April 28, 2015

President Obama promised a thorough investigation into the death of Gray

Baltimore Riots 
About 20 businesses and more than 140 cars burned as the mayhem spilled into Tuesday's early hours. From 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., the city's Office of Emergency Management reported 10 major blazes.

Demonstrators destroy the windshield of a Baltimore Police car as they protest the death of Freddie Gray. (Photo via Jim Watson/Getty Images)

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said the young age of those who took to the streets with rocks and bricks -- high school students, many of them -- caused officers to take a measured initial response to Monday's violence.

April 27, 2015

There are rules! Be careful people.

DEC: Open burning banned through May 15

For more information visit DEC’s website at:

ALBANY—A number of brush fires have occurred recently in the Capital Region.

April 26, 2015

Rensselaer Drug Bust

Man arrested after major drug bust in Rensselaer

Alexander Luciano
Updated: 04/24/2015 2:04 PM Created: 04/24/2015 12:52 PM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff

RENSSELAER - A significant drug bust yielded dozens marijuana plants, heroin and other illegal drugs.
Troy police are calling it “the prize” at the end of a very intense, two-month-long multi-jurisdictional investigation.
Some of the items seized were put on display Troy Police headquarters. It was an undercover Troy Police narcotics operation along with Rensselaer City Police and Rensselaer County probation investigators who raided a home at 1466 Fourth St. in Rensselaer.
Inside they found what’s described as an elaborate marijuana growing operation. There were at least 60 marijuana plants, but there was much more -- including heroin, ecstasy, steroids, $12,000 cash and a fake gun. According to police, all of the drug equipment was purchased online.


April 25, 2015

Resolution #27 of 2015

Resolution #27 of 2015
WHEREAS, A large natural gas pipeline called the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project, has been proposed by Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline, LLC, to be routed through Rensselaer County, including the entire width of the Town of Stephentown; and

April 24, 2015

Buffalo Escape~ Update

All buffalo shot and killed
Sheriff says crowded scene in Bethlehem was becoming like "the Wild West"
By Bob Gardinier, Madeline St. Amour, and Skip Dickstein
Updated 3:49 pm, Friday, April 24, 2015

BETHLEHEM – All 15 bison that roamed across a section of town for the past several hours were shot and killed by family members who owned the animals Friday.

April 23, 2015

So sad

Everybody Loves Raymond Child Star Sawyer Sweeten, 19, Dies of Apparent Suicide
Everybody Loves Raymond child star Sawyer Sweeten died on Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was only 19.

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2015
NY Leaders of Opt Out Movement Issue Their Demands

Costco and Cabela's...wouldn't that be nice for Schodack?

Schodack has a similar situation with homeowners wanting tax benefits from commercial properties, but not wanting businesses too close! We are being taxed to death. Castleton's Main street is dying. There is a real need for businesses - lots of room on Route 9! Cabelas would attract customers from Pittsfield to Rensselaer, Hudson to Bennington!
Please Costco and Cabelas - Try again!

Press Release

Please join the Friends of the Castleton Public Library on Tuesday, May 5th from 5-8pm at Scarnato’s Restaurant in Castleton, NY for a Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser! There will be a buffet with desserts included (cash bar). Come learn about the Friends and enjoy some great company.  RSVP by May 2nd to 732-0879 
or via email at friendsofcastletonlibrary@yahoo.com. Cost: $35/person or $60/couple.

April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day!

Schodack Democrats will be cleaning up Miller Road from I 90 to Columbia Turnpike to celebrate Earth Day.
Please join us! Saturday 4/25  from 10 am - noon!

April 20, 2015

Body/Mind/Spirit Expo

Body/Mind/Spirit Expo at Serenity Day Spa & Salon on Sunday, April 26th from 10-4. We have a selection of unique vendors including aura photography, intuitive, angel and oracle card readers, chakra balancing, Reiki, crystals, essential oils, products for well-being and more! Please share, come and bring your friends! We still have room for a couple more vendors too so if you or anyone you know are interested, please fb im me! smile emoticon

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Shake, rattle and roll at Good Buy Books

Saturday, May 23rd 10:00 AM

Shake, rattle and roll with Miss Kim at Good Buy Books. Free children's music event with stories, a craft, a snack and of course music and dancing!!! Open to children of all ages. Please call to register.

518-479-BOOK (2665)

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April 18, 2015

Open House!

April 25
Open House!
Date: Saturday, April 25
You're invited to the Castleton Public Library's Renovation Open House! Join us for family entertainment, refreshments, and music as we celebrate our recent renovation. Visitors will also be able to meet our new Library Director. 

Castleton's got Talent

Join us for Open Mic Night at the Castleton Public Library!

Tuesday, April 21
6:30-8:00 p.m.
At the Castleton Public Library, 85 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033.

Musicians and spoken word poets - come share your talents! Singers: please, no pre-recorded music; live accompaniment may be available with advance notice.

April 12, 2015

Public Notice

Spread the word!


Be informed, be involved!

Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Open House
Monday, April 13, 2015, 6-8 pm
Green Meadow Elementary School, 234 Schuurman Road

April 8, 2015

All aboard

David Borton retired from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to work full-time on his business, which he calls Solar Sal. A former engineering professor, Mr. Borton enjoys speaking with Schodack students as much as working on his boat.

Rte 9 Sports-Plex

Could it be? A new business in Schodack? Fingers crossed.

Grading operations under that permit are approximately 75% complete.  This project is in a PD3 zone and is an allowable use as a Health/Recreation facility.

April 4, 2015

Considerable opposition to this pipeline is growing

Come to a Public Forum about the high pressure, fracked gas pipeline and compressor station proposed to be located in Schodack

Where: Maple Hill High School 1216 Maple Hill Road
When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:30 pm.
Sponsored by: Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

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April 2, 2015

Greetings from Our New Library Director:

Castleton  Library OPEN HOUSE  ~ Renovation Open House on Saturday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

I'm very excited to come on board as Director of Castleton Public Library. 

During my first few weeks, I have been warmly welcomed by a number of our patrons and members of the community, as well as by our staff, trustees, volunteers, and our Friends group. 

If I have not yet had a chance to meet you, please stop in and say hello!

Take advantage of free advertising...Spring ad Fling!

The spring ad is free when you sign up for 3 months or more. To take advantage of this opportunity 
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