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SANDY RINGS FOR NASSAU TOWN CLERK Sandy Rings has served most recently as Nassau’s Tax Collector having introduced new computer software and hardware and warmly interacted with our community. She quickly became a vital member of the current town government, committed to quality service for Nassau’s residents. Following the announcement of the retirement of the Town Clerk Rita Labrum, Sandy stepped forward to ask for your support to be our next Town Clerk. Sandy believes that customer service should be the priority of the Town Clerk position. She has outlined efforts to continue to utilize the Nassau Transfer Station as a satellite location for permitting services as well as the extension of the clerk’s office for working families. Sandy Rings looks forward to utilizing the Town’s resources to make her office even more accessible. Sandy is committed to community service. She grew up in Nassau and understands our residents and the quality service they expect from your town hall. She also understands the needs of small business people and the town’s private sector employees, having worked for many years in the family business known by all as Lyons Lake, as well as at Nassau Agway. Sandy is wife of Bob Rings, and the mother of two grown daughters and the proud grandmother of one. Sandy Rings is endorsed by the Independence, Conservative and Republican Parties. She would very much appreciate your support on Election Day. Thank you. Submitted by Sandy Rings

Join in the fun of a concert with the Ramblin’ Jug Stompers on Sat., Oct. 29, at 8pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Playing 78 rpm music for the 21st century, this groups’ “ramblin” style nods to the great tradition of American string band music while winking directly at the classic jug bands of the 60s folk scene. Their ever increasing set list includes Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Jimmy Cliff, The Carter Family, Jesse Fuller, Grandpa Jones, Uncle Dave Macon, Flatt & Scruggs, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Jimmy Reed, Hank Williams, and more... Tickets are $16, under 18/ $10, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or The Center is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, just 15 min. east of Albany. Plenty of free parking.

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Our 99% I would like to express my thanks to “the 99%”. I have been involved in East Greenbush politics for a long time. I was a committee person in the 1970s to the mid-1980s. I have been a council-person, deputy supervisor, and Supervisor for 14 years. I have attended hundreds of Town Board meetings, missing only 3 during those years. At these meetings there have been numerous differences of opinions, problems to be solved, and questions to be asked and answered. These have been expressed by Democrat, Republican, Conservative, Independent, Working Family, Liberal, and probably the “Rent is too damn high” party members. In all that time, and through all those questions, 99% of the people who have addressed the Town Board have been civil, polite and concerned. As a Board, we have listened and have taken action to help whenever we could. If unable to act exactly as the resident asked, we have engaged in one-on-one discourse and have attempted to reach a compromise position. We have not made decisions on personality. As one movie said, “It’s business”. Unfortunately, it seems that this has changed, at least for a small handful of residents, who feel justified in publicly libeling, slandering, and defaming anyone who disagrees with them. I would like go on the record about this despicable trend. This administration and the good people who work in town do not deserve this treatment and I will not have them be publicly insulted. This small group has made countless charges, all without validation, against this administration, saying whatever hateful thing they can think of without offering any proof of wrongdoing. As Supervisor, I can accept criticism and reasonable disagreements that are expressed in a civil manner. I believe that those residents of East Greenbush who have continuously acted in a responsible manner expect and deserve no less. The same is true for the Town Board and the good people who work for the residents of East Greenbush. To the 99%— I want you to know how proud I am to serve as your Supervisor. Over the years, I have come to know many of you and to call you friends. I ask you to go out and vote on November 8. I am asking for your continued support for our team, Toni Murphy, Sue Mangold, Phil Malone, and of course, for me, Rick McCabe. In return, you can be assured of a government that cares about the needs of East Greenbush. Thank you, Rick McCabe paid advertisement


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PREMO SUPPORTS PROGRESS FOR NORTH GREENBUSH Mark Premo is seeking re-election as Highway Superintendent. He has served in this position for the past eight years managing a 1.4 million dollar budget and 14 dedicated employees. Premo expressed concern that as the town grows adding new developments and roads, monies set aside in PILOT funds to maintain these roads have been taken by the town board for other town expenses. It’s my hope that residents will stand with me opposing this practice and restore these funds to the Highway Department so we can put an addition on the garage to house new trucks purchased to handle the growth without costly borrowing. Premo noted that more than $370,000 in set aside highway funds were in his budget at the beginning of last year and in the last few months, I have been informed the balance sheet was as low as minus $90,000 one week and plus $50,000 the next. None of this money was used by the town board majority with my authorization and at no time was there a public budget transfer as required by law. “I believe the Town Board is using Highway Funds to make themselves look good now, but later the Highway Department will pay the price”, stated Premo. I am hopeful a new Town Board will be more responsible stewards of Highway Funds and feel fortunate to be on the ballot with candidates that understand this. Premo has been informed he would be the choice of Supervisor candidate Charles Smith as his Deputy Supervisor, an unpaid position, and that his expertise would be utilized to help run the town with the same efficiency as the Highway Department. “I will be honored to serve in this position and will work closely with the next Town Board for fiscal accountability”, stated Premo. Mark is running on ROW “A” with candidates determined to bring real progress to the town. His running mates include Charles Smith for Supervisor, Ernest Kern and Andria Fisher for Council and Mike Derevlany, Receiver of Taxes. Mark and his wife Margie live on Pershing Avenue and have four children and five grandchildren. ~Submitted by Mark Premo

MOMS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING Are you a stay-at-home mom looking to meet new friends and get some socialization for you and your child(ren)? Come check out your local MOMS Club Chapter, a group of moms who get together to share the journey of motherhood by hosting play dates, field trips, a monthly moms-only night out, monthly breakfast-book club, and so much more! We also conduct multiple community service projects, right here in our area! We are a non-profit, local group, who are always looking for new friends! Join us at our next Monthly Meeting on Friday, October 28th, at 9:30 at the East Greenbush Library. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our Chapter and meet new friends! Find out more information on our website at www. or by emailing us at

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SAY NO TO THE ROBELOTTO TEAM Letter to the Editor: It is time for a change, time to say NO to the Robelotto team and their lawyer Donna Cole-Paul. Their mistakes have cost thousands of taxpayer dollars in unnecessary, unwarranted lawsuits. They have continually voted to represent the interests of their political cronies instead of Sand Lake Citizens. For example, did they represent your interest on mining, lake access, the community van and zoning? Their “leadership” consists of steering Town business to their friends, while doing as little as possible on their assigned Town committees. Their lack of vision and moral near-sightedness demeans Town residents. Are their votes really putting you and Sand Lake First? Flora Fasoldt, Mark Cioffi and John Snieszyk will restore integrity and competency to the work of the Town Board. These folks will honor and adhere to the Town’s fiscal and policy procedures and will treat residents with respect. It’s time for a change. VOTE YES to that change. ~Barbara Martinage, Averill Park 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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FRANK CURTIS SEEKS TO CONTINUE SERVICE TO SCHODACK With decades of community involvement, Frank Curtis is seeking to continue serving Schodack as a member of the Town Board. Curtis has supported fiscally conservative policies as a member of the Town Board, helping control spending and stabilize property taxes. The town has also been able to maintain important services despite a difficult national recession, even while reducing spending in some areas of town government. The town’s strong financial showing and work at controlling costs was recognized through an upgrade of the town’s credit rating in 2011. The respected financial analyst firm Moody’s raised the town’s bond rating from A1 to Aa3. “Our priority has been to control spending and balance budgets. By carefully watching our costs and ensuring budget stability, we have been able to protect needed services and weather a difficult recession,” said Curtis. “Having those efforts recognized with an improved credit rating is important, because it shows to new businesses and investors that Schodack is on the right track. It helps build a foundation for the future,” added Curtis. Curtis has called Schodack his home for his entire life, and has been active in the community for decades. Frank has been active with the East Schodack Fire Co. for 36 years, including past service as chief and assistant chief. A former Scoutmaster and 4-H leader, Frank is an Eagle Scout and served Schodack as town assessor. As Councilman, Frank helped author a Right to Farm Law to protect farmland and open space, helped develop a Master Plan, and supported raising exemption levels for veterans, disabled and senior citizens. He recently helped establish an electronic collection site at the town transfer station, and supported efforts to keep Schodack Island State Park open recently after a shutdown due to state fiscal troubles. “We have been proud to maintain needed services, and in some cases, expand the services offered to residents. The services provided by the town help protect quality of life and we want to keep Schodack strong,” said Curtis. Frank and his wife Bonnie live in East Schodack and are the parents of two daughters. ~Submitted by Frank Curtis

The Swartz Family Welcomes You Our 5th generation dairy, fruit, and vegetable farm has been based in South Schodack since 1921 when the family moved from East Nassau. Until the mid 1960’s, the farm was a fullyfunctioning bottling plant selling dairy products directly from the farm and through home delivery. In the 1970’s the family began focusing more on produce such as our very popular u-pick strawberries. October 1st was the grand opening of our farm store, corn maze, and u-pick pumpkin patch. Join us Friday and Saturday Halloween weekend for our evening maze walk with over 200 candle-lit pumpkins! We are located at 1532 Eleanor Dr., Castleton (follow pumpkin signs to the green barn). Open daily 10-6. Open late Oct. 28 and 29 for our maze walk (bring flashlights). 858-1174 or 331-0830.

SPAIN RESPONDS TO QUESTIONS Letter to the Editor: I would like to respond to the letter from Patricia Noel in last week’s Advertiser. She questions my ability to serve as North Greenbush Supervisor next year if I am working full time elsewhere. The fact is that the question is completely irrelevant since I have made it abundantly clear since I first decided to pursue the office of Supervisor, that I would retire from my position with the City of Troy if I am fortunate enough to win this race. Moreover, my opponent has been well aware of my plans, and is manufacturing a nonexistent issue and purposely misleading the citizens of North Greenbush. I wish my opponents would concentrate on the real issues in this important race rather than creating imaginary ones. I ask the voters to consider the qualifications and experience of the candidates in all races, and not be distracted by non-issues such as the one raised by Ms. Noel. ~Thank you, Al Spain 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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WILL DESSO OPPOSE COUNTY TAX HIKE? North Greenbush Town Council candidate Ernest Kern is calling on County Legislator Lou Desso to oppose the tax hike proposed by the County Executive with the same logic he applied to the North Greenbush budget where he holds a conflicting elective office as a Town Councilman. Before anything was proposed by the Town Supervisor, Desso declared he would not support a tax hike, stated Kern. How can he oppose a tax hike in North Greenbush while supporting one in Rensselaer County? Why did he not make the same no tax increase declaration as a County Legislator? Kern also questioned how Mr. Desso might avoid a county tax hike. Perhaps he will take PILOT moneys from the County Highway Department to pay for General Fund expenses, as he did here in North Greenbush. He might also simply allow the county budget to carry a deficit rather than increasing taxes, just as he did in North Greenbush for the past 3 years. Last but not least, Mr. Desso might refuse to purchase any new patrol cars for the Sheriff Department’s Road Patrol fleet which the county is currently soliciting bids for. Until embarrassed into purchasing two police cars in North Greenbush this year, Mr. Desso had refused to allow the Town Police to replace a single car over the past three budgets, forcing them to use cars that were less safe and more costly to maintain. I call upon Mr. Desso to publicly oppose the county tax hike proposal. Submitted by, Ernest Kern Candidate for NG Town Council Paid Advertisement

Nassau Supervisor David Fleming is seeking your continued support on Election Day as we work together as a community for continued progress. Nassau’s challenges continue in earnest and David Fleming’s dedication has not subsided. Whether it has been during a state of emergency or our current economic crisis, he has successfully demonstrated the leadership necessary to keep Nassau moving forward while protecting what we appreciate about our town. With the help of those willing to work for progress, David has been successful in securing a stronger community at every level. His budgets have cut spending while protecting vital support for our highway department and important services. Nassau’s recently passed 2011 Comprehensive Plan and our Zoning Law is a template for good government. David has worked to appoint the best qualified residents to boards and committees regardless of party affiliation. He has reached out to our villages to look for ways to save all our taxpayers money. Additionally, the Town of Nassau has made great strides in even greater transparency. Nassau’s monthly financial reports are on the Town’s website as well as an ever expanding amount of documentation for residents to access. David has a proven record of independent leadership. He has worked to create coalitions of residents from all parties and parts of Nassau to accomplish our mutual goals. While some individuals are again engaging in pointless personal attacks during the election season, David and your leadership team continue to work for progress. Nassau needs all of us working together in a positive and constructive way to secure the future our community deserves. Together we are making great strides as we work to make Nassau an even greater place to live and raise a family. David Fleming needs your support to continue this progress. More information regarding David Fleming and the specific projects and efforts that have been addressed since he became our Supervisor, may be found by or on Facebook at Friends of David Fleming. Mr. Fleming is endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties. ~Submitted by David Fleming

BABYSITTING COURSE American Red Cross Babysitting Course will be held on 10/29 from 9-4 at the Algonquin Middle School. Cost is $70pp. Call Brenda Vermilya to register. Call 674-8509 or 701-4290.

HEALTHY EATING DEMYSTIFIED Confused about the true definition of healthy eating? With the barrage of new diets, health buzzwords, and conflicting information flying around in today’s media, it can be hard to figure out what “healthy” really means. Just what should we be putting in our bodies? In celebration of World Go Vegan Week, local blogger Theresa Houghton presents HEALTHY EATING DEMYSTIFIED. Learn in plain English what your food choices mean, how food affects overall health, and what you can do to change your lifestyle, not just your diet. HEALTHY EATING DEMYSTIFIED will be presented on Satur day, October 29th, at the Sand Lake Town Library. Talk starts at 1pm with a Q&A session to follow.

KEEP RICH McNALLY RENSSELAER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY When I decided to seek the position of District Attorney for Rensselaer County a little over four years ago, my wife and I thought long and hard about why we were committing the time and energy to the task. Our two daughters were 10 and 7. There would be a lot of time away from family. The magnitude of the impact of the office of the District Attorney however cannot be understated. The job is not about box scores and bluster. The job is a lawyer’s job. Follow the rule of law, seek justice for those whose lives have been disrupted by those who prey upon our children, parents, and loved ones and do justice to the worst of the worst. The office I lead as your District Attorney has won convictions in some of the most complex criminal cases I have seen in practicing criminal law in the Capital District for over twenty years: Infant Homicides; Serial Sex Offenders; Domestic Violence Homicides and Random Gang Assaults. I was personally about to begin selecting jurors in an eight year old double homicide case where two men were accused of brutally murdering two people in Troy in 2002, when DNA matched a new suspect. There were countless hours and volumes of work put into that case. We did not rush in. I made the call to dismiss the charges against the wrongfully accused. I directed the investigation that eventually convicted Michael Mosley of the killings that had haunted the parents of two murdered children and this community for nearly a decade. Mosley is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. In the meantime, I’ve led a team of dedicated attorneys and investigators that have made the criminal justice system in this county work the way it is supposed to. I take pride in our work and our record is proof of our professionalism and effectiveness. I ask for your support and look forward to serving as your District Attorney for the next four years.

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IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE SERVING SAND LAKE It has been my honor to serve as Sand Lake’s Supervisor these past two years. My greatest delight has been meeting the good people who make Sand Lake special! As my term ends, I thank friends, supporters and employees who have made public service genuinely pleasurable. Now is a good time to reflect on what worked and what needs improvement. Notable accomplishments include: solar panels and lighting at town facilities, our role in the Veterans Memorial Park, spurring town water improvements, protecting our lakes through sewer expansion, the challenges of the flood and hurricane and maintenance and improvement of our roads and bridges. Our “Burt’s Round Table” discussions bring people closer to government and encourage public participation. I hope similar gatherings continue in the next administration. My special thanks to our hard-working Bicentennial Committee. These volunteers bring town history to life for future generations. We’ll be celebrating in 2012! There have been disappointments and frustrations. The largest is that the current majority, Splain, Glasser and Turner, allow the Town Attorney – a political appointee – to overstep the bounds of her authority and essentially run town government. The town attorney should give legal advice only when necessary and requested. Instead, the town attorney directs the Republican Majority. They are a rubber stamp, lacking accountability and work ethic. One board member has withdrawn from work on any town committees. The town now faces multiple lawsuits, some of which were avoidable. They waste precious tax dollars. Our town’s website must be upgraded and enhanced. The board has dragged its feet. The Town Board Majority missed a chance to put the old highway garage on the tax rolls. Indecision and waffling are causing this town asset to decay. The budget practices of this and past Republican majorities are unsustainable, repeatedly increasing spending and draining our savings. Our diminished accounts will challenge any new administration. As my term ends, I ask you to stay informed and be active in local government. Thank you for making my service a pleasure. ~Burt Rounds, Sand Lake Supervisor 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.

HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB MEETING The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Wednesday, November 9th, at 11AM at the Bethlehem Public Library. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. We will be discussing buttons with shanks. For more information, call Kathy at 3933156.

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East Side Quilters is sponsoring a talk on pre-Civil War fabrics on Tuesday, November 15th, at the East Greenbush Library. This presentation, by Linda Miller and Marilyn Bradley, two members of the Capital District Antique Quilt Study Group, will start at 7 pm. The Library is located at 10 Community Way (off of Luther Rd.) in East Greenbush. An evening not to be missed by quilters and fabric-holics; the public is welcome free of charge. For further information or questions, call Pat Piniazek at 518 577-0491.

TOWN OF NORTH GREENBUSH - MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT AND DEBATE • Wednesday November 2 at 7:00 PM at Bloomingrove Reformed Church • All candidates running for office have agreed to participate • Candidates will address questions and concerns submitted by the public at the beginning of the evening • Proudly sponsored by the Defreestville Area Neighborhood Association • Conducted by the Rensselaer County League of Women Voters • All Town residents are welcome



Letter to the Editor: I am writing to set the record straight regarding misinformation being written about Councilman Lou Desso by CB Smith allies Hebert & Price. After winning a seat on the North Greenbush Town Board in 2007, Democrat leaders decided to deny voters their choice and found a technicality in a 40 yr. old law causing him to vacate his seat. Shortly thereafter, county legislative action corrected the technicality and Lou was reappointed to the seat he had already won. State law required a special election to fill the remainder of his term. Councilman Desso was happy to run with his party endorsement and began to campaign as such. Eight days prior to the caucus I received a phone call from Democrat committeeman Ed Casino asking me to see if Lou would run in the caucus against Smith’s candidate. After prodding from several committee people, he agreed and won the caucus by a two to one margin. He didn’t INVADE the caucus as Mr. Price writes, he was INVITED to be there. Price makes a point to say Lou missed a Board meeting that night. It is the only meeting he had missed in four years. Recently, while battling a life threatening illness, unable to sit, he stood at meetings to perform the duties of his office. Both Price and Hebert write about voter choice but only when it serves them. In this case, the Democrats refused to give Lou the line he won in a legally held election, thus denying the will of the people. Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough then ordered his name be put on the ballot line. Hebert wants progress brought to the Town and Price says you can’t serve two masters. Councilman Desso has demonstrated clearly that he can hold both of his seats without conflict as did Democrats Ginny O’Brien and Keith Hammond before him. He is a hard working public servant and his dual office role certainly helped him to renegotiate the Town’s sales tax formula with the County that has great financial benefits for our Town and helped him get our Library funding restored. ~Kate Connolly, NG Town Clerk

Life in Christ Fellowship extends a warm welcome to everyone in and around our community to their Annual Harvest Party on Saturday, October 29th, from 11AM to 4PM. We are located at 5 N. Nassau Road in Averill Park. Bring your family and friends to experience the Praise Puppets (shows @ 12 noon and 2PM), Mime Ministry, Bubbles the Clown, Bouncy Bounce, Horse rides and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department will be there for “Operation: Child Safety” for fingerprinting and internet safety measures. Come in costume (or not) for Trick or Treat throughout the day! FREE hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, popcorn, balloons and goodies all day! Each child 12 and under will receive a goodie bag! Please call Steve or Caryl at 391-3410 for questions/directions. Looking forward to meeting you! Rain or Shine!

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SOUL REBEL PERFORMANCE TROUPE On October 29 & 30 at 4pm, Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, will stage a new presentation of monologues, skits and poetry by and about people of color. This production will feature many original, locally-written pieces presented by Capital Region actors, poets and writers. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at NY 43 in Averill Park, NY, just 15 min. east of Albany. Tickets are $ 10 general admission. Make reservations, purchase tickets, or find out more at 518-674-2007 or To find out more about Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, please visit our website at http://www.soulrebel

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STATEMENTS BY E.G. CHALLENGERS ARE NOT TRUE Letter to the Editor: I am responding to the article Mr. Langley wrote concerning our discussion of our goals in the Town of East Greenbush. Let it be known that the present (and continuing) administration has the right vision for the town with regards to transportation issues, and the overall welfare of the town residents. I am proud to be an integral part of the administration and by no means wish to see the Town of East Greenbush return to the old republican ways of stalling progress. I do not understand where the idea that we are frustrated with the present town leadership came from. Those words were never conveyed to candidate Langley. We have controlled taxes and have transparent financial programs and audits, contrary to the view of the challenging candidates. It is time to let the residents of East Greenbush know the statements coming from the challengers, things they wish to make people believe are simply not true. The present administration is leading this town in the right direction and will continue to do so. ~Rich Benko, Town of 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.

VAN RENSS. DAR MEETING The Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10AM November 12th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 146 First Street, Troy. The DAR Good Citizens from Emma Willard and LaSalle will be present. Donations for homeless veterans will be collected. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information about the DAR and eligibility, call Regent Carol Haid at 283-3159.

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FACT CHECK Letter to the Editor: Mr. Robelotto’s recent article is yet further evidence of how his leadership style is to discredit, without cause, those whose opinions differ from his. It’s incredulous that one who invites voters to return him to office would attack a sitting board member who is not running in the current election. With this in mind, how could he possibly claim that he would be successful working with members of the opposition party? Clearly, he must recognize that voters have been pleased with Chris Kronau’s competency and accessibility having returned her to various offices for over 24 years. ~Bernadette & Arthur Mardon, Averill Park 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.

Gary Gordon was born and raised in the North Central Neighborhood of Troy, New York. Gordon spent a great deal of his childhood at the Troy Boy’s and Girl’s Club and was elected into their Hall of Fame in 2003. After attending St. Patrick’s School, Gordon transferred to the Troy Public School System where he graduated in 1977 from Troy High School. Following graduation, Gordon attended Hudson Valley Community College until 1979 and, during this time, worked in the Public Safety Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he trained and became certified as an emergency medical technician. Gordon began his career with the Troy Police Department and graduated from the Municipal Police Training Council (Police Academy) in 1985. He began his career as an evidence technician in the patrol division. Throughout his career, Gordon worked in various divisions in the police department including traffic safety, street crimes unit (narcotics); he also was the first Troy Police Officer assigned to the Community Police Unit. Notably, in 1998, Gordon was promoted to Sergeant and received the Silver Shield Award for bravery. Upon being assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2001, Gordon investigated crimes as a Detective Sergeant and was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit shortly thereafter. Gordon remained in that unit until his retirement in 2006. During his tenure in the Troy Police Department, Gordon received 31 prestigious commendations, but also trained in numerous areas of law enforcement. Gordon is a certified Police Instructor and has, among other places taught at the Zone 5 Police Academy. In 2003, Gordon was an associate of the New York State Police Colonel Williams Homicide Seminar A very prestigious seminar attended by Investigators throughout the world and presented by the top forensics personnel in the Country. In 2006, Gordon was appointed as a Confidential Investigator for the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office where he continues to conduct high profile criminal investigations and assures that each individual case is trial ready. Gary Gordon lives in Brunswick, New York and is married to the former Linda Badolato. Together they have two childrenMichael and Nicole- and two grandchildren: Britney and Mackenzie. ~ Submitted by Gary Gordon for County Sheriff

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 6 PM and on Saturday, October 29th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (business attire for men and women, a babies’ room, a children’s room, women’s plus sizes, winter coats), books, toys, and Halloween costumes & decorations, too.

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WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? Letter to the Editor: The School bus vote went down in Averill Park School District. The proposal was to replace buses after 100,00 miles. Why 100,000 miles? South Colonie also had a school bus vote. This was approved. In South Colonie the buses last an average of 12 years and are each driven about 150,000 to 175,000 miles. The voters in Averill Park know when they are being taken for a ride! ~Christy Carton, Averill Park 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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ILIUM LITERARY CLUB MEETING The Ilium Literary Club will hold its monthly meeting at 2PM on Friday, 11/4/11, at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy. Our speaker this month will be Jeanne Winston Adler, author of “The Affair of the Veiled Mistress”. Guests are welcome to attend. Please note - the Executive Board Meeting scheduled for 1:30PM has been cancelled.

GOOD GOVERNMENT IS OPEN, HONEST AND ACCOUNTABLE Letter to the Editor: I saw the ad in last week’s Advertiser where the Schodack Republican candidates claimed to be a “Good Government Town Board Team”. They claim to be fiscal conservatives, yet they allowed a police officer to make $140,000 in his final year, so he could increase the pension Schodack taxpayers will be paying for many years. They also settled a lawsuit for $120,000 with this same officer for EVEN MORE OVERTIME. They claim to be fiscal conservatives, yet town taxes have almost doubled in the past decade under their one-party rule. They claim to be “Working for the Future”, yet the town does not have an updated master plan with related zoning changes. They just muddle through, letting connected developers do whatever they want. They claim to represent “good government”, yet they decide all town business in secret in advance of Town Board meetings, where there is no debate or discussion. They claim to represent “good government”, yet they refused to attend a candidates forum at Maple Hill High School to defend their record. Schodack voters should be aware that these claims are just political spin, with little connection to the facts. ~Lillian DeMattia, Castleton

A MORE COMPLETE VIEW OF DESSO’S & SPAIN’S RECORD Letter to the Editor: A letter by Republican Committee member John Wood criticized me while omitting the facts about County Legislator/Town Councilman Lou Desso’s record. Mr. Wood never mentioned Desso’s holding of a conflicting elective office on our town board made possible because his party in the legislature changed the laws enforced by a State Judge which removed him. This allowed Desso to be reappointed to the seat the judge removed him from. Also not mentioned is the fact that Mr. Desso and his ally Mr. Spain turned off the cameras at town board meeting s so they would no longer be viewable on Public Access television. As for fiscal responsibility, there was no mention of a needless $30,000 NO BID contract to redo the completed Comprehensive Plan which was presented to the town in 2007, paid for entirely with grant money. Nor was there any mention of their refusal to accept a $35,000 State Brownstone Grant awarded to revitalize Main Avenue. Nowhere did the letter note Mr. Desso’s redo of the 2011 town budget with Mr. Spain’s approval, taking $71,000 in Highway Funds to restore the Supervisor’s cuts in the General Fund. The Highway Superintendent now has no money to build a planned addition to the garage or funds to handle increased pension and health costs. Finally, I must mention the more embarrassing episodes of this administration, the reckless firings of the Town Comptroller and Youth Director at Mr. Desso’s direction. The Comptroller’s reputation was dragged through the mud with untrue accusations of an “unauthorized bank account” while the Youth Director was terminated on grounds his job was not needed. That came after they first tried to fire him on trumped up allegations they were forced to back away from. Shortly afterwards, the majority approved $10,000 in overtime to the highest salaried town hall employee, a politically wired Building Inspector, to do some of the Youth Director’s duties claimed as “unnecessary”. This is a more complete view of the real record of Mr’s Desso and Spain. ~Robert Price, Wynantskill 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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PAINT THE SCHOOL PINK On Wednesday, October 12th, the East Greenbush Central School District’s Columbia High School held its annual ‘Paint the School Pink’ day in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The school’s student council decorated the entire school in pink balloons, streamers, and signs. The students and staff also wore pink. In addition, the student council sold pink hair extensions and had a bake sale. The money the students earned will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

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IN CELEBRATION OF: “ALL THE SAINTS” S u n d a y, October 30, 2011, is the day that many churches commemorate both the Reformation of the Christian Church and “All the Saints.” On this Sunday, both the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will follow a tradition set by the Church at large, almost since the very beginning of Christianity. In the sermon titled, “All the Saints,” and based upon the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12, the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will recognize both men and women of yesteryear and of the present for their service to The Church of Jesus Christ as examples of heroic sanctity. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of the Church-School-Building, 43 Church Street (route 20). Everyone is invited to worship. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and Route 9J, in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. Everyone is invited to worship.

AP ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES AVAILABLE Please look at the Averill Park School District website, go to programs then to Adult and Continuing Education to see classes available through our Adult Education Program. You may also call Bonnie Lilly at 674-7191 for a brochure or more information. You can still enroll in the following classes: PIYO/Evening Bootcamp with Keri Stern (2 separate classes) Zumba with Shannon McMeel (using a punch card system) CPR for Family and Friends *Dexie Turner’s Exercise Classes Healthy Back Workshop *STOP ADD/ADHD Boxwood Christmas Tree *Thanksgiving Centerpiece Cardmaking Can Be Fun *Introduction to Quilting / Pick Your Own Project (2 separate classes) *Advanced Dog Training

Dear Editor, After reading in the Advertiser (10/20/11) the charge that the Nassau Republican Committee were seeking to take over the entire town government, I decided to research the charge. Mr. Fleming, Town Supervisor, Mr. McCagg, Highway Supervisor are running for re-election. Mr. Carpenter is already a Town Councilman. All are members of the Committee as is Mr. Sears who is employed as Deputy Supervisor and is now running for Town Council. Further, the Republican Town Clerk candidate is married to a committee member. When these elected officials meet, are they acting as members of the Committee or as elected officials of ALL the people? Do personal , professional and civic interests conflict with the real needs of the citizens of the town? These overlapping interests and loyalties can present real conflicts of interest in a time when voters everywhere have so little faith in any parts of our government. I am a registered Republican although I have never followed party lines in my voting. I believe in checks and balances in all levels of government, even in Nassau. Because of this I will not vote for the Republican candidates. I am paying for this letter to run, because I believe this issue is important. Paid Advertisement Sincerely, Jack O’Leary

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TOWN SUFFERED WITH ROBELOTTO’S FULL-TIME LEADERSHIP Letter to the Editor: Former Supervisor Robelotto wants you to think it was good that his job was supposedly “full time”. Does he really believe that doing crossword puzzles, buying car parts and going to Lebanon Valley are a full-time Supervisor’s work? In case anyone needs reminders, here are things our “full time” Supervisor (who, by the way, was one of the highest paid in the County per capita) should have been handling better: 1. Before Robelotto, Sand Lake had a huge fund balance that should have kept our Town financially secure well into the future. With his budget mismanagement, spending on pet projects skyrocketed. He played the hero by not raising taxes, but didn’t tell you where the money was coming from. The result? Goodbye fund balance. 2. Robelotto mismanaged the Town’s grant for a community van by illegally buying a vehicle that didn’t meet federal standards, acting without prior Board approval. The town is now defending a federal lawsuit because the van can’t be used by people in wheelchairs. It’s off the road, your money is gone and the disabled have no medical transportation. 3. Robelotto failed to protect Town property, refusing to spend even a small sum to repair the roof over part of the old Town Garage. That part of the building rotted, costing the Town more to demolish it than a roof repair would have cost. 4. Robelotto failed to properly oversee adoption of the new zoning. Now a court has said it was not properly adopted. He blames the Clerk for not filing a document she was never asked to file! 5. Robelotto’s majority on the board repeatedly blocked forward movement on a water system, leaving people unable to sell their home or get mortgages. 6. In Robelotto’s do-nothing Board majority, Mr. Splain refuses to work on committees and Turner and Glasser say nothing. 7. When residents ask questions and make statements, the majority are caught arrogantly calling names like “vultures” and “crazy old lady...” If that’s what full times gets us, I’ll go with Flora Fasoldt as parttime, thank you. ~David Neubauer, Averill Park 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.

GUY FORTE FOR NASSAU TOWN COUNCIL Hi, my name is Guy Forte. I am excited and honored to announce my candidacy for Nassau Town Council. By way of introduction, my wife, Sue, and I have been residents of Nassau for more than 10 years. While we didn’t know much about Nassau when we first moved here, we quickly discovered what a truly wonderful place it is to live and have developed a deep commitment to the town and the people who live here. One thing that is very important to me is serving the community. Over the years, I have been active as a member of the Village of Nassau Beautification Committee, helping to plan and put on annual summer events enjoyed by the community. I currently serve on the Village of Nassau Planning Board as well. Most recently, I helped to re-establish the Nassau Sunshine Fund. The Fund is a charitable organization that provides no-interest loans to Nassau residents who are dealing with financial emergencies, which are, unfortunately, all too common. Loans are funded through donations from members of the community, so it’s really the community taking care of its own. Among my core values are a commitment to open and transparent government and the idea that a community can only work when all of its members have a voice in what goes on and how things get done. Regardless of who you are, where you live, or what your party affiliation is, if you’re a member of the community, if you have something to contribute or a concern to be raised, it should be heard and respected. Ultimately, what happens in the community should be a reflection of the values and desires of its members. Because of these values, I believe I am the best candidate for the Nassau Town Council. I look forward to continuing my service to the community as a member of the Town Council. Vote for me on November 8th and I will work hard to represent the voices of all residents and to preserve the community character of our town.

RENSSELAER FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE Corrected date - October 29th The Rensselaer Fire Department will be sponsoring a Fire Prevention Open House. This Open House will provide demonstrations and fire prevention programs for children, information on Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Program for Senior Citizens, free blood pressure clinic, plus a lot more. The Open House will be at the North End Fire Station, located on Washington Ave., near I-90 on Saturday, October 29th from 11AM to 2PM. Also available will be Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts for sale with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Center. For information on the open house or T-shirts, contact the Rensselaer North Station at 463-2883.


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SAND LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING The Sand Lake Historical Society will meet at 7:30pm on Tu e s d a y, November 8th, at Church of the Covenant, in Averill Park. Note place change. The play “The Sky is Falling,” by Barbara Leavell Smith, will be presented. What if Chicken Little were right after all? The answer: a romping, stumbling quest on ecology to save the world! Refreshments will be served and the public is invited. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

I feel I am the best person to be the next Nassau Town Clerk. I have the experience and love helping people. I have 12 years experience as a secretary and office manager. Here in Nassau, I worked as Director and Assistant Director of the Nassau Summer Youth Camp. I am active in my church where I teach Sunday School and am a deacon. I have been a member of the Town’s Youth Committee for 4 years. In these positions, I have worked with and served the people to the best of my ability. I am not a political person, so I was surprised to find out that the way to get this job is to be hired by the people through an election. So for the first time in my life, I am going door to door campaigning. It was a little strange at first, but now I am enjoying meeting my neighbors. With me, you will get someone who hopes to be Town Clerk for years and years. I will serve you with a smile on my face and run the office in a friendly and efficient manner. I will extend the hours to include Saturday and late afternoons, and will continue to work to modernize operations at Town Hall. I love this community and I want to contribute to it by being the Town Clerk. I trust the people of Nassau want the best person for the job and I believe that person is me.

SAND LAKE DESERVED A CHANGE Letter to the Editor: After reading Joe Johnson’s letter in the Advertiser, I feel a need to respond and inform the residents of Sand Lake of the real facts of why the Democrats did not endorse Steve Robelotto for Supervisor in the last three elections. The Democratic Committee’s decision was based on his performance during his term as Supervisor. We felt that the residents of Sand Lake deserved better. We strongly believed that we needed a candidate who possessed exceptional work ethic, researched grants available, and worked in the best interest of the residents of Sand Lake. Of utmost importance, we believed that all residents needed to be treated with respect and concern for their needs at all times. We needed a candidate that fit all these qualifications and certainly Mr. Robelotto, as demonstrated through his tenure in office, did not fulfill our expectations. As chairman, I never spoke to Mr. Robelotto about town business and I take great offense at being wrongly accused of doing so. I truly believe that once the residents of the town decide who they want to represent them in town government, politics is over and the residents of Sand Lake are first. With my interest, work ethic and business experience, I believe as town councilman I can make a positive change and work together with the Town Board and residents to move Sand Lake forward. ~Mark Cioffi, Averill Park 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.

477-7373 596 Columbia Tpke. (Hannaford Plaza), East Greenbush 11th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CHOIRFEST The Joy of Troy Community SDA Church invites you to our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Choirfest on Saturday, November 19th, at 6:30PM. Choirs of all genres throughout the Capital Region will render songs of praise and thanks. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Concert Choir, Joy of Troy Community Choir, and the Body of Christ Gospel Choir will be among the several groups represented. Refreshments will be served after the concert. On Sunday, November 20th, at 4PM, the Joy of Troy presents Organist, Erich Borden in concert. Borden will delight listeners with sounds of the season. The church is located at 600 3rd Avenue, Lansingburgh; 518-273-6400;

A MESSAGE FROM COUNCILWOMAN MANGOLD Government has changed in East Greenbush over the last year. In November 2010 I was elected to the Town Board along with Phil Malone. In that short time I have learned much, and I’ve come to appreciate all the hard work that goes into running Town Government. Working with the Citizens Fiscal Advisory Committee, our Comptroller, and Department Heads, we have kept operations well within the budget, with a forecast for a $240,000 surplus this year. The upcoming budget calls for further reduction of our debt and a continued conservative approach to managing our revenues. Please recognize that this Town budget under our control represents only about 20% of your total tax bill. Your school, library, and Fire Departments each develop their own budgets, which you have the right to vote on every year. Since I joined the Town Board, we have initiated contracts for annual independent audits over the next three years. I am a firm believer in audits which provide an opportunity to identify and refine areas that need improvement. We have secured significant revenues, by forging a payment plan from the City of Rensselaer for outstanding water use fees, and collecting mitigation fees from developers for commercial expansion projects that we have approved. It is good to see this positive economic development revitalized as major projects at Fed Ex, Regeneron, and NYISO are now moving along. In addition I have attended numerous ribbon cuttings for new small businesses and retail outlets throughout the past year. This energy is set to continue as many more proposals are in the planning stages, and I voted to approve development of additional retail units on the Route 4 corridor at the October Board meeting. It is through growth like this that we can expand our base and start seeing some relief in our taxes. We pride ourselves on open and honest government, and encourage residents to visit our website at There you can view minutes of our meetings, agendas, reports, and news about community activities. We love educated voters. Do not be fooled by those who will take a small part of a document or article and try to discredit this administration with distortion. I ask for your support once again so that we can follow through with the positive growth we have generated, and keep our hard working employees providing the services which make this a great family community for all of us. Please vote Democrat, Working Families, or Independence on Tuesday, November 8. paid advertisement

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WHERE ARE THE EAST GREENBUSH FINANCIALS??? Letter to the Editor: It should be perfectly clear that the question about the status of the East Greenbush Financials is rhetorical. Given the previously documented financial condition of the Town and the findings and recommendations contained in the reports from OSC, Moodys, Financial Advisors and UHY, there is just no excuse for not having financial information in a timely manner. Financial condition and financial management are where the problems are in this Town. If the Board actually wanted to be on top of things, it could have simply required of staff to have the Annual Update Document (AUD) for 2010 done and to the State Comptroller when it was due on April 1st of this year. And it would have required that a certified audit be done by June or July, or maybe even August or September. It didn’t. The Management of this Corporation (East Greenbush) is asking to be retained in the coming election. The Stockholders of this Corporation we, the taxpayers have a right to information related to the performance of Management. We are not getting it. Given what happened last year, where the Stockholders were fed spun and misleading information about a yet to be released audit report before the election, only to discover later that the Administrations statements were profoundly misleading, it’s not a stretch at all to perceive much the same game-plan going on. The McCabe administration is sitting on the 2010 audit so stockholders/taxpayers won’t have independent information on which to judge its performance before the election. Just doesn’t pass the smell test for transparency and accountability. It was asserted last year that the UHY audit report contained an “unqualified opinion.” That was a lie. And now we have no idea whether Town management has addressed the matters cited last year in a very critical report. I urge readers to read the commentary titled The downward slide of East Greenbush, NY at the following website. It is written by Dave Hancox, the former Director of State Audits at NYS OSC and a well-respected professional. ~Don Johnson, 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.

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APRIL MARIE & NEIL BROWN TO PERFORM AT POESTENKILL SPIRIT DAY Live music will be performed by local musicians for everyone’s enjoyment on October 29th Poestenkill Spirit Day. April Marie & Neil Brown have been performing jazz in the Capital Region for over 19 years. The entertainment will begin at 4:00 at the Poestenkill Fire House. Gifts, generously donated by businesses and citizens will be on display. Raffle tickets for the gifts can be purchased at that time and will be available all evening. From 5:00 -7:00 while everyone is enjoying a delicious roast beef dinner, Steven Keller will be singing songs from the 1890s to 1970s. Call 279-6680 for reservations for the dinner or just drop in to take chances on the gifts and enjoy the music. All proceeds benefit the flood victims.

ESQUATAK FUNDRAISER Wondering what to do with your old “stuff”? Going to an ESQUATAK fundraiser should help you to decide whether to keep it, sell it, or trash it. A representative of Meissner’s Auction Service will do appraisals on November 18th beginning at 7 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall at the intersection of Route 20 and Schuurman Road. The donation is $5 for one appraisal and $10 for up to three items. A $5.00 donation at the door will allow for one appraisal. Refreshments.

I am pleased to announce my candidacy for North Greenbush Town Council. For the last two years, I have served as attorney for the Zoning Board of Appeals, and as a member of the Public Safety Committee. In 2010, I served on the Comprehensive Plan Implementation/Codes Revision Committee. In these roles, I have demonstrated my ability to work with residents with differing political views, because ultimately, the work that we have done isn’t about me or them, it is about serving you, the residents of the Town. As Councilwoman, I will continue to work as part of a bi-partisan team to expand our tax base in order to keep our budgets balanced without raising taxes and to maintain a high quality of life for residents of the Town. I feel my life experiences have provided invaluable lessons that I intend to apply as a Councilwoman. I was the first person in my family to go to college, graduating from Siena College after having worked my way through school waitressing and raising a family. In doing this, I learned to prioritize my family’s needs while living on a very limited budget. While I attended Albany Law School, I had to figure out how to balance my responsibilities as a law student, a mom, and an employee. This was by no means easy, but I learned the importance of hard work, and that short-term sacrifices can provide long term rewards. I live on Winter Street with my husband, Jerry, and children, Pam and Danny. I am a principal at the Albany law firm Hinman Straub, PC. I am President of the Board for St. Catherine’s Center for Children and serve on the Board’s Strategic Planning, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Finance Committees. I have been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative, and Independence parties and am running for Town Council as part of a bi-partisan Good Government Team that includes Al Spain for Supervisor, Lou Desso for Town Council, Amy Clinton for Receiver of Taxes, and Kathryn Connolly for Town Clerk.



PARADE AND PARTY The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 30th. As in previous years, we will be proudly featuring our communities’ costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake Elementary School to our Fire House. If you would like to join the parade, please meet at the school at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th. We will step off promptly at 1:00 p.m. and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. As always, admission to the party is free!

Join us on Sunday, October 30th, at 1:00pm for the 2011 Poestenkill Halloween Parade. We will begin at the Town Hall and end with games and refreshments at the VFW Post. All ages are welcome to join! Hope to see your family there!

ADULT HALLOWEEN PARTY Adult Halloween Party at the Sullivan-Jones Post 7466 in Poestenkill on October 29th, starting at 7PM - $2.00 cover charge to go to the Irene Victims of Poestenkill. D.J. Tim O’Brien - Food, Fun and Cash Bar. Costume contest with cash prize.

HAUNTED HOUSE Come and get SPOOKED by the Boy Scouts of Troop 525. They are prepared to scare you out of your wits. Tour their haunted halls and terrifying trails. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct 29th, 6-9pm at the Salem United Methodist Church Pavilion on Shaver Rd in West Sand Lake. Suggested Donation: $3

HALLOWEEN PARADE The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Halloween Parade on October 31st; beginning at Wynantskill Square at 6:15PM. Judging of costumes will take place following the parade at the Town Offices on Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Refreshments will be served as well.

ALL ABOUT ALL HALLOWS EVE Not everything about Halloween is costumes and candy. Bring the kids to Good Buy Books on Columbia Turnpike in Rensselaer for this free event on Saturday, October 29th from 9 to 10AM. Learn about this unusual “holiday” and have a snack with Miss Kim. Open to the public. Limited seating. RSVP’s required, call 518-479-BOOK (2665).

AREA CHURCH HELPS WITH TRICK-OR-TREATING If you live in the East Greenbush area, you will have help this Halloween! Connecting Point Church is sending out several groups to help “patrol” the various neighborhoods during the evening from 6:30-9:00pm on October 31st, 2011. In an effort to help keep your children safe, you will see various people identifiable by their lime-yellow vests with the Connecting Point name on them, walking the streets. As a treat for the children, we will be handing out glow bracelets for extra visibility. For more information, contact us at: Email: connectme@my or visit us on the web at:

St. Jude the Apostle School principal, Dr. Cathleen Carney, congratulates Kimberly Higgins on her High Honors Award from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth’s International Mathematics and Verbal Talent Search. Kimberly was recognized as one of the highest scoring participants in this year’s program.

FOOD FEST On Sunday, October 30th, the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a Fall Fest for the children of the community and their families. A light lunch will be served from 12 noon until 1PM. Children’s games and crafts will be from 1PM to 3PM. There is no charge for this event. Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy. For more information, call 273-6859.

RESPONSE TO PAT HARRINGTON’S “FACTS” IN NORTH GREENBUSH Letter to the Editor: I’ve officially grown tired of the lies and accusations being spewed by C.B. Smith and his “Progress” team in North Greenbush. While C.B. and his associates are entitled to their own opinion, they are certainly not entitled to their own facts: He claims that the Town Board has allowed 4&43 to become a vacant lot, although wasn’t it C.B. and friends that filed frivolous lawsuits to deter the construction? If the lawsuits had not been filed, the construction would have taken place in a much more favorable economy and we would be reaping sales tax benefits now—just a FACT. He claims that Councilman Lou Desso was elected last year with no opponent, when in fact a Democratic caucus was held that Mr. Desso was invited to by the Democrat committee and prevailed against C.B.’s handpicked candidate by a two to one margin. Then C.B. refused to endorse the democratically chosen candidate of their party, and Councilman Desso had to file a lawsuit to be put on the line he won—just a FACT. He and Highway Supervisor Mark Premo claim that the Town Board took PILOT money from the Highway Department in last year’s budget to pay for a spending spree. The fact is payments in lieu of taxes are not statutorily required to be directed to the Highway Department. The Town Board balanced a budget based on the total revenue allotted to the Town, just like how any hard working family would balance their household budget. Furthermore, Mr. Premo claims that his budget is currently under funded? Why then did he propose a 2012 budget that shows no deficit? The fact is that this is a concocted issue that C.B. and company have created to smear a fiscally prudent Town Board—just a FACT. I urge the voters in North Greenbush to not read too deeply into the spin-machine that C.B. is dishing out. Remember, Al Spain and Lou Desso are part of a Town Board that have ERASED a $429,000 deficit, inherited from a previous Board, without raising our taxes. No spin necessary on that, just a FACT. ~John Wood, 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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ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE The Friends of the Rensselaer City Library will hold their 3rd Annual Election Day Bake Sale on November 8th from 7AM to 7PM at St. John’s Church on Herrick Street and Open Bible Baptist Church on Third Street. Join us for breakfast or lunch, delicious homemade muffins, pies, cakes, brownies and cookies. At the Baptist Church on Third Street you can eat-in or take-out. Homemade chili or soups and baked goods. All pies will be priced under $10, what a bargain. So remember to vote on Election Day and help support the Friends of the Rensselaer City Library.

NO CORRECTION NEEDED Dear Mr. Fleming, Regarding the letter I had in the Advertiser last week, you emailed me stating, “You may want to note for a correction that I am not the Republican Town Chairman and have not been for quite some time.” I disagree with you. There is no need for me to make such a correction since the document I relied on is the current, official Board of Elections 2010 -2012 Town/City Republican Chairmen list. It names you as the Nassau Republican Chairman. I did call the Board of Elections to further clarify and a clerk named Kari said that Ron Sears was now the chair, but, she was unable to verify if this was correct. She could not provide nor offered any official documentation to support that statement despite two phone calls and a direct request for her to do so. Whether it is you, or Ron Sears, the point I am making is still valid: a small group of individuals, calling themselves the Nassau Republican Committee, are running for elected office themselves or choosing family members or other close relations to do the same. Substituting Mr. Sears’ name for yours only reinforces my point, because he is your Deputy Supervisor and he is running for a seat on the Town Council. It is just musical chairs. I still believe having a small group control Nassau is not good government for the citizens of the town; no matter what the party. Checks and balances work best for all in a democracy. I am responding to your email in public, because this is an issue the public needs to know about. Gloria Boudreau, Resident of East Nassau, Town of Nassau Taxpayer Paid Advertisement

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HALLOWEEN PARTY & HAUNTED HOUSE The Hoags Corners Firehouse, Rout 66, East Nassau, will hold a Halloween Party & Haunted House on Saturday, October 29th from 6 to 9PM. Games, fun and refreshments for the younger children inside. Costume contest too! Haunted House presented by Boy Scout Troop 526 for all that DARE to enter. $4 donation to ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!! Further information call 766-5583. Hope to scare you there!!!


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TOWN OF SAND LAKE YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY Sand Lake Youth Department will hold its Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30th, from 1-3PM at the Averill Park Fire House. There will be crafts projects, games, and a Costume Parade/ Contest. Refreshments and goodies for all! For more information, contact Barbara at or visit us at, click on Youth Services.

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E. G. TODDLER HALLOWEEN PARTY! The East Greenbush Department for Community and Recreational Services will be holding their annual Toddler Halloween Party on Monday, October 31st, at the East Greenbush Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their kids ages 1-4 to trick or treat throughout the department offices and for refreshments in the community room. For more information, please contact Daniela or Anita at 477-4194. 749 COLUMBIA TPK. E. GREENBUSH • 479-1110 Between Enterprise and E. Greenbush Diner


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St. Jude the Apostle Church is holding its 1st Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Over 30 crafters offering unique items to give as gifts or to decorate your home. There will be food available for purchase, a Chinese raffle, a 50/50 raffle for a chance to win some extra holiday money (and all proceeds from the 50/50 will go to benefit local flood victims), a bake sale, and pictures with Santa! For more information, please call the parish office at (518) 283-1162.


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“LET’S GO, BIG BLUE!” Girls playing football? An all male cheerleading squad? Averill Park High School is putting on a Powder-puff Flag-football game as a fundraiser for our Student Government. It isn’t just for the Student Government though, we are also collecting can donations for the local CoNSERNS-U Foundation. Admission into this game will be both $1.00 and a can of non-perishable food (one can minimum) or $2.00. This game will take place under the lights on Thursday, November 3rd, at 6:30 at Averill Park High School. Come out and watch our senior girls take on our junior girls in the fashion of an American pasttime that we all love. Please help us collect more cans of food than we have ever collected before in our annual November food drive. Have a night of family fun for a great local cause and a great price…Be there!

ATTENTION ALL AVERILL PARK 1st – 8th GRADERS! Averill Park Youth Basketball Hoop Camp starts Saturday, November 5th. There is still time to register. This is a fun and educational 13 week non-competitive basketball program that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of basketball. The program runs every Saturday for 90 minutes per session in one of the Algonquin Middle School gyms. The cost of the program is still just $60 per child with a max of $90 per family. Every participant gets an APYB T-shirt and free pizza party at the end of the season. 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls get a bonus free basketball to keep and use! The program is open to all students in the Averill Park school district, including Gardner-Dickinson. Easy online registration is now available on our website: You may also register on the first day of Hoop Camp on November 5th in the new gym lobby at Algonquin Middle School. The 2011-2012 Hoop Camp schedule is posted here and on our website.

Any questions, please contact Shane Cahill at 424-1608 or Rachel Bornn at 312-2325.

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“Make way for the President, ladies and gentlemen,” Student Government President Sivan Saati has a great back handed shot on the tennis courts. Sivan is a hard working and dedicated senior at Averill Park High School. She started playing in 10th grade and has been on the Varsity team for two years now. “I always wanted to play tennis because I loved the beauty of the game,” says Saati when asked about why she started playing. Her favorite part of tennis is feeling the power of the serves, hits, and returns. Sivan and her best friend Jen Blessing are the number 1 doubles team for Averill Park; playing sideby-side with her best friend is also one of her favorite parts of the game. Sivan is a college bound kid who is looking to study International Relations and Cultural Anthropology. Saati hopes to attend Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire, Tufts University or University of Massachusetts Amherst. With a GPA of 92, Sivan doesn’t take easy courses; she is taking Advanced Placement Government and Politics, Pre-Calculus, Physics, Senior Portfolio, and Advanced Placement English. Her favorite subjects in school are Advanced Placement Government and Politics and Senior Portfolio. Sivan is a great artist and feels that she can express herself without words but with images. Art is something she enjoys doing in her spare time along with spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering in the community. When asked about being a scholar athlete Saati replied, “It means that I have responsibly balanced my schoolwork with athletics and have dedicated my efforts to both equally.” An art award from Sage College, an attendee of Girls State, National Honor Society nominee, a four year scholar athlete, and a High School Regional Arts nominee, are just some of the awards that Sivan has earned in her High School career. She says she has her parents to thank for it all, “My mom and Aba always support me and provide me with their loving guidance.” She would also like to thank her tennis coaches, Coach Minkler and Coach Abbatiello, for all of their patience, compassion, and wisdom. Best of luck to Sivan and her partner and best friend Jen with the rest of their season.

BOWLING PARTY FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME The local Tourette Syndrome Support Group will host a family bowling party on Sunday, November 13th, from 2-4:30PM at Spare Time Lanes in Latham. The cost is $15 per bowler. Bowlers must pre-register by calling Judy at 384-1765.

BLCC AMERICAN OPEN TOURNAMENT Dave Halloran & Tom Mullen won the first annual American Open two man best ball tournament this summer at Burden Lake CC with a score of 70, one under par. Finishing second in the low gross division after a match of cards at 70, were Dan Ireland and John Cooney. Pete Toth and Geoff Horine captured low net honors with a score of 53, eighteen under par. Closest to the pin winners were: #3 Joan Pettrone 3 ft.; #9 Jim Kosakoski 12 ft; #12 Dave Halloran 5 ft; #17 Jack Rogers 6 ft; and #18 Steve Kirk 6 ft. Other scores: 71 Mark Quinn & Steve Quillinan; 72 Paul Fisher & Joe Comiskey; 73 Mike Bottillo & Paul Nero; 73 Tom Nero & Jack Rodzwell, John Buono & Chuck Bennision; Dave DeGenero & Brian Hampson; 74 Mark Miller & Steve Whitbeck; Mike Bulmer & Jack Rogers; 75 Pete Toth & Geoff Horine; Jim Kosakoski & Nick Valenze; 76 John Keeler & Rick Keeler; 77 Jack Huerter & Mark Huerter; Mark Minehan & Ralph Robertson; Steve Lanzan & Bill Kirtsos; Jennifer DiIorio & Heather Morrison; Steve Quillinan & Don Lorette; 78 Cutter Warner & Bill LaFleur; 81 Phil Grogan & Phil Moore; Jack Rogers & Russ Singleton; 83 Rob Zalucky & Joy Zalucky; Ray Van Epps & Jess Carey; 86 Bob Hammond & Walt Nagel; 89 Bill Held & Steve Kirk; Anne Choquette & Carol Mullen; 90 Mike Ciccarelli & Carm Ciccarelli; 91 Jean Prockup & Joan Pettrone; Bill Biggins & Jim Jewell; 93 Elizabeth Cushing & Barb Hansen; John Fasoldt & Aaron Mosher; Chris Petit & Dorrine LeBlanc; 97 John Bernstein & Brian Cummings.

Sports Photo Andy of the Week by Flanagan “AP Senior Kaitlyn Coon serves up a winner against Columbia at APHS” during a volleyball match held Oct. 18th. Columbia came out on top in this match.

2012 POESTENKILL YOUTH SKI CLUB Come join the Town of Poestenkill’s 2012 Ski Club at Jiminy Peak starting January 8th. The program is held on Sundays from 3:00 to 7:30. Ski club is 7 weeks long, 6 of the sessions include 1 hour of instruction. Children and adults are welcome to join. You can pick up your application packet at the Town Hall, or for more information, please contact Tara Houser, the Youth Director at 283-5100 ex. 107 or All fees and applications are due on November 15, 2011. *The Town of Poestenkill welcomes non-residents as well*

TOYS FOR TOTS RUN On Sunday, November 6th, the Brunswick Harley Owners Group (HOG) will hold its annual Toys for Tots Benefit Ride to raise funds and gather toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program. Registration begins at 11 AM at Brunswick Harley Davidson, 1130 Hoosick Rd., Troy, NY. A guided parade of bikes, with police escort will take place at Noon. The parade will travel down routes 7 and 142, through Lansingburgh, Waterford, Crescent, Halfmoon, Niskayuna, Schenectady and end up at the Marine Recruiting Station at the Schenectady County Airport. Last year, excellent weather and an overwhelming biker response, resulted in over 400 bikes participating in the event. Last year’s parade was over 3 miles long. In addition to donating a bundle of toys, the event raised over $4,500 for this program. The price of admission to this event is one unwrapped new toy or $10 per person. Toys for older children are particularly needed. Complimentary coffee and donuts and a post ride gathering provided by LT’s Grill, Nott St., Niskayuna. Please direct all questions to Tom Hall at 279-1145 or 279-1040.

BLCC HUTCHINS’ LEAGUE The Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf League at Burden Lake CC held its end of the season Scramble Tournament last Sunday. Brian Hampson, Bill Haupt and Mark Minehan won the event with a score of 62, nine under par. Finishing second were Dan Ireland, Mike Ciccarelli & Sil Martinage, also 62. Three teams tied for third place. Rich Simon, Jay Zalucky, and Jack Huerter; Jason Cooper, Jim Maloney, Steve Engel and Bob Loveridge and Scott Delisle, Geoff Horine, Pete Toth and Tom Kehn. Other scores: 66 John Keeler, Bob Carl, Rick Rocco & Dick Mahlstedt; 67 Dave Halloran, Phil Laya, Lloyd Allen & Mark Miller; 68 Jack Rodzwell, Jess Carey, Ralph Robertston & Walt Nagel; 68 Ron Choquette, Jack Thorpe, Cutter Warner & Dom Testo; 68 Steve Langan, Pete Gustafson, Geoff Gamache & Matt Magill; 68 Dave DeGenero, Carl Morrison, Dave Harris & Frank Fleming; 69 Wally Tuszynski, Hal Smith, Joe Bradley & Val Semeiks; 70 Bill LaFleur, Bob Pecker, Larry Herzog & Bill Held; 71 Mike Pendergast Jr, Mark Quinn, Mike Bastian & Mike Pendergast Sr. League officers for next season were announced at dinner. Rich Simon will be president; Jim Kosakoski, Secretary & Bill Madsen, Treasurer.


BLCC FALL GUEST DAY RESULTS John Cooney and his guest, Rich Loss had a best ball of 72, one over par to win the gross category, and Joe Bradley and guest, Ted Rudzinski had 55 to win the low net division in the recent Burden Lake CC Guest Day. Mike Bottillo and Rich Tedisco shot 74 for second low gross, and Paul Fisher and Jerry Caldwell had 61 for second low net. Third low net went to Pete Toth and Ernest Ball, 62. Other scores; (gross, net respectively) Cooney & Dave Farley 73, 62; Cooney & Tom Sheedy 73, 64; Bradley & Dean Halpin 78, 61; Pete Gustafson & Chris Olsen 76, 66; Joe Farone & Bill Stout 76, 67; Farone & Toby Harding 78, 65; Bradley & Bill Kiernan 76 & 62; Bill Haupt & Dave Danish 79, 63; Haupt & Mike Harker 80, 68; Farone & Gary Leva 80, 67; Phil Grogan & Greg Galuski 80, 64; Bottillo & Doug Russo 77, 64; Toth & Cory O’Brien 83, 63; Jack Huerter & Gordon Spath 83, 65; Grogan & Jay Hayes 83, 67; Dave Joslin & John Becker 84, 68; Joslin & Norby Flesig 84, 70; Joslin & Gary Hanna 86, 67; Matt Magill & Mike Singleton 85, 64; Gustafson & Kristi Barlette 87, 68; Russ Singleton & Joe Singleton 87, 68; Toth & Rob Field 87, 68; Gustafson & Jeff Pegarella 89, 72; Carol Fasoldt & Steve Bahr 95, 65; Fasoldt & Gary Davis 100, 67.

RENSSELAER ELK’S HOOP SHOOT TOURNAMENT On Saturday, November 5th, Rensselaer Elk’s Lodge 2073 will be holding their local hoop shoot tournament. The tournament will be held at Genet Elementary School at 9:30AM. This tournament is for boys and girls ages 813 years old, using April 1, 2012 for the age cut off. For example, if you are 7 years old and will be 8 years old by March 31, 2012 you will be able to shoot in the tournament. If you are 13 years old and will be 14 years old by March 31, 2012, then you cannot shoot in the tournament. The age groups are 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13, in both the boys and girls group. You do not have to be related to an Elk to shoot in this tournament. It is open to all boys and girls who are in the age groups shown above. For those who have never shot in the tournament, I would like to let you know, that this is not a basketball game, it is shooting from the foul line. The 8-9 year olds shoot from 4 feet in front of the foul line. All the others shoot from the foul line. First you take 10 shots, and then 15 shots, for a total of 25 shots. The winners in each age group will go on to represent Rensselaer Elks in the district tournament, which will be held at a later date, competing against the winners of the other lodge in our district. There are 4 other tournaments after the district tournament that you have a chance to advance to. They are, the east regional, the state, the tri-state, and finally, the National Hoop Shoot Tournament, where you will compete against the winners from all over the country. The winners of the National Tournament will get their name inscribed in the Basketball Hall of Fame. You can see what you have a chance of doing. But first, you have to participate in our local tournament and win. You do not have to be a basketball player to participate in the hoop shoot tournament. You just have to be the right age and want to have fun. If at all possible, please bring a copy of your birth certificate with you. If you can’t, that’s okay, but I will need a copy of these who win and go onto the district tournament. Hope to see you on November 5th! ~Lorraine Cancilla, Rensselaer Elk’s Hoop Shoot chairperson

L-R: Chris VanDenburgh, Nancy Donohue, Brian Sweeney, Father Vaughan, Chuck Reed, John Cody, Darryl Daily, Kathy Dresch and Devon Camenga take time for a picture with Father Vaughan before they start golfing. Sacred Heart School held its third Father Vaughan Annual Sacred Heart Golf Scramble at Frear Park on October 1st. Sixty-one golfers from the Capital District and beyond (Herkimer, Utica, Saratoga and Coxsackie) started with lunch, then after playing a round of golf everyone enjoyed a delicious chicken and rib dinner. The lunch and dinner was prepared by the Park Pub Restaurant. The event had over 40 sponsors that purchased flags or signs with over 20 prizes valued at approximately $30,000. Next year’s event is already scheduled for September 29th at Frear Park. Thank you to all our sponsors, participants and volunteers for making this a successful event; without you it could not have been done.

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TEARIN’ UP THE TURF Presented by Rensselaer County SnowRiders Snowmobile Grass Drags, Swap Meet & Vintage Show on October 29th at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, 69 Stillwater Bridge Road in Schaghticoke. Pro, Trial & Vintage Classes. Gates open at 8AM, Registration is from 8AM to 10AM and Racing Begins at 10:45AM. Gate Entry Fee is $7/under 12 is Free. For more information, go to

EVENTS AT GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK The following is a list of events for the fall season at Grafton Lakes State Park: Friday, October 28th – Star watch at GLSP 6:30pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Meets at Deerfield. Rain date 9/29. Call 658-9144 to confirm. Free Program. Monday, October 31st – Cemetery Walk and Ghost Stories 6:00pm. Come enjoy a night full of haunting experiences and stories. Come if you dare! Fee is $2 per person. Call 658-9144 to confirm. Friday, November 4th – Star Watch at GLSP at 6:30 pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Meets at Deerfield. Rain date 11/5. Call 6589144 to confirm. Free Program. Saturday, November 12th – Full Moon Night Hike 5:30pm. Explore the woods by moonlight and learn about those creatures that are active in the park at night. Fee is $2 per person. Call (518)279-1155 to register.

HOOP-A-THON AT TROY HIGH SCHOOL We heard that you are the best basketball shooter in the area. Come show us your stuff and win cash prizes in all age categories. On Saturday, November 5th, from 1pm to 4pm at Troy High School, 1950 Burdett Avenue, Troy, the Albany NY, Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), is holding a Hoop-A-Thon to raise money for medical research toward a cure for Huntington’s disease (HD). A Hoop-A-Thon is a basketball-oriented fundraiser where participants shoot free throws for five minutes to raise money for HD. The first 100 registrants receive an event t-shirt with a minimum $5 donation! Enjoy free refreshments, children’s crafts, a magician, DJ, and monster basketball. This event promises to be fun for the entire family.

E. G. FALL AFTER SCHOOL BOWLING The Town of East Greenbush Department for Community and Recreational Services in conjunction with Spare Time Lanes are happy to present the 2011 Fall After School Bowling Program. This program is open to 1st to 5th grade students at Green Meadow, DPS, Bell Top and Holy Spirit Elementary Schools. Green Meadow and DPS students will bowl on Mondays, October 31st, November 7th, and 14th. Bell Top and Holy Spirit students will bowl on Wednesdays, October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, and 16th. The program includes five weeks of bowling, shoe rental, transportation from school to Spare Time, trophies, and a pizza party on the last day of bowling. Due to space restrictions, sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration forms are available at the Town Hall located at 225 Columbia Turnpike as well as the Town website. For more information, or to request a registration form, call 477-4194.

NORTHEAST SPARTANS PLAYER DEVELOP. PROGRAM COACHING CLINIC The Northeast Spartans Player Development Program will host a coaching clinic with professional coach Brian McCormick. Coach McCormick has authored thirteen books, is the founder of the Youth Basketball Coaching Association and the creator of the Playmakers Basketball Development League. In addition, Coach McCormick has coached and trained players at all levels and holds numerous speed, strength and conditioning certificates. The clinic will be held on Sunday, October 30th, at Maple Hill High School from 10-12 o’clock. The cost of the clinic is $30. Email for a registration form.

EGCSD STUDENTS SUPPORT THE NDSS BUDDY WALK The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals. When the East Greenbush Central School District’s Howard L. Goff Middle School Student Council heard about the Buddy Walk, they decided to form “Kathleen’s Krew” in honor of their classmate Kathleen. The Student Council held a two-day Bake Sale during the school’s lunch periods. They must have had some delicious baked goods, because when the sale was over, they had raised $700. On Sunday, October 2nd, Kathleen’s Krew—Goff Middle School students, staff, Kathleen, and her family—went to Schenectady to participate in the 2011 Capital District Buddy Walk and proudly donate their entire Bake Sale proceeds.

SENIORS’ MINISTRY TO OFFER EXERCISE PROGRAM Beginning on Oct. 31, the Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish, New Lebanon, will offer indoor exercise classes for seniors who live in the surrounding communities. Participants meet in the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 9-10 am. The hall is located at 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon. A professional trainer directs exercise activities which emphasize stretching, flexibility, balance, and light muscle toning. Individual needs and limitations will be taken into consideration. For those who join the program, incentive prizes are awarded based on time spent walking and exercising. Although a fee of $25.00 is requested for the first 10 weeks (Oct. 31 thru Jan. 13, 2012), no one will be excluded for lack of funds. All who wish to take part in the program are asked to call Mary Linton through the parish office at 518-794-7651.

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A Slate of candidates representing “Progress for North Greenbush” invites you to attend their pre-election day fundraiser. Join Charles Smith for Supervisor, Ernest Kern and Andria Fisher for Council, Michael Derevlany for Receiver of Taxes and Mark Premo, Highway for a casual fun evening. The event will be held at Moscatiello’s Restaurant on RT 4 Tuesday, November 1st, from 6 until 8PM. The menu includes cocktails and hor’deurves. Tickets are $30.00 each and are available at the door or in advance by sending your check to NGDC, Box 675, Wynantskill, NY. Printed fliers can be downloaded at For additional information, or to volunteer to assist, contact Mark Premo, our Event Chairman at 283-0463 or email us at


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Letter to the Editor: The problem of transportation in the Town of Sand Lake has been a concern of mine since I moved here in 1968. As time went on and I became more involved with the Sand Lake Seniors where I was President for many years, I realized the problem was not merely getting to work, groceries, prescriptions, doctor appointments etc. I was elated to learn that another woman (Barbara Martinage) was also concerned. She had applied for a State Grant (2 in fact) to obtain a van to be used in the Town, but they were denied. Then we started going to various venues to draw attention to this need. What we were promoting was a van to be used to provide our residents with much needed transportation for our residents, mostly seniors. We then approached then-Supervisor Robelotto who contacted Senator Joe Bruno’s office, and in time, they awarded the Town with a Member Item in the amount of $31,000 to purchase a “Community Van”. A meeting was set up to discuss the details of what would be needed to carry out this project. The type and size of the van was a major part of the discussion. It was decided that a wheelchair van was not necessary to provide the urgent needs of the community since the County had made it clear that wheelchair vans were available to wheelchair bound residents at no cost to the Town. NOTE: Mrs. Martinage was part of this meeting. The Community Van operated for months with non-medical trained drivers and not once was a request received from a wheelchair bound resident. I have yet to understand why Mrs. Martinage decided to sue the Town over the purchase of a non wheelchair equipped van. Her attitude was expressed at “If it can’t be my way, then it’s no way at all”. Is there no sensible solution to this injustice? In any event, it is the residents, especially our seniors, who no longer have use of the “Community Van” and Steve Robelotto who took the time to acquire this “gift” hoping to improve services for the Town only to be subjected to unnecessary criticism. One person’s personal vendetta is punishing us all. ~Marilynne Whittam, Averill Park Resident Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: MORRIS FENCE, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/30/2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom i i b d


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Name of Limited Liability Co.: Antfil Realty LLC. Name Under Which Organized: Antfil LLC. Date of Filing with Secretary of State: 4/7/2011. Date of Formation and Existence: 4/7/2011. Date of Filing Certificate of Amendment of Name: 7/22/2011. County in which the office is located: Rensselaer County Street Address of principal business location: 8957 NY 66, Averill Park, NY 12018. The New York Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served Address to which the Secretary of State shall mail service of process: 8957 NY 66, Averill Park, NY 12018. Registered Agent: None. Specific Date of Dissolution: None. Purpose of business: any business permissible by law, initially to manage rental real property. Notice of formation of GRANTS AUTO, LLC pursuant to NY Limited Liability Law §203, Art. of Org. filed with Secy.of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/27/2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: c/o the LLC,64 Shufelt Rd, Nassau NY 12123. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity

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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF G. PIVODA & SONS, LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: G. PIVODA & SONS, LLC. SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: RENSSELAER. THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 414 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, New York 12198. Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2 Request for Bids The Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2, invites the submission of bids for snow removal for the 2011-2012 season. Copies of the Bid Specifications and any questions shall be directed to the District Secretary at RBLAAUW @ NYCAP.RR.COM. Bid proposals shall be submitted to the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2, 2011-12 Snow Plow Bids, PO Box 116, Averill Park, NY 12018 by 6:00 pm November 8, 2011. Proposals will be opened and the total price read aloud at 8:30 P.M., November 8, 2011, during the regularly scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting. The Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2 reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Robert E. Blaauw Fire District Secretary Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2 KJN Consulting,LLC. Articles of Organization filed NY Sec of State (SSNY) 10/11/2011. Office in Rennselaer co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kenneth Nugent 5 Andrews Road, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity. Name of Limited Liability Co.: Antfil S Realty LLC. Name Under Which Organized: Antfil S LLC. Date of Filing with Secretary of State: 4/7/2011.Date of Formation and Existence: 4/7/2011. Date of Filing of Certificate of Amendment of Name: 7/22/2011. County in which the office is located: Rensselaer County. Street Address of principal business location: 8957 NY 66, Averill Park, NY 12018. The New York Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Address to which the Secretary of State shall mail service of process: 8957 NY 66, Averill Park, NY 12018. Registered Agent: NoneSpecific Date of Dissolution: None. Purpose of business: any business permissible by law, initially to manage rental real property. Notice of Formation of VIN SID + SONS CONST. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/11. Office location is Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o 1814 Highland Ave., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose:Any lawful purpose.


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ANIMAL ADOPTION Wanted good home for shy cat; displaced by hurricane, 1 yr old, tortoise shell, spaded female, all shots, not good around children. Will pay 1st yrs food. 915-4146

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (s) SAND LAKE PLANNING BOARD Please take notice that the Sand Lake Planning Board will hold the following Public Hearing at the Sand Lake Town Hall, located at 8428 Miller Hill Road (NY 66) Sand Lake, NY 12153 Where all interested parties will be heard: Wednesday 11-2-11 at 7:45 PM Pursuant to the application of James and Marilyn Garrett for a 2 Lot Subdivision 3.67 Acres into LOT A = 2.559 and LOT B = 1.111 Acres located at 68 Mountain View Dr. Averill Pk, NY 12018 Subdivision maps entitled Plan of proposed subdivision lands of James and Marilyn Garrett Mountain View Drive Prepared by Fraser, PE, LS, LA map dated 9-16-11 and further identified as tax map #148.-7-28.1 November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM Pursuant to the application of William H. Hoffay for a 2 lot subdivision 72.39 acres into lot 2A 66 Acrs and lot 2B 6.39 Acrs located at Biittig Rd. West of Hoffay Rd Averill Pk NY 12018 Subdivision maps entitled Minor 2 Lot Subdivision Lands of Willam H. Hoffay. Prepared by McGrath Land Surveyors map dated 10-511 and further identified as tax map # 158.-1-20.111 By Order of the Sand Lake Planning Board Patrice M. Sweet, Secretary

WANTED Wanted-diabetic testing strips. Any type. Will pay up to $25 per box. Will pick-up. 423-0342º

Wanted: G.E. Elec-Traks Interested in buying General Electric Elec-Trak lawn tractors. Attachments, accessories, and parts. Call Steve (607) 272-1640

FOR SALE 2004 Yamaha YZ250F, $3,400, ex. cond. Like new w/extras, stored inside, only ridden 30 hrs. Must see. Cash only. 268-5789 Cockatiels, 2 females, 2 yrs, old, one gray, one yellow w/gray, $100 ea. 852-9844 Commericial copier, Ricoh FT4022/4522, vintage records Circa 1920’s. (518) 674-8386 For Sale-Moving South! 2004 Gardenway Troybilt 10hp elec. start snowblower, $400. 2 Honeywell oil-filled portable heaters with casters, $50. Call 355-2996. Sofa Bed, blue plaid, $100. obo; Couch, $75. obo. 674-3747

GARAGE SALES Huge indoor sale: Oct. 29 & 30, 95 3565 US RT. 20, Nassau in back warehouse, 518-766-0116 Moving sale, 10/29, Byers Est., Schodack, furn., clothes, etc. 9-1 Moving sale. 10/28-29, 9-3. 35 Holloway Ln Aver. Pk. ? 674-1422 Oct. 28-29. 8 Petalas Dr. East Greenbush. Lots of Shop tools and kitchen ware.

JOSEPH STEVENS JR. #33 MEMORIAL MOTORCYLE RUN A SUCCESS I’d like to thank Greg Hansen for his help in organizing the run, along with Hot Leathers.Com, The Color Bar Hair Studio, The Ivy Spa, Towne Tavern, Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, LaBella Pizza & Restaurant, Villa Valenti Restaurant, Brunswick Harley Davidson/Buell, Rainbow Cleaners, Hills Stationery, Town of Sand Lake, & Brunswick Lodge of Elks #2556 & everyone who participated in the run. With all their help we raised $3,075 from the run & the Harley T-Shirt Quilt that was donated by Aunt Jacki’s Attic, & the winner of the quilt raffle was Carla J. Engwer. The money raised goes towards a scholarship given annually to an APHS Sr. Football Player in memory of our son. ~Again thank you, The Stevens Family



NASSAU SYNAGOGUE TO HOLD JEWISH FAMILY WORKSHOP The Nassau Synagogue, located on Route 20 in Nassau, will be presenting a Jewish Family Workshop, “Shabbat: A MultiSensory Experience”, as part of the Project Parsha series, on Sunday, November 6, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Created and directed by Pam Tatar, K-4th grade Hebrew School teacher of the synagogue, Project Parsha is a high quality arts and crafts program with a Torah related theme. The program is geared for any Pre-K-6th graders and their families. During the program, children with the assistance of their parents will be baking homemade challah and crafting beautifully designed challah covers. Pam Tatar and Kate Lozier, Judaica artists, will facilitate these two projects. Lynn Gross, Hebrew School Administrator, will teach the families important Shabbat songs and prayers. Project Parsha is a fun and exciting hands-on creative arts experience, providing families the opportunity to create positive Jewish memories together. There is a $5 fee per child to cover materials. Call Pam Tatar at 674-0302 by November 3rd to register. This program is presented with the support of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

FREE PASTA DINNER Please join us at the First Reformed Church in Wynantskill on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 for our free pasta dinner.The dates for the dinners for the month of November are: November 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th. There will NOT be a dinner during Thanksgiving week (Nov. 22nd).The church is located on the corner of Main Ave. & Church St., Wynantskill.

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to answer me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my mother. Oh, Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine .This prayer must be published after the favor is granted D.A.J.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP OF Buskirk Land Development LLC Buskirk Land Development LLC has been formed as a limited liability company in New York. The Articles of Organization were filed on September 22, 2011 with the Secretary of State. The office is located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him/her to 425 Hunt Road, Buskirk, New York 12028, ATTN: Michael J. Marpe. The purpose of the business of Buskirk Land Development LLC is limited to the ownership of certain real property commonly known as 3167 Route 67, Buskirk, New York 12028. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Center Square Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/12/2011. The latest date of dissolution is: no specific date. Office Location: Rensselaer County, SSNY has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, C/O Deborah L. Lane at 1008 South Schodack Road, Castleton, NY 12033. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. EMFD#1 - workshop The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Eagle Mills Fire District #1 located at 627 Brunswick Road, Eagle Mills, NY will hold a workshop at the station on November 6, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Laura D. Wright, District Secretary

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Home Health Aides Immediate live-in aide positions avail. 2 to 5 days per week Call Concepts of Health Care @ (518) 885-2020 Landscape/construction. Looking for reliable, hardworking person, clean driving record a must, experience pref. but will train 6742444 New salon/spa opening in East Greenbush looking for experienced stylist and nail tech. Booth rental available also. 4619008 Now hiring: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home No selling, any hrs. $500 wkly potential. Info. 985- 646-1700 DEPT. NY-968. Fee required.

FOR SALE American Harvester Pellet Corn Stove. 1 yr. old. Paid $1,000. Sell $625. 331-2458 100 ft. chain link fence, black, $150. 331-2458

TROY LIBRARY PRESENTS: ”Second Career Volunteer” The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce the program, “Second Career Volunteer,” presented by Barbara Traynor, author of “Second Career Volunteer: A Passionate, Pennywise Approach to Retirement,” at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, at the Main Library. Barbara will explain how it is possible to volunteer for organizations around the country while receiving benefits that include travel, low-cost living, new friendships, new life experiences and new learning opportunities. This program is appropriate for retirees, recent graduates, and others in transition looking for new challenges.The program is free and open to the public, but please call the library at 274-7071 to register. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy.

Brite Beginnings looking for floaters/ assistants. Call 3833933 Computer tutor, PT, $20 hr. Instruct using Windows 7 Outlook, IE, Word, Kaspersky, 283-8317 Corepay Staffing is in need of 100 Greeters to work Black Friday. Shifts to vary From 10pm Thursday to 1 pm Fri. assisting customers @ Rensselaer, Clifton Park & Latham loc. DT required. Earn extra money for holidays. Call 371-4343 or stop in M-F. between 9-3pm. Corepay, Inc. 2 Halfmoon Executive Park Dr. C.P. Delivery drivers. Local routes. (I90 exit 12). Company box truck, no special license needed. Excellent customer service. Free employee health/dental premiums, 401k. $30’s. Call Dutton 888-7860791 Dishwashers: Part time positions available immediately. Please apply in person at Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante, 104 West Sand Lake Rd., Wynantskill. Exp.hairstylist, FT @ busy walk-in salon in E. Greenbush. Guaranteed salary, generous commission, paid vac/holidays. Fantastic Sams 479-4504. Ask for Beth

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WANTED PART-TIME: The Village of East Nassau is accepting applications for a parttime Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector. Details of the duties may be viewed on the village web site:

We are seeking a PT worker for the post of bookkeeper payroll/pay receiver. Applicants must be computer literate with access to the internet. Contact

Pipe Installer FT EXP. pipe installer, seamless, aluminum airline, spiral vent, black, plastic. Install from blueprints. Clean license. PTO, Health Ins. Fax resume 766-4051 call 766-7676

Aide companion is avail. for home care, exp., exc. refs. 858-8139


Out of Work? Retired? Stay at Home Mom? Looking to Supplement Your Income? Independent Contractors Needed to deliver the Times Union and related products. We currently have routes everywhere!Great part-time work.

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SERVICES Just Call JEFF •AC •Heating •Plumbing •Electrical •Water Heaters All types of Home Repair SERVICE TECH/HANDYMAN

ear 20 Y earss Experience! Year

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APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378




SERVICE Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Lot Clearing * Bucket Truck

•Hometown Garbage Man •Weekly Residential Service


BRUSH HOGGING Licensed / Insured • Charles Nagel

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rates possible 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 yard sizes Ed LaPlaca - W.S.L. cell phone 378-1080

HM PLUMBING Remember us for all your plumbing needs.

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ALL ABOVE SERVICES Bucket truck services. Tree trimming, painting. 202-6114


ATV - MOTORCYCLE LAWN TRACTOR REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621


Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/trucks/vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast, same day serv. John (518) 370-6166

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

BATHROOM REMODELING New bathtub and wall set $2200. Free estimates. Call 788-2069.

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

BRUSH HOG/ FIELD MOWING Free estimates. Fully insured. Call Karl 269-1391

BRUSH HOG/ FIELD MOWING Free estimates. Fully insured. Call Karl 269-1391

BUILDING & REMODELING Summer’s over. Get those projects done before the holidays! Quality, guaranteed work, refs. 674-1969

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CASH for Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans 365-3368

CHIMNEY/FURNACE CLEANING Camera inspection. Repair/cleaning etc (518) 4959129,653-6970 Chiropracticprofessor. com See pg. 12. Function well, experience HEALTH. 434-6284 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANOUTS & DEBRIS REM. Basements, attics & garages.Lic, insured. Free estimates. 779-5497 COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029 DEMO WORK & REMOVAL Any building, pool, hot tub, yard debris etc. 495-9129, 653-6970

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 DRYWALL painting,taping ,hanging,wall rest oration. Great refs. Tom 506-5284 DUMPSTER RENTALS 6, 12, & 16 yard avail. Clean outs attics, b’ments, etc. Ray Mason 573-1133 Steve Mason 573-7464 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. 274-5100 EXCAVAT./STONE/TRUCKING Big or small job. We can help (518) 495-9129, 653-6970 FALL CLEAN-UPS Leaf vacuuming & removal, gutters cleaned (518)479-4817



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CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444

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Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 25 Years Experience FALL CLEANUPS Lawn & Order Landscapeing. Ins. Call Mike Miller at 858-8580 FALL CLEANUPS Leaf, debris & tree removal. Competitive prices (518) 7795497 FALL/ GARDEN CLEANUPS Dethatching, Call Dave at Big Dave’s Yard Care LLC 424-3667 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811 FIREWOOD Dry, clean, seasoned, 2 yrs old, face cd$130. 766-6059, 514-6059 FIREWOOD Dry. Made in America. Cord, face cord, container - Delivered or pickup. Call for pricing 368-2545 FIREWOOD FREE DELIVERY Cut, split, or log length. Seas or semi-seas. 495-9129, 653-6970 FLOORING Hardwood floors, sanded, refinished & installed. Bob 6981807 FURNITURE REPAIR All types of wooden furniture repairs and new furniture. Cabinet door and drawer repair. 279-wood (9663) GENESIS PAINTING 20 yrs. experience. Professional quality. Competitive rates. Interior/ exterior. Res,/ Com. Satisfaction guaranteed. 4516562 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530 HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, fall projects, paint, repairs. Free est. 764-2679

HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck s porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HOME REPAIRS Painting, plumbing, sheetrock, electric, masonry. 25 yrs exp., references. Ken (518) 857-7689

HOUSE CLEANING Mittnight home and office cleaning. A good job for a fair price. Years of quality work. Refs. 766-0186. Local areas. 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 HOUSECLEANING/MULTI DISC Green products, free est., fully ins. 653-6970, 322-2664 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, basements, garages, dumpsters available, Fully ins. 892-6354 JUNK CARS We pay top dollars for all junk cars, trucks, vans, etc. Call (518) 322-0654 JUNK CARS WANTED $100- $500 for cars, trucks. Cash. Free pick-up. 365-3368 JUNK/CLEANOUT SNR DISC. Inside/outside, hauling, any size, anywhere. 495-9129, 653-6970 LAWN CARE Bob’s Lawn Service. Mow, fall property clean-up, aerate, A dethatch, overseeding. Prof. & insured. Call for quote 852-3436 A



SERVICES LAWN CARE Mow, mulch, fertilize. Fall cleanup. Stump grinding, brush hogging, dethatching. Free est. fully ins. Shawn Swartz, Schodack 857-7443 LAWN SERVICE Full lawn service and leaf cleanups. Free estimates. Call Zach 669-5734 MASONRY Concrete * Brick * Tile * Stone 477-8453 MOWING cleanups, property , Fall , maintenance, snowplowing. 9371068 PAINT 4 Seasons Painting & Contracting Lowest $$ Prices 727-4003 PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTERS & PAPER HANGERS AA HAWKEYE PAINTING. Int/Ext pressure wash Fully ins.944-4997 PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078 PAINTING Cardamone Painting. Taping, drywall. Great refs. Tom 506-5284 PAINTING Interior/Exterior, 20 years experience. Senior discounts. 237-0352 PAINTING Refresh a room before the Holidays. Free est. 732-2026 Steve PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Fall deal, Affordable, $65/rm. Exp. Fully ins. Free est. 229-1090 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 ROOF REPAIR No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes & repairs. Free estimate. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. Call 378-6298. ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROTO-TILLING Garden cleanups. Prompt. 8 HP Troy Bilt.Fred 935-0167/479-4330 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000

SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 SNOWPLOWING Comm./resid., E. Greenbush, Schod., ins. 766-4824, 322-3296 SNOWPLOWING Nassau/Schodack areas, comm/ res., reas. rates, lic, ins. 766-0995 SNOWPLOWING Poest./ AP/ SandLakes/ Greenbushes. 283-2331 STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712

Bizzy Beez Daycare, Waterford accepting 6 wks-12 yrs. reas. rates, DSS accepted. Nontraditional hrs offered too. 9613321 Lic’d, childcare Ress. Christian mom/nurse. 6 wks-12yrs. FT/PT. bef/aft. sch. Even/night care On bus route. Affordable. 227-1497 Quality child care for a reasonable price in my Schodack home. 1 FT & PT opening. 466-4477



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The East Greenbush Highway Department will be picking up bags of leaves and 4 foot bundles of brush on the following Monday’s: October 31, November 7, November 14 and November 21, 2011. If your bags/brush is not picked up on Monday, the Highway Department will be back the next business day. ALL BRUSH MUST BE TIED IN 4ft LENGTHS, BUNDLES ONLY. No brush piles will be picked up. Please DO NOT put brush/bags in the ditch lines or on top of catch basins. Any questions, contact the East Greenbush Highway Department at 477-6103. ~Dave Van Wormer, Commissioner of Public Works

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

TREE & LANDSCAPE SERVICE AMERICAN TREE New trees planted or replaced Hedge trimming & removal Call Scott @ 202-6114 (c) TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 20 yrs. exp. free est. stump removal,ins. 427-1590. TREE SERVICE Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est.& insured 766-9346/ 275-3061 TREE/CRANE/BUCKET SVC. Chipping, stumping, clean-up. (518) 495-9129, 653-6970 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WET BASEMENT/FOUNDATION Waterproof & water diversion (518) 495-9129, 653-6970 Whole House Clean $57 Fall Special.Contact Cathy at “At Your Service”. Insured. Local references. 596-3935 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975





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Letter to the Editor: As I lifelong registered Democrat, I wanted to express my sincere disgust at the conduct of Rick McCabe and the Democratic leadership in this Town at the most recent Town Board meeting. Rick McCabe was outright dismissive of residents comments and complaints to the point where he blew up at one resident in exasperation saying he had been “Putting up with this crap for a few years.” His words not mine. Mr. McCabe has simply NOT done his job. He and Toni Murphy have TAKEN $22,000 without board approval to increase their pensions and it has been proven. He has led us to JUNK BOND STATUS and he continues to mis-manage this Town, spinning the facts to make it appear that we are in good shape. We are not! Since Mr. McCabe has been Supervisor, our TAXES HAVE INCREASED JUST ABOUT 20% based on budgets that HE drafted. His dismissive attitude toward the public was noted by one senior resident at the board meeting, as being an attitude carried out by Town employees in the tax office as well. No resident of any Town should ever be dismissed in the way Rick McCabe did with his unwarranted tirade. It was suggested that if he considers the public’s opinion “crap”, then he should step down. If he is not willing to, voters in this Town should see to it that he does and vote him out! Rick McCabe, Toni Murphy, Phil Malone and Sue Mangold have demonstrated a disregard for the public in their willingness to stick together, and as such if they are of one mind, they should all be removed from office by the people they take for granted. ~William Mahan, East Greenbush

L-R standing: John Mulligan, William Whipple, Barbara Fioravanti, David Booker, Robert Pasquarelli, Bryce Ginther. Seated John Brownrigg, Robert Loveridge, Patricia Lane, Russell Patton Newly elected officers of the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake received the reins of responsibility at a recent meeting at Averill Park’s Lakeview Inn. The installations were done by Van Rensselaer Division Lieutenant Governor Robert Loveridge The newly installed officers are Patricia Lane, President; Michael Gates, President-Elect; David Booker, Secretary; Robert Pasquarelli, Treasurer; and Russell (Skip) Patton, Immediate Past President. Club directors are John Brownrigg, Barbara Fioravanti, Bryce Ginther, Robert Loveridge, John Mulligan, Kevin Sarsfield, Ron Wagner, and William Whipple. Following the installation ceremony, these other awards of distinction were also presented. The prestigious Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Fellow was awarded to Joseph Behson and Margaret Weiss. Ken James was awarded the Diamond Fellow for continuing service beyond his Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Fellow.

CHINESE AUCTION The Nassau American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1268 will be holding their annual Chinese Auction on Sunday, November 13th, at the Post. Doors open at noon to give you time to browse thru the great prizes donated by local merchants and friends. Auction will begin at 1:30 pm sharp. As always, we will have a separate table for children, a patriotic table, door prizes, and a 50-50 raffle. Refreshments will be available. Please come join us, meet your neighbors, try your luck and help support us, so we may continue to serve our veterans, their families and our community.

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APHS CLASS OF 2001 - 10 YR REUNION The Averill Park High School Class of 2001 will hold a 10 Year Reunion at Burden Lake Country Club on Friday, November 25th, (day after Thanksgiving), from 7PM to 10PM. Cost is $25 per person and includes light appetizers, buffet dinner (Baked Ziti, Chicken Marsala, Roast Beef, Broiled Haddock, Vegetables, and Salad), coffee and dessert. Cash bar. Please make checks payable to “APHS Class of 2001 Reunion” and mail to P.O. Box 612, Wynantskill, NY 12198 no later than November 15th. Please indicate on the check your name, as well as the name of any guest you plan on bringing. Also, find our event on facebook for more info.

EAST GREENBUSH CANDIDATE DAN FIACCO REFLECTS ON WHY HE IS RUNNING As a lifelong resident of this Town, who chose to raise my family here, I wanted to reach out to all voters as we approach this year’s election. I am running this year because I have been a part of a growing group of residents and taxpayers who cannot understand why our taxes keep increasing, our services keep declining and the hometown I grew up knowing seems to be slipping away a little more each year. Rather than try to figure it out from the outside, I decided to try to do something about it and fight for the growing number of people who want a solution rather than excuses. When you let one party control things for too long, it seems we, as residents, lose control altogether. If we continue to allow this trend we have no one but ourselves to blame. It is time for a new administration, with a new perspective and a commitment to solve the problems we have rather than simply benefit from the system. I am proud to stand alongside my running mates Keith Langley, Ed Gilbert and Corine Sheldon as we work to improve our Town. If you are registered, regardless of party, I invite you to join our team and fix what the current administration has broken. The time is now and we are asking for your vote! Please join me on November 8th and vote row B or C for:

Great music by Wally Stock, good company, good food and generous support are recalled and appreciated. Gratitude for Wally Stock of Brainard with his old piano for his timely, talented and considerate program; Judy Rowe, Town Historian, U & D Movers, Hidden Gardens, Girl Scouts of Troop 1243, Morgan’s Artillery, Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, Young’s Pharmacy and General Store, Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante, Pie Squared, Tremont Lumber Company, Church of the Covenant, U.M. , Dee Erickson, Kathryn Benson, Bob Moore, Rev. Dr. Robert Loesch, Flora Fasoldt, Chris Kronau, Mary French, Barbara and Russ Gettig, Peter Stevens, Barbara Neu, Rev. Richard Johnson, Dan Miller & Karl Schroeder. Donations, yet accepted for restoration at Sand Lake Union Cemetery, the burial cemetery of Moscow, Civil War Horse. Chilly weather greeting for the Civil War Encampment on October 1st and 2nd, but hardy folks like Morgan’s Artillery, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Tent 107, Kathy Sheehan, Rensselaer County Historian, Sand Lake Historical Society, MOSCOW, 3 food Vendors: Shawn Chamberlain, Young’s Pharmacy and General Store and Zion Church of Taborton, Bob Shuey, Joe Ferraninni, Vartan Bonjukian, artist; Knowlton’s Sutlery, Rural Felicity, Sand Lake Ambulance, Culligan, Hannaford’s, 125 NY Regiment Association, 123rd NY Volunteers, Michael Marchand - Soldiers of Sand Lake, Dwight McGee, Naval Landing Party, Averill Park School District and Mountain Top portable toilets. A Display of Civil War memorabilia at the Sand Lake Town Library includes a quiz by Erik Silver. The planning committee meets at the lunch room at the Town Hall on the 3rd Thursday at 7PM. Planning for August 25th, ~Nancy W. Davis, Co-chair SLBPC 2012 continues.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Texas Hold’em on Sunday, October 30th. Doors open at 1PM and play begins at 2PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

CAN WE HAVE JUST 1 IN SCHODACK TO ASK QUESTIONS? Letter to the Editor: In 2007, after assisting the independent voter effort that nearly elected Ray Lemka as Town Supervisor, I began attending Schodack Town Board Meetings. I can attest there is almost zero discussion, questioning, or dissent on legislation by the Board at any public Board meetings. 99.8% of the time, no Board member questions anything before the public. Long time, 1 party rule does that. As a taxpayer, I think what they vote on (laws, spending, zoning, taxes, etc.) needs to be discussed by the Board before the public. At most meetings, it is only the audience (Ray, Martha and me), no one on the Board, itself, asking questions. Board votes appear predetermined. No Board member expresses curiosity or interest about legislation before the public. Do they caucus out of earshot of the public without oversight? Would that be legal? Why won’t the Board discuss what the public should hear at public meetings? Why didn’t the incumbent Town Board candidates commit to attend the Maple Hill High School candidate forum? Why did they duck that open forum and kill that unique opportunity to speak to their constituents and to students? Isn’t 2011 the year Schodack should elect just one candidate to the Board who will not be a guaranteed yes vote? Don’t we need one advocate on the Board? Can we elect Linda Underwood to ask why, what, how and when? Every person in town government is of one party. This has been so for nearing two decades. Can this represent you well? Don’t you want an elected official who will ask why and how much? The Board is spending our ever increasing taxes as it runs our town. Don’t we need at least one watchdog within the whole government? ~Ken Stokem, Schodack, taxpayer advocate 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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THE HOMETOWN LEADERSHIP TEAM Keith Langley • Dan Fiacco Ed Gilbert • Corine Sheldon Paid advertisement Page 26 October 27, 2011 The Advertiser (South)

VOTERS OF NASSAU BEWARE Most people dream of living in a small town. Close knit community ties allow us to have a sense of security. They also allow us to look out for one another. I have become aware of the position opening for Nassau Town Receiver of Taxes, and the two candidates running for this position are Mrs. Doyle and Mrs. Gadreault. I must admit that I have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Doyle, but I have had many personal interactions with Mrs. Gadreault over the past five years. I believe that Mrs. Doyle shows that she is far more qualified for this position with her previous banking experience and the fact that she has already served as Deputy Town Clerk, than some housewife. Paid Advertisement Amy Lovegrove, Resident


Ed Gilbert, Keith Langley, Dan Fiacco, Kathy Jimino (Renss. Co. Executive), Linda Kennedy, Corine Sheldon, Joel Ablelove, Chris Hummel (Renss. Co. Surrogate Judge)

Over the last ten years I have served the residents of Rensselaer County as their County Executive. During that time I have watched many candidates seek the opportunity to serve the public. This year East Greenbush has several candidates I am excited to support, as I am confident they have the vision, experience, and dedication to help lead their town. I know that Keith Langley, Dan Faicco, Ed Gilbert and Corine Sheldon, “The Hometown Leadership Team”, will put East Greenbush on the right track to fiscal stability. After having the opportunity to meet them and discuss their ideas, I have every confidence this team can and will succeed with their mission. Please help me help The Hometown Leadership team and vote for them on Election Day, Tuesday November 8th, Rows “B&C”. Thank you, Kathy Jimino, Rensselaer County Executive

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SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT ON SCHODACK’S TOWN FINANCES Letter to the Editor: There was a politically-motivated letter written by a political candidate regarding the finances in the Town of Schodack. I wish to set the record straight regarding the town’s finances. During the past two years, the town has been fiscally conservative in the face of a tough national recession. Town taxes have been stable and the town’s important services have been maintained even despite increasing costs. The town has also placed an increased emphasis on reducing expenses wherever possible. The town has held off on filing some vacancies created by retirements or departures. In fact, the town has fewer employees on board now than a few years ago. The fiscal management of the town has received praise. The respected financial analysts Moody’s recently reviewed town finances and found the town on solid ground. Solid enough ground that the town’s credit rating was upgraded. Many municipalities are facing real difficulties and challenges during these times and find their finances in troubled shape. For Schodack to be both weathering a recession and receiving positive reviews from independent and respected analysts about town finances is definitely good news for our residents. As a Councilman, I have worked hard to meet the challenges facing our town. For the position of the town to be misrepresented for political purposes by town Democrats is unfortunate. I write this letter so residents know the truth. ~Frank Curtis, Schodack Councilman 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.

AUTOMOTIVE Cars on consignment, and we buy cars. Call for details. 286-3350 Mazda pick-up B2300 ext. cab. 150K, body fair, runs well. 5 spd, good tires, radio, CD/AC. $2,200. 283-6941

SENIOR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR IN NYC Join us for 3 days on December 5th to 7th and travel by Luxury Motorcoach. Just some of what we will experience: Guided tour, hotel, 4 meals including dinner at Carmine’s, Radio City Music Hall, train tour, NY Botancial Gardens, Carriage Ride, the Gracie mansion, Rockefeller Center and Lincoln Center Christmas tree displays. All inclusive cost of $499 per person, double occupancy. Single rooms add $140. Book well in advance This trip filled quickly last year! Call Laura for details at 6740050.

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HOLIDAY BUS TOUR You are invited to join the Rensselaer County Master Gardeners on a bus trip to three outstanding venues in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania and Delaware on Tuesday, November 29th; and Wednesday, November 30th. We will visit Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and Nemours Mansion, all of which will be decked out in their finest at the start of the holiday season. The cost of the trip is $225.00 double occupancy, ($290 single) which includes hotel with breakfast, tours of all three venues, one dinner, one lunch, bus and tip for driver, plus additional surprises. For information. and reservations please call Helen Dolan at 674-3571.

Pet Adoption of the Week ALLIE -

Female Mix! Looks like a Gordon Setter Mix, but who knows really what breeds she is mixed with? All we know is that she is a total doll! She is great with other dogs and gets along great with cats. Allie is approx. 7 months old as of Oct, 2011. She is spayed and is current with all vaccines. She is almost housetrained but should still be crated when left alone. Allie is a great puppy who deserves a life full of love and fun! If you would like to meet Allie to possibly adopt her, Contact : or 518-393-0755

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THANK YOU: To Jeffers Law Firm (Valarie M. Jeffers) HEALTHY EATING DEMYSTIFIED: 1pm Saturday, October 29, learn about vegan diets and healthy eating in celebration of Vegan Awareness Month. HALLOWEEN DROP-IN COFFIN CRAFT: Monday, October 31, stop in between 1:30 and 3:30 to make a simple Halloween coffin treats box. For ages 10 through adult (must be good with scissors). HALLOWEEN @ THE LIBRARY: Monday, October 31, come trick or treat at the library for candy and books. SLTL BOOK GROUP: All are welcome at 7pm, Wednesday, November 2, to discuss Kristin Kimball’s 2010 memoir: “The Dirty Life,” about love and farming in Essex County. STORY TIME: 11:15am Thursdays, join Miss MaryMargaret for stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft. VETERANS DAY CLOSING: The library will be closed Friday, November 11 and will reopen Saturday, November 12. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thur. 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: 674-5050.



Letter to the Editor: I happen to be one of those people who will take anything you say about me with a grain of salt. However, I will not sit back and let you defame my husband , Burt Rounds, who has worked long hours as the Town Supervisor during the past two years with a town board and an attorney who obviously take their orders from you. Although Burt asked to meet with you before the end of your term, you refused, you were angry that you did not win and the heck with a smooth transition which would have benefited the town. During the first board meeting of 2010, you sat with an older woman and laughed and mocked Burt the entire time. I know this, because I was sitting right behind you. Who does something like that except an infantile little boy who is angry because he did not get his own way? You were determined to undermine the new supervisor and you did every chance you got. You visited Town Hall to meet with your people so frequently; some said you were there more than when you were the Supervisor. It also appears you feel it is your right to come into Town Hall and use the Town Clerk’s computer. A computer I would think would hold confidential information. If it is ok for constituents to use the Town Clerk’s computer, the public should be notified that it is available during regular working hours for their personal use. Mr. Robelotto, I also have to say that I find your attempt to damage Chris Kronau’s reputation contemptible. Chris has served the town for many years and she deserves to be treated with the respect she has earned and deserves. I think you under-estimate the voters of Sand Lake who will not take • LOBSTER BISQUE • CHILI • JAMBALAYA kindly to this character • AUGRATIN POTATOES, MEAT LOAF W/GRAVY assassination. (HEAT & EAT ONE SERVING $6.99) “Incompetence, laziness and indecision” are the words you Your Hometown ORDER YOUR FRESH, STONEWOOD SPECIALS to describe my husband’s Butcher FARMS TURKEYS FOR THANKSGIVING Boiled Ham.................$2.99/lb. use tenure as Supervisor. I say, LOL Amer. Cheese.......$3.99/lb. “hard working, respectful and CHICKEN Bottom Round All Marinated Oven Roasted Turkey Breast intelligent leadership” is a better Chicken Breast or Eye Round Cordon Bleu, Capri ...........................$4.99/lb. description. $2.79/lb. $3.29/lb. or Stuffed Breast ~Sherry A. Rounds, Averill Park Boneless Pork Roast

In honor of the National 4H week, from October 3October 8, Jogging Juniors 4H club would like to share our accom-plishments over the past year. Our club welcomed new members and also said goodbye to our graduating members. Our members participated in project demonstrations and our cloverbuds completed project records and participated in Horse Bowl. Our club members got together last fall and made various items to sell at a Tractor Supply Co. Fundraiser. We also had members who participated in horse events over the year. We rode our horses at the Schaghticoke Fair and our club helped at the 4H food booth during the fair. Besides riding in the fair, we also rode at the Grafton Trail Riders Gymkhanas over the summer; four Gymkhanas over four months. During the July and September Gymkhana, our club ran a food booth for the participants and visitors for the day. The Grafton Trail Riders also had an Over the Mountain Trail Ride, which our club volunteered ourselves to cleanup after the banquet dinner they had. We are looking forward to another great year as a club and all of the adventures that come with 4H. ~Submitted by, Kayle McNeil


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477-6555 HUGE BOOK SALE HUGE BOOK SALE! 35,000 BOOKS CHEAP!!! ALSO DVDs, TAPES, AUDIOS, VIDEOS, RECORDS at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 6, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Paperbacks $.50 - $1; Hardbacks $1 - $2. Sunday only: Books in Bag Sale Only; $3 Per Bag. For information, call (518) 477-7241 (Chase Pugliese) or e-mail at Note: There is no pre-sale for library staff, volunteers or dealers.

IT’S NO WONDER Letter to the Editor: This week, we heard more bad news about President Obama’s economy. The so-called “misery index”, which tracks the unemployment rate as added to the rate of inflation, is at its highest in three decades. The President has failed to revitalize the economy, more and more are angry and hurting, and Democrats know there will be a price to pay at the polls. So it is not a surprise to see Democrats in Schodack try to confuse voters with a wild list of claims and outright misrepresentations about the fiscal management of the Town of Schodack. Democrats are obviously desperate to distract from their party’s considerable failings with the national economy. As Democrats have completely failed on the national level to manage the economy, Schodack Republicans have successfully managed town finances and balanced budgets. The town has restrained spending during the Obama recession and protected needed services. Republicans have also been fiscally conservative and kept taxes stable, including a 2012 budget that comes in under the state tax cap. It’s no wonder that Schodack Democrats want to confuse voters, when their party is responsible for so much going wrong on the national and Republicans can take credit for so much going right on the county and town levels. Taxpayers may remember the news from earlier this year when Moody’s, a respected financial analysis firm, reviewed Schodack’s finances. Moody’s upgraded the town’s credit rating at a time when many other cities and towns are facing real fiscal trouble. Residents would also be wise to remember a recent news article in which the former treasurer of the Schodack Democrats was arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the party. It makes you question whether we should have Democrats put in charge of taxpayer money when they cannot even manage their small amount of campaign funds safely. ~Christopher Lucarelli, Castleton 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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