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JUNE 17, 2021 • Volume 3 • No. 48

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Rensselaer County of the Minority June 2021 Meeting Highlights RENSSELAER COUNTY - Fogarty Farms – The legislature recognized Fogarty Farms in Schaghticoke for being named a Century Farm by the New York State Agricultural Society, acknowledging their presence and persistence in the field for over 100 years. Fogarty Farms received High Quality Milk awards from 1993-1995, as well as the Gold Dairy Distinction Award for over 15 consecutive years. What’s Great in Our State – The legislature also recognized Rensselaer County Mental Health Commissioner Katherine G. Alonge-Coons for receiving the 2021 “What’s Great in Our State” Lifetime Achievement Award from the state of New York. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually


to recognize professionals and volunteers who have shown a lifetime commitment to strengthening the mental health of children, youth, and families. Ballistic Vests for Social Workers – The legislature unanimously voted to purchase protective ballistic vests for the field workers in the Department of Social Services. Safety is the number one priority in regards to field work, and we are hopeful that other counties across the state will follow suit. Coats for Kids – The legislature unanimously voted to enter a partnership with the Country Club of Troy to host a fundraiser raising money to buy winter coats for underprivileged children. The county and the country club are expecting to raise enough money to purchase a record 850-900 coats this year. USDA Summer Food Program – The legislature unanimously voted to re-

new the county’s summer food program. The mission of the Summer Food Program is to ensure that all children under the age of 18 receive healthy meals during summer vacation. Juneteenth – The legislature unanimously voted in favor of a resolution sponsored by the Minority to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday in Rensselaer County. This is a step in the right direction towards acknowledging the reality and long-running struggles of people of color at the county level. NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Nassau Town Clerk’s Office Closed Friday, July 9th NASSAU - The Nassau Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 9, 2021. Please plan to come in or call on a different day. The regular Town Clerk hours are Monday through Friday from 9am until

12 noon and the phone number is 518-766-2343, extension #1.

Grafton Senior Center Reopens With Limited Hours CROPSEYVILLE Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, has been closed since March, 2020 due the pandemic. We are excited to announce that as the state and county start to re-open, the senior centers will be re-opening with limited hours. State and County Guidelines will be posted and must be followed at all times. Grafton’s Everett Wagar Senior Center will open its doors on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The center will only be open on Tuesdays until further notice. Hours will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will not be van transportation to and from the center at this time.

A nutritious congregate meal will be available at noon by reservation only. June 22nd the meal will be sausage with gravy, buttered noodles, and green beans. June 29th the meal will be stuffed shells and a veggie blend. Please call the center at least 24 hours in advance to be placed on the list so staff can make sure they have enough food prepared. If you have questions, or want to be added to the lunch list, please call (518) 279-3413.

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June 23 through July 28. We will provide a program for different age groups, and you do not have to commit to each Wednesday, but please do sign up for the Wednesdays you’ll be here. We are looking for meal sponsors for VBS this summer. We are looking for families or individuals that would like to either sponsor or make a dinner for the children, youth and volunteers. VBS is also looking for adult volunteers that might want to help with running the VBS program by either doing the art and crafts, games or story time. To register your child, sponsor a meal or volunteer, please contact Amber (youthleaderamber@ gmail.com) or Amanda (egchristianedfumc@gmail. com)

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New ‘Buffalo Bridge’ approved GRAFTON - Admission Reduced to Original 25 Cent Fee From 1971. (Entrance is first come first serve until capacity is reached). Grafton Lakes State Park, in partnership with the Grafton Historical Society, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with community programming on Thursday, July 1. In honor of the event, park entry will be reduced to its original 1971 opening day fare of 25 cents. A lunch will be held to commemorate the anniversary. No charge to attend the commemoration, $5 to obtain a lunch ticket. All other activities and programs will be free of charge. “Grafton Lakes State Park’s breathtaking ponds and miles of trails are just some of the features that make this site a jewel of the State Park system that has drawn many visitors over the decades. This celebration will join past accolades with the next generation of park visitors who appreciate all this special Please see GRAFTON 6

Amtrak signs off for county to begin replacing structure By KENNETH C. CROWE II

Amtrak has approved the replacement of the Van Hoesen Road Bridge, best known by its nickname the “Buffalo Bridge,” clearing the way for Rensselaer County to begin work this summer. When the bridge is rebuilt, it will again allow traffic to cross over the railroad tracks for the first time since December 2019 when the county shut the span down due to safety concerns over structural weakening. The route over the tracks is nicknamed the “Buffalo Bridge” as it is the shortcut from Route 9 south along Van Hoesen Road to reach GEM Farms Buffalo. The

farm is known for its herd of bison. The bridge closure cut off this quick path to the farm. The Mesick family has worked the farm since 1793. In 2015, bison left the farm and swam the Hudson River to Bethlehem where they were killed. The animals have captured the imagination of residents from the surrounding area, but visitors to GEM Farms from Route 9 have had to detour via Maple Hill Road. “We are excited that work will begin to replace the Buffalo Bridge this summer, and end months of inconvenience and detours for those who travel through this area of South Schodack,” County

Executive Steve McLaughlin said in a statement. Bridge work could not move forward until Amtrak completed its review that was conducted in 2020 and earlier this year. County officials said the study has concluded, and the county received approval to proWILL WALDRON / TIMES UNION ceed with its plans for the Amtrak approved plans for Rensselaer County bridge. to replace the bridge in Schodack known as the “This is great news for ev- “Buffalo Bridge.” eryone in the area. It helps Legislator Charles Peter, R-Schomotorists, farmers, school dack, said in a statement. buses and emergency services The county has said it will build vehicles. We are looking forward a bridge similar to the one that to the completion of the bridge project later in the year,” county was closed.

Praising the Empire State Trail — loudly By HERB TERNS

I would have done things differently if I were governor. To be clear, I’m talking about the Empire State Trail. Last winter, the state announced the completion of the Empire State Trail. A Terns administration might have waited for spring and made the message louder, because press releases, and likely this column, can’t do the EST justice. Just a warning: I’m about the say positive things about New York, and I know how New Yorkers hate positive stuff (that’s more of a California thing), so I’ll throw in some complaints to make you feel more comfortable: the Cuomos, taxes, potholes, the weather, the

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While there’s a temptation to view the EST as a big, honkin’ state project (this is partially true) much of the recent construction focused on linking existing community trails to form one big one. The community aspect is a great part of the trail. In each of those communities, a small army of volunteers worked with state and local officials to make it happen. Many users will do day trips on the trail, walking, running or biking and not think about the blue and yellow “Empire State Trail” signs that dot the way. They’ll just enjoy a nice day out in the fresh air. This is a very good thing. Others may think, Please see TRAIL 6

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Keyes Scholarship Winner CENTER BRUNSWICK - Center Brunswick United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the 2021 winner of the Harold and Mabel Keyes Scholarship Award. This year’s winner is Jessica Heinrichs, a graduating senior from Tamarac High School. Jessica is the daughter of Joe and Trace Heinrichs of Brunswick. Jessica has been part of JV and Varsity Soccer and Softball as a center defender and captain for soccer and a pitcher for softball and a member of stage crew for school plays. She also was a member of Junior National Society and currently part of National Honor Society. Her community activities include Brunswick Community Soccer coach

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BURLINGTON, VT Determined to maintain the spirit of joy and optimism that is the hallmark of UVM’s commencement ceremony, but doing so in a safe manner, University of Vermont President Suresh Garimella conferred degrees on graduates at multiple, smaller school and college ceremonies. “Our emphasis will be on celebrating our students. We are very proud of each and every one of them and salute their accomplishment,” Garimella said prior to the ceremonies, which marked the end of a highly successful year of in-person education on the UVM campus. An

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Cameron Coffey Receives Degree from Georgia Tech ATLANTA, GA - Cameron Coffey of Averill Park, NY, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Students Named to the University of Vermont Dean’s List BURLINGTON, VT - To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Grace Davis of Rensselaer, NY Jared Kehmna of Rensselaer, NY Alyssa Lindheimer of Stephentown, NY Emma Meyer of Castleton On Hudson, NY

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Poestenkill Concert on the Green POESTENKILL - The Poestenkill Historical Society is pleased to announce they will be presenting a concert outside, on the front lawn of the Town Hall, on Friday, June 18th beginning at 7:00PM. We are featuring the Keller and McGowan Duo who perform music of the 60s through the 2000s

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“I really like this section of trail by the Mohawk River. I wonder what the trail is like in Rochester or in the Hudson Valley.” (Spoiler: You’ll like those sections too.) The EST roughly follows New York’s Amtrak routes, so you could bike to Syracuse or Buffalo or New York City and then take the train home. For now, Amtrak takes bikes on only a few routes but has stated there will be greater bike capacity in the future. As the pandemic winds down and New Yorkers think about getting on planes and traveling to new and exotic places, hopefully they’ll ask themselves how well they know their state. From Buffalo to New York City to the Canadian border are thousands of hotels and restaurants that survived quarantines and shutdown. From Buffalo to New York City to the Canadian border are amazing little towns you never knew existed. There are community art projects dotting the trail in ways and places you might not have imagined. There’s a better New York than you may have envisioned. Recently, my family and I did an EST “toothbrush trip.” We packed our toothbrushes and rode the nearly 30 miles from Electric City to downtown Albany. Nearly all of the trail was off-road except for short sections in Cohoes and Green Island. This road section took us by the “Albany Pipe and Nipple” building, which our 11-year-old and I had fun with for several immature minutes. A newer section of off-road trail took us through Watervliet before we rode blissfully through the Corning Preserve among Hudson River views and fuzzy goslings running through the high grass. Locals throw around the word “Smallbany” but the Albany skyline — even the Central Warehouse, bane of Times Union columnist Chris Churchill’s existence — rose above the trees enough to impress our 11-year-old, who felt a pride of accomplishment in biking from home to our state capital. Please see TRAIL 27 Then, we were local tourists, strolling through CONTINUED FROM 3

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AROUND TROY YOUR LOCAL NEWS & ADVERTISING SECTION Different view of Troy on Uncle Sam bike trail Short stretch offers pleasing diversity of urban environments won’t be as intense. I don’t care; I don’t want to think about traffic at all. Don’t get me wrong: Designated bike lanes are great. End to end, the vehicle-less section is only six miles They’re necessary for urban cycling, and cities are all total, and that is one of its charms. Have an hour or the better for them. But for me, one who likes to relax so to kill before or after work? Perfect. No need to during a bike ride and not have to worry about texting dedicate a whole chunk of your day for a chance to feel the wind, to work the muscles. No need to be overly in drivers swerving within inches of my body, I’ll choose a shape, in fact. cycling path most every time. Which is why I’ve recently I start at the southern end, off Middleburgh Street. explored the section of the Uncle Sam bike trail in Troy It begins with no fanfare, just east of the John Ray & that does just that. Sons Fuel Oil building, the one with the brontosaurus The trail, which runs through lower Lansingburgh to the northern city line, has been around since the ’70s, but on top. And almost immediately, once you leave the very urban street, it becomes all nature — trees and it’s been brought back into focus because of the recent undergrowth hugging the path, dampening car sounds extension of the trail along streets through downtown to connect with the already-existing South Troy route. Now — and you are in a different place. When you see the landmark dinosaur atop the John Ray & Sons Fuel One of the neat things about urban trails is that cyclists can traverse Troy’s long spine top to bottom. they cut through a diversity of micro-environments in Oil buidling in Troy, you know you’re close to the entrance. But as mentioned above, I am lured more to the older a very short span of distance, exciting your sightlines rail-to-trail section than to the new on-street extension, ed, and certainly not enough to distract from the trail’s and keeping the ride ever-changing. The Uncle Sam goes even on a recent sunny Sunday afternoon when traffic essential beauty. through a zoning potpourri – commercial, residenAs with most all trails that were once railroad routes tial, industrial, parkland and wooded – all within (in this case, the former Boston and Maine line), the minutes of each other. And it’s all there: bridges archwhole thing is fairly level, perfect for beginners who ing over and under, kills tumbling past toward the dread steep uphills (or downhills). You will feel you have Hudson, factories reconverted into office space – the exercised — but not undergone training — by the time you variety doesn’t stop. Perfect cycling for those with get to the trail’s northern end, where it unceremoniously short attention spans. dumps you out onto Northern Drive near the city limits. Other delights: You get some nice views to the Turn that bike around and head back. distant hills toward the west when the vista opens My only complaint with this tried-and-true trail is that up around Knickerbacker Park. Further along, you on an absolutely gorgeous afternoon (70s, no humidity), border a section of St. John’s Cemetery perched on there were only a few folks using it. Being used to the a ridge. There is a parking lot where Cemetery Road heavy foot/bike/ roller-blading traffic at the Corning crosses the trail. And then there are backyards, and Preserve trail, I would’ve thought Trojans (and others) who doesn’t like to get a glimpse of what you normalwould be all over this trail as a quieter walk amid a city’s ly don’t see on a neighborhood walk? PHOTOS BY GARY HAHN / TIMES UNION hubbub. Maybe I just hit it at an off time. I wasn’t comAs this is one of the most urban of urban trails, you It doesn’t take more than a minute of cycling before the Uncle Sam plaining, though — a nice, quiet ride does wonders for the see some wear and tear of city life. Trash? A little. Trail takes on a rural feel, and you can stop thinking about traffic altosoul. Graffiti? Some. But not nearly as much as I expectgether. By GARY HAHN

Nelson defends his Invy crown

UConn golfer first to repeat in the tournament since 1999 By PETE DOUGHERTY


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NORTH GREENBUSH - Primary Day is Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The hours of voting will be 6:00am-9:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 there will only be one polling place for the 8 District in the Town of North Greenbush. The location will be at Town Hall, located at 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198. The Gymnasium will be set up with all the required CDC guidelines. If you should have any questions or concerns pertaining to Primary Day, please feel free to contact my office and I will be more than happy to assist you in any way that I can. My office hours are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 518-283-4306.


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Working Families Party Supports Three for County Legislature RENSSELAER COUNTY - The Working Families Party (WFP) has enthusiastically endorsed three active members of the community in the primary on Tuesday, June 22nd, for District 2 of the Rensselaer County Legislature. WFP members in East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill can come out and vote for three endorsed candidates: Bob Poitras, Jennifer Massey and Sally Lauletta. The Rensselaer County Legislature race is tighter and more important now than in years before. Poitras, Massey and Lauletta all support the issues the Working Families Party values: • Protecting the rights of working people to earn a living wage • Progressive tax proposals that make the wealthy pay their fair share • Ending the climate crisis by cutting our dependence on fossil fuels • Quality healthcare for all • Stopping voter suppression and disenfranchisement Poitras is an expert in risk management and insurance. He holds a Master’s degree in public administration. He has decades of private-sector experience working with municipalities across New York with a specialty in county government. His finance knowledge can maximize the county’s financial position. Poitras and his wife, Theresa, have five teens and young adults. Clearly, he understands working families. (Continued on Next Page)



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A committed member of the community, Massey is currently on the East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education. She is the owner of a successful women-owned business that concentrates on human resources giving her the unique perspective needed to understand the county workforce and the needs of everyday working people. Massey and her husband, Steve, have two daughters. Sally Lauletta has devoted her whole career to public service and education. She is a School Counselor and Transition Coordinator with Special Education at Questar III. Lauletta previously served on the Wynantskill Union Free School District Board of Education for six years and has participated in numerous social justice initiatives. Sally and her husband, Ben, have three adult daughters. She believes in the WFP platform that all residents of our county have the right to a government that works for all, not the few. The Working Families Party endorsement of these candidates is especially important in this election. A vote for Bob Poitras, Jennifer Massey and Sally Lauletta protects the legitimacy of the party and its right to create its own platform and nominate candidates who truly support their goal of free and fair elections. Each endorsed candidate is committed to the prosperity of all Rensselaer County residents Early voting runs from Saturday, June 12th through Sunday, June 20th. For early voting locations, go to voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/. Join Bob Poitras, Jennifer Massey and Sally Lauletta in building a Rensselaer County that uses the levers of democracy to improve the lives of all working families.


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Your. Vote. Counts. The Slate of 6 Endorsed City of Troy Democratic Legislative Candidates are excited that Primary Election Day is one week away on June 22nd. This election is open to all registered Democratic voters within the City of Troy. Polling locations will be open on Primary Election Day from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on the 22nd, and early voting continues through the 20th. “Local elections are the most important elections,” said Legislator Carole Weaver. “They provide residents an opportunity to have a voice on the issues that matter most. On the 22nd, voters have the power to determine the future direction of our County Legislature.” “It is crucial that voters show up and cast their ballots during the Primary Election,” echoed County Legislator Mark Fleming. “And as the endorsed candidates of the City Democratic Party we encourage all residents to cast their ballot for the ‘Slate of 6!” For more information on polling locations and voting hours, visit the Rensselaer County Board of Elections site at www.rensco.com/departments/board-of-elections or the NY State Board of Elections at https:// voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.



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Legislature Majority Approves Funding For Emergency First Responders, Honors Award Winners RENSSELAER COUNTY - The Rensselaer County Legislature held its May meeting on Tuesday June 8th. It was the first meeting that was open to the public since early in 2020. The Legislature honored the Fogarty Family Farm for being named a “Century Farm” by the New York Agricultural Society. The Fogarty Farm has been operated by the same family in Schaghticoke for over 100 years. Mental Health Commissioner Katherine AlongeCoons was also honored for being recognized by New York State as a “What’s Great in our State” award winner. Katherine has served Rensselaer County residents for over 30 years and has touched the lives of thousands of young people and their families through the programs she has developed. The Legislature Majority also approved a resolution approving funding for the “Rensselaer Responds” program that set aside $1.2 million for funding for our County’s volunteer firefighters and our ambulance and rescue squads. The “Rensselaer Responds” program resolution passed 13-5 with all five members of the Democrat minority voting against it, calling it “Pork” in a press release. “It is unfortunate to see the Democrats call the funding for our volunteer firefighters and emergency first responders ‘pork’. Our first responders have gone above and beyond during the pandemic, and have suffered financial losses because of additional costs and the lack of ability to raise critical funds”, said Vice Chair Kelly Hoffman- North Greenbush. “I am pleased that the County has the additional funding available to help our volunteer first responders during their time of need”, said Legislators Tom Grant- East Greenbush. “The North Greenbush Volunteer Ambulance Association has seen a big jump in the number of emergency calls, and many of them were to cover the City of Troy. Costs for personal protection equipment (PPE) skyrocketed, while funding was flat. I am disappointed that the Democrat Legislators from Troy voted against this funding”, said Legislator Leon Fiacco- North Greenbush.

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AVERILL PARK - This week’s Scholar Athlete is McKenzie Swinson. McKenzie plays center field for the Varsity softball team. McKenzie first played softball at Classie Lassies when she was four years old. Since discovering her love for the sport, McKenzie has played softball for 15 years. To prepare for her school season, McKenzie plays with the Empire State Huskies. McKenzie also spends a lot of time lifting weights in the gym. McKenzie’s favorite part about her sport is “the quick paced aspect of the game”. McKenzie also likes the advanced play that comes with higher levels of softball. For McKenzie, the most difficult part about her sport is staying positive even when you lose a game. In 2018, McKenzie’s team won sectionals and was a state semi-finalist. In addition, that year McKenzie was on a nationally ranked travel team. The following year, McKenzie’s team was first in Suburban Council. Next year, McKenzie hopes to become a better player and person, both on the field and off of it. In addition to her athletic career, McKenzie excels academically. McKenzie has a 4.0 GPA while taking a rigorous course load, including a biotech internship. McKenzie is a member of the National Honor Society and is the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In addition, McKenzie has maintained her grades to achieve high honor roll every year in her high school career. In her free time McKenzie enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. To help balance school and sports, McKenzie always utilizes any available class time to complete her work, and finishes her remaining school work before attending any other activities. Coach Penny, who coached McKenzie’s national team, has truly helped inspire McKenzie to push herself even harder. “She was an Olympic softball player as well as one of the most passionate and dedicated coaches I’ve ever had,” commented McKenzie. McKenzie’s coaches have all helped her play to her full potential and accept nothing less. They have helped give her the tools needed to help her excel in her college career. McKenzie would advise a younger athlete that, “if you have any interest in going to college and playing make sure you attend the camps and clinics of the schools you’re interested in!” Next year, McKenzie will be attending the University of Albany where she will be majoring in Human Biology and play division 1 softball. We wish McKenzie the best as she finishes her senior year and prepares for college.


AP All-Sports Camp AVERILL PARK - Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta are proud to announce the return of AP All-Sports Camp, a non-competitive games camp for children ages 6 and up. It will take place from June 28 - July 1, 9 AM to noon, at Algonquin Middle School. The cost is just $100 dollars for 4 days of fun and discounts are available! You can find more information and register for camp by visiting apallsportscamp.com.


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AVERILL PARK - Hello Warrior fans, spring sports sectionals were fully underway last week as the school year comes to a close. The girls lacrosse team advanced to the Class C finals, beating South Glens Falls on 6/11 with a final score of 12-7. Seniors Julia Foster and Julia Gelder each had three goals in the win while Lilly Vanderkar, Gianna Geraci, and Mia Tessitore all added two goals each. Ellie Garrison had nine saves in goal. The boys lacrosse team won 15-6 against Scotia on 6/9 in the Class C quarter finals. Junior Ethan Jamison scored 10 goals to lead the boys to victory. The lacrosse team fell to South Glens Falls in the semifinals on 6/11. Congrats to the boys lacrosse team on a fantastic season! The baseball team defeated Mohonasen 9-6 in the first round of sectionals on 6/9. Aidan Mccue earned the win on the mound for the boys. The baseball team fell 3-0 on 6/10 to South Glens Falls in the quarter finals. Congrats to the baseball team on an outstanding season! The softball team lost 8-2 to Burnt Hills on 6/9. Congrats to the softball team on a great season! The tennis team fell to Queensbury in the Class A semifinals on 6/7. In the individual sectionals on 6/9, Christian Romer and the doubles team of Aidan Loucks & Dom Marrochello advanced to the second round while August Johnson advanced to the third round. Congrats to the tennis team on a great season! I will be back next week for the final week of AP sports this school year. Go Warriors!

31st Annual American Legion Post 1489 Golf Outing WYNANTSKILL - Sat.July 31 2021,Pioneer Hills Golf Course,Price $100.00 ea.-Includes,18 hole shotgun scramble w/cart,Lunch at the course at 11:00 (hot dogs,hamburgs,mac salad). Tee off at 12:00,Beverages will be available on the course,2 domestic beer chips included per person.Barbeque dinner following golf back at The Legion w/ 1Hr.Draft beer and soda.Prizes,raffles, auction and plenty of laughs.Sign up at The Legion 111 Main Ave. Wynantskill or call Bill McGuirk at 518-4410013. If you don’t have a foursome,sign up and we will match you up.Proceeds to benefit Sons of The Legion charities.

Malta Veterans Appreciation Program 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing CAPITAL DISTRICT - Save The Date! Monday, August 30, 2021. To Benefit Our LOCAL VETERAN “Hometown Heroes” Register now. $150 per person/$560 per foursome. Saratoga Lake Golf Club. Call Renee Farley (518) 577-8863 or Jim Peterman at 203-257-1893.

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Burden Lake Country Club Junior Golf Clinic AVERILL PARK - Registration is now open for the Junior Golf Clinic. Ron Choquette is back once again to run the program. The Clinic is open to Boys and Girls between the ages of 8 and 14. There will be five sessions starting the week of July 6th. The session will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:45 am till 11:30 am. Please feel free to call Ron at 518-703-0510.

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golf course. I know where to hit it, where not to hit it, where you can be aggressive, where you can’t be aggressive, and where to take your medicine.” Russo, 63, was Nelson’s closest pursuer for most of the round. After a double bogey at 9, he made a run on the back side but missed birdie opportunities at 13 and 14. He fell to third place with another double at 18. “I’ve got lots of work to do,” Russo said. “It’s just ridiculous. The first six holes I hit it great. The next five holes were like a 10-year-old, then the last five or six holes, except for the last hole, I was hitting it great. I can’t figure it out.” Nelson, 21, played his freshman season at Siena before transferring to UConn. “I love the coach (Steve

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Rain greeted us on the ride home, but the two wild roses I travel with didn’t balk at the stuff. All right, maybe they balked a little, but they still rode. We met two cyclists headed east with big, waterproof bags strapped to their bikes and even bigger, waterproof smiles on their faces. It was proof they had tasted more of the EST than we had and liked what they saw. I wouldn’t have done anything differently, except maybe ride farther.

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Poestenkill Area Food Insecurity POESTENKILL - Any greater Poestenkill area residents currently experiencing temporary or long term food insecurity can turn to The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poestenkill for supplemental food assistance. We provide basic nutritional foods and related items the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in a very discreet, nonjudgmental man-

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AVERILL PARK - At the high school, we started this program last year with great success, and would like to continue it for years to come. But we need your help! On Monday June 21st, we would like to deliver surprise graduation gifts to members of the Averill Park Class of 2021 from anonymous members of the community. If you would like to participate or support the effort please find more information here: https://tinyurl.com/21-AdoptA-Senior. Organizations, families, and groups of friends are encouraged to team up to “Adopt a Senior” together if that works for them. Thanks for showing this class how lucky they are to live in our awesome community! Email Nicole Freeman, Senior Class Advisor with any questions: freemann@apcsd.org.

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Services & Events at Castleton Public Library, 6/20-6/26 CASTLETON - CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879. We are open for walk-in service with limited capacity & services. Check www. castletonpubliclibrary.org or call for current info. We also offer curbside pick-up! Our Take-Home Kits and Events: Cool Science at Home: Paper Rockets - Kit available for pick-up through 6/25 - Make your own paper rockets and learn the science behind how they work! Take & Make Crafts: Rainbow Crafts - Kit available for pick-up through 6/25 - Brighten up your day with rainbow-themed

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Decoding the Mysteries of Cats, or Why Cats Do What They Do TROY - Ever wonder watch your cat do something crazy and wonder what they could be thinking? Monday, June 21st, at 6:00 pm, Feline Behaviorist, Stephen Quandt, most recently the Feline Behavior Coordinator for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) and of the ASPCA.org will be speaking at this feline behavior webinar for the public that explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Never Let a Plague go to Waste Victor Davis Hanson I thoroughly enjoyed your article. Mostly because unlike the article next to it “Prosecuting Trump” your article is filled with the truth and anyone could see you did your research. Thank-you for including facts and not a lot of Trump hate. God bless you and God bless America. Susan DiNova, Troy

Cui Bono in Sand Lake Appeal As someone who prevailed in frivolous appeal filed by the New York State Attorney General in Lascari et al. v. NYSDEC et al., 229 AD2d 650 (3d Dept. 1996), I find myself interested in this Barnes Road matter in Sand Lake where the Planning Board appears to be asking the Appellate Court to essentially rule that the Supreme Court justice who issued the ruling appealed from was stupid, ignorant and clearly didn’t know the law and should be overturned, essentially proving that the planning board attorney who lost at the Supreme Court level was really the smarter lawyer of the two, and should be vindicated of what on the surface right now, given the loss at the Supreme Court level, appears to be shoddy legal counsel to the Planning Board in making the decision to grant the permit in question, which should result in some great theater of the absurd

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when this goes up for oral arguments, and the town’s appeal attorney, who gets paid, win or lose, don’t make a difference, tries to convince the Appellate Court judges there is a stupid Supreme Court Justice on the loose in Rensselaer County. Which raises the question of who are these haughty people on these planning boards who set themselves above and apart from the citizen body? And no, we didn’t always have planning board. They came into being in the 1970s, around here and at p. 8 of a 15 March 1989 Report of Investigation of the RCHD by then-State Health Commission Dr. David Axelrod, we get a good look into their political nature which is based on power supposedly unassailable by the general public, to wit: There is a question of conflict of interest. The Public Health Director is also the Chairman of the Town of Sand Lake Planning Board. The Sand Lake Town Planning Board reviews plans for proposed realty subdivisions for compliance with the Town Code. So one man wearing two hats with tremendous power was able to dispense favors with pretty much impunity, because who could challenge him? Paul Plante, Poestenkill

OPINION Manchin Taking Heat For What Should Be Political Normalcy Jonah Goldberg, Tribune Content Agency

It's official: In the great existential battle between a return to normalcy and a new progressive era, normalcy is winning. Recall that Joe Biden ran as a moderate in 2020, not just in the general election but also in the Democratic primaries. Biden triangulated off the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing of the party, rejecting "defund the police," "Medicare for All" and the socialist label. In general, he did everything he could to reassure voters he wasn't the caricature radical the Republicans tried to paint him as. A nd t hen v ictor y went to Biden's head. You could see it happen in real time. Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package was very popular, including with many Republican voters, and the congressional GOP offered little to no meaningful resistance to it. This gave the White House -- and the progressive pundits pushing Biden to "go big" -- the false

impression that the rest of the Biden agenda would be equally popular. (It turned out that being sent large sums of cash with no strings attached is more popular than the more conventional Democratic fare.) A lso, Democrats took t wo Georg ia Senate seats in a post-election runoff that likely would have gone Republican but for Donald Trump's "stop-thesteal" chaos. If Republicans had taken even one of those seats, they would control the Senate. Instead, Democrats suddenly had unified control of Congress. Finally, on March 2, a group of liberal historians told Biden he had a shot at being a new FDR or LBJ and should go for it. The only problem with all of this is that it was fatally detached from political reality. FDR and LBJ won landslides, had huge majorities in the House and Senate, and had considerable support from Republicans as well. Biden had the narrowest majority possible in the Senate and very close to that in the House.

His presidential coalition wasn't merely small by comparison, it was also arguably more divided. A significant number of his voters cast ballots against Trump more than for Biden, which is why the GOP actually picked up seats in the House. Worse for Biden, several Democratic senators, most notably Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, aren't on board for a new New Deal or new progressive era. Last week, Biden came close to admitting that reality wasn't getting his back. "I hear all the folks on TV saying, 'Why doesn't Biden get this done?'" he said, referring to himself in the third person. "Well, because Biden only has a majority of, effectively, four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends." That last dig at Sinema and Manchin was unfair. What they won't do is vote to abolish the filibuster, which would let the

Democrats steamroll their agenda with 50 votes. The problem for Biden is he has an agenda that would be plausible with 60 reliable votes in the Senate but is impossible when he has to scramble to get even 50. That harsh reality became clear over the weekend, when Manchin announced in an oped that he would not vote for the "For the People Act," which would radically federalize the way we conduct elections. The Democratic base thinks this is largely a Manchin problem. New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman told CNN on Monday that "Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell. ... Joe Manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy." Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York indefensibly tweeted that Manchin's op-ed might as well be titled "Why I'll vote to preserve Jim Crow." Overlooked in this backlash is that Manchin is actually taking heat for other Democratic sena-

tors who can't afford to be as out front as Manchin, who comes from a solidly Republican state. (Trump won West Virginia by 39 percentage points.) Progressive activists want to oust Manchin and Sinema in favor of more pliable team players. "Help us find the next AOC to replace Manchin and Sinema" was how one progressive PAC positioned its strategy in February. This is unhinged from reality. Manchin is almost surely the only Democrat who can get elected in his state. He'd beat a West Virginian Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handily, and if he didn't, a Republican would in the general election. You can have a centrist Democratic senator from West Virginia or no Democratic senator at all. This is what normalcy is supposed to look like: two parties trying to figure out how to win over the center. And it's long overdue. (J o n a h G o l d b e r g i s e d i tor-in-chief of The Dispatch and the host of The Remnant podcast).

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The Smear Campaign Against Joe Manchin

By Rich Lowry

Joe Manchin is being pilloried for the offense of being consistent on the filibuster. Back in 2017, when Senate Democrats were desperate to stop Donald Trump's agenda, 33 of them, including Manchin, signed a bipartisan letter backing the filibuster in ringing terms. "We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process," they wrote, "and we are steadfastly committed to ensuring that this great American institution continues to serve as the world's greatest deliberative body." Well, the commitment of almost all the Democrats was not quite as steadfast as advertised. Now that the filibuster is an obstacle to passing Joe Biden's agenda, the longstanding Senate procedure has been deemed a threat to our system of government and to racial justice that only a naif or cynic can support. And that means you, Joe Manchin. The West Virginia senator has been badgered for months by reporters eager to get him to change his mind on the filibuster, or at least show some flexibility. Now, the pressure campaign from within his own party has ratcheted up to include over-the-top insults that have an air of desperation about them. After Manchin reiterated his support for the filibuster and made clear his opposition to HR1, a sweeping Democratic voting bill, in an op-ed that weekend, progressive House Democratic Mondaire Jones from New York unloaded on Twitter. Per Jones, the headline of Manchin's piece might as well have been, "Why I'll vote to preserve Jim Crow." This is a preposterous smear, and a transparent attempt to bludgeon Manchin into submission by defining his sincere attachment to Senate tradition and belief in bipartisanship as tantamount to racism. Another New York member of the House, Jamaal Bowman, said on CNN, "Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell." The comparison might make sense if Mitch McConnell had voted with Joe Biden 100% of the time so far, and had

supported the Affordable Care Act and voted twice to impeach President Donald Trump. Despite the abuse, Manchin is onto something. The current situation illustrates the purpose of the filibuster nicely -- it is a guardrail keeping a very slender Senate majority that could easily be wiped out by January 2023 from enacting a far-reaching radical agenda in a fit of partisan passion. Democrats aren't mad because they know that support for their agenda will build over time -- they are mad because they know that it won't, and absent Manchin and other recalcitrant Senate Democrats getting on board right away, they will miss their tiny window to get their way through brute legislative force prior to losing one or both chambers of Congress. They have convinced themselves that GOP state legislatures are destroying democracy with new voting laws rolling back pandemic-driven innovations and tightening up security, a fevered myth that also won't stand the test of time. As for HR1, it is a constitutionally dubious monstrosity that would trample on state voting laws in an enormous step toward the federalization of American elections. Manchin was right to say in his op-ed that it is telling that not one Republican, whether Susan Collins or Mitt Romney, is supporting this partisan power grab. Manchin isn't always as stalwart in standing up to his own party as he sounds, but he's been remarkably firm so far. His role as a senatorial brake on Biden's left-wing ambitions has certainly made him more popular back home, and the progressive slanders against him will only boost his political standing. The left will get nowhere if it tries to primary him in 2024 (assuming he decides to run again), and if he did lose to a more progressive Democrat, Republicans would easily win his seat. Surely, the attacks on Manchin will only get more venomous. Such is the price of refusing to reverse himself on the filibuster and get on board a sprawling travesty of a voting bill. Rich Lowr y is editor of the National Review.

Is This The Beginning Of The End Of American Democracy?

Robert B. Reich, Tribune Content Agency

On Sunday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced in an op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that he opposes the For the People Act. He also opposes ending the filibuster. A n op-ed in the most prominent state newspaper is as non-negotiable a position as a politician can assert. It was a direct thumb-inyour-eye response to President Biden's thinly veiled criticism of Manchin last week in Tulsa, where Biden explained why he was having difficulty getting passage of what was supposed to be his highest priority -- new voting rights legislation that would supersede a raft of new laws in Republ ic a n- dom i n ated states designed to suppress the votes of likely Democratic voters, using Donald Trump's baseless claim of voter fraud as pretext. "I hear all the folks on TV saying, 'Why doesn't Biden get t h i s done? '" Biden said in Tulsa. "Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends. But we're not giving up." Everyone who paid any attention to Senate politics knew he was referring to Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, another Democratic holdout. Manchin's very public repudiation of Biden on Sunday could mean the end of the For the People Act. That opens the way for Republican states to continue their shameless campaign of voter suppression -- very possibly giving Republi-

cans a victory in the 2022 midterm elections and entrenching Republican rule for a generation. As it is, registered Republicans make up only about 25 percent of the American electorate, and the percentage appears to be shrinking in the wake of Trump's horrendous exit. But because rural Republican states like Wyoming (with 574,000 inhabitants) get two senators just as do urban ones like California (with nearly 40 million), and because Republican states have gerrymandered districts that elect House members to give them an estimated 19 extra seats over what they'd have without gerrymandering, the scales were already tipped. T hen c a me t he postTrump deluge of state laws making it harder for likely Democrats to vote, and easier for Republican state legislatures to manipulate voting tallies. Manchin says he supports extending the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to all 50 states. But that's small comfort. The original 1965 Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013, on the dubious logic that it was no longer needed bec ause st ates w it h a history of suppressing Black votes no longer did so. (Note that within 24 hours of the ruling, Texas announced it would implement a strict photo ID law, and Mississippi and Alabama soon followed.) The efficacy of a new nat iona l Vot i ng R ig ht s Act would depend on an activist Justice Department willing to block state changes in voting laws that suppress votes and on an

activ ist Supreme Cour t w i l l i ng to uphold suc h Justice Department decisions. Don't bet on either. We know what happened to the Justice Department under Trump, and we know what's happened to the Supreme Court. Besides, a new voting rights act wouldn't be able to roll back the most recent round of voter suppression laws from Republican states. Without Manchin, then, t he For t he People Ac t is probably dead, unless Biden can convince one Republican senator to join senate Democrats in supporting it -- like, say, Utah's Mitt Romney, who has publicly rebuked Trump for lying about the 2020 election and has something of a reputation for being an institutionalist who cares about American democracy. Ye t , g i v e n T r u m p 's continuing hold over the shrinking Republican Party, any Republican senator who joined with the Democrats in supporting the For the People Act would probably be ending his or her political career. Profiles in courage make good copy for political obituaries and memorials. I'm afraid history will show that, in this shameful era, Republican senators were more united in their opposition to voting rights than Democratic senators were in their support for them. The future of American democracy needs better odds. (Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of "The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It.")


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Stephentown Historical Society to Hold Strawberry Festival STEPHENTOWN Strawberry shortcake will star once again at the Thirty-Ninth Annual Strawberry Festival to be held this year on Sunday, June 27th at Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, located at 15879 NY Route 22 in Stephentown (just south of the traffic light at the intersection with Route 43). This fund-raiser for the Stephentown Historical Society will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fresh strawberries will be served on sponge cake or home-baked biscuits with whipped cream, or you can add ice cream for a sundae (“the works”!). Strawberry rhubarb pie a la mode and whole strawberry rhubarb pies will also be available

for purchase, as will books, t-shirts and other Historical Society memorabilia. For additional information, please call (732) 8413457 or (518) 733-5923. The Stephentown Strawberry Festival began in 1982 when the Historical Society was in its infancy and was preparing for the town’s 1984 bicentennial celebration. Over the years, volunteers from the society have prepared and dished up over 8000 servings of this summer favorite. Hope to see you there!

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting, Book Sale & More SAND LAKE - SLTLibrary Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, June 17 at 6:45pm. The location will be posted on the library’s website the day of the meeting. On Saturday, June 26 visit the annual SLTLibrary Book Sale between 10am – 2pm. Also, kids can sign up that day for the summer reading program, get their reading bags, and participate in a brief activ-

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ity. If you miss sign-up on the 26th, you can still sign up either online or at the library during the following days. Museum passes are coming in for the summer: currently we have MASS MoCA, The Clark, and the USS Slater, as well as the Empire Pass which allows one vehicle entrance to most NYS Parks and Dept. of Environmental Conservation Facilities. The SLTLibrary Book Club will meet the first Wednesday of the month, July 7, at 7pm to discuss “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes. Check the library website at sandlaketownlibrary.org for more events and information or call 518-674-5050. Hours are Mon – Thurs 11 – 8, Fri 11 – 3, and Sat 10 – 2.

News from the Friends of the Rensselaer Library RENSSELAER - A member from the Friends will be at the Monday Concerts at Riverside Park to sign children up for the 2021 summer reading program “Tails and Tales” which runs from June 19-August 14, The program is open to children ages 4-13. This program keeps children engaged in reading over the summer months. We will be selling goodies and have information about how to become a member of the Friends and how to obtain a library card. Don’t forget the library has passes to the Slater, Ft. Crailo, Albany History & Art and the Clark Museum. We will be at the Wednesday concerts July 7, 14, 21 and 28th. at the Northend Firehouse selling goodies.


Grafton Summer Festival

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39. Children’s tale bear 40. Norse personification of old age 41. Atomic #58 42. Moving your head 48. 1878 Kentucky Derby winner 50. Frankfurter 51. Small, seedless raisin 52. Device in papermaking machine 53. Go 54. Open payment initiative (abbr.) 55. “Westworld” actor Harris 56. Saturated with salt 58. Marry 59. Report on 60. Midway between north and northeast CLUES DOWN 1. Rays 2. Self-centered person 3. One you look after 4. Prosecutor 5. Portion 6. Speaks ill of 7. Formal system for computer programs 8. To make angry 9. Rural delivery

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GRAFTON - After taking the year off due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the original Grafton Summer Festival is back and hopes to be bigger and better than ever before. The Festival is again scheduled to be held in the historic Grafton Town Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The park is located on NYS Route 2, one mile east of the State Park entrance. For more than 30 years, the Grafton Summer Festival has been a tradition enjoyed by all the residents of Grafton, the surrounding towns and visitors to the area. This year we are again featuring Civil War reenactors known as the Crenshaw Battery. There will be soldiers in authentic uniforms including weapons and equipment. At past festivals this has been a very popular exhibit. The people of Grafton have many ancestors who served in the Union Army during the Civil War and we’re very proud of that heritage. Sister Kennan McGowan’s Memorial Giant Raffle will have close to 100 prizes with a growing monetary grand prize. Tickets are available from most parishioners of Our Lady of the Snow Mission and Our Lady of Victory Church. Tickets will also be sold all day on Saturday, July 17, 2021. There will be a chicken BBQ to be served from 12:00 noon until 2pm, or when the meals are sold out. The dinners consist of ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert and can be enjoyed on site or for take-out. It is suggested that tickets for the dinner be obtained ahead of time and reserved by calling 518- 421-5070 or 518-9530363. The local Boy Scouts will be providing hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage

and peppers and cold soft drinks. In the morning, coffee, donuts and other breakfast items will be available. There will again be music and singing in the gazebo. Since the inception of the Grafton Festival over 35 years ago, we have had a craft fair and flea market with vendors selling a large selection of crafts and exotic items, including antiques, collectibles, handcrafted jewelry and wood-working items. It is anticipated that 50 or more vendors will be participating. The Grafton Community Library and the Grafton Historical Society will have booths, as will several other community organizations.

Our Lady of the Snow will offer homemade baked goods, including “mini” pies, cupcakes and numerous other sweets. The festival provides the people and friends of Grafton the opportunity to meet their neighbors and the people who serve them in various volunteer capacities. To join in the festivities, call 518-466-8555 for more information and registration forms as a vendor or participant.


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GARAGE SALES First Family Garage Sale - Variety and antiques. Fri/Sat, 6/18 & 6/19, 8a-3p, at 177 No. Hillcrest Rd, Castleton. Multi Family - 207 Miller Rd (Exit 10 off of I-90), Castleton. Friday & Saturday, 6/18 & 6/19, 9am-4pm. Multi Family - Sat/Sun, 6/19 & 6/20, 12p-dusk at 2576 A-B, Phillips Rd (Rosemary Way), Castleton, 12033. Many household & garden items. Several free items. Half the proceeds will go to the Schodack Police. Yard/Moving Sale-Fri & Sat, 6/18 & 6/19, 9a-3p at 39 Pine Ave, Wynantskill. Furniture & antiques.

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FLEA MARKETS FLEA MARKET/YARD SALES Every Sunday, 8AM-2PM. Vendors wanted. At 15895 NY 22, Stephentown (near the junction of Rt 43).

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APPLIANCE REPAIR Washers, dryers, fridge, ranges, etc. Prompt, guaranteed repairs. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378 BUYING GOLD & SILVER Highest cash prices paid. Jewelry, vintage costume and turquoise, coins, watches, knives, military, toys, antiques, etc. 50+ yrs. exp. Call Joe first. (518) 669-2274

Learn to Fish at Dyken Pond EEC GRAFTON - Saturday, June 26: 9:30am-11am. If you’ve never picked up a fishing pole before, today’s program is for you! Fishing basics and safety will be

FOR JUNK CARS $100-$1000. FREE PICKUP (518) 914-8633 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. CUSTOM STONEWORK Patios, firepits, retaining walls, new sidewalks, sidewalk repair. Any kind of masonry/concrete work. (518) 423-0946 DIVORCE $389.00 - Uncontested Make Divorce Easy – only 1 Signature, Inc. poor person app. Info: (518) 274-0380 DUMPSTER RENTALS 14yd. Avail. for junk & scrap metal removal. Call Ray at N & R Tree and Property Services (518) 573-1133 DUMPSTERS Lowest rates possible 6, 8,10,12, 15, 20, 25, 30 yard sizes. Ed LaplacaW.S.L. Cell (518) 378-1080 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 FENCING I.C.E. Contracting. All types of fencing. Install and Repair. Free estimates. (518) 451-0531 FIREWOOD $225 per cord - cut, split & del. $110 per cord - log length, del. Call/text (518) 956-1451 FIREWOOD FOR SALE $190/cord del. within 15mi., $150/cord for cust. p/u. Softwood/campfire wood $160/cord del. within 15 mi., $120/cord cust. p/u. Cheapest rate in the area. Clean wood cut & split to cust. liking. (518) 265-5785

FIREWOOD & MULCH $200/cord cut, split & del. Mulch $35/yd. All colors. Honest & dependable service. Call Harvey (518) 338-5898 GARAGE NEW CONSTRUCTION Residential. Quality work. Fully ins. Free est. (518) 368-3716 GLASS/SCREEN REPAIR Broken glass, torn screens repaired. Home repairs. Makes house calls. (518) 203-8595 HANDYMAN Remodeling, carpentry, decks, porches, masonry, int./ext. paint, fences, doors/windows, gutters, all repairs. Free est. 518-669-0814 or 518-271-9161 HOUSE CLEANING Perfect Premises House Cleaning since 1988. Jill (518) 727-1342 LANDSCAPING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Tree service, clearing land, driveway repairs. Del. stone, topsoil, mulch. (518) 451-0531 LAWN CARE Motivated lawn care. Dependable & fully ins. Let us earn your business. (518) 231-5062 LAWN CARE Reasonable, reliable, ref’s. Great prices for large lawns. Aiden’s Mowing 518-577-6808 LAWN/LANDSCAPING Mowing, trimming, flower beds, stone & brick walkways/ patios, retaining walls, clean ups. Ron @ Yard Art Landscape Concierge (518) 674-0817 LAWN MOWER REPAIR Prompt, guar. repairs on most brands. P/u, del. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378 MASONRY & LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION New installations & old restorations. Fully insured. John (518) 269-6804 MASONRY - Redden Masonry All phases, new & old. Brick, block, concrete, stone work. Fully ins. Shawn 518-577-0962

covered. Leave with the confidence to fish independently or to better assist your kids. This program coincides with NY’s “Free Fishing Days” so a license is not required 6/26/21-6/27/21. Poles and tackle available for loan. Preregistration required.

POOL FILLING Will fill your pool with clean water. Delivery 7 days/wk. Jack (518) 279-9451 or (518) 256-3778 Lv msg 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 ROOF Free estimates, fully insured. Quality work. Call anytime. (518) 368-3716 ROOF REPAIR No job too small. Fully insured, free estimates. Holland Roofing (518) 451-9325 SEPTIC CLEANING SAND LAKE SEPTIC Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation. (518) 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICES Pumping, repairs, installations. Sewer & drain cleanin. A.P. Septic. (518) 674-0908 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene (518) 674-5223 STUMP ’N GRIND Stump grinding service, big or small, insured & backyard accessible. (518) 301-5712 TOILET RENTALS Toddy’s Party Pottys. Portable toilet (w/ sink) & restroom trailer rentals. Very clean. Call for a quote. (518) 894-5500 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE C & S Tree and Property Services. Free ests. Insured. Sean Finn (518) 491-4206 TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Ins. Free est. Bill (518) 479-9749 TREE & STUMP REMOVAL Free est’s. Fully ins. Call Ray at N & R Tree and Property Services (518) 573-1133

TV & STEREO REPAIR Vintage & new stereos repaired & recycled. TVs repaired & installed. Antennas installed. Small appl. In home service. 30yrs. exp. (518) 272-0475 Paul UPHOLSTERING CHAIRS, SOFAS, CUSHIONS, OTTOMANS. CALL OR TEXT LESLEY (518) 466-4773 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured. Comm./Res. 40-yrs. family exp. (518) 766-4975

OUT OF AREA FOR SALE: Tennesse - Rural 1/2 acre, 2-3BR, 1.5 ba., LR, DR, Eat in Kitchen, Laundry Rm, Carport & Garage w/ workshop & storage. Sold As Is. $98,500. Sold conventional. Call (731) 607-2632

RESIDENTIAL WANTED CASH 4 YOUR HOUSE - NO FEES. Fair Price. Call KYLE / WALLY BRYCE (518) 674-8440 Farm Wanted / 25 Acres+ House / Barn Call KYLE / WALLY BRYCE 518-488-0434 I BUY HOUSES! CASH!! Any price, area or condition. FAST FAIR OFFERS! (518) 441-6376 Wanted - Glass Lake/Burden Lake. House or Camp. CASH BUYER. Call KYLE / WALLY BRYCE - (518) 674-8440

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 1BR apt. WSL village, newly renovated. Heat & elect. inc. No Smoking, No pets. Ref’s & Sec. required. 1yr lease. $750 (518) 229-7057 West Sand Lake, 1BR, 2nd Floor. No Smoking, No pets. $765 + util. (518) 674-1111

ROOMS FOR RENT Room for rent: $400/month. Nassau Village. Female. (518) 931-0266

Suggested donation $5. (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@ gmail.com. Your registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from the Center. All programs are limited to 10 individuals.


Bourdages Housing LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/22/2021. Cty: Rensselaer. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 19 Abbott Dr., Poestenkill, NY 12140. General Purpose GALLERIE SERVICES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/26/2021. Office loc: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 15 Pine Bowl Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Reg Agent: Scott F. Gallerie Jr., 15 Pine Bowl Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Hydro Tech Cleaning, LLC filed NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/07/21. Office in Rensselaery County. New York Registered Agent LLC has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 23 Tollgate Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018 Purpose: All lawful purpose.

INSIDEOUT CONTRACTING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/16/2021. Office loc: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 32 Lake Ave., Nassau, NY 12123. Reg Agent: U .S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. MODERN WELLNESS MASSAGE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/ 20/2021. Office loc: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Elizabeth Backaus, 9 Macsherry, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC):Name: Deltahart Productions LLC, Articles of Organization filed with theSecretary of State (SSNY) on 5/13/2021. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/ O Deltahart Productions LLC,72 Snyder Road, West Sand Lake, New York 12196. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose .Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 757 BURDEN GROUP, LLC. AOO filed with the Secy. of St. of NY (SSNY) on 2/16/21. Office Location: Rensselaer Co. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served against the LLC. SSNY shall mail process to 757 Burden Group, LLC, 757 Burden Ave. Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is JJH Property Maintenance LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on April 28, 2021. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is James Hallenbeck, 979 Western Road Castleton, NY 12033. “Notice of Formation of C.A.S. Garage LLC. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 04/08/2021. Cty: RENSSELAER SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 693 HOOSICK RD. TROY, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity.”

Rensselaer County Senior Center Proudly Presents a Vermont Autumn Experience RENSSELAER COUNTY - Tuesday, September 21st 2021 - 8:30 AM Board our Yankee Trails Bus and we are off to the Apple Barn Country Bake Shop. After a sweet experience in Bennington Vermont we are off to the New

Notice of formation of an LLC: Allen Consultant Services, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 5/24/2021. Office Location: Rensselaer County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: PO Box 576, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful purpose or activity. Notice of Formation of Grafton Mountain Enterprises LLC Articles of Org. filed with Sec.of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/11/21. Office location in Renss. Cnty. SSNY designated agent for service of process and mail copy of such process to PO Box 89, Grafton, NY 12082. Purpose: Any lawful business purpose NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: The Fragrant Forager LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/28/2021. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to The Fragrant Forager LLC, 141 Shaver Pond Road, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Clifford Lands, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on April 27, 2021. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC: 37 Lashway Lane, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: For any lawful purpose Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company: Better Than It Was LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/27/2021. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon Whom process may be served and is directed to forward service of process to: 1201 Route 43, Apt 3, Stephentown, NY, 12169 “Notice of Formation of Whenderson LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on November 20, 2020. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 200 Jay Street, Albany, New York, 12210. Purpose: any lawful a ctivity.”

"Notice of formation of Slater Brothers Properties, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/4/2021. Office in Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 53 Celeste Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful purpose." NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Tuznik Construction, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/2021. Office located: Rensselaer County. SSNY shall mail process to 45 Carroll Hill Court, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 143 CAPITAL, LLC On January 16, 2020, 143 Capital, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NYS Department of State (“NYS DOS”). The principal business location of the LLC is 55 Kent Place, Wynantskill, New York. NYS DOS is designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The post office address to which the NYS DOS shall mail a copy of any process of service is 55 Kent Place, Wynantskill, New York. The LLC is organized for the purpose of any and all lawful business.

England House for a delightful lunch. Menu choices consist of: New England Beef Pot Roast Orange Terrazon Salmon or Chicken Breast with broccoli, Cabot cheese and onion cider sauce. Next stop: Friesians of Majesty Equestrian Farm where we will all enjoy a show and tour. Friesians have a long rich history originating in Friesland in the Netherlands. Friesians date back to the 4th century and are the most graceful and nimble for their size. We will see a show not soon to be forgotten by these magnificent animals. We will also have an opportunity to tour the farm and have pictures taken. To complete our day we will stop at the Grafton Cheese Factory where we will have an opportunity to purchase a wonderful selection of Vermont cheeses. Then we head home with fond memories of a beautiful day spent in Vermont. Call Today for more information or to make your Reservation 518-463-2166 Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm.

NYH MAP LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/ 02/2021. Office loc: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 563 4th St. # 2, Troy, NY 12180. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Performance Auto & Body Repair, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/27/2021. Cty: Rensselaer. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 22456 State Route 22, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057. General Purpose RIVER STREET ENTERPRISES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/ 14/2021. Office loc: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 28 Clinton CT N., Stillwater, NY 12170. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

R.J. VALENTE MATERIALS GROUP, L.P. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/12/2004. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LP whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Zappone Attorneys, PLLC, 687 New Loudon Rd., Latham, NY 12110. Name and address of each general partner is avail. from SSNY. Purpose: construction. Latest dissolve date: 12/31/2054. Triple N’s Kitchen LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 0 5/24/21. Office: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 16 Magill Ave., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. WURTS BRIDGE CONSTRUCTORS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/1/2021. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1344 Rte. 9, Castleton, NY 12033, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Book Seller New Summer Hours TROY - The Book Seller will be open on Saturdays from 10-1 and Wednesdays from 4-6. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs. The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to programs and materials at the library. Plus we underwrite infrastructure improvements, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch.




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Pondering Ponds at Dyken Pond EEC GRAFTON - Saturday, June 19: 10am-11:30am. Ever wonder what lives in ponds? Come find out just what is lurking at the bottom of these essential bodies of water. Catch and release frogs, salamanders, insects and other creepy crawlies. Preregistration required. Suggested donation $3. (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail. com. Your registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from the Center. All programs are limited to 10 individuals.

WEST SAND LAKE - On Saturday June 5th, Hope Lutheran Church held an emergency food collection and bake sale to benefit two local food pantries. At the end of the day a total of $366.00 was raised by the Bake Sale, and three SUV style vehicles were filled with donated food. The food and the money was divided equality between ConcersU Pantry in Rensselaer, and Doors of Hope in West Sand Lake. Our Karen Hill of North Greenbush thanks to the Advertiser for publishing repeated notices about this event, and to the many community members that brought bags of food, or purchased baked good. This was a project of Hope Lutheran Church’s Social Action Committee. For more info visit WWW.HLC.ORG.

Ecology Programs with Rensselaer Plateau Alliance RENSSELAER COUNTY - Stream Forensics - Barberville Falls Preserve, East Poestenkill--Saturday, June 19, 10 am - 12 pm. We invite you to join us as we visit the world of freshwater organisms living in our streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes! We will collect a variety of aquatic insects and do some basic field identification of these critters that call our watershed home. We’ll talk about the basics of collecting specimens, how to identify organisms at the family level, and the niches in a watershed lead to diversity of organisms. We’ll also discuss some of the basics of stream ecology, water quality protocols, and the importance of protecting our local streams. Please bring a mask, water, a snack, appropriate footwear and layers, a cushion or towel to kneel on, and your curiosity. Pre-registration required. Learn more/register at www. rensselaerplateau.org.


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