:00 noon 
to 5:00 P.M. at the Castleton Volunteer Fire Company in Castleton.  For more 
information or to order the dinners, call 428-6184.  Walk-ins are welcomed. 

2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis

2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis

Capital Region

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

The Colonie Crossings
Registration Opens at 9:00 AM - Walk Begins at 10:00 AM

Donate to Team Lexi


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March 7, 2014

For Immediate Release: Local War Hero to Address Wounded Warriors March 7, 2014

Photo and press opportunity 
War Hero SSG Kevin Flike 
Green Beret Special Forces to Address
Wounded Warriors in Troy, NY on March 7 

Troy, NY - STRIDE Adaptive Sports welcomes 15 regional Wounded Warriors with their families to the Capital Region for a weekend of healing through sports. Arriving in Troy March 6, they will spend a day getting to know each other and a private tour at the New York State museum, and then join STRIDE’s team of instructors at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort learning how to ski and snowboard Saturday and Sunday.  Many of the participants are from New York State Transition units, having recently returned with medical trauma. Five are alumni Warriors, invited back in mentorship role to guide the new Warriors through the overwhelming experience. 

March 1, 2014

1st Friday

1st Friday In AlbanyALBANY NY – The 1st Friday of every month marks a funky and fun night of the arts in Albany, starting at 5pm. The event is fittingly named... 1st Friday. Residents and visitors flock to downtown Albany for this highly anticipated art event, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild.
“First Friday is for everybody,” said Michael Weidrich, 1st Friday Coordinator. “This event brings together an entire city for one night a month, for the arts.”