May 29, 2016

Exciting Things Are Happening on Main Street!

Volunteers & Participants Needed

The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 4 PM to 7 PM, starting June 3 and ending in September. The market will be located on the NW corner of Scott Ave. & North Main Street. Space for vendors is still availabe. Contact committee chair Rachael Kerner at or visit the COHFAM Facebook page for details


May 23, 2016

Dude, you're not really here

In the past, heavy headsets, chunky graphics and sluggish latency have hindered the suspension of disbelief in virtual reality. But now, in Oculus' dozens of "experiences," as the company dubs them, you can live out your guitar-god dreams in Rock Band VR, float weightless in deep outer space in Adrift or hack through Tron-like computer nodes in Darknet. In each of these, you're not just playing, you're transported.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, preparing for a demonstration of the virtual reality headset his company is developing. Patrick T. Fallon/The NY Times/Redux
The experience, which teleports me to a jagged cliff in a virtual world spanning 50 square miles, is so realistic that I can barely look down – when I do, my knees buckle and my palms sweat. Finally, my brain has to interrupt: Dude, you're not really here.

May 22, 2016


Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Make some spare money! It’s time to clean out the garage, closets, attic and basements, and participate in East Greenbush’s Town Wide Garage Sale, to be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

May 21, 2016


Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic on this day in 1932.

May 20, 2016


Empire Blue Cross Employees partner with STRIDE Adaptive Sports for “Camp Clean-Up Day” in Chatham

STRIDE Adaptive Sports operates an 85 acre camp called SCORE 
(Rensselaer, NY)

(Stride Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education) formerly Girl Scout Camp Sha-Te-Muc located in Chatham, NY.

The camp, which had been vacant for many years, is host to many outdoor education programs for local Wounded Warriors and special needs children, to fully utilize the camping skills. STRIDE operates dozens of themed outdoor education programs and tent-camping during the summer, and pairs volunteers with STRIDE athletes with disabilities for a mentoring and rehabilitative experiences. The facility is also a retreat site used by Warriors and their families in addition to serving the hundreds of kids who participate in programs STRIDE offers tent-camping, hiking, archery, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and a lodge which offers a large space for trainings, seminars and retreats.

Schodack Town Park
We Stopped the NY Fracked Gas Pipeline Party!!
Sunday, May 22, 12-4 Schodack Town Park
(on east side of Route 150, north of Route 20, just past Poyneer Road)
Click here for a map.

You have been invited by Sally Catlett to sign up for "Potluck for SNYFG Party." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Also feel free to forward this email to anyone that may have been left of the invite. Thank you!
Group Organizing Made Easy!


May 16, 2016

Budget Vote!

Community Vote on Budget – Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.The community vote on the 2016-17 school budget will be held Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the High School gym. The budget requires no cuts to programs or staffing. It reduces the tax levy by an estimated 0.3%, which is within New York's Property Tax Cap. A budget newsletter is available here. If you have a question about the budget, please email Superintendent Bob Horan or call him at 732-2297 option 1.


May 11, 2016

Car drives into East Greenbush home

By Courtney WardPublished: May 10, 2016, 10:52 pm Updated: May 10, 2016, 11:13 pm

Tuesday on Lincoln Avenue. A car going out of control clipped a swimming pool, went through three yards and fences, and drove into a house.
Neighbors said a turn near the accident is a constant problem. Scott Houseworth lives next door to the home that was struck.

May 3, 2016

Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years in prison
Stay tuned...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued this statement following the sentencing:
“Today’s decision sent a simple message that officials who abuse the public’s trust will be held accountable. Justice was served.”

Get out!


Get your kayaks and canoes out and take a nice quiet paddle down the creek. You will be able to see everything blooming and also all the birds that have come back up north.