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In this Saratoga • Milton • Burnt Hills • Malta
Number 6 February12,2009
The number of farms in announces
Saratoga County increased by 8
percent over the past ﬁve years,
according to data from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s cen-
sus released Wednesday, Feb. 4.
See story on Page 3.
will likely be picked
When Cupid strikes March 31
By CHARLES WIFF
Capital District residents share their stories about falling in love
More than two weeks from the
There is an old saying about ﬁnding love: There’s a lid for every pot. People ﬁnd date Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn
love in all kinds of places, from the supermarket to the Internet. into the U.S. Senate, Gov. David
The Spotlight spoke to some area residents who met their other halves in a variety Paterson has announced a likely
of unexpected ways. Some were set up intentionally by friends while others were date when her former constitu-
falling in love but didn’t even know it. ents will have a chance to pick her
replacement: Tuesday, March 31,
Mummies ••• when James Tedisco, R-Sche-
nectady, will face off against Scott
and more “One of my best friends in high school was named Jim. He and I ran on the Murphy, D-Glens Falls.
track and cross-country team together, and by junior year we began hang- Paterson’s Wednesday, Feb. 11,
Mummies are one of the big ing out with a group of track guys, going to movies, parties, dances and
draws at the Institute of His- announcement was not a formal
concerts,” said Jack Rightmyer of Burnt Hills. proclamation. He said that will
tory and Art. On Saturday, Feb. “Jim had a younger sister named Judy, and during senior year come Monday, Feb. 23. State law
14, they’ll be one of the center- he began asking us, ‘Do you guys mind if I bring my sister requires a proclamation 30 to 40
pieces of the museum’s annual and her friends to the concert?’” said Rightmyer. days from the date of the vote. At
Egyptian Family Festival. that point, the parties’ candidates
■ See Cupid Page 9 can get their names set on the bal-
See story on Page 15.
lot and independent hopefuls can
By JACKIE SHER start collecting signatures.
Spotlight Newspapers The announcement comes
email@example.com after much ballyhooing from Re-
publicans about Paterson’s slug-
gish response. Tedisco, the Na-
tional Republican Congressional
Committee, Young Republicans
and the Republican National
Committee have all made state-
ments calling on Paterson to call
the race immediately, arguing
that the 20th Congressional Dis-
trict should have a new leader as
Mohon upends soon as possible.
“I am thankful that Gov. Pater-
Ballston Spa son toady announced March 31
as the special election date for the
Mohonasen showed Ballston 20th Congressional District, and
Spa why its one of the top Class ﬁnally ended ‘no taxation without
A girls basketball teams. The
Mighty Warriors (12-2 league,
Foundr y deal iced for a week plan for a $4.6 billion manufacturing “Everything is very positive, but
representation’ for this district,
which has gone without a voice in
15-2 overall) earned a 72-38 Shareholder vote Congress for too long,” Tedisco
facility at the Luther Forest Technol- we didn’t have enough of those posi- said in a statement.
victory over the Scotties last Fri- delayed, but construction ogy Campus. But a special meeting of tives,” said AMD’s Director of Global Murphy could not be reached
day in Rotterdam. planning continues shareholders in Austin, Texas, earlier Environmental Health and Safety for comment.
See story on Page 20. that day hit a snag when there was no Steve Groseclose, at the Feb. 10 A springtime election from Pa-
By CHARLES WIFF quorum. meeting. terson may work to the advantage
Spotlight Newspapers Only 41.7 percent of shareholders The company’s shareholders of his fellow Democrat, who must
firstname.lastname@example.org were present or had voted by proxy. were voting on $6 billion in foreign work to win over voters in the
Saratoga Spotlight is published each The vote to accept Arab investments investments from Abu Dhabi-based overwhelmingly Republican dis-
Thursday by Spotlight LLC, 125 Adams Advanced Micro Devices repre- and clear the way for formation of the Advanced Technology Investment trict. That’s especially true con-
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Page 2 • February 12, 2009 Spotlight Newspapers
Indictment comes in decades-old murder case
Nelson E. Costello, 62, of Saratoga County District Attorney 43, of Ballston Spa, and charged transported to the Clifton Park a suspended license, according to
Arizona, was indicted by a Saratoga James Murphy III. Bacon was 22 him with DWI on Monday, Feb. station, where she submitted to a police. She was released on tickets
County grand jury on Thursday, years old when he was last seen 2, after a trafﬁc stop on Greenﬁeld breath test. and will answer the charges in
Feb. 5, on murder charges and two leaving for work at Behr Manning Avenue in the Town of Milton. Edelman is scheduled to answer Clifton Park Town Court at a later
counts of tampering with a witness in Waterford. Burke, who was also charged the charge in Clifton Park Town date.
in the fourth degree based on his The case involved a joint with failure to stop at a sign, was Court at a later date. • The Saratoga County Sheriff’s
alleged role in the death of David investigation involving numerous processed at the Milton station and Ofﬁce arrested Grant W. Dickhute,
M. Bacon, who was last seen April agencies including the New then released to a third party. He 23, of 14 Shefﬁeld Drive, Clifton
10, 1969. • Stephanie A. Thibault, 49, of
York State Police, Troy Police is scheduled to answer the charge 44F Hollandale Apartments, Clifton Park, early on Wednesday, Feb. 4,
The indictment says that Department, Waterford Police in Milton Town Court on Tuesday, Park, was charged with DWI, and charged him with aggravated
Costello murdered Bacon on Depar tment, Cohoes Police Feb. 17. aggravated unlicensed operation DWI, failure to keep right and
or about that date in the Town Department and authorities in the • A Rexford resident was of a motor vehicle, failure to keep speed not reasonable or prudent.
of Waterford. It further alleges state of Virginia and Arizona. charged with DWI by the Saratoga right and failure to signal a turn on Dickhute was arrested after a
that Costello tampered with a Costello was remanded to County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce following a Tuesday, Feb. 3, following a trafﬁc motor vehicle accident on route
witness “by wrongfully inducing Saratoga County jail without bail. motor vehicle accident on Vischer stop by Saratoga County deputies 146A in Clifton Park. He allegedly
or attempting to induce another Ferry Road in the Town of Clifton on Princess Pine Drive in Clifton failed several sobriety tests. He was
person to absent himself from or Park on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Park. released on tickets and will appear
otherwise avoid or seek to avoid Other arrests Beth Edelman, 44, of 6 Brian Thibault allegedly failed several in Clifton Park Town Court at a
appearing or testifying at an action • The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Drive, allegedly failed standardized later date.
or proceeding,” twice in October of sobriety tests before she was
Ofﬁce arrested Robert G. Burke, field sobriety tests. She was
2008, according to a release from arrested. She was also driving with
Two charged in deer jacking IN BRIEF
High school arts Respect Club encourages
students, parents and community
Two Clifton Park brothers were an individual shining a light into the on parole for a violent felony and
arrested by state Department of ﬁeld. The individual ﬂed, leaving his had a suspended driver’s license. festival scheduled members to check out the
Environmental Conservation ofﬁcers car at the scene. ECOs tracked the Investigators also searched cell The 16th Annual Respect Rachel’s Challenge Website at
and charged with hunting and penal individual with a K-9 unit. The trail phone records and William Smith’s Ar ts Festival will be held at www.rachelschallenge.org.
violations in connection with the was lost at a nearby road. residence. Shenendehowa High School on
illegal taking of a deer in Schodack, Friday, Feb. 13. The Respect
The car was found to belong to
Michael Smith, who reported it stolen
As a result, William Smith
was charged with two counts of
Ar ts Festival is designed to Hoops for Hope
highlight and celebrate student
William O. Smith, 43, and moments after it was abandoned in aggravated unlicensed operation achievement in the ar ts with
Michael Smith, 37, were arrested in the ﬁeld. ECO Scott Daly determined of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree This Saturday, Feb. 14, support
the purpose of creating a more
connection with the Dec. 28 incident. that the operator of the vehicle was criminal possession of a weapon, Hoops for Hope 2009 by shopping
cohesive and unified school
A local resident who heard gunshots his brother, William Smith, and taking deer during a closed season, at Chico’s in Saratoga Springs. A
community, and to foster an
in a Schodack ﬁeld investigated and working with New York State Police, taking deer with the aid of a light, percentage of the day’s total sales
atmosphere of respect, tolerance
saw a deer leaving a blood trail and determined that William Smith was discharging a ﬁrearm within 500 feet will beneﬁt Hoops for Hope and
and appreciation of diversity.
of a dwelling (all misdemeanors), the six organizations providing
as well as the violations of hunting This year’s keynote programs and services to families
without a license, trespassing on speaker will be from Rachel’s dealing with cancer: American
posted property and using a spotlight Challenge. Rachel’s Challenge Cancer Society, Cindy’s Comfort
to hunt deer within 500 feet of a is an organization created in Camp, To Life!, Ronald McDonald
residence. Additionally, he was the aftermath of the Columbine House, NEXT STEP and Roger
charged with violating his parole shootings in 1999. Rachel Scott Kiley Memorial Research Fund.
and has been returned to prison for was the first student killed in
15 months. that attack, and her father has
subsequently devoted his life Pub to celebrate
Michael Smith was charged with to preser ving his daughter’s
taking a deer during the closed memor y. According to their St. Patrick’s Day
season, making a false report of a website, the program’s central Carney’s Irish Pub’s will hold
crime and making a false written message is that students have its 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day
statement. the power to make permanent celebration on Tuesday, March
“Thanks to the ﬁne police work and positive cultural change in 17.
of our ECOs we were able to solve their schools and communities by The restaurant will ser ve
this case and help protect the traditional cor ned beef and
Freedom Of Speech
accepting the challenge of Rachel
natural resources of the state,” DEC Scott to start a chain reaction of cabbage all day, with lamb stew
Regional Director Gene Kelly said in kindness and compassion. and Irish potato soup until 3 p.m.
a statement. Enter tainment includes Irish
Practiced Every Day fiddlers from noon to 4 p.m.,
bagpipers at 6:30, and the band
Emerald Dawn from 8:30 p.m. to
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Spotlight Newspapers February 12, 2009 • Page 3
Ag in county The Sound of Music
a growth industry
Number of new farms by 5 percent; in Rensselaer,
in Saratoga area 8 percent; and in Hamilton
County, there was a marked
bucks state trends 17 percent decline.
Wa r r e n C o u n t y g r e w
By CHARLES WIFF significantly, on the other
Spotlight Newspapers hand, with a 19 percent jump in
email@example.com the number of farms and large
increases in farm acreage, as
The number of far ms in well.
Saratoga County increased Albany County saw a three
by 8 percent over the past percent jump in farm numbers,
five years, according to data but a significant 12 percent
from the U.S. Depar tment of decline in the overall acreage
Agriculture’s census released of the county’s farms.
Wednesday, Feb. 4. Decreasing acreage across
That’s a considerably faster the state hints at a phenomenon
expansion than the nationwide that Saratoga County farmers
average of 4 percent growth. continue to contend with: the
The county had 641 farms in escalating price and shrinking
2007, up from 592 in 2002,
y e a r t h e “Right now, we’re looking at a very poor
conducted. marketplace for dairy. … Dairy farmers
At t h e are feeling a lot of pressure right now
same time, Juliana Reibel, left, as Maria, calms the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp during a severe thunderstorm
the average because milk prices are very, very low.” in Shenendehowa High School’s production of “The Sound of Music.” From left are Connor Olney (Kurt), Kara
f a r m Peter Gregg Cregin (Leisl), Maria Andreoli (Marta), Tess Weiskopf (Gretl); Jamie Burton (Brigitta), Kelsie Moinzadeh (Louisa),
size has and Eric Keyrouze (Friedrich). “The Sound of Music” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 12 to 14 in the high
decreased school east auditorium. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating and can be ordered at www.shenet.org.
7 percent, from 127 acres to supply of land. Submitted photo
118 acres. That data points to The census only covers
several agricultural trends, through 2007, though, and
including a move toward numbers for recent and
locally produced food. coming months might not be
“We do have a resurgence as promising. The economic
of smaller people brought on recession has hit farmers just
by the fact that there’s nothing as hard as anyone else, said
Getting the lead out
better than growing your own Smith. Libraries grapple Commission, drafters of the or cer tain metals and alloys
food,” said Richar d Smith, “Right now is one of the legislation, and local librarians which the commission has
dair y and farm management tougher economic periods for
with new federal limits
are following suit. r e c o g n i z e d r a r e l y, i f e v e r,
e d u c a t o r f o r t h e C o r n e l l farmers to exist,” he said. in children’s products contain lead.”
“These are books, not toys,
Cooperative Extension of That can also cause a distinct and libraries should never According to Karen
Saratoga County. “In tough ripple ef fect in an economy. If have been included in this,” D’Angelo, director of the
economic times, when you’re farmers scale back, it means By CHARLES WIFF
Spotlight Newspapers said Sara Dallas, director of Town of Ballston Community
spending pr ecious dollars, less feed or seed will be sold, the Souther n Adirondack Librar y, there are plenty of
it seems better to spend it fewer drivers will be needed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Librar y System. “How many children’s books made before
amongst your own people who transpor t the product and less 12-year-olds do you know who 1985 on her shelves. There
A process that largely
need it as well.” product on store shelves. would eat a book?” are also toys for children to
began with the 2007 discover y
It’s not only the local Dair y farmers, who produce of lead-tainted toy impor ts According to Arlene Flecha, play with while in the librar y
f o o d m o v e m e n t , b u t a l s o 60 per cent of the county’s from China culminated in a a spokeswoman for the CPSC, that would have to comply
the county’s unique horse agricultural sales, are already new set of regulations for the while libraries will not be with the new regulations.
population (the largest in the feeling the pinch. manufacturers of children’s required to do any testing for In addition, the librar y runs
state) that contributed to the products that went into lead, they will have to adhere a summer reading program
growth. “Right now, we’re looking
at a ver y poor marketplace ef fect on T uesday, Feb. 10, to the requirements of the law. in which donations of toys
“ S a r a t o g a C o u n t y w a s for dair y. … Dair y farmers are as elements of the Consumer Violators of the regulations and books collected all year
one of the few counties that feeling a lot of pressure right Product Safety Improvement could be subject to penalties can be “purchased” by kids
actually saw an increase in now because milk prices are Act made their way into law. that star t with a $100,000 fine who build up book bucks by
the number of farms … that’s ver y, ver y low,” said Gregg. Passed in August of last year and/or jail time. completing summer reading.
most attributable to the growth by over whelming majorities “The intent of the law is It helps attract kids to books
of the equine industr y,” said Those trends can force
dair y farmers to grow to get in the U.S. legislature, the cer tainly not to shut down and keeps their minds sharp
Peter Gregg, spokesman for act aims to limit the amount l i b r a r i e s , ” s h e s a i d . “ We during the summer months,
the New York Farm Bureau. bigger or risk perishing.
of lead in children’s products have found, in general, that said D’Angelo, but if the
On the whole, New York saw “In this area, dairy farms have librar y could be subjected
— defined as those targeted ordinar y books are safe. …
its number of farms decline by had to get bigger for several to fines it might have to turn
at childr en under 12 — to Children’s books printed after
2 percent, and also saw the size reasons,” said Smith. Firstly, under 600 par ts per million. 1985, we have found that they away some donations or halt
of the average farm decrease. dair y farms are expensive to That restriction just went are OK.” the program altogether.
operate, making smaller farms
Neighboring counties saw a losing proposition. Most are into ef fect for children’s For books printed prior to “The cost of providing
numbers that more closely also family operated, and as jewelr y, cribs, pacifier and that date, however, the CPSC summer reading incentives
reflected the statewide census families grow, so must the paints. Other items were of fers little guidance on how is going to go way up,” if
results. In Washington County, number of cows. given a year’s stay, as small libraries, schools or thrift the librar y must cast such a
the number of farms fell toy manufactures complained stores can identify which items discer ning eye, she said. “I
“The number of animals that about the costly tests and think it’s a ver y good thing
kept grandpa in this lifestyle, are threats. Flecha advised
cer tifications required to that children’s products that they put it back a year,
it takes that many more to let
put their products on store providers check www.cpsc.org because it sounds like we’re
his son join the farm,” said shelves. going to need that full length
Smith. for a list of recalled products,
There are others who would which became illegal to stock of time to figur e out what
Incr easingly, those sons just like some clarification or after the law was passed in they’re going to do with it.”
might be choosing to locate who pr ovide childr en with August. D’Angelo recently asked
Editorial Pages ................. 6-7 in Midwest states that have
Sports ........................... 19-20 books and toys for children The CPSC also t h e B a l l s t o n To w n B o a r d
more available land and free of charge. to consider writing a letter
Obituaries ..................... 13-14 acknowledges it will not impose
Family Entertainment........15 of fer farmers incentives, he to federal representatives
Libraries, most notably, penalties on items made of
Calendar of Events .............16 continued. Many of those s u p p o r t i n g t h e A L A’ s
are left wondering how they “cer tain natural materials,
Classiﬁed ...................... 17-18 states saw an average increase grievances.
will deal with this sometimes- such as wood, cotton, wool
Crossword ..........................16 in farms of over five percent.
vague rule shor t of tossing out
Real Estate .........................18 “It’s not the easiest place, children’s books altogether.
it’s not the most lucrative
The American Librar y For the latest news on your community, visit
place, so some of the younger
Association, most notably,
generations are saying, ‘I
don’t want to work as hard as
grandpa,’” said Smith.
has rallied against the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety www.Spotlightnews.com
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Cooking with love on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is not my Grits that I enthusiastically I bubbled with enthusiasm. We
favorite holiday. I mean, I do like cooked up a few years back. started throwing ideas out for her. Fresh mozzarella
to eat chocolates (artisan, dark He ate every bite, even as the But she knew exactly what she and asiago ravioli
chocolates, that is) and big heart- rest of us pushed it all aside and wanted to build, and she was not 1 package fresh won ton
shaped cookies. But all the rest pretended it wasn’t there. I knew to be swayed. Her model building skins (see note)
of it doesn’t mean a lot to me. I afternoon not too long ago, we that each of his spoonfuls were would be a replica of my little 1 8-ounce container fresh
am happy not to partake in this strolled through the supermarket. swallowed with a lot of love. commercial kitchen. To Zoe, it’s a mozzarella, pearl size, if larger,
cut into 1/2-inch cubes
holiday. He sat at the wheel of the race I saved my thoughts about pretty important building. And a
1 cup shredded Asiago
At least, that was how I felt car cart, I pushed from behind. Zoe for last because she is the very big part of her community. cheese
before I had children. This day Every now and then he tipped his one who inspired me to write this In choosing this, she said all she Water for sealing edges
now means cards made for each head back to look at me upside- column about love and food. A had to say about how much she A few teaspoons olive oil
child in the class. A bag of candy down. So I kissed him. And I told few weeks ago, Zoe came in from loves me.
comes home from school. My him that if he was going to put his playing outside. Cold and hungry, So. Back to Valentine’s Day. As Creamy Tomato
girls like to wear red shirts and head back that way, I was going she immediately wanted to know a show of love and appreciation for Vegetable Sauce
heart-shaped ponytail holders to kiss him. Every time. So we what sort of dinner we would be my family, I would like them to give 29-ounce can cr ushed
went up and down the aisles, his tomatoes
on that day. Call me a cynic, but eating. When I told her we were me a present this year. Yes, you
head bent backward, waiting for 1 cup water
where is the love? having chili, she raced to put read that right. Their gift to me will 1 large carrot, grated
I have been thinking a lot about a kiss. We kissed and shopped, her snow clothes away. She has be time spent together, cooking a 1/2 red pepper, chopped
Valentine’s Day as it approaches. kissed some more, and talked been known to eat three bowls beautiful dinner for ourselves. ﬁne
I could feel at peace with the about the food we would eat that of chili in one sitting. Amazing In my mind, our Valentine’s A few handfuls fresh spinach,
holiday if we weren’t expected to week. It was love, right in the for a 7-year-old string bean of a Day gift will go like this: music chopped ﬁne
buy red heart-shaped goodies for aisles at Price Chopper. girl. So I set a big bowl of chili playing, a bottle of red wine, and Sea salt to taste
those we care about. If we spent And Lucy. My oldest daughter, and a slice of cornbread down in little bodies, busy in our kitchen. 1 teaspoon rosemary
just a little time being thankful who grows more independent and front of her. She stared for a long 1/2 cup half-and-half
Paul will get messy, working. A
for the love given to us, I would lovely every day. She sits next to moment into her bowl. And then little sauce will spill on his shirt. For the sauce: Combine all
embrace this holiday. me at dinner. And watches what hung her head to cry. We will bump into each other of the ingredients except the
With this sentiment in mind, I do and what I eat. I grind fresh “You. Know. I. Hate. Tofu,” as we dance around, setting the half-and-half a pot and cook over
I think about my family. Do we pepper on my salad, she grinds she said, thr ough bitterly table and tossing salad. low heat, stirring. Keep warm
appreciate being loved? fresh pepper on her salad. Lucy disappointed tears. I really wanted something that over low heat while you cook the
In my eyes, love and affection loves food as much as I do, and The rest of the family dug would take a few hands to put raviolis. Add half-and-half to the
can be measured in the kitchen. her enthusiasm is unmatched in into their bowls of tofu chili. But together, and ravioli is perfect sauce before serving.
My family knows how much our house. She shares my passion Zoe refused. Angry with me for for a crowd. This homemade
for Indian, Thai noodles and dark ruining a perfectly good bowl of Assemble the ravioli. Place
time goes into the food I prepare version is easy to make with
chocolate. And I look at her love of three mozzarella pearls and
for them. All done out of love. chili, she wouldn’t even touch her won ton wrappers, and has fresh 1/2 teaspoon Asiago cheese in
Making a special meal that was foods as another way of being close cornbread. mozzarella inside. We love the the center of one wrapper. Dip
requested? Ditto. Just one of to me. She is my comrade in the And you may ask, Where is the combination of the soft pasta a finger into a small bowl of
the many ways I show my love kitchen. All done for love. love in that? Zoe’s love for me, and shell and the stretchy cheese water and moisten the edges.
for them. And how do they My husband, Paul, is my her appreciation for my love, is inside. The sauce is a very simple Fold into a triangle. Run water
reciprocate? biggest fan and cheerleader. He more subtle. She came home from tomato sauce, pumped up a bit over the edges after folding to
First I thought about Elliot. eats everything I cook. He even school last week with an assignment with vegetables. I use spinach, ensure they are sealed. Use a
At 4 years old, he is still willing eats the bad stuff. Paul would for a big project: create a building carrots and red peppers, but any fork to crimp the edges. Place
probably recall the Gorgonzola fresh vegetable could be added on a cookie sheet, covered with
to love and hug anywhere. One from our community. Paul and
with good results. I finished a damp kitchen towel. Do not
overlap raviolis or they will stick
the sauce with half-and-half, together. Assemble the rest of
something I don’t often do. This the ravioli. Keep covered until
sauce is fresh tasting, and very you are ready to cook them.
creamy. A nice treat. Bring a pot of salted water to a
I’d like to thank my family boil. Add a swirl of olive oil to
in advance for my Valentine’s prevent sticking, and reduce
Day present. And when the heat to a gentle boil. Add raviolis
day arrives, I may not be such with a slotted spoon, about eight
at a time. Cook for 3 minutes,
a scrooge about giving my kids
turn over and cook for another
something like a small bear minute. Remove the ravioli, and
holding a satin heart. But for keep in a covered dish while you
Zoe, a special Valentine’s Day cook the rest.
promise: For you, my dear girl, I To serve: Ladle a bit of the
will never make tofu chili again. sauce into a shallow pasta or soup
The author is the food writer bowl, and place the ravioli on top.
for Spotlight Newspapers and the Serve with extra cheese.
mother of three children, Lucy, Note: Fresh packaged won
ton skins are available in most
age 9, Zoe, age 7, and Elliot, age grocer y stores. Look in the
4. She can be reached at news@ produce aisle, near the tofu.
Wednesday 6:57am 5:22pm Gore Mtn. 29" - 55” 8 80 Stratton Mt. 32" - 54" 8 92
Wednesday, February 11 59°/1981 -18°/1962 Thursday 6:56am 5:23pm Whiteface 34" - 41" 9 75 Sugarbush 22”- 68" 10 111
Thursday, February 12 55°/1932 -16°/1979 Friday 6:55am 5:25pm Bromley 26" - 41" 6 45 Hunter Mtn. 30" - 80” 7 46
Friday, February 13 58°/1900 -18°/1875 Saturday 6:53am 5:26pm Mt. Snow 40" - 62" 11 100 Jay Peak 18" - 36" 8 75
Saturday, February 14 63°/1946 -10°/1987 Sunday 6:52am 5:27pm Okemo 50" - 58" 19 119 Jiminy Peak 30" - 60" 5 43
Sunday, February 15 55°/2006 -22°/1943 Monday 6:50am 5:29pm Belleayre 28" - 69" 6 45 Windham 36" - 60" 10 46
Monday, February 16 61°/2006 -20°/1943 Tuesday 6:49am 5:30pm Stowe 37”- 65” 11 111 Smugglers’ 30" - 60" 6 77
Tuesday, February 17 60°/1981 -16°/1973 Killington 46" - 54" 18 140 Bousquet 18” - 36” 4 18
February 16th February 24th
47.4 inches as of Friday, February 6th The days are now
8.3 inches above average more than 1½ hours Wednesday 6:06am, 6:19pm 12:16am, 12:32pm
longer than they were Thursday 6:53am, 7:04pm 1:02am, 1:23pm
in December. The sun Friday 7:39am, 7:49pm 1:47am, 2:14pm
February 14, 2007 The now infamous Valentine’s Day now rises before 7am Saturday 8:26am, 8:36pm 2:33am, 3:05pm
Snowstorm hit the Northeast. Albany officially had 17 Venus Evening Bright WSW and sets at close to Sunday 9:15am, 9:26pm 3:21am, 3:58pm
inches but amounts ranged up to 28 inches in SW Saturn Late Evng Rising East 5:30pm, more than an Monday 10:06am, 10:20pm 4:11am, 4:53pm
Albany County and locally over 40 inches to the north Mercury Dawn Vy Low ESE hour later than in Tuesday 11:00am, 11:17pm 5:03am, 5:48pm
and west. At times, snow fell at 2 to 4 inches per hour. December.
Spotlight Newspapers February 12, 2009 • Page 5
Around the County
BH-BL ups property tax exemption IN BRIEF
Low-income residents of eligible for the full 50 percent at state government. 13, and reopen as Treasures at
the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake exemption from property taxes, Parents invited 60 West Ave. on March 3.
The program will be held
School District who are elderly
or disabled have until March
which are determined by the
assessed value a home. The
to info session Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 Proceeds from sales will
Saratoga Springs High School p.m. on March 22 and 29 and benefit the Saratoga Hospital
1 to take advantage of higher limit increases incrementally up will hold an infor mational
property tax exemptions. to 5 percent for those making April 5, 19 and 26 at the state Guild.
session for parents of students Militar y Heritage Museum
The district’s Board of $35,500 to $36,400. A chart is with disabilities from 4 to 6
available on the district’s Web on Lake Avenue in Saratoga
Education voted to increase the
exemption to a maximum of 50 site: www.bhbl.org.
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Springs. Adults are sought to Senior center slates
distance learning room. The volunteer for one or more of
percent at its Jan. 27 meeting. The exemption does not meeting is for parents whose the sessions to facilitate student
Though making a change is not change the amount of money students will be in grades eight The Shenenendehowa Senior
unusual since the state revises the district raises from the through 12 in 2009-2010. Center will host a jeweled
the limits from time to time, property tax. Those interested in watercolor workshop with
Presenters are Susan par ticipating should contact
the board felt that given the “That’s not quite as easy a Susan Wiley Saturday, March
DeRocker, assistant principal J a n e We i h e , L e a d e r S p a r k
economic climate, providing decision as people might think,” 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
for special education, and coordinator, at 584-7395 or
extra relief to taxpayers was a said Multer. “The taxes that a Robert Kelly, assistant director Participants will learn about
worthy action. email email@example.com.
low-income senior citizen are for pupil ser vices. hues, chroma and compatibility,
“The board of education felt exempted from paying still have transparency vs. opacity and
Parents who attend will learn
how to use colors to their
strongly that in the current year
we have to provide the maximum
to be paid by someone.” more about the continuum Committee seeks advantage.
Eligible residents should of special education ser vices
amount of suppor t possible,” contact their town’s assessor for those grades. The session
grant applicants The cost is $35. Call Angela
said district spokeswoman by the March 1 deadline in The Saratoga County Citizen’s 399-1824 with questions and to
may be particularly helpful for
Christy Multer. order to take advantage of the Committee for Mental Health is sign up.
parents whose special needs
Residents over 65 or who exemption. seeking applicants for its annual
students will transition from
are disabled with an annual grants of up to $1,000.
—Charles Wiff the middle school to the high
income of $0 to $28,000 are school next year. The committee gives the High school to give
money to agencies, programs
For information, call 587-
and individuals in Saratoga
out Respect Award
District plans universal pre-K 6690, ext. 3367.
County that provide ser vices
Saratoga Springs High
School will again give out the
to the mentally ill. The grants
The Saratoga Springs City Interested parents should Respect Award this year.
LWV recruiting are distributed in December,
School District will fund a call Thomas Mele, assistant March and June of each year. The awar d is sponsor ed
universal pr e-kindergar ten superintendent for elementar y for LeaderSpark Applications for the next award by the W ilton Rotar y Club
of Rotar y Inter national in
pr ogram for the 2009-2010 education, at 583-4474. The League of Women Voters cycle are due Saturday, Feb.
school year. For information, visit of Saratoga County is recruiting 28. collaboration with the high
The district is accepting http://www.saratogaschools. student participants and adult school faculty and staf f, as
For information and an
names of children in the district org/NewsPublications/ facilitators for LeaderSpark, well as the high school Parent-
application, call Caroline Russell
who will turn 4 on or before universalprekinfo.htm. a national leadership training Teacher-Student Organization.
Smith at 857-9361.
Dec. 1, 2009. program that trains students It recognizes sophomore,
in organizing projects, dealing junior and senior students
Thrift shop moving, who have ear ned respect of
Pre-registration set for kindergarten with conﬂict, running meetings,
public speaking and working in their teachers, parents, friends,
Saratoga Springs City their child’s elementar y school teams. holding sale others and themselves.
Schools are pre-registering with the child’s name, address, The Guilded Flower Thrift Students interested
High school sophomores
all students who will star t phone number, date of bir th Shop in Saratoga Springs in applying may pick up
and juniors who live or go to
kindergar ten in September. and gender. is having a moving sale applications in the ninth-grade
school in Saratoga County are
Children who will be 5 Parents of pre-registered Wednesday to Friday, Feb. 11 office. Applicants are required
invited to participate in the free
years old on or before Dec. children will be mailed to 13. to gather recommendations
program.Three participants will
1, 2009, are eligible to attend invitations to attend a parent be chosen to attend the league’s Store hours for the final from adults and peers as well
kindergar ten during the 2009- orientation meeting in April and Inside Albany conference in week are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on as complete a writing task.
2010 school year. to set up specific appointments April, joining high school Wednesday and Thursday and Completed applications are due
Pre-kindergar ten census for kindergar ten registration students throughout the state 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The by March 27.
forms, which will be sent and screening. to take a comprehensive look store will close on Friday, Feb.
home with elementar y and
pre-school students on Feb.
6, should be completed and
retur ned by Feb. 23 to the
school the child will attend.
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Matters of Opinion Spotlight
Your role in saving hearts and lives
No tradition without taxation By BOB ELLING
Sometimes, you have to think with your wallet instead
of your heart.
The writer has been a career
Point of View
Tradition, pride and a sense of identity are the cor- paramedic, EMS educator and
nerstones of a great community — they are the heartfelt author for three decades. He is an arrest victims we successfully
reasons why we call a particular municipality “home” Albany Medical Center employee resuscitated had someone on the
over any other. who teaches in the Hudson Valley scene who knew how to quickly
Community College paramedic access the EMS system and start
And there is no doubt in any of our minds here at The program and works as a medic administering CPR before we
Spotlight that Rotter- in Colonie and the Times Union even arrived. In those situations
dam Supervisor Steve Center. He is a volunteer with where the resuscitation was not
Tommasone had these the American Heart Association, successful, in patients of all ages,
sentiments first and a Capital Region Advisory Board often a family member simply
foremost in his mind member, and a member of the stood by, not knowing what to
when he and the rest of the Rotterdam Town Board decided Emergency Cardiovascular Care do.
to fund the ailing Rotterdam EMS instead of entering the Committee. He lives in Colonie. Success in resuscitation Bob Elling
town into an agreement with privately owned Mohawk Soon it will be Valentine’s takes an EMS system which has
Ambulance service. Day, and many of you have strengthened all the links in the within the first minutes after
been searching for a while for chain of survival. The chain of
Tommasone said the town would subsidize Rotterdam the patient drops. So the best
the right card, box of candy, survival is made up of early access
EMS with a monthly payment of $10,000. The agreement way that you can be prepared to
ﬂowers or jewelry. The American to a patient in cardiac arrest;
will be effective until the end of the year, at which time the save the life of your loved ones,
Heart Association has designated early CPR, early deﬁbrillation,
town will consider the establishment of a tax district to pay friends, family and neighbors, is
Februar y as American Hear t and early advanced life support,
for the service. The same service provided by Mohawk to learn CPR. We understand
Month, and there are a number as well as implemented the AHA that the bystander rate of
Ambulance, according to its spokesman Tom Nardacci, of awareness programs you will Guidelines for the highest quality initiating CPR is somewhere
would provide coverage to the town at no cost to taxpayers, be hearing about. The goal of the of out-of-hospital and in-hospital around 27 percent, and actually
billing patients and insurance companies instead. AHA, and my personal focus, is care. a large number of those rescuers
Tommasone said during the Feb. 6 meeting that there to decrease death and disability I have spent my adult years stepping up to help others are off-
from cardiovascular disease and training EMTs and paramedics to
are funds from the 2009 budget that will be able to cover stroke. Now, that may sound a
duty healthcare providers. Some
the cost of Rotterdam EMS. However, he also said back in properly care for you, your family, communities have addressed this
bit lofty when we all seem to be and your neighbors. This has
November, when the 2009 town budget was proposed, that issue head-on and trained large
focused on the failing economy, been a very rewarding career for
“We’re holding the line on all spending for 2009 in particular,” numbers of the public in CPR
but I believe that saving hearts me knowing that our efforts do
and, “While we would like to keep the town tax to zero, it as well as strategically placing
and lives has never been of save people’s lives. I believe that
is next to impossible because you’re always going to have automated external deﬁbrillators
higher impor tance than it is all my fellow instructors in the
some increase in costs that are outside your control.” in public buildings. The beneﬁt is
today. paramedic program do a great tremendous … more bystanders
This much is true: Towns, too often it seems, are at the Sure, it’s a lot easier to shop job at the task of preparing the willing to start CPR and more
budgetary mercy of too many items that are outside of for that card and candy compared rescuers to do their job. survivors!
their control. The decision to subsidize Rotterdam EMS, to contemplating the concept However, it is important for Today, learning CPR is no
however, is not one of them. that saving hearts and lives is ever yone reading this column more complicated than learning
your personal responsibility. The to clearly understand that even
Rotterdam taxpayers, just like taxpayers everywhere, how to brush your teeth. The
good news I have for you is that if you live in a community with
have tough times ahead. Rotterdam taxpayers are already AHA has made this very simple
your role is both essential and excellent EMTs and paramedics,
facing a one-time charge for an assessment error made with its CPR Anytime kit which
will not be too difﬁcult a task to lots of fancy equipment and
in 2007 — one that will cost a homeowner with a home has its own blow-up manikin
prepare for. rapid access to highly trained
valued at $150,000 an extra $125. They need not be made and a 25-minute DVD to watch
In three decades of responding hospital emergency department as you practice the technique of
any tougher by having to pay for a service a privately to patients in distress, I have been personnel, the successful CPR right in your living room.
owned company can provide. a part of the team attempting outcome from a cardiac arrest Of course, you can always take
Tommasone has told Spotlight Newspapers that, in to resuscitate hundreds of that occurs in your home is a course of fered by the EMS
regard to the EMS conundrum, “private industry offers cardiac arrest victims. Some still ver y much dependent on ser vices and fire depar tment
no guarantees.” were successful but many were what happens in the first few in your community should you
not. I have worked in suburban minutes. prefer to have an instr uctor
But it does, and it has to. Private industry — at least at communities like Colonie and
our local level — lives and dies on the guarantee of good The AHA’s advocacy work assist you.
Clifton Park, as well as urban includes our efforts to convince
service. Unlike a government-run entity, a private company So why not make a commitment
areas like midtown Manhattan the governor and state legislators
like Mohawk Ambulance can’t turn to its taxpayers for a this Valentine’s Day to the ones
and Flushing, Queens. An of the need to take 30 minutes out you love that you will lear n
$10,000-a-month bailout. obser vation I must share with of the high school curriculum CPR? Write it on the card you
you is that all of the cardiac to train our children in CPR. If buy and follow up right away.
this becomes the law, we will be Take half an hour and learn the
training the next generation of lifesaving skills to help us help
rescuers. you help your loved ones survive
Why do we think it is so a sudden cardiac arrest! You can
important for so many people to get information about learning
President and CEO — Richard K. Keene be trained in CPR? Here is some CPR and the CPR Anytime kit at
Vice President and COO — John A. McIntyre Jr. very startling data. Between 75 www.americanheart.org.
Executive Editor — Tim Mulligan to 80 percent of cardiac arrests You can also find a lot of
occur in the home. Research information about heart health
has shown that together we can and the American Hear t
double, if not triple, the chances Association’s many causes at
of sur vival if CPR is star ted americanheart.org.
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Your Opinion Spotlight
Tedisco a champion of child safety
Editor, The Spotlight: But other initiatives Jim has Jim also enacted the
I suppor t Jim Tedisco for
Congress because he supports
issues of child safety. No other
state politician has his record of
worked on that people might not
know about pertain to Internet
safety. Children often have a
higher technical proficiency
Electronic Security and
Targeting of Online Predators
Act. This requires that sex
of fenders must register any
will harm seniors
Editor, The Spotlight: delays due to the high costs
commitment to the safety and than their par ents leaving Internet account and all Internet How many people are aware and prior approvals. It could
protection of our children. childr en at risk for online identifiers used by them. of the hidden and “buried” marginalize seniors and make
Probably the most well predators. Jim worked with the It is my hope that contents of the stimulus bill? it impossible, for example, if
known initiative he has helped commissioner of education to Assemblyman Tedisco can the patient were over 65, to get
For example, there is the
to create is the Amber Aler t develop guidelines concerning carr y this commitment to child life-saving medical ser vices
proposal to set up a government
System, helping to successfully Internet safety to help ensure safety to a national level. such as dialysis or bypass
board to “advise” doctors
recover missing children par ents and students have Annemarie Pingelski surger y, if needed. This could
on “approved” treatment for
quickly and return them safely proper knowledge of safety be a death sentence for some
Halfmoon medical conditions. All over
to their families. resources and technical seniors!
the world, a nationalized
assistance. It is cr ucial that this
health care system controls
costs by limiting treatment. stimulus bill be voted down.
IN BRIEF I assume this stimulus Who, on a retiree’s fixed
proposal would, likewise, income, can af ford the huge
Papers •James P. Kehrer, Jr., an tax increases this “spending”
UAlbany welcomes engineering super visor with
be enforced by payment/
nonpayment to doctors by bill would incur anyway?
•Joseph J. DeConno, U.S.
new MBA class beneﬁts manager for workplace New York State Electric and Gas insurance companies and/or Citizens, please contact
The University at Albany absence for SABIC Innovative Corporation Medicare for “unapproved” your senators and help us stop
School of Business’s Weekend Plastics •Mac-Arthur Louis, a senior treatment. Seniors could then this travesty.
MBA Program recently welcomed •Stacey J. Fantauzzi, consultant with CGI-AMS expect inferior medical care Patricia Carlton
its Class of 2010, the largest in construction manager for Simplex •Richard A. MacGregor, Jr. or long, and sometimes fatal, Ballston Spa
program history. Grinnell •Stephen A. Murphy, system
The 30-member cohor t
•Ann M. Finnegan Miller, administrator for the New York Tedisco the right candidate for the 20th
consultant in economic and Independent System Operator
•Amanda A. Avery, general community development and Editor, The Spotlight: I would be willing to drive
•Hai Qiu, a lead scientist for to towns in the district to
counsel with the Capital District small business ﬁnancing GE Global Research Even though I am not in the
Transportation Authority 20th Congressional district, I help.
•Noah J. Francis, Atmospheric •Stephen J. Roudebush, sales
•Vaidya Balasubramaniam, Forecasting Leader for GE would really like to help get Kristen Kwiatkowski
manager at BMI Supply Jim Tedisco’s name out there
a manager with Tokyo Electron Energy Schenectady
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government relations for the •Bilal M. Kaifi, a business held primarily in the School’s
National Development Council analyst at the New York State Executive Education Center in
•Steven B. Croke, vice Office of Children and Family Clifton Park.
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Animal trainer helps dogs leave their animals between two taken in some animals in the
understand what their nights and two weeks, but she interim.
has kept dogs for as long as a She said many had issues,
owners expect of them month. Boarding at her kennel is including one pit bull “with
$27 per day. lots of energy.” The 4-year-old
By DAN SABBATINO
Her dog training, though, is would not listen to commands,
where she has really made her and would constantly nip and
mark. She focuses on using body jump on people. She said using
Mind over matter is an idea language rather than verbal her training techniques, she
that has been at the forefront commands to help keep dogs was able to train the animal to
of philosophical conversation calm. There are some words and behave, and it was eventually
for ages. One Guilderland sounds that she uses, but she able to be adopted.
animal trainer has translated said the best training techniques “You have to see what you have.
that strategy into a way to keep involve getting the dog to know Most of it is a frustration level,” she
animals calm and obedient. what you are thinking. said of why some dogs seem like
Patricia Marciano r uns a She demonstrated her techniques they cannot be trained.
business at a rural property near on Regen, a 4-year-old yellow lab She said a lot of her expertise
Guilderland’s western border. On and a real “pistol.” Marciano said comes from watching other
her property sits a house, a horse Regen has consistently been a trainers, reading books,
stable and a kennel of dogs. “trouble dog.” experience and patience.
Outside the kennel, the scent “He is a ver y active dog,” Marciano has watched top-level
of burning wood fills the air; Marciano said. “He has the trainers and said it is important to
Marciano is petting the only dog attention span basically of a ﬁnd the techniques that work best
that lives with her full time, a ﬂea.” for the individual dog.
half-Dalmatian named Greta. Regen once broke his owner’s “Is what this person is doing
Marciano has run her dog rib when he chased after a rabbit something I can replicate at
training and boarding business while on a walk. home?” she asked.
since 2004 and is an avid horse Her strategy with Regen was She said most dogs that act
rider and self-proclaimed animal to give him a choice to do what rambunctious are confused
lover her whole life. This love is correct, and what is wrong, about the expectations of their
of animals translated into a then reward him when he does owners. She said humans give
career as one of the area’s most what she is asking. She stressed dogs many mixed signals about
that he must have a choice, and
Patricia Marciano demonstrates her dog training techniques with Regen, respected dog trainers. it is important to start with the
how they should act.
a 4-year-old yellow lab. For her boarding business, “It’s a communication issue,”
Dan Sabbatino/Spotlight she said, owners will typically she said. “Every dog is a product
“I’m just asking him to stay of its owner.”
here,” she said.
Marciano said if dogs knew
Ophthalmology (Eyes) She tries to get him to focus on
her body language, and she does
not actually say much at all.
that their owners expected them
to be calm, they would, as dogs
are innately obedient.
Q: Everyand sometimesathey tear excessively.eyes. Sometimes they get very
winter I have tough time with my
What causes this, and what can
“When he has the ability
to focus on me it takes out
“One of the things that I ﬁnd
with dogs is that they do want to
I do about it? ever ything in the world,” she
please,” she said.
“Dry eye syndrome is an increasingly common condition characterized said.
A: by deﬁcient tear production or increased evaporation of the tear layers, A large part of what Marciano
Ironically, she said, most
humans are tr ying to please
causing ocular discomfort. When the tear production is poor, most peo- does is to get the dog to focus on
ple will complain of gritty, red eyes. Those who worry about excessively her head, and instead of yanking their dogs, and end up sending
watery eyes are generally experiencing increased tear ﬁlm evaporation. him with the leash, she allows the wrong message about what
The causes of dry eye syndrome are many, including age (greater with him to follow her body and go behaviors are expected.
women than in men), side effects of many medications (including those where she wants him to without Most people, she said, would
for blood pressure and cholesterol, etc.), poor diet, dehydration, or re- being forceful. love the opportunity to relax,
lating to a systemic disease. The ﬁrst line of therapy should always be She said people often think and if they were expected to,
increased hydration; drink more water. If you are not taking any blood that using the leash is the best and if they were told to, would
thinners and have no bleeding disorders, an Omega 3 fatty acid supple- way to control a dog, however do so.
ment may help with your symptoms. Artiﬁcial tears such as Systane Ultra that is a mistake. “I’m not looking to r un a
Steven D. Clark ® or Optive ® are good choices, but an exam with your ophthalmolo- marathon every day. If someone
“The mental leash is much
RPA-C gist is always advised, as dry eye syndrome may indicate a larger sys- stronger than any physical leash tells me to sit down and read a
temic problem, and other therapies may be required. If left unchecked, you will ever have,” she said. book, I’m in.”
dry eye syndrome can decrease your vision, and your quality of life.” Susan Green, president of
She also said people often
—Steven D. Clark, Physician Assistant Guilderhaven, an animal welfare
accidentally r einfor ce bad
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that person is seeking. provided advice and fostered
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■ Cupid (From Page 1)
While he and his friends
groaned at ﬁrst and resisted, think-
ing that they couldn’t have as much
fun with their friend’s little sister
hanging around, over time, Right-
myer started to enjoy hanging out
“All through college, Judy be-
came a good friend of mine. We’d
write letters to each other, and on
our vacations we’d always make
sure to get her friends out with my
friends,” said Rightmyer.
“By the time I was a senior in Jack and Judy Rightmyer, above left, who have been happily married for 26 years, met through Judy’s brother, Jim, who was one of Jack’s best
college, I had a secret crush on friends growing up. Anna and Donald Carbonneau, above right, had this picture taken in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Don Carbonneau
Judy, but she was my friend Jim’s passed away in November 2005, but Anna Carbonneau remembers him with fond memories.
sister and I couldn’t ask her out,” Submitted photos
However, they continued spend- “One thing led to another, and Sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day
ing time together in groups, head- we were both very shy back in
those days,” said Carbonneau. • Singing Valentines: Let the Elec- personalized works of art to loved ones • Cookies: Let someone know you
ing to the Adirondacks, skiing,
swimming at Lake George, and “One evening he took his car, tric City Chorus serenade your Valentine. in the Capital District for Valentine's love them by sending them a Valen-
going to movies and concerts at and we stopped by the lake where For $50, you get two love songs, a card Day. In most cases, with a week's no- tine’s Day gift basket ﬁlled cookies from
SPAC. we used to live and he asked me if and a surprise gift for your sweetheart. tice, Art n Soul can provide customized Cookies by Design. For information, vis-
“After I graduated from college I would be his girl, so I truly loved To order, call Roger or Terri at 280-4350. gifts for delivery on either Friday, Feb. it http://www.cookiesbydesign.com,
I began teaching at Notre Dame- him from the minute I met him,”
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and coaching full time,” said Right- and he asked me if I would consider
myer. marrying him,” said Carbonneau.
Judy was a junior at Plattsburgh They had ﬁve children and were tral Middle School, met his wife, David Olsen, director for the Sa- movies or plays together, again,
State College. Rightmyer was get- married for 52 years. Donald died Patty, when they were working to- maritan Counseling Center of the they should make time to enjoy
ting settled into life as an adult, liv- in 2005. gether as park rangers in New York Capital Region in Scotia. those activities.
ing in his own apartment and work- “It was a true love affair. I had City. Olsen said that sometimes one “Literally making that a prior-
ing full time. a friend who worked with me who “We worked together for about partner ends up pursuing the other ity despite how busy both of them
“One afternoon in March I went wrote me a note a year after Don two years, both involved with other partner more, or one becomes might be,” said Olsen.
out for a long run after school. passed away and said, ‘I didn’t people,” said Gill. more communicative and the other When it comes to ﬁnding love,
While I was on my run, Judy drove know what to say to you, but there He said those other relation- becomes less communicative. He some of the obvious routes, such
by, rolled her window down, and are very few people who are truly ships eventually faded and Patty said it’s important to ﬁnd a sense as online dating, aren’t as beneﬁ-
we had a nice talk. She was home in love, and you two were,’” said was promoted to his boss. of balance where couples can work cial as they seem.
from college for a few days,” said Carbonneau. “We started hanging out togeth- together. “A lot of people are looking on-
Rightmyer. er as friends, and it developed into “Couples can cultivate the abil- line. Unfortunately, the odds of that
“After she left, I continued my ••• more. We thought we were being ity to recognize the dance as it hap- happening in terms of it lasting are
run, but all I could think of was For Katherine Burbank, ex- discreet, with a work relationship, pens,” said Olsen. “They’re going not terribly good,” said Olsen.
Judy and how much I liked her; ecutive director of the Guilderland but all our friends and coworkers to do a whole lot less damage, and Instead, people should look in
how much I had always liked her.” Chamber of Commerce, her story knew. I think perhaps before I did,” secondly then if they can use that places where they’ll meet people
Later that night, he called his is somewhat like a modern-day said Gill. to pursue deeper forms of com- who share similar interests.
friend Jim and told him that while Brady Bunch tale. She met her munication then obviously they’re If you’re very spiritual, Olsen
he knew it “sounded weird,” he husband, a single father, at work. Still crazy after all going to have a more intimate re- suggested looking at people in the
wanted to ask Judy on a date. He “I was getting divorced at the lationship.” same religious community. If you
wanted to make sure it was OK time, and I knew that he liked me these years Olsen also recommended cre- love hiking, join a hiking club. If you
and he kept stopping in, but I was Like most things in life, relation- ating certain rituals that couples like cooking, try a cooking class.
with Jim ﬁrst. ships take work.
Jim gave his permission, and the in the process of getting divorced,” can do together to keep things “Think of where you have inter-
said Burbank. “For starters, the best way to fresh — if couples enjoy going out ests and get involved with people
rest was history. The two began keep a relationship alive and healthy
dating that summer. When her divorce was ﬁnal, to dinner, they should make sure who share those same interests,
Burbank said, her husband asked is for couples to cultivate the ability they ﬁnd time to do it with relative and over time, there’s a way to meet
“A few months after we began to be aware of their dance,” said
dating, we knew that we wanted to her out on a date. frequency. If they enjoy going to people that way,” said Olsen.
spend our life together,” said Right- “He said on that ﬁrst date that I
myer. “In September of her senior was going to marry him and I said,
year, I visited her for a weekend ‘Oh, no I’m not -- I just got ﬁnished
in Plattsburgh. We sat on two Ad- with a divorce,’ but I did [marry
irondack chairs overlooking Lake him], and that was almost ﬁve years
Champlain and talked about get- ago,” said Burbank. “We’re the
ting married.” Brady Bunch family now. We have
He told his future wife that they ﬁve kids between the two of us.”
would get married and have two
children – a boy and a girl – and •••
that they would travel a lot. DiAnna Zack, who lives and
“Twenty-six and a half years works in Saratoga Springs, met the
later we’re still married, and we’ve love of her life when she was ﬁxed
traveled to England, Ireland, Po- up with her husband, Gary, on a
land, the Caribbean, Italy and all blind date — but the date wasn’t set
over our country. We also have up with the best intentions.
two children, a boy and a girl,” said “I was dating someone who a
Rightmyer. friend of mine wanted to date, so
she said, ‘You know, you have to
••• meet this guy - he’s pretty nice,’ so
Anna Carbonneau, 76, of Colo- I did meet him, and it turned out
nie, and her late husband, Donald, I knew his uncle, who I loved to
also met through friends, but they death, and it was a really unusual
were deliberately set up. beginning,” said Zack. “Things like
They were next-door neighbors, that happen, I guess.”
but didn’t interact much until mu- Things worked out. Zack’s hus-
tual friends decided to play Cupid. band told her from day one that if
For Carbonneau, the attraction was she wanted to be involved with him,
instant. she would have to be involved with
They were ﬁrst introduced by his glass business, which was his
their mothers but didn’t end up life. She took to it. Today the Zacks
spending much time together until own Symmetry Gallery in Saratoga
a few months later, when she had Springs, and spend a signiﬁcant
just ﬁnished nursing school and he amount of time in their respective
had just gotten out of the service. studios blowing glass into pieces of
Carbonneau’s husband played art and jewelry.
electric guitar in a band. Their mu-
tual friends invited Carbonneau to •••
listen, and she eventually ended up Last, but not least, Edward Gill,
singing with them. who teaches at the Bethlehem Cen-
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The monitoring body will not
set deadlines for disclosures
(From Page 1)
until Paterson schedules the
With national backing lin-
Clifton Park goes red
“Generally, in special elec- ing up behind the candidates,
tions you have a lower tur n- it is likely that money will be
out that you would in the spent hard and fast. At the
general election, and that same time, it’s doubtful that
may work to the advantage of the figures will amount to
the Republicans,” said SUNY last fall’s race between Gil-
Albany professor of political librand and independently
Though a vote by AMD shareholders
science Joe Zimmerman. wealthy Sandy Treadwell,
that would have cleared the way
With the district’s 196,118 who collectively bur ned
for construction of this 1.3-million-
Republicans outnumbering through about $11.5 million.
square-foot manufacturing facility in
the 125,486 Democrats, hav- “Why so much money
Malta was delayed on Tuesday, review
ing more of the 118,364 un- was spent last time was the
of the site plan is moving ahead. Work
af filiated voters stay at home fact Treadwell poured in so
could begin at the site in late March.
works to the GOP’s advan- much money, and the Dem-
tage. And if those who do ocrats wanted to hold on to
the seat,” said Zimmerman.
show don’t know Murphy’s
name, it creates an even “This time, it’s a dif ferent
greater disparity. situation.”
A new poll by Public Opin- When it comes to mon- (From Page 1)
ion Strategies (commis- ey, the real factor is going
sioned by the Tedisco cam- to be desire, said Zimmer- manufacturing capabilities to the
paign) has confirmed what man. Will Democrats, who Foundry Company as part of the
many have suspected — that hold a healthy majority in chipmaker’s “asset light” strat-
name recognition might be the House, be inclined to egy aimed at reversing its eco-
the biggest bar rier for Mur- put their weight into a race nomic downward spiral.
phy to overcome. The poll against Republicans who see Part of that approach involves
shows Tedisco leading 50 to winning back the 20 th as a doing manufacturing for companies
29, with the Assemblyman matter of pride? without plants like Fab 4x, the facili-
holding 64 percent name rec- “This was an embar rass- ty’s code name. Despite a retracting
ognition among 400 of the ment when they lost the high-tech market, Groseclose said
district’s voters polled. seat, and they want to get it such a strategy is still viable.
One independent candi- back,” said Zimmerman. “I “The world around us has
date has announced his bid would anticipate much less changed since we ﬁrst talked about
so far: Eric Sundwall, a 41- spending this time, though if this, but we’re moving ahead,” he
year-old IT consultant, who the Democrats want to hold said. “We see a long-term market
hails from Niver ville. He’ll on, they’ll have to match Te- demand for what we are going to do
have the formidable task of disco.” in this facility.”
collecting 3,500 valid voter Whoever manages to grab AMD hopes that by next week,
signatures to get on the bal- the seat will face a 2010 elec- The Clifton Park Town Board declared Thursday, Feb. 12, as Wear Red they can get more than half of the
lot, a task that is dif ficult tion, as well, as will Gilli- Day in support of the American Heart Association’s efforts to raise shareholders to cast a vote.
enough over the multiple brand and Paterson. Demo- awareness for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the United “At that meeting we will work to
weeks allowed under the crats, who now have grasped States. Councilwoman Lynda Walowit, right, presented a resolution make sure that we have a quorum
normal election cycle. control of the State Senate recognizing the proclamation to Meredith Cohn, center, and Lori Whitney, of the voters and continue to move
Scheduling aside, get- for full r un of the legislature, both of the American Heart Association, at the Monday, Feb. 9, meeting of forward and have shareholder ap-
ting the message out will have a possible secret weap- the Town Board. Walowit encouraged all town hall employees and Clifton proval,” said AMD’s Harry Wolin,
cost money. At the moment, on. They could attempt to re- Park citizens to wear an item of red clothing on Thursday. who chaired the abbreviated share-
there is no concrete way to district the carefully drawn Submitted photo holder meeting
determine the size of the congressional districts into AMD stock tumbled on news of
candidates’ respective war something more demograph- the delay, but it recovered to close at
chests, or how much money ically favorable. It’s techni- $2.11, down 25 cents.
they have spent. The task of cally possible to redistrict IN BRIEF The company’s representatives
collecting and disseminating at any time, according to a assured the Malta Planning Board
this information falls upon 2003 Supreme Cour t r uling, League to mark fragist Susan B. Anthony’s birthday that the hiccup will not affect the
the Federal Election Com- though the GOP would no Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Gideon timeline for the construction of Fab
mission, as it would in any doubt move to hinder the Anthony’s birthday Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs. 4x. They hope to move through the
move legally. The League of Women Voters of Barbara Blaisdell, on behalf of site plan approval process in steps,
normal Congressional race. Saratoga County will celebrate suf- the Susan B. Anthony House in starting with a soil disturbance
Rochester, will portray Anthony. permit that could be approved at a
Local singer-songwriter Bob War- March 10 meeting, clearing the way
ren and his band will perform four for “site enabling clearing works” to
songs he has written about Antho- begin in late March.
ny, inspired by her passion for her That will involve the clearing of
cause. Relatives of Anthony will vegetation, leveling of the site, con-
Would you also be in attendance to showcase struction of temporary parking lots
Anthony family artifacts.
marry someone The event will run from 10 a.m.
and ofﬁces and the placement of
preliminary building platforms.
you’ve never met? to 12:30 p.m. In addition to the per- This initial work should only re-
formances, attendees will receive quire 75 to 100 workers. When the
a breakfast buffet, a copy of Bob pouring of concrete and foundation
Commitment is a serious matter.
Warren’s CD, and a Susan B. An- construction begins in the third
When it comes to investing your thony dollar. The cost is $50 and quarter, that number will increase
hard earned money make sure the public is welcome. to 400 and continue to rise until as
you pick the right partner. Call Barb Thomas at 885-9769 many as 1,200 workers are on site in
for reservations by Friday, Feb. 6. early 2010.
Our in-house Research Analysts For information, visit the Construction trafﬁc will arrive
conduct extensive, original, League’s Web site at www.lwvsara- via Stone Break Road. Most of the
independent research and toga.org. excavated dirt will be kept on the
visit every company we own at 222-acre property for grading pur-
Board of ed poses, which will limit the amount of
least annually. We know our truck trafﬁc. Trucks will use North-
stocks intimately and won’t tie the seeks member way Exit 10 to avoid the Village of
knot without dating. The Ballston Spa Board of Edu- Round Lake.
cation is looking for a new mem- Fab 4x will total about 1.3-million-
ber after Patrick Leanza recently square-feet, most of which will be
Smart investing is no accident. resigned. comprised of the manufacturing ele-
The open position will be ﬁlled ment. There will also be administra-
for the remainder of the year by an tive ofﬁces and other support build-
appointment process. Interested ings. The site plan leaves room for
community members need to ap- two other such facilities, to eventu-
All investing involves risk including the possible loss of
ply and participate in an interview ally be arranged in a massive “W.”
principal. Before investing, carefully read the fund’s investment during a public session of the Malta’s Planning Board will be
objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact us for a Board. The term for the volunteer devoting two meetings per month to
prospectus which contains this information.
seat will be determined at the May work through the site plan, which is
FAM Funds are distributed by Fenimore 19 board candidate/budget vote housed in 6-inch thick binders. If all
Mutual funds and separately managed portfolios. Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC
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John Cremen and Mable (Smith) Scruby. was employed at the school as In addition to her husband, the son of the late Edward and
John D. Cremen, 80, Mrs. Petersen graduated assistant secretary and cafeteria sur vivors include a son, Carl Marguerite Muller.
of Saratoga Springs, died from Longmont High School manager. She and her husband, (Patricia) Gilmore of Roanoke, Mr. Muller retired in 1999 as
Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Saratoga and attended the University of Albert Gilmore, resided in Adams Va.; two daughters, Cathleen the branch manager from the
Hospital. Colorado. Her primary interest Center until 1964, operating a (Ross) Allman of Orlando, S.V. Moffett Co., Inc. in Cohoes,
was her family. She enjoyed facility for teachers. They then Fla. and Barbara Mae (Terr y) where he had worked for more
Born in New York City, he moved to Plattsburgh, where Humiston of Saratoga Springs;
was a salesman all his life and being outdoors, bird watching, than 27 years.
gardening and hiking. She was Mrs. Gilmore was head baker six grandchildren; and six great- He enjoyed his many
enjoyed golf, ﬁshing, the country at SUNY Plattsburgh. grandchildren.
and a good joke. He was very also involved in various book friendships that were developed
proud of his hole-in-one at his groups and garden clubs. After leaving that position, Services will be held at 2 p.m. over the years in the turf and
favorite golf course, Shuksan, in Survivors include her husband she worked as an ofﬁce manager on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Saratoga irrigation field, working with
Washington State. of 67 years, Maurice Petersen; for Monahan & Loughlin and Springs United Methodist many golf courses and colleges
four daughters, Karen (Curt) also provided UPS ser vice for Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga in the area.
“John was always well dressed the local area. She was involved Springs.
and enjoyed the finer things Adkisson, Kristen (Tom) Louis, Sur vivors include his
Kim (James) Lindsay and Kathy in Girl Scouts and she and her Ar rangements were from wife, Eleanor Baker Muller;
in life, a good meal and the husband were caretakers for
company of friends and family,” (David) Stewart; four sons, Eric the William J. Burke & Sons/ two daughters, Kathr yn E.
(Joyce) Petersen, Lauris (Susan) Tapawingo Girl Scout Camp on Bussing & Cunnif f Funeral (Jer r y) Sprouse of Grafton,
the family wrote in tribute. Lake Champlain. In 1972, the
Petersen, Ber nt (Stephanie) Homes of Saratoga Springs. Va. and Kristine E. (Michael)
Sur vivors include his wife, Petersen and Kevin (Cathy) couple moved to Orlando, Fla.,
Jean (Kuhlber g); and two Contributions may be made Gnidowski of Rotterdam; and
Petersen; 26 grandchildren; and where she was ofﬁce manager to Hospice at Mar y’s Haven, four grandchildren.
daughters, Deborah McDevitt 13 great-grandchildren. for a constr uction company.
of Mt. Home, Ark., and Kristin 35 New St., Saratoga Springs Arrangements were by the
There will be no calling hours, They then moved to Atlanta, 12866.
Mason of Blaine Wash. Gordon C. Emerick funeral
and a private memorial service Ga., and formed Commercial
Arrangements were by the Home of Clifton Park.
will be held at the convenience Rooﬁng Consulting Corporation,
Contributions may be made
W illiam J. Burke & Sons/
Busisng & Cunnif f Funeral
of the family. which they ran until 1990, when Kenneth Muller to the American Lung Assn.
Mrs. Gilmore retired. They Kenneth E. Muller, 71, of
Homes of Saratoga Springs. Arrangements were by the Of Nor theaster n New York,
then moved to Porter Corners, Halfmoon, died Friday, Jan. 30, at
Services were from the Church William J. Burke & Son/Bussing 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300,
residing there for 14 years before St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy.
of St. Peter, Saratoga Springs. & Cunnif f Funeral Homes of Albany 12205.
moving to Saratoga Springs. Born in Newburgh, he was
Contribtions may be made Mrs. Gilmore was a trustee
to the Dominican Spiritual on the Board of Directors of
Life Center, 1945 Union St.,
Niskayuna 12309 or the Church
Barbara Gilmore Saratoga Methodist Church,
Barbara Hor ton Gilmore, covering the memorial fund,
of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, 91, of Saratoga Springs, died and she and her husband were
Saratoga Springs 12866. Thursday, Jan. 29. both volunteers for Hospice. The
Born in Hounsﬁeld, she was couple enjoyed dancing to jazz
the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mrs. Gilmore was skilled at
Katharine Petersen and Bertha Palms Horton. painting, knitting and crocheting.
F. Katharine (Kay) Petersen, In the later years of her life, she
87, of Saratoga Springs, died Mrs. Gilmore spent her early devoted much of her time to
Monday, Feb. 2, at her home. childhood years on the farm cataloguing the genealogy of
Born in Longmont, Colo., she and graduated from Adams her extended family and created
was the daughter of the late Rolla Center High School in 1934. She many notebooks and albums.
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Carl Marion well known in the community. enjoyed cooking for family and and nephews. daughter of the late Peter A.
Carl Joseph Marion, 82, of The band performed at Texas friends. She made yearly trips to Ar rangements were by Beddow and Claudine (Couture)
Clifton Park, died Monday, Feb. Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Florida, and was able to make the the Dunn Funeral Homes of Beddow.
2, at his home. Episcopal Hospital, Houston City drive well into her 80s. She was a Mechanicville. Spring Interment Mrs. Purner graduated from
Hall and for the Houston Aeros communicant of the Assumption- will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Watervliet Central Schools. She
Born in Cohoes, he was the hockey team. St. Paul Catholic Church in
son of the late Joseph and Grace Contributions may be made was a bookkeeper for the National
Sur vivors include a son, Mechanicville. to the John H. Ahearn Rescue City Bank of Troy. Later, she was
John N. DeCrescente of For t Survivors include three sons, Squad, Inc., Box 66, Mechanicville a housekeeper for the parish
Mr. Marion retired in 1991 Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Frank (Patricia) Cocozzo of of Our Lady of the Assumption
from the former Al Tech Specialty 12118.
Mar y Ellen (Con) McCar thy Mechanicville, Anthony (Carol) Church in Latham, where she
Steel Corp. in Watervliet, where of Houston, Texas; a brother, Cocozzo of Mechanicville and was also a member of the Altar
he had been a machinist and
electrical technician for many
Nick DeCrescente; a sister, Sue Joseph (Connie) Cocozzo of Larry Cusson Rosary Society.
Carp; and several nieces and Clifton Park; six grandchildren; Lar r y J. Cusson, 60, of She and her husband moved
years. He also owned and nephews. six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ballston Spa, died Friday, Feb. to the Saratoga Springs area
operated Carl’s TV Repair in Rose Soroka of Mechanicville; and
Burial will be at a later date. 6, at Saratoga Hospital. in 1982. She was an active
Water ford in the 1950s and several nieces and nephews.
early 1960s. He was honorably Arrangements were by the Born in Swanton, Conn., he grandmother, helping to raise
discharged from the Navy in DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home Arrangements were by the was the son of the late Leo J. and her grandchildren. Later, she
1952 after serving for eight years. of Mechanicville. DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home Frances McLay Cusson. worked at the YMCA in the baby
He ser ved aboard the U.S.S. Contributions may be made of Mechanicville. Services were Mr. Cusson was employed by sitting room. She enjoyed family
Matanikau during World War to the James A. DeCrescente from the Assumption-St. Paul Terry Haggerty Tire Retread Co. trips in the motor home and the
II and then the U.S.S. Barooch Scholarship Fund at Mechanicville Church. Burial was in St. Paul’s in Albany for over 30 years. company of her Shelties.
during the Korean War. High School. Cemetery, Mechanicville. Sur vivors include her
Sur vivors include his wife,
He was a member of the Contributions may be Eileen Dignard Cusson; four husband, Frank J. Purner; two
Halfmoon American Legion made to the American Hear t daughters, V irginia (Glen) sons, Jay (Caroline) Purner of
Mohawk Post No. 1450 and the Ruth Hewitt Association. Mero, Laurie Miller, Marcy Rotterdam and Jeffrey (Nicole)
Halfmoon Fire Department. He Ruth M. Hewitt, 93, of Clifton (Ron) Pondillo, all of Troy, and Purner of Wilton; a brother, Peter
was a communicant of St. Mary’s Park, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Sandra (Tony) Giarraputo of A. (Gloria) Beddow of Nellysford,
Church in Crescent and St. Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Carol Harkness Hoosick Falls; two brothers, Va.; four grandchildren; and
She was the widow of Edgar Carol Harkness, 71, of Clifton Donald (Sher r y) Cusson of several nieces and nephews.
Edward the Confessor Church
W. Hewitt. Park, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Ellis Averill Park and Gar y (Linda) Arrangements were by the
in Clifton Park.
Hospital in Schenectady. Cusson of Taborton; ﬁve sisters, William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing
Survivors include a son, Paul Born in Beekmantown, Essex
County, she raised her family in Born in Troy, she was the Ann Naylor of Troy, Caroline & Cunnif f Funeral Home of
(Amy) Marion of Rotterdam;
Mechanicville, and later moved daughter of the late Francis and (Andrew) Kehn of Halfmoon, Gail Saratoga Springs. Services were
two daughters, Karen Marion
to Clifton Park. Florence Price Box. (Wesley) Guilianelle of Texas, from the Church of St. Peter.
of Schenectady and Elizabeth
(Michael) Hurley of Clifton She was a graduate of Judy (Homer) Osgood of Averill Burial was in Saratoga National
Mrs. Hewitt worked in
Park; two sisters, Jean Lansingburgh High School and Park and Lori (Richard) Chevilier Cemetery.
Water vliet for 25 years as a
Decker of Ballston Lake and machine operator with the former Mildred Elley Business School. of Colonie; eight grandchildren; Contributions may be made to
Margaret Dolen of Glenville; Behr-Manning and Norton Co. Mrs. Harkness was employed at two great-grandchildren; and Wesley Health Care Center, 131
ﬁve grandchildren; and several before retiring. She also worked the former American Locomotive several nieces and nephews. Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs
nieces and nephews. at the Grand Union Supermarket Co. in Schenectady, and then the Arrangements were by the 12866.
in Mechanicville. Delaware & Hudson Railroad in River view Funeral Home of
Arrangements were by the
Albany as a stenographer. Troy. Interment was in Oakwood
Gordon C. Emerick Funeral She enjoyed knitting,
Home of Clifton Park. Services crocheting and the game of golf, She enjoyed gar dening, Cemetery. Emilia Finelli
reading, traveling and crossword Contributions may be made to Emilia “Millie” Sgambati
were from St. Mary’s Church in playing many times at Saratoga
puzzles. She was a communicant Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Finelli, 86, of Mechanicville,
Crescent. Internment was in St. Spa courses and Eagle Crest.
of Grace Chapel in Jonesville. 383 Main Ave., Nor walk, CT died Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Mary’s
Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford. She was a communicant of the
Sur vivors include her 06851. Hospital in Troy.
Mechanicville United Methodist
Church. husband, Robert J. Harkness; Born in Mechanicville, she
Louis DeCrescente Sur vivors include two a son, Mark Rober t (Ginny) was the daughter of the late
Louis J. DeCrescente, 100, of daughters, Mary Ann (Harold) Harkness of Troy; two daughters, Willem Hladun Stefano and Emilia Sgambati.
Mechanicville, died Wednesday, Cher yl (Costas) Spanos of Willem Bernard Hladun, 6 She was the widow of Anthony
Horn and Kathr yn Carbone, Finelli.
Feb. 4, in Houston, Texas. Lafayette, Calif. and Heather months, of Ballston Lake, died
both of Mechanicville; two
He was the husband of the late Harkness of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Friday, Feb. 6, at Children’s Mrs. Finelli was a homemaker
grandchildren; five great-
Cecelia Perrotta DeCrescente. two sisters, Judith (Gordon) Ahl Hospital at Albany Medical who years ago worked as a crane
grandchildren; a brother, William
of Latham and Jane (Rober t) Center. operator for the General Electric
Born in Mechanicville, he Grube, formerly of Peru; and
attended Mechanicville schools several nieces and nephews. Lupton of Livonia, Mich.; two Born in Niskayuna, he was Co. in Schenectady during World
and later worked for the Boston, grandchildren; and several nieces the son of Matthew and Tammy War II. She had also worked
A spring burial will be in
Maine, Delaware and Hudson and nephews. Murphy Hladun. in the meat department of the
Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh. former Central Market, and was
Railroads, retiring in 1970. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements were by the His life’s jour ney was
Gordon C. Emerick Funeral chronicled through love letters a waiter for Panza’s and Tironi
Mr. DeCr escente was a Arrangements were by the restaurants.
communicant of Assumption-St. Home of Clifton Park. Services from his Dad, posted on the
DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home
Paul Church and was a member were from the Grace Chapel, Web site www.caringbridge. The former president and
of the Holy Name Society. He Jonesville. Interment was in the org/visit/bravewill, a story that member of the Ladies WIBC
Contributions may be made Memor y’s Garden Cemeter y, has touched more than 250,000 bowling league, she also enjoyed
was an active member of the to the Mechanicville United
Mechanicville community, with Colonie. visits to the site, and over 10,000 playing bocce, and had been
Methodist Church. messages from people all over a member of a championship
involvement in the Sons of Italy, Contributions may be made
the local Senior Citizens and to the American Cancer Society, the world, leaving a legacy of team. A charter member of the
260 Osborne Road, Loudonville concern and love for Will and Junior Dante Club, she also
the Boy Scouts of America. Theresa Cocozzo 12211, or to the Leukemia & his family. belonged to the Italian Fraternal
While in scouting, he ser ved Theresa S. Cocozzo, 99, of
as president of the Saratoga L ymphoma Society of Upstate In addition to his parents, Society Ladies Auxiliar y and
Mechanicville, died Wednesday, the area Senior Citizens Club.
County Council. He was awarded Feb. 4, at Glendale Nursing New York, 6 Automation Lane, survivors include two brothers,
both the Silver Beaver and the Albany 12205. Bennett and Maxwell; She was a communicant of the
Home. Assumption-St. Paul Catholic
Pelican Catholic Awards for grandparents and great-
Born in Stillwater, she was the Church in Mechanicville, and
his outstanding contributions grandparents; and aunts, uncles
to scouting. He was co-founder
daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Cole and cousins. was a member of the church’s
Antoinette Mickalonis Soroka. Ber tha M. Cole, 85, of Rosary Altar Society.
of the Hampton of Tanglewood She was the widow of Joseph Arrangements were by the
Assisted Living Young at Heart Mechanicville, died Saturday, DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home Sur vivors include two
Cocozzo. Feb. 7. daughters, Maria (Frank)
Kazoo Band, which was featured of Mechanicville. Services were
in the Houston Chronicle on Mrs. Cocozzo was a Born in Jonesville, she was Mastropietro of Kissimmee,
from Our Lady of Grace Catholic
several occasions and was homemaker, known for her the daughter of Harry and Attie Fla. and Ann (Joseph) Okosky
Church of Ballston Lake. Spring
exper tise in the kitchen. She Burnheart Hunt. She was the of Stillwater; ﬁve grandchildren;
Burial will be in Jonesville
widow of Robert E. Cole. Cemetery. three great-grandchildren; and
several nieces, nephews and
DR. ALAN J. SANDLER Mrs. Cole was a communicant Contributions may be made
PODIATRIST of Holy T rinity Chur ch in to the Brave Will foundation, 207
• Diabetic Foot Care Schaghticoke. She was an avid Scotchbush Road, Burnt Hills Arrangements were by the
PODIATRIC MEDICINE & FOOT SURGERY
• Nails / Corns / Calluses bowler and bocce player and 12027. DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home
• Fellow American College of • Ingrown Nails
Foot and Ankle Surgeons • Fungus Nails loved country music. of Mechanicville. Services were
• American Board • Trauma Sur vivors include a from the Assumption-St. Paul
of Podiatric Surgery • Bunions
• Warts son, Rober t G. (L ynn) Cole Joan Purner Church. Burial was at Saratoga
• Hammertoes of Eagle Bridge; two sisters, Joan Beddow Purner, 74, of National Cemetery.
• All Phases of Foot Care Joan Hunt of Cambridge and Saratoga Springs, died Saturday, Contributions may be made
Clifton Park 371-5955 Rotterdam 356-0111 Geraldine Har wood of Salem; Feb. 7, at Wesley Health Care to St. Jude’s Children’s Research
870 Route 146 1660 Elizabeth St. four grandchildren; 10 great- Center. Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Clifton Park, N.Y. 12065 Rotterdam, N.Y. 12303 grandchildren; and several nieces Born in Cohoes, she was the Memphis, TN 38105.
Spotlight Newspapers February 12, 2009 • Page 15
A young visitor gets
By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN a close-up look at
Spotlight Newspapers Ankhefenmut, the male
email@example.com Egyptian mummy who
resides at the Albany
t’s not uncommon is partially exposed.
for Steve Ricci to get The female mummy
e-mails at the Albany in the exhibit remains
Institute of History and fully wrapped.
Art asking if the museum
still has mummies on
Gilbank was at a conference
recently when a man who
used to live in New York
approached her with the
same question: Were
the mummies still at the
Sufﬁce to say, the
mummies are one of the
big draws at the Institute
of History and Art. On
Saturday, Feb. 14, they’ll
be one of the centerpieces
of the museum’s annual
Egyptian Family Festival.
coming to see the mummies
as kids,” Ricci, the
Mummies and more
institute’s public relations
and marketing manager,
said. “They remain hugely
There are three mummies
at the museum. Two are
people; one is an animal. The
animal was originally thought
to be a cat, but high-tech
scanning revealed that it was
Albany Institute of History and Art to host Egyptian Family Festival Feb. 14
actually a dog based on its
of Mut at Karnak in Thebes. Kids who attend this “It’s a source of fascination for reasons the culture has sparked
He was probably between 55 year’s festival can learn about adults and kids,” Ricci agreed. so much interest is that it offers
As for the humans, one and 65 years old when he died. Egyptian love poems and a rare glimpse into an
mummy is a female, who fashion their own Egyptian ancient time.
Gilbank said Ankhefenmut
remains fully wrapped. The amulets, which are
provides a great opportunity for “We know so much
other is a male who had ornamental charms. They
the workers at the museum to about them because of the
extensive hieroglyphics on his will also have a chance
teach kids about everyday life hieroglyphics,” she said,
cofﬁn that allowed researchers to mummify an old toy or
in Egypt. The topic has proved noting that the climate
to learn a lot about him - sculpture -- they can bring
captivating for kids as young in Egypt has done a
- including that he was not in one of their own or
as kindergarteners. Gilbank remarkable job preserving
a pharaoh, a question posed make one at the institute.
said, “a real love of Egypt starts those hieroglyphics.
often to museum staff.
around 5.” She’s met kids at There will also be tours The Egyptian Family
“He was an everyday man,” previous Egyptian Family of the Egyptian gallery Festival runs from 10:30
said Gilbank, the institute’s Festivals who were just 6 and led by a docent who has a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the
education program manager. were budding Egyptologists, traveled extensively to Albany Institute of History
Named Ankhefenmut, the the term for people who Egypt. In addition to the and Art. The festival is free
man was a priest in the temple specialize in ancient Egypt. mummies, the gallery with museum admission,
includes deity statues,
A small mummiﬁed dog, right, in the Albany which is $10 for adults, $8
several cofﬁn lids and
Institute’s collection was originally believed to for students and seniors
other Egyptian objects.
be a cat, until high-tech scanning revealed the and $6 for children 6-12.
Gilbank said the festival true contents. The institute is at 125
traditionally appeals to all Washington Ave., Albany.
age groups. Gilbank said the Egyptian
“So many people have an display is the institute’s biggest
draw. She thinks one of the All photos courtesy of the Albany
interest in Egypt,” she said. Institute of History & Art.
Freedom Of Speech
Practiced Every Day
A display of statues representing various Egyptian deities.
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Arts & Entertainment
“THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED” geography, Empire State Plaza, Madison TANG TEACHING MUSEUM meetings are the ﬁrst Tuesday of every
Theater Regional premiere of Nilaja Sun play A celebration of Buddy Holly’s life featur- Avenue. Information, 474-5877. AND GALLERY month at the Dave Francis Gallery, the
Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. Programs, art-
about the state of New York City schools, ing JOhhny Rabb, Jim Haggerty, Pete “Oliver Herring: Me Us Them,” through
presented by Capital Repertory Theatre ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART ist demonstrations and exhibitions are
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Vambaco and John and Graham Tichy, June 14; Skidmore College, 815 North
as part of its “Biggest Little International Feb. 13, 8 p.m., WAMC Performing Arts “In Search of Ice: Paintings by Marcia planned throughout the year. Information,
Robert Bolt play about King Henry VIII’s Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,
Play Festival,” 111 North Pearl St., Albany, Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, $20. In- Clark,” through March 1; plus “The Folk 793-9309 or 793-9350.
attempt to divorce his ﬁrst wife and the 580-8080.
through Feb. 15, $17-$39. Information, formation, 465-5233, ext. 4. Spirit of Albany: Folk Art from the Collet-
moral dilemma faced by the newly-se- cion of the Albany Institute of History and THE HYDE COLLECTION DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
lected Chancellor of England, presented CATHERINE RUSSELL Art” and exhibits on Hudson River School Openings in the string, horn and percus-
by Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave., “Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): Ameri-
Daughter of Louis Armstrong’s music di- painting, American sculpture and the his- can Marine and Landscape Painter,” sion sections. Information, 439-7749.
Albany, Feb. 13 through March 1, $15. In-
Music rector performing a night of blues and jazz, tory of Albany, 125 Washington Ave. Infor-
through April 19; 161 North Warren St., COLONIE TOWN BAND
Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Glens Falls. Information, 792-1761.
Saratoga Springs, $15 caffe members, $18 Several openings, rehearsals on Mondays
BEYOND THERAPY “LINCOLN AND LIBERTY” SCHENECTADY MUSEUM
general public. Information, 583-0022. ARKELL MUSEUM at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, Route 9, Newton-
Comedy about dating in the 1980s, pre- Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck present Spirit of Schenectady, collection highlights ville. Information, 783-2760.
sented by Home Made Theater, Spa Little “Love Story,” through May 3; plus “Arkell’s
songs of the President Lincoln/Civil War THREE QUARTERS NORTH and planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights. In-
Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Feb. 13 Inspiration: the Marketing of Beech-Nut COLONIE CENTENNIAL
era, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., WAMC Performing formation, 382-7890.
Bluegrass/folk/Americana band, Feb. 14, and Art for the People,” ongoing; Canajo-
through March 1, $21-$24. Information, Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, $10. BRASS CHOIR
7 p.m., Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware ALBANY AIRPORT GALLERY harie. Information, 673-2314.
587-4427. Information, 465-5233, ext. 4. Openings for brass players, rehearsals
Ave., Albany, free. Information, 512-5100.
“A Remarkable Past: Objects of Outlandish on ﬁrst Thursday and third Tuesday of the
THE DINING ROOM BRIAN MURPHY
A.R. Gurney play about the heart of Ameri- Singer-songwriter, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Emack
Inventive ﬁddle band, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.,
Purpose and Astonishing Conﬁguration,”
through March 29; “Repetitive Nature,” in
Call for Artists month, at 7:15 p.m., town hall, Route 9,
Newtonville. Information, 783-2760.
can life, presented by Curtain Call Theatre, and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, Concourse A gallery; “Air Craft,” photos
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, ALBANY CIVIC THEATER
210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, through free. Information, 512-5100. by Jeffrey Milstein; plus site-speciﬁc in- SUBURBAN SOUNDS
$16 caffe members, $18 general public.
Feb. 13, $20. Information, 877-7529. stallations by Larry Kagan and Cara Nigro, Holding open auditions for production of COMMUNITY CHORUS
as well as installations by Anthony Gar- Lanford Wilson’s “The Hot L Baltimore,” Openings in mixed chorus, rehearsals
ner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy Feb. 16 and 17, 7 p.m., 235 Second Ave., Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Reformed
Comedy Klepsch and Victoria Palermo. Informa-
Albany, seeking eight men age 17-70 and
seven women age 18-75. Information,
Church, Route 146, Guilderland. Informa-
WIT&WILL THEATRE MIMOSA GALLERY FRIENDSHIP SINGERS
Presents “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! "10x10=$100," an exhibit of small works HOME MADE THEATER Openings in women’s singing group, fo-
And other Mardi Gras Humor,” Feb. 21, 8 by Saratoga County artists, through Feb. Holding open auditions for April/May pro- cusing on old favorites and show tunes,
p.m., Zu Zu’s Wonderful Life Inc., 299-301 15, 70c Beekman St., Saratoga Springs. duction of Matthew Barber’s “Enchanted rehearsals Tuesday mornings at Delmar
Hamilton St., Albany, reservations ac- Information, 583-1163. April,” Feb. 15 and 16, 6:30 p.m., Spa Reformed Church, Delaware Avenue, Del-
cepted, adults $10 with reservations, $12 Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, mar. Information, 439-2360.
at door; students/seniors $6 with reserva- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE Saratoga Springs. Information, 587-4427.
tions, $8 at door. Information, 439-7698. "Dawn of Modern Dance: Music, Myth A CAPPELLA
and Movement," exhibit chronicling the CAPITAL COMMUNITY VOICES New, informal, coed a cappella group in
careers of Ruth St. Denis and Isadora Seeking singers for its May concert en- Delmar, for adults and teens 16 and older.
Dance Duncan, plus ongoing exhibits, 99 South titlted “The Earth in Song and Spirit,” re- Information, 439-0130.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information, hearsals at Columbia High School, Luther
584-2225. Road, East Greenbush, 7 to 9 p.m., Tues- SIENA CHAMBER
ELLEN SINOPOLI DANCE COMPANY
days. Information, 370-5434. ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
Repertory show featuring works choreo- SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for or-
graphed by Ellen Sinopoli, Feb. 15, 2 MIMOSA GALLERY
“The Sichel Collection,” featuring automo- chestra, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for choir,
p.m., Arts Center of the Capital Region, Seeking entries for its “Floored!” exhibit
biles from the brass era from more than Siena College, Route 9, Loudonville. In-
265 River St., Troy, members $10, general of ﬂoor coverings, submissions must in-
100 years ago, through March; “The Syra- formation, 783-2325.
public $12. Information, 273-0052. clude the artist’s name, address, telephone
cuse Mile,” featuring two of the central
New York’s famous stock cars, plus ongo- number and e-mail address and should in- THE ORCHESTRA ON THE COMMON
clude title, medium, date completed, size Openings in the string section, also need
Visual Arts ing exhbits including "East of Detroit" and
New York racing, 110 Avenue of the Pines, and retail price. Information, 583-1163. French horn, trombone, ﬂute and bass
Saratoga Springs. Information, 587-1935, drum players, rehearsals Friday at 9 a.m.,
ARTS CENTER ALBANY CIVIC THEATER Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clifton
OF THE CAPITAL REGION Seeking original works for its July Play- Common, Clifton Park. Information, 372-
“Mutatis Mutandis: Appearance and BROOKSIDE MUSEUM wrights Showcase, no ﬁlm scripts, mono- 5146.
Identity,” through March 22; “Katharine “A Few Lines to Let You Know: Letters logues, musicals or children’s plays. Mail
of the Civil War,” through Sept. 4; plus a copy of the text to Albany Civic Theater, ELECTRIC CITY CHORUS
Kreisher: Everything in its Place,” through
March 22; 265 River St., Troy. Information, a wildlife art exhibit featuring local artist P.O. Box 6172, Albany 12206. Male singing group, training provided, re-
273-0052. Suzanne Shepard, through March 15, 6 hearsals at Faith United Methodist Church,
TANGO FUSION DANCE COMPANY Brandywine Avenue and Eastern Parkway,
Charlton St., Ballston Spa. Information,
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM 885-4000. Auditioning professional dancers by ap- Schenectady, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Infor-
“Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware pointment at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, mation, 399-1846.
from the Weitsman Collection,” through CLARK ART INSTITUTE 75 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs. In-
“The Art of the Pastel,” through Feb. 16; formation, 306-4173. RIVER VALLEY CHORUS
fall; “Invaders,” through March; “Rockwell
Kent: This Is My Own,” through May 17; “Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris,” through Sweet Adelines group based in Niskayuna
ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY is looking for women to join group. Infor-
plus permanent collections on the 9/11 April 26; 225 South St., Williamstown,
recovery effort, New York state history and Mass. Information, (413) 458-9545. Seeking new artists that work in pastels, mation, 346-5349.
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■ Large Eagles are ﬁnally playing at the second place with Voorheesville because of last month’s 51-43 this week with a home-and-home
high level that many thought 5. Glens Falls (11-7) – Tuesday’s victory over the Railroaders series with Berlin
they would this season, and they game against South Glens Falls 3. Whitehall (15-2) – The 2. Berlin (13-2) – The
(From Page 20) picked the right time to do so should have told us if the Indians Railroaders solidiﬁed their hold Mountaineers have quietly built
Class AA 4. Niskayuna (11-5) – The were deserving of being in the on ﬁrst place in the Adirondack up a solid résumé entering
1. Schenectady (15-3) – The Silver Warriors are also capable top ﬁve League’s East Division by Monday’s trip to Germantown
Patriots have r un into some of reaching the ﬁnals, but they Class B knocking off their two closest 3. Argyle (12-5) – Since the
trouble lately, losing their last are still susceptible to being
1. Fonda (16-1) – The Braves pursuers, Argyle and Hartford, Scots are ahead of Hartford in
two Big 10 games – but they are upended if they don’t bring their
keep beating up on Wester n in the past week the Adirondack League East
still playing well enough to stay “A” game Athletic Conference competition 4. Voorheesville (14-4) – Bob standings, they get the No. 3
at No. 1 5. Catholic Central (11-6) –
… Baron’s bunch are burning up spot
2. Shenendehowa (14-4) – Like Bethlehem, the Crusaders2. Hoosic Valley (17-1) – while the baskets, averaging 62 points
are peaking as the season winds 4. Har tford (11-6) – The
Defense is still the name of the the Panthers continue to rack up in their last three games Tanagers had won four in a row
Plainsmen’s game, but they have down Wasaren League victories … 5. Water vliet (13-5) – The before losing to Whitehall last
to do a better job at the offensive Class A 3. Johnstown (16-2) – and the Cannoneers are playing better week
end if they want to repeat as 1. Holy Names (17-0) – When a Lady Bills keep adding to their over the last three games (3-0)
Sectional champions team routinely beats its opponents Foothills Council win total 5. Nor thville (8-8) – The
than the team they replaced in
Falcons fell back to ear th in
3. Bethlehem (12-5) – The by 20 or more points, you know 4. Catskill (14-4) – The Cats the poll, Stillwater (1-2)
the last two weeks with three
you’ve got something special; bounced back from a disappointing
either that, or the Colonial Council non-league loss to Ichabod Crane Class D consecutive losses, but there isn’t
is really weak 1. Germantown (18-0) – The another Class D team with a .500
Plainsmen cruise with Patroon Conference wins
Clippers get their sternest test overall record
2. Mohonasen (15-2) – The against Hudson and Taconic
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News Streaks struggle with shots
& Notes Bethlehem
up, for the occasion, replacing
Jaclyn Oskam with Gadomski.
“I appreciate everything they
“Part of the fouling in the ﬁrst half
is we just didn’t rotate over, and
we bailed them out. Sometimes
that she is going to ﬁnish. She has
a real good sense of the game of
basketball, so wherever you put
Plainsmen Saratoga in check
have done for this program,” said
Nealon. “We have had a special
we weren’t quick enough, and
sometimes we did get over there,
her, there is a real possibility of
getting some steals.”
couple years, and they have, we were in the right position, but
cruise past By ANDY CAHILL obviously, been a big part of it.” we were too greedy and we’d
But Bethlehem’s offense was
not the best par t of its game.
As the game got under way, reach and foul.”
Bethlehem’s zone defense proved Saratoga also played good
The defensive intensity was high
throughout, especially against
The Shenendehowa boys The writer is a senior at to be effective. The Lady Eagles defense in the first half, not Saratoga’s Staci McElroy. The
basketball team locked up the Bethlehem Central High School. (10-3 league, 12-5 overall) held allowing many shots in the paint. Lady Eagles shut McElroy out
best record in the Suburban Sparked by an explosive Saratoga (5-8, 7-10) to only two Nolan said that the defensive of the scoring column – the ﬁrst
Council by beating Averill offense and a lockdown defense, ﬁeld goals in the ﬁrst half. game plan was to “just play strong time any team had done that this
Park 80-48 last Friday in the Bethlehem girls basketball “Sometimes we shoot well, defense. We played the zone, and season.
Clifton Park. team picked up a 49-32 Suburban and sometimes we don’t,” said we weren’t going to worry about
Council victory over the Saratoga Saratoga assistant coach Mike one girl.” “Well obviously, she’s our go-to
The game was close until
Springs Blue Streaks in front of Nolan. “But they (Bethlehem) Unfor tunately for the Blue girl, and we don’t think she got
the third quarter when the
a boisterous crowd on Friday’s were constantly on the ball. They Streaks, that one girl was Megan enough shots, but that’s credit
Plainsmen (12-1 league, 16-1
senior night. had great pressure. I give them Olsen, who scored 15 points in to the great defense that they
overall) outscored the War-
The night began with a a lot of credit, they just out D’d the game and also contributed played,” said Nolan.
Doug Milvaney’s 15 points ceremony to honor the six seniors us.” seven steals. “I don’t think she ever felt
paced Shen, which had nine on the team — Megan Olsen, Saratoga managed to stay “I like having Meg up front like she could get into a ﬂow of
players score five or more Alex McCullough, Taylor Teal, close to Bethlehem in the ﬁrst half because she’s just a gr eat the game,” said Nealon. “The
points. Tony Hughes chipped Kiersten Swete, Paula Gadomski due to good foul shooting. Nealon anticipator, and she has long defensive strategy tonight was
in nine points. and Catlin Dole. Coach Mark attributed the number of fouls to arms,” said Nealon. “When she good, and the girls implemented
In other Suburban Council Nealon changed his starting line- poor defensive execution, saying, gets a steal, you feel conﬁdent it tonight very well.”
boys basketball action last
weekend, Saratoga Springs
edged Bethlehem 55-50, and
Mohonasen defeated Ballston
Alex King had 12 points,
and James Tucker added 11
points for Saratoga (8-5, 11-6)
Cody Robinson netted
25 points for Ballston Spa
(1-12, 4-14) in its loss to
Suburban Council South Divi-
Rice receives sion-leading Mohonasen showed
league honor Ballston Spa why its one of the top
Siena freshman diver Class A girls basketball teams in
Elizabeth Rice, a 2008 New York.
Saratoga Springs High School The Mighty Warriors (12-2
graduate, was named MAAC league, 15-2 overall) built a 36-21
Diver of the week for the halftime lead and pulled away for
second time this season last a 72-38 victory over the Scotties in
week. last Friday’s game in Rotterdam.
Rice won the award for Mohonasen used a balanced
leading the Saints to a win attack to defeat Ballston Spa (2-
over C.W. Post on senior 12, 4-14). Nicole Adach scored
night last weekend. Rice 24 points to lead four Mighty
posted a score of 226.00 on Warriors in double ﬁgures.
the 1-meter springboard and Michelle Aviza contributed 17
followed that up by scoring a points, while Dayna Lashin and
244.2 in 3-meter springboard Lea McClain each added 10 points
diving. for Mohonasen.
Rice and the Saints return Amanda Callanan and Geena
to action for the MAAC Gallo netted 10 points apiece to Ballston Spa’s Marissa Traver is fouled by a Mohonasen player during last Friday’s Suburban Council game
Championships Feb. 12-14 lead Ballston Spa. in Rotterdam. Rob Jonas/Spotlight
in Baltimore, Md.
The CDTA/MTA/All Bus
Large school divisions are up for grabs
Drivers Tribute bowling We’re two weeks away from the say one is dramatically better. harder to determine, though.
tour nament takes place start of the Section II basketball On the girls’ side, Schenectady Holy Names is undefeated, but it
March 1 at Spare T ime, playoffs, and I defy you to come looked like the best Class AA team plays in a slightly weaker league
570 Columbia Tpke., East up with a favorite in every class. until losing to Bishop Maginn and (the Colonial Council) than
Greenbush. Go on. Give it a shot. Think of Amsterdam last week. Perhaps Mohonasen and Averill Park (the
At the tournament, the one boys team that you believe the pressure of being the last Suburban Council). And as we’ve
All American Bus Drivers can win the Class A title. Can’t do remaining undefeated Big 10 seen in recent years, a competitive
Scholarship will be granted it, can you? Rob Jonas team got to the Patriots, but it Suburban Council team is usually
to one top student of a bus How about the girls Class certainly knocked them back to the one holding the Sectional
driver. AA title? Schenectady? depth is a concern. Shen has earth. championship plaque after the
The tournament follows a Shenendehowa? Bethlehem? Are great scoring balance, but can Still, I think Schenectady has as Class A playoffs end.
six game, no handicap, no tap any of them sure things? No. the Plainsmen handle an athletic good of a chance to win the Section The only thing that is certain
9 pin, scratch co-ed format. This may be one of the most team like Maginn or Academy? II title as Shen and Bethlehem. Or among the large schools is that
Most total pins wins $3,000. competitive seasons in Section II, Let’s head over to the Niskayuna, Catholic Central and Sectionals should provide some
Second place wins $2,000, at least among the large schools. aforementioned Class A group. Albany. Perhaps Colonie, if it exciting games and perhaps some
and third place wins $500. Ever y favorite has a weakness Scotia-Glenville and Gloversville can get on a good run. Seriously, surprises.
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and money orders should be at the boys Class AA division. but so do Bishop Gibbons and Class A is a little easier to rankings after this week, so please
sent to Progressive Money Bishop Maginn has great guard Mohonasen. Do any one of those figure out. Holy Names, enjoy your ﬁnal girls basketball
Bowling, 525 East Street, Box play, but they are soft in the teams stand out from the other Mohonasen and Averill Park poll (voted on by one person
273, Rensselaer 12144. middle. Albany Academy has a three? Not from what I’ve seen. are the top three teams in this – me).
strong starting ﬁve, but bench They’re all good, but I wouldn’t group. Who wins Sectionals is ■ Large Page 19
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