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JANUARY 14, 2021 • Volume 3 • No. 26


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CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org Stars for Our Troops will meet at our Lodge on Thursday, January 14th & Wednesday, January 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join Founder Susan Wells & this patriotic group of volunteers who meet at our Lodge to assemble packets containing embroidered Stars from retired American Flags and a written message given to active-duty service members, veterans & first responders so they know they are not forgotten. Supplies are provided & all COVID-19 protocols are followed. Please contact Susan Wells @ 518-235-1558 for additional information and/or to confirm your attendance.

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Companionship, unconditional love and security are just some of the perks of pet ownership. People who bring pets into their homes understand that a certain commitment comes with becoming a pet owner. Pet owners recognize they need to provide food, shelter and basic healthcare for their pets, but they may not recognize the role dental health plays in helping pets be as healthy as possible. The American Animal Hospital Association notes that dental disease can start early in a pet’s life. By the age of three, most dogs and cats will have some level of dental disease. If dental disease is left untreated, pets may suffer from inflammation, infection and even chronic pain. The animal health and wellness site VetStreet says that more than 70 percent of cats and dogs over age four are affected by periodontal disease. Bacteria from poor dental health may spread to other organs and cause illnesses. Recognizing the signs of pet dental disease and taking steps to alleviate it can keep pets healthy. • Acknowledge bad breath. Bad breath is not something that comes with the territory of having a pet. Odor from a dog or cat’s mouth may indicate a problem such as stomatitis, a common feline condition that causes inflammation to the oral tissues and gums. • Start brushing pets’ teeth. Brushing a pet’s teeth can promote good oral health and potentially prevent serious problems along the way. Always use a pet-safe toothpaste, and talk to a veterinarian about a special dental diet. • Invest in other dental products. Seek products that receive the approval of the Veterinary Oral Health Council to help maintain a pet’s oral hygiene. Avoid products like synthetic bones, antlers and other animal bones, which can fracture an animal’s teeth. • Work with your veterinarian. Vets typically use X-rays to diagnose dental disease, as teeth may appear normal to the naked eye but still be diseased. Anesthesia is frequently used in dental evaluations and cleanings. It makes it safer and less stressful for the animal and the vet. Speak with your vet about the frequency of dental cleanings and care, asking any questions you may have about the safety and efficacy of anesthesia use. Pet owners must prioritize their furry friends’ oral health. Though often overlooked, pets’ dental health is integral to their overall health.

Kittens and puppies grow up fast. One minute they’re small, fluffy balls of fur, and the next minute they’re taking up your entire sofa. Young animals are full of seemingly boundless energy. Young pets may sprint from room to room as they explore the world around them, sniffing, scratching and chewing along the way. All of this can be adorable for the first few months, but many pet owners are left scratching their heads wondering when their pets are going to “grow up” and be less of a full-time job. The pet resource Rover.com says that puppies are generally considered adults by the time they reach their first birthday. This may vary depending on the breed. The home life guide TheNest.com says that kittens take about a year to reach adulthood. Just because a cat or dog is considered an adult does not mean he or she will behave more maturely. In fact, adulthood often means the pet simply won’t grow any more. Many behavioral issues associated with young animals may continue into adulthood. A pet’s journey to emotional maturity can take quite a while, but it will come. Hormonal surges will even out, and the animal will begin to settle down. Only when that point is reached will pet owners get an idea of what their animals will be like over the long haul. It can take a cat up to four years to reach emotional maturity. Dogs’ journeys to maturity will vary depending on the breed and the size of the animal. The pet food company Pedigree says a large dog breed will mature into an adult between 15 months and two years, while smaller breeds may only act like puppies for nine months. Since emotional maturity varies from pet to pet, these signs may indicate it has happened or is just about there: • Settles down more readily and has fewer episodes of “the zoomies.” • Listens better. • Responds to social cues from other animals. • Older animals treat the animal like an adult. • Responds appropriately to training. • Doesn’t get into the same level of puppy or kitty trouble around the house. Even as cats and dogs mature physically and emotionally, they may still have some bouts of youngster behavior. But in general, after a year or two pets start to show their true colors and behave more maturely.

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BALLSTON - Ballston Spa-based Curtis Lumber said Tuesday it acquired Wiley Brothers Inc., a lumber and hardware retailer at 1854 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County. Details of the deal, which is expected to close on Jan. 31, weren't revealed. Curtis said it plans to hire all Wiley employees. The store will open as Curtis Lumber's 23rd location on Feb. 1. "When we were approached about adding Wiley Brothers to our existing store locations, we jumped at the chance," said Curtis President and CEO Jay Curtis, calling the 75-year-old Wiley Brothers Inc. "a well-run family business." Curtis Lumber, founded in 1890, serves an area stretching from Pennsylvania to the Canadian border with home centers and building supply yards that employ 650 people. The family-owned business also operates a fleet of 100 trucks.


Curtis Lumber said it has acquired Wiley Brothers Inc., a lumber and hardware retailer in Schaghticoke.

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Alplaus housing proposal receives reboot Downsized project would build 36-unit housing complex on Mohawk River ByLINE: PETE DEMOLA

ALPLAUS - Developers have resurrected plans for a proposed residential complex along the Mohawk River. A 2017 proposal was abandoned following opposition from residents over density, traffic and impact on schools. Following that feedback, developers now want to erect a 36-unit complex, a downsized version of the previous 228unit proposal. “We were able to strike a new deal based on where we left off before that residents seemed to be in favor of,” said developer Dean DeVito. “We’ve reduced our density from our last version.” Conceptual plans call for a 36-unit riverfront complex tucked away in this pocket of southeast Glenville stretching along Maritime Drive. The neighboring marina and industrial park on the 85-acre parcel would remain untouched, although boat storage would be relocated. “Right now the plans are conceptual

only,” DeVito said. DeVito, principal of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Cohoes, has yet to submit a formal application for the property owned by Robert Kivort, which sits at the convergence of three zoning designations: “riverfront recreational,” “land conservation and research” and “development and technology.” Developers aim to seek a “planned unit development” designation. “You can overlay the existing zoning with the PUD if the Town Board finds it beneficial to enact over existing zoning,” said Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle. DeVito, Kivort and Clifton Park-based engineer Jamie Easton briefed the public in a town-sponsored online information session on Tuesday attended by over 100 people. Koetzle fielded about 50 submitted questions during the two-hour meeting, most of them asking about flooding, stormwater management and cosmetic aspects of development at the 10-acre site. Early engagement and transparency is key in building trust in the process, he said. “I think it’ll make a better process and


A parcel of land next to Mohawk Valley Marine in Alplaus is where a developer wants to build a 36-unit residential complex along the Mohawk River.

make a better end result, hopefully,” Koetzle said. “I think it’s important to achieve as much inclusion in the process as possible and I hope we achieve that.” Early plans include 24 twin homes, a dozen single-family residential lots and 30 garages. The units will be offered for sale only, not offered as rental units. The town’s housing stock, Koetzle said, is aging, with 50 percent constructed before 1979, and only 3 percent built after 2010. Easton said he didn’t have the answer to numerous Please see ALPLAUS 3

Cohoes plan: switch to LED lights, use cost savings to fix buildings ByLINE: KENNETH C. CROWE II

COHOES - Mayor Bill Keeler will ask the Common Council Tuesday to upgrade the city street lights with energy efficient bulbs to save money and invest the savings in improving municipal buildings for additional energy savings. “This project is a win, win, win for taxpayers and the environment. We save energy by converting to LED street lights. We generate funds to invest in additional energy savings upgrades

to our historic city buildings. And, we benefit from an anticipated $50,000 average annual city budget savings for 20 years,” Keeler said Thursday in a statement. Keeler will speak to the Common Council about the proposal during its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The upgrading to the light-emitting diodes is part of Keeler’s “Cleaner Greener Cohoes” initiative, while the application of savings to upgrade city buildings would be his “Restore

Historic Cohoes” initiative. Plans call for converting the 1,598 fixtures -- the light bulb and the “arm” the light is attached to -- to the LED bulbs from the from the current High-Intensity Discharge bulbs. This will cost an estimated $2.5 million, including $1.5 million for the conversion work and $920,000 for the new bulbs. The city estimates it will save $9 million over 20 years resulting from $2.9 million in energy savings and $6 million in savings

from reduced costs in service and supplier fees to National Grid. About $3 million is expected to be available from savings for reinvestment. “We have an obligation to preserve our historic city buildings that have been neglected for far too long. For example, windows in City Hall are literally falling out,” Keeler said. “Investing some of the cost savings from the street light conversion project into our window restoration project will pay off in many ways.”


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flood mitigation design questions simply because the required analyses haven’t yet been completed. But it’s not unusual to build within the 100-year floodplain, he said, citing Schenectady’s Stockade neighborhood. Lots will have to be elevated two feet about the floodplain. The road may also require elevation. Residents also asked about cleanup of polluted soil at the industrial park, which was used by General Electric and the U.S. Navy for research and development activities in the early 1950s. Remediation plans were included in the 2017 proposal, but scrapped for the current draft owing to the downsized scope of the project. “With 36 units, we won’t be able to come up with everything,” Easton said. Despite its scaled-back nature, Kivot acknowledged the project remains controversial in the tightly knit hamlet. But if the proposal is spiked, he said, he will begin to market the acreage to industrial or commercial users, which may result in

the loss of the marina or restrict public access. “I know there’s a lot of opposition to this type of development,” Kivort said. “However, you guarantee yourselves access to the riverfront for decades to come.” Maurice “Bud” Watson, president of the Alplaus Residents Association, welcomed the meeting. “We want this to be a fair, authentic process and that’s what the town is doing,” Watson said. “We appreciate it.” But residents continue to harbor concerns over cleanup at the industrial park, he said, and hope those can be answered before the project moves forward. “It’s not only a remediation issue, but also an aesthetic issue,” he said. Both the town and Alplaus Residents Association will circulate surveys in order to glean feedback. Koetzle aims to meet with residents this week to continue to solicit concerns, which he’ll pass onto the developers. “Just because the town goes through the process doesn’t mean the town has predetermined the project,” he said.

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WATERFORD - The Waterford Public Library is currently operating on the following schedule and service model. We are open Monday through Thursday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm for limited in-building browsing of the collections and computer use up to 30 minutes. Friday remains Curbside Pickup Only from 10am-3pm. Curbside pickup is also available on other days by request. Please visit our webpage at www.waterfordlibrary.net for the latest information on our hours and service mode. The Waterford Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday January 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents of the Waterford-Halfmoon School District who might be interested in serving as Library Board Trustees should contact the Tim McDonough, Library Director for more information. The Waterford Public Library still has a few copies of the 2021 Erie Canal Photograph Cal-

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COPS, COURT AND FIRE CALLS Robbery suspect caught after chase SCHENECTADY -- A city man suspected of robbing someone in the parking lot of the Halfmoon Walmart was arrested after a car chase that ended in Schenectady. State Police in Clifton Park said they tried to apprehend the suspect, Travis C. Maderic, 31, about 2 p.m. Thursday as he was driving along Grooms Road after the alleged robbery. When a trooper pulled Maderic over and started approaching his vehicle, Maderic drove off and State Police pursued him into Schenectady County. Maderic ultimately got stuck on a dead-end street in Schenectady and rammed a patrol car headon before fleeing on foot. He was arrested shortly afterward. The trooper was not injured. Maderic is being held in Saratoga County Jail on a felony charge of criminal mischief and misdemeanor reckless endangerment and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle. He was also charged with felony robbery as well. Bail was set at $1,000. The Saratoga County Sheriff's office said Maderic was allegedly at the Walmart parking lot to sell a pair of sneakers to the male victim, who was not identified. Instead of selling him the shoes, he allegedly displayed a weapon and held up the victim and stole $530 from the man.

Police: Charges follow standoff AMSTERDAM -- An Amsterdam man faces charges stemming from a standoff last month that brought a response from the Montgomery County's Sheriff's Office-Amsterdam Police Department SWAT team.

Joseph Piasecki Jr., 47, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Florida town justice at his home after an investigation from allegations he threatened two family members with two separate firearms on Christmas Eve and then barricaded himself in the residence, the sheriff's department said Friday. After he failed to leave voluntarily, the SWAT team apprehended him without incident, officials said, and he is charged with felony attempted assault, a misdemeanor weapon possession charge and two misdemeanor menacing counts.

Man accidentally shoots himself in leg EAST GREENBUSH -- Town police said a call for a person shot in a home Saturday turned out to be an accident. Police said they were sent to the Catskill Avenue house after getting the reports of gunfire. They found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg and applied a tourniquet to the limb. An investigation determined the man, who is licensed to carry a firearm in the state, had accidentally shot himself in the leg while taking the firearm from his pants, officers said. He was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Police said there was no violation of law.

City man charged in Schenectady gunfire SCHENECTADY -- A city man was arrested Friday morning after an investigation into a gunfire incident on Thanksgiving Day where a vehicle was struck, police said. Just before 10 a.m. Nov. 26, police responded to Sixth Avenue and Pleas-

ant Street for a report of shots fired and found the damaged car. After weeks of investigating, city detectives with the help of the U.S. Marshal Task Force used a search warrant at a Jerome Avenue home and arrested Edward H. Fick, 37, charging him with criminal weapon possession and reckless endangerment felonies. Police said during the execution of the warrant Fick was found to have a semi-automatic handgun and crack cocaine, resulting in felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and of a weapon. He was being held awaiting arraignment, police said later Friday.

DWI charge filed in serious I-890 crash SCHENECTADY -- State Police said they charged a Rensselaer man with drunken driving in connection with a December car accident on I-890 that caused a person to be flown to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said Colin S. Rochelle, 38, was intoxicated when he was driving east at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and struck 22-year-old Brittnei A. McFadden’s car head-on between exits 6 and 7 in the city of Schenectady, police said. McFadden was flown to Albany Medical Center Hospital with serious injuries, and Rochelle was taken to Ellis Hospital. Rochelle was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree unlicensed operation and aggravated vehicular assault, police said. He turned himself in to police on Friday and was taken to Schenectady County jail to await his arraignment, troopers said Saturday.

Teen Animal Ambassadors Program Offered by Saratoga County 4-H SARATOGA COUNTY - Saratoga County 4-H is excited to announce a new teen program! We are seeking dedicated teens looking to advance in the animal science field. This program will provide youth with skills in sciences, language arts, and creative thinking; all aligning with different aspects of animal industries and sciences. Meetings will be held once a month with opportunities to learn from professionals in the field and work on projects. Animal Ambassadors will complete one project in the course of a year, individually, as well as work as a team to prepare and run animal shows at the Saratoga County Fair. This program is designed to prepare teens for higher education and careers in the animal industries. Applications are due February 1st, and are available on our website: http://ccesaratoga. org/4-h/animal-ambassadors. This spring, Saratoga County 4-H will be offering other Animal Science programs in addition to Animal Ambassadors. For more information on programs such as: Incubation and Embryology, Canine Training, Agricultural in the Class Room, and other animal science clubs call our office today at 518885-8995 or email our Animal Science Educator at bh548@cornell.edu

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counts to make them very affordable. “The health and safety of our guests and community is paramount, and the WinterFest schedule is subject to change based on our response to COVID-19,” Mr. Dutcher adds. WinterFest is funded by Warren County and supported by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, the Town and Village of Lake George, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, and major hoteliers and restaurateurs.

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ere’s a cute four-bedroom home just north of Central Park with a porch out front and an enclosed porch in the back. Formal dining room as well as an eat-in kitchen, one and a half bathrooms and a bonus room on the third floor. Built in 1910, the house has 2,300 square feet of living space. The hot water heater is new and the backyard is

A If you have seen or own a particularly interesting home for sale that we should feature, send the address to lhornbeck@timesunion.com A To see more House of the week photos, go to Leigh Hornbeck’s Places & Spaces blog at http://blog. timesunion.com/realestate or use the QR code above on your smart phone.

fenced and includes a shed. A large basement has room for laundry and storage space. The property is close to Upper Union Street and local schools. List price: $159,900. Taxes: $4,676. Contact listing agent MaryGrace Katonah of Hunt Real Estate at 914-475-9501.

942 Central Parkway, Schenectady Photos by Upstate Real Estate Photography, Andrea Stagg

The exterior of 942 Central Parkway in Schenectady. At left is the front porch.

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DIVORCE $389.00 - Uncontested Make Divorce Easy – only 1 Signature, Inc. poor person app. Info: (518) 274-0380 FAST FIX HEATING and PLUMBING LLC 24 hr. service, fully ins. 26 yrs. exp. Installs/ replacements, tuneups, trouble shooting. Fixing all your heating & plumbing needs. (518) 256-1346 FIREWOOD $200/cord, green. Cut, split & del. Buy while supplies last. Honest & dependable service. Call Harvey (518) 338-5898

$$CA$H$$ FOR JUNK CARS $100-$1000. FREE PICKUP (518) 365-3368 CASH FOR METAL/CARS We buy farm equip., metal, cars. We have the equip. to take care of big jobs. Highest prices paid. Demolition. Towing & transport avail. Part of the proceeds go to the veterans. (518) 339-3369 CHEAPER THAN DUMPSTERS Old appliances and furniture REMOVED FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. Small or Large jobs. CLEANOUTS. Call Bill the Junkman at (518) 256-6124. Credit cards accepted.

GENERAC GENERATORS Prepare for the unexpected power outages with a Generac home standby generator. Request your FREE quote! 855-972-3529. FREE 7 year extended warranty. A $695 value! Offer valid December 15, 2020 - March 1, 2021. Special financing available. Subject to credit approval. *Terms and conditions apply.

Attention: Oxygen Users! Gain freedom with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator! No more heavy tanks and refills! Guaranteed Lowest Prices! Call the Oxygen Concentrator Store: 855-839-1738 BETTY’S CLEANING Quality work with attention to detail. Apts., homes. (518) 2705024 or (518) 421-3823.

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“Experts Next Door” Starts 2021 with a Bang!

“Connecting Classroom to Community,” and will challenge the audience to think differently about American society and politics. Dr. Stewart is Professor of History Emeritus at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), founder of Historians Against Slavery and the “Celebrate American Heroes Project,” and has just launched a national campaign to combat white supremacy. February 12, 7pm: “A Virtual Chocolate House.” Paul Supley, proprietor of the Van Wyckes 18th Century Chocolate Haus, will explore the rich

(and delicious!) history of chocolate in the 18th Century. Participants will receive information about how to create their own mouth-watering concoctions prior to the event. Thus, they can sip their creations while enjoying an engaging presentation on the social history of chocolate from the comfort of their own homes. March 11, 7pm: Get ready for St. Patty’s Day with an evening of craft cocktails! The celebrated team of mixologists at Saratoga Springs’s Hamlet & Ghost will take guests on a tasty trip through cock-

BALLSTON SPA - SCHC’s popular “Experts Next Door” series continues in 2021 with a terrific and varied line-up, putting Saratoga residents in dialogue with local and national celebrities. January 14, 7pm: Internationally-acclaimed scholar and social justice activist Dr. James Brewer Stewart will talk about how history and education can be used to fight racism, slavery, and injustice today. His talk is entitled,

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tail history, share their experiences serving the Saratoga community, and offer tips on home bartending. Like the Chocolate House event, registrants will receive a list of ingredients to have on hand so they can mix distinctive and de-

HANDYMAN Drywall, taping, painting, masonry, fencing. Over 30 yrs. exp. Cliff (518) 805-8685 HOUSE CLEANING Call today for an estimate on a one-time deep cleaning or regularly scheduled cleanings. Excellent references. Linda (518) 222-9734 JUNK REMOVAL Cellars - Attics - Yards Basements - Garages Real Estate Cleanouts - etc. Always recycle. No job too small or large! Please call Dennis (518) 466-3116 JUNK REMOVAL & DEMO Oil tanks, hot tubs, pools, sheds, barns, houses, yard cleanup, res./comm. clean out & organize. Fully equipped to handle any job. 518-339-3369. Part of the proceeds go to the veterans. N&R TREE AND PROPERTY SERVICES Tree & stump removal. Fall & Spring cleanups. Free est’s. Fully ins. Ray (518) 573-1133

THE RELIABLE HANDYMAN A perfectionist. No job too small. All phases of home repair. Free est. I will show up! Call Joe (518) 261-0265 TREE, SHRUB, STUMP SRVC Bucket, crane, chipper, stump removal. Small jobs to mega. Trucking avail. We sell wood. Part of the proceeds go to the veterans. (518) 339-3369 UNSEASONED FIREWOOD 7 (+/-) cord load, cut, split & delivered. $1190. Call for area discount. Smaller loads avail. 518-692-2109

RESIDENTIAL WANTED I BUY HOUSES! CASH!! Any price, area or condition. FAST FAIR OFFERS! (518) 441-6376 We Buy Homes. Any Condition, NO agents. Call today for your CASH OFFER. Real Property Solutions (518) 633-1168

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P.W. PAINTING All phases of painting & staining. Your int/ext painting residential specialist. Excellent workmanship. Great prices & reas. rates. Free est., fully ins., ref’s. (518) 396-0898

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lectable drinks in real time with the best bartenders in town. Each event requires pre-registration. Free for SCHC members, $5 for non-members. Registration is available through SCHC’s website: www.

brooksidemuseum.org. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Michael Landis, Public Programs Manager, Saratoga County History Center, at mlandis@ brooksidemuseum.org.

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