May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Parades

Castleton-on-Hudson/Schodack Memorial Day Parade
When: Mon, May 29, 10:00 AM
Where: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
The annual Castleton-on-Hudson/Schodack Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 29, stepping off at 10 a.m. from Boltwood Avenue.


Rensselaer Memorial Day Parade
When: Sun, May 28, 1:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer
Where: 1:00 pm and the Parade will step off at 2:00 pm. The Parade will begin at The Doane Stuart School at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Forbes Avenue across from the Beverwyck Cemetery.

May 3, 2017

May 2, 2017

Here's what's new at CPL!

Starting this month, we now loan a number of specialty items:

Fishing poles
Holiday and specialty cake and cookie pans
Home energy loss detector
Metal detectors for youth and adults

Borrowing any of these items is easy -- all you need is your library card. Just stop by our front desk and we'll be happy to assist you!

We're also proud to offer a new monthly program beginning in May! Our knitting group will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome! A complete list of our May programs can be found below. 

Speaking of what's new, did you know that there's an easy way to see what items have recently been added to our collections? Click this link to browse items that have been added to our collections in the past 30 days

http://www.castletonpubliclibrary.org/news--resources

Advertise: 

Search underway for driver of crashed stolen car

http://news10.com/2017/05/02/police-driver-slams-into-east-greenbush-business-after-pursuit/
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are looking for a driver accused of slamming into an East Greenbush business and another vehicle Tuesday morning.
The crash had schools on lockout, a helicopter searching in the air, and residents on edge. One driver, whose vehicle hit, was left stunned on the side of the road.
Leif Guldfeldt says his pickup was struck while attempting to make a left turn off of Columbia Turnpike.

April 29, 2017

Local Wounded Warrior Gives Back to Community


(West Sand Lake, NY) – After serving a total of 20 years in military service in both Marine Corps and US Army, local Wounded Warrior, SFC Don Tallman (R), decided that he would like to give back to the community by sharing his experience in service and connecting with other fellow warriors through STRIDE Adaptive Sports.

Tallman, who works at Union College Office of the Registrar, was an alumni ambassador for upstate New York Wounded Warrior Project and first heard about STRIDE when he attended an event in 2013 on Union College campus that was thought to be a part of the Wounded Warrior Project, but later found out that it was a STRIDE Wounded Warrior Program. At the event, Tallman got Mary Ellen Whitney’s, CEO and founder of STRIDE, contact information and reached out to her.

In 2008, while in Afghanistan, Tallman suffered nerve damage on the left side of his body, which made it difficult for him to engage in any physical activity without feeling intense pain. Like most, if not all warriors, Tallman went through a phase of depression and solitude where he would not leave home unless he was forced to. Once he got involved with STRIDE, Tallman was on the path to recovering himself physically, mentally, and emotionally. He tried skiing for the first time and realized that he was able to accomplish two things, 1.) spend time with his kids who both loved to ski and snowboard, and 2.) build his confidence to try to do activities without causing too much pain.

“Peer relationship with other comrades is probably the strongest rehabilitative prompt, I think…” says Don Tallman, “spending time with peers that have been through similar deployment or injury circumstances; those are probably the best. You share what you’ve been through and how you got through those things”.  Tallman has recently been appointed the position as STRIDE’s Wounded Warrior Program Liaison. He has a lot to offer and in store to share and engage with other local heroes and looks forward to continue building STRIDE’s Warrior program, in hopes to help ‘heal’ others through adaptive sport and camaraderie.

To Contact Don Tallman: dtallman@stride.org
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April 12, 2017

“Responding to Climate Change in the Hudson Valley”

On April 5, there was a spectacularly successful presentation of a clarion call entitled “Responding to Climate Change in Hudson Valley” at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. The event was sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) whose executive director, Jim Bonesteel, made the opening remarks and explained what his organization does for the Rensselaer County community.
 
Then, Mark Lowery of DEC’s Office of Climate Change nearly overwhelmed a spellbound crowd with a Power Point talk full of facts, figures, charts, and illustrations about the dangers of climate change and ways to mitigate it. 
 
There were approximately 200 people in the audience (standing room only), including nearly 30 elected and appointed officials from approximately 25 nearby villages, towns, cities, four counties, and from all political persuasions, including NYS and federal representatives.

March 28, 2017

Summer IS coming

Summer Camp

East Greenbush Summer Camp Registrations are being accepted now- call 518-477-4194 for more information.

Summer Camp is located at the EG Town Park

Camp Schodack 
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summer

March 19, 2017

Town of Schodack

These meetings are open to the public.

Planning Board Meeting
March 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm


Town Board Meeting
March 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm

March 15, 2017

Village residents


Trash & Recycling Pick Up

This week, due to today's (3/14) storm, trash and recycling pick up in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will be on Thursday, March 16 instead of Wednesday, March 15.

Village of Castleton Election Day Tuesday March 21.

PIZZA NIGHT Schodack Valley

Eat in or Take out (518) 477-4215
Pizza, wings with home-made wing sauce (mild, hot, BBQ and Garlic Parmesan), mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, fully loaded, freshly made, antipasto and side salads all available!

March 9, 2017

Schodack's new Super!


The Board of Education on March 8 named Jason Chevrier the next school superintendent.

"Working so closely with Bob for 11 years, he was a friend but also an inspiration and I learned a lot from his leadership. His personality, his energy, his innovation, his passion for education, and his love for family, those are pieces of Bob that I will hold on to, to cherish, and take with me as I move forward into this role," said Mr. Chevrier.

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March 1, 2017

Major League Dreams

"Major Leagues is the end goal, that's been my dream for as long as I can remember."

When asked about his preference, Schultz answered, "Obviously the quickest way to the Major Leagues is the end goal, that's been my dream for as long as I can remember. I really don't have a preference."

Schultz allowed that he has started and relieved in college and in the professional ranks.

"I think both have their benefits and both have their ups and downs," Schultz said. "Just to be able to help out the team and get up there and show what I've got is -- regardless of what position I'm in, I would love it.

MLB.com Rays reporter Bill Chastain discusses Jaime Schultz and Ryne Stanek, two of the Rays' top prospects
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Here comes the sun

Troy working with Monolith on solar array

Monolith Solar panels expected to save city $100K on electric bill

Monolith Solar is installing solar panels on the Knickerbacker Ice Arena roof as the city aims to turn on its 2.1 megawatt citywide solar system in May.

Workers carried the roughly 4-by-6-foot panels across the roof before gingerly lowering them into the frames that will support them.

"It's great. We're getting into reduced electricity costs and reducing the carbon footprint," Mayor Patrick Madden said.
Troy represents one of the largest customers for Monolith. Its 2.1 megawatts is the largest in the 30 megawatt portfolio.
Madden climbed up on the arena's roof with Monolith's co-presidents, CEO Mark Fobare and COO Steven A. Erby, to inspect the installation.

"I see lots of glass going up," Erby said about the panels.

Monolith Solar is spending more than $4 million to install the system. The city anticipates saving $100,000 annually in electricity costs or about 40 percent of its electricity bill.
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February 4, 2017

Elvis is in the (fire)house!

On February 11, 2017 Donny Elvis will be performing at the Castleton Fire Company 11 Green Ave Castleton-on-Hudson, 12033. Doors will open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12.50 and please RSVP by February 9, 2017 to Jo Ann Lowe at 518-732-2690. Refreshments will be included.


Donny Elvis

February 1, 2017

Examining lost history.

February 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Examining lost history.
Greenbush Historical Society presents... Edmonia Lewis
Lewis in her lifetime was an enigmatic, singular figure, a maker of art in pristine marble. Though highly educated, she allowed the contemporary press to portray her as a naïf savant; though black and female, she succeeded in exhibiting her sculpture alongside the upper crust on both sides of the Atlantic.

January 25, 2017

Who Can Turn the World on with a Smile?

TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead At 80
"We’ll never forget the woman who “turned the world on with her smile.”
Moore, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1936 and grew up in Los Angeles, rose to international fame starring on the 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” She later starred on the beloved 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which is one of the first shows to feature a never-married, working woman as its central character. Moore played single, 30-year-old TV news producer Mary Richards.



 The real-life Mary commanded just as much respect. Her namesake show came to fruition in 1970, when she and her former husband Grant Tinker co-founded production company MTM Enterprises and successfully pitched the show to CBS. In its seven-season run, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” held the record for most Emmys won ― 29 ― until “Frasier” broke it in 2002. Huffington Post

January 16, 2017

PILGRIM PIPELINES ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Come to an organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush to learn about the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline transporting fracked oil and gas through our area.

Stephen Shafer of Citizens Against Pilgrim Pipelines (CAPP) will lead of team of knowledgeable activists in explaining the proposal and how we can organize to stop it.
The meeting is sponsored by Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline. Contact Ruth Foster, Board member of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, at: rmfoster@nycap.rr.com or call 518-588-0187.

Robert Connors, co-founder
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
https://www.stopnypipeline.org
https://www.facebook.com/stopnyfrackedgaspipeline

January 15, 2017

Schodack Chief says goodbye

Peter "piped out" after 45 years


Bernhard (Bernie) Peter led the agency for 15 years

Members from several town agencies were on hand to honor Chief Bernhard Peter with a traditional piping out ceremony Friday afternoon. Peter is retiring after 45 combined years on the force.