September 24, 2014

Vocational Skills: What Happens When the Boomers Retire?

SCENE Editorials

As baby boomers begin to cash in their retirement, who will be there to fill in the gaps for labor or vocational skills.

What happens when boomers retire and younger generations don’t want to get their hands dirty?

Lab that tested Dewey Loeffel water hit with fine

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student


By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Updated 8:05 pm, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared.

September 23, 2014

Fall College Fair

180+ Colleges Represented at Fall College Fair – Wednesday, Sept. 24Representatives from more than 180 colleges will take part in the 2014 Fall College Fair at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the McDonough Recreational Center on the HVCC campus. Juniors, seniors and parents interested in speaking with college representatives are encouraged to attend. Admission is free. More info...

September 22, 2014

Capital Region residents voice casino views

Updated: 09/22/2014 5:06 PM
Created: 09/22/2014 9:22 AM
By: WNYT Staff

As any gambler can probably tell you, there's no such thing as a sure bet.
ALBANY - A more than 12-hour public hearing on proposed casinos began at 8 a.m. on Monday at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road.

September 19, 2014

Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation

Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

Schodack Police send out a warning after burglaries and car break-ins

Updated: 09/18/2014 5:49 PM
Created: 09/18/2014 5:47 PM
By: Dan Bazile

SCHODACK -- For Winnie Kutchukian and her husband, burglars breaking into their home was shocking enough.
"I think we feel like we've been invaded," she said.


After the Garage Sale, after Lark Fest - September 20 What's for dinner? PIZZA!

September 18, 2014


LarkFEST is New York’s largest one day street festival! It is one of Albany's most anticipated events with 80,000 people expected to attend this year.

September 17, 2014

This is your Brain...

Created: 09/17/2014 5:52 AM

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes DENVER (AP)

Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era ads that focused on the fears of marijuana, including the famous "This is your brain on drugs" fried-egg ad from the 1980s.

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Another View: September 15

Gregg Weinlein East Greenbush
Guess who got to see Lady GaGa recently in her Art Pop/Art Rave tour? My 10-year-old son went to her show at the Mohegan Sun Casino. All Beckett wanted for Christmas were tickets to a Lady GaGa concert. And Santa Claus came through.

But Santa was obviously too busy to consider the life situation of Beckett’s parents when he placed the holiday envelope with the concert tickets under the Christmas tree. So focused on my son’s prized gift, the great bearded one didn’t even realize the impact this present would have on Beckett’s parents.

What was Santa thinking, or drinking, when he got the tickets for Beckett? (Yes. I know I’m deflecting guilt.) Maybe he was packing a flask filled with vodka and Kahlua, and turning the milk left out with the cookies, into White Russians. Whatever the reason, Beckett’s tickets to the Lady GaGa concert created an unanticipated problem for Mom and Dad. Who was going to take Beckett to the show?

September 16, 2014

Rensselaer man arrested for jumping fence at the White House

Updated: 09/15/2014 9:27 AM
Created: 09/15/2014 9:13 AM
By: WNYT Staff

A Rensselaer man is facing federal charges after police say he jumped the White House fence on Thursday.
Police arrested 26-year-old Jeffrey Grossman. He’s currently in custody and under observation at a hospital.
The Secret Service alleges Grossman climbed over the fence of the presidential residence dressed in a Pokemon costume.
He is being charged with unlawful entry

Thanks for the memories

September 11, 2014

Reserve your table today!

 Grab your spot for the tag sale  - tables are $20 each, event to be held rain or shine. Contact Renee at 852-1972 with questions. Checks can be mailed to Schodack Valley Auxiliary, 1553 Schodack Valley Rd, Castleton, NY 12033.

September 11 Memorial Ceremony

September 11 memorial ceremony  at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post ceremony begins at noon honor the men and women who died protecting the lives of others and honor our fire department for protecting us. Patriots Day Service

Fashion Night Out

Fashion Night Out, Albany is an annual charity fashion show. Family Friends Future, Inc. and Style Abby partner every September to bring you together with local fashion! You will be blown away with an intoxicating runway show with the season's must-have looks.

September 8, 2014

Brutal Winter? Almanac Could Be Wrong, Scientists Say"No region will see prolonged spells of above-normal temperatures," the forecast reads. A snowy winter is predicted for the eastern coastal part of the country, as well as the Central and Southern Plains. Drier conditions are forecasted for the Southwest, Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes.

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'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message

For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.

September 5, 2014

Joan Rivers "Can we talk?"

Joan Rivers, the raspy loudmouth who pounced on America’s obsessions with flab, face-lifts, body hair and other blemishes of neurotic life, including her own, in five decades of caustic comedy that propelled her from nightclubs to television to international stardom, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81. Read more...

September 3, 2014

Library Makeover

The Castleton Public Library will start work on an interior renovation beginning Saturday, September 13, 2014. The makeover will take 4-6 weeks to complete, bringing the public an exciting new space to access the library’s collection of books, DVDs, periodicals and E-Books, as well as computer resources and programming for all ages.
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September 2, 2014

Man accused of sexual contact with 14-year-old girl

Updated: 09/02/2014 4:57 PM
Created: 09/02/2014 4:53 PM
By: WNYT Staff

A Voorheesville man faces charges after police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a child. Steven Vanalstyne, 51, is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

September 1, 2014

Diane Sawyer stepping down from ABC's 'World News'

Photo: Ida Mae Astute, ABC)
Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
Get ready to say goodbye to Diane Sawyer at ABC's World News desk.
And hello to David Muir.
ABC News today announced new roles for Sawyer, 68; Muir, 40; and George Stephanopoulos, 53.


Brunch for Britt

Please come join us at Wranglers on September 28, 2014 beginning at 12:00 p.m. as we joint in the fight against ALS. Together we will offer our support to Mike Britt and his family. Mike is a marine vet and longtime Rensselaer mail carrier.

Mike is a loving dad, grandfather, husband and son, also a friend to many in the community. We are asking everyone to come together for Mike to help raise money for finding a cure for ALS. Tickets are $15 which includes brunch and music by White Water. Brunch will be served from noon till 2 and you can stay as long as you would like.
Tickets will be available at Wranglers starting tomorrow or contact Lou or Kathleen Avellino at 477-4137. PLEASE RSVP by September 14th for head count for food, PLEASE join us at Wranglers 346 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush.


The Schaghticoke Fair

The Exhibitor Guide
VIEW the Guide is your ticket to classes and awards for this year's fair.

It has been prepared in accordance with standards requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York.

All exhibits are pre-entered and entered in compliance with the rules and regulations as outlined in the Exhibitors Guide.