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MARCH 26, 2020 • Volume 2 • No. 36



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As I work from home and write this letter, new effects of COVID-19 happen on almost an hourly basis. For many of you your daily routine has changed, and your focus has been on staying safe and taking care of family members and your community. Here at Local First, we sent all of our employees home quickly to keep them safe, but we are continuing to print your community newspaper so that you have another avenue to keep up on what is happening. We are a small, tight-knit group that works very hard to give you a product that we are all proud of. Starting with this edition we are making changes to keep you up to date with COVID-19 news and what information we have on what is opened, closed, etc. We also want to make sure we are rallying around our local businesses that are being affected by the changes being put in place. If you advertise with us, please reach out to your rep or call head of Advertising Jennifer Morrell at 518-526-6330 to discuss. We want to make sure the public knows your services are still available, or you have pick up/delivery, or anything that helps get you through this tough time. With a majority of us doing our part by staying home as much as possible, we’re also giving you some new ways to pass the time (there’s only so much Netflix we can take). We’re putting more puzzles in weekly to give your mind a respite and keep the juices flowing. You will also see a kids page in every week so that the youngest readers who are home from school have puzzles and games they can do every week. We also want to hear from you! We’re compiling your recipes and will be publishing those weekly, so we can all take the communities best local cooking and share with everyone. Look for some special guests in the upcoming weeks to help with recipes and videos as well! Email your favorite recipes to roberta@crwnewspapers.com and look for those every week! We’ll obviously take any drink recipes as well! We’re all in this together! I want you to know that we are talking every day about how we can put important information in Local First to help you. Support local businesses where you can and support each other in the coming weeks. Stay safe and healthy! Sincerely,

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MARCH 26, 2020

For restaurant industry, helping is special of day Efforts underway to provide assistance for workers, public ByLINE: STEVE BARNES AND SUSIE DAVIDSON POWELL

Editor’s note: We will be developing a larger, more comprehensive list of restaurant/food business offerings amid coronavirus concerns at timesunion.com. These listings were current as of last Thursday. Please vist the website for most up-to-date information, and always feel free to check out your favorite eatery’s own web and social sites. Initially stunned by an unprecedented government order that shut down most of their industry, restaurateurs pivoted quickly this

week to address two new fronts: operating on a takeout/delivery-only basis, for those that choose to do so, and finding ways to help. For the latter, that meant assistance for both the general public, some of whom are facing new or worsened food insecurity, and for hourly restaurant employees who are suddenly out of work. It’s all part of the mindset of much of an industry that considers its job to be taking care of people, not just providing food and beverage. In restaurant parlance, patrons are guests rather than mere customers. On Tuesday, an organization called Feed Albany was launched by restaurant and business executives and a local official. It is soliciting

donations with the goal of providing at-risk people with free or low-cost meals and offering unemployed restaurant workers the chance to receive financial assistance by preparing and distributing food throughout the Capital Region. The first meals are projected to be available Friday, organizers said. In addition to soliciting financial donations from the public and seeking government and private grants, Feed Albany is asking restaurants with commercial kitchens, now unused or largely dormant, to donate their use for meal preparation. The nascent organization’s website, feedalbany.com, has sections for people to apply for Please see RESTAURANTS 11

Teachers ‘desperate’ to connect Achievement gap, internet access, special needs all worries during shutdown ByLINE: RACHEL SILBERSTEIN

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ALBANY - The journey continues on Tuesday, March 31, as we visit another sacred space. Join Diane Conroy-LaCivita as she travels to the Wilborne Temple First Church of God in Christ located at 121 Jay Street in Albany. Built in 1877, the Romanesque Revival Wilborne Temple is attributed to Albany architect Adolph Fleischmann. State architect Isaac Perry collaborated with congregant Fleischmann on a design that echoed Albany’s city hall. Its tower and those of the other churches in the area are focal points of the Center Square/Hudson Park Historic District in Albany. In 1957, The First Church of God in Christ purchased the structure. Currently, the Pentecostal church is under the pastoral leadership of Elder Solomon Dees. Wilborne Temple is known as a family-oriented teaching church as well as having one of the best choirs in the Capital District. The CSSC shuttle bus will leave The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle Albany, NY 12205 at 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. This outing will require a bit of walking with no elevators. To make a reservation, please call Sharon Herald at 518-459-2857 ext. 302

Albany CCR Announcement, Mass Cancellation LOUDONVILLE - In compliance with Bishop Scharfenberger’s directive to cancel all public Masses in the diocese, the April 15 Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at Christ Our Light is canceled. Please check our website at AlbanyCCR.org for further developments.

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meals, unemployed restaurant workers to volunteer time in exchange for financial assistance and restaurateurs to offer kitchen space. In less than a day, several kitchens had signed up, as had more than 30 volunteers, organizers said. The goal is to have at least six kitchens producing food. Feed Albany’s founders are Joe Bonilla, managing partner and co-founder of the marketing firm Relentless Awareness, which counts members of the food and beverage industry among its clients; Matthew T. Peter, executive director of the Albany Parking Authority and an Albany County legislator; Jason and Kay Pierce, co-owners of Savoy Taproom in Albany; and Dominick Purnomo, wine director and co-owner of the Albany restaurants Yono’s and dp: An American Brasserie. Purnomo is also involved with another effort being introduced this week: Tip Your Bartender, tipyourbartender.online, allows the public to donate online directly to the personal PayPal or Venmo accounts of bartenders, servers, chefs and cooks. (The effort has also reserved the URLs tipyourserver.online, tipyourchef.online and tipyourcook.online; all redirect to the main site.) Officially due to launch Friday, Tip Your Bartender is soliciting profiles from area restaurant workers that site visitors will be able to browse among and select for tips, in $5 increments; and it is seeking donations of gift cards from restaurants and other businesses that will be raffled off daily. When the site went live, dp/ Yono’s and Plumb Oyster Bar in Troy had committed gift cards. Also involved with Tip Your Bartender are Jeff Buell and Jessica Sheridan of Redburn Development, which has committed $80 million to a 10-building renovation deal in restaurant-rich downtown Albany; and Heidi Knoblauch, owner of Plumb. As a prelaunch incentive, Redburn promised $2,000 would be donated to restaurant workers through the site, Buell said in a Tuesday video introducing Tip Your Bartender. Bonilla, who is also helping with this effort, said Relentless Awareness would donate $500 in tips. Servers and bartenders are among those expected to be particularly hard hit by the ban on bar and dine-in service. As tipped employees, most are paid the minimum of $7.85 per hour, though gratuities in many cases bring their wages to $20 or $25 per hour or higher. According to academic and industry research, tipped food-service employees are twice as likely as the rest of the working population to live paycheck to paycheck. A group of Saratoga Springs restaurateurs has been meeting this week to set

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up a fund to aid unemployed restaurant workers in an around the Spa City, and some individual restaurants, including Sunhee’s Farm & Kitchen in Troy, have already launched online fundraising pages for their donations to their staff. Our restaurant critic, Susie Davidson Powell, has been assembling a list of takeout and delivery options for restaurants and food businesses around the greater Capital Region. Below are several; if you have any you would like to add, comment on the Table Hopping blog post -- blog. timesunion.com/tablehopping -- about takeout and delivery specials. (“Curbside” indicates curbside delivery.) n Cuckoo’s Nest (Albany): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Crave (Albany): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates n Hamlet & Ghost (Saratoga Springs): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, booze n 288 Lark (Albany): Offering gift certificates n Solevo (Saratoga Springs): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine, dry goods n Milano (Latham): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Lark St. Poke (Albany): Offering togo menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, booze n Malcolm’s (Schenectady): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Nighthawks (Troy): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Gracie’s (Catskill): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, online store n Sunhee’s (Troy): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, dry goods n Perfect Blend (Delmar): Offering to-go menus, curbside, dry goods n Franklin Alley (Troy): Offering togo menus, delivery, curbside, booze n Collar City Cold Pressed (Troy): Offering delivery, curbside n Troy Kitchen (Troy): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n The Daisy (Troy): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Delaware Supply (Albany): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Albany Ale & Oyster (Albany): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine, beer n New World Bistro Bar (Albany): Offering to-go menus, delivery to Albany and Delmar locations, curbside, gift certificates, wine, beer n 3Fish (Albany): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Graham’s Coffee (Schenectady):

Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Walt & Whitman (Saratoga Springs): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine, beer n Henning’s Local (Catskill): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Mermaid Cafe (Catskill): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates n June Farms (Averill Park): Offering gift certificates n Nine Pin Cider (Albany): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Alb. Distilling Co. (Albany): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, booze n Dyad (Kinderhook): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine, beer n Saissoner (Kinderhook): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine, beer n Plumb Oyster Bar (Troy): Offering cocktail delivery only n Wishing Well (Wilton): Offering occasional takeout dinners, gift certificates n Docs (Glens Falls): Offering curbside, gift certificates n AJ’s Pizzeria (West Sand Lake): Offering to-go options, gift certificates n El Loco (Albany): Offering to-go options, gift certificates n Rip Van Winkle Brewing (Catskill): Offering gift certificates n Superior Merch (Troy): Offering

online store, gift certificates n Front Street Social (Ballston Spa): Offering takeout, delivery, gift certificates n Bartlett House (Ghent): Offering takeout, gift certificates n Crossroads Food Shop (Hillsdale): Offering gift certificates n Bake 4 U (Delmar/Slingerlands): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates n Rivertown (Hudson): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Lucas Confectionery/Peck’s (Troy): Offering to-go menus, delivery, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Pieconic (Chatham): Offering to-go menus, curbside n Talbott & Arding (Hudson): Offering to-go menus, curbside, gift certificates, wine n Carmens (Troy): Offering to-go menus, delivery (weekends only) n Twisted Vine (Delmar): Offering delivery to Delmar and Slingerlands area, online ordering, curbside Local chambers of commerce and business improvement districts have been collecting similar details from their members, and those lists are continually being updated.

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All the beautiful flowers I grow in summer of the hibiscus are put on their show. Their flowers can’tclosely giveresemble me the the that firstis thatsame of the thrill tropicalas hibiscus crocus emerging as the last of the winter’s so popular in the tropics. snow The retreats from After long tall (up to the 10’) gardens. woody shrub thata we see flowerless these of the bloomingwinter, around the areafirst right blooms now is althea also called Rosesoofprecious. Sharon. ItSnowdrops, seems that althea is gainseason seem daffodils, ing allium, in popularity lately. and I greatly the single Variegated Tulip. tulips, hyacinths all admire the bulbs we flowering varieties that I’m starting to see more of. planted in the fall arrive in sequence to brighten Tropical Hibiscus. These single flowering altheas weren’t widely availaearly spring days. Planting these bulbs in fall ble when I planted my hedge 10 years ago or I would is like sending yourself a love letter won’tis have surely opted for one of those. Rosethat of Sharon arrive until inspring. These smallbut bulbs a available a wide range of colors tend are toward miracle in themselves. the reds and lavenders. There are even varieties that How doa bi-colored we makeflower sureand ourthere’s bulbsa nice willwhite return have that Lily Flowering Tulip. seen as well. The of flowers bit smaller than yearI’ve after year? Think themareasa rechargeable those of the tropical hibiscus but you can see the rebatteries. They don’t store electricity but semblance. “growth energy”. The trick to perpetual success While the althea is a woody shrub, there’s another Althea or Rose of Sharon. with bulbs is in “recharging the battery” After hardy hibiscus, the mallow hibiscus that is perennial theyinflower in dies spring, that “growth energy” is nature (it to the ground in winter). Like althea depleted during thethe all-out effort to is reproduce or Rose of Sharon, mallow hibiscus a relative of (flower) in spring. thetheflowers go much by, the tropical hibiscus After although flowers are Muscari. larger.the The spent showy mallow will growThis from remove bloom hibiscus and stem. the ground to a height of 4’ to 6’ during each growing prevents the bulb from wasting “growth season. Mallow hibiscus range in color from energy” producing seeds. flowers That “growth energy” white to deep purple andbulb encompass shade of is instead directed to the whereevery it is stored pink in between. As if this weren’t enough, the flowMallow Hibiscus flowers until next spring’s flowering cycle. This is also ers can be as large as a dinner plate! I know you’ve are huge. the time to feed your Scratching some seen these around townbulbs. since they are in flower right bulbnow. foodA into the soil around your bulbs will lot of folks don’t realize that this plant is harNarcissus provide the nutrients they need to grow larger dy in our area and will easily survive over winter to and showier year.bulbs’ Each ofleaves the giand return more larger plentiful. Thinkeach of the ant flowers that a mallow hibiscus produces will only as solar collectors that change sunlight into remain open forthat one is day. Fortunately, they below produce “growth energy” sent to the bulb plenty of buds so the show goes on for at least a coufor storage. Don’t cut off these solar collectors ple of weeks and even longer for a well-established when you remove the spent blossoms. Let clump. You can see how large Mallow Hibiscus Mallow Hibiscus. themflowers remain they charging up youris Spring Crocus are until by using myfinish face for comparison...this batteries”. The leaves eventually the largest flower we can“bulb grow this far north...the tropics havewill nothing on us! turnnorthern yellow,members letting of you they have If you plant either of these the know hibiscusthat family, you’ll need to be patient in spring. Neither the woody shrub althea nor the perennial mallow done their job and can be cut away. They will hibiscus will show any sign of life spring is well under way. I usually spend theuntil rest of the year invisible to us see butno sign of life from either in my yard until the lilacs are in bloom. That’s when the still growing roots and gathering strength for first leaves appear on my althea and the mallow hibiscus is just poking a shoot up another grand show of flowers next year. They from the soil. They are amazing plants and easily deserve a place in your garden. Spring Sun Through a Daffodil. Thanks for the read. really are little miracles. Thanks for the read.

"self-guided" or "parent-guided" lessons, a combination of optional assignments, online reading materials, and educational games to keep kids busy. In the city of Schenectady, teachers spent the last week trying to touch base with all 9,250 students, while homing in on the most vulnerable, students who live in poverty or are dealing with trauma at home, according to Juliet Benaquisto, a special education teacher and president of the Schenectady Federation of Teachers. "It's all hands on deck; everyone is trying to do everything," Benaquisto said. "I make contact with every student almost every day, whether it's through my Google classroom, email or by texting families, or getting on the phone with them to make sure they have internet." The state Education Department has provided some guidelines, and class formats can vary greatly. Teachers who had been using online learning platforms continue to use them, while others say they are still figuring out the technology. An ambitious few have tried to schedule a Google hangout or record videos of themselves speaking directly to students. Educators are also finding it difficult to plan without knowledge of how long the closures may last. Some say they'd like


Week Of March 29, 2020 ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Things are not always what they seem, Aries. Keep this in mind when dealing or working with people you have never met. It may take some time to figure things out. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, asking a bunch of questions may not unveil the answers you were hoping for. You may not be asking the right questions. Keep forging ahead. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 The ability to listen is an important skill, Gemini. This ability is especially valuable when others come to you for advice. Listen intently and do your best to help. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, even if things do not entirely make sense this week, you can glean certain bits of information here and there that can help you to paint the bigger picture. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Keep a keen eye on someone you admire at work, and then try to mirror this person in your actions.

to provide more structure and accountability for students, but they know many parents are preoccupied with keeping their own jobs and food on the table. It's still unclear if the missed school days can be made up in the summer or if students will be held back a grade over the lost learning. On Friday, the Education Department announced that state standardized tests would be suspended this year so that schools could continue to "focus on local school and community needs" during the closures. No one is sure what will happen with the Regents exams that are slated to take place in June. "Until the Regents are canceled, I don't want anyone to not be prepared," said Mike Silvestri, a U.S. history and activism teacher at Schenectady High School. Silvestri, who is also an officer in the Schenectady teachers union, said instead of taking attendance, he posts a daily question on Google Classroom to gauge participation among students. Sometimes the prompt is class-related, other times it's "How's your day going?" A drop-down, multiple-choice menu makes it easy for students to respond. Some private schools in the Albany area have found ways to provide more structured online instruction, at least for older students. At Loudonville Christian School, students in grades 4 through 12 Please see TEACHERS 13

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, certain responsibilities may seem like a drain on your time. But right now you are not seeing how even small tasks can add up to big results in the end. Remain patient. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, certain battles cannot be won no matter how hard you try. Do not focus unnecessary energy on things that cannot be scaled. Direct your focus to more inportant projects. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 A project you started may come to a screeching halt, Scorpio. This does not mean you should abandon it entirely. It just means you will have to take a brief hiatus and restart. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, people naturally want to be around you, but sometimes you need to take a step back and focus on yourself. Clear your schedule for some personal time this week. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Spring is a time of new beginnings, Capricorn. You may be presented with

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have largely resumed their old schedule by video conferencing most of their classes with Zoom. Band, physical education, and art are still done independently, and parents must sign off to give students credit. "The classes and socializing have kept us on a regular schedule," said Katie Whitt, who has children in fourth, seventh and ninth grade at the school. "Without that schedule and normalcy, it would be a tougher time." For the younger grades, however, the Loudonville school has set up an online portal where teachers post daily activities and resources for parents. Online instruction doesn't always work as well for younger children, who require more hands-on support, schools are finding. In Schenectady and Albany, elementary school children were sent home last Friday with homework booklets and instructions to call a teacher if they need help. "We had packets ready with crayons, markers, pens, and pencils to hand out to the children," Arbor Hill Elementary School Principal Rosalind Gaines-Harrell said. "Our main concern is online access." As they wait out the crisis, teachers tend to children's physical and social-emotional needs. Many have volunteered to distribute "grab and go" meals at designated pick-up locations. Bus drivers are delivering lunches to families who can't leave their homes. For parents who worry that their kids aren't getting much learning done, school leaders are asking for a little patience as districts figure out a system that works for all students. "Real talk, there's a reason we go to school," said Franz, the Albany union leader. "It's really important that instruction comes from a teacher to the students, and it's a construct that works. You can't just replace that by getting in front of a computer." Rachel.Silberstein@timesunion.com - 518-454-5449

Vendors Wanted Flea Market EAST GREENBUSH - Looking for vendors for our VFW Auxiliary Spring flea market. 100 Hays Rd East Greenbush NY. Saturday April 4 2020, 10 am to 3pm. Table rental is$ 20.Questions please contact Maureen at 518-653-3539, or email mojoty2003@yahoo.com.

Vendors Wanted BALLSTON SPA - Crafts and Antiques. The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum is holding a craft and antique fair. Seeking vendors of handmade crafts, antique/historic collectables and farm products. Saturday, June 13, 2020. 9am-4pm. Contact Beth

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Save The Date! Newtonville United Methodist Church Garage Sale NEWTONVILLE - The Newtonville United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Maxwell Rd & Rt 9, north of Siena College will hold a Garage Sale on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 8:30am–2:00pm in Fel-

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lowship Hall. Garden items, tools, house wares, linens, appliances, furniture, holiday items, jewelry, toys, books, and more will be sold. There will also be a luncheon café and bake sale. Early bird special entry at 8:00 AM for $3.00. Collectors & dealers may be especially interested. The GARAGE SALE is a place to say hello to friends old and new and to bring home something you didn’t know you needed!!


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COPS, COURT AND FIRE CALLS $36,000 allegedly taken through telephone scam WILTON -- A Florida man who allegedly scammed an elderly South Glens Falls woman out of tens of thousands of dollars was arrested Tuesday by State Police. Mikhael W. Shaw of Daytona Beach, Fla., was arrested on third-degree grand larceny, a felony, by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, State Police said. Shaw is accused of engaging in a phone scam in which the victim provided her banking information, and Shaw withdrew more $36,000 from her account, police said. After being extradited to New York, he was sent to Saratoga County Jail to await arraignment, police said.

Woman walking along Troy street shot in leg TROY -- A woman was shot Friday night in Troy while walking on Sixth Avenue between Glen Avenue and Swift Street around 9:30 p.m., according to Troy police. She was shot in the leg and was treated for nonthreatening injuries at Samaritan Hospital. There are no suspects currently, Troy Deputy Police Chief Daniel DeWolf said.

Castleton man accused of stealing medication SCHODACK -- A Castleton-on-Hudson man is in the Rensselaer County jail after police say he broke into a home in town and stole medication. On Monday, State Police responded to a report of a burglary and found the back door had been forced open and medication had been stolen, a spokeswom-

an said. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the break-in, she said. With the assistance of information from witnesses, State Police on Wednesday located and arrested 35-year-old Bryan D. Geel on charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He is due back in East Greenbush Town Court on Monday, police said.

Sheriff: 1970 Chevelle stolen, man arrested GREENPORT -- It seemed a little curious to the eyes of an alert Columbia County sheriff's deputy that a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle was parked at the Fairview Avenue, Greenport, Speedway for "an unusual amount of time" on Thursday morning, Sheriff David Bartlett said. So Deputy Ryen Boehme ran the registration on the classic muscle car sitting next to the gas pump and found out it was stolen from Schodack, the sheriff said. Deputies and state troopers in Schodack investigated, and accessed video footage from several locations in Columbia and Rensselaer counties to determine the suspect's identity. John A. Southard Jr. was arrested by the Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Colonie police, on Thursday night at the Motel 6 on Central Avenue in Colonie. Southard, 30, of Castleton-on-Hudson was charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property, arraigned and sent to the county jail without bail, due in court on Monday.

Road rage case brings charges, troopers say BALLSTON -- A Ballston Spa man faces drug and reckless endangerment charges after police say he tried to force an

acquaintance's vehicle off the road late Thursday. William Thibedeau, 25, was charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, and felony criminal possession of a controlled substance after the incident, which occurred shortly before midnight Thursday in the area of Brookline Road and Middleline Road. Thibedeau repeatedly tried to force the victim's vehicle off the road, State Police said, and was arrested. During a search of Thibedeau and his vehicle, cocaine was found, according to the report. Arraigned in Milton Town Court and released, Thibedeau is due back in court May 21.

Eagle Bridge man faces arson charge HOOSICK FALLS -- A 23-year-old Eagle Bridge man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of intentionally setting fire to an abandoned building in Hoosick Falls last weekend. Nicholas Perry was charged with third-degree arson and burglary. Both are felonies. The Hoosick Falls police and fire departments responded to a reported structure fire Saturday at about 6 a.m. The structure -- an abandoned building at 125 Main St. that once housed the Wedding Tree and was built in the early 1900s -- was fully involved when they arrived. Departments from Hoosick, West Hoosick, North Hoosick, Johnsonville, Buskirk, Pittstown, White Creek Speigletown and Bennington responded, along with Hoosick Ambulance. A joint investigation by Hoosick Falls police and the Rensselaer County Emergency Service Cause and Origin team was able to determine the fire had been intentionally set, which led to Perry’s arrest. He was issued a ticket to reappear in Village Court.


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