March 30, 2015

Schodack Central School District hosts MICROrganic

The Business Review
MICROrganic Tech is hosted in the incubator at the Schodack School District. The Schodack School District is the only district in NY State has hosts an incubator for startups.

Meet me at the Library

Castleton Public Library Celebrates Renovation with Open House

Castleton-on-Hudson, NY – The Castleton Public Library will officially celebrate its recent renovation on April 25, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at the Library at 12:00 p.m. with community leaders and library staff. Family entertainment, music, and refreshments will be featured, and "Then & Now" library renovation photographs will be on view.
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March 29, 2015

Video: An eagle is born at Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

What a treat.

Free Seedlings courtesy of NYSDEC.

Available to Schools for Free

RT : The deadline to apply for free seedlings has been extended until mid April:

Public Notice: organizational meeting

Public notice to Schodack and Nassau residents,
Plans call for the 36-inch, pressurized pipeline to travel east from Wright in an existing Kinder Morgan right of way through Knox, Berne, New Scotland and Bethlehem, before crossing beneath the Hudson River at Schodack, Rensselaer County. TU 3/27
On Thursday, 4/2/15 at 7 PM, I am holding another organizational meeting in regards to opposition to the proposed NED pipeline and compressor station in our towns. 

It will be held at the Senior center for the aging on rte 150 on the right just north of the intersection of Rt 20 and 150 if going north. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors. The past meeting we discussed our concerns about the pipeline, a general plan for upcoming public meetings, informing the public and voicing our opposition to our government leaders. 

Our last meeting was a success with about 30+ in attendance. This time, we will work on forming smaller committees to address specific tasks, planning our strategy for the upcoming Kinder Morgan meeting April 13 at Green Meadow school 6-8 PM, sign letters to our elected officials and have an informational letter to distribute to Schodack residents. We also need to start planning our public forum on 5/5 /15 and how we will organize help with this meeting.

Thank you, 
Lisa and Bill Zimmerman

 April 13: Schodack, NY  Green Meadow Elementary School; 234 Schuurman Rd., Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033  **All Open Houses are 6pm – 8pm

March 24, 2015

March 23, 2015

Do you have what it takes?

Petitions to Run for Board of Education Available – Deadline: Monday, Apr. 20

Interested in running for the Board of Education? A petition and a brochure are available here...Petitions must be submitted to the district office with at least 25 signatures by Monday, Apr. 20 at 5:00 p.m. Three Board of Education seats will be on the ballot for the May 19 community vote.


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March 22, 2015

Without a trial, and with a clean bill of health from the vet, the authorities seized his horses.

Government Attacks Small Family Farm in Schenectady County New York 

Unexpected Dangers of Farming
by FUSSYlittleBlog

Remember how I said I wanted to get more involved with local farms this year? Well, I guess it pays to be careful with your wishes.

A few weeks ago I met Joshua Rockwood for the first time at Bella Napoli in Latham. He’s the owner of West Wind Acres, a small but growing farm on the edge of Schenectady County in the town of West Charlton. Josh didn’t grow up a farmer. He has a background in construction, but he has gotten into farming for all the right reasons.


It’s a long story, and you can read the whole thing on his blog.

It's Just....another year.


Happy Birthday William Shatner

March 21, 2015

Twisted Sister drummer dies of apparent heart attack at 55

The band said Anthony Jude Pero died of an apparent heart attack while touring with Adrenaline Mob, a group with which he played in between engagements with Twisted Sister.










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March 19, 2015

EG Police Blotter

Stabbing, 
Identity Theft
Unlawful 'incident.'

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March 18, 2015

Bill Nye, 'The Science Guy' Headlines UAlbany World Within Reach Speaker Series

Francis Agyemang, president of the University at Albany Student Association said, "We are honored to host Bill Nye at UAlbany. His PBS TV show deserves a lot of credit for getting my generation of college students excited about science."

The event is sponsored by the University at Albany Student Association in partnership with theNew York State Writers Institute.

Tickets will be distributed as follows, with a two ticket limit per person:


  • On Wednesday, March 25, tickets will be available to the general public and students in the Campus Center West Lounge from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. If any tickets are remaining, they will be distributed in Physical Education (PE) building lobby across from SEFCU Arena beginning at 3 p.m.

Book signing at Great Finds!

 

Drop by Great Finds to meet former Columbia County resident Michael Arndt, this Saturday March 21 from 2-4.

Michael Arndt is an award-winning graphic designer whose love of
animals and typography inspired this book. He lives in New York City
with his yellow dog Clooney who sometimes says woof and his black cat
Aiden who often says meow. Cat Says Meow is his first published bookanimalopoeia™ animals that look the same as they sound.

March 16, 2015

Columbia Science Olympiad team Advances to Nationals


Posted March 16, 2015
Columbia High School’s Science Olympiad Team won the New York State tournament Saturday at LeMoyne College in Syracuse and will advance to the national tournament on May 15 and 16 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Columbia avenged its runner-up finish from last year, knocking off 11-time state champion Fayetteville-Manlius High School of Central New York by seven points.

Columbia defeated 53 schools in 25 different events including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, computers and engineering. Events range from paper and pencil tests, to laboratory activities and construction of devices.

Individual medals are given for the top 10 teams in each event, and these scores are combined to earn an overall team score. Columbia’s team medaled in 18 of the 25 events held on Saturday, and every member of the team won at least one individual medal. Additionally, team members Tim MacDonald, Peter Herrick and Parth Bhide’s gold medal performances qualified them for $14,000 in scholarships.

This is Columbia’s second consecutive trip to the national tournament. In 2014, Columbia finished 16th out of 60 schools and won the award for best new team.

March 13, 2015

There are no good guys

abc news
One and a half billion dollars in American weapons.

Officials said "certain Iraqi units" have already been denied U.S. military assistance -- including weapons, equipment and training -- because of "credible information in the past" of gross human rights violations.

“It’s tough sorting out good guys and bad guys in a lot of these areas,” said Brennan referring to scenes of “horrific human rights abuses.”
“When we see it, we do bring it to the attention of authorities and we will not work with entities that are engaged in such activities,” the CIA director said.

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March 12, 2015

65th Annual Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade



When: Sat, Mar 14, 2:00 PM
Where: Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Celebrate St. Paddy's day with the 65th Annual Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade! The parade steps off at 2pm and travels through the Capital City! Learn more HERE!

Got plans?

March 11, 2015

Odyssey teams advance to state finals

Eighteen student teams from schools in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties advanced to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament in Binghamton on April 11. They were selected from 106 teams competing in the Region Four Odyssey of the Mind Tournament coordinated by Questar III at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park.

Teams from Ichabod Crane, Averill Park, Germantown, Brunswick, Coxsackie-Athens, Troy, East Greenbush, Hoosic Valley, and Rensselaer finished in first place.

Since 1978, Odyssey of the Mind has been an international educational program where students apply their imagination and ingenuity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.


March 10, 2015

Music in Our Schools Concert

Schodack Central School District's Music in Our Schools Concert 

Wednesday, Mar. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The annual Music in Our Schools Concert will be held Wednesday, Mar. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School

Music Parents has some leftover Schodack quilts from the fundraiser we held in the fall.  We have decided to raffle one of the Schodack Quilts at the Music in our Schools concert on March 18.  Tickets will be sold at the concert for $1 a chance.  The winner will be drawn that night halfway through the concert, and you must be present to win.

Quilts will also be available for sale for $50.



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March 9, 2015

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Honey Bee like - "I need a licence?"

Jing Xin Shen, 54

Prostitution arrest at Honey Bee Salon in East Greenbush

Unlawfully practicing massage,is a felony under state Education Law that requires personal masseurs to be licensed.
A woman was arrested and a massage parlor at 110 Columbia Turnpike shut down Monday, town police said.

Based on witness information and police surveillance, officers entered the Honey BeeSalon around 3 p.m. and determined Jing Xin Shen, 54, was engaging in illegal activity.

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"An enormous loss"

'Simpsons' Co-Creator Sam Simon 
Sam Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons and a veteran of the television industry for over four decades, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday following a long battle with colorectal cancer. He was 59. The writer, cartoonist, producer, showrunner, poker player and philanthropist had been diagnosed with terminal cancer since late 2012, Variety reports.

...his input shaped the series into the long-running, globally beloved cultural behemoth that it is today.  Simon is still credited as an executive producer on the series, which has run for 568 episodes and counting.

March 8, 2015

Wake up sleepy head!


Don't forget you smoke detector batteries!

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March 7, 2015

When Daylight Saving Time Was Illegal

Lily Rothman Time - Time - Sat Mar 7 12:00:00 UTC 2015

When Daylight Saving Time begins this year on Mar. 8, Americans are likely to turn their clocks forward with a minimum of grumbling over the lost hour — at least compared to the objections that were raised when it was first implemented.

March 5, 2015

For Immediate Release

US Congressman Chris Gibson to Address
26 Regional Wounded Warriors

Troy, NY – Twenty-six regional Wounded Warriors and their families begin arriving to the Capital District today for the 10th anniversary STRIDE Wounded Warrior Snowfest, for a weekend of healing through adaptive sports.

March 4, 2015

What difference does it make?

Updated: Wednesday, March 4 2015, 03:48 AM EST
House committee subpoenas  Clinton's personal e-mail account

March 3, 2015

Milk...it does a body (and a state economy) good!

Holy cow! NY agriculture is booming

New York ranks in the top 10 in the nation for milk and other dairy production, as well as wine, apples and maple syrup, the report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found. “New York’s economy is still fueled by agricultural activity and the production of food,” DiNapoli said in a statement.

March 1, 2015

Pipeline forum draws heated opposition

David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media
NASSAU — The Nassau Sportsman Club was filled to its brim Saturday when more than 185 people attended the Stop New York Fracked Gas Pipeline public forum, a presentation on the proposed pipeline and compressor station to follow an existing utility powerline corridor through Schodack, Nassau and Stephentown.