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A new series of self-guided itineraries is designed to get visitors to explore the area’s rich past


Annual Trick or Treat Nature Trail at Grafton Lakes State Park Join us for our annual Trick or Treat Nature Trail on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Discover some of our weird and wonderful forest friends along the jack-o-lantern lit trail. Participate in fun fall activities including a bonfire and crafts at the welcome center. Be sure to wear a costume! Time slots begin at 3:30PM and go every 15 minutes through 7:30PM. Families with small children are recommended to sign up before 5:30PM. Preregistration is required to reserve your family’s time slot; call 518279-1155, ext. 2. Cost for this program is $4/person. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250

Columbia County is full of history, legends and folklore. Have you heard the legend of the Claverack Giant? Did Aaron Burr have a hiding place in Columbia County? Was the famous Ichabod Crane character modeled after a real teacher from Kinderhook? Who was the “Austerlitz Cannibal?”


The Columbia County Historical Society has 12 self-guided itineraries for historical road trips through the county. One stop takes you to the site of inspiration for Washington Irving’s iconic character, Ichabod Crane, from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

These are some of the local riddles answered in “Legends and Folklore of Columbia County,” one of 12 different road trip itineraries with free downloadable maps developed by the Columbia County Historical Society as part of its Drive Through History series. The self-guided road trips are designed to give visitors a taste of history around the county yearround. “It’s always accessible,” said Lisa Weilbacker, CCHS executive director. “It’s something we can build on to add more trips.” The series grew from two road trips as a pandemic project in 2020 to provide safe outdoor historical excursions for the public. The itineraries currently offered are “Arts & Letters,” “Hidden Hamlets,” “Dutch & Mohican Heritage,” “Federal Architecture,” “Schoolhouse Stories,” “Artifacts of History,” “Lights, Camera, Road Trip,” “Good Apples,” “Legends & Folklore,” “Patriots & Patroons” and “Sacred Spaces (Parts I and 2).” “We are fortunate to ‘drive through history’ every day here, and these itineraries help give context and meaning to what we are seeing, what we may have never noticed, and what we have long wondered about,” said Carrie

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North Chatham Community Day On October 15th the hamlet of North Chatham will be holding its second annual Community Day. All are invited to come to North Chatham and see what makes it a great place to live! The North Chatham Free Library will be open with books for sale on the front lawn (weather permitting) and an informational table about all the great services they offer. Some residents of the hamlet will be having yard sales and the North Chatham Volunteer Fireman’s Association will be serving lunch from 11:00-2:00. The North Chatham United Methodist Church clothing barn will be open and the church will have a “sweet treats” sale, silent auction, “tailgate sale”, and donated items for sale. If you would like to donate items for the sale or sell your own items as part of the “tailgate sale”, please see the church website listed below. The Neighbors of Northern Columbia County will have an informational table at the church. Free parking will be available behind the church. For more information please go to Thanks, and we hope to see you in North Chatham on October 15th!

Grafton Senior Center News Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, will be open with limited hours. State and County Guidelines will be posted and must be followed at all times. The center is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 3:00 with congregate lunch and activities. Mondays and Fridays the center will be open 9:30 to 11:00 for our 10:00 Chair Yoga class. On Tuesdays, there will be Senior Yoga Plus class at 10:00. Both are low impact classes that ALL seniors can do at their own pace. The next Grafton Senior Membership meeting will be held on Oct 4th at 11:15. All seniors are encourage to attend this meeting as upcoming fundraisers will be discussed. Sign up now for haircut/mani/pedi appointments for Oct 11th. Also Oct 11th is our monthly Eat Smart Demonstration by Jillian of CCE at 11:15 and games and activ-

Rensselaer County Legislature Honors the Life and Service of Korean War Veteran Dale “Dick” French

Chairwoman Kelly Hoffman read the biography of Dale “Dick” French who served in the Korean War. Dick served in local government in Schaghticoke and in Nassau. Vice Chair Bob Loveridge, and Legislators Scott Bendett, Tom Grant and Dan Casale also took part in the monthly Honor a Deceased Veteran Program in the Chambers of the Legislature.

ities following lunch. Oct 13th is our October Birthday Celebration with a fun game of Trivia. Dominoes, Corn Hole, puzzles and other games are available as well. Looking ahead – mark your calendar for our Special Luncheon on Oct 18th with music by Gone Gray and our Halloween Costume Party Oct 27th. Congregate lunch is served at the senior center Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon for a suggested donation of $3. Grab-n-Go meals are also available on Tuesday and Thursday. Please call early to be added to the lunch list at (518) 279-3413 so we can be sure to have enough food prepared.

Sycaway Seniors Need a break from your normal routine? Come join us for an afternoon of fun, friendship, and enlightenment. Our next meeting is on Monday, October 3rd at 12:00 at the Brunswick Community Center on Keys Lane. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Peter St.Germain,

North Greenbush author Jim Flanigan will be signing copies of his books at the North Greenbush Kiwanis Craft/Vendor Fair on October 1st. Flanigan has written two books of memoirs, “Up From Second Street” and “The Great 2020 Paper Chase” that draw from his early years in Wynantskill, his travels and his 24 years in local government. Using humor and a vivid recall of detail, he recounts the flood of 1949, the Wynantskill School fire, the development of the Rensselaer Technology Park, the murder trial of a fellow Town Board member, the battle over a proposed casino, the origin of the Dunn Landfill and the pursuit of toilet paper during the pandemic. Other memoirs are based on travels to Italy, Ireland, Alaska and a fire tower in Idaho, as well as his experiences coaching girls softball and working with people with disabilities. The North Greenbush Kiwanis Craft/Vendor Fair will take place from 9AM to 4 PM on Saturday, October 1st at the North Greenbush Town Offices on Main Avenue (Route 66) in Wynantskill.

owner of the Brunswick Physical Therapy. At this time he will share some practical applications to help us have greater ease of motion. There will be time for Q&A. We will also have a 50/50 drawing, some Bingo games and light refreshments, provided by our refreshment committee. At our second meeting of the month we will have former Brunswick Historian, Sharon Zankel as our guest speaker. Sharon has a vast knowledge of the diverse history of Brunswick, and of the founding families. Perhaps she will be able to reveal some interesting history about your own family. Please share with us an afternoon of fellowship and enlightenment.

host an AARP Defensive Driving Course on Thursday, October 13th from 8:30 to 3:00. Residents 60 and over can refresh their driving skills, and may be able be eligible for a reduction in auto insurance. Pre-registration is required as space is limited and material needs to be ordered. The cost is $25 for AARP members and $30 for non-members. Checks are preferred and should be made out to AARP. Participants should sign in at 8:15. Please bring a bag lunch or sign up for lunch at the center. You will need to bring your AARP card with you. Call the center at (518) 686-7561 to sign up.

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een costumes. Costumes, Halloween masks, and costume accessories in good condition can be donated between now and 10/8. All sizes, infant - adult, are welcome. Donations should be brought to the circulation desk during regular hours. Please, do not leave them on the library porch. To ensure the best, hassle-free swap experience for participants we also ask that you label all costumes with a description (ie. vampire, size 7/8). On Wednesday, 10/12 between 4:30 - 6:30, come to the library to pick out a “new to you” costume. All costumes, masks, and accessories will be free and available on a first-come, first served basis. This event is open to everyone. You do not need to donate a costume in order to choose a new one, or vice versa. Please contact the library at 518-283-3721 if you have any questions about the Halloween Costume Swap.

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AROUND YOUR COMMUNITY Special Meeting Please be advised that The North Greenbush Town Board will have a Special Meeting for the presentation of the 2023 Preliminary Budget. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at the North Greenbush Town Offices located at 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, New York 12198. Respectfully submitted, Janice Hannigan Kerwin

News From Averill Park CSD Congratulations to Liam Rounds (Class of 2022) for earning a perfect score on a college-level Advanced Placement Exam in spring 2022. Not only did he earn a top score of 5, but he also scored the maximum amount of points on every single portion of the exam. Way to go, Liam! All five of our buildings are participating in a Warrior Wednesday event each month. September’s theme was Self Awareness with students getting to know themselves, including their likes and dislikes, strengths and challenges, feelings and opinions, and how our mind influences our emotions, words and behaviors. Everyone did a great job during the first Warrior Wednesday of

the year! The Community Education Program is back! Register on the district website for classes such as Co-Ed Volleyball, Indoor Walking, Holiday Project, NYS Defensive Driving, Yoga, Dog Obedience, and more. As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – You can also follow AP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

Highlight Acting Troupe to Hold Auditions for “A Christmas Ornament” The Highlight Acting Troupe is pleased to invite you to auditions for their upcoming holiday performance of “A Christmas Ornament” written by Ronald Levan. Auditions will be held on Friday, 9/30 @ 6:30 PM and Sunday, 10/1 @ 2:00PM. Location: Center Brunswick United Methodist Church Hoosick Road Troy NY All adults and child ages 7 and are welcome to audition. Written material will be provided for auditions.

Singers are welcome to perform a brief Acapella song if they would like to be considered for a singing role. Performance dates are December 2, 3, and 4. For further information please contact Robin Dickinson @

Shredding Day The Town of Sand Lake will be holding a FREE shredding event, Saturday, October 1st at Town Hall, 9:30 – 12:00. ACCEPTABLE materials include: Office (paperclips, staples, etc.); notepads & envelopes; hanging files & file folders and bound reports & presentations. UNACCEPTABLE items are: thick metal, batteries, corrugated cardboard & magazines, colored plastics & non-recyclable materials. Any questions please contact: Barbara Hansen, Town Clerk 518-674-2026 Ext. 122.

Thrift Shop The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9- 12. Closed on major holi-

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Averill Park Education Foundation 16th Annual Gala Dinner and Celebration The Averill Park Education Foundation is thrilled to announce Sera Deo and Alan Michaels as our 2022 educator and community award recipients. Come join us in honoring these two amazing individuals on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at the beautiful Old Daley on Crooked Lake! Ticket purchase and registration is open on our website or text APEF to 22828 to receive an email invitation. Get your tickets early! We anticipate a sell-out! All proceeds 100% support the Averill Park Central School District in the form of grants for enrichment projects and scholarships. Unable to attend but

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Memberance Day at Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus #3394 On Friday October 7, 2022, (Fried Dough Friday), Members Judi Couch and Joy Meher are hosting a “Memberance Day” to Benefit Shriner’s Hospitals for Children-Springfield, MA. The event will begin with Children’s activities and games/prizes from 4 pm to 7 pm! Then 7 pm to close our DJ playing 50’s music for your dancing and listening enjoyment! Menu; hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, Fried dough and more available for purchase. The first principle of our Order is Charity so please stop in to enjoy our “Memberance Day” and support the Shriner’s Hospital for Children of

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Trunk or Treat at Gilead Lutheran Church Sunday, October 30, 2022 Halloween is actually Monday, October 31, 2022 but we made the decision to celebrate it a day early. It gives our “truckers” more time to get ready for our visitors. That is a good point for us but it also frees up time for our little friends to go out again on Monday for more loot. Our trunks open at 3:00 PM and will close at 5:00 PM. If you enjoy watching the little one dress up but don’t have children of your own to take around, please feel free to come and hand out candy and goodies with us. Just to let you know, we have had close to 200 little visitors each

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Sand Lake Historical Society Features “Troy and The Gilded Age” Please join the Sand Lake Historical Society on Tuesday October 11th, at 7:00 PM, when Kathryn T. Sheehan, Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, presents an illustrated lecture on how Troy’s 19th century architecture became an integral backdrop to the Julian Fellows HBO series “The Gilded Age”. Kathryn worked with the location scouts and production designers as well as providing information on how Troy appeared during the Gilded Age and who the major players were in the city at the time (representing “old” and “new” money). She also will share behind the scenes stories from the filming for season one. A native of Troy, Kathryn’s ancestors settled in Rensselaer County in the 1760’s. Her career at the Hart Cluett Museum of Historic Rensselaer County began as a SUNY Albany public history intern. As the Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, Kathryn has researched and lectured on a number of Rensselaer County history topics and has presented her work on local radio and television as well as the History Channel, C-Span, Russian and Japanese Network television. She resides in Troy. When not working on local history topics, Kathryn can be found exploring the

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The Sky High Adventure Community Center ANNUAL APPEAL Has Hit Your Mailbox!!! Now it is up to you – to help create our Future! This Annual Appeal can determine how quickly our Board of Directors, Committees, and essential volunteers can assemble new programs, continue to rehab major sections of the Center, and plan for adding new resources and staff to advance community use. Most now know that the ‘Old St. Henry’s School’ is being transformed into a multi-generational center for education, enrichment, and recreation. Our seniors, our youth, our veterans, and families will find programs and activities grow as YOU support this effort. If you desire more involvement on a committee, or to volunteer to help at an event, please call 518-281-6480. If you want a safe, inclusive Community Center please support us with a generous donation now to our Annual Fund. The Appeal came in your mail - or sight in on the QR code below to go right to our Donations page. Invest in our community’s Quality of Life! …and every bit of support is greatly appreciated! for property located at 634 Bloomingrove Drive across from Community Resource Federal Credit Union in DeFreestville. The applicant is requesting that the zoning be changed from Neighborhood Business (BN) to General Business (BG) in order to build and operate an automobile service facility on this property located at the northwest corner of Washington Avenue Extension and Bloomingrove Drive in DeFreestville. This neighborhood is mostly residential and is historically significant. The Van Alen Home built around 1794 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places is located in this neighborhood. Also, a former one room schoolhouse (1809), the Blooming Grove Reformed Church and other histori-

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Columbia High School 1972 50th Reunion Columbia High School, class of 1972, is holding their 50th Reunion on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Rensselaer Elks Lodge, Columbia Tpke., East Greenbush. If you are a class member and have not been contacted please send information to chseg72@

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Watervliet High School Class of 1971 and 1972 50th Reunion

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The Watervliet High School Class of 1971 and 1972 are having a joint 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event will be held at the Watervliet Elks, 501 4th Avenue, Watervliet NY from 6-10 pm. There will be a hot and cold buffet, DJ and cash bar. Price is $35/ per person. Please RSVP by October 8th and join us for an evening of reminiscing, fun, music and food! For more information, or to pay, please contact Charles Patricelli ( 581378-4051, or Sue Razzano Lotano ( 518-360-9945.

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The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 until noon. As many of you know, this is the best kept secret in Rensselaer County! Great books, at great prices. Hardcovers start at $2 and most paperbacks are $1, and are written by your favorite authors. There is a great selection of children and young adult books available as well. Please stop by and see the great selection. Donations are coming in daily. If you would like to donate lightly-read books in good condition, please stop by the church office between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Please DO NOT drop donations outside the church doors. Thank you for your continued support and see you at the Book Nook!!

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will once again be hosting their Vendor & Craft Fair on,

Church of the Redeemer Sunday service, October 02 is at 9:00. Coffee hour and socializing follow the service. Please join us. We have begun our Thanksgiving food drive. We are collecting non-perishable food items until the week before Thanksgiving. You may bring donations whenever the Church or Thrift Shop is open. You do not have to be a member of Redeemer to participate. Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday at 10 AM. We are learning to make tea towel toppers for our upcoming craft fair. Bible Study is on Wednesday at 4:00. Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays from 3-6, and on Saturday, October 01 from 9-2.Stop in to see what we have for your Halloween celebration. The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front,

Baked Ziti & Meaballs Fundraiser at the Wynantskill American Legion Come help us kick off our 2022 Veterans and Children Toy Drive from 1pm- 5pm on Sunday, October 16th at American Legion Post #1489 located at 111 Main Ave. in Wynantskill NY. Dinner includes baked ziti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, and dessert. We welcome you to dine in our newly renovated banquet hall, or takeout will also be available. The price will be $12 for adults and $9 for children under

Sand Lake Center for the Arts Sand Lake Center for the Arts’ Squire Jacob Series Presents “Act Two”, A Night of Broadway, New and Old Act Two is a performing group of premier musical theater artists who have multiple years of show tune experience gathered from singing on various stages across the Capital district. The group features Joan Horgan, Judi Merriam, Joanne Mensching, Bill Harrison and Mark Burgasser. These artists have compiled an impressive repertoire to share with audiences of all ages. Join us on Saturday, October 1 at 8pm at Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www. or by calling 518-674-2007.

Art Call aGatherin’ is sponsoring a third Art Exhibition with Arts Letters & Numbers: “Erie, Eerie, Aerie, Wired, Weird & Wild - Art at the Border of Strange” to open October 26 for 3 days. Inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal - that audacious slice through New York State - we choose the

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Fresh Florida Fruit Fundraiser The Kiwanis Club of Troy is once again conducting their Annual Florida Fruit Sale!! 20 lb. cases of Navel Oranges 20 lb. cases of Ruby Red Grapefruit Or 20 lb. cases Half Oranges/Half Grapefruit Only $28 Each Most other organizations are at over $30-35. Picked fresh from the Florida groves and shipped directly to Troy for your enjoyment!! All orders are needed by November 20th!! All will arrive in Troy about December 8th. Call Dean today at 518322-0826. All monies go to children’s causes locally!!! THANK YOU!!!

Hope United Methodist Church to Host a Chicken Barbecue, Crafts Sale & Bake Sale Hope UMC will host a chicken barbecue, bake sale and crafts fair on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. The menu will consist of barbecued chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw, beverage and home baked pie. The cost is $15 per person and will be take-out only. There will also be a bake sale and crafts fair with unique crafted items

Honorary Chairs Susan & Joel Katz invite you to join us at our 13th Annual A Taste of Sand Lake, our biggest fundraiser of the year! A Taste of Sand Lake is a night of delicious eats from all of your favorite Sand Lake/Averill Park restaurants with raffles, live music provided by TL Holloway, and time spent with



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locally made. The barbecue is by reservation only. Call (518) 779-2553 to reserve your ticket. Hope UMC is located at 566 Brunswick Rd., Troy (Route 2 at the corner of Garfield Road).

518 Pajamas Collection East Schodack Fire Company is collecting for 518 Pajamas. This is a group that collects pajamas for donation to the Unity House of Troy’s Children’s Holiday Program. Pajamas are distributed to children who fall under all aspects of Unity House’s charitable and community programs. If interested in donating, please bring pajamas or a monetary donation to the firehouse during Pizza nights: Oct 1st, Nov 5th or Chicken & Biscuit Dinner: Nov 8th.

Library Jigsaw Puzzle Sale in Poestenkill Stock up on jigsaw puzzles for the winter months at an unusual sale of dozens of good condition used puzzles. Proceeds will benefit the Poestenkill Library. Friends of the Library will sell puzzles on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Poestenkill Library lawn (9 Plank Road, 12140). Most puzzles are 1000-piece ($6), many others are 300 or 500-piece ($4), and a few are children’s puzzles ($1). Come to find great puzzles by White Mountain Puzzles, Wysocki, Springbok, Hometown, among others. We will hold a reduced size sale on the porch in case of rain. For more information contact Marcia at 518 283-5353.

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Fall Craft Fair at Center Brunswick UMC “Save the Date” Saturday, November 5, 9am3pm, Center Brunswick UMC 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. Tables are selling quick! Vendors are invited to bring their new creations to this show. Tables are $25.00 for an 8x10 section – one vendor per section please. Contact Jean at 518694-1887 for rental and information. There will be a small concession stand as well.

10/1/2022. There will be Craft Vendors, Raffles, and a Bake Sale. All Kiwanis proceeds from the event will go back to services provided to the community. Interested Vendors can contact: Donna Ford @ 518-331-1441 or dlf083@

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Vendor Fair Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.100 Hays Road, East Greenbush. Table rental availablecall Lynda at 518-732-2111 or email at: schoolrn52@ Many vendors, Bake Sale, Raffle, 50/50.Kitchen will be open. Help us support our Veterans. Don’t miss this event!

Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church located on State Street in the village of Valley Falls, NY. For a $10 admission you may sample and vote for your favorite chili. Desserts and drinks are also for sale. For tickets in advance, contact Brian Backstrom at or call 518-527-6631. If you wish to enter as a Chef or for more information about the competition. please contact Bill Bobear at 6bbobear@ or call 518-2812281 to get an Entry Form. Entry forms must be submitted by September 10.

North Greenbush Kiwanis Craft Fair 10/1/2022

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North Greenbush Kiwanis will be hosting a Craft Fair at North Greenbush Town Hall in Wynantskill 9 am - 4 pm,

Sage Gators’ Fall Break Basketball Clinic for boys ages 10-17: October 10th (Columbus Day) @ Russell Sage, Albany campus.

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Kailey’s Course Golf Tournament 14 year old Kailey Paul was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. As you can imagine this has taken a toll on Kailey and her family both emotionally and financially. All the money raised will go towards the expense for the the family’s stay in NYC and offset the cost of medical bills while she is going through radiation and chemotherapy. Burden Lake Country Club Saturday, October 29th 11pm Registration/ lunch 12pm Shotgun start 5pm Dinner and Awards $125 per golfer / $500 foursome/$40 dinner only To register please call Lynda Martin at 518-8173185 / email lynda_marti-

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32nd Annual American Legion Post 1489 Golf Outing Sat. Oct.15 2022 Frear Park Golf Course Price $ 120.00 per person,includes -18 hole scamble w/cart,Lunch @ the course @ 11.00 (Park Pub),Shotgun Tee off @ 12;00,Two beverage chips included per person,Barbecue Dinner ( Giulano’s Catering) following golf back at the Legion w/ 1 hour of draft beer and soda.Prizes,giveaways,raffle,auction and plenty of laughs. Sign up @ the Legion 111 Main Ave. Wynantskill or call Bill McGuirk @4410013. If you don’t have a foursome sign up and we will match you up.Proceeds to benefit Sons of The Legion Veteran and youth charites.


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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Hoags Corners Volunteer Fire Company Breakfast Is Back Hoags Corners Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting its First Sunday of the Month All You Can Eat Breakfast (October 2) from 8am to 11am at the Hoags Corners Fire Station, 7237 State Route 66, East Nassau, NY 12062. Our Buffet-Style All You Can Eat Breakfast includes: Scrambled Eggs - Plain or with Ham & Cheese, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes - Plain and/or Blueberry & Apple. Plus: Applesauce, Fruit Cocktail, English Muffins, Coffee, Tea, Milk - Regular and/or Chocolate, and Orange Juice. Coast is Adults $12, Children (6-12yrs) $5, 5yrs and younger are FREE. Eat in or Take out. Phone 518-7665474. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, friendly atmosphere and bring your neighbors and friends.

Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill’s Annual Turkey Dinner

The United Women of Faith at the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush located at 1 Gilligan Road, are having a Brooks’ Bar-B-Q Take Out Dinner on Saturday, October 8th from 4-6:00 p.m. The menu will include: a ½ chicken with coleslaw, baked potato, a dinner roll, butter and dessert for $15 Just chicken for $7. Reservations are PREFFERED and can be made by calling 518-477-9693 by Friday, October 7th .

Zion’s Taborton UCC Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Oct. 15th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM Take Out only. On the menu is a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner, mixed vegetables, and a delicious dessert The cost will be $12.00 a dinner. To order a dinner call Diane Hoffman at 518 674-2746 or text at 518 649-5141 Call or Text Jane Weber at 518 258-4307, you will be called or texted your confirmation. Pick up your dinner between 4:30 and 5:30 at 744 Taborton Rd, Sand Lake, N.Y.

Chicken BBQ at Center Brunswick Fire Company The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick, Inc. is hosting a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 4:00pm–6:00pm. Dinner includes half chicken, macaroni salad, corn on the cob, roll and a drink. Cost is $15.00/ dinner. Curbside pickup only. For more information or for tickets call Renie at 518-810-2438 or the station at 518-279-3878. Come in person Monday nights to the firehouse between 7:00-8:00pm or all members have tickets to sell. Tickets also available through our Facebook page. Firehouse is located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180.

Roast Beef Supper at Pittstown Methodist Church Hall Roast Beef Supper on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Pittstown United Methodist Church hall (located in the village

of Pittstown on NY Route 7) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat in or Take out. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls, homemade pies, beverages. Price: adults $17.00, children 5-12 $7.00, under 5 free. For reservations call Bev at 518-663-5607.

East Schodack Fire Company Pizza Night Pizza & Wings are Back! Eat-in or Take-Out available. Please join us on Sat., October 1st. for our monthly Pizza Night. Menu includes: Fresh made pizza-Cheese(red or white) $10, extra toppings $1.50 whole pizza and $1.00 half pizza each. “The Works”- $15 , chicken wings- 10 for $10, mozzarella sticks- six for $4, and a bowl of salad - $3. Serving begins at 4:00, call 518- 479-3366 (after 2:00) to order ahead. Pizza Nights will be the first Saturday of the month till June.

Fall 2022 Chicken Bar-B-Q The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140 will hold our Fall 2022 Chicken Bar-B-Q on Saturday, October 1st at the church with a Drive-Thru, Take-Out Only dinner.

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The meal consists of: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, green beans, Cole slaw, cranberry sauce, roll and choice of homemade Apple or Pumpkin pie for dessert for a donation of $15 per meal. Pick-up time begins at 4:30 pm and ends at 6 pm. We strongly encourage you to pre-order your meals early by calling (518) 2831447. Reservations are suggested as our last dinner sold out. Thank you for your support.

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner at Best Luther Fire Dept. Saturday, October 15th 303 Old Best Rd., W. Sand Lake, NY 12196 (518283-5641), Chicken, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean, Cranberry Sauce, Biscuits, Beverages & Homemade Dessert, $13.00 per dinner Take-out 4pm-5pm & Eat-in 5pm-7pm; All takeouts are to be pre-ordered.

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Breakfast Buffet The Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are hosting a Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, October 9th, 2022 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus

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Sit down community dinners are back! Join us for a ham dinner on October 6th. Hope’s Kitchen, a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh, will be offering a free community dinner on Thursday, October 6th. The dinner will be sit down, with the option of takeout, served at Cornerstone Church, 570 3rd Avenue in Troy, from 3:00 to 6 PM. On the menu: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls and Butter, and Dessert. Free will donations are gratefully accepted. Reservations are required for either sit-down dinners or take-out dinners. Deadline for reservations is Friday, September 30th. Call (518) 235-3851 for reservations and specify number of eat-in or take-out meals.

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OPINION Biden tells his critics: 'Watch me.' People should give it a try. By Jonathan Capehart

Biden's Migrant Crisis Hits the Blue States By Rich Lowry

(c) 2022, The Washington Post During his recent interview on CBS's "60 Minutes," President Biden made a few controversial comments: The pandemic is over. Yes, the United States would defend Taiwan if invaded by China. But the real stand-out comment for me from Biden was, "Watch me!" This bit of Biden bravado came after interviewer Scott Pelley asked him what he would tell critics who say that because he's the oldest person ever to take the presidential oath, he is "unfit for the job." But is it really bravado if the president can back it up? Biden has a track record of outperforming expectations - so maybe it's time we all reset them. I interviewed Biden once as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and once as president-elect. Each time, he made a personal pronouncement that elicited my cocked eyebrow of skepticism simply because the environment in which he made it was unfavorable. But over time, Biden proved the skeptics wrong. I sat down with candidate Biden in August 2019, right after he finished a rally in South Carolina. The Post had just published a report that tore apart a favorite story he frequently told on the campaign trail. Even then, he was dogged by questions about his age and mental acuity. So I asked Biden how he could dismantle such a campaign-damaging narrative. "Well, I can only break out of it when I win," he said. Six months later, with his campaign seemingly in freefall, Biden won the South Carolina primary. That victory set him on the path to winning the nomination, and then the presidency with a record 81 million votes. During the transition, two days before Christmas and two weeks before the Jan. 6 insurrection, I joined a call the president-elect held with opinion columnists. This time, I asked him about concerns that the man who served 36 years in the Senate and still swooned over his work across the aisle couldn't see the agenda-busting sucker punches headed his way. "Well, let me tell you something," he responded. "You guys have been saying that about me since the day I ever got into office. . . . I think I know what I'm doing and I've been pretty damn good at being able to deal with the punchers." That included, he continued, "establishing with your opponents that if they want to play, I'm ready to fight." His willingness to fight has been questioned many times in the year and half since that interview. His sluggishness on voting rights comes to mind. And the sucker punch didn't come from Republicans alone, but also from a fellow Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.). Dealing with Manchin helped erode the president's standing within the party and among the people: Two months ago, according to Gallup, Biden's average approval rating at that point in his term was the lowest ever of any modern-day president. But by August, Biden was once again on an unexpected upswing. He signed the wide-reaching Inflation Reduction Act, fulfilling a host of promises such as lowering prescription drug prices, investing in climate mitigation and upping taxes on corporations. The bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act has led to the announcement of new car battery and semiconductor plants in the United States. Gas prices dropped all summer. Job creation remains strong with August marking the 20th consecutive month of job growth. Yes, Biden's approval rating is still underwater. But according to the RealClearPolitics average, his standing has improved from 37 percent on July 21 to 43 percent on Sept. 21. It's likely the wind at Biden's back will soon die down. Inflation remains high. The Federal Reserve just jacked up interest rates for the fifth time this year to slam the brakes on a potential recession. Gas prices are starting to tick up nationwide. And the president very well might face a Republican-controlled House and Senate after the midterm elections. Democrats being Democrats, count on those nettlesome conversations about whether Biden will or should run for reelection to reemerge with end-of-theworld urgency. But if such a change of fortune does befall Biden again, maybe we'll have learned not to let low expectations recalcify so quickly. In fact, the smartest move might be simply to do as Biden said in his interview: Just watch.

(c) 2022 by King Features Synd., Inc. The nation is having a contentious debate over whether illegal migrants coming over the Southern border should be transported further inland, and if so, where and by whom. Should they stay in San Antonio or end up in New York City, get bussed to a rural town no one has heard of, or get flown to one the most desirable summer spots in the country? Although this debate has generated much heat and is of great interest to the local authorities involved, it is really beside the point. The crux of the matter is that the Biden administration dismantled or downgraded every policy that had established control over the Southern border under his predecessor and is directly responsible for the record number of illegal immigrants flooding into the country. If the influx wasn't so large, there'd be fewer migrants to sign up for the bus trips north and east to blue cities sponsored by Texas and Arizona. Everyone should agree that it'd be much better if Biden reversed field and sought to control the border. Texas and Arizona would no longer be getting inundated, and therefore would have less incentive to send the migrants further inland. If that were the case, places like Washington, D.C., and New York City wouldn't be receiving thousands of new migrants and wouldn't have to declare emergencies and request the National Guard to help cope. If the border states are treating migrants as "pawns," give them fewer pieces on the board. If they are engaged in unworthy "stunts," remove the incentive to make theatrical gestures in the first place. Reduce the temperature by controlling the problem at the source. The truth of the matter is that prior to Texas and Arizona undertaking their programs -- and DeSantis adding his attention-grabbing flights to Martha's Vineyard -- illegal immigrants were already getting moved around the country, with the assent of the Department of Homeland Security. The

federal government gives migrants permission to travel within the country, and then private organizations get them on buses to go to their preferred destinations. Does anyone think this is how our immigration system should work? Of course, a Biden crackdown at the border is not in the offing. The administration is steadfastly dishonest about the border. Vice President Kamala Harris says the border is "secure," and any problems only result from "a broken immigration system." Well, yes, the border is secure in the sense that the Mexican equivalent of the 10th Mountain Division isn't going to march over it any day now, but there is no serious effort to exclude the historic tide of migrants. Democrats are so vested in the "Big Lie" about the border, they don't dare to contradict it, even when they are yelping in pain about having to deal with migrants. On CNN over the weekend, New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the migrant situation "a humanitarian crisis," yet refused to call out the maestro of this debacle. Asked by Jake Tapper whether it's a crisis that needs more attention from the Biden administration, Adams knew he couldn't go there. "No," he said. "I believe it's a crisis that needs more coordination from our country." An estimated 1.35 million illegal immigrants have entered the country since Biden's inauguration, and they aren't leaving any time soon. Biden officials don't want to stop the flow; they just want to manage it better. Asked by Bret Baier of Fox News earlier this year whether the administration seeks to reduce illegal immigration, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, "It is the objective of the Biden administration to make sure that we have safe, orderly, and legal pathways for individuals to be able to access our legal system." In other words, the Biden administration may not want migrants showing up in Martha's Vineyard, but there will be plenty of newcomers settling all over the United States, in a never-ending flow.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Rensselaer County Should Consider a DUI Court

under the influence before their first arrest [CDC Vital Signs, 2010]. We need to explore solutions to limit repeat offenders, also known as recidivism. Recently, I heard a speech by Meagan Galligan (2022 NY Supreme Court Justice candidate) about Sullivan county’s DUI court. Sullivan County recently recreated a DUI court. In recent years, Specialty Diversion Courts (Veterans Treatment Courts, Drug Courts, DUI courts) have sprouted up. Specialty courts encourage disposition of criminal cases to reduce incarceration rates and allow offenders to get the help they need. Address the problem before the problem spirals into a much larger problem.

As shown in the TU stories and other data, many DUI offenders are repeat offenders. Assuming DUI courts are as successful as drug courts, recidivism is expected to be reduced by 35 to 50% [National Institute of Justice]. In New York, counties can petition to create these specialty courts. Rensselaer County should follow Sullivan County’s path and create a DUI court. Those that participate in DUI courts must meet weekly with the judge, are subject to routine and spot testing, and many other requirements. Let’s create a DUI court to address this problem before a larger issue drives the need. Michael Myer, North Greenbush

Creek near Hudson. Stop No. 1; NY-29, Spook Rock Road, Greenport “Schoolhouse Stories” leads you along Route 9H in Kinderhook between the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse and Luykas Van Alen House. A wayside narrative explains how Kinderhook schoolmaster Jesse Merwin was the inspiration for Washington Irving’s iconic character,

Ichabod Crane, in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Another interpretive sign at the site details how the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse was the site of a national radio broadcast featuring Eleanor Roosevelt. Stop No. 1; 2589 NY-9H, Kinderhook Following the map for “Dutch and Mohican Heritage,” visitors can learn about the region’s Indigenous peoples, including the Mohicans who lived in what is

now Columbia County. For a look at Dutch heritage and farming, take a walk at Lindenwald, home of eighth U.S. president Martin Van Buren. Feel free to divert from your road trip to wander, following interpretive signs as you walk around the house and grounds for an outside tour provided by the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Depending on the season, take an inside tour of the mansion. Stop No. 7; 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook

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I was sad and bothered to read the string of recent Times Union (TU) stories related to DWI in the Capital Region. In September, the TU reported a fatality on I-87 stemming from a driver with 4 prior convictions, no license and drunk [Times Union, 9/16/2022]. In July, the TU reported on the Watervliet Police Chief going public to single out repeat DWI offender [Times Union, 7/25/2022]. Both stories involved people who had already been arrested and convicted for DWIs. Per the CDC, on average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times



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TOWN OF SAND LAKE The Town of Sand Lake is seeking applications for employment in the Highway Department. Valid CDL is preferred. Willing to train qualified individual. All applicants will be considered but a Sand Lake resident is preferred. Must acquire a CDL within the 1st year of employment if selected. Seeking hands on motivated individual that is willing to learn and work as a team. Starting pay rate $19. 00, with health insurance, sick time, NYS retirement starts 1st day of employment along with union benefits. Drug and alcohol testing is mandatory. Please submit applications to the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 8428 Miller Hill Road or Public Works, 25 Spring Road, West Sand Lake by October 7, 2022.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CRAFT FAIR! BRANSON MANOR SENIOR APTS. 3 Grandview Dr, Rensselaer. Wed., 10/5, 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. Craft fair & food. ALL ARE WELCOME! TURKEY DINNER at The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill, 902 Schodack Landing Rd, Schodack Landing. Sat. 10/22. P/u times are 4, 4:45 & 5:30pm. Take out only. $15 Adults, $7 (12 & under). Gluten free avail. Reservations req. by 10/21. Call (518) 732-7345, (518) 732-7500

WANTED TO BUY AAA-Antiques Antiques wanted. Paintings, furniture, glassware, silver/gold jewelry, toys, jazz albums, nautical items, and vintage watches. I come to you! (518) 424-4626

The Town of East Greenbush Department of Public Works 69 Gilligan Rd, East Greenbush, NY 12061 (518) 477-6103 Fall Clean Up Fall Cleanup will begin Monday, October 24th, 2022, and resume for the next 4 Mondays. The leaves must be in biodegradable bags and brush must be tied up into 4 foot bundles, placed out alongside of the roadway, but not in the road.


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

The dates are as follows: October 24th, 2022 MISSING CAT Disappeared on 7/12/2022 from Millers Corners Rd, East Greenbush. “Beyoncé,” a young calico cat, has a constant tremor that causes her to bounce while standing/walking. She is microchipped. If you have seen her, please CALL (480) 428-9357.

October 31st, 2022 November 7th, 2022 November 14th, 2022 Please be advised that these are the ONLY dates the Department of Public Works will be performing Fall Cleanup. If you miss these dates, you may bring these items to the Transfer Station, located at 246 Ridge Road, Town of East Greenbush. Residents must provide proof of residency, or a Transfer Station permit, and are allowed to bring these items all year long at no cost. Please do not place bags of leaves or bundles of brush on the pavement, in front of culverts, or on top of catch basins. Place all items on the edge of the road. Sincerely, Daniel Fiacco Commissioner of Public Works Town of East Greenbush ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Siena Grad. 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small. (518) 475-8782.

ALWAYS BEST PAINTING Int/ext. painting. Plaster & sheet- rock, wallpaper, wood staining and refinishing. 25 yrs exp. free est. Ins. Hire a Craftsman. (518) 424-5812 Antiques, vinyl records, comic books, old signs, instruments, toys, coins, watches, new/old stock items, etc 518-801-4673 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 $$CA$H$$ FOR JUNK CARS $100-$1000. FREE PICKUP (518) 914-8633 CARS - WE BUY JUNK CARS Top $ paid. Cash on the spot! Free removal. Call or text for a free quote! (518) 779-5497 CASH FOR METAL/CARS We buy farm equip., metal, cars. We have the equip. to take care of big jobs. Highest prices paid. Demolition. Towing & transport avail. Part of the proceeds go to the veterans. (518) 339-3369 CONCRETE WORK Stamped concrete, concrete pads, walkways/sidewalks, garage floors. Call Simply Concrete, our prices can’t be beat. (518) 961-2288 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 All sizes available. Also, dump trailer for the tricky spots. Labor available for demo & loading. Part of the proceeds go to the veterans. (518) 339-8710 DUMPSTERS Lowest rates possible 6, 8,10,12, 15, 20, 25, 30 yard sizes. Ed LaplacaW.S.L. Cell (518) 378-1080 FIREWOOD - FREE DELIVERY Clean cut, split & delivered. 1yr. seasoned & 2yr. seasoned available. Small or Large deliveries. Camp wood - Fresh cut & semi seasoned. (518) 810-4273 FRIDHOLM PAINTING INTERIOR PAINTING - One or multi-room projects. Popcorn and Cathedral Ceilings. 2-story foyers and kitchen cabinets. Exterior painting projects, too. Free estimates. CALL US AT (518) 330-9507 or visit us at We Love What We Do! GLASS/SCREEN REPAIR Broken glass, torn screens repaired. Home repairs. Makes house calls. (518) 203-8595 HANDYMAN 35 yrs. exp. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. Heating & Hot water systems installation, service & repair. Fully ins. (518) 727-9077

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HANDYMAN Remodeling, carpentry, decks, porches, masonry, int./ext. paint, fences, doors/windows, gutters, all repairs. Free est. 518-669-0814 or 518-271-9161 HOUSECLEANING 34+ yrs. exp. Reliable and trustworthy. Excellent references. (518) 813-2740 HOUSE CLEANING Call today for an estimate on a one-time deep cleaning or regularly scheduled cleanings. Excellent references. Linda (518) 222-9734 HOUSE CLEANING Dependable, thorough. Exc. ref’s. Perfect Premises House Cleaning, Jill (518) 727-1342 HOUSECLEANING Jobs Wanted Reliable, reasonable rates. 15+ yrs exp. Ref’s. Call (518) 8057670. Available now. JUNK REMOVAL & DEMO Oil tanks, hot tubs, pools, sheds, barns, houses, fence & retaining wall removal, yard cleanup. Res./comm. clean out & organize. Fully equipped to handle any job. (518) 339-8710. Part of the proceeds go to the veterans. LANDSCAPING Fully ins., free est. Mowing, trimming, mulch. Lawn, tree & shrub inst. & rpr. Spring/Fall cleanups. Jim, Herbert’s Landscaping (518) 334-0015 LAWN MOWER REPAIR Prompt, guar. repairs on most brands. P/u, del. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378 MASONRY & LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION New installations & old restorations. Booking for Fall. Fully ins. John (518) 269-6804 MASONRY - Redden Masonry All phases, new & old. Brick, block, concrete, stone work. Fully ins. Shawn 518-577-0962 MOUNTAINVIEW Landscaping Fall/Leaf cleanups, tree removal /pruning, brush hogging. Ins. Call/Text (518) 330-0504 PAINTING/HANDYMAN We paint anything! Carpentry. Free est. Town/Country. (518) 833-4608 or (518) 833-2447 PRESSURE WASHING/DECKS Deck restoration stain, painting, homes, concrete. Fast response. Town/Country. 518618-8051 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 ROOFING All phases of roofing & repairs. Shingle, Metal, Slate Repairs, Torch Down/epdm, Flat Roofs, Chimney Repairs & Rebuilds, Chimney Sweeping & Rooftop Snow Removal. 24/7 Emergency Repairs. Accepting Credit Cards. Fully licensed & insured. Call DEPENDABLE ROOFING for a FREE Estimate. (413) 281-5655, (413) 441-1380 ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes & repairs. Free est. (518) 378-6298 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 TREE SERVICE (518) 312-8005, (518) 674-2444 Don Bradley Jr. Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured & experienced. TREE SERVICE C & S Tree and Property Services. Free ests. Insured. Sean Finn (518) 491-4206 TREE & STUMP REMOVAL Brush hogging available. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 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

Nicholas Carmen Berghela 10/1/80-9/10/18 Happy Birthday to our Nick! Words cannot describe how much we miss you and love you. We are always asking why someone with such a gentle heart and soul had to be taken away from us? We just wish we could have an answer. All our love, Michael and Mom

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LEGAL NOTICES 25 Carey Ave, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/21/2022. Cty: Rensselaer. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3 Saratoga St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. General Purpose Beauty By Julie LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/ 02/22. Off. loc.: Rensselaer Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 108 Barton Road, Buskirk, NY 12028. Purpose: General. DIAMONDWOOD MHP LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/19/22. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 534, Nassau, NY 12123. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Hoosick Falls Redemption, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/21/2022. Cty: Rensselaer. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3 Saratoga St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. General Purpose

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION PERSUANT TO NY LLC LAW SECTION 206 The name of the limited liability company is Eden Real Estate & Development LLC. The date of the filing of the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State was 05 /10/2021. The County in which the office of the LLC is located is Rensselaer. The agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served is the Secretary of State and such shall mail a copy of any process to 118 Phillips Rd, Valley Falls, NY 12185. The business purpose of the LLC is any lawful business purpose or purposes. Notice of formation of 518 Dumpsters and Materials, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York State Dept. of State on 05/26/2022. The County within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is located in is Rensselaer. The Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is to the limited liability company at Brian Cardella30 Burden Lake RDEast Greenbush, NY 12061. Company is organized for Waste management.


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"NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: Michael J. Bobersky, CPA PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/22. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, 302 Waters Rd., East Greenbush, New York, 12061. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Harris NMT Consulting LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/4/2022. Office location: 131 Abbey Rd, Poestenkill, NY 12140 (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 131 Abbey Rd. Poestenkill, NY 12140. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Is All Your Paperwork Done Before You Leave This World? The Rensselaer County Senior Center will be hosting a number of informational sessions on Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Wills, Trusts and so much more.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: RENOVATE RENSSELAER 4 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 26, 2022. 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 19 Holly Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: RENOVATE RENSSELAER 3 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 22, 2022. 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 19 Holly Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: Michael Flynn RE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 5, 2022. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to The LLC, 881 Spring Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: Any lawful business purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company: Name: County Line Property Services LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/24/2022. Office location: Rensselaer County SSNY has been designated as the agent of the LLC, upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 111 Bunker Hill Road, Nassau, NY 12123. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Articles of Organization of Lanys T’vyl Properties, LLC (“LLC”) filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 23, 2022, effective on the date of filing. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 2965 River Road, Melrose, New York 12121, which shall be the principal business location. The purpose for which the LLC is formed is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the NYS Limited Liability Company Law.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF OLIVE BRANCH RANCH LLC a domestic LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. Of State on 09/01/2022. Office location: RENSSELAER County. NY Sec. of State is designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail service of process to 739 Mar Vista Dr, Vista CA 92081 There is no registered agent. Purpose is any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of PMCG, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York State Dept. of State on 05/31/2022. The County within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is located in is Rensselaer. The Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is to the limited liability company at Pierre-Phillip Massena 8 Evergreen Way East Greenbush, NY 12061. Company is organized for PMCG, LLC provides estimates, inspections and advocacy services. TOWN OF SAND LAKE Notice of Special Workshop Meeting The Town Board of Sand Lake is holding a Special Workshop Meeting to discuss the Preliminary Budget on October 5th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Sand Lake, New York.

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TOWN OF SAND LAKE PLANNING BOARD LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Sand Lake Planning Board will hold the following Public Hearing at the Sand Lake Town Hall, located at 8428 Miller Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM. A public hearing will be held regarding a Minor Subdivision Application for the Town of Sand Lake, 100 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018, Map #159.-1-34 to subdivide a 3.26-acre parcel of land with existing improvements creating one new lot with existing improvements pursuant to Chapter 225 Subdivision of Land. Written comment regarding this subject matter may be submitted to the Planning Board at: Lfedore by 12 Noon on October 5, 2022 in order that it may be entered into the record. HOAGS CORNERS FIRE DISTRICT #1 ***LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET*** NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1 of the Town of Nassau, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1, for its consideration. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the

Join Elder Attorney Phil Tribble of Tribble Law Thursday 11am, October 6th Keep reading the advertiser for our schedule of attorneys and dates. We are open 9am to 3pm and are located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer Call (518) 463-2166 for more information

p.m. Hoags Corners Fire House, 7237 NY 66, East Nassau, New York 12062, in the Town of Nassau, State of New York on the 18th day of October, 2022. Pursuant to Town Law §105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same. A copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Nassau at 29 Church St., Nassau, New York and the Office of the Fire District Secretary at 7237 NY 66, East Nassau, NY where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours, which will be held October 2, 2020 from 10am-11am.. The proposed budget is available on the District website, ww Tracey Hempel Secretary, Board of Fire Commissioners Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1

Come Pray Come pray the Rosary in front of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, October 1st at 1:00 P.M. Gethsemane Hill – 52 Tsatsawassa Lake Road, East Nassau. Please confirm attendance with Alice by calling 518-766-5403 or by e-mail:

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to upstate starting at the Stewart’s line on the CapiCONTINUED FROM 1 tol Press-room podcast last month, a definition New Paltz Deputy Mayor Alexandria Wojcik agrees with.) A few of this New York City-raised reporter’s Facebook “friends” believe upstate begins wherever on the drive north from the city that a driver starts to relax. This could be Newburgh, Bear Mountain, or, even, incongruously, the Sloatsburg rest area. For Taconic drivers, relaxation apparently arrives when the presumed speed


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limit goes up 15 miles per hour and the space between cars doubles. That is a pretty lovely moment, admittedly. Mat Zucker of the podcast Cidiot maintains there’s an exact spot on the Taconic State Parkway where upstate begins: Miller Hill Road just after I-84 interchange (Exit 37). “Driving north from New York City, you come out of the tight, wooded crazy S-curves of Putnam County and the road and sky just opens up. In front of you are hills, the Catskills in the distance and you’ve entered another world — light, space, farms, beauty. Your eyes open wide, your blood pressure goes down, you’ve entered upstate,” he said. As lyrical as Zucker sounds, according to the play “Hello Dolly,” upstate begins at Yonkers. (Thanks to The Adirondack Council’s “Forever Adirondacks” director Aaron Mair for flagging this definition.) Geography plays an important role in what people refer to as upstate; point of view makes all the difference. Not everyone in this vast state is endlessly traveling north from New York City. And there are so many ways to carve what’s north of the city into smaller regions: Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Catskills, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, and Western New York. For author Laurie Woolever, who grew up in the Syracuse area, upstate meant Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks. After attending school in Ithaca and marrying a Western New Yorker, Tim Dressel of Dressel Farms in She is in the nation’s Top 10% of realtors! Real Estate Services



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New Paltz doesn’t consider where he lives upstate. “It’s relative but if you ask me, it starts at the Twin Bridges on 87 north of Albany,” he said. This definition could anger Hudson Valley residents; certain regions appear to have stronger opinions than others. Dearstyne, the historian, methodically outlines other ways upstate could potentially be defined: Anything outside of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s commuter rail area; where taxes are paid; where state aid is given; judicial districts; school districts; and even the Hudson River. “When you talk about the Hudson Valley, we usually mean Albany to New York City. The Hudson goes way up north so the Hudson Valley could be from the Adirondacks all the way down to New York City,” he mused. For the record, Dearstyne would use “downstate” to refer to New York City and believes the city warrants its own distinction. “It’s a different economy, it always seems to be more diverse, a faster pace of life, more going on. Other things have been historically different — upstate has mostly been Republican since the Civil War and New York City, for the most part, Democratic. Not always, but for a lot of the time.” (For further reading, Dearstyne suggests the essay on “Upstate and Downstate” in “The Encyclopedia of New York State.” Another, older “historical” discussion he notes is David M. Ellis, “New York: State and City,” chapter 8, “Upstate versus Downstate.”) Andrew Addotta wouldn’t refer to the city as downstate. To his mind, that’s more for people in the North Country traveling to Albany. Addotta, co-owner of Hamilton & Adams, a men’s clothing store in Kingston, has lived in New York City. He grew up in Buffalo, went to school in Alfred and Ithaca, and has been a resident of Ulster County for a decade. His take? “I think it’s all upstate. There isn’t a clear delineation.” Addotta’s store has been selling merchandise — shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, stickers — bearing the words “upstate and chill” since 2017. They have shipped online orders to all 50 states. “Upstate is a feeling and a vibe. It isn’t meant to be any one place. It’s a whole aura and the beauty it offers,” Addotta said. He firmly believes this can be the Finger Lakes, a Bills game, or apple picking in the Hudson Valley. “It’s a huge state,” he said, adding, “It’s based on your experience. That’s where your upstate is.” On that, Addotta and Dearstyne are aligned: “Everybody has a thought and I think don’t take it too seriously,” Dearstyne said. “You define it your way, I define it my way.”

Pittstown Fire Dept Annual Chicken Barbeque Dinner Saturday, October 15, 2021 3:00-5:00 PM Take Out only . Price: $15.00. Meal includes: Half Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Cookies, Cranberry Jam. Pick Up at: 134 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094. Suggest you pre-order to 518-424-1995 (must include name, phone no. and # meals desired)


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