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Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino (right) and Gary Sinise are pictured with Air Force Tech Sergeant Joseph Wilkinson following a press conference announcing a benefit concert to be held on April 28th, 7 PM, at the Washington Avenue Armory. Gary Sinise’s band, The Lt. Dan Band, will headline the event that will be held in partnership with the Steven Siller “Tunnel For Towers Foundation” and the “Gary Sinise Foundation” to raise money for the construction of a new “Smart Home” for Wilkinson and his family. “Like so many, Tech Sgt. Joseph Wilkinson answered the call to duty and served all of us with honor while sustaining significant life-altering injuries. When America needed Joe he answered the call and it is now truly heartwarming to see so many willing to take a step forward and assist Joe and the entire Wilkinson family when they could use a helping hand. I want to commend Gary Sinise and his foundation as well as the Steven Siller Foundation for all of their efforts to assist our veterans and the men and women of our armed forces,” said Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino. Tickets for the April 28th Concert can be purchased at the Washington Avenue Armory or by visiting

DEAR AP COMMUNITY MEMBERSNEW SUPERINTENDENT SELECTED We are pleased to announce that after a three-month process, Jim Hoffman is set to become our next superintendent. All candidates interviewed were admirable, but Jim connected best with all the interview committees. We look forward to his arrival in July. On March 14th, students, teachers, parents, community members, board members and our superintendent attended a rally in Albany. The way our students eloquently shared their insight with our elected officials was very powerful. We hope our voices calling for equitable education funding were heard. As a reminder, the tax levy cap is calculated with an eight step formula and is not 2%. Averill Park’s tax levy cap is 3.95%. At or below this cap, a simple majority vote is needed to approve the proposed budget. The District was recently notified of refunds from our healthcare provider and the State Education Department. These refunds, coupled with the 3.95% tax levy cap, reduce the revenue shortfall from $4.7 million to $3.3 million. As our budget calendar indicates, our next step is to develop a budget that balances program priorities and the tax levy. Working with the priorities the community has provided to date, tax levy scenarios at no increase, below, at, and above the tax levy cap will be examined. Continued budget discussions will occur at the March 27th and April 3rd board meetings. As budget adoption needs occur by the April 17th meeting, we continue efforts to understand the program level the community is willing to support. Thank you to the people who have placed priorities on non-mandated programs during the public forums. The summary of the feedback is on the district website. For those unable to participate in person, please consider taking the survey that will be available on the district website soon. We welcome the opportunity to share our information and obtain feedback outside of the board meetings. Please invite us to your meeting. From a neighborhood discussion to an organized group, we are available. Contact Superintendent Marcelle to make arrangements ( Upcoming public meetings where you can participate: Church of the Covenant (Round Church) – Monday, March 26th at 6 pm; George Washington School – Thursday, March 29th at 6:30 pm; Sand Lake Center for the Arts – Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm; Zion UCC Taborton – Monday, April 23rd at 7 pm Please visit for information. ~ Averill Park Board of Education

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KAIROS: A CONSORT OF SINGERS St. Jude the Apostle Concert Series presents Kairos: A Consort of Singers on Saturday, March 24th, at 7PM at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill. Tickets: Adults/ $15 and Seniors & Students/ $10. Contact for Information: 518.892.4283. Kairos: A Consort of Singers is a select vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of unaccompanied choral literature from the Medieval to the present. Their concert program will include pieces by William Byrd, Peter Schickele, & Dominick Argento.


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KEYBANK ANNOUNCES ‘YOU CHOOSE, WEST SAND LAKE!’ KeyBank has announced “You Choose, West Sand Lake!” where area residents will help the bank choose which local causes will receive donations up to $1,000. Balloting began at the KeyBank West Sand Lake branch on Feb. 27 and continues through March 23. Winners will be announced April 4. Participants do not have to be customers of KeyBank. Area residents can vote for organizations in two categories: (1) Arts, Culture, Civic and Community and (2) Health and Human Services. Winners will receive $1,000. An additional opportunity will be available for a youth sports team (serving youth 19 and younger). The winner of that vote will receive $500. The KeyBank West Sand Lake branch is located at 3701 NY Route 43. Nonprofits need to be headquartered in the West Sand Lake area with a ZIP Code of 12018, 12196, 12153, 12140, 12169, 12168 and not currently receiving funding from KeyBank as of Jan. 1, 2012. Voting is open to all adults with addresses in West Sand Lake, Averill Park, Sand Lake, Poestenkill, West Stephentown, and Stephentown; One vote per person, please.

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18th ANNUAL CASH FOR KIDS AUCTION The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County announces its 18th Annual Cash for Kids Auction will be held on March 31, 2012, at the Boys & Girls Club, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer. The event starts at 6:00 pm with Hors ‘doeuvres by Teagan’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant and a silent auction that continues through dinner. Carving Stations will be provided by Casey’s Restaurant and a Pasta Station provided by Carmella’s Banquet House. This year’s theme is “Rocking in the 50’s”, so come dressed in your favorite 50’s garb. Immediately following dinner, we will recognize our 2012 “J. Donald Leahey Commitment To Youth Award” recipient Seth Hendrick. The presentation and recognition will be followed by our always exciting “Live Auction” led by our long-time Auctioneer, John Shultis from Two Feathers Antiques. Some items donated to the Live Auction include: 2 Southwest Airline tickets, a stay at a resort in Vero Beach Florida, a weekend in Cape Cod, weekend stay at a Lake George resort, NFL autographed Football, Giants Football tickets, NY Jets autographed football just to name a few. Cost for the event is $30.00 per person in advance and $35.00 per person at the door. Tickets can be reserved by sending your check made payable to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County to 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144, or by calling the Club at 465-3403, or you can also reserve your tickets online at

FRIENDS OF THE CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY’S ANNUAL MEETING The Friends of the Castleton Public Library will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 4th, at 7pm in the upstairs Library Programming Room. This meeting will review 2011, plan for 2012 and elect Officers and Trustees. If you are interested in one of these positions, please email for details.

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Letter to the Editor: On Thursday, March 8, 2012, two incidences of illegal dumping occurred at the Doors of Hope dumpster. The State Police have been contacted and indicated it is against the law. Charges could be pressed against the individuals and jail time could actually occur for multiple offences. Doors of Hope is a small business. We have the benefit of a total non-paid staff of volunteers. The expenses we have include the purchase of food for the pantry, rent, utilities, and trash removal. Expenses continue to increase. The help we request is a “Neighborhood Watch”. If you see anyone illegally using the Doors of Hope dumpster, kindly report the incident to volunteer staff as soon as possible. We desire the money from the pantry go toward helping others and we give thanks to those, continuing to support Doors of Hope. ~ Jean Vejvoda-Volunteer and Board Member

AVERILL PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGETLIGHTEN THE RHETORIC Letter to the Editor: This responds to George Falco’s March 1st letter. Mr. Falco provides some useful information about the Averill Park School District from last summer’s Capital District Business Review rankings of area school districts. Averill Park ranked comparatively well in spending efficiency and student achievement. Neither of these favorable factors, however, argues that more cannot or should not be done to control expenses to avoid a massive increase in school taxes. Averill Park, like every other school district in the state, is faced with the difficult challenge of balancing the educational interests of the students with concerns of an ever-increasing property tax burden. Mr. Falco’s descriptors are designed to sway the argument to the side of avoiding spending cuts. It’s a respectable position that would have more credibility with actual examples rather than over-the-top rhetoric such as “seriously damage the education our children receive” and “Punish AP teachers and administrators.” I suggest there is no school funding “crisis” since there is more revenue for next year. The “crisis” is that school expenditures, by choice and by mandate, continue to exceed available funding even under a modest school tax hike allowed under the new property tax cap. One of the problems Averill Park and school districts are faced with is the adamant opposition by the state teachers union (NYSUT) to control expenses, including initiatives like Gov. Cuomo’s Tier VI retirement plan for new hires (not current employees) that would save billions of dollars in the years to come, starting with each new employee. Since the current AP faculty is unaffected, why does its state union oppose this change that would allow more funding for current needs rather than higher actuarial costs? Every state mandate relief measure supported by school boards and superintendents is usually opposed by NYSUT, which prevents district cost savings that would help schools cope in difficult budget years. If we don’t want to risk “seriously damaging” the education of children, and wish to avoid “punish[ing]” teachers and administrators, then the union local(s) should demand that their state unions stand down from opposing every measure to save expenses for school districts. ~ Peter Murphy, North Greenbush 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.

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BROOKSIDE CEMETERY MEETING Brookside Cemetery of Poestenkill, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on April 12th at 7:00PM - to be held at the Poestenkill Town Hall. A business meeting will be held in addition to election of officers. All lot owners and interested parties are invited to attend. If you should have any questions, please contact Toby Chadwick at 283-2747.

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LOCAL STUDENTS PERFORM IN MARIST COLLEGE SINGERS CONCERT The following local students performed in “Love in the Afternoon,” an annual concert presented by the Marist College Singers organization. Carolyn Bugbee, of East Greenbush, is a Marist College Freshman. Mallary Meerwarth, of Eagle Bridge, is a Marist College Junior. Stephanie Salvador, of East Greenbush, is a Marist College Freshman. “Love in the Afternoon” is a student concert featuring musical selections about love, romance, and relationships from a variety of music genres. Students performed in solos, duets, and ensembles during two shows on Valentine’s Day weekend. The Marist College Singers organization involves approximately 140 students performing in a variety of ensembles.

CHOCOLATE BUNNIES: Hop into the library beginning this Saturday for beautifully wrapped solid chocolate bunnies, on sale at the front desk while supplies last. These lovely gourmet gifts (in dark or milk chocolate) also help support the library. “TWO-FER” TUESDAY: Get two books from our sale area for the price of one Tuesday, March 27. BOOK BAG SALE: Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, is spring cleaning time for the donation shelves. Fill a plastic grocery bag with books for just a $3 donation. EASTER CLOSING: The Library will be closed Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8. READ WITH CRINGLE: Cringle, a friendly trained Therapy Dog, loves to help young readers in grades 1-5 build fluency and confidence. Call 674-5050 for an appointment to have your child read aloud to Cringle. TUSCAN VILLA EXPERIENCE: November 7-14, 2012, join the Sand Lake Town Library and Noreen Yost on a trip to Tuscany, Italy during the harvest season for $1861 per person all inclusive. Call the library for more details. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm, except as noted above. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 6745050. Web:

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GREENBUSH HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOST CIVIL WAR LECTURER This is a picture of John W. DeFreest. He was a soldier during the Civil War and was with Company H of the 125th New York Infantry. He was killed in action on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. during Pickett’s Charge. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY. Michael Barrett, local historian and Civil War lecturer will speak on “New York’s Participation in the Civil War” on Sunday, March 25th, at 2PM at the East Greenbush Community Library. One hundred and fifty years ago our nation was engaged in a great Civil War. From 1861 through 1865, over 46,000 New York enlisted soldiers in the US Army died in battle, from wounds, disease or other war related causes—more than US Army soldiers from any other state. Mr. Barrett’s lecture will include research into the lives of local enlisted solders from East Greenbush and North Greenbush.


WSL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO SHINE AT UALBANY’S MOVEMENTS FESTIVAL On Saturday, March 24th, at 1 pm at the University at Albany, students of West Sand Lake Elementary School will share the stage with the UAlbany Community Orchestra to present a unique adaptation of Camille Saint-Saens’ popular classical piece, Carnival of the Animals. This music is often performed with poetry written by Ogden Nash. In the spirit of past and future Youth Movements Festivals, however, elementary aged youth to provide their own poems for this occasion; in addition, first and second graders’ artwork, inspired by the music will be projected overhead while the poems and music are performed on stage. This FREE event will conclude with an opportunity for the youngsters in the audience to come up on stage and try out the instruments of the orchestra. Bring your children for a unique musical afternoon by, for and about the youth of our community. For more information, visit pac/11-12_press_releases/youth_movements_festival.shtml or google “albany youth movements carnival”.

FITTING THE MOLD Letter to the Editor: Response to Elizabeth Gable & Linda Underwood. Must you stir the waters of Mr. Crawmer’s little pond? We must understand that to Mr. Crawmer, everyone other than a Republican is an insane Liberal, and Republicans that aren’t his shade of red aren’t real Republicans. You remember him explaining RINO’s (Republican-in-name-only). To Mr. Crawmer and most other Republicans, it isn’t true conservatism that has failed in the past. It didn’t fit the mold they shaped after their policies of millionaire’s tax cuts, the bank bailout, a foolish war (Iraq), and trillions in deficit. It was the RINO’s that distorted what true conservatism means. (Funny most of them are still in office) They use the escape clause perfectly formed in hindsight. How conveniently they twist and contort an elephant into a RINO. They claim the tax cuts for the rich create jobs. Well it’s been 12 years of tax cuts, where are the jobs? Romney states Obama is trying to create envy of the rich. I’m envious Mitt pays a lower percentage in taxes than I do. Santorum is on a rant about birth control. When he runs the risk of becoming pregnant, then I’ll listen to his input. So much for Republicans claiming they don’t want the government coming between a doctor and their patient. Newt claims he can get gas back down to $2.50 a gal, (B.S.). U.S. oil production is at its highest in history, the U.S. is exporting oil for the first time since the 70’s, and U.S. demand is lower than it’s been in 10 years. Oil is a traded commodity; the speculators have more control over price than supply and demand. If a Republican wins in 2012, and again the rich-for-the-rich policies are enacted or expanded, and again the U.S. goes into another Republican created recession, as sure as the sun rises they’ll have an excuse it wasn’t in the mold of true conservatism. I have an idea: let’s hear all there is to true conservatism first, and let the rest of us see if that square peg stays the same shape. ~ Jeff Dorr, Rensselaer 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.

The Girl Scouts of Wynantskill will be hosting a “Girl Scout Sunday” event which includes a Mass at 9AM and a Breakfast after the Mass on Sunday, March 18th. The Breakfast will be in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus providing the food and the families and public are welcome to attend. Troop 1511 is asking families and community members to assist the troop with their food drive by bringing 2 food items (canned, boxed, beverages or other non-perishables) for the scouts to donate to the Albany Food Pantries as part of their Girl Scout Journey Badge - be an “Agent of Change”. Food donations will be accepted at St. Jude’s church and Hall/Gym from Sunday, March 18th thru March 30th. ALL families and community members are encouraged to attend and should purchase tickets at the door. Cost is $6/Adults and $3/Children under 12. Please call 272-3441 for any other information.

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! March is Mission Madness month, with a different mission opportunity being present each Sunday. • Sunday, March 25th - 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 speaker Paul Dellio will make a presentation about Joseph’s House. 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour. • Friday, March 23rd - Noon Lenten worship, followed by soup and sandwich luncheon. • Wednesday, March 28th - Potluck Dinner and Program. Dinner at 6:00 pm in the social hall; please bring a dish to share and your place setting. Update on the Dominican Republic presented by the Holden family at 7:00 pm. • Saturday, March 31st - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt, light refreshments and crafts, for children ages 3 -12. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, phone 674-3664, E-mail:

GIVE ME A KICK ON THE WAY OUT Letter to the Editor: Awhile back, I was in line to pay my school taxes at a local bank. A guy in front of me reached the desk, and handed in his check and the tax bill stub. He looked like someone rushing to get to work, like most of us. The man collecting taxes told him, politely, but rigidly, that he could not accept the payment without the full page of the bill. The taxpayer questioned this for a minute or two, and then walked away, a bit sheepishly I think. I’m sure he was not the only person to be caught by surprise that day. Yes. That tax bill certainly did include the notation that the full page is necessary when paying in person. But that’s a silly rule. Today, there are countless ways to manually or electronically connect a taxpayer to the bill being paid - a simple register; compilation, computer print-out, on-line listing, secure data base, and even a phone call if necessary. Moreover, these tools are available right at any desk, with any computer connection and laptop computer. In this day and age, the tax bill form - partial or whole - should not even be necessary to pay the bill, in-person or otherwise. The name and address on the check, or some identification, can very clearly and quickly link the payer to the taxed parcel, with minimal chance of error or fraud. No masked superhero is going to covertly pay my $3600+ tax bill. (I see that a recent county bill appears to indicate that the receiver’s stub is acceptable; but I guess not that day!) It’s all insulting as well. This guy in front of me probably had to spend another hour in total, getting that bill paid. What a waste of his own time over a stupid rule. It’s enough that the size of the tax bill is outrageous to begin with, but he’s also got to get his wrist slapped, just for the privilege of paying the bill “properly”. ~ Frank Coppa, East Greenbush 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.

WYNANTSKILL VOTER QUALIFICATIONS ANNOUNCED The Wynantskill Union Free School District Board of Education is preparing their proposed 2012-2013 budget for consideration by the public. They plan to hold a Public Hearing on the proposed budget on May 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gardner-Dickinson School Cafeteria, just prior to the Annual Budget and Board Member vote on May 15, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. To be qualified to vote on the district budget, residents must be: a citizen of the United States, eighteen years of age or older, and a legal resident of the school district for 30 days preceding the date of the vote. Applications for absentee ballots will be available in the District Office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, starting March 30, 2012. For further information, please call Kathy Fazioli, District Clerk at 283-4679 Ext. 14.





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Letter to the Editor: On Saturday, March 3rd, late afternoon, my grandchild and I were enjoying building a fort with the wet snow. A couple (not kids) were walking on the road. They stopped and stared at us, then turned their back and stood discussing something for awhile. They then proceeded to walk up to and look at a locked gate and three posted signs and deliberately walked past them. REALLY! I yelled to them. They ignored me. I sent the child and the dog in the house and went after them. When they saw me coming they quickened their pace. They were not about to identify themselves. They covered several other private, posted properties on their way to wherever. Lets see...people in condos do not roam through their neighbors units and people in neighborhoods stay in their own yards unless otherwise invited...So, what is wrong here? They arrogantly and purposefully violated my property rights, shattered my peace of mind within the boundaries of my own home and lands, and, I believe, pose a threat to everyone in town. Including your kids, playing in their own yards. Who knows where these two will pop up again? Or what they are up to. Hopefully, someone can corner them long enough for law enforcement to deal with them. ~Patricia Shaver, West Sand Lake


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In Honor of Troy’s Historic Little Italy Create a Fresco – Help Revitalize a Great Neighborhood! • Submit your entry today 50 artists will be chosen through Juried Selection • Selected artists will be trained in classic Boun fresco painting techniques • Original depictions of Italian scenery and local history will be displayed on building exteriors and in area shops and eateries – Summer 2012 • Prizes will be awarded based on votes by the community and a Panel of Judges • Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Italy! • Select frescoes will be available by auction this fall Call for Entries – Artists apply online or by mail by March 31, 2012 Become a Project Sponsor - Have a fresco painted for your home or business! Donations of any size are welcome. For more information, visit us at: or call 518-779-2927. Bella Vita is a community project originated by DIY Restore It, in conjunction with Troy’s Little Italy Neighborhood Association and Troy’s Italian Community Center.

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MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH In an effort to recognize outstanding achievements of our students, Maple Hill High School presents each month a Student of the Month Award. Each month one student in each grade, 9-12, is selected for this award by a faculty committee after a review of all nominations. For the month of February, 2012, the students selected to receive this recognition are: Freshman – Alex Konig, Sophomore – Ashley Barden, Junior – Lena Rotella, Senior – Kassidy Carney Alex, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Konig, is nominated for being a hard worker both in and outside of the class. He is a very responsible and polite young man. Alex is the Freshman class Secretary, a member of Ski Club, baseball, band, chorus, and Environmental Club. Outside of school he participates in Boy Scouts, 4H and enjoys riding dirtbikes. Alex plans to attend college after high school. Ashley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Barden, is nominated for being extremely conscientious, always has her work done, and always has a positive attitude. She is a member of chorus here at Maple Hill. Ashley enjoys watching and supporting her brothers sporting events. Her favorite class is Biology and Ashley plans on attending college for nursing. Lena, daughter of Mrs. Suzanne Rotella and Mr. Luigi Rotella, is nominated for making the most out of her transfer here to Maple Hill. She is very dedicated and continually works to improve herself. Outside of school Lena participates with an elite cheerleading group and travels all over the world. Lena wants to attend college for Public Relations and Journalism and is hoping to receive a cheer scholarship. Kassidy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carney, is nominated for being a hard worker and a conscientious student. She continues to put forth a strong effort at a time when many seniors have pretty much ‘checked out’. She is a member of chorus and Sources of Strength. Outside of school she is a member of girl scouts and actively participates in her church. Kassidy wants to go to college to pursue a career in nursing. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate these students on being selected February students of the month for their respective grades.




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NASSAU SUPERVISOR’S REPORT By: David Fleming Our highway budget is reflecting a mild winter and an earlier spring. As a result, our dedicated highway crew is already out doing construction and maintenance well ahead of their regular schedule. I’m pleased to report that the Town has begun efforts to mark the bicentennial of the contributions of Nassau in the War of 1812. We are currently searching for the burial locations of Nassau veterans from that war. Please let us know if you have any ancestor that we may honor. Also, I would encourage you to stop by the Nassau Library to see a great exhibit of period artifacts and photographs put on display by Councilman Carpentier and our Historic Preservation Committee. In other history news, I’m sorry to report the retirement of our Town Historian, Susan Shields. I would like to publicly thank Sue for her years of service and for the kindness she has shown so many in their research efforts. Melody Howarth has stepped forward as our new Historian and I thank her for her willingness to serve. In other news, I would like to advise you that our Annual Financial Report has been filed with the Comptroller and is available online for your review. Of particular note is the fact that the Town’s mandatory retirement contributions to the State have doubled in three years. The Board has set a meeting for March 29 on the Burden Lake Sewer District and has set a public hearing on the franchise agreement with Time Warner for April 12. Please for more details. Additionally, the Board has recently approved the expenditure of $40,000 in handicap accessible upgrades and other urgent maintenance for our aging Town Hall. $20,000 of this project cost will come from a grant provided by the State. The other $20,000 will come from a reserve fund established several years ago for this purpose. We also continue to review necessary upgrades to the Transfer Station to make it more profitable and productive. The Board has recently set state authorized FOIL fees; reviewed and approved changes for the Q.R.T. Special Use Permit on China Hill Road; approved the annual Chiari 5K Run in the Town; and appointed a committee for union negotiations. There is a great deal going on. We are always looking for new members of the community to lend a hand. Please contact me should you be interested. Thank you.

“PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!” Letter to the Editor: How many diatribes must I read from the self-appointed right wing crusader Mr. David Crawmer? Week after week, its accusations, criticisms, and cry baby rantings. His letter on February 23rd is a rehash of events addressed and resolved around election time. Couldn’t he think of anything else to complain about? Guess not, so he comes up with old opinions like “pages of nonsense on their website” (the Schodack Democratic Committee), “lies they told about me”, and “Barack Obama’s radical agenda.” Radical Agenda? What planet are you living on? Please don’t give Mr. Crawmer a perpetual soap box to verbally harass and take pot shots at residents and groups he doesn’t agree with. Save the space for letters that construct rather than spew arrogance, unite rather than divide. ~ James Brown, Defreestville 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.

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Worship and Lunch During Lent is sponsored by Sand Lake Association of Churches and will be held Fridays at Noon at the Church of the Covenant, the round church at the blinker in Averill Park Theme: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven . . .Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Date Pastor Leading Worship March 23 Bob Loesch, Zion’s United Church of Christ March 30 John Provost, St. Henry’s Church April 6 Good Friday Service – no lunch served 12 Noon – Worship / 12:30 – Soup and Sandwich lunch Freewill offering for lunch to benefit Project REACH

Third Presbyterian Church, located at 115 Winter Street in Troy, will be hosting an Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 7th, from 1-3 PM for children in preschool through fifth grade. You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun in celebration of Easter. We will have some craft activities, telling of the Easter story, an Easter egg hunt and, of course, snacks. A parent or guardian is required to stay with their children. There is no charge for this event. For more information, please call the church office at 283-2420.

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EASTER EGG HUNT! The Community and Recreational Services Department is happy to present our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th, at the East Greenbush Town Park. The hunt is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will be divided into three (3) separate age groups from 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10 year olds. We ask that parents and children begin to arrive around 10:30 a.m. to find parking, enjoy some light refreshments, and get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. This event is rain or shine so please dress appropriately. Parents must accompany their children during the hunt, bring your own bags/baskets as they will not be provided, and each child is limited to 10 eggs. Please be sure to turn in the emptied plastic eggs once the hunt is finished, and notify personnel if your child (ren) did not get any eggs. For more information, please contact the Community and Recreational Services Department at 477-4194.

EASTER EGG HUNT IN POESTENKILL The Union Gospel Church, 1039 Plank Road in East Poestenkill, is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt with Crafts and Luncheon on Saturday, April 7th, from 10AM to 1PM. Parents feel free to drop off the kids or stay with them and enjoy the fun. All ages welcomed and everything is free. Call Georgie at 283-4869 for more information.

EASTER BUNNY IS BACK IN NASSAU Come to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and find his hidden eggs at the VFW located at 7 Lyons Lake Road in Nassau. Enjoy snacks, egg hunt and the Easter Bunny himself on Saturday, March 24th. Starts at 12 sharp. For questions, call Claudia at 423-5957.

SAND LAKE YOUTH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! Get your baskets ready! On Saturday, April 7th, the Town of Sand Lake will host the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Butler Park for youngsters ages 3-12. The hunt will begin at 12:30, but be sure to arrive a few minutes early to hear all the important information. Since the Easter Bunny has worked so hard to make the hunt perfect for everyone, please be sure to park and gather at the pavilion, so the Bunny’s eggs in the field do not get disturbed. The Easter Bunny will be available for photographs – so don’t forget your camera. If you have any questions, please call Lindsy Marshall at 526-0938.

PET PHOTOS WITH THE EASTER BUNNY On Sunday, March 25th, Healthy Pet Center, Rt. 4, N. Greenbush, will sponsor pet photos with the Easter bunny from 11 to 4PM. All proceeds benefit Companion Animal Placement Program. Initial 4 x 6 photo $2; additional copies or enlargements can also be purchased. Small pets can be photographed in an Easter basket! No appointment required.

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Letter to the Editor: A few years ago, I had my opposition to the proposed shopping plaza at the intersection of Routes 4 and 43 published in The Advertiser. I, like many others, were concerned about the negative impact on the environment, car and pedestrian traffic, and the overall natural beauty of the land. In addition, our community hardly needs another Petco or Dunkin Donuts. I am writing again to ask what happened. Though I am glad to see the planned stores never arrived, it pains me to drive by the sprawling parking lot that did. I am saddened and outraged that such ineptitude allowed asphalt and cement to replace the field that once was. Who is to blame for this? And my understanding is that the field opposite the useless parking lot is soon to be similarly destroyed to make way for another plaza. Will this one materialize? Are the same powers and interests in place to oversee its construction? And is there anything that can be done by the members of the community to oppose those interests or at least hold them accountable? Or shall we sit back and watch North Greenbush become yet another concrete jungle? ~Jeanine Wisniewski, Sand Lake

The Poestenkill Historical Society will hold its March meeting Tuesday, March 27th, at 7:00PM at the Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davies Drive off RT 351, Poestenkill. This month’s program will be THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIRCUS. The guest speaker will be Tom Allison. Explore the History of the Circus and how it all got started right here in New York State. The circus came to the US on April 3, 1793. The elephant didn’t get into the circus until the 1800s. Hackaliah Bailey from Somers, New York, bought an African elephant from his brother who was a sea captain. The brother, while in London, bought the elephant for $20 and sold it to Bailey for $2,000. During the day, he exhibited the elephant for a small fee and began to make a profit. Bailey’s success encouraged others to invest in unusual animals for exhibition and take them on tour. If you haven’t seen the film “Water for Elephants” you should borrow it from the library to get into the spirit. The program is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be provided by Lori Winslow. For more information, contact Patricia at 518-2835223 or http://townofpoestenkillcom

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.

SECOND GRADERS EXCEL IN WYNANTSKILL Second Grade continues to excel in the Gardner Dickinson computer lab. In this photo, students, are getting first-hand experience at a word processing game called Read, Write and Type. The program allows the students to be challenged at their own pace while being brought to the right “zone”. As the students continue throughout the program, they are granted certificates of achievement. In March, this group of Second Graders will make individual power point projects about Penguins. Keep your eyes out for these creative projects!

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The Stewardship Committee of St. Michael the Archangel Parish on Williams Road is featuring “Three Irish Voices” in concert on Friday, March 23rd. The show begins at 7pm in the Church. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Tickets are $15/ adults and $10/children 12 and under. The LAOH will be selling their homemade Irish Soda bread. All proceeds will benefit the following agencies that serve the needy: The Roarke Center of Troy, The Damien Center of Troy, Bethany at Unity House in Troy, and ConsernsU of Rensselaer. Please join us and support these wonderful agencies! Tickets are available now in the Parish Office. Call 283-6110 for information.

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A Scrapbook and Stamp Sale will be held on March 24th from 9AM to 1PM at North Greenbush Town Office Annex, Main Avenue, Wynantskill. 10 vendors selling new and gently used scrapbook and stamp items. Great prices. Plenty of Parking. For information, call 225-6968.


SL RABIES CLINIC The Rensselaer County Health Department in connection with the Town of Sand Lake will be holding a Rabies Clinic on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Site: Department of Public Works (Highway Garage) Springer Road. Time: Cats 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Must be in carrier. Dogs 6:00 P. M. - 7:00 P. M. Must be leashed. A record of last rabies inoculation is requested. A donation is also requested to help defray the cost. Any further questions, please contact Barbara A. Biittig, Town Clerk at 6742026 Ext. 22


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Family Workshop on Sunday, April 1st, from 10:30-12 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Pam Tatar, Hebrew School teacher for grades K-4. Elementary School age children and their parents are invited to bake matzah (unleavened bread) and enjoy a special treat of matzah pizza at the end of the workshop. Participants will also be creating beautifully designed afikomen covers. The afikomen is the small piece of matzah that is broken and hidden at the beginning of the Passover seder. Following the large Seder meal, the children at the seder search for the afikomen and whoever finds it is traditionally given a prize. The fee for this Passover workshop is $5 per child. If you are interested in attending, please call Pam Tatar at 6740302 or email her at by March 28th. This program is supported by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

The Annual Meeting of the Blooming Grove rural Cemetery Association will be held on April 3rd, 2012 at 7PM at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church, located on Blooming Grove Drive in Defreestville. All lot owners are welcome to attend.

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LENTEN FISH FRY & CLAM ROLL DINNERS Every Friday throughout Lent, from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., the Poestenkil l Christian Church, 721 Snyder ’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will be serving fish fry and clam roll dinners for a cost of $8.00. Dinners include French fries, cole slaw and beverage. Available for children will be hot dog, French fries and beverage for a cost of $4.00. For takeouts, call the church at 2862773; or for more information, call Barbara at 279-9458.

ROAST BEEF DINNER at SALEM UMC Salem United Methodist Church of West Sand Lake will be holding a Roast Beef dinner on March 24th from 4:30pm till 6:00pm, for the small price of $11 for adults, and a lower cost for children. The allyou-can-eat dinner will also include mashed potatoes, green beans, butternut squash, coleslaw, gravy, rolls, and a slice of one of our large selection of pies for dessert. The church is located just off Shaver Road. Reservations are appreciated (walk-ins on an as available basis) by calling the church office at 674-3106.

HAM DINNER “HOMECOMING WEEKEND” Traditional Family Ham Dinner served with coleslaw, carrots, potatoes, rolls, and dessert at St. Henry’s Community Hall on Saturday, March 31st, from 5PM to 7PM. Cost is $8/Adults and $4/ Children under 12. Reservations are recommended. Call Tom at 674-5331.

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ANNUAL BLIZZARD CHICKEN BBQ The First Reformed Church will be holding their Annual Blizzard Chicken BBQ on Saturday, March 24th, with continuous servings from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. The menu includes ½ BBQ chicken (with Clements’ Old-Fashioned BBQ Sauce), baked potato, vegetable, homemade coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5.00 for children (5-12) under 5 are free and can be reserved by calling the church office at 283-4420. Take-outs will be available. The church is located on the corner of Church St. & Main Ave. in Wynantskill. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund for our youth to attend summer camp.

Blooming Grove Reformed Church, located on RT 4, will be hosting a FREE Spaghetti Dinner. The Dinner is Open to the Public on Sunday, March 25th, from 2PM to 4PM. Come and enjoy a hot meal and the company of your neighbors.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER with a Basket Party Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Saturday, March 31st, at the Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Dinner includes Chicken and Biscuits, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, green beans, squash, cranberry sauce, assorted pies, coffee/ tea. The cost is $10. In addition, shares will be available for drawings on gift baskets. Please call Barbara at 477-7127 or Eleanor at 436-7073 for reservations by March 26th.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Black River Raiders Snowmobile Club, Inc. will be holding an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, March 24th, from 8AM-11AM at the Zion Church (747 Taborton Rd. Sand Lake). Cost is $7.00 Adults, $3.00 Children 5-12, children under 5 are FREE. Menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Apple and Orange juice.

ROAST TURKEY DINNER AT TROY LODGE OF ELKS Troy Lodge of Elks, located at 134 North Greenbush Rd. in Troy, will hold a Roast Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, March 28th, from 4PM to 7PM. Menu: Roast Turkey with Dressing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetables, Rolls, Coffee, Tea, and Dessert. Cost is $9 for Adults and $5 for Children under 10. All are Welcome. Take-outs Available. Phone # 518-283-1193.

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The women of the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill (located on the corner of Church St and Main Ave) extend a warm welcome to the women of our community for our annual Women’s Lenten Breakfast, which will be held on Thursday, March 29th, at 9AM in our Fellowship Hall. A delicious breakfast will be served followed by a devotional time in the sanctuary led by Pastor Kerri Weldon. Although there is no charge for the breakfast, a free will offering will be taken. It is also requested that each person bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Doors of Hope. Reservations are required as space is limited to the first 150 people and can be made by calling the church office Monday-Friday between 9:30 and noon at 283-4420.

The West Sand Lake Fire Co. is hosting a Giffy’s Chicken BBQ on Saturday, March 31st, from 3:30 - 6PM at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall. The ½ Chicken dinner is $10.00 and the ½ Chicken separate is $5.00. The dinner includes ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, butter, cookie and drink. For more information or reservations, please call Kris Hogle at 4790108 or the day of the BBQ at 674-3677.

8th ANNUAL CABIN FEVER PASTA DINNER On Saturday, March 24th, from 4PM until 7PM, St. Jude the Apostle Church will be holding their annual Pasta Dinner in the Gymnasium. Dinner includes ziti and meatballs, salad, bread, drinks and homemade desserts. Tickets are $8 per person, 2 for $15 for eat in with Children ages 6-12 at $5 per child. ALL take-out dinners are $10. At 7PM, the Kairos Acapello Group will be performing in the church. Anyone presenting their Pasta Dinner ticket to the concert can attend at half price! Mass will begin at 4PM, so come join us for an evening at St. Jude’s!

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Brunch 10am-2 Dinner 2:30-8:00 Adults $12.95 • Children $7.95 PIZZA AND WING NIGHT The Schodack Valley Fire Station located at 1553 Schodack Valley Road in Castleton with hold a benefit Pizza and Wing Night to help the Schoharie Fire Department on Saturday, March 31st, from 4PM to 9PM. Eatin or take-out. For information, call 477-4215. All profits from this event go directly to the Schoharie Fire Department which was devastated by Hurricane Irene.

SIMPLE SOUPER SUPPER ALL THE HOMEMADE SOUPS YOU CAN EAT FOR $7! Stews, chili’s and breads too. Children under 8 eat free. No reservations needed. Refill your bowl with as many soups as you can at this Simple Souper Supper held at the Nassau Reformed Church, Saturday, March 24, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Funds raised will support the various ministries of the church, such as the local food pantry, called The Nassau Resource Center. The Reformed Church is located at 43 Church St. (Rt. 20), about a quarter-mile east of the only traffic light in Nassau, NY, (518) 766-2095. Come, enjoy the fellowship. Contact: Pat Piniazek, 518 577-0491

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LASAGNA DINNER Please join Boy Scout Troop 526 of Averill Park for an ALL-YOUCAN-EAT Lasagna Dinner at Hoags Corners Firehouse on Sunday, March 25th, from 3:30 – 6:30pm. There will be vegetarian, meat, and sausage lasagna, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-12 and under 5 free.

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YES, THIS IS A CAKE!! The decorators at Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe enjoy a challenge. Not only are they almost experts at airbrushing, they are definitely artists when it comes to specialty cakes such as shaped or sculptured cakes! Take a look at the many pictures on Zachary’s Facebook page and website as well. Due to planning and preparation, usually a 3 week notice is necessary for these orders. Zachary’s is running a Spring into Savings Promotion! All new shaped or sculptured cake orders placed by the end of March will receive a 20% discount with the Advertiser coupon. Call 477-2140 for a quote.

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The Sand Lake Garden Club will meet Wednesday, March 28th, at 7PM at the Sand Lake Town Hall. The speaker will be Carol Mastromarchi from Becker’s Farm and her topic will be on “Perennial Garden Maintenance”. Come join us and learn all about the care of your perennials; what to do in the spring to give them a good start to putting them to bed in the fall. A short business meeting will be held and refreshments will be served.

PRUNING PERENNIALS At 7PM on Wednesday, March 28th, master gardeners Susan Roberts and Susan Zweig will present a free program at the Nassau Free Library entitled, “Pruning Perennials.” Learn the best techniques for preparing your trees and shrubs for a new growing season. The library is located at 18 Church St. in the Village of Nassau. Space is limited, so please call 766-2715 to register.



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athlete of the week SARAH LARANJO ~Scholar Athlete~ by Megan Keeler

by Claire Everett This week was full of victory and heartbreak for the AP Warriors. As expectations rise,it becomes harder and harder to reach them. Some will succeed and others will fail. Still, the fact that our teams have such high expectations is a victory within itself. Rudy Winkler, a junior at AP, has always set his personal goals very high. Rudy is a local celebrity and is ranked 1st in the nation for weight throw! Last week he partook in Indoor Track and Field Nationals. Rudy placed first after beating his personal best with a throw of 80’ 11”! Rudy’s skill is almost unfathomable; he pushes himself every day and deserves every victory. Unbelievable job to Rudy Winkler, who represents AP on a national scale and has reached the highest heights! The other athletes who demand so much of themselves, and represent AP so impressively, are the members of the girl’s basketball team. For the third consecutive year, the girls played their way through Sectionals, Regionals, and into the State Semi-finals. The ladies fought hard against Pearl River until the last seconds and pulled out a heart stopping victory, 5548. Leading performances were turned in by Brooke O’Shea with 17 points, and Julia Mai with 14. Unfortunately, this would be the lady’s last triumph of the season. AP earned their way into the State Championship, but was unable to come away with a win, falling short 43-35. Averill Park battled with heart and talent, but the East Rochester team was too strong. Although the season ended in a loss, their year was a victory. Congratulations for the final time to Brooke O’Shea, Bridget Carney, and Julia Mai for their phenomenal performances here at Averill Park. A special thanks to the Gold Mine, and the community as a whole, as they came out and supported the AP ladies. As one season comes to an end, others begin. Soon I will be sharing the scores and highlights of the spring sports, so stay tuned! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at

AP RECYCLING DAY TO BENEFIT AP TRACK & FIELD AP Recycling Day to Benefit the Averill Park Track & Field program will be held on Saturday, April 21st, from 10AM - 2PM in the High School Parking Lot. Recycle your old microwaves, air conditioners, computers and other electronic devices for far less than you would pay at recycling centers. Price is .35 cents per pound paid that day which would constitute your donation. Also accepting - Televisions, VCR’s, DVD’s, Stereos and other entertainment equipment with a monetary donation. Thank You for your support!!!

REGISTRATION FOR AVERILL PARK SPRING REC. SOCCER The Averil l Park Youth Soccer Spring Recreational League is now open for registration. This all-play program is open to players in grades K-6. Play will begin the last week in April. Players will have a practice followed by a game on the same weeknight. Grades 2 and 3 will practice/play on Tuesdays, Grades K and 1 on Wednesdays and Grades 4, 5 and 6 on Thursdays. To register, go to our website and follow the link provided for Spring Recreational Registration. Early registration fee $60 until March 31, 2012. Please consider volunteering to coach when you register your child. Interested student referees should register as well. Questions should be directed

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Lacrosse is said to be one of the fastest games on land and this week’s athlete loves the game because of that. Sarah Laranjo is a senior at Averill Park High School and a dedicated Lacrosse player that started playing in 6th grade through the intramural program that Coach Cavotta runs. Laranjo has been on the Averi ll Park Varsity Lacrosse team since her freshman year, plays Capitalland Lacrosse in the offseason and goes to conditioning twice a week. You can find Laranjo playing in the wing or central midfield position; “being a midfielder, you get to play both offense and defense, it’s a nice change up,” replied Laranjo. Along with being a star on the field, Sarah is a member of the National Honor Society; this year she is taking Advance Placement Biology, Calculus, Advanced Ceramics, Economics, Participation in Government, Literature in Cinema, and Detective Literature. She also helps out in Mr. Minkler’s Earth Science classes instead of taking a study hall, and this past winter she coached a youth basketball team of 5th grade girls. Laranjo carries a 92 GPA and has been a scholar athlete for four years. Sarah is a captain of the varsity lacrosse team and is well deserving of that title; she is one who leads by example. She isn’t only a leader on the field though, in 2010, Sarah was chosen to attend the HOBY Conference, a leadership conference, as the only representative for Averill Park High School. Next year, Sarah is looking to attend Springfield College or SUNY Oswego to study sports medicine or journalism in hopes of becoming a field reporter and is going to play lacrosse at either school. In her spare time, Laranjo enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, “My family has inspired me to be who I am today, because without them I would have no sense of personal values and they have always pushed me to strive for excellence.” She would like to thank her parents, Samantha, her coaches, and all of her teachers for their dedication and patience that they show for her. Sarah’s definition of a scholar athlete is someone who is recognized for their success on and off the field; Laranjo is very proud to be recognized among her peers for what she has worked hard to be. Best of Luck to Sarah in her final high school season and the rest of the Warriors as their 2012 season kicks off.

BLCC’S JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC Ron Choquette, PGA Professional, will be holding his golf camp again this summer. Space is limited. The Camp has 6 different sessions that run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The first session runs the 10th, 11th and 12th of July through the last session which runs August 14th, 15th and 16th. The camp is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to learn how to play golf as well as the etiquette of the game. We accept applications for children between 8 and 14 years old. The clinic sells out every year, so please sign up as soon as possible. You can receive an application via email at or call the club at 674-1770. Applications received with a check for $80 will confirm your spot. The days run from 8 am till 11 am and clubs are not required. If your child has clubs that fit him or her, they can bring them. Please call 674-1770 if you have any questions.

Sports Photo of by Andy the Week Flanagan “From the NYS Class A Championship Game Saturday night at HVCC, AP Junior Alison Nunziato shoots for 3 of her 6 points on the night. AP fell short in their bid to win a second title game 43-35”.

TWIN TOWN LITTLE LEAGUE FARM LEVEL UMPIRES Attention boys and girls 13-15 years old. TTLL is looking for Farm Level umpires for the 2012 season. Farm Level players are 7-8 year olds and are eager to develop their baseball skills. Be a part of this development, earn money and have fun umpiring these games. Training is provided. Please contact Steve Ryan, with your contact information. Include name, age, phone number. Call with any questions 378-3823.

TWIN TOWN TEAMS UP WITH BUXBACK.COM TO RAISE FUNDS Twin Town Little League is excited to announce a FREE and SEAMLESS way to support our League all year long! We’ve partnered with; their state of the art technology allows you to enroll for FREE and transform your existing credit/ debit cards into automatic “cash back” cards when you buy from local participating merchants like Uncle Marty’s, The Lake View on Crystal Lake, Deli & Brew, Shear Obsession, Bountiful Blooms, Quiznos, Hot Harry’s and others. It’s that easy; Merchants are being added each week. Enrolling is highly secure and only takes 2 minutes. Enroll today on our league web site and 100% of your rebates will go to support the Twin Town Little League. Look for the BuxBack Fundraising tab located in the left column of the league web site. Please spread the word and encourage your family, friends and associates to join Thanks for supporting the kids of Twin Town Little League. TTLL related questions contact related questions, please contact Don Cepiel at 424-5311

TROY-ALBANY TITANS TRYOUTS The Titans, the only Tier 1 NYS Tournament Bound Youth Hockey Association in the Capital District Area are holding tryouts for their 2012-2013 AAA Titans teams. Our AAA program provides superior player growth and development that will give your player the skills to compete at the next level. The Titans participate in the prestigious New England Hockey League. Tryouts for the Titans will be held at the RPI Field House Arena in Troy, NY. AAA Major/Minor Level Birth Year Time (all PM) Squirt Minor 2003 April 16th 6:30-8:00 Squirt Major 2002 April 18th 6:30-8:00 Peewee Minor 2001 April 17th 6:00-7:30 Peewee Major 2000 April 19th 6:00-7:30 Bantam Minor 1999 April 17th 7:45-9:15 Bantam Major 1998 April 19th 7:45-9:00 Tryout fee is $50. Check out our AAA Titans program at http:/ / Any player who was not registered with Troy-Albany Hockey last season will need to present a signed NYSAHA player release to attend tryouts.



FUNBALL FINAL REGISTRATION The FunBall league exists for boys and girls (K-3rd grade) to have fun learning and playing baseball no matter what skill level they are at. We have about 100 kids participate each year from many communities around southern Rensselaer County. This season will be the league’s 15th year. There are no strikeouts, walks, scores, league standings, or umpires. Everyone bats until they hit, and players rotate field positions each inning. Players are grouped by grade rather than age (all attempts are made to place friends on the same team). Games (generally two each week) will be played during May and June. Registration is $35.00 per child with forms are available at the EG, Castleton, and Nassau Libraries. Contact Dan Spilman at 477-7665 ( with questions.

EG GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE 50TH ANNIVERSARY (1962-2012) If you played for EGGSL and would like to be a part of our “50th Anniversary Celebration” on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, please e-mail for more info.

2nd ANNUAL BOWL-A-THON FUNDRAISER The 2nd Annual Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser in remembrance of Jason R. Vandeputte “Bucky” will be held on Sunday, April 1st, at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy. Cost is $20 and includes bowling, shoes & pizza after bowling. AM Registration is 10:45 - 11:30AM and the AM Session is from 11:30 - 1:30PM; PM Registration is from 1:30 to 2PM and the PM Session is from 2PM to 4PM. Raffles and 50/50; Raffles will be drawn after the 2nd shift and you need not be present to win. If you’re not up to bowling, feel free to stop by and help support the cause! All are welcome! Proceeds from the Bowl-a-thon will go to the Adirondack Woodsman and this funding helps them send children to one of the 3 NYS Conservation Camps/Fishing Tournaments. Your support last year enabled 15 children to attend camp! For more information, call Art Whitney at 283-5403 or 4233598. RSVP by March 24th.

ATHLETES CAMPUS WATCH LASHMET NAMED TO MID-ATLANTIC RIFLE CONFERENCE ALL-ROOKIE TEAM The Maritime mixed rifle team received a post-season honor, as it was announced that freshman Allison Lashmet (DeFreestville, N.Y. / Columbia) was named to the Mid-Atlantic Conference All-Rookie Team. This comes after the freshman finished 70th overall out of all MAC Conference shooters during this past 2011-12 season. Lashmet had an average score of 513.80 over 10 matches, with a season-high of 531 points back on Oct. 22, 2011 when shooting at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She helped lead the Privateers back to the MAC Championships this season, where the squad narrowly lost to the VMI women’s squad by the score of 2165-2088. To read more about the honor and see the other post-season accolades, as well as all the statistics from this past season, visit the MAC website at

St. Henry’s Council of the Knight of Columbus sponsored a basketball free throw competition on January 23rd, 2012. The competition is open to all boys and girls aged 10-14 as of January 1st of the year of competition. We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s competition, as well as one special winner who also won at the regional shoot held at Catholic Central High School on March 3rd. Winners of the council competition were: Andrew VanRoy -10 year old boys, Will Fleming – 11 year old boys, Garret Renslow – 13 year old boys, Kylie Galipeau – 10 year old girls, Danielle Kiely – 11 year old girls, Alysson Galipeau – 13 year old girls and Brianne Galipeau – 14 year old girls. In addition, Danielle Kiely (pictured) moved on to be our local region champion at Catholic Central. She is now entitled to participate in the Downstate Regional competition in Harrison, NY on Sunday, March 18th (new date). Winners of the Downstate Regional competition advance to the State/International finals held at West Point. GOOD LUCK, Danielle! The Knights of Columbus organization was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE The Stephentown Rod & Gun located on RT 43 will hold a Hunter Safety Course on April 6th from 6 PM to 9 PM and April 7th from 9AM to 5PM. This is a free event. Call 766-5350.

2012 BRUNS. BASEBALL REG.- HOUSE & “NEW” SENIOR LEAGUE – DEADLINE 3/26 Brunswick Baseball is currently registering players age 13-16 for the 2012 House League season. Players must register on-line by visiting our website @ baseball and clicking on the Links Tab on our Home-page menu. The House League will be expanded to a 16 game schedule. The 2012 registration fee will continue to be $115.00 per player. Deadline for registering House League Players is March 26th. NEW in 2012 is a Senior House league, open to players 17-21 YOA. This will be a wood bat league with games played at the Brunswick Sports Complex on Rte 2 in the Town of Brunswick. The registration fee will be $135 per player with a tentative 12 game schedule planned. The Brunswick Baseball League is an independent League with no boundaries and registration is open to all interested players. BBL will continue to support Travel baseball thru our affiliation with ENYTB, interested players may register on-line. The League will again be offering FREE winter clinics every Saturday at 12:00pm. The clinics will be held at the Tamarac Multi-Purpose Gym and are open to all players. For questions, please contact Mark Phillips 279-3471 or Guy Changa 326-5236.

MAPLE HILL YOUTH LACROSSE 2012 SPRING REGISTRATION Maple Hill Youth Lacrosse is a community-based instructional lacrosse program for students, grades K-8, who live in the Schodack school district. Registration is now also open to interested students of the Ichabod Crane school district. Practices take place at the MHHS/MHMS grounds; games are played throughout the Capital District. The Spring 2012 season will run early April through mid June. More specific information and registration is available online at Cost: Yearlings (grades K-2) $35. Grades 3-8, $100. In addition to the registration cost, each player is required to be an active member of US Lacrosse (fees apply; see website). Teams are determined by grade level: K-2 (yearlings), 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. All teams play by Boys Youth Lacrosse rules and require protective equipment accordingly. Lacrosse gear is required to participate, and a limited amount of gear is available for a small rental fee and deposit, see website for details. It is the intent of MHYL that cost of the program/protective gear should not be a deterrent for any player. Contact program director via website with questions.

TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER Classie Lassie Heat is holding a Texas Hold’em Tournament Fundraiser on March 24th at the Mountain View Firehouse. Doors open at 3:30PM. Tournament starts at 4PM. The cost is $40. Come show your support for these girls and at the same time having a great time. Any questions, please call Shaun at 788-2148.

EAST GREENBUSH POP WARNER REGISTRATION Registration for all levels of players & cheerleaders will be held on SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2012, from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the East Greenbush ELKS Lodge. REGISTRATION CARDS ARE PRE-NUMBERED TO ENSURE CHILDREN ARE PLACED ON TEAMS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. EACH TEAM/ SQUAD IS OFFICIALLY AUTHORIZED TO ROSTER A MAXIMUM OF 35 FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND CHEERLEADERS. Please bring an ORIGINAL and one COPY of the child’s Birth Certificate and a RECENT wallet size photo. Registration fees are $55.00 Flag/Cub Cheerleaders (ages 5-7), $110.00 Tackle/Cheerleader (ages 7-15) $210.00 Family Plan. These prices are good until APRIL 1st, 2012. After APRIL 1st, a $10 late registration fee will be applied to each registering participant. Each participant will be required to purchase $20.00 worth of raffle tickets at registration, with a $40.00 family maximum. Checks made payable to: East Greenbush Pop Warner. A $25.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks. If you have any questions, please contact the following Coordinators: FLAG/MITEY MITE: Sheila Van Vorst 925-3581 TACKLE FOOTBALL: Tom Lane 766-0899 or 321-5765 CHEERLEADING: Justine Menges 477-5199. Questions concerning special circumstances and/or arrangements shall be addressed to Tenniel Hansen (President) at 451-9611.



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On Sunday, March 25, 2012, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will come to more fully understand “Jesus, As Lord of All.” According to John 12:20-33, Jesus refers to his impending death as a time when “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” We will begin in our scripture reading where John imparts that no one is excluded by Jesus. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-Building, 43 Church St., (Route 20,). Sunday School begins in worship with a Gospel message for young folk. The church family invites everyone to make a donation of $7.00 and take part in a Simple Souper Supper on Saturday, March 24th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The offerings will include all you can eat of the 16 to 18 different soups and hot dishes; and take home your bowl. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary (Fellowship Hall) at 9 Church Street, one half mile south of the traffic (caution) light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant.


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The Rensselaer Catholic Youth Ministry is proud to present the 11th anniversary of their interpretation of Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross through the presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 30th, at 7:30PM at the Church of St. John the Evangelist & St. Joseph, located at 50 Herrick Street, Rensselaer (across from the train station). The presentation, based on scripture with an infusion of contemporary music and reflective prayer, is designed to be enjoyed by both adults and youth. For additional information, please contact Linda Remington at 465-0932 x17 or email lindaremington10@



It is spring clean up time. Please remove all grave-site decorations that you wish to save for another year by March 23rd. Clean-up crew will be working that weekend. Thank you for your cooperation. LOT OWNERS ANNUAL MEETING is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd, in the Social Room at the Church of the Covenant at 7PM.

“The Future of Your Woods and Wildlife” will be held on Saturday, March 24th. The day-long workshop will help landowners get the most out of their woodland and address some of the issues facing woodland owners today. Topics will include forest ecology and management, effects of deer, and resources to help landowners. There will also be information addressing the local ecology, which will be of particular interest to Taconic Mountain landowners where the workshop will be held. The event is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension and sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program in partnership with the Columbia Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene and Columbia Counties, NY Forest Owners Association, and the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. The forestry workshop will be held at the Darrow School’s Joline Arts Center in New Lebanon, from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, followed by a visit to a local woodlot that has been recently harvested. The workshop is $15 and includes handouts, breakfast, and lunch. Register at or call Kristi Sullivan at 607.255.5508.


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LEGAL NOTICE BUDGET HEARING AND ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION NORTH GREENBUSH COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2012-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the North Greenbush Common School District will hold a Budget Hearing at the North Greenbush Town Hall Annex, Main Avenue, Wynantskill, New York, 12198 on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm (prevailing time) for the purpose of discussion of the expenditure of funds and the budgeting thereof proposed by the Board of Education for the school year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013. NOTICE IS GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money, which may be required for the following year for school purposes, exclusive of public money, may be obtained by any resident in the District at the District Office, 476 North Greenbush Road, Rensselaer, New York, 12144, and at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 49 North Greenbush Road, Troy, New York, 12180 during the 14 days immediately preceding the annual budget vote and election, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. prevailing time, other than a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, together with the text of any resolution to be presented to the voters. A copy of the detailed statement of estimated expenditures will also be made available at the Budget Hearing to be held May 7, 2012. NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Annual Vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for school purposes for the 2012-13 school year and the election of members of the Board of Education and any other business that may legally come before this meeting will take place on May 15, 2012, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. prevailing time, at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 49 North Greenbush Road, Troy, New York, 12180. NOTICE IS GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District at 476 North Greenbush Road, Rensselaer, New York, 12144 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, and no later than Monday, April 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The following vacancy is to be filled by the Board of Education: Three-year term (2012-2015) last incumbent: Susan O'Connell Candidates for office of member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition and each petition must be filed with the Clerk of the District, shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District. The petition shall state the residence of each signer and shall state the name and residence of the

candidate. NOTICE IS GIVEN that in addition to the budget proposition, the following proposition will appear on the ballot: PROPOSITION NO. 2 Shall the following resolution be approved? RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of the North Greenbush Common School District, shall be authorized to enter into tuition contracts for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years with the Averill Park Central School District and the East Greenbush Central School District for the education of students, grades 2-12; the Enlarged City School District of Troy, grades 9-12; and the Wynantskill Union Free School District, grades 2-8. NOTICE IS GIVEN that applications for Absentee Ballots may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk. If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. If the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, on May 15, 2012. Qualified voters who meet the criteria for “permanently disabled” and are so certified by the Rensselaer County Board of Elections, will receive paper ballots by mail. A list of all persons to whom Absentee Ballots shall have been issued will be available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting and Election between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, weekdays, and such list will also be posted at the polling place at the Annual Meeting and Election of members of the Board of Education. Dated: March 16, 2012 Lisa J. Hunter, District Clerk

GREENBUSH CEMETERY ASSN. MEETING The Greenbush Cemetery Association, Inc. will hold the Annual Meeting on March 29, 2012 at 7PM in the lounge of the Greenbush Reformed Church on the corner of Columbia Turnpike and Hayes Road in East Greenbush. We will discuss on going projects as well as future projects regarding the Greenbush Cemetery. All lot owners are welcome to attend. For information, please contact 518-465-7938.

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RealtyUSA Rensselaer County Office is proud to announce their 2011 Top Sales Agents

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1 BR, $525 rent, $525 sec. Must sign lease. No util. Secure building. close to RPI campus. w/d, o/s prkg. No pets. 369-7891 1 br, $650/month, heat, hot water, cable, trash removal, ground level, no smoker/no pets, suitable for 1, Poestenkill area. (518) 283-5266 1 br, w/heat, Avail. 4/1 Pineview Apts.,RT 66 Poestenkill, laundry on site, no pet,/ smoking, $625. 1 yr. lease + sec. dep. 674-1111 3 BR apt. available now. $800+ utilities. No pets, 1st & last month Call 235-354 725 Heat & Elec Included! Brunswick Studio w/Bonus Room. Bryce 271-7630 Averill Park - 2 bdrm. Across form Lakeview. Heat & hotwater included. $800. 867-9129 Duplex, available June 1st. $1100+. C/A, gas, garage. Suncrest Estates. 18 Harvest Way, Waterford. Off Middletown or Fonda Rd. Open house 11am1pm, Sat. March 24th. East Greenbush $700. 1 BR, heat, elec. hot water included. NS NP. April 1st. 518-479-2449. East of Averill Park 2 BR, upstairs duplex, $665+ utilities. No pets. 766-5511 For rent Large 4 BR apt. on 6th Ave. near Glenn St. Troy, NY. $700+ util. Call 862-823-1131. Large 1 BR Nassua Vil. incl. wash, dryer, internet & sat. TV, Off st. parking, $795. 421-9516 Lg 2 br $795, laundry, dishwasher, new construction, with heat $860, Glass Lake, Rt 66 & 43. Call 947-6288, cell 5055860 Poestenkill, heat and hot water included. 1 BR + den. $700 + sec. No pets. 674-7301. Renss. unfurn. 1 BR Heat, hot water, gas cooking oil. Nice neighborhd, yard. Call Manni 791-2502

Open House, 03/25 12-4 Wynantskill, 28 Rhodes Ave. 2 BR with room to grow. 3/4 acre lot, inground pool, updated home with large kitchen. 283-2559/ 272-6950 Sat. March 24, 1-3 pm. Beautiful and bright tri-level townhome. 8 McElwain Ave. Cohoes. Sunday 11:30-1. Own for Less Than 800/Mnthly! Walk to Boat Launch. Views of Hudson River, Fncd Yrd, 2BR Starter House Dir: 320 Riverbend Rd, Schaghticoke Steph @ Bryce 428-5183 Thursday 4-6. Custom Ranch Bordering Brunswick Greens! 2000+ SqFt, Master BR Suite! Open Flr Plan! 3BR,2Ba. Dir: 1016 Hoosick St – Steph @ Bryce 428-5183

Rensselaer $600 + utilities, 1 bedroom, 1st floor flat, washer & dryer, mature adults preferred, no smoking, no pets, security deposit. Call 426-9192 Troy/ Brunswick 2 BR duplex. $775/ mo. Very nice. No pets., no smoking. Call 225-0012 Village of Castleton. $850 Heated lrg. 1 BR. w/d, h/w flr. o/s prk. non smoking, NP. Sec. 732-4149 Wynantskill country, lg 2 BR, 1 bath, includes heat. Lease. No dogs, no smokng. 813-6795 Wynantskill 2br, part. furnished. Near market, bus line. N/P N/S $650+util Avail 4/1. Ref 283-4361



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Grafton, 5.56 acres, 855 Babcock Lake Rd. Drilled well, driveway, foundation dug, leach fields, $40,000. 518-766-9085

$590 & $650. 1 BR loft apts. in conveted church, Main Street, Castleton. 477-9100 ext. 103. $625 w/heat, 1 br, Averill Park area, 1/4 mi. to Sand Lake village. (518) 674-2448 $650+ utils. W.Stephentown, 2 br, 2nd flr, new kitch., dishwasher wash/dry, refs., sec. 858-5776 $750-$800, large 1 br, first floor; 1 br all utils. included, no smoke, no pets, EG. (518) 477-8453 $795- large 2 BR, NG/ Troy area. HT/HW inc, laundry, o/s pkng, on bus line. 477-9100 pin# 307. $800, Nassau, 1 br + home office, 2nd flr, incl. utils + garbage removal, mature adults pref. ns/np, sec. On bus line. 766-2266 $895.- Large 4 BR, hdwd flrs, w/d hookups, on bus-line, yard. South Troy 477-9100 pin #202

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New Brunswick-Troy area. New 3 BR doublewide manufactured homes for sale. Access to NY and VT. Quiet hilly park, kit. appliance package, new pressure treated decks, storage shed, landscaped lot, paved driveway and walkway. Pets ok. $79,900. Call Bill at 2799572 New Brunswick-Troy area. New 3 BR manufactured homes for rent, access to NY and VT. Quiet hilly park, kit. appliance package, new pressure treated decks, storage shed, landscaped lot, paved driveway and walkway. Pets ok. $1200/month plus security. Call Bill at 279-9572. Synder’s Lake- Wynantskill area. New manufactured home for sale. Lake access. Small pets considered. Quiet park, kit. appliance package. 28 ft. pressure treated deck, storage shed, landscaped lot, paved driveway and walkway. $45,900. Call 2830528

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Notice of Formation of Flash Point Watch, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) Office location: on 3/6/12. SSNY Rensselaer County. designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 8 Longhill Rd., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of 59 PHILLIPS ROAD EG, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of Office State on 1/11/2012. Location, Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process served on him or her to the LLC c/o Elizabeth Cicero, 23 Oakwood St., E. Greenbush, NY 12061. Street address of principal business location, 59 Phillips Rd., E. Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company(“LLC”). Name: Knowlson Ct., LLC. Articles of the with filed Organization Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on February 21, 2012 . Office Location, County of Rensselaer. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process served to P.O. Box 969, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

35 RING ST. LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/6/12. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o J. Michael Stewart, 9 Washington St., Rensselaer, NY Purpose: Any lawful 12144. purpose. 88 THIRD AVE. RENSSELAER LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/6/12. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o J. Michael Stewart, 9 Washington St., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 90 THIRD AVE. LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State in Office 2/6/12. (SSNY) Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o J. Michael Stewart, 9 Washington St., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. KNEERS TOWING AND AUTO PARTS LLC a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on location: Office 12/14/11. SSNY is Rensselaer County. designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marylee Kneer, 1390 NY 7, General 12180. NY Troy, Purposes. Mindsnacks LLC. NOTICE OF LIMITED OF FORMATION LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on 2nd day of September, 2009. Office location: Street Rensselaer County. 428 Hays Road, Address: Rensselaer, New York 12144. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to the LLC c/o Herzog Law Firm P.C., 7 Southwoods Boulevard, Albany, New York 12211. Latest date to dissolve: None. Purpose: to engage in any act or activity permissible under the LLC law. FORMATION OF NOTICE LIABILITY OFLIMITED COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is T & P RENTALS LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on January 25, 2012. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is 723 Marietta Drive, Ambler, PA 19002. Notice of Formation of BICKFORD LANDSCAPING, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/05/11. Office SSNY Rensselaer. location: designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity.


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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Trillium IV LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with United States Corporation Agents on 12/19/11. Rensselaer location: Office County. United States Corporation Agents has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. United States Corporation Agents shall mail a copy of process to the States United c/o LLC, Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Lettrick Family Medicine PLLC, Art. of org filed with Sec. of State of NY on 1/4/2012. Off Loc. Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to : Lettrick Family Medicine PLLC, 1528 Columbia Tpk, Castleton, NY 12033 Purpose: All lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. BROADWAY 207 NAME: ASSOCIATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/12/12. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2061. Rensselaer location: Office SSNY has been County. designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 220-46 73rd Avenue, Bayside, New York 11364. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. CHAMPAGNE NAME: DEVELOPMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on Office 2012. 14, February Location: 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, 2398 Route 150, East Schodack, New York 12063. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. REMINGTON NAME: Articles of BLACKTOP LLC. Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York Office (SSNY) on 01/06/12. 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 19 John Street, to the LLC, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Nancy Brennan-Jordan NP In Family Health, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/13/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 44 Highland Dr., East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: practice the profession of nurse practitioner in family health.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION of THE COLLECTOR'S FRIEND, LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/14/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Joshua Sabo, Esq., 287 N Greenbush Rd., Troy, NY 12180. Principal business location: 470 N. Greenbush Rd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF UNCLE TAM ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, Office in Rensselaer Co. Articles of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2.22.2012. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 38 Barrows Street #2, Albany, New York 12209. Purpose: any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the LLCL. Notice of Formation Park Resources LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 10/31/11. Off. loc. in Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 159 Glass Lake Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation: TROY 1813 LLC. Articles of Organization filed by NYS Secretary of State on February 27, 2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. NYS Secretary of State designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it to Troy 1813 LLC, c/o Arlene Nock, 191 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180. The limited liability company is to be managed by one or more of its members. Purpose: Hold real estate and any other lawful purpose. SCOTT NOEL LLC Art. of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 02/21/2012. Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC, 2 Gordon Court, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. 1487-1491 FIFTH AVENUE LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/19/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Ryan M. O’Hagan, 865 United Nations Plaza, #3B, NY, NY 10017. General Purposes.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2 has The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District No. 2 (District) has by unanimous vote in the affirmative, of the Board Members present, to accept the following resolutions at the March 13, 2012 monthly Board of Fire Commissioners meeting: RESOLUTION 03/13/2012 - 1 The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District No. 2 (District) has determined a need to purchase a 1,000 gallon capacity fire truck with a 1,250 GPM pump and necessary ancillary equipment, with an estimated cost of $485,000.00. This fire apparatus will be paid for with proceeds from the Truck Reserve Fund, established prior to January 1, 1993. The Board has determined that adequate funds will exist in the Truck Reserve Fund to support this purchase, and proposes to withdraw money from said Truck Reserve Fund in an amount not to exceed $485,000.00. This Resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum of the qualified voters of the District, pursuant to section 6G of the General Municipal Law. RESOLUTION 03/13/2012 - 2 The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District No. 2 (District) hereby declares Engine 1-2, a 1998 Luverne Fire Apparatus, to be surplus property with an estimated value over $10,000.00, but less than $100,000.00. The Board has decided to sell said apparatus at the highest price available at the time of the sale. This Resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum of the qualified voters of the District, pursuant to section 6G of the General Municipal Law. Robert E. Blaauw


RN • Part-Time Low stress, very rewarding & day hours! Weekends & holidays off, great benefits + excellent pay! 20 hrs/wk. Join Living Resources’ team of dedicated nursing professionals serving individuals with developmental disabilities in a group home setting in Schodack. Valid RN license, registered by NYS Dept. of Ed., min. 1 yr hospital exp. & 1 yr. exp. working with developmentally disabled, required. Familiarity with OPWDD nursing regulations is a plus. Apply online: or send/fax resume: HR Dept., Living Resources, 300 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203. Fax 867-8706

POSITIVE PRINCIPLES FOR BETTER LIVING On Thursday, Apri l 5th, nationally known speaker and author, Dr. John Pelizza will be speaking at the Troy Senior Center at 11:00 am in the dining room, sponsored by MVP Health Care. Dr. Pelizza is a leading authority on wellness, attitude, stress management, personal growth, and aging & happiness. A keynote speaker to over 3,500 business, school, professional and civic groups, he is currently a Professor of Health Education at The Sage Colleges in Troy. Feel better and do better by learning to manage your thinking and taking action! His talk will be followed by a nutritious lunch at the Center for a suggested donation of $2.50 for seniors 60 years of age or older. For more information, call 270-5348.

COLGATE DEAN’S LIST STUDENTS The following students from Colgate University are recipients of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2011 fall term at Colgate University. To be eligible for the Dean’s Award, a Colgate student must achieve a 3.30 or higher average while enrolled in four courses. A member of the Colgate class of 2012, Chloe Rhea Lanzara is studying International Relations. Lanzara is the daughter of Ms. Carol Lanzara and Mr. Christopher Lanzara and a graduate of New Lebanon Central School. Lanzara lives in East Nassau. A member of the Colgate class of 2014, Laura Marie Uhlig is studying Computer Science. Uhlig is the daughter of Mr. Henry A. Uhlig and Mrs. Mary E. Uhlig and a graduate of Academy of the Holy Names. Uhlig lives in Castleton.

HELP WANTED ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-5555 H2o Solutions Increase your income with AVON only $10. Call Marci 518- 209-3998. Brite Beginnings. Looking for an experienced head toddler teacher Also looking for Assistant teacher. Please call 383-3933 Experienced Hair Stylist: FT guaranteed wages, generous comm., retirement plan, paid vacation/holidays. Busy walk-in only salon. East Greenbush 4794504, ask for Beth; Brunswick 271-8526, ask for Sabrina. FT counter help, apply in person Crown Cleaners 627 Columbia Tp Landscape/construction. Looking for reliable, hardworking person, clean driving record a must, experience pref. but will train 6742444 Live in PCA or HHA positions avail. 2-5 days per week Call Concepts of Health Care 518885-2020



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EXTENSION OFFERS EVENING GARDENING CLASSES Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is pleased to offer the Gardening Through The Seasons Classes again this year. Each program will be held at the Extension Office at 61 State Street in Troy, starting at 7 PM. The classes include: “Sorting Out The Scales And Needles – Plant Identification” on April 5; “Roses: You Can Grow Them” on April 12; “Terrariums: Miniature Worlds Under Glass” on April 26; and “Pest Management With The Environment In Mind” on May 9. For registration information, please call Marcie at (518) 272-4210 or email

RED MILL SCHOOL RUMMAGE SALE Red Mill School will hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 28, from 8am – 2pm at Red Mill Elementary School, 225 McCullough Place, East Greenbush, in the cafeteria and upper gym area. Something for everyone, and a bake sale. Everything must go! All proceeds go to our PTO. CASH ONLY please.

POETRY CONTEST OPEN TO AREA POETS A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special poetry contest sponsored by Central Point Fine Arts, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all totaling $5,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to: Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, Oregon 97502. Or enter online at The deadline for entering is March 31, 2012. Poems may be written on any subject, using any style. “A typical poem,” says contest Director Dr. Joseph Cameron, “might be a love poem, or nature poem, one that inspires the reader.” Be sure your name and address appear on the page with your poem. A winner’s list will be sent to all entrants.

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FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION The AARP Taxaide Program will prepare Federal and NYS personal income tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. The service is free and confidential and is provided by IRS certified volunteers. To make an appointment in the AARP Taxaide Program at Circles of Mercy (11 Washington Street, Rensse-laer) please call 462-0899. To make an appointment at the East Greenbush Community Library (10 Community Way, East Greenbush) or the North Greenbush Town Library (141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill) you must register in person. We regret that we cannot make appointments by phone at these sites.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE AVERILL PARK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIVATE/ PAROCHIAL TRANSPORTATION Requests for transportation to private or parochial schools for the 2012-2013 school year must be completed and returned to the Averill Park School District no later than April 1, 2012. Separate request forms must be completed for each school. State law requires submission of request for transportation by April 1 of each year. If child's placement or acceptance at a particular school has not been finalized, return a completed request form in anticipation of attendance. Late submittal could jeopardize your child's right to transportation. New residents must submit a written request immediately after establishing residence in the district. Questions may be directed to and forms obtained from: Transportation Supervisor, Averill Park Central School District, 145 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. (518) 674-7070 or at ervices/services_transport.html Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company(“LLC”). Name: Athens Acres LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on March 2, 2012. Office Location, County of Rensselaer. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process served to P.O. Box 969, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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584-0670 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 HAY FOR SALE. Leave message. 518-674-3028

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SERVICES A+ HOME REPAIRS Roof repairs, bathrooms, remodeling, painting, cleanouts, free estimates. 858-2181 AA HOME REPAIRS Paint, masonry, electric, plumbing, carpentry 30 yrs exp,ref 857-7689 ALL ABOVE SERVICES Bucket truck services. Tree trimming, painting. 202-6114 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 ATV - MOTORCYCLE LAWN TRACTOR, REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, lawn tractor,. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/trucks/vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast, same day serv. John (518) 370-6166 or 768-3009 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 BUDGET LAWN CARE Cleanups, mowing, trimming, pruning, weeding, mulch. Fast free est. 428-9779 or 986-1616. 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 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444

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 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 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. 274-5100 ERRANDS Mowing, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778 EXCAVATING Small jobs, light excavating water lines, foundations & drainage. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 6058392 FIREWOOD All hardwood, cut, split, $180/cord (518) 279-1401 FIREWOOD FULL CORD mixed hdwd, nicely dried,del. $225/cord. 488-1467 FLOORS Floating, hardwood, tile, refinishing. Ins. Free est. 3683716 GARDENING We till it, seed it, feed it, weed it. 674-5521 GENERAL CONTRACTING Affordable kitchens, baths, remodels, HVAC, flooring, roofing, siding, finished basements, addditions. Free est. 378-6298 GUTTERS Empire Seamless Gutters (518) 732-2761, 577-8311 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530

CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527

HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, constr., landscaping, sheetrock, paint, press. wash, window wash, cleanups, repairs, free est. Pls call 764-2679

CLEANOUTS & DEBRIS REM. Basements, attics & garages.Lic, insured. Free estimates. 779-5497

HANDYMAN Painting, plumbing, electrical and more. (518) 674-2908, 229-6811

CLEANOUTS & REMOVALS House, garage, barn, yard. Lot clearing, lt. demolition. 283-2331

HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck s porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161

CONCRETE Sidewalks & driveways, chimney repairs, retaining walls, drainage systems & basement waterproofing, free ests., insured. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 6058392

HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346 HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818

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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING AND STAINING HORSEBOARDING Horse Heaven! Individual paddock & stall. Personal care. Come see. (518)283-9844 after 1 pm. HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960 HOUSE CLEANING Using Green cleaners. Call for price. Bonded. Jill 727-1342

HOUSECLEANING Free est., senior discount. No job too small. Valerie (518) 235-3294 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, basements, garages, dumpsters available, Fully ins. 892-6354 LANDSCAPING JRD 3 Professional landscaping,and contractor’s services. 528-5113 Available 24 hours. JUNK CARS We pay top dollars for all junk cars, trucks, vans, etc. Call (518) 322-0654 JUNK CARS Fast cash. we buy junk cars/scrap Same day service. 285-1146 Dan LANDSCAPING Lawn & Order. Spring cleanup, mowing, etc. comm./ res. Fully insured. Mike Miller 858-8580 LANDSCAPING Lawn care, prop. maintenance, mulch, stone patios, 10% off spring cleanups. 817-8246 LANDSCAPING Spring cleanups, mulch, lawn care, installation, fully insured.. 366-9094 LAWN & GARDEN Residential. Your personal gardener, plant, mow, mulch Book now limited openings. 712-5100 LAWN CARE Yard work, mowing, hedges, mulch, trees & odd jobs 496-7414 LAWN CARE Affordable, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, clean-up, mulching. Call Jeff at (518)461-5902 LAWN CARE Bob’s Lawn Service. Located in Wyantskill. Mow, spring cleanup aerate, dethatch, overseeding. Professional and insured. Call for quote. 852-3436 Commerical and residential. LAWN CARE Cleanup & wkly lawn maint. Best prices in town. Lic & ins. 779-5497 LAWN CARE Mow, mulch, fertilize. Spring cleanup. Stump grinding, brush hogging, dethatching. Free est. fully ins. Shawn Swartz, Schodack 857-7443 LAWN CARE Mowing, mulch, dethatching. Dave 424-3667 LAWN CARE Offering reliable and affordable lawn care. New clients get 1/2 off their 3rd service. (518) 795-5388

LAWN CARE Spring cleanup, residential lawns $25. weekly mowing. 766-9500

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LAWN CARE Spring cleanup,mow,trim,lawn rep free est, ins. 766-4824, 322-3296

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free pickup. 877265-8367 Toll free.

TELEVISION REPAIR Flat panel TV service. Exchange TV. 400 Columbia Tunrpike. 4821255 or 477-7123

LAWN CARE Spring cleanups, dethatch, weekly cuts, hedge trimming 449-4050

ROOF All types, quality work, free est., fully insured. (518) 368-3716

LAWN CARE Spring cleanups, weekly mows, mulching & more. Free estimates. Call Zack 518-669-5734

ROOF REPAIR No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325

TOPSOIL, DRIVEWAY STONE Crusher run, stone, mulch. 4-5yd delivery. Spreading avail. Free est. POESTENKILL MOUNTAIN FARMS. Steve 605-8392

LAWN CARE&JUNK REMOVAL Mow, trim, yard cleanups- attic, basement, garage cleanouts. Ray Mason (518) 573-1133 LAWNMOWER REPAIR Most brands, used machines also, pickup & delivered. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378 MASONRY All phases, new and old. Fully insured. Call Shawn 577-0962 MASONRY Brick, block, concrete, plaster, & chimneys, sidewalks, foundations, Fully insured. 283-5321 MASONRY Concrete*Brick*Tile*Stone Foundation to Chimney Ponds*Patios*Retaining Walls 477-8453 MULCH & TOPSOIL Spread and/or delivered. Competitive pricing (518) 7795497 PAINT AA HAWKEYE. Call a professional. Int/Ext. painting 944-4997 PAINT 1 All phases, wallpaper removed. Insured. Free est. 368-3716 PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044

PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078

PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Reasonable, affordable rates. Exp. Fully ins. Free est. 491-8090

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

PLUMBING, HEATING & A/C Licensed & fully ins. 283-7121, cell 221-7703

POOL RENOVATIONS Liner changes, repairs, concrete work, pumps & filters. Plumbing work 268-9764

ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING Roofing, siding, carpentry. Jim Nichols (518) 733-9022

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

ROTO-TILLING All types and sizes. Prompt. 8 HP Troy Bilt. Fred (518)479-4330

TREE & LANDSCAPE SERVICE AMERICAN TREE New trees planted or replaced Hedge trimming & removal Scott @ 487-4944 or 202-6114

SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000

TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Stump removal, ins. 427-1590

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 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 STONE DELIVERED Small loads for driveways and muddy areas. (518) 479-4817 STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712 SURVEYING William Darling Land Surveyor. 279-9726

TREE SERVICE Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est.& insured 766-9346/ 275-3061 WE BUY HOUSES We are not realtors. 689-6400 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

WANTED Heating fuel / oil We pump your tank &pay cash per. gal. 376-5222 Wanted: Maytag wringer washer. Round or square tub. 843-6117


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PRESSURE WASH/PAINTING Custom painting, deck refinish, cedar & alum. siding. Keep your home clean. Town or country, local cell 618-8051. Free estimates.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Landlords and Bryce Customers! Sign up early for Spring Savings on Yard Clean Up's and building maintenance. Maury @ Bryce 518-961-0060

Reach 40,000 homes in Rensselaer County. Deadline is Friday prior to each publication date. The Advertiser (South) March 22, 2012 Page 25

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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

FREE NAPA KNOW HOW BASKETBALL WITH ANY $25 PURCHASE Stop in at the NAPA in Nassau, New Lebanon, Valatie or Hudson for great savings. Pick up one of our sale flyers for all kinds of bargains. Need a battery for your tractor, boat or RV? Now is the time! Money saving mail-in rebates now until March 31st! We have everything you need to spruce up your vehicle for Spring weather from cleaning supplies to custom paints and finishes. Don’t miss our Valvoline and Mobil 1 motor oil sale!!

SAND LAKE ROCKS! In conjunction with the Town of Sand Lake’s Bicentennial, the S.L. Historical Society presents Sand Lake ROCKS. Six Adirondack style rocking chairs will be painted/ decorated by LOCAL artists. They will depict the colorful history of the town. They will first be displayed at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on March 31st, then be placed in local businesses along Sand Lake’s Main St - Rt.43, for all to view. The chairs will be sold by silent auction. The lucky winners will be notified in early June. Don’t miss the “kick off,” 3/31 at SLCA. All chairs will be on display. Pick your favorite and talk with the artists. Entertainment will be a Musical JAM from 7 pm ‘til ? Are you musical? Bring your instrument and join in - or just enjoy. We hope to see you there!!


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Letter to the Editor: One bite of the apple of justice is enough, But when the D.A’s. and the courts, along with High Profile (Price) Lawyers get multiple offenders many bite’s of this Apple (Up to 5, 6, 7, even 10) D.W.I’s. and then the D.M.V. allows them a license to drive, it’s time to support Sen. H. Farley and Assemblyman J. Tedisco’s 3 strikes law for loss of it forever. Please take the time to send a Letter of support for this sorely needed law, request that a) Plea Deals be eliminated. b) Manditory 5 year Prison be applied if caught without the License. Charge anyone who loans a vehicle to these people with criminal facilitation. As of today, 3/16/12, 2236 people have been killed since the First of the year. If Deaths were by Guns, we would have the Dime Store ministers & public yelling all over the place. Time to stop D.W.I., Americas only socially acceptable crime of violence. ~ Bill Dikant, D.W.I, Victim Advocate - Castleton

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‘93 BMW 325i, auto, good cond., needs fuel pump $1350. 892-0550 Cars on consignment, and we buy cars. Call for details. 286-3350

CIRCLES OF MERCY ANNOUNCES WINTER $1.00 CLOTHING BAG SALE Circles of Mercy staff and volunteers invite you to our extended store-wide winter sale during the month of March at their clothing thrift shop, “Catherine’s Closet,” located at 11 Washington Street in Rensselaer. Sale prices are in effect beginning Monday, March 19th through Friday, March 30th. All clothing for men, women and children will be sold at $1.00 per bag. We have a large selection of clean, gently used suits, tops, jeans, slacks, sweaters and shirts for men and women, as well as assorted children’s clothing. New tee-shirts and scrub uniforms not included in this sale. We have some household items, such as bedding, tableware and miscellaneous pieces available, but those items are separately marked and not included in this winter sale.

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The Wynantskill Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a Budget Workshop on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the School Library / Media Center. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the 2012-2013 School Budget.

The East Greenbush Central School District will be conducting regular Board of Education meetings, as well as Budget Review Sessions in March and April. Preceding each Budget Review session, the Board has added a thirty-minute question and answer period to facilitate communication between the public and the Board of Education. • March 28, 2012 - Genet Elementary School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. - Board of Education meeting. • April 2, 2012 - Genet Elementary School Auditorium 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Question and Answer Period 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Budget Review Session: the Board of Education is scheduled to finalize the proposed budget for voter consideration at the May 15th vote. The Board’s Agendas and Minutes are posted on the District’s website. The Agenda’s appear on the Friday prior to the Board of Education meeting. The Minutes are posted as soon as they are completed and approved by the Board. A complete listing of the Board’s meeting schedule is also cited on the District’s website (

WUFSD GARDNER-DICKINSON 2011-2012 2nd QTR. HONOR ROLL 6th Grade - Ian Albert, Andrew Andersen, Angelina Finelli, Alisha Harris, Raymond Hoffman, Brett LaScala, Daniel McCrea Jr., Matthew Miner, Samuel Morone, Kaylie Watts. 7th Grade - Louis Blair, Dominique Gapp, Mikayla Humphrey, Sarah Kelsey, Jared Lillis, Cirstie Moon, Nicholas Pastore, Kiley Pendergast, Vladimir Semegin. 8th Grade - Annemarie Catone, Logan Gibbins, Emily Kaarstad, Zachary Legare, Tyler Panichi, Damian Rose, Lauryn Sterantino.

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ST. TIMOTHY’S TO INSTALL NEW PASTOR St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 470 Winter Street Extension and Blooming Grove Drive, North Greenbush will have an installation celebration on Sunday, March 25, beginning at 2 in the afternoon. All are welcome. The installation celebration is scheduled to begin at 2pm. As part of this service, St. Timothy’s “Clowns at the Cross” will be presenting a special pantomime program just for this occasion. The community is encouraged to join in this celebration.


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The following information contains highlights from the March 14, 2012 meeting of the Sand Lake Town Board: • Public Hearing – Proposed Zoning Code – Several people spoke to the Town Board about changes they would like to see in the proposed Zoning Code. A second Public Hearing on the Zoning Code will be held on April 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall. The proposed Code is available at – • Public Hearing-Building Code – A hearing was held on proposed amendments to the Building Code - Sections 88-2 and 88-3 in relation to Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Compliance. It is available for review on the website. • ADA Compliance – The Town approved a revised Grievance Procedures to meet federal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Board approved a notice to the public of rights under the ADA and appointed Town Attorney Russell Bennett as ADA Coordinator. • Ethics Committee – A Board of Ethics was established to render advisory opinions related to the Town’s Code of Ethics. Well-respected and knowledgeable residents, Councilwoman Chris Kronau, Kelly Malloy-Pogoda, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Cooper Erving & Savage, and Library Board of Trustee President Terrance Dingman were appointed. • Sand Lake Ambulance (SLA) – The Town Board approved a contract with Sand Lake Ambulance to provide our community with emergency and advanced life support services. SLA’s vital services ensure the health and welfare of our residents. • Summer Camp – I am pleased that we have restored extended hours for the Town’s 6-week Summer Camp. This is great news for our working families. The camp will be held at Sand Lake Elementary School from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily. Camp fees did not increase in cost - $100 weekly for regular hours and $130 weekly for extended hours. Check The Advertiser and website for information. • Digital Towpath – The Town Board authorized an intermunicipal agreement with Digital Towpath Cooperative. It offers a package of low-cost web services for Towns. We look forward to a new and expanded Town website at reduced cost to enhance our citizen’s e-government interaction. Please stop by Town Hall or call me with your ideas, questions or concerns. The next Town Board Workshop is March 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Town Hall. The next regular Town Board Meeting is April 11, 2012 at 7:30 at the Town Hall. I hope you are able to attend and participate.

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HUNTERS- WE ARE STILL PROCESSING VENISON! 195 Main Ave., Wynantskill Smoked & Fresh Meats & Poultry Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday, 9-5, Sunday, 10-3

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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, March 24th, 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 and men’s plus sizes), books and toys.Check out the unique items offered for Easter decorating and gifts.

Time to practice your brogue and dig out your green clothing! Time to think about shamrocks and leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Time to prepare for a wonderful program of Irish music fun for the entire family to share. Oh, there will also be desserts and snacks to munch on. Never a cover charge. We do take a free will offering for charitable work in our area as appreciation of the talents presented. Mark your calendar to come Friday, March 23rd, at 7PM to the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, E. Greenbush. Spread the word and bring your friends. You will be glad you did. 477-9693

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Love Lutheran Church, located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush, just off Columbia Turnpike, celebrates the last Sunday in Lent before Holy Week on Sunday, March 25, at its 10 AM worship. The sermon is based on Jeremiah 31: 31-34 and entitled, “Promises, Promises.” Love Lutheran Church also concludes its observance of mid-week Lenten Vespers, Wednesday, March 28th, 7PM, in its Coffee Café Chapel. Phone: 477-8685 + E-mail:

RESERVE NOW FOR OAKWOOD DAFFODIL BRUNCH Friends of Oakwood Cemetery will host their annual Daffodil Brunch on Sunday, April 15th, with two seatings, 10:00am and 12:00noon. This year we have increased the number of omelet chefs in the interest of expediting your dining experience. View the spectacular Tiffany windows that surround you in the Earl Chapel as you feast on custom omelets, stuffed French toast, breakfast meats, home-made baked goods and fresh fruit. Enjoy the intricate mosaics, rich oak furnishings and pleasant company at this popular event. Although some daffodils made an early appearance this year, you can still stroll through the cemetery to enjoy hundreds more that are just emerging. You can even take a ride through the cemetery in one of Jack Byrne’s famous antique cars. The Daffodil Brunch is one of the two major annual fundraisers held by the Friends of Oakwood in support of the historic notfor-profit, non-sectarian cemetery. Tickets are still just $15pp. Reservations are required and are limited to 100 per seating. They go fast! Call 1-800-556-6273 with your choice of seating time and number of people. The Earl Chapel is just inside the Oakwood Avenue (Rte. 40) entrance to the cemetery in Troy.


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