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WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR STEPHENTOWN’S FUTURE? Do you have ideas about what the future of Stephentown should be? Do you want more local businesses and jobs? Should we have a bank, a grocery store, a hardware store, a doctor, a dentist, a veterinarian? Should Stephentown have the local services that make a complete community? How about a local school again? How about making sure that the best land for growing local fresh healthy foods is always used for that purpose and family farms can remain viable businesses? What about maintaining our natural areas for recreation, hiking, hunting, etc. What about fairer taxes? Do you wonder why we are not attracting tourism dollars and businesses to our community even though we are at the crossroads between Albany and the Berkshires and between the mid-Hudson valley and Vermont? There are many ideas for a future Stephentown, but we have not created a collective vision of the future that we want. If you are interested in helping to shape this future Stephentown, please come and contribute to the conversation that is beginning in town. Let’s get together and build the thriving, resilient, local community that we want. A group calling itself Sustainable Stephentown is starting to meet in town to discuss these things. Come be a part of the conversation. All are welcome. The next discussion will take place 2/16, 7-9pm place at the Stephentown Memorial Library. For more information, please contact Kevin Carpenter at 733-0290.


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Letter to the Editor: Having taken great interest in the Dollar Tree Distribution Center proposal for the Routes 9 & 20 / Route 150 area, I believe this would be a positive addition to our Town of Schodack and to Rensselaer County. This project fits the town’s zoning laws, the comprehensive plan and the Route 9 corridor development plan. There are no needed variances. For this type of project, the site is as close to shovel-ready as Schodack has to offer. The site will be added to the water district, which will be some help with that part of our tax bill. Even with the Payment In Lieu of Taxes, there is revenue at the town and county level that should help to stabilize and reduce our property taxes (note to elected officials: a reduction in our property taxes is much preferred over an expansion of budgets!). The infrastructure is already substantially in place for the added truck traffic. There will be no on-site fueling, maintenance or washing of trucks. There will be a minimum of town services required. Truckers and Dollar Tree employees will need to use services available in town, so it should also be a much needed boost to the local economy. Anyone with a valid drivers license should be able to handle a 1-2% traffic increase, large trucks or otherwise. With unemployment as it is, I’m sure we can fill the job openings from the local work force. As for someone terming it “The Dowds Plan”, Dennis Dowds should take that as a compliment. Thank you to Dennis Dowds and Nadine Fuda for their efforts to ease our tax burden. This is one of the many different types of projects we should be looking at for the I-90 / 9&20 corridor to broaden our tax base. There is a link to the Dollar Tree project documents on the Town of Schodack home page. This distribution center built here is a win/win – Dollar Tree gets a desirable location and Schodack and Rensselaer County get a much needed boost in business, jobs and tax revenue. Let’s move forward, Schodack! ~Paul Vooris, Schodack


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Saturday, February 11th, 9:30am-12:30pm at Tamarac High School, 3992 NY 2 Troy, NY 12180. Learn about nutrition, general diseases, parasites, and when to call the vet. Animals covered will include: swine, goats, sheep, and poultry. Each participant may bring in one sheep or goat fecal sample for a free parasite analysis. Speakers include: Tatiana Stanton– Cornell University and Dr. Cindi Shelly-SUNY Cobleskill Animal Science and other industry experts For more information and to register, please contact Kirk Shoen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at 272-4210 ext 113. If you need special accommodations, please indicate what they may be at the time of registration. Cost of the workshop is $25 payable to CCE of Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy NY 12180. CCE is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.

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LOCAL STUDENTS ELECTED TO STUDENT SENATE at HVCC Several local residents were elected to student leadership roles at Hudson Valley Community College recently. Chad Coumbes of Troy was elected to the position of Student Senate President for the 2011-2012 academic year. Coumbes is studying Fine Arts at the Troy, NY college. Ali-Haider Bhatti of East Greenbush was elected to the position of Student Senate Freshmen Senator for the 2011-2012 academic year. Bhatti is studying Business Administration at the Troy, NY college. The Student Senate promotes and coordinates student activities, authorizes the establishment of new clubs, and promotes students’ interests on campus. It also assists with a budget that supports the college’s extracurricular program of more than 50 different clubs. The Student Senate is led by a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, and senators and officers are elected every year by the student body. In any given year, the Senate has openings for freshmen and seniors representing all four academic schools on campus. Students also elect a freshman class president and senior class president.

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FREE STAGED READING Village Stage and Starzyk Play Productions announces a FREE Stage Reading of the play “Seasons Change”. The play will be performed on Feb 18th at 7:30PM at the Arts Center for the Capital Region in Troy. The play is a bittersweet tale about four couples over 60 and how they deal with love, loss, sex, loneliness and relationships in general. Though the performance is free, reservations are encouraged since seating is limited. Call 518-7296128 for reservations.




Chris Shaw and Bridget Ball in concert at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Sat., Feb. 11, at 8pm. You’ll be captured forever ‘neath the North Country’s spell as you listen to their music, laugh at Chris’s tall tales, and maybe even get up to dance to the Cold River Waltz. Tickets $25pp and reservations can be made at 518674-2007 or The Center is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, only 15 min. east of Albany with plenty of free parking.

• Sunday, Feb. 12th - 8:30 a.m. Worship and Communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship with choir and organ. Professional child care provided. Guest Preacher, Dr. Roger Ellis, veterinarian with Heifer. Salem United Methodist worshipping with us. • 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Empty Bowls meal in Social Hall, to benefit the Heifer Project. Freewill Offering for simple soup and bread meal. Soup provided by local restaurants and members of the congregation. • Mark your calendar: Sat., Feb. 18th, 7 a.m. Men’s Communion Breakfast in Social Hall. For reservations, call Ralph LaMontagna at 674-1563 • Wed., Feb. 22nd - 6:00 pm Potluck Dinner in Social Hall, followed by a program at 7:00 pm. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday - Closed Feb. 20th. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, phone 674-3664, E-mail:

Jaclyn Paquette, Rensselaer County 4-H member and daughter of Mary Beth and Thomas Paquette is the recipient of the 4-H Lohnes Award. The Lohnes Award is a citizenship/sportsmanship award sponsored by Bob Lohnes of Schaghticoke. The award recognizes an outstanding Rensselaer County 4-H Horse project member. Jaclyn was most recently a member of the Stablemates Club. Jaclyn has been active in many aspects of the horse program from riding and showing both English and Western to Horse Bowl and Horse Communications both as a presenter and Teen Evaluator. Jaclyn has been a teen leader and has worked hard behind the scenes of many county wide horse offerings assisting with planning and facilitating. Jaclyn is currently a student at Hudson Valley Community College and has become a project leader of a newly formed horse club, the Barn Bums. The Lohnes Awardee is nominated and selected by the members of the 11 different 4-H Horse Clubs in Rensselaer County. If you are interested in learning more about 4-H in your area, contact your respective Cooperative Extension office. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Programmer.

IWANOWICZ ON DEAN’S LIST at SAGE COLLEGE OF ALBANY Lori Iwanowicz from Poestenkill, at Sage College of Albany, has been placed on the Dean’s Honor List for the Fall 2011 Semester. Dean’s Honor List students obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 after completing a course load of 12 credit hours or more, and receiving no letter grade below a C.

13th ANNUAL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL JURIED ART EXHIBITION AT SAINT ROSE The Esther Massry Gallery at The College of Saint Rose presents the “13th Annual Regional High School Juried Art Exhibition.” The exhibit features artworks by more than 100 students from more than 19 school districts and juried by members of the Saint Rose art faculty. School districts may include Albany City, Albany Academies, Amsterdam, Averill Park, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Cairo-Durham, Emma Willard, Guilderland, Ichabod Crane, Maple Hill, Mohonasen, Niskayuna, Schenectady, Shaker, Shenendehowa, South Colonie and others. The exhibit opens Wednesday, February 15, and continues through Thursday, March 15, at the Esther Massry Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. The gallery will be open for 1st Friday, March 2, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and closed March 411 (spring break). A gallery reception will be held Friday, March 2, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A keynote address by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and awards will follow at 7 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany. Both events are free and open to the public.

STAMMEL SUPPORTS RESTORING WALKWAY on LIVINGSTON AVE. BRIDGE Rensselaer County Legislator Mike Stammel said he is supportive of an effort to repair a walkway on a historic bridge over the Hudson River, to increase opportunities for pedestrians and cyclists. Reopening the walkway on the historic bridge between the cities of Albany and Rensselaer would also boost tourism and recreational opportunities along the river. “I think this project would have real benefits to tourism efforts, and add new opportunities for residents to enjoy the Hudson River, one of the most beautiful and historic rivers in the world,” said Stammel. The walkway was closed in the early 1990s due to disrepair and has yet to be reopened. Community organizations, including Parks & Trails New York, New York Bicycling Coalition, Capital Region Transit Advocates and Empire State Future are supporting the effort to repair and reopen the walkway on the bridge. Between Troy and Catskill, there is currently only one bridge for bicyclists and pedestrians to utilize, the Dunn Memorial Bridge. However, the walkway on the Dunn bridge is steep and often dark. Further south on the Hudson, the former PoughkeepsieHighland Railroad Bridge has been turned into a pedestrian and cyclist walkway now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson Historic Park. The bridge has been in service as a walkway since 2009. “The Walkway Over the Hudson has proven to be a popular attraction in the lower Hudson River Valley. I believe a restored Livingston Avenue Bridge walkway would be a viable and popular asset,” said Stammel. The Livingston Avenue Bridge features a unique rotating swing section to allow ships to pass through the bridge, and was constructed in 1866 and rebuilt in 1901. The bridge is still used for freight and passenger rail travel. Stammel said he will introduce a resolution supporting the project to restore the Livingston Avenue Bridge for consideration at the February 14 legislative meeting.

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TUESDAYS AT NOON CONCERTS AT ST. PAUL’S CHURCH IN TROY On February 21 Tuesdays at Noon Concerts at St. Paul’s Church in Troy presents soprano Jean T. Leonard in “Love Always and in All Ways,” a program of art song and show tunes on the many ways love touches our lives. With Judith Avitabile, piano, Jean will perform works of Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, John Duke, Ben Moore, and composer Steve Murray. In this month of hearts and flowers, they will make our hearts soar. Jean has soloed with Albany Pro Musica and the Oneida Area Civic Chorus, and her stage credits include roles in Pippin, Quilters, The Gondoliers, Yeoman of the Guard, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She is Director of Contemporary Music and a cantor at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. The 45-minute program begins at 12 pm at St. Paul’s Church, corner of Third and State Streets in downtown Troy. Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Bring your lunch and stay as long as you can. The church is handicapped accessible. The next concert in the Tuesdays at Noon series is on March 20 and features pianist Megan Muthersbaugh performing works by Debussy, Mozart, Liszt, and Chopin.


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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Sullivan Jones Post VFW 7466 in Poestenkill will host an AllYou-Can-Eat Breakfast on February 12th, from 8AM to 11AM. Menu: Eggs, Homefries, French Toast, Fruit, Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Milk. Cost is $6/Adults, $3/ Children 5 to 11 and Children under 5 are free.

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CHRISTIANITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY SPEAKER AND DISCUSSION First United Methodist Church at 1 Gilligan Road in East Greenbush will host a Christianity and Homosexuality Speaker and Discussion on Saturday, February 18th, at 2PM. The Rev. Dr. Philip Wogaman, former senior minister of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. will be speaking. Rev. Wogaman has held a number of leadership positions in The United Methodist Church, including ones at three United Methodist Seminaries. Dr. Wogaman is an author and Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. His topic will be “Christianity and Homosexuality: What Does the Church Think? What Does the Church Do?” Small group discussions and a question and answer session with Dr. Wogaman will follow. Child care and light refreshments will be provided. Registration would be appreciated (but not required) by calling the church at 518-477-9693 or email at

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APPLEBEE’S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT FRIENDS of the CASTLETON LIBRARY! On Saturday, February 11th, from 8am through 10am, the Friends of the Castleton Public Library will host an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser at the East Greenbush Applebee’s (594 North Troy Road). The cost is $6/person and tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Castleton Public Library, 85 South Main Street, Village of Castleton. Money raised will go toward children’s programming and purchases. Every person can help and we truly appreciate your support!

DEAR AVERILL PARK COMMUNITY MEMBERS On January 31st, the Board narrowed the superintendent candidates from 22 to 7 applicants. Interviews are scheduled with the Board in mid-February to determine the 3 finalists. Finalist interviews will occur in early March with the assistance of the Instructional, Non-Instructional, Administrative, and Community interview committees. The intent is to select the next Superintendent after the final interviews and announce that decision at the March 27th board meeting. Efforts have been made to meet with our local legislators to explain the current budgetary concerns over the Gap Elimination Adjustment and its impact on the district. Several administrators met with the Chancellor of the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education on January 27th. Members of the administration and Board met with Senator Roy McDonald’s office on February 2nd. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin attended a meeting at the high school with district staff on February 3rd to better understand the challenges that the district is facing. An invitation has also been sent to Governor Cuomo to visit our school district and see our situation first hand. A community budget forum was held on Wednesday, February 8th, to begin the process of gathering input from the district. Our sincere appreciation goes out to those who attended and we look forward to holding another public session in March. Please view the Budget Corner of the District website. The Board is developing a Key Communicator group. We are seeking participants to play a critical role in ongoing, two-way information sharing with parents and citizens of the district. A summary of the group’s role and mission can be found on the District website under the Key Communicators section. The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, at 6:30 pm in the High School LGI. A report on Student Support Services, as well as 2012-2013 budgets for Transportation and Interscholastic Athletics will be presented. Please visit for up-to-date information and opportunities to participate in the dialogue. ~Your Averill Park Board



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NASSAU SUPERVISOR’S REPORT By: David Fleming Thanks to a team effort, Nassau has advanced considerably in the last several years in planning for and dealing with emergency incidents and natural disasters. At a recent meeting of our fire chiefs, I agreed to dedicate a Supervisor’s Report to sharing with you a couple of important items. These are simple but effective ways you can assist our emergency services partners in prevention, response and planning. First, it is important that your home and mailbox are clearly marked in at least 3 inch reflective numbers. Our emergency services partners can’t help you if they can’t find you. In addition to these very cheap reflective numbers, you may also purchase 911 address plates. Please also think about any neighbors you may have that are homebound. The next time you are at the store, grab their digits for them. For a few cents, you can properly mark their mailbox (with their permission, of course) and you just may save a life. Do you have a carbon monoxide and a smoke detector? It is the law in New York to have them. Please don’t be a statistic. For a few dollars, these purchases may save your family. As always, remember to change your batteries in these devises. If you can’t remember the last time you changed the batteries, please do it today. As a community, we have recently faced flooding, ice storms, etc. Please be sure to visit your town’s website at for information on preparing for an emergency. Please also have a battery powered or crank radio available in your home. This will be the way that we are able to communicate emergency information to you during a town-wide emergency. In the event of a declaration of emergency, you may be advised to refrain from driving. If this is the case, please stay off the roads. These emergency orders have the same effect as law, and by being out on the roads, you may not only endanger yourself; you may endanger emergency services and our highway crew. Additionally, please do not forget to prepare for your pets in an emergency. Their well being will require your assistance and a little advanced planning. Finally, if you would like to be on the front lines of assisting your neighbors in emergencies, why not consider joining one of our fire or ambulance departments. They would appreciate your service and so would your neighbors. Thank you.

CAPITAL AREA RODS - 2nd ANNUAL WISHING FOR SPRING SWAP MEET Capital Area Rods will be holding their 2nd Annual Wishing for Spring Swap Meet on Sunday, March 18th, at the Brunswick Elks, 665 Brunswick Road (RT 2) in Troy. The Swap Meet will be held from 9AM to 3PM and admission is $3! Indoor Vendor space is $20 per table and Outdoor Vendor space is $10 per space. Set-up for Vendors is 7AM to 9AM. Food and Drink will be available. For more information, please contact Joe Motzer at 518-272-5474.

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If walls could talk...they’d tell the story of a “rough rider” President with an affinity for the outdoors and hunting. Perhaps you’d hear of visits by gangster Leggs Diamond and his cronies. The walls might swing with big band names like Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey whose performances were broadcast live from this venue in the 1940s. Now YOU have the opportunity to visit the historic Crooked Lake House. Located on Rts. 43 and 66, it is only open for weddings and special events, but you NOW have a unique invitation. This beautifully restored venue will be the site of the Sand Lake Valentine Bicentennial Dance on Sat., February 18th, from 7-11 pm, featuring hors d’oeuvres and live music. This year is our town’s 200th birthday. How appropriate it will be to celebrate in this nearly 2 centuries old building. Tickets are $30 pp (and $35 at the door- space permitting.) Tickets are available at the Town Hall in Sand Lake, or see Fred Erickson, 674-5143, or call 674-3172 or 674-5560 for reservations and more info.

Brittany Margaret Celeste, daughter of Kim Marie Bolduc, has been placed on the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at the State University of New York College at Cortland. Brittany is Majoring in Early Childhood/Childhood Education with a concentration in Humanities. She graduated in 2007 with a High Regent’s Diploma from Columbia High School and graduated with Honors from Hudson Valley Community College in 2009. Brittany achieved a 3.5 in all coursework while taking 21 credit hours. She plans to graduate in the Spring of 2012 with a dual major in education.

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COME CELEBRATE HEALTHY HEART MONTH WITH TOWN OF SL YOUTH February is Healthy Heart Month! So come and celebrate on February 25th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Sand Lake Town Hall. Kids in Grades 1st – 5th are invited to come and participate in healthy heart activities which promote wellness and fun choices. Be sure to wear your sneakers for Zumba, be ready to make healthy heart snacks and play some games. Please call Lindsy Marshall at 526-0938 to sign up or ask any questions.

The slate of 2012 Department officers were installed and community and service awards were presented at the DeFreestville Fire Department’s 66th Annual Installation and Inspection Dinner held on Saturday, January 7, at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post in East Greenbush. The elected officers installed were President - Robert Durivage, Vice President - William Stewart, Treasurer - Dave Wos, Secretary - Jeff Stehr, Membership Secretary - Robert Ewing, Chief - Raymond Swart, 1st Assistant - Shane Clute and 2nd Assistant Chief - Brian McCrae. Appointed Fire Officers installed included Captains - J. K. Slupski, J.D. Wilson and William Burkart; Lieutenants - Brandon Galligan, Mike Russell, Jason Strosberg and Bill Fleming; Engineers - Jeffrey Belschwinder, Jason Christie, Greg Croll, Eric Denny, Dan Garab, Mark Lacivita, Daniel Sheehan, Jeff Stehr, Jeffrey Swinford, Nick Tarnowski, Gary Wright and Station Engineers - Jim Fontaine and Bill Stewart. The Department presented its 2011 High Attendance Award to Captain William Burkart and gave the year’s Engineer’s Award to Brandon Galligan and the Lieutenant’s Award to Jason Strosberg. The Community Service and Appreciation Award was given to NYS Supreme Court Justice Raymond J, Elliott, III and the Appreciation Award to Cumberland Farms Manager Ross McGowan. Membership service awards were announced for Marty Bornhorst and Mark Lacivita for 40 years of service; Shane Clute and Bob Ewing for 15 years; Ben Bornhorst, William Burkart and Ryan French for 10 years; Josh Bruder, Jason Christie and Dave Cohn for five years. The DeFreestville Fire Department in North Greenbush Fire District # 1 is a volunteer organization established in 1945 that provides emergency services 24 hours a day. The fire department always needs and welcomes new members and community support. DFD’s non-emergency number is 286-3612. All emergencies in Rensselaer County should be reported by dialing 911. You can visit the DFD web site at:

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CAPP DOG AND CAT ADOPTION CLINIC CAPP pet adoption clinic will be held on Sat., 2/11, at Healthy Pet Center, Route 4, N. Greenbush, from 11am12:30pm. Meet our Pet Connection dog! Chihuahua, Chi mixes, JRT mix, Pointer mix, Boxer mix, Terrier mix, Beagle. Many of these dogs are at the clinic. Cats and kittens at clinic too! For descriptions/pictures of some CAPP pets and application:

AUDITION FOR “THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE” Audition for “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”, b y Neil Simon - Dinner Theater produced by The Stillwater Players Among Other, Inc., directed by Linda Yurschak. 8 performances from 5/4 - 5/19. Need 4 F & 2 M. Character Roles w/ages ranging from 45 to 65. Auditions are 7PM to 9PM on Thursday, Feb. 16th; and Friday, Feb. 17th, at All Saints on the Hudson Parish Center (formerly St. Peter’s Parish Center), 271 N. Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY (RT’s 4 & 32). For more information, call Yurschak at 541-2019.

LEGISLATORS MOURN PASSING OF FORMER SHERIFF DANIEL V. KEATING Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature mourned news of the passing of former Sheriff Daniel V. Keating, who died recently. Keating was first elected as Sheriff in the early 1991, and served three terms. He decided not to seek re-election as Sheriff in 2003. Prior to serving as Sheriff, Keating had a distinguished career with the New York State Police. He rose to the rank of senior investigator and worked in administration with the NYSP, and was decorated for heroism. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marines. “The people of Rensselaer County had a great defender and protector in Dan Keating. He earned the trust of the people during a career in law enforcement that stretched over several decades. We share our condolences with Dan’s many friends and family,” said Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid. Keating had also overseen the opening of a new county jail in South Troy after the county moved from the former in downtown Troy on Fifth Avenue, and also helped with improvements to the county’s 911 system and emergency radio networks. “Dan Keating served the people of Rensselaer County with distinction and honor as Sheriff. His passing is a real loss for the county,” said Legislator Mike Stammel, chairman of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee.



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477-1102 75 Troy Road, East Greenbush SCHODACK PLANNING LACKS BUFFERS Letter to the Editor: I heard a word mentioned in the Schodack Town Hall last week I have not heard in recent years. When I heard it used years ago, I assumed it was common practice and that it had been applied to all zoning areas where commercial zones would be adjacent to residential zones. We have recently learned this was not the case. It looks like it is time to shore up our zoning code to protect both business and residents. That word is “buffer.” I recall years ago when that word called for something more passive to be next to a residential area such as condo’s, apartments or moderate sized business offices for example. The adjoining buffer would protect the residents from more commercial projects. This practice would help (buffer) protect residents who enjoy their neighborhood environment. About 2 weeks ago, the Dollar Tree (DT) had withdrawn their application for 30 days. This was a good move on their part as their time table was way too fast for the residents and the Planning Board to digest all the pro’s and consequences. It also slowed down the actions and attitude of the Rensselaer County Planning as well as the Schodack Planning. It could be refered to as getting some “breathing room” and time to think more clearly. It appears DT has realized there are more problems building in Schodack than just going ahead and breaking ground in March. They may be checking out their other possibilities. More and more residents are realizing they do not want to trade quality for tax dollars. They expect better planning for the future development in the center of Schodack. In the meantime, more effort should be made to find a suitable site near exit 12 and keep the warehouse units in one part of town. It can happen with enough effort. DT, a good business for Schodack when it fits in with good planning. ~Raymond W. Lemka, Schodack Resident Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

TIES TO THE LAND: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR WOODLANDS Ties to the Land: Planning for the Future of Your Woodlands workshop will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 9am-4:30pm, Petersburgh, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Agricultural Stewardship Association, Rensselaer Land Trust, and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance present a Succession Planning workshop for woodland owners. Succession Planning — the human side of Estate Planning — focuses on the key challenges facing family forest owners and the communication and legal planning tools needed to maintain family ties to the land. Includes discussion and Q&A with local experts (tax attorney, land trusts, etc.). For registration and workshop details, please check http://, or email/call Maureen Mullen:, 607-254-6556.


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Q.U.I.L.T. MEETING Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, February 10th, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY. The general meeting starts at 9:45 AM; doors open at 9:15. There is a $5 visitor donation. General Meeting, show and share & At the Movies - Guild Style! For information, call (393-2284) or check our website (

Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Texas Hold’em on Saturday, February, 11th. Doors open at 5PM and play starts at 6PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM IN STEPHENTOWN The Veterans of Stephentown will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, February 11th, in the Stephentown Fire Hall, located at 35 Grange Road in Stephentown. The doors will open at 5PM and close at 6PM. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. A Free Buffet will be served at the first break. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35.00 per player will be accepted. Players can make an additional $10.00 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one place for every ten players with a minimum of four places. The next Texas Hold’em tournament at the Stephentown Fire Hall will be held on February 25th, 2012. For further information, please call Tom McVeigh at 518-658 2448.

THRIFT SHOP The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3 to 6PM; and on Saturday, February 11th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages(business attire for men and women, a babies’ room, a children’s room, women’s plus sizes, winter coats), books and toys. Unique Valentine’s Day items are on display. The Thrift Shop is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear of the building.


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Pete, You’re a loving, kind, hardworking, helpful, understanding, patient & humble husband. You’re all I need. Love, Susan

Connie Ryan, I Love You! David Defazio

Donna, A thousand hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you. Love, John

Daniel, You are my love, you are my heart. Always, Cheryl!

Happy Valentine’s Day to a very special mom.We love you! Iggy, Xavier, & Max

Terry Duncan, I can’t wait to be your wife. You are my world. Love, Christine

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Shawn, 71 days until Disney. You make my dreams come true. I love you, Carol

Happy Valentine’s Day Pook. We love you so much. Sun, Nut & Pooh Bear

Janet, Love Always. Happy Valentine’s Day 2012. Love, Scott

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Hi Ms. DoodianHappy Valentine’s Day! Will & Laura Hynes

Nauny & Poppy, We love you to the moon & back. Love, Nick, Mia, Jalena, & Bella

Dear DoDa, We love you with all our hearts! Love, Laura & Will xo

APE, You work hard daily, And glow with Beauty! You married Me! That makes Me fruity! Love, WAE

Mom Evancoe, Close to perfection! You scratch our ears, -Then you feed us! It brings us to tears! Love, Mia & Zoey

Ma Evancoe, Living away now& Love you lots! Help with the laundry? We still got spots! Love, Kyle & Ross

Annie, Each year we learn more and grow stronger! Love you, Greg

Happy Valentine’s Day. We love you Babe! Todd, Colin, Ryan & Layla

Jeannette, Lucas & Samantha, Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Birthday Jeannette! Love, Mom & Mike

Howard G. Sharp Jr., Serve those balls hardYou make me Spike! So handle my Volley, That’s what I Like! Miss Tightnet 2012

Jolene, My Princess Buttercup, I love you now & always. Rodney

My Dear Sweet Valentines:Mary Beth & Jimmy McDade. XOXO Love, Mom




On Tuesday, February 21st, the Troy Area Senior Service Center, 19 Third Street will hold a Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras Celebration at 11AM with entertainment by Sal Cannavo in the dining room. The entree will be a steak sandwich with cheese and onion sauce. Wear bright colors and crazy hats and join us for this fun party. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older every weekday at a suggested contribution of $2.50. Call 270-5349 to make your reservations.

St. Paul’s Church, Sylvester St., Kinderhook will hold a Chicken Parmesan Dinner on Saturday, February 11th, from 5PM to 7PM. Cost is $10/ Adults and $5/Children. For reservations and more info., please call 477-7138.

Boy Scout Troop 525 is having a Spaghetti Dinner at the Salem U.M. Church, West Sand Lake, on Sat., February 11th, from 4-7 pm. The menu consists of Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Bread, Beverage and Dessert.The prices are Adults $8., Kids 510 $4., under 5 free.

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SENIOR VALENTINE DAY LUNCHEON A Special Valentine’s Day Luncheon will be held at the Edward C. Swartz Senior Center in Schodack on Tuesday, February 14th, at noon. The menu will consist of Baked Meat Loaf w/ Gravy, Baked Potato, California Blend Vegetables, Rye Bread, and Ice Cream for dessert. Bring a friend or loved one and share a love story, funny story or a special time in your life. Refreshments will be served by senior volunteers.

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is a pleasure to be addressing you upon the completion of my first month in office. I am working with the Members of the Town Board to reduce the deficit and to economize as much as possible. The Citizens Advisory Committee on Finance (CFAC) has been reinvigorated with new members. I attended their first meeting and I am excited about seeing the results of the work they have committed to. Their advice will be very valuable to us all on our journey to financial stability. For a list of the CFAC public meetings, or the names of the new members, please visit or contact my office at 477-4775. The Parks Task Force has been appointed, and while their work will be conducted under necessary fiscal constraints, we can all look forward to their input on the future of our Parks. I would like to extend a special thanks to the volunteer members of CFAC and the Parks Task Force. January was a busy month for the East Greenbush Police Department. A missing local teen was reunited with her family after police, search & rescue and other police agencies assisted in locating her. Another investigation was closed by the arrest of three defendants for the larceny of a pocketbook containing over $9000. from a woman at a local grocery store. The Police are cautioning residents to take great care with their handbags and personal belongings while shopping. Congratulations to the Town Hall employees who wore red on Friday, February 3, and collected $150. for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. I would like to recognize Kim Carlock, Deputy Town Clerk, for leading the effort. Work continues on refinements for the new system at the Transfer Station. The suggestions of the public have triggered some adjustments, so keep up the good work. We have been fortunate as far as snow storm clean up so far this winter. This has saved the Town on supplies and overtime. With apologies to the ski and snowmobile enthusiasts, I hope for continued good weather. Be well and stay in touch.

GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK HOSTING “CITIZEN SCIENTIST BIRD COUNT” Grafton Lakes State Park is hosting the winter recess program “Citizen Scientist Bird Count” on Monday, February 20th. This program will include winter bird bingo, making pine cone bird feeders, blue jay cookies and an outing to help us conduct our annual bird count. As part of Cornell Ornithology Lab’s national Great Backyard Bird Count, this bird count helps us learn the population of different bird species from year to year. Come participate and you can call yourself a citizen scientist! This program is geared for elementary school children, but the whole family is welcome to come and enjoy a beautiful winter day together, while helping us count birds! There is a $3.00 program fee per child which includes a snowshoe rental if conditions require, and the event will take place from 10am12pm at the park office on Monday, February 20th. For more information on “Citizen Scientist Bird Count,” please call the Park Naturalist at 518-279-1155. Information about park events may also be found online at parks.

The Averill Park School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2012-2013 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child who will be five years of age on or before December 1, 2012 please contact the district registrar at 674-7050 extension 2819 to make sure that the child is listed on our school census. This will guarantee that you will receive all upcoming kindergarten information by mail. Registration paperwork should be hand delivered by the parent or guardian to the district registrar at the district office at the Averill Park High School during the month of February. Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM with extended evening hours on February 13th until 7 PM. Registration forms are accepted on a walk-in basis only. No appointment is required. All paperwork must be completed by 02-28-2012. New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires that all pupils must be immunized as follows for your child to attend school: 3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (given as DTaP or DTP) 3 doses of polio vaccine (usually as IPV) 1 dose of mumps vaccine after 12 months of age 1 dose of rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age 2 doses of measles vaccine, the first after 12 months of age and the second after 15 months of age. 3 doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine given in a 6 month period of time. 1 dose of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) administered after 12 months of age.

MULLIN NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S LIST AT HVCC Theresa Mullin of Wynantskill was recently named to the President’s List at Hudson Valley Community College. Each fall and spring term, the college’s President’s List honors those students who have a term grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0. Mullin is in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program at the Troy, NY college.

WOODSIDE CEMETERY ASSN. MEETING Woodside Cemetery Association, 56 Road, East Poestenkill, will hold its Annual Lot Owners and Families Business Meeting on March 6th at 7PM at the Union Gospel Church Hall on Plank Road, RT 40, in East Poestenkill. All interested are welcome to come. We will discuss general business, plans for spring projects, and election of officers will be held. The floor will be open to anyone who would like to comment. Questions may be made by phoning 518-283-1257. Contributions or comments may be mailed to Woodside Cemetery Association at 56 Road, PO Box 76, Poestenkill, NY 12140.

TAX FORMS: We now have New York and federal forms. LOVE YOUR LIBRARY: Luscious gourmet milk and dark chocolate valentines are on sale for $6 each at the front desk while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the library. THANK YOU: To Kirsten Keefe, Charles & Karol Graber, Barbara & Thomas Chesnut, Raymond & Karen Wood for their generous support. BASIC AID TRAINING COURSE: Saturday, February 11, 124pm, youngsters in grades 3-4 can get training in basic safety and first aid. Call Ms. Vermilya at 674-8509 for more information. LATE OPENING: We will open late at 1pm Wednesday, February 15, due to staff training. LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING: Thursday, February 16, at 6:45pm. HOME SCHOOL GAME DAY: Join the fun Friday, February 17, 11-12:30. HOLIDAY CLOSING: The library will be closed Saturday-Monday, February 18-20, Presidents Day weekend. E-READER 101: Tuesday, February 21, at 6pm, Jo-Ann Benedetti from the Upper Hudson Library System will show you how to use your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader to check out digital books, audio books and movies. Please pre-register at 674-5050. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. Web:


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The First Reformed Church in Wynantskill is still offering Free Pasta Dinners on Tuesday evenings at 5:30. The dinner consists of pasta with plain or meat sauce, bread, tossed salad, beverages and homemade desserts. The dates for the dinners for the month of February are February 14, 21 & 28. The church is located on the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street in the village of Wynantskill. Please come and enjoy good food and warm fellowship.

St. Henry’s Knights of Columbus will serve a pre-Lenten All-YouCan-Eat Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner from 5PM to 7PM on Feb. 11th in the community room. The menu will include tossed salad, bread, butter, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert, coffee and soda. Cost: Adults/$8 and children/$4.

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ANNUAL SOUP SALE Castleton/Greenbush Rebekah Lodge #26 will be holding their annual soup sale on February 11th, at Broadway United Methodist Church, (1550 Broadway, Rensselaer), between 10am and 2pm. We will have homemade Chicken Vegetable and Vegetable Beef available. For more information, call Ellen Jean at 477-6517.



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Grafton Lakes State Park is hosting Winter Recess Program, “Animal Tracks & Traces” on Saturday, February 18th, at 1pm. This program will include an introduction to reading the stories left by fox, deer, rabbits, and other forest dwellers in the snow, along with a short hike. Come dressed for the weather and learn how to track and trace animals found at the Park. This is a beginners’ class ideal for children, but the whole family is welcome to come and enjoy a day together. Discover the signs that animals leave behind as they live their lives in the woods and fields of the park. There is a $3.00 program fee per person including snowshoe rental, and will take place from 1pm beginning at the park office. For more information on “Animal Tracks and Traces”, please call the Park Naturalists at 518-279-1155. Information about park events may also be found online at or visit us on Facebook.

Kit Collins of Averill Park, a member of the class of 2015, was named to Tufts University’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 semester. Dean’s List honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.


WRONG REASON TO OPPOSE DOLLAR Letter to the Editor: Like many writers here, I oppose the construction of a Dollar Tree distribution facility, anywhere. But I more fervently oppose one of the arguments I’ve heard against its proposed location: the effect it will have on the character of the surrounding community. Communities have no rights - individuals do. The current owner and proposed buyer of that property have the same rights to that property as you do with yours. We have a cherished history of property rights that have been threatened and subsequently diminished by communities that claim dominion over the property of a single member of their community. It’s a perfect example of why democracies fail. In our republic, we have laws that preclude a majority (the community) from suppressing the rights of the minority (the individual property owner). If this country were a democracy, a claim often presented by Democrats, a neighborhood of white people would have the right to keep a black family from buying a home in their neighborhood. We’ve evolved past that haven’t we? To allow the majority to suppress the property rights of any individual for any reason, no matter how compelling, would be immoral. It would violate natural law, our Constitution. We should be fearful of the unintended consequences. By endeavoring to bring the government into this single land transaction via the courts, legislation or the fiat of unelected bureaucrats in a government agency, we diminish everybody’s rights. Your property may be next. The most egregious example I’ve seen of the consequences of this suppression of individual rights is the case of Kelo v. New London CT. The community sought a boost in tax revenue by taking Mrs. Kelo’s little old waterfront home via eminent domain and giving it to a corporation for construction of a revenue generating resort. The courts decided in favor of the community. Mrs. Kelo was relocated along with neighbors whose properties had been in their family for generations. The property was made “shovel ready”. The corporation went bankrupt and the property was turned into a dump. Such is the justice of natural law. ~David Crawmer Editor s Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

EPIC COUNSELING Do you still have questions about the NYS EPIC Program regarding the changes that took effect on January 1, 2012? Candy Rivera Whitehead, NYS EPIC Representative and Tammy Childrose, Rensselaer County Office for the Aging will be at the East Greenbush Public Library, 10 Community Way, on Tuesday, February 28, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM to answer any questions you might still have. Not enrolled in EPIC? Come and find out how EPIC can save you money in the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap “Donut Hole”. EPIC is FREE and you can join if you are 65 or older, a resident of NYS and Single with income up to $35,000 or Married with income up to $50,000.

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AP ART STUDENTS SHOWCASE ART IN THREE DIMENSIONS The Averill Park High School art department is pleased to announce that 13 of our students were selected to be included in the annual Art in Three Dimensions student art exhibition. This highly competitive juried competition is open to high school students in the Capital Region. The exhibit will be held in the Mohonasen High School Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from January 30th – February 29th, 2012. A reception for the artists and their families will be held on February 9, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 with a presentation at 7pm. All are welcome to attend! Congratulations to: Laura Daigle, Zara Davis, Angela Ferrara, D’Auray Fisher, Hannah Glanville, Andrea Kronau, Emily Kronau, Brianna LaRegina, Brittany Noland, Brooke Ryan, Rebecca Stroud, Devin VanDervoort and Julia Wicks.

RESIDENTS NAMED to DEAN’S LIST at ROBERTS WESLEYAN Roberts Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the following students were named to the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic performance for the fall 2011 semester: Sara Smith of Hoosick Falls, received High Honors. Sara Wood of Castleton, received High Honors. Honors, grade point averages range from 3.5 to 3.69; Higher Honors, grade point averages range from 3.7 to 3.89; and Highest Honors, grade point averages range from 3.9 to 4.0

The Averill Park/ Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Deep Stack Hold’em Tournament with Bounty on Saturday, February 18th, at 1PM; doors open at noon. $125 buy-in; limited to 100 players. ($25 donation w/ FREE Bounty Chip) Prize Pool for the last tournament: $4,400; !!!$20,000 in Chips!!! NO RE-BUYS and NO ADDONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Lunch and refreshments: Baked Ziti. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Call Ron Berti at 674-8363 or email at Poker Schedule for APSLFD: Saturdays 2012: March 24th, April 14th and May 12th.

ST. MARY’S & SAMARITAN HOSPITALS TO HOST HEALTHY HEART WALK St. Mary’s Hospital/Seton Health and Samaritan Hospital/ Northeast Health, as part of a joint healthy heart program called, “Just Walk With a Doc,” will hold a one-mile walk with an area cardiologist Saturday, Feb. 11th, 8 - 10 a.m., Russell Sage College, Robison Gym, 63 First St., Troy. An area cardiologist and other clinicians will lead participants in the one-mile walk. The walk will enable participants to ask medical questions in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. The Just Walk With a Doc program is designed to educate and encourage physical activity to improve health. Just 30 minutes of walking a day can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar, elevate mood, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes. The next walk in the series is set for Saturday, March 3rd. The event is open to the public free of charge. Walkers must sign a liability waiver prior to participating. The walks will be held rain or shine. For more information, please contact (518) 833-6479.

ST. JUDE’S ANNOUNCES WING WAR RESULTS AND APPRECIATES SUPPORT The students, faculty, and parents of St. Jude the Apostle School would like to thank all of the local businesses that contributed to our Eighth Annual Wing War. Through their generous contributions and commitment to our Catholic community, we were able to sponsor a successful fundraiser for our children. The following restaurants donated to the January 28th fundraiser: Bella Roma - Price Chopper, Brown’s Brewing Co., Brunswick Barbeque and Brew, Carol’ s Place for Pizza & Subs, Dinosaur Bar B Que, Forty One Sports Bar & Grille, Inferno Pizzeria, Nichi’s, Park Pub & Restaurant, Terry’s Kitchen Deli and Catering, Tex’s Pig Pit BBQ, The Black Bear Inn, The Recovery Sports Grill, The Sports Grill, The Towne Tavern, Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill and Villa Valenti Pub. Although there were five winning restaurants, all 17 made it possible for our students to be winners. Blind Taste Test: Winner: Villa Valenti; 1st runner up: Terry’s Kitchen Deli & Catering; 2nd runner up: Inferno Peoples’ Choice: Winner: The Towne Tavern; 1st Runner up: Park Pub; 2nd Runner up: Villa Valenti We would like to thank Lusco Paper Co., Price Chopper Supermarkets, DeCrescente’s Distributors, Tremont Rentals, and the UPS store (Hoosick Rd) for their donations; also a special thank you to Michael Cocca and his staff at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom, Troy’s finest banquet hall, for their continued support of Catholic education. Our final message of gratitude goes to the over 500 Community members that participated in the event and supported our school.

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LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST Springfield College has named the following local residents to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2011 term. Meghan Flanagan of Averill Park, Meghan is studying Movement and Sport Studies. Samantha DiTonno of Castleton, Samantha is studying Sport Management. Nicholas Kuhn of Rensselaer, Nicholas is studying Applied Exercise Science. Kerianne Squadrito of Troy, Kerianne is studying Sport Management. Lauren Cooney of Wynantskill, Lauren is studying Health Sci / Occ Therapy.

LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following local students have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2011. Ashley Cross of Castleton, Katherine Roth of Castleton On Hudson, Jillian Norton of Hoosick Falls, Ansumana Diggs of Rensselaer, Michael Giddings of West Sand Lake, Matthew Heiser of Wynantskill.

ANA DEMPSEY EARNS CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE HONORS Ana Dempsey, a resident of Schodack Landing, has been named to the Fall 2011 Champlain College’s Trustees Scholar List for academic achievements. Dempsey is majoring in Social Work. Honored students are full-time students with a semester gradepoint average of 4.0 for two consecutive semesters.

COUNTY TO SPONSOR ANIMAL VACCINATION CLINIC Rensselaer County Legislator Mike Stammel is reminding residents the Rensselaer County Health Department will be conducting a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 11. The clinic will be conducted at the Mink’s Firehouse on February 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Mink’s Firehouse is located at 959 Broadway. “This clinic will be a great and convenient opportunity for residents to get their pets vaccinated from this serious disease,” said Stammel. The first hour of the clinic is reserved for cats and ferrets. The second hour of the clinic is reserved for dogs. There is no fee for the rabies vaccination clinic. However, donations will be accepted to offset costs for the clinic and to help with ongoing animal welfare efforts. Pet owners are asked to bring any proofs of vaccination to allow for pets to be vaccinated for three years. Residents can call the county Health Department at 270-2655 for more information. Legislators have been supportive of animal welfare efforts, including a holiday collection of food, blankets and toys for animals housed at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society animal shelter.

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athlete of the week JOE MARINO ~Most Dedicated~ by Megan Keeler

by Claire Everett This week was an exciting one for Averill Park, especially for the Varsity Wrestling team that took part in Sectionals. The wrestlers took on the best in the section on Saturday. Congratulations to the team; they came in 6th overall. Individually, congratulations to Gary Goodermote, Cody Mosley, and Allan McNeil. Extra compliments to Allan, who is now Class B Section 2 Champion! Congratulations also to all the boys who had their hard work pay off! Phenomenal job! The girls and boys basketball teams also had an exciting week. The Warriors played two powerhouses. To start off the week, the Lady Warriors traveled to Bethlehem. The girls came away with a close and important win. The girls pulled out a hard fought game, 45-43. Game changing performances were turned in by Bridget Carney with 13 points and Alison Nunziato with 16. The girls also participated in a close game later in the week; although they were unable to come away with a second consecutive victory. The girls lost to Colonie 46-41 after Colonie made a huge comeback in the fourth quarter. It was an unfortunate loss, but Brooke O’Shea combined a great defensive effort with 12 points and Julia Mai scored 9 points. Nice job ladies! The boys had a challenging week. They started out hosting Bethlehem on Tuesday. They played hard but fell short 62-55. Great games to Dan VanRoy with 19 points and Nick Hess with 12. These two players also did well against Colonie with VanRoy scoring 10 points and Hess earning 18, including 4 three pointers. Unfortunately, as a team, the Warriors fell short to Colonie 50-36. Good luck next week boys! Good luck to wrestlers and ballers this week! And good luck Bowlers in your upcoming Sectionals! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at

CLASSIE LASSIE PITCHING CLINICS Classie Lassies girls softball will once again be offering their winter/spring pitching clinics. Space is very limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Clinics will begin on March 5th. Kristin (Castle) Huestis will be the clinician. For more info and to reserve a spot, please contact Steve Pastore. Phone: 229-8618 or email:

CLASSIE LASSIES GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION Registration for the Classie Lassies Girls Softball League in Wynantskill will be on the following dates and times: Monday, February 13th, at the North Greenbush Town Offices from 6-8 pm. Classie Lassies is registering girls who are 5-16 years old as of 1/1/2012 (Born from 1995 to 2006). First-time registrants must bring a birth certificate as proof of age. The Registration Fee is $95 for girls 9-16 years old and $80 for girls 5-8 years old. There is a $10 discount for the second girl registered in a family and a maximum fee of $165 per family. A $20 late fee (per family) will be added to the fees listed above for all girls that register after February 14th. The Classie Lassie softball program serves girls in the North Greenbush, Troy, Averill Park, Sand Lake, and surrounding areas. Registration is for the 12 game season that runs from late April until mid-June. Please visit the Classie Lassie website at or contact Steve Pastoreat 518229-8618 for additional information.

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Two sports just wasn’t enough for this week’s athlete; Joe Marino is a senior at Averill Park High School, who plays two school sports and competes in snowboarding competitions in the winter. Joe was a skier up until he was about 8 years old and then his cousin convinced him to try snowboarding, he hasn’t skied since. He started competing in Rail Jams at Jiminy Peak when he was in 8th grade and has competed in about three every winter since then; he won his first one last winter. Marino’s favorite part about competing is seeing what the other riders can do and pushing himself to try new tricks. He also enjoys riding with all of his friends on a regular basis. In the fall, Joe plays football and in the spring, he plays baseball. He is a linebacker and running back on the football field and a pitcher, infielder and outfielder on the baseball field. He was a captain of the varsity football team this past fall and was awarded the 1st team South East Division Linebacker Stevens Award. Joe is definitely an athlete to watch and is very dedicated to everything that he does. Next fall, Joe is looking to attend Springfield College and play football and baseball for the school. Joe says that he will continue snowboarding and just enjoying the wintery weather of the Northeast in the future. He is an active kid who likes lifting weights and hanging out with his friends in his spare time. He also volunteers at the Conserns-U Foundation with his grandmother. To stay in shape for his various sports, Marino exercises regularly by running and lifting weights. “A dedicated athlete is someone who is always trying to better themselves and is always a team player,” said Joe when asked what it meant to him for people to be dedicated athletes. “My parents have always pushed me and motivated me to try to be the best that I can be in everything that I do and I wouldn’t be here without them,” Marino stated about the people who inspire him the most. He would also like to thank all of his football coaches, Coach Gobel, Coach McPartlin, and Coach Duff. We hope for some powdery snow for Joe and best of luck to him with the rest of his winter season.

TWIN TOWN DEVIL CATS The Twin Town Devil Cats are developing another 15U travel baseball team. The tentative date for the open tryout is Sunday morning February 12, 2012, at RPI. Please see our website ( to make sure of the date, time, and location before attending. If you are interested, but cannot make the tryout, please contact Matthew Terry at

TWIN TOWN LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION Twin Town Little League will be hosting in-person registration on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Registration fees for the season are $105 per player and multiple players discounted. Registration is also available online at New registrants please provide a copy of your player’s birth certificate and two proofs of residency. Any further questions contact John Paris at 727-4135 or

Sports Photo Andy of the Week by Flanagan

“Averill Park Senior Nick Hess drives to the hoop for two of his twelve points last Tuesday at APHS”. Bethlehem defeated AP 62-55.

2012 BASEBALL REGISTRATION Sorensco (Southern Rensselaer County) Baseball Association is now accepting registrations for the 2012 season. The registration form can be found on our website located at In addition to mailing in your registration, we will be hosting several walk-in registrations with the next one being at the Sorensco Clubhouse (right off Gilligan Road next to Goff Middle School in East Greenbush) on Saturday, February 11th, from 10am-noon. Additional walk-in registrations will be scheduled, so keep an eye in The Advertiser! Sorensco is a community-based league for players 13-18 years of age. We offer an exceptional baseball experience for players to further develop their skills at several levels that include recreational, Travel and All-Star ball from mid-April throughout the summer. Any questions, please email us at We are looking forward to an exceptional 2012 season!

EMPIRE NIGHTHAWKS TRYOUTS The Empire Nighthawks Girls Basketball Organization is announcing tryouts for the 2012 girl’s AAU basketball season. We are an organization established to teach girls basketball in a structured AAU Basketball program that plays a very competitive schedule of tournaments. Our basketball program this year will include teams of ages 10 thru 17 (grades 5 thru Junior in High School or 10/11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U & 16U teams) TRYOUT Schedule: February 11, 2012, Saturday at Gardner Dickinson School, 25 East Ave, Wynantskill; 5th, 6th & 7th Graders 8:30AM – 9:15 AM; 8th Grade & HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors 10 AM – 10:45 AM. Be at the gym 30 minutes before your start time for registration and stretching. Each player must register prior to tryouts ($20 fee for AAU registration) and be prepared to pay the player participation fee of $250 if chosen for a team. You can visit our web site at to obtain tryout information and a registration form. Other questions can be directed to Bob Durivage at We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!


RENSSELAER COUNTY RUGBY TEAM LOOKING FOR PLAYERS Something new for the spring? The Rensselaer County Rugby Team, a member of the Capital District Youth Rugby Club, is looking for girls and boys from any Rensselaer County high schools to join its two teams. Keep an eye out for upcoming meetings or email Coach Freeman at

LANSINGBURGH INDEPENDENT BASEBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION Lansingburgh Independent Baseball League will be holding its registration on Saturday, February 11th, from 12noon to 3PM at the Lansingburgh Boys Club. The League is open for Boys and Girls 13-16 years old. The cost will be $90 for one player and $100 for two or more. You will receive Raffle Tickets to sell to cover your cost. New players need to bring a birth certificate unless you played Lansingburgh Little league. Any questions, call Pat Lance at 233-7754, Larry Pfitz at 235-8141 or Mick Cahrenger at 237-0666.

BRUNSWICK BLAZERS BOYS AND GIRLS AAU BASKETBALL TRYOUTS • Blazer Boys Ages 10 & 11 - February 15th & 29th from 5:30- 7:00 PM • Lady Blazers Ages 10 – 13 - February 15th & 29th from 7:00-8:30 PM • Lady Blazers Ages 14 – 17 - February 24th at 7:00 PM Tryouts will be held at the Troy Boys and Girls Club, 1700 7th Ave, Troy (across from DMV). $25.00 AAU Registration Fee due upon tryout. For Alternate tryout date of March 7th, contact Truman Frierson at 2689823 or

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL BOWLING PROGRAM The Community and Recreational Services Dept. in conjunction with Spare Time Lanes are happy to announce the 2012 Spring Bowling Program. This program is open to 1st to 5th grade students at Genet and Red Mill Elementary Schools. Red Mill students will bowl on Mondays, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and April 2nd. Genet students will bowl on Wednesdays, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th. The program includes five weeks of bowling, shoe rental, transportation to Spare Time, trophies, and a pizza party on the last day of bowling. Due to space restrictions, sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms are available at the Town Hall located at 225 Columbia Turnpike, by or by visiting For more information, feel free to call 477-4194.



Mark VanLeuvan, coach of the Alleycat Predators U-18 women’s team, joined Quinn Massaroni at Afrim’s Soccer Center for her National Letter of Intent signing ceremony. Quinn Massaroni (East Greenbush, Academy of the Holy Names) signed for Bryant University. Coach VanLeuvan said, “Quinn has put in a lot of hard work to get to this point. Today, I am just happy to share this exciting milestone with her. After today, it is my job to make sure she understands there is still more hard work ahead if she wants continued success.” VanLeuvan is an Assistant Coach with the 2011 NCAA Division II National Champion College of Saint Rose women’s soccer team. Massaroni will play with the Bryant Bulldogs in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Bryant competes in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. Massaroni has been accepted to Bryant as a Dean’s Scholar and will study Politics and Law. She played five years of New York East Olympic Development Program (ODP) soccer, earning a starting central defender roster spot for the 15-state ODP competition known as the “Rider Cup” each year. She was named as a Section II Class A all star in her sophomore, junior and senior years at Holy Names, was a 5-year Varsity starting player and led the team to a 2009 Colonial Council Championship, assisting on the last-minute winning goal. Massaroni credits her success to early participation in the ODP program. “ODP helped me realize how many hundreds of good soccer players are out there and motivated me to be one of the best,” said Massaroni. Massaroni said, “I started my premier soccer training with the Alleycats and I am happy to finish up my capital district soccer career with this club.” She was also recruited by Manhattan College, Iona College, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Columbia Youth Lacrosse is pleased to announce registration for the 2012 spring season began January 14th. This season all registration will take place online. Please go to www.columbiayouth lax.uslaxteams.comto register, and to learn more information about each program. Columbia Youth Lacrosse is an instructional lacrosse program for boys grades 1-8, and girls grades1-6. 1st and 2nd Grades Co-ed / Pee Wee Program: Begins April 30th and ends June 11th. They will meet on Saturday mornings for 90 minutes. $40 plus $25 USLacrosse registration fee. The focus will be on basic skills. 3rd/4th and 5th/6th Grades Girls: Cost $90 plus $25 USLacrosse registration fee. Required equipment: Goggles, mouthguard regulation girls lacrosse stick. 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th Grades Boys: Cost $100 plus $25 USLacrosse registration fee. Teams will be entered into the Capital District Youth Lacrosse League (CDYLL). PLEASE NOTE: There will be a family maximum of $200 for all registrations before February 18th, this excludes USLacrosse membership which is mandatory for all participants. After February 18th, there will be a $20 late fee for all registrations, no family maximum, and all late registrations are subject to being placed on a waiting list depending on the number of players registered at a particular level.


Results for The Clarke Family Scotch Doubles tournament to aid the Center for Disability Services “In Memory of Justine “Tina” Clarke” Results of Friday, Jan. 27th - 1st Linda VanAmburgh & Eric VonFricken 705, $100; 2nd Michelle & John Cooper 686, $80; 3rd Paula Cornelius & Ed Walsh 682, $60; 4th Jami Grugan & Kevin Carmody 673, $40; 5th Becky & Don Ackner $40; 6th Julie & John Gibson 669, $25. Results of Saturday, Jan. 28th - 1st Mary & Clay Reiniger 766, $100; 2nd Kate Feiden & Marty Miller 726, $80; 3rd Conniane Wendell & Bill Browe 706, $60; 4th Kelly Reardon & Kyle Sleicher 678, $50; 5th Drieux Rock & Eric Miller 670, $40; 6th Linda VanAmburgh & Lou Deuel 627, $30. The Clark family appreicates all the bowlers and sponsors Wehnau Snap-On Tools, Pat Kane and Pepperidge Farms, Doby’s Subs, and Stan Duda Taxes. A great time was had by all, and most importantly, $3000 was raised for “The Center for The Disabled”.

Registration for Lansingburgh Miss Softball 2012 will be held on Sunday, February 12th, from 1 to 3PM at the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club located at 505 - 4th Avenue in Troy. Fees paid at registration: $60 per child + 60 raffle tickets; MiniMinors & Pee Wees $25 per child +25 raffle tickets. Uniform pants must be purchased from league. Sell tickets, you keep the money, turn in stubs to manager before opening day. Ages 5 to 18 ~ must be 5 as of 1/1/12 ~ child must be accompanied by parent ~ proof of age by new girls. Clinic & Pee Wees - 7 & under; 10U Mini-Minor 8, 9, 10; 12U Minors 11, 12; 16U Majors 13, 14, 15, 16. This program is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Lansingburgh School District, but is being distributed by the school district as an informational service to parents and students.

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Barn loft: Art or music studio. Shared bath & kitchen. $700 negotiable terms. Refs. 229-7163

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Pekingese Pups, AKC, adorable. Family raised. 1st shots, wormed, male/female. $500/$800 766-3913



2002, 14 X68 Champion manufactured hm in park, 3 br, 2 ba, w/d, refrig., stove & dw, shed, wood deck entry, great cond., extras, on Nassau Lk, $24,000. 766-0144

Child care openings, my East Greenbush home. Reas. rates, exc. refs. Ask for Carol 894-0526

Childcare in my WSL home. 1 P/T, 1 F/T opening. Before/after school available. 674-3933

East Side – Seller Says Bring Offer 119k Bryce 466-1303

Childcare needed, after school Call 283-5943 for details

Own for LESS than 500/Month! Call for List of Homes. Bryce 271-7630

Openings at A Sunshine Palace Daycare. Call 237-0556

Kdg. teacher to childcare provider. Offering childcare in a reliable, learning filled environment. Where personal interaction and loving care will be provided. Schodack CSD. FT/PT, before/after care. Hours are neg. 795-5388

FOR SALE 2005 Sundowner Sunlite 727 horse trailer. 3 horse - Slant with ramp. B&W Hitch, B & W Hitch extender. 102” wide. Hardly used, in very good condition. Bought NEW $28,920 asking $15,499. obo. Call 884-9775

RPI Own or Invest! 3 BR Ranch 99k Bryce 466-1303

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Affordable handyman special. Pittstown. $39,500. Kareen at Jandali Realty 542-3506 Waterfront Lots: Crystal Lake Build to Suit! 6+ Acres of Direct Lakefront. Bryce 928-1231

CRAFT FAIR Rensselaer HS Class of 2012 will sponsor a Craft Fair on March 3, 2012 from 10AM3PM at Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive.

Entertainment ctr., med. oak, 57x55x20, $250. Denim blue 66” loveseat $150. VG 366-7061 Hay-good quality,cut June, July 2010 45 lb. bales. Never rained on. $3.00 bale 233-1479 evenings


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BIRCHKILL ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD MEETING The Birchkill Arts and Crafts Guild will hold its February 12th meeting at 10:00 am at St. Michael’s Church Hall, 175 Williams Rd., Troy. The first craft project of the new year will be a beautiful lighted bottle. The program will be presented by Martie Lombard and Joyce Forner. Bring your lunch and a cup, desserts and coffee/tea will be provided by this month’s hostesses: Fran Luke, Linda Purcell-Rinella and Heidel Lansing. Guests and new members are always welcome.

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United Neighbors Concerned About General Electric & Dewey Loeffel Landfill (UNCAGED) will be holding our regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Nassau Free Library (Rte. 20), starting at 6:30PM (weather permitting). Meetings cover issues derived from the complex Dewey Loeffel Toxic Landfill (Mead Road - Nassau ~ approx. 46,000 tons of hazardous chemicals mixtures ~ VOCs ~PCBs). Please feel free to join us for any concerns or questions you may have and for any updates. Contact us at: UNCAGED Inc., P.O. Box 114, East Schodack, New York 12063 or at

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$635- $785 Schodack 1-2 BR heat included, yard, lease, no pets. Ex. cond. 477-1438 ext. 15

$590+ 1 BR loft stye apt. in conveted church, Main Street, Castleton. 477-9100 ext. 103.

$675 Rens. quiet 3rd flr, 1br, n/p, n/s, util. incl. sec. & refs. 4346284 or 732-4221

Lakeside lower level. Office/ studio apt. Kayaker? Mature, single, quiet preferred. N/S, N/P. Sec. & lease $500+ 229-7163

$690+, 2BR, East Greenbush, lease, security, no pets. Available Feb. 15th. 479-0943 $700+, E. Greenbush, small 1 br, near Hampton Lake, yard. (518) 436-0820 $700+, Schodack, large 1 br, 10 minutes to downtown Albany. (518) 436-0820 $725 w/Heat & Elec., 1 BR, Off St Parking, Walk to Busline, NO Pets. Bryce 330-7299 $750-$800, large 1 br, first floor; 1 br all utils. included, no smoke, no pets, EG. (518) 477-8453 $795 - 2 BR., heat incl., 1st fl., laundry, parking, great location E. Greenbush, 477-9100 pin #204 $795- large 2 BR, NG/ Troy area. HT/HW inc, laundry, o/s pkng, on bus line. 477-9100 pin# 307. $800 2 BR, 2 floors, heat incl. new carpet, parking, 15 min. from Albany. Available April 4, Schodack 732-4183 $850, Nassau, 1 br + den, 2nd flr, incl. utils + garbage rem., mature adults pref. ns/np, sec. 766-2266 $895.- Large 4 BR, hdwd flrs, w/d hookups, on bus-line, yard. South Troy 477-9100 pin #202 1 BR $550, 2 BR $625. Schodack 3 BR 3rd Ave. Ext. $800. For info:



$500, share house. Dog ok. No smoking. Nassau. 727-1342

Office/retail space-$600/mo, heat incl. Main St., Castleton. 1500+sq ft, riverfront property w/plenty of parking. Will build to suit. email: for info.

Share small rural house. Averill Park. 2 BR, 1 bath. w/d. Minutes. to Albany . Reasonable. Will discuss terms. 674-8297

Why rent when you can own for Builder less than $1500 a month est. ring up to e ff o including taxes & HOA? $10,000 in incentives

Cohoes, 2 Bdrm, 2nd flr, owner occupied. Dining rm, porch, off st pkg, no smoke/pets. $600 + Util. Call 428-9994 or 366-9696. EG 2BR $795. heat, h/w incl. Well maint., quiet complex. No pets, sec, refs, lease 449-2122 Halfmoon townhouse Ex. 8, $1,30 2BR & loft, 3BA., high ceilings, 2 car garage, large deck, hardwood flrs, fireplace, 1/4 acre land, 1500 sq. ft plus maintenance package. Pets OK. 389-5253

Mountain view, Brunswick 2nd flr, kitchen, DR, LR, 2 medium BR’s, includes new carpets throughout, appl’s, and washer hookup. No pets. $650 . 283-6223 N, Greenbush 2 BR, new kitchen with cherry cabinets, new carpets throughout, coin operated laundry. $700. 371-2450 North Greenbush, quiet 2 BR $725 heat included. no pets/smoke. 479-7039

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Poestenkill, heat and hot water included. 1 BR + den. $700 + sec. No pets. 674-7301. Renss. 1 BR. $750 + security. One year lease. Utilities included. No smokers/pets. 495-7090 Troy, 1BR. 3rd flr. apt. $625+ util., 1 mo. sec., no smoking, small pets OK. Call Lynn 258-5589


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West Sand Lake Village. $750 + util, 2 BR, 2nd flr. w/d hkup. partial heat incl. N1 cat OK. Refs, sec. dep. Avail. 4/1/12 229-7057 Wynantskill, 1 student studio. Country property 10 min E. of Troy 20 mins. from Albany. 1 yr. lease. AP school dist. No dogs. $500, includes heat. 813-6795

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Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has announced that Kate Merriman of Averill Park was placed on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 Semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor List, matriculated students must be enrolled in six or more credit courses, attain a grade point average of 3.25 or better and have no incomplete grades. A total of 625 MCLA students were named to the Dean’s List this past Fall.

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AD ASTRA CONSULTING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/7/11. Office County. Rensselaer location: SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P O Box 312, Nassau, NY 12123. General Purposes. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF Kaneg Concrete and Stone LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: Kaneg Concrete and Stone LLC SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Rensselear THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: clo United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228


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A2Z CYCLES, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/27/11. NY Office location: SSNY is Rensselaer County. designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 3408 State Rte. 67, Buskirk, NY 12028. General Purposes.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WHY NOT WINE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/19/12. Office County. Rensselaer location: SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 268 Fox Hollow Road, 12138. Petersburg, New York Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Waleg Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 11/03/2011. Office Rensselaer County. location: SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o the LLC, P.O. Box N, Sanford, ME 04073.

LEGAL NOTICE A-PLUS CARPET & FLOORING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/31/11. Rensselaer location: Office County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 302 Forrest Pointe Dr., E. Greenbush, NY 12061. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation Burdett Optical, LLP Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/10/2012 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLP, 2200 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY lawful all Purpose: 12180. activities. Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Name: of Articles LLC. QuiCR the with filed Organization Secretary of State of the State of NY ("SSNY") on January 12, 2012. Office location, County of Rensselaer. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process served to: P.O. Box 422, Wynantskill, New York 12198. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: Ditmire Solutions LLC, Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY on 1/4/2012. Location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State (NY) has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of process to: C/O Ditmire Solutions LLC, 15 Wynantskill Way, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose.


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Notice of formation of Buttercup of Articles LLC. Cookie the with filed Organization Secretary of State of NY on location: Office 11/15/11. Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 26 Brinker Drive South, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE: Articles of Organization for BONANNO MANAGEMENT LLC, were filed with the New York Secretary of State (”SOS”) on January 26, 2012. The LLC’s office is located in Rensselaer County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC for service of process. SOS shall mail a copy of any process against LLC to Richard J. Miller, Jr., Esq., MORRIS & MCVEIGH LLP, 540 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful act or activity liability limited which for companies may be organized.

Notice of Formation of Division 1 of Articles LLC. Realty Organization filed under sec 203 of the LLC law with SSNY on Location Office 11/2/11. is SSNY Co. Rensselaer designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and address the state shall mail a copy of any process: 1909 SR-43 Averill Park NY 12018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Isabel Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 11/03/2011. Office Rensselaer County. location: SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o the LLC, P.O. Box N, Sanford, ME 04073. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: Kickin Wing Company Articles of Organization were filed on June NYS the with 2011 6th, Department of State. Location: Rensselaer County. Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC at 59 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198 Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND Marriage Encounter Weekend for couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. The next weekend is March 10th-11th. Reservations required. Call 279-3243 for information

PLANET FITNESS TROY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/30/12. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1259 Gordon Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 660 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: Absolute Potential LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/24/12. Office County. Rensselaer location: SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 875 Avenue of the Americas Suite 501, New York, New York 10001. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. S JOB VENTURES, LLC, a Liability Limited domestic Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/23/11. NY Rensselaer location: Office County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 20520 NY Rte. 22, Petersburg, NY 12138. General Purposes.



Wilson Diaz, of Rensselaer, a Culinary Arts student at Schenectady Community College, was named to the Presidents list in January 2012. This recognition constitutes the highest academic honor that the college bestows upon its students each semester and reflects upon the personal excellence and dedication a student brings to their pursuit of higher learning.

Sharon Robinson, Ph.D., dean of the college, announced the following Rensselaer County residents have been named as Kellas Scholars for the fall 2011 semester at Russell Sage College. Kellas Scholars have been on the Dean’s List for at least three consecutive semesters. Robyn Battles, Hoosick Falls; Rebecca Botta, Troy; Amber Dennis, Poestenkill; Emily Di Mura, Wynantskill; Iliana Harpe, Troy; Erin Lanahan, Troy; Caitlin Maloney, Troy; Morgan Mason, Johnsonville; Katherine Motler, East Greenbush; Alexandra Scoville, Valley Falls; Erika Scully, Troy; Christine Whitbeck, Castleton On Hudson

AREA STUDENTS EARN DEGREES FROM SUNY POTSDAM The State University of New York at Potsdam recently conferred 180 baccalaureate and graduate degrees on students who graduated from the College in December 2011. The College recognized the graduates for their distinction in completing degrees in a variety of fields. SUNY Potsdam awards Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science in Education and Master of Science in Teaching degrees. The graduates included: Lauren Chapman, of Eagle Bridge, whose degree is in Theatre; and Timothy Ciampa, of Castleton, whose degree is in Mathematics.

COMEDY NIGHT Kiwanis of East Greenbush presents its second annual Comedy Night on Saturday, March 3, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 99 Miller Rd., Castleton-on-Hudson. Local comedian Deric Harrington will open for national headliner Tina Giorgi (as seen on Comedy Central). Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Proceeds to benefit the children in the area through Kiwanis programs. Buy tickets ($35 in advance) online at http://

“RAINING CATS AND DOGS” LUNCHEON Come and join us for our February “Raining Cats and Dogs” Luncheon on February 15th, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 RT 146 in Guilderland. Special Feature: Steve Caporizzo, a weather man from Channel 10, will be talking about the weather as well as his twice weekly program - Pet Connection. Special Music: Ron Tweedy and Lois Hasburgh will be entertaining us with guitar and song. Special Speaker: Darlene Clark from Delmar, NY, a sign language instructor and former RN, will be talking to us about how hard it is for most of us to keep promises and the one who keeps all his promises. Come and bring a friend, they’ll be glad you did. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must. No later than February 10th, please call Nancy at 869-0642 or Debbie at 982-1894. Menu: Roast Beef Dinner. Cost is $14 inclusive (cash only please). Nursery free at the restaurant by reservation only (infant through Kindergarten), bring a bag lunch. Sponsored by The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Club.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NEXT 12-WEEK TUNE-UP CLASS FOR CAREGIVERS 12-week Tune-up classes focus on coping with stress, problemsolving and self-care. This is an evidence-based model program, proven effective and originally developed by the University at Albany and Senior Services of Albany. Each class is held over the telephone as a conference call, led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has ten years experience with this model and conference call format. Spring 2012 Class will meet on Wednesdays from 7-8pm from March 14th - May 30th. Caregivers are able to participate in the calls from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. There is no set fee to participate and no special equipment is necessary. Class is limited to 8 participants and cannot accommodate additional participants once underway, so please contact us now if interested. Call 694-3511 or email Advance registration is required. Program funded by the Albany County Department for Aging and the United Way of the Greater Capital Region. As always, if we can assist you in navigating your current Elder Care responsibilities, please reach-out to us. We would be happy to talk things through, connect you to resources, and share information. Call 694-3511.

RUSSELL SAGE FALL 2011 DEAN’S LIST The following Rensselaer County students were named to the Dean’s List at Russell Sage College for the fall 2011 semester. Dean’s List students have achieved a semester grade point average of at least 3.4 while carrying a full course load: Sierra Begin, Troy; Devon Buckley, East Greenbush; Deanna Carey, Troy; Marsha Chavin, Nassau; Jennifer Elden, Troy; Katie Foley, Troy; Hayley Hogan, East Greenbush; Theresa Hotte, Troy; Julia Jimino, Troy; Sarah Kabir, Troy; Taylor Lanoue, Troy; Katherine McMahon, Stephentown; Emily Miller, Troy; Elise Patanian, West Sand Lake; Gina Pendolino, Rensselaer; Andrea Perkins, Troy; Marian Pingree, Troy; Sarah Reed, Troy; Aliza Reilly, Troy; Cortney Robert, Melrose; Sarah Roehr, Castleton On Hudson; Katherine Smead, Rensselaer; Rebecca Sweeney, Troy; Amy Taft, Troy; Kelsey Thomas, East Greenbush; Kelsey Toftegaard, Johnsonville; Kayla VanAuken, Wynantskill; Stephanie Whalen, Troy; Samantha Woitkoski, Troy; Martine Yao, Troy.

MEISSNER ON DEAN’S LIST at SAGE COLL. OF ALBANY Chelsea Meissner from East Nassau, at Sage College of Albany, has been placed on the Dean’s Honor List for the Fall 2011 Semester. Dean’s Honor List students obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 after completing a course load of 12 credit hours or more, and receiving no letter grade below a C.


HELP WANTED ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-5555 H2o Solutions Bob’s Lawn Service. Seasonal P/T $10/hr. Must have transportation. Call Bob 852-3436 Carpenters and Laborers wanted. Window & door experience. No smokers, with own transportation. 813-7164 Delivery drivers. Local routes. (I90 exit 12). Company box truck, no special license needed. Excellent customer service. Free employee health/dental premiums, 401k. $30’s. Call Dutton 888-7860791 East Greenbush. F/T, P/T exp. hairstylist with clientele for booth rental. Call Holly 518-366-7611 Immediate opening for pre-sch. teacher assistant, mornings, 2025 hrs/wk. Call 479-1110 Receptionist Veterinary Hospital P/T Mon, Wed, Fri. some Sat. Fax resume 477-7980. No calls please

SITUATIONS WANTED Aide is available. Full or P/T. Exp. Exc rates and refs. 858-8139 LPN, experienced in Hospice & Dementia care. Availiable P/T. in home care. 766-0309 Quality home health care, reputable business seeks opportunity to provide care for loved ones, 24/7. 712-5049


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HVCC OFFERS FREE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP Hudson Valley Community College is offering a free, hands-on workshop on higher education financial aid, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the college’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center. The workshop, which will be repeated on Thursday, March 15, is designed to help families understand their financial aid eligibility and how to apply for federal/state aid and scholarships. Financial aid staff will be able to answer questions and help attendees file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. All families interested in learning about financial aid are welcome, not just those with students considering Hudson Valley Community College. Pre-registration at is requested for the workshops. Contact the college’s Mastrangelo Financial Aid Center at (518) 629-7150 for more information. If you are unable to attend either workshop in person, a live webcast will be streamed at: during the event.

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Marcus J. Mohan of Poestenkill, has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England for the fall semester of 2011. Mohan is a Junior majoring in Management. Students are named to the Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

HISER NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT WILLIAM SMITH Loren Hiser, daughter of Michael and Janet Hiser of Castleton has been placed on the Fall 2011 William Smith College Dean’s List. This honor is given to students whose outstanding academic performance resulted in a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

CAREY NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST A LE MOYNE COLLEGE Matthew E. Carey, son of Edward & Linda Carey of East Greenbush has been named to the 2011 fall dean’s list at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. Matt, a member of the class of 2013, graduated from Columbia High School. He is majoring in 3+3 Dr. of Physical Therap y, program with Upstate Medical.

EAST SCHODACK GARDEN CLUB MEETING The February Meeting of the East Schodack Garden Club will be held on Friday, February 10th, at 7 pm. at the East Schodack Firehouse on RT 150, East Schodack. The Speaker for the evening will be Susan Roberts, CCE Master Gardener. The topic will be Pruning. The public is welcome to come for the program and stay for refreshments and socializing. For more information and directions, you may call 477-6542.



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Edward C. Swartz Senior Center in Schodack will be offering you a time to find out about the changes and updated information with EPIC New York Health Insurance. Candy Rivera Whitehead, NYS EPIC representative will be at the Senior Center on February 15th from 10AM to 1PM with information of changes and answer any questions seniors may have regarding the EPIC program for 2012. Please call 4776581 for more information.

SERVICES APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 BANKUPTCY Christian H. Dribusch 518-4361662 755 Columbia Tpke. E. Greenbush 12061 Free Consultations We are a Debt Relief Agency which helps people file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code Blue Goose Chimney Sweep Cert. Sweeping-Insp.-Repairs New FP dampers. Senior disc. Free est. 372-1664 BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 BUILDING & REMODELING Add space, decks,basements, etc. All phases of construction, quality, guaranteed work, refs. 674-1969 BURNETT CONSTRUCTION Brick, block, concrete, & chimneys Free estimates, 518-253-9563 or CARPENTRY Rich Construction.Kitchens, baths, finish basements. Custom trim. 20 yrs exp., fully ins. 766-4839 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANOUTS & DEBRIS REM. Basements, attics & garages.Lic, insured. Free estimates. 779-5497 COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029 COPIER RENTALS Starting at $50/per month. Includes 1,000 copies. 5878600 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $299(Incl. poor person app) Separation agreements avai. 2740380 DOG BOARDING- DAYCARE and overnight in my home. Jill 727-1342 DOG TRAINING In-Home. Day & evening appts. Avail. 7 days per week. 326-0553 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency serv. 674-0908 DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 7664203

ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. 274-5100 ELECTRICIAN Serving all electrical needs including panel swaps and new service entrance work. Free estimates. Call Bennett Electrical 281-0179

HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818 HOME REPAIRS Painting, plumbing, toilets, tubs & sinks, electric, masonry. 30 yrs exp., refs. Ken (518) 857-7689

FIREWOOD All hardwood, cut, split, delivered. $180/cd. (518) 279-1401

HOUSE CLEANING Using Green cleaners. Call for price. Bonded. Jill 727-1342

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HOUSECLEANING Free est., senior discount. No job too small. Valerie (518) 235-3294

FIREWOOD Seasoned Firewood $195/cord. Chimney cleaning also available. 451-0531

HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566

FIREWOOD Seasoned firewood, any quanity. $200 cord. 477-5823 461-2163 FURNITURE REPAIR All types of wooden furniture repairs and new furniture. Cabinet door and drawer repair. 279-wood (9663)

HOUSECLEANING Reliable, experienced. References avail. Rebecca 813-4723 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, basements, garages, dumpsters available, Fully ins. 892-6354

HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to Insured. Guaranteed detail. int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530

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HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, flooring, paint, repairs. Free est. 764-2679

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HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck s porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346

JUNK/CLEANOUT SNR DISC. Inside/outside, hauling, any size, anywhere. 495-9129

PAINTING Meticulous int/ext. The best for less, free est, refs. Mark 477-1069


SERVICES PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078 PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Fall deal, Affordable, $65/rm. Exp. Fully ins. Free est. 229-1090

TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444

PAUL THE PAINTER Painting and pressure washing jobs wanted. No Job too small. Call (518) 951-9521

TREE & BRUSH REMOVAL 25% off any competitors written estimate. 779-5497

PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331

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Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free pickup. 877265-8367 Toll free. ROOF REPAIR No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes & repairs. Free estimate. Affordable snow removal. Call 378-6298. ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING Pro Tech Roofing & Repairs. Comm/res rubber, TPO shingle, standing seam metal. Free est, fully ins. 257-0411 ROOFING Rich Construction. Metal, shingles, rubber, fair rates, 20 yrs exp. Fully ins. 766-4839 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 SNOW & ICE CONTROL Commercial properties. Fully insured. Leckonby’s 674-1111 SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Most brands, used machines also, pickup & delivered. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378 SNOWPLOWING Poest./ AP/ SandLakes/ Greenbushes. 283-2331 SNOWPLOWING Poest./ AP/ SandLakes/ Greenbushes. 283-2331 SNOWPLOWING Roof repairs and raking, home repairs, remodeling, cleanouts and free estimates. 858-2181 SNOWPLOWING Snowplowing, sanding, reasonable rates.Comm/ res. 365-0955 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 TELEVISION REPAIR Flat panel TV service. Exchange TV. 400 Columbia Tunrpike. 4821255 or 477-7123

WELL PUMP SERVICE Repairs and service. Call Jeff 461-5902 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975

N. G. LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETINGS The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Public Library has set the following meeting dates for 2012: Feb. 23, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, August 16, Sept, 27, October 25 and December 6. The public is invited to attend. The Library is located in the North Greenbush Municipal Building on Main Avenue in Wynantskill.

Dakota Bolt, son of Geri and Stephen Bolt of Castleton, has enrolled for fall 2012 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dakota will major in engineering exploration in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering following graduation this June from Maple Hill High School. Dakota has been awarded an RIT Computing Medal scholarship.

WHO IS PLANNING SCHODACK? Letter to the Editor: Are Supervisor Dowds and the Town Board planning Schodack? The largest building project in the history of Schodack, the Dollar Tree/Liberty warehouse project, is planned for Rts 9&20 and 150 in the center of town. Regarding the project, Supervisor Dowds said, “We want them to understand that we’re business friendly and we want them (Dollar Tree) here” (Times Union, 12/7/11). However, when Dowds was asked about the Dollar Tree project in a recent Town Board meeting, he stated that concerns should be addressed to the Planning Board. He was then asked, “What do you (the Supervisor and Town Board) decide regarding Dollar Tree?” “Nothing” was the reply. Is the Planning Board planning Schodack? It does seem that they have the ultimate say on projects. And recently, Planning Director Nadine Fuda stated regarding the Dollar Tree warehouse, “A sales and distribution center is a permitted use” (Troy Record, 1/17/12). While Ms. Fuda equates a millionsquare-foot warehouse with a “sales and distribution center,” the Planning Board has yet to endorse this view with a vote. Is Dollar Tree planning Schodack? According to Dowds, “Those who live there (Schodack) most definitely have rights, and Dollar Tree has rights also” (Business Review, 1/10/12). Is Rensselaer County planning Schodack? Robert Pasinella, Rensselaer County’s director of economic development and planning, said “We want to make sure that our site presents itself as the best one” (Times Union, 11/20/11). Although Dollar Tree recently put a 30-day hold on the project, a letter from Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino is prominently displayed on the Town of Schodack website. It states “When a municipality asks for our help in bringing in a business that they feel is in sync with their master plan and zoning, we will do what we can to support them and grow our tax base.” However, in subsequent communication with the community, she noted that New York is a home-rule state. Therefore, Rensselaer Country has no role in the choice or approval of development projects in Schodack. Are you as confused as we are? ~David and Barbara Spink, Schodack residents

77th ANNUAL 4-H CAPITAL DAYS A delegation representing thousands of 4-H members in New York State will expand their knowledge of state government when they travel to Albany March 3 to 6, 2012 for the 77th Annual 4-H Capital Days event. Chris Degener of Valley Falls and Gregory Kopache of Averill Park will represent Rensselaer County. Mary Lee Kopache, Rensselaer County 4-H leader, will accompany the delegates. They will join nearly 130 teens and their chaperones, representing 4-H members from counties across the state, as well as the boroughs of New York City. During this year’s event, 4-H members, volunteer leaders, and staff will meet with leaders in state government, members of the court system and officials from a variety of state agencies. In addition, they may observe a working session of the state legislature and talk with their representatives. Member of the Assembly, Stephen Hawley, will discuss the legislative process with the 4--H’ers. Delegates will learn about speaking to their legislators, the reporting of politics, and career opportunities in government as they tour state agencies, participate in discussion sessions, and visit with their Legislators. They will also have an opportunity to tour the Capitol and visit the Corning Tower and the State Museum. The New York State Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Educators sponsor the 4H Capital Days program. As the youth serving organization of Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development actively involves youth in opportunities that help them learn to lead, build their communities, and connect with each other. The Statewide 4-H Capital Days program is an annual educational event organized to meet this mission. For more info. regarding 4-H, call Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Renss. Co. at 272-4210.


CCV CHORAL GROUP SEEKING SINGERS Capital Community Voices, an SATB volunteer, non-audition choral group, is seeking singers in all voice parts for its May concert, “Dream Along with CCV”. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 pm at Columbia High School, 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush. Call 370-5434 for more information.

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KRUCZLNICKI – WITKOWSKI Kruczlnicki of Joseph and Marie Kruczlnicki Wynantskill are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Kruczlnicki, to Thomas Witkowski, son of Thomas and Deborah Witkowski of Troy. The bride to be is a graduate of Catholic Central High School and the College of St. Rose, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Education. The groom to be is a graduate of LaSalle Institute and the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is currently serving as an Army intelligence officer. A September 1, 2012 wedding is planned.

AARP Taxaide volunteers will prepare personal income tax returns for individuals with low to moderate income at the East Greenbush Community Library and the North Greenbush Town Hal l in Wynantskill. Taxpayers need not be AARP members, and there are no income cap or age restrictions. AARP Taxaide volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS. This service is free and confidential but you must make an appointment. Make your appointment for the East Greenbush Community Library site in person on the appointment list at the Librarian’s Desk. Make your appointment for the North Greenbush Town Hall site in person on the appointment list at the North Greenbush Town Library. The sites cannot accept appointments by phone. You must make your appointment at either site in person.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF EAST POEST. WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY The month of February is a great time to come out for our 11AM Sunday Morning Services. Meet Christian friends in a beautiful rural setting. Worship the Lord, sing hymns, and pray with our shepherd pastor Jay Bucci. We can’t wait to meet you. Sunday School starts at 9:45AM for children and adults. Join us for Sunday Evening Fellowship in the Social hall on the first, third, fourth and fifth Sunday Evenings at 6PM. The evenings vary with Christian videos, lessons, hymns and fellowship in the Social Hall. Refreshments and visiting will follow. Directions? From the four corners of Poestenkill turn east on RT 40 Plank Road and go five miles to East Poestenkill and turn right on Legenbauer Road. We are waiting for you! Questions? Phone 518-283-5303.

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Robert & Susan Fuller of Loudonville, proudly announce the engagement of their son, David Robert, to Jessica Vaitkus, the daughter of Paul and Julienne Vaitkus of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The groom-to-be is a graduate of LaSalle Institute and Siena College. He is with the United States Department of the Treasury in Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica is a graduate of Bridgewater State College where she is currently pursuing her master’s degree. She is a music teacher in Plymouth, Massachusetts and is also the Music Director at St. Thecla Church in Pembroke, Massachusetts. The happy couple is planning a June 2012 wedding.

Find Comfort in knowing I struggle no more I’ve no trouble breathing My strength is restored I’ve made the transition Like butterflies do From one way of living To one that’s renewed I know I was Loved For you told me each day Find Comfort in knowing In your heart I will stay My secret I’ll share Only few of you knew When I was much younger I got a butterfly tattoo Now think of my spirit As that butterfly in flight Find Comfort in knowing Everything is alright. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Brian and Michelle happily announce their engagement. The Bride-to-Be is daughter to Glenn and Karen Bulson of Pittstown and is the owner of Knot Away Massage Therapy. The Groom-toBe is the son of Merl and Linda Canam of Wynantskill and is employed with NYS DMNA, and the Coxsackie Police Department. A beautiful April wedding is planned for the happy couple.

Thank you for cards, prayers & food. From the Voellm Families and Knauer Families

RESIDENTS NAMED to PRESIDENT’S LIST at CHAMPLAIN COLL. Champlain College, a private baccalaureate institution, located in Burlington, Vt., is a national leader in educating students through its unique programs that prepares students for life beyond college with a mix of professional training, academic enrichment and cultural immersion. The following area residents have been named to the Fall 2011 Champlain College President’s List. Recipients have earned a 4.0 grade average. They are: Ana Dempsey, of Schodack Landing, is majoring in Social Work. Patrick Jones, of Sand Lake, is majoring in Computer Networking and Information Security.

RESIDENTS NAMED to DEAN’S LIST at CHAMPLAIN COLL. The following area residents have been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at Champlain College, a private baccalaureate institution, located in Burlington, VT. The honored students are: Jeremy Vermilyea of Averill Park, majoring in Psychology. Joshua Heier of Averill Park, majoring in Computer Networking and Information Security.



Together with their parents, Kimberly S. Dearstyne and Scott P. Yando are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials. An October 2012 wedding has been planned and the happy couple will continue to reside in Brunswick, New York. The bride is employed at Samaritan Hospital as a registered nurse and the groom is employed by Copeland Coating Company, Inc.

Andrew Hernandez will be 14 on Valentine’s Day We all love you, Grama and Grampa, Mom, Dad & Hector

The Class of ’62 THS, Troy, NY is beginning plans for the 50th Reunion, to be held June 810, 2012. We are in need of addresses and/or email addresses. If you are a member of this class, please send your name/address to sannay03@aol or call 518235-1362 & leave a phone message.

Alumni from the Class of ’62 at Vincentian Institute in Albany are gathering names for a 50th reunion next Fall. A variety of events are being planned throughout Columbus weekend in October 2012. Jim and Mary Lou (Rigosu) Carney are compiling a master list of email addresses to keep everyone in the loop as plans progress. If you have not already received an email notice, please send your contact information to You could be a big help in locating fellow graduates among the missing. Anyone who doesn’t have email or wants to chat may call the Carneys at (518) 842-3485, or Mike O’Brien at (518) 434-3347.

COLUMBIA HS 1970-1979 ALUMNI PARTY 2012 – SAVE THE DATE! Plans are being made for the annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party; date is set for Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the E.G. Town Park. If you are willing to assist in reaching alumni from your respective class, please contact Caroline Lynch Zeyak at or by cell 518-928-3223. Friend us on our Facebook page for updates: Columbia-hs East-Greenbushny. Look forward to seeing you!

Pet Adoption of the Week SISSY - Possible Hound Mix. Sissy is approx. 10 months old (as of 12/2011), spayed, current with all vaccines and heartworm negative. Sissy has a sibling, Rosey. They are both happy gals who love to play together and snuggle together. Sissy weighs only 29lbs and is as sweet as they come. She is crate trained and being housetrained. Sissy loves to play and gets along excellent with everyone including children, adults, dogs and cats. Sissy has a lot of energy and would love a fenced yard to play and run in. If you would like to meet Sissy to possibly adopt her, Contact : o r 518-393-0755

TWO FUNDRAISER BUS TRIPS Two Fundraisers, Two Bus Trips! *Call 271-8983 to Reserve!* • First Trip - Historic Boston - All money raised will go to Date: Saturday, March 31st; Price: $45pp (will also have $550/50 on bus). Bus leaves Brunswick Wal-Mart at 7AM and leaves East Greenbush Wal-Mart at 7:20AM. Drop-off and pick-up at 6:30PM will be at New England Aquarium. *Discounted Aquarium tickets upon request (must order by 03/12). • Second Trip - NYC Central Park Zoo (www.centralparkzoo. com/nyc shopping) - All money raised will go directly to the buying of much needed items for the children of St. Catherines Center for Children , Copson House, Albany. Date: Saturday, April 28th; Price: $45pp (will also have $550/50 on bus). Bus leaves Brunswick Wal-Mart at 7AM and leaves East Greenbush Wal-Mart at 7:20AM. Drop-off will be at the Zoo. *Discounted tickets upon request (must be ordered by 4/12). Choose to shop or to visit the Zoo. **Pick-up for home is 6:30PM at Bryant Park** For more information or questions, email


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The Rensselaer County Soil & Water Conservation District will be accepting sealed bids for a 2008 Ford Ranger 4x4 with 63,000 miles. Call the District Office for an official bid form, 271-1740. Bids will be accepted until 4:30pm on Feb. 13, 2012. The minimum bid for the truck is $9,500. EGCSD TO HOLD INS./POINT REDUCTION & FIVE-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASSES

The East Greenbush Central School District’s Continuing Education program announces its next available Six-Hour Insurance/Point Reduction and Five-Hour Pre-Licensing classes. First, plan to get your passport! To learn more about travel The Six-Hour Driver Training Associates Insurance/Point Reduction course reduces car liability, collision, and no-fault requirements for U.S. citizens or to apply insurance premiums by 10% for 3 years and may remove up to for your U.S. passport please join us 4 points off your license, as determined by the Department of on…PASSPORT DAY IN THE USA Motor Vehicles. It will be held on Saturday, February 11th, Date: March 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a half-hour break for lunch. Time: 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Place: Town of Sand Lake, 8428 Miller Hill Road, NYS Route 66, The Five-Hour Pre-Licensing course is required before an Sand Lake, NY 12153. Phone 518-674-2026 Ext 22. Photo’s appointment for a road test may be scheduled. It will be held on Tuesday, February 14th; and Thursday, February 16th, Done Onsite. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both evenings. Course registration for all classes must be made in advance, as SAND LAKE RECEIVER OF TAXES HOURS February hours will be Wednesday from 3PM to 6PM, Tuesday, no walk-ins will be accepted. Additional class information will be Thursday, and Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM. We will be open given at time of registration. For the public’s convenience, 9AM to 4PM February 29th. We will be closed February 20th registration will be accepted by phone 24 hours a day. Please call: 207-2150 and follow the prompts. for President’s Day. March hours will be Wednesday from 3PM to 6PM, Tuesday, Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM. April 2nd from 9AM to 4PM. April AVERILL PARK ADULT EDUCATION 2, 2012 Postmark will be accepted. ~Jill Quell


SUNY POTSDAM STUDENTS EARN SPOTS ON THE COLLEGE’S PRESIDENT’S LIST The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named more than 900 students to the President’s List for the Fall 2011 semester in recognition of their academic excellence. SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller honored a total of 906 students for earning the highest marks in Fall 2011. Among the local students who made the SUNY Potsdam President’s List were: Andrea Hollinger of Averill Park, whose major is Music Performance, Joshua Matrese of Castleton On Hudson, whose major is Spanish, Lauren Chapman of Eagle Bridge, whose major is Theatre, Heidi Crampton of East Greenbush, whose major is Music Education, Angelina Doherty of East Nassau, whose major is Art Studio, Sara Seney of East Nassau, whose major is undeclared, Roslyn Brandes of Rensselaer, whose major is Music Education, Marcus Domfort of Rensselaer, whose major is Business Administration, Nia Rowe of Troy, whose major is Mathematics, Nicholas Tarricone of Troy, whose major is History, Daniel Costello of Troy, whose major is Physics, John Lynd of West Sand Lake, whose major is Music Business, Grace Rosenberg of West Sand Lake, whose major is Speech Communication, Alyssa Rodriguez of Wynantskill, whose major is Psychology. To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numericallygraded semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

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DRIVING CLASSES Schedule of Driving Classes being held at Averill Park High School: Defensive Driving/Point Reduction 6 Hour Classes for 10 % savings on your Insurance - cost $40.00: Thursday, March 22 & 29 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 & 19, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 5-Hour Prelicensing Class (required to take road testbring NYS Learner’s permit to class) - each class session runs from 3:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.- cost $45.00 March 12 or April 30 or May 21 or June 11. *Register for either class by mailing in a check made out to: APCSD Adult Education for $45 to: APCSD Adult Education, 146 Gettle Rd., Averill Park, NY 12018. Put down the class and date and who is attending. Any question, contact Bonnie Lilly at 674-7191 or email



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FINA, and several other fabulous furry friends available for adoption. Contact us for more information. RESERVATIONS: (518) 283-1251 EMPTY BOWLS On Sunday, February 12th, an Empty Bowls event to benefit the Heifer Project will be held at the Church of the Covenant United Methodist Church, RT 43, near the intersection with Old Route 66 in Averill Park. The Heifer Project provides animals for needy families and villages all over the world. The animals provide food and/or clothing for the families. The date and time is Sunday, February 12th, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. There will be a “Freewill Offering” for your bowl, soup and bread. You may bring your own bowl or you can use the church bowls. The soup will be provided by Averill Park, Sand Lake and West Sand Lake area restaurants.

CHICKEN PARMESAN FAMILY DINNER Why not make this Valentine’s Day a special time with the people you love? The Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton is holding a Valentine’s Day Family Dinner on Saturday, February 11th, at 5:30PM. The menu includes Chicken Parmesan, ziti, salad, bread, ice cream sundaes and beverage. The price for adults is $10, children 6 - 12 is $5, under 6 is free. The church is located at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton, adjacent to the Maple Hill High School. We have plenty of parking and are handicapped accessible. To make reservations, or for take-out orders, please call the church office at 7327766. Call soon as we sell out quickly and only have room for 130 reservations. We look forward to serving you.


The scouts of Troop 166, Nassau, are hosting their annual fund-raising roast beef dinner at Grace United Methodist Church in the Village of Nassau (Route 20) on Saturday, March 3rd. The dinner is family style and includes rolls, roast beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, gravy, and dessert. Dinner cost: $12.00 adults, $6.00 children under 10. All tickets are advance sale only as new for this year is reduced seating for greater comfort. Shut-in home delivery and Take-out are not limited but still need to be purchased in advance. Doors open at 4:45pm –- Dinner will start at 5:00PM –- Takeout service starts at 5:30. Immediately following dinner is the ever-popular auction - noted for good buys on high-quality items donated by area businesses. Contact a Troop 166 Scout or call Andy Tillman at 766-4097 or 423-9061 prior to February 20th. Tickets are subject to prior sale and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scouting teaches young men to accept responsibility and develop leadership skills. The proceeds from this event are primarily used to help offset the cost to the scouts attending summer camp, and help the troop purchase necessary scouting and camping materials.

JESUS HEALS THE SICK The liturgy upon which worship will be based at Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed churches on Sunday, February 12, 2012, includes 2 Kings 5:1-14 and the Gospel of Mark 1:40-45. The writer of 2 Kings, in the verses, tells the story of how the commander of the Syrian Army was healed as his wife’s servant girl brought to her, words of healing and faith. She said, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” Her master is healed of his leprosy. He is healed by dipping seven times in the Jordan River at the direction of the prophet, Elisha. The story in Mark is also about the curing of a man with leprosy. Worship at Nassau Reformed Church on February 12, 2012 will be led by the Reverend Donald Paine of Pittsfield, Mass. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-Building at 43 Church Street, approximately one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. Children are always welcomed to worship. Worship at the Stuyvesant Reformed Church on February 12, 2012, will be led by Beth von den Driesch, Stuyvesant Reformed Church, who is in pursuance of becoming a Commissioned Preaching Elder. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary located one half mile south of the only traffic (caution) light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. Children are always welcome to worship.

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477-6555 DEC REMINDS WATER WITHDRAWERS TO REPORT THEIR WATER USE A Phased-In Approach for Compliance will be Applied to Existing Water Users that Report Their Water Use by February 15, 2012 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding entities that currently use significant volumes of New York’s water, including from the Great Lakes, that they must report their water use by February 15. A new water resources law, signed by Governor Cuomo in August 2011, requires a state permit for most water withdrawals that meet or exceed a threshold of 100,000 gallons per day. Under the draft regulations that would implement the new law, current water users that report their water use to DEC before February 15 will benefit from a phased-in process that establishes varying dates for when a permit would be needed to continue to withdraw large volumes of water. Under the phased-in approach proposed in the draft regulations, the largest water users, those with water withdrawal systems withdrawing or designed to withdraw more than 100 million gallons per day, would need to obtain a permit by February 15, 2013. The smallest water users, those with systems withdrawing or designed to withdraw at least 100,000 but less than 500,000 gallons per day, would need to obtain a permit by February 15, 2017. Farms that currently use an average of 100,000 gallons of water per day in any 30-day period must also report their water use by February 15, 2012 in order to receive an exemption from the permit requirement. Public water supply systems will continue to need permits as required. Once the regulations are finalized, all new water users of more than 100,000 gallons per day will be required to get a permit. Persons, including farmers, that do not report their current water use by February 15, 2012 will have to apply for a permit as new withdrawers and will be subject to a more stringent authorization process. To learn how to submit the required reports, water withdrawers should visit: For more information on the water withdrawal permit requirements, visit:

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