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COLONIE - Robert L. Weininger VFW Post 8692 Auxiliary will host a Garage Sale on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 9am to 4pm. 140 VFW Drive, Colonie NY 12205 (New Karner Road to Rifle Range Road to VFW Drive). Rent a 12 ft by 8 ft area with a table. LImited number of covered (pavilion) areas at $25 each; open areas at $20 each. Reserve your area by calling Rod at 518-2293077 or Mary at 518-785-3301.

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ALBANY - The Refugee Welcome Center, located at 104 Ontario St., Albany, is in need of volunteers for our playgroup. During our English classes for refugees and immigrants, we offer a playgroup for preschoolers while their mothers learn English. This would be a 2-4 hour/ week commitment. We have 7-9 children in the playgroup and have 3 volunteers for each class. Class days/ times are Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 and 11:30-1:00. Right now we are closed due to the spike in the Coronavirus but we are planning to be prepared when it’s safe to open. Please call Sue for more information at 518-428-3291. Thank you.

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COLONIE - Robert L. Weininger VFW Post 8692 is resuming All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. We hope you will join us this Sunday, September 26th. Scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast; coffee, juice. Nine dollars per person. 8:00am until 11:15am. We’ve missed you! 140 VFW Drive in Colonie. (Route 155 to Rifle Range Road to VFW Drive)




Sake is the Capital Region’s Premier Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse Centrally Located off Exit 7 of I-87 in Latham, Sake is a Japanese steakhouse committed to serving the best in Japanese fusion cuisine. Come celebrate special occasions alongside our talented hibachi chefs and friendly staff or stop in for a lunch meeting with business associates. Our bar boasts an impressive array of libations, with approximately twenty cocktails, twenty sakes, and fifty wines. Whatever your dining needs, Sake will surely exceed your expectations.

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Did You Receive an IRS Notice About Changes to Your Tax Return? CAPITAL DISTRICT The IRS has been sending “math error” notices to taxpayers. The notices list changes the IRS has made to the amount the taxpayers owe in tax or how much they will receive as a refund. If you receive this type of notice, it does not necessarily mean there was a math or computational error on your return. There are time limits to act if you think the notice is incorrect. So far this year, the IRS has sent about 11 million math error notices. This is many times more than in past years. The IRS sent most of these notices to taxpayers who filed a return seeking the Recovery Rebate Credit. Taxpayers claimed this Credit on their tax return if they did not receive the full amount of the Covid-19 economic stimulus payments they believed they were entitled to. The IRS used these notices to advise taxpayers that it believed they were wrong and that all or part of their Recovery Rebate Credit was not allowed. If you receive a math error notice and do not agree with it, you have sixty days from the date on the notice to contact the IRS and let them know you disagree. The phone number to contact the IRS is provided in the notice. There are still limited things you can do even if you miss the deadline. Some math error notices the IRS sent taxpayers in early 2021 did not have any information about the sixty-day deadline. The IRS is therefore correcting that problem by issuing new math error notices that give the taxpayer a new sixty-day period to object. Please be aware that the notices may not say “math error” on them. If you have questions

about this or other income tax issues, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) may be able to help. The Clinic’s services are free of charge. You can call the LASNNY Legal Line at (833) 628-0087 and ask for our LITC. The Clinic does not generally provide tax preparation services.

Keep Saving $$$ for a Year+ CAPITAL DISTRICT - As Annual fund raising project by Rotary Club, very popular, new, coupon book (SAVE AROUND) is available for your saving of lots of money. It’s ready to be used from now until the end of 2022. It includes savings at fine and casual restaurants, Department stores, services, groceries,travels,etc. Savings at numerous other states also included. Great gift for your friends/families. Cost is still only $25. To get your copies call 518-878-0883 now.

Merriman and Pfister’s Marketplace DELMAR - Merriman and Pfister’s Marketplace, in Delmar, is hosting local artist, Lynda Spielman, for a temporary Pop-Up Show and Sale. The show runs through October 1. Lynda Spielman is an established watercolor painter and instructor. She is the current President of the Bethlehem Art Association. Lynda has studied privately, and with notable artists at the Hudson Valley Art Workshops and at the National Art League in Douglaston, NY. Her work has been recognized in many shows and her artwork is owned by private collectors, locally and internationally. Her art reflects her mature use of watercolor skills and traditional techniques, sometimes with the exciting addition of rice paper or ink. She also

works in acrylics on paper, often attaching them to a wood panel support. Lynda claims her art has always been a journey to “expressive-ness.” Her subjects are also diverse, ranging from landscapes, to florals, horses, musicians or abstracts. As a committed lifelong learner, she has now added journaling to her portfolio. This exhibit is presented as “An Art Journey,” and features her recent “virtual travels,” which are small works of “ink and blobs.” Lynda has a Ph.D. degree in history and retired from a career as an international Human Resources professional and academic. In addition to painting, she enjoys her family, her volunteer work, and sometimes, dancing. Merriman and Pfister is located at 388 Kenwood Avenue. The shop focuses on handcrafted wares and its mission includes connecting an artist, their works and the community For more information, call 518-588-7268. The website is www.merrimanpfister. com

Community Caregivers’ Lunchtime Chat Schedule CAPITAL DISTRICT September 2021 - All are welcome! Please dial-in to hear about interesting topics – it’s free and easy to join! Simply call 518-9926661. Or let us know if you want us to dial you in! Friday, Sept. 24. 1 pm - The Life of Jane Goodall and Her Work to Save the Chimpanzees Tuesday, Sept. 28. 1 pm - The Amazing Adventures of Mark Twain Friday, October 1. 1 pm - Five Rivers Environmental Center: A Local Gem - Carolyn Dunn, Development and Outreach Coordinator And Friends of Five Rivers, Inc.

Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale at South Bethlehem United Methodist Church SOUTH BETHLEHEM – Join us at the South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave, South Bethlehem, on September 25 from 9-2 for a Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale. We will have a few of our most popular vendors and handmade birdhouses and other woodwork made by one of our church members. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and a small sitting area will be set up. All social distancing protocols will be followed for the safety of our community. Some of the monies raised from this sale will go to support our United Methodist Women’s local missions: Brown BagIt Program sponsored through the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District, Capital City Rescue Mission, Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless, and the Venture Food Bank.

Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Take Out Only Fish Fry Dinner LATHAM - On Friday, October 1st, 2021 served from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110, is hosting a “Take Out Only Fish Fry Dinner”. Please call 518 892 3750 to reserve your Fish Fry or Clam Roll Dinner. All dinners are served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert. The cost is $12.00 per dinner. A Fish Fry or Clam Roll option is available as well for $9.00. www. dinners-events

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COLONIE - The Town Board unanimously voted to ban on-site marijuana consumption venues last week. The vote came nearly two months after the board proposed legislation that would ban recreational marijuana from being used on-site at any retail locations in town. The proposed optout in Colonie would allow marijuana retailers, but ban any on-premises use of the products. “The town will be allowing marijuana growers to conduct business in the town, and we will be allowing retail sales to take place,” town Attorney Mike Maguilli said during the Town

Board meeting. “What it will prohibit is on-site consumption premises within the town.” At the moment, Colonie appears to be among the first municipalities in the Capital Region to partially or fully opt out of the newly legalized recreational marijuana industry. However, other local municipalities have begun exploring opting out by the Dec. 31 deadline. Ballston was expected to vote on an on-site use opt-out soon. Guilderland has set a public hearing to discuss a full or partial opt-out on Sept. 21. Colonie’s legislation will be subject to a referendum in 30 days. But a July public hearing only drew two residents, who asked questions about the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana, but otherwise did not voice strong opinions in favor of or against the local legisla-

tion. At July’s Town Board meeting, Supervisor Paula Mahan said the town is attempting to take precautions and aid law enforcement in preventing driving under the influence of marijuana. However, advocates said data shows such concerns about usage increase and road safety haven’t held merit in other states that have legalized recreational marijuana. “This is one of those things where people think legalization will suddenly flip a switch and there will be a dramatic change in usage,” Melissa Moore, state director of the Drug Policy Alliance, told the Times Union in July. “That simply isn’t what panned out in other states.”

Historic burial vault rededicated Ceremony celebrates Slingerland family site’s renovation ByLINE: LARRY RULISON

BETHLEHEM - Just four years ago, the historic Slingerland family burial vault built here in the middle of the 19th century was in shambles. Years of neglect and battles over who exactly owned the tomb that sits just off New Scotland Road left it looking more like a pile of rubble desecrated by vandals than a sacred site holding the remains of perhaps one of the most important families in Albany County history. But last week, members of the Slingerland family, neighbors and town and county officials gathered at the burial site to celebrate its dramatic reconstruction -- a $109,000 project -- almost all of which has

been covered by many donors, government grants and businesses. The town of Bethlehem’s highway department also worked on the project. “I’m in awe of the hard work and the successful conclusion of all of these efforts,” Town Supervisor David VanLuven said. “The Slingerland family has left an indelible mark on our town and our history.” The Rev. Chris Vande Bunte, the senior pastor at Delmar Reformed Church, where some of the Slingerland family worshipped, rededicated the vault by reciting

Psalm 121 from the Bible. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” Vande Bunte read from the passage. “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and Earth.” The Slingerland family started with a Dutch trader named Teunis Slingerland, who came to Albany around 1650 and purchased 10,000 acres along Onesquethaw Creek in present-day New Scotland, Bethlehem and the town of Coeymans from Native Americans. The hamlet where the family settled would eventually be called Slingerlands. The most famous of his descendents was John I. Slingerland, an abolitionist congressman, and his brother William Henry, Slingerland’s first postmaster. The two brothers are both buried in the vault. The burial vault was built for their father, John A. SlinPlease see VAULT 13






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Vendors Sought For Carrot Festival NISKAYUNA - Crafter and vendor table space is available for the 43rd annual Carrot Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. It will be held at Congregation Agudat Achim, located at 2117 Union Street, Niskayuna. The Carrot Festival also includes: a children’s area, food and “famous” carrot cakes, a farmer’s market with locally grown produce (from Schoharie County) a community service area (including a “stuff the CDTA bus” opportunity to donate much needed supplies for five community organizations, a “touch-a-truck” area and a pet adoption clinic. For more information, please visit the Carrot Festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/CarrotFestival/, or visit Please contact the Agudat Achim office at (518) 3939211 for more information or send a message to carrotfestcrafters@gmail. com.

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The Christ Child Society of Albany Second Annual Online Auction Event ALBANY - The Christ Child Society of Albany will hold its Second Annual Online Auction Event on October 7, 2021 through October 13, 2021. We hope you may find it in your heart to be generous and supportive of the work of the Christ Child Society of Albany, one of 46 Chapters nationwide of the National Christ Child Society. The Chapter has been in existence since 1973, serving residents in the 14 counties of the Albany Catholic Diocese. A preview of items will be available from October 4, 2021 through October 6, 2021. The auction will be available at the following link: https://www. Donations will be accepted through October 2, 2021. Items needed for the auction include gift cards, wine or liquor or

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Crossroads Center for Children Announces 2021 “Dare to Be Different Gala” to be Held on October 23 CAPITAL DISTRICT – Tickets are now on sale for Crossroads Center for Children’s 2021, “Dare to Be Different Gala, a night of celebration in support of Crossroads programs for children in the Capital District (or Northeastern New York). This year’s Gala will take place on Saturday, October 23, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Terrace at Waters Edge in Glenville. Each year at the Gala, Crossroads Center for Children chooses to honor someone with the “Connecting the Community Award” in gratitude for their help over the past year, which is always a

meaningful and challenging review, as the center truly appreciates the contribution of everyone in the Crossroads community. This year, both Capital District Physicians Health Plan, (CDPHP) and the CAP COM Community Foundation were chosen. “This year, though, we have two honorees, and both were easy selections for their assistance not only to Crossroads but to others in our community” said Young. In fact, that is the nature of this award – “Connecting the Community Award”. Heather Morrison from Spectrum News 9 will serve as Emcee throughout the evening’s presentation again this year, and LeGrande Serras will again serve as live auctioneer. Gem Behind The Mic will add a special song to the festivities. Students come to Crossroads for the applied behavior analysis and specialized services that Crossroads provides in the school and clinic. Any

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Local Art Show and Fundraiser Showcases Patients and Caregivers

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Tickets are now available to this year’s “Art with Heart & Hope” at Universal Preservation Hall. Now in its third year, “Art with Heart & Hope” is a pop-up exhibition, fundraiser, and celebration of patients and caregivers who channel complex feelings into expressive creations, using their craft to cope with the many challenges of life with illness or disability. “Art with Heart & Hope” combines the healing power of art with the equally powerful component of storytelling. Works are displayed alongside written statements from the artists, who share the ways art helps them move beyond their personal battles with illness or dis-

ability. It is an evening full of inspiration, awareness, and community partnered with food, drink, live music, and lots of exciting raffles. This year’s major sponsors include Fingerpaint, Times Union, and Vanahian & Associates Financial Planning Inc. The event will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the newly renovated Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets for $48 or at the door for $50. All proceeds benefit Beyond My Battle, a Saratoga-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping people reduce the stress of serious illness, rare disease, and disability. To learn more about BMB, visit

Curtis Lumber’s PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day!

CAPITAL DISTRICT - Whether you currently own a pet or are looking to adopt, we invite you to join us for a day of fur and fun at Curtis Lumber’s 11th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day! Saturday, October 2, 2021. Meet adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue groups who are eager to meet you, your family, and your current pets at select Curtis Lumber retail store locations. Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Horses and more will be available for adoption. (Selection varies per store) Curtis Lumber’s Ballston Spa store will also host Steve Caporizzo’s WTEN Pet Connection, Abby’s Lemon-Aide Stand For Animals, Benson’s Pet Center and will also have a 50/50 raffle and food trucks available. Bring your family and your pets and enjoy a great day of pet adoptions, fur and fun! Last year’s event resulted in over 250+ pets finding forever homes! For full details visit www.clpetapalooza or www.face-

Little John’s BBQ LOUDONVILLE Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 510 Albany Shaker Road Loudonville will be having a Little John’s BBQ on Saturday, October 2nd from 3:00 pm until sold out. The dinner costs $13 and consist of 1/2 chicken, potato, roll, coleslaw and cookie. Take out only. The proceeds will go to the many ministries of Good Shepherd including the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. For more information please call (518) 458-1562.

Saratoga Automobile Museum Screening New James Bond Film

SARATOGA SPRINGS -Join the us for an early screening of the new James Bond film, No Time To Die on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 and includes admission (per person) and will be handed out at Bow Tie Cinema the evening of the event. The private screening will be shown in Theater 3. The event will be at Bow Tie Cinemas 11 & BTX on 19 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. For more information contact Megan Hennessey at (518) 401-5185 or via email at

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gerland, who was originally buried in back of the family home across the street. His body was moved to the vault in 1852 after its completion. John I. Slingerland, his son, entered the vault after his death in 1861. Although there have been many efforts over the decades to refurbish the Slingerland vault, the biggest push began in 2017 when town historian Susan Leath, neighbors and members of the Slingerland family created The Friends of the Slingerland Family Burial Vault committee. Around that time, a woman named Sue Virgilio from Niskayuna had learned after taking a DNA test through that she was the great-great-great granddaughter of John I. Slingerland. She was thrilled to learn that she was a direct descendent of the anti-slavery congressman who had also supported an

Acrylic Painting in Nature – Landscapes at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park WILTON - If you want to get outside, get some pointers from an artist, and combine your love of art and nature, this is the workshop for you! These free workshops are offered on two different days at Delegan Pond of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. The workshops are scheduled in late September to take advantage of Autumn’s display of colors. These two workshops will utilize acrylic paints and are scheduled for Thursday, September 30th from noon to 3:00pm and Saturday, October 2nd from noon to 3:00pm with local artist Page Darrow. This program is appropriate for participants older than 13. Workshop size is limited to 12 participants. All supplies will be provided but if you prefer to use your own supplies, you can bring them. This is a free program. Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with

early version of the Homestead Act, which President Lincoln signed after Slingerland’s death, giving federal land to small family farmers. The new law was seen as a direct threat by Southern slave owners who also opposed Lincoln’s anti-slavery views. Slingerland also sided with local farmers who revolted against the Dutch patroon land ownership system in what was called the Anti-Rent War. Before taking her DNA test, Virgilio said, she had no idea that she was related to the famous local family. But her presence on the committee helped to energize their efforts and fundraising. “Just one person can make a change,” Frank Slingerland, a member of the vault restoration committee, said. The committee raised $96,347 toward its $109,000 budget, with $67,000 coming from cash donations. “We’re just so grateful to see this become a reality,” Leath said.

the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Registration is required by September 25th. Space is limited. For more information or to register for the program, please contact the Preserve & Park office at 518450-0321 or via email at Please provide your name, phone number, email address and the number of people within your party. Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for envi-

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Capital District Chapter Columbiettes Meeting COHOES - On Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. there will be a Capital District Chapter Columbiettes meeting at the Cohoes Council Knights of Columbus, 255 Remsen St., Cohoes, N.Y. 12047 (Directions; I 787 North to the Columbia Street exit take left, West to Remsen St. left the Council Hall is on the left Parking available). Capital District Chapter Pres-


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We Want You to Come Volunteer! COLONIE - Please join us on Wednesday, October 13th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Lakeview Room of The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle in Colonie as we host a Fall Volunteer Opportunity Fair! For the last seven years, Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. has been the sponsor for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties. CSSC currently works with approximately 85 other local nonprofit organizations, helping secure volunteers throughout the area. So many entities in our area are beginning to open up and find themselves in need of


volunteers. Why not give of yourself? Our Volunteer Opportunity Fair will give you the chance to speak directly with dozens of volunteer recruiters from area nonprofit organizations including museums, historic sites, educational institutions, social service agencies, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and more. Lite fare will be served. So if you are the age of 55 or over, reserve your spot by calling me, Jim Kelly, at 518-459-2857 ext. 308 or email me at Hope to see you there!

“African American in the Late 19th Century Capital District” VOORHEESVILLE - Tuesday, October 5, 2021. 7:30 p.m. - Educator and actor Donald Hyman will present a

multi-media program on the African American community in the Capital District in the late 19th century including portrayals of three African Americans who helped weave the fabric of Capital Region history: Adam Blake, Jr., hotelier, entrepreneur, and community leader; Judge James Matthews, Albany Law School’s first African American graduate and the first African American judge in New York State; and James Dickson, New Scotland native and general manager for the Slingerland family. Sponsored by the New Scotland Historical Association, this program will be presented at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, 7 The Old Road., Voorheesville (New Salem) 12186. The program is free and open to the public as is NSHA’s museum which will be open a half hour before the program.

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COPS, COURT AND FIRE CALLS Man faces drug and weapon charges ALBANY -- A 29-yearold city man was arrested Thursday on Sherman Street while holding cocaine in both of his hands and carrying a bag with a 9mm pistol in it, city police said Friday. The man was arrested at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the 200 Block of Sherman Street between Robin Street and North Lake Avenue. The arrest was made following an investigation by detectives from the Albany Police Department's Community Response Unit, police said in a news release. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance. The man was also arrested on an Albany City

Criminal Court bench warrant issued April 23 for failure to appear on previous arrests. He was arraigned in Albany Criminal Court and sent to the Albany County Jail. Kenneth C. Crowe II

Teen charged in July gunfire case ALBANY -- An 18-yearold city man was charged Friday in connection with a shots fired incident in July on Orange Street, police said. The man was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon related to a report of shots fired at 11:40 p.m. July 26 in the vicinity of Orange and Robin streets. Responding officers found evidence consistent with gunshots. No injuries were reported at the time. The suspect was arraigned in Albany City

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Two shot within hours of each other ALBANY -- A man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg Friday morning, police said. Staff at Albany Medical Center Hospital called police at 2:20 a.m. after a 46-year-old victim arrived with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police said they determined the man was shot while he was on Quail Street between Bradford and West streets. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. The shooting happened just hours after another man was shot in the leg Thursday night. Officers found a 53-year-old man wounded at 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Sherman and Robin streets. Police said the man was treated at the scene


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May shots fired case leads to arrest ALBANY -- A 26-yearold city man has been charged in a shots fired incident that occurred in May on Grand street, police said Friday. The man was arrested following an investigation by detectives from the Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigation Unit of a 6:25 p.m. report of shots fired on May 22 at Grand and VanZandt streets. Officers at the scene found evidence and "learned through their investigation that a man had fired several .40 caliber rounds at another man while on Grand Street," police said. No injuries


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were reported. The suspect was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned Friday in Albany City Criminal Court and sent to the Albany County Jail. Kenneth C. Crowe II

Man facing drugs, weapons charges An Albany man was arrested in Newburgh Tuesday night after State Police said they found he had cocaine and a stolen, loaded pistol during a traffic stop. A State Police news release said troopers pulled over the 38-year-old man around 10:25 p.m. on I-87 in Newburgh for "multiple vehicle and traffic violations." The troopers established probable cause to search the man's vehicle,

pushed to the side. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Share what you are going through with someone you trust, Virgo. This person can help you through some sticky situations and provide valuable guidance. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a great rapport with a new acquaintance could bode well for this budding relationship. Take things slow but enjoy getting to know this person. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may ask yourself if a relationship with someone who is always drumming up drama is worth it in the long run. Carefully consider whether to cut ties. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 You don’t always have to do everything you are told, Sagittarius. You can go your own way in the name of having a little fun. Color outside of the lines once or twice. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, satisfy an urge to travel by getting away for a little while. Why not venture to

which led them to discover approximately 31 grams of cocaine, a Smith and Wesson M&P pistol loaded with seven rounds of ammunition and extra ammunition in a bag, according to the news release. The news release did not say how the troopers were able to establish probable cause. Police said they learned the gun was stolen through further investigation and confirmed it with the Lamar County Sheriff's Office in Barnesville, Ga. Troopers arrested the man and transported him to the Newburgh State Police facility where he was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of stolen property among other related charges, authorities said. Shayla Colon some place a little exotic or off the beaten path? Expand your horizons. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, someone at work is putting personal issues in the way of professional responsibilities. Offer your support and see if this makes the situation better for all involved. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 You may need to pinch a few pennies to keep your finances in check, Pisces. Figure out areas where you can save some money. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS SEPTEMBER 26 Serena Williams, Athlete (40) SEPTEMBER 27 Jenna Ortega, Actress (19) SEPTEMBER 28 Hilary Duff, Actress (34) SEPTEMBER 29 Zachary Levi, Actor (41) SEPTEMBER 30 Maddie Ziegler, Dancer (19) OCTOBER 1 Brie Larson, Actress (32) OCTOBER 2 Kelly Ripa, TV Host (51)


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NSHA Museum Reopens! NEW SALEM - The New Scotland Historical Association is excited to announce that its museum has reopened! The Museum is located in the Wyman Osterhout Community Center on Route 85 in New Salem, New York 12086. Featured is its World War II Exhibit. Originally planned for 2020, the exhibit is a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II. The items on display are owned by the museum and come from the Town of New Scotland community. They represent the service and sacrifice of the soldiers and those affected on the home front. The museum is open

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LATHAM - Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Place, (Upper Parking Lot) Latham NY will hold an Electronics and Metals Recycling Event, Saturday, October 2, 2021 , 9:00 am to noon. For acceptable recycling items, suggested donation and fixed cost information: Look under What’s Happening: Upcoming events. COVID protocols: Please remain in your car, keep items in your trunk/ farthest back of vehicle, masks please. Questions: Call the church office 518785-5142.

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LAND New York- Vermont Border 30 hilltop acres only $99,900. Minutes to Bennington, VT. Beautiful mature wooded property rolling to level terrain. Fantastic views available in all directions. Abundant wildlife, town road with power and telephone. All surveyed. Financing available. (802) 447-0779 Pittstown - 5 acres only $69,900. Perfect for mini farm. Build your home on the knoll overlooking the tree lined open land. Great views and southern exposure. All surveyed and board of health approved septic design. Financing available. (802) 447-0779

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