September 27, 2015

Tonight’s the night to try to see blood supermoon

Tonight, if the skies are clear where you are, you’ll be able to see a total lunar eclipse that is also a supermoon – a rare combination.

According to the National Weather Service in Wichita, clear skies are expected Sunday night with temperatures in the 70s to 60s and light winds.

September 24, 2015

Planning Board Approval has residents seeing Red!

Project Red revealed 

Project Red," the mysterious and controversial enterprise planned for land on routes 9 and 20, is a secret no more. 

McLane Foodservices officials met with the town Planning Board on Monday to publicly reveal plans for a grocery distribution center near the intersection with Route 150.

September 23, 2015

Selfies - are they really worth it?

More died this year trying to take selfies than from shark attacks

Next time you aim to channel your inner Kim Kardashian and snap a selfie, you might want to think twice.

The selfie-related injuries and deaths have prompted many places to ban selfie sticks.
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It ain't over till it's over

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. He is widely regarded as one of the best catchers in baseball history. Wikipedia

Born: May 12, 1925 (age 90), The Hill, St. Louis, MO
Died: September 22, 2015, Montclair, NJ
Height: 5' 7"
Number: 8 (New York Yankees / Catcher) NYPost

September 21, 2015

College Representatives Visiting Maple Hill

 How do you know a college is right for you? The first step is to ask plenty of questions. The answers will tell you if the college you are looking into meets your needs. High school seniors and juniors should take advantage of the college representatives visiting Maple Hill High School. Some things you may inquire about are their academics, student life, financial aid, admissions procedures and sports. Most reps visit in the Fall. The below schedule will be updated as colleges are scheduled and will be placed on the daily

September 11, 2015

“Every Kid in the Park”

BEGINNING IN THE 2015-16 school year, fourth graders in the US and their families will be entitled to free admission to America’s national parks, federal lands and waters.
“There’s a difference between seeing a grizzly bear and two cubs on TV and on a screen and seeing them there [in the park],” said Dan Wenk, the interim president of the National Park Foundation.

September 8, 2015

September 10 is Primary Day

Party   Town   Office   First  Last 

R     Schodack   Sheriff Patrick A Russo, Jr  -
R     Schodack   Sheriff Scott T Ryan  -
C     Schodack   Town Justice Jennifer G Sober  -
C     Schodack   Town Justice Paul W Peter  -
W    Schodack   Town Justice Paul W Peter  -
W    Schodack   Town Justice Jennifer G  Sober  -
W    Schodack   Town Council Linda L Underwood  -
W    Schodack   Town Council Tracey L Rex  -
W    Schodack   Town Council OTB  -
I      Schodack   Town Justice Jennifer G Sober  -
I      Schodack   Town Justice Paul W Peter  -
I      Schodack   Town Council Michael G Kenney
I      Schodack   Town Council Francis H Curtis


Stay-at-home dad excited for start of school

By Gregg Weinlein, Commentary
Published 3:14 pm, Saturday, September 5, 2015

I retired after a 35-year career in education. After such a lengthy career, I never thought to hire a career counselor for the next phase of my life. Big mistake, the extent of which I realized after I traded positions with my wife. Our Stay-at-Home-Mom went back to work and I became the Stay-at-Home-Dad.
Why didn't someone give me a job description? My classroom was much more peaceful than spending all day with our two children during the summer.

September 7, 2015

School News!

Classes Begin – Tuesday, Sept. 8
Students will return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Booster Club Meeting – Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m.
The Booster Club will meet Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School library. Interested community members are encouraged to attend.

High School Back to School Night – Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Maple Hill High School will host a Back to School Night for parents on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting – Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:00 p.m.
The Board of Education will meet Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School library. Interested community members are encouraged to attend.

Registration Deadline for ACT Testing – Friday, Sept. 18
The registration deadline for the Oct. 24 ACT Testing is Friday, Sept. 18. Please see the Guidance Office for more information.

Last Day to Drop/Add 1st Semester Course – Monday, Sept. 21
The last day to drop or add a 1st semester course is Monday, Sept. 21. Please see the Guidance Office for more information.

September 6, 2015

Pot has gone mainstream in the U.S.

The culture around cannabis is changing for recreational use

By Emi Sasagawa and Kelcie Johnson, News21

Ten years ago, it would have been improbable to bring together people to consume cannabis in a large-scale event like this. But the two-day trade show was one of dozens of marijuana-focused events taking place throughout the country this year. And as more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the more it becomes a part of American mainstream culture.

Public opinion around marijuana in the U.S. has shifted in the last decade. In 2010, 41 percent of Americans supported legalization, according to a Pew Research Center report. By 2015, 53 percent favored it.
Updated 9:15 pm, Sunday, September 6, 2015