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                                      Volume VIII
                                                  Spotlight                       Number 50
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                                                                                                                      75¢                                         December 10, 2008

  DWI car seizures
   under review
                                         A young boy is filled with excitement just before he gets his picture
                                         taken with Santa Claus at Colonie Center.                                                                                   Rail
     The Vehicular Crimes Unit
 advisory panel created by the
                                                                                                                                                                  crossing
 Albany County District Attorney’s
 office is studying DWI policy and
 potential vehicle confiscations
 for misdemeanor drunk driving
                                                                                                                                                                      to
 offenses.
              See story on Page 5.                                                                                                                                  close
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                                                                                                                                                                    to pay for a new road
                                                                                                                                                                      By DAN SABBATINO




                                                                                                                                                   Ariana Cohn/
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                                                                                                                                                                      The Youmans Road railroad




                                                Santa season
                                                                                                                                                                  crossing, where an SUV collided
                                                                                                                                                                  with two locomotives, will be
                                                                                                                                                                  closed within a year, according to
                                                                                                                                                                  New Scotland Town Supervisor
                                                                                                                                                                  Tom Dolin.
                                                                                                                                                                      “We came to a final agreement,”
                                                                                                                                                                  Dolin said. “The crossing will be
 ‘Sleeping Beauty’                                                                                                                                                closed as soon as possible.”
                                                                                                                                                                      Dolin met with Department of
    Kabuki style                                             St. Nicholas stirs up magic and business at the mall                                                 Transportation officials on Friday,
     The New York State Theater                                                                                                                                   Dec. 5, to discuss how to proceed
 Institute’s Kabuki-styled produc-           By ARIANA COHN                        In fact, according to most               A chat with Santa                     funding a solution to the crossing,
                                            Spotlight Newspapers               mall managers, without Santa,                    Page 15                           which doesn’t have gates or flash-
 tion of “Sleeping Beauty” keeps                                                                                                                                  ers.
                                          cohna@spotlightnews.com              the holidays would not be com-
 the emphasis on movement —                                                    plete. And many parents agree                                                          Dolin said plans to construct
                                                                                                                        Valentino’s company has
 other than the narrator, charac-           He checks his beard in the         that being able to bring their        been responsible for bringing                a 1,700-foot road that would con-
 ters have little dialogue — but        mirror every morning before            children to see the jolly red elf     Santa to Crossgates Mall for                 nect Great View Terrace to You-
 it picks up the pace.                  leaving the house to take a seat       year after year is a favorite holi-   the past 22 years, and Colonie               mans Road are in place, and the
                                        on his magical throne. After all,      day tradition.                        Center for the past five.                     road could be complete within a
              See story on Page 18.     even a single out-of-place hair            While the beards and suits           His employees come from                   year.
                                        could plant a seed of doubt in         and boots may be the same, not        throughout the community, and                    The collision that led to the
                                        the minds of the hundreds of           all Santas are created equal.         most of them seek out Valentino              action occurred at about 10 a.m.
                                        children who will visit him in a           According to Jimmy Valen-         for the seasonal job.                        Saturday, Nov. 22, when a Range
                                        single day.                            tino, owner of Capital Photo, a          “They come just from the                  Rover driven by Peter A. Salerno,
                                            He may not be the one and          special event photography busi-       general public. A lot of them                38, with his two children, ages 8
                                        only, but the Santa you see sit-       ness, the Santa you see at the        have found me over the years,”               and 10, as passengers, was ini-
                                        ting before you in the local mall      mall sometimes comes from the                                                      tially struck on the front of the
                                        is far from phony.                     most unlikely of places.                        ■ Santa Page 15
                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Rail Page 14


                                       Officials, public weigh in on landfill expansion
                                          DEC still reviewing                                                                                                     the benefits.
     V’ville girls                                                            “We have done everything within reason, and then                                       “We have done everything
                                          possible solutions                                                                                                      within reason, and then some,
    return strong                         By DAN SABBATINO
                                                                              some, to try to turn this into a win-win situation. ... [it is]                     to try to turn this into a win-win
    The season is only two games          Spotlight Newspapers
                                                                              obviously a complicated and controversial situation.”                               situation,” Jennings said, ac-
 old, but things are already look-                                                                                                     Gerald Jennings            knowledging it is “obviously a
                                      sabbbatinod@spolightnews.com
                                                                                                                                                                  complicated and controversial
 ing up for the Voorheesville girls                                                                                                                               situation.”
 basketball team. The Blackbirds         Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings
                                      said he is hoping for a “win-win”       preserve.                              questions about alternative sites,              The city will spend $18 million
 are off to their first 2-0 start in   situation as local officials sparred         Elected officials, environmen-      health risks, the environmental              over 10 years on the restoration
 the Colonial Council in several      over the implications of expand-        tal advocates and the public met       implications of shipping waste to            of the Pine Bush Preserve, and
 years.                               ing the Rapp Road Landfill at a          at the Polish Community Center         other sites, uses for the natural            $13 million on the expansion. Jen-
                                      public hearing on Wednesday,            at the Washington Avenue exten-        gas produced by the landfill and              nings said it would be the single
             See story on Page 24.                                            sion to discuss the possibility of     marketing the Pine Bush as a
                                      Dec. 3.                                                                                                                     biggest investment into the Pine
                                         The city’s plan includes ex-         expanding the landfill eastward         source of revenue.                           Bush Preserve.
                                      panding the landfill, and in ex-         into the Pine Bush Preserve in            Jennings said the landfill ex-                He also said the revenue gen-
                                      change for infringing on a por-         Guilderland. The landfill has al-       pansion will ultimately benefit               erated from the landfill, which
                                      tion of Pine Bush Preserve land,        ready expanded several times,          the city and the Capital District,           takes in close to $11 million each
                                      it will restore other parts of the      the last time in February 1999.        but opponents said that the odor
                                                                                  Those in attendance raised         and health implications outweigh                       ■ Landfill Page 14

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Mall upgrades                  Police Blotter
security system Police nab Albany man for forgery
   Crossgates Mall will be                               weather situations and other
installing a new, top-of-the-                            emergencies,” said Terri Walsh,                                Guilderland Police arrested                          ar rested David L. Pearson,                           r epor ted to have str uck a
line security system for the                             general manager of Crossgates                             Karen Michell Blackmon, 36, of                            45, of 2 Thurlow Ter race in                          vehicle before driving through
holiday season, according to                             Mall.a                                                    764 Livingston Ave. in Albany                             Albany for felony possession                          a fence, the report states.
information provided by the                                                                                        on charges of felony forgery in                           of a forged instr ument in                               She is scheduled to reappear
                                                            The system is slated to be
mall.                                                                                                              the second degree and other                               the second degree and petit                           in court on Thursday, Dec. 11.
                                                         fully operational by Friday,
                                                                                                                   charges on Monday, Dec. 1,                                larceny, on Thursday, Dec. 4,                            • Guilderland Police arrested
   Pyramid Management                                    Dec. 12.
                                                                                                                   according to police reports.                              according to police reports.                          John. H. Rivera, 27, of 52 D.
Group Inc., and Purple Tree                                 Once activated the system
technologies will install the                                                                                          Blackmon was arrested on an                              Pearson was ar r ested at                          Knight’s Bridge, on charges
                                                         can transmit unlimited
early war ning system, and                                                                                         outside warrant dating back to Jan.                       5209 Wester n Ave. and was                            of DWI on Sunday, Dec. 7,
                                                         messages to key personal
according to Crossgates                                                                                            25, 2005. He was also arrested on                         arraigned later that day.                             according to police reports.
                                                         and store managers within
officials, it will be able to notify                                                                               charges of criminal impersonation                            • Guilderland Police                                  Rivera was ar rested near
                                                         seconds.
ever y store in both “natural                                                                                      in the second degree and criminal                         arrested Amy E. Rein, 23, of                          the 1741 Wester n Ave., the
                                                            “We continually search for                             possession of marijuana in the
and man-made,” emergency                                                                                                                                                     141 Vaughn Drive in Albany on                         Westmere Firehouse, and is
                                                         innovative ways to enhance                                fifth degree. He was arraigned on
situations.                                                                                                                                                                  charges of DWI on Tuesday,                            scheduled to reappear in court
                                                         customer shopping experience,”                            Thursday, Dec. 4.
   “Safety is our number one                                                                                                                                                 Dec. 2, according to police                           on Thursday, Dec. 18.
                                                         said Rober t G. Harrington of
priority and we anticipate                                                                                                                                                   reports.                                                 • Guilderland Police arrested
                                                         Pyramid Management Group
using the system to notify our                                                                                                                                                  Rein was arrested near 170
merchants and customers of
                                                         in a written statement.                                   Other Arrests                                             Schoolhouse Road, and was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Andrew T. Riofrio, 21, of 9107
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   108th St, in Richmond Hill, on
                                                                                                                       • Guilderland Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   charges of DWI on Friday, Dec.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5, according to police reports.
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                                                                                         Angels drive gift program
                                                                                            Chamber of Commerce                       will often sponsor entire families            Cheng said in a written statement.
                                                                                           coordinates event to help                  Burbank said.                                    Jenni Bliven, the branch manager
                                                                                              struggling families                         According to Burbank, the                 and bank officer for NBT Bank said
                                                                                                                                      number of businesses hosting                  she has participated in the program
                                                                                             By DAN SABBATINO                         “angel trees” has doubled this year.          for the past four years, and has
                                                                                             Spotlight Newspapers                         Hana Japanese Steakhouse,                 gotten a great response.
                                                                                         sabbatinod@spotlightnews.com                 Fist National Bank of Scotia, Ten                “It’s a great cause, and it’s always
                                                                                                                                      Eyck Insurance Company, NBT                   nice to help with the community,”
                                                                               A program coordinated by                               Bank, Active Family Chiropractic,             she said.
                                                                            the Guilderland Chamber of                                Maynard O’Connor Smith and                       She said the bank started out
                                                                            Commerce will assist some                                 Catalinotto, and the Chamber of               with close to 15 angels and only
                                                                            struggling families this holiday                          Commerce all have angel trees.                three are left.
                                                                            season by making theirwish lists                              Last year, 19 families were                  Bliven said that in trying economic
                                                                            available to those who can help.                          adopted, and close to $2,500 in toys,         times, it is especially important to
                                                                               The pr ogram, known as                                 clothing and gift card donations              give back to the community.
                                                                            Chamber Angels, allows                                    were given to the families from local            Lisa Pouchak, vice president of
                                                                            participants to purchase presents                         businesses.                                   the Ten Eyck Insurance Company
                                                                            for or adopt families in need.                                Burbank said that there are more          reported a similar experience. She
                                                                               “It’s kind of sad looking at                           families with wish lists this year, but       said the Chamber dropped off 19
                                                                            the wish lists and seeing mom                             she is sure Chamber members are               angels, all of which were taken
                                                                            and dad on there, and they want                           up to the task.                               within a day by employees of the
                                                                            food and clothes,” said Executive                             Hana Japanese Steakhouse has              company. She added that she asked
                                                                            Director Kathy Burbank.                                   already asked for additional angels,          the Chamber if any more angels are
                                                                               Nurses from schools                                    and manager Charlie Cheng said                available.
                                                                            in Guilderland get lists from                             he is treating his adopted Westmere              For tree locations, go to www.
                                                                            families in the district that might                       Family to dinner as well.                     guilderlandchamber.com and click
                                                                            be in need, and give them to the                              “It breaks my heart to see the lists      on “member search” or call the
                                                                            Chamber, which then puts the                              with kids asking for hats and boots           Chamber at 456-6611.
Items listed on the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce holiday angels on items on “angel trees” where
this holiday tree can be purchased for local families in need. The tree is people can take an angel and                               when they should be getting toys.                The gifts will be given to the
in the Chamber’s new home in Star Plaza on Western Avenue.                                                                            We are adding gifts to our family’s           families before the schools go on
                                                                            purchase the items. Businesses                            lists. It is the right thing to do,”          break for the holidays.
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It’s                                                                                                                                                                               IN BRIEF
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shaving                                                                                                                                                                            for concert
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Christmas Concert at the First
                                                                                                                                                                                   United Methodist Church in
  Barbershops open chairs                                                                                                                                                          Voorheesville on Sunday, Dec.
  in Guilderland, Saratoga                                                                                                                                                         21, at 7 p.m.
    By DAN SABBATINO                                                                                                                                                                  The Community Choir will
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    The Town of Guilderland will                                                                                                                                                   office at 765-2895 by 11:30 a.m.,
welcome a third-generation master                                                                                                                                                  Monday, Dec. 15.
barber and shop that offers special
shaving and event services at the
grand opening of Sim’s Barbershop                                                                                                                                                  Volunteers needed
in 20 Mall on Saturday, Dec. 20.                                                                                                                                                   for WinterFest
    Greg Zorian, a master barber with                                                                                                                                                        The City of Albany is seeking
more than 18 years experience, and           Sim’s barbershop co-owner Greg Zorian gives his partner, Steve Vilot a shave in their new Guilderland volunteers to assist with Albany
his business partner Steve Vilot will        barbershop in 20 Mall.                                                                                                                       WinterFest on Saturday, Dec. 27.
officially unveil the business Dec. 20,                                                                                                                          Dan Sabbatino/Spotlight      WinterFest is a free family event
although it has been operating since
                                             shop in Saratoga, at 40 Caroline St., a caters to the different skin types, all services and free neck cleanups in downtown Albany featuring
Tuesday, Nov. 11.                                                                                                                                                                         entertaining performances indoors
                                             week after the Guilderland shop.                     and he and his staff will recommend are available between visits.”
    There will be giveaways for the first
                                                 Jeff Shinaman, the vice president what products will optimize the                                   Zorian said the barbershop struck and out including a children’s Jingle
50 men and 50 women, refreshments
                                             of membership for the Saratoga                       customers’ shaving experience.                 a balance between a good price and Jog and Albany’s Last Run 5K.
and music, according to information                                                                                                                                                          Volunteers are needed as:
                                             County Chamber of Commerce said                          A razor, products specific to good service.
provided by the Guilderland Chamber
                                             the shop will fill a “niche” in city.                 your skin type, a customized                       “We’re not a discount barbershop.       •Event specialists (information/
of Commerce.
                                                 He added that Zorian and Vilot are               diagram of your facial shaving area We’re not a discount chain,” Zorian said. flyer distribution)
    Zorian and Vilot said the shop will
                                             active members in the community and step-by-step instructions are “But we’re not your wife’s salon either.”                                     •Location liaisons (information
provide an outlet for men to get their
                                             and have done a lot of work for not- included in the service.                                           In Four Seasons magazine, Zorian     and venue assistants)
hair done and get a shave, saying
                                             for-profits organizations.                                The shop joined the Guilderland and his Boston barbershop were                         •Per for mer assistants at
that salons for women outnumber
barbershops 10-to-1.                             “It’s a nice addition to the Chamber of Commerce, and voted No. 2 in the world, he said.                                                 various venues (on-site runners
                                             downtown options,” Shinaman said. Executive Director Kathy Burbank                                      Vilot, also a master barber, has and helpers)
    “Just when you thought there was
nothing new to bring to the barber               “It’s very old Saratoga,” Zorian said it is exciting to bring the hair- cut hair and shaved in more than 30                                 •Road marshals/r unner
                                             said of the three-chair shop.                        cutting establishment into town.               stores. He said the experience and assistants for both the Jingle Jog
chair, Sim’s comes along and proves
                                                 Vilot said they are planning a                        “I’m so glad Greg and Steve have professionalism the shop offers is and the 5K
you wrong,” said Zorian.
                                             grand opening for the same day as the                decided to not only locate the shop in world class, competing with some of                 Shifts are available throughout
    Sim’s also opened up a smaller
                                             Guilderlandshop,buttheribboncutting the former Gregory’s shop but also the best Las Vegas and Miami barber the event from 10:30 a.m. to 6
                                                                                                  make their shop a new and innovative shops. He also said the other barbers p.m. Orientation sessions will be


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                                             might be another day that week.
                                                                                                  type of salon. I think they will do well are of the same caliber.                       held on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and
                                                 He said they plan to start small
                                                                                                  here in Guilderland,” Burbank said.                “All of our staff, hair stylists and Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
                                             and get their “feet wet,” in Saratoga
                                             and possibly expand that shop and                        It is the fourth Sim’s store in the barbers, are trained to do exactly the in the basement of City Hall.
                                             open others.                                         Northeast, with additional locations in same service we do,” Vilot said.                   For information, contact Beth
  Editorial Pages ................. 6-7                                                           Boston, Pittsfield and Great Barrington,
  Sports ........................... 23-24       One service Zorian said sets                                                                        The Guilderland shop is also Hickox at 434-5411 or e-mail
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  Obituaries ...........................16   Sim’s Barber Shops apart is its
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Cookies are small, but they’re big on taste
    If Thanksgiving is the holiday
for pie lovers, then Christmas                                                    Black Pepper and Cheddar Cookies        minutes, flip them and bake for        in an air tight container in the
is for cookie lovers. People like                                                    3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus      five more minutes. Serve directly       refrigerator.
me. I’m not going to tell you that                                               3 tablespoons                            from the oven. Store leftovers in an
I don’t love a good piece of pie,                                                    1/4 cup yellow cornmeal              airtight container for four to five           Nutella Sandwich Cookies
especially with whipped cream.                                                   1 teaspoon sea salt                      days. Cookies can be rewarmed in           1 cup all-purpose flour
                                      even my husband, will turn their               1 teaspoon black pepper              a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes,           1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
But I feel a special connection       noses up at those, but I make                                                       but they won’t be as wonderful as
with the cookie. And I believe I                                                     2 cups shredded extra sharp                                                     1/2 teaspoon salt
                                      them anyway. The spice and                 cheddar cheese                           directly from the oven.                1/4 pound cold butter, cut into 8
can speak for my family and say       crunch are perfect with a cup of               1/2 teaspoon baking powder                                                  pieces
that they do, too.                    tea and peace and quiet -- the kind                                                           Cranberry Salsa
                                                                                     6 tablespoons cold butter, cut                                                  A few tablespoons cold milk
    There are many good qualities     of cookie you want when there              into chunks                                 1 bag fresh cranberries                 Nutella
of a cookie, of course. But most      aren’t any kids around, anyway.                2 tablespoons olive oil                 1/2 green apple, peeled, cored          A few handfuls toasted, finely
importantly, you rarely have to          My husband’s favorite cookie                A few tablespoons cold water         and chopped                            chopped pecans
share one. In the eyes of a child,    is one his grandmother used                    In a food processor, pulse              1 jalapeno chili, stemmed,              Preheat oven to 350 degreed.
that means something. In our                                                     the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper,        seeded and chopped fine                 Grease an 8-by-8-inch metal pan.
                                      to make. She made him peanut
house, ever ything is shared.                                                    cheddar and baking powder                   1/2 cup sugar                       In a food processor, pulse the flour,
                                      butter cookies with a chocolate
Elliot, he is forced to share his                                                until combined. With the motor              1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro      sugar and salt. With the motor
                                      kiss on top. I had never had one                                                       juice of one lime
Legos. Lucy’s precious violin is                                                 running, add the butter, one piece                                              running, drop the butter in, until
                                      before I met Paul. Once, thinking          at a time, and the olive oil. Add a      1/2 medium red onion, chopped          combined. Pour in the milk, one
passed around to each kid, every      I was being terribly clever, I             very small amount of water, with         fine                                    tablespoon at a time, until a soft
time she takes it out to practice.    brought a batch to a picnic.               the motor running, until a soft             1 teaspoon sea salt                 dough forms. Press the dough into
And Zoe, who loves bananas,           There were no less than five               dough forms. Gather the dough,              Mix together sugar, lime and        the prepared pan, and bake until
always finds herself eating only       platters of peanut butter cookies          place on a large piece of waxed          sea salt. Pulse the cranberries        the edges just begin to turn golden
half of the last one. But a cookie?   with chocolate kisses on top at            paper, and form it into a log about      a few times in a food processor,       brown, about 25 minutes. Cool. Cut
It’s yours and yours alone.           the dessert table. An excellent            1-1/2-inch thick. Refrigerate for        until they are chopped but not         the shortbread into 1-inch squares.
    We do not discriminate against    treat, yes, but nothing out of the         at least three hours. Preheat oven       minced. Combine with the apples,       Spread the bottom of a square with
any cookie in our house. I make                                                  to 350 degrees. Grease a baking          cilantro, jalapeno, onion and          Nutella, and sandwich with another
                                      ordinary.                                  sheet. Cut 1/2-inch slices from the                                             square. Spread the sides with
big, chewy oatmeal cookies on                                                                                             lime dressing. Stir to combine.
                                         Among all of these favorite             log, and place a few inches apart        Taste to adjust seasonings. Can        Nutella, and press in the pecans.
any average day in the winter.        cookies that we make throughout            on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12                                                Keep in a covered container.
                                                                                                                          be made one day ahead and kept
These I make without much fat         the year are the special, once-a-
and very little sugar — good for      year cookies. These are the sugar
you but still a treat.                and butter cutouts, peppermint
    I am also the type of person      candy cane cookies and                   this particularly addictive food, it’s     chocolate are then sent over            dif ferent from any salsa out
who keeps a bag of chocolate          thumbprints. Pecan shortbreads           a chocolate and hazelnut spread.           the top when rolled in chopped          there. The color is exotic and
chips in the freezer, just in case.   are made once each year, and             It’s similar in consistency, and on        pecans. Indeed, Nutella sandwich        the flavor surprisingly good.
You never know when a craving         requested throughout the rest.           the grocery store shelf right next         cookies are best saved for a special    Cranberries have a ver y fresh,
for old-fashioned chocolate chip         This year, I will add a new cookie    to, peanut butter. There is a cult         occasion.                               bold taste, while the onion,
cookies is going to strike. And I     to my reper toire: the Nutella           following for Nutella, by those               Another cookie, this one             cilantro and lime remind you
like to be prepared.                  sandwich cookie. These treats are        who find it irresistible. Zoe is           savor y, that we save for the           of what is on the chip: salsa.
    Occasionally I do like to         in honor of my daughter, Zoe. This       one of those people. Nutella and           holidays is black pepper and            Cranberr y salsa marries well
make cookies that are decidedly       year, Zoe discovered something           shortbread are made for each               cheddar cookies. This addictive         with corn chips, of course. But
adult. My favorite is triple ginger   that she goes absolutely wild for:       other. The buttery crunch of the           appetizer combines a few of my          for those who want a healthier
biscotti. Each of my children, and    Nutella. For those unfamiliar with       cookies, spread with creamy                favorite flavors and textures:          choice, there are other options:
                                                                                                                          the humble butter cookie                veggies, baked tor tilla and
                                                                                                                          meets cracked pepper and salty          multigrain pita chips. I do know
                                                                                                                          cheddar cheese. The cornmeal            that we all traditionally think of
                                                                                                                          contributes to the crumbliness          cranberries at Thanksgiving.
                                                                                                                          of each bite, while the cheddar         But they will be in the store
                                                                                                                          and butter work together to melt        for a few more weeks (they do
                                                                                                                          in your mouth. The black pepper         go quickly at this time of year,
                                                                                                                          leaves a nice bite. These can be        so don’t wait, buy a bag now.)
                                                                                                                          dangerous, as I always eat more         And aside from being an excuse
                                                                                                                          than I mean to.                         to eat another chip, this dip is
                                                                                                                             As the month of December             a great way to take advantage
                                                                                                                          marches on, I star t thinking           of the antioxidants found in
                                                                                                                          about just how many cookies             cranberries. So with Cranberry
                                                                                                                          -- sweet or other wise -- have          Salsa I let this very worthy berry
                                                                                                                          crossed my tongue. Then                 make one more appearance at my
                                                                                                                          thoughts of healthy food                table each year.
                                                                                                                          come back. And why not eat                 The author is the food writer
                                                                                                                          something good for you at a             for Spotlight Newspapers and the
                                                                                                                          party? Enter cranberr y salsa.          mother of three children, Lucy,
                                                                                                                          This dip has been a par ty              age 9, Zoe, age 7, and Elliot, age
                                                                                                                          staple of ours for years. It is         4. She can be reached at news@
                                                                                                                          southwester n flavored and              spotlightnews.com.




                             37°                    21°                                                                                                                      Although the Winter
                                                                Wednesday       7:15am      4:21pm      Wednesday             2:14am,    2:44pm       8:50am, 9:41pm         Solstice, December
                                                                Thursday        7:16am      4:22pm      Thursday              3:09am,    3:35pm       9:41am, 10:32pm        21st, is the shortest day
  Wednesday, December 10           64°/1966       -4°/1902      Friday          7:16am      4:22pm      Friday                4:03am,    4:25pm       10:31am, 11:23pm       of the year, the length
  Thursday, December 11            61°/1952       -8°/1988      Saturday        7:17am      4:22pm                                                                           of day in Albany stays
                                                                                                        Saturday              4:55am,    5:15pm       11:22am, ----------
  Friday, December 12              62°/1979     -12°/1988       Sunday          7:18am      4:22pm                                                                           at approximately 9
                                                                                                        Sunday                5:47am,    6:05pm       12:12am, 12:13pm
  Saturday, December 13            58°/1984       -6°/1988      Monday          7:19am      4:22pm                                                                           hours and 3 minutes
                                                                                                        Monday                6:39am,    6:54pm       1:02am, 1:06pm
  Sunday, December 14              63°/1901      -5°/1898       Tuesday         7:19am      4:23pm                                                                           for almost a week on
                                                                                                        Tuesday               7:33am,    7:45pm       1:52am, 2:01pm
  Monday, December 15              61°/1901        -8°/1874                                                                                                                  either side of that date.
  Tuesday, December 16             55°/1971     -11°/1917
                                                                Dec. 12th            Dec. 19th
                                                                Full                 Last
  43.53 inches as of Thursday, December 5th
  7.19 inches above average
                                                                                                                                                          269                       Levels as of
                                                                                                                              21.2
                                                                                                                                        17.8                      212               December 5th
  December 11-12, 1992 A great Noreaster pounded New
               -                                                                                                                                7.7                         12.1    2008
                                                                                                           4.0      4.2
  York and New England with record high tides, winds of         Jupiter       Dusk      Low SW
  over 90 mph along coast and more than 30” of snow in          Venus         Dusk      Brighter SW
  the Berkshires, the Catskills and in Albany County at         Saturn        Dawn      High South
  Berne. 32” at Worcester, MA was an all-time record.
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                                                                                                     Around the County
                                                                                                                        Five Rivers program centers on trees
Panel to study DWI car seizures                                                                                            Five Rivers Center will hold a                   use. Strategies used by wildlife
 Practice already in place              police officers will need to appear         Executive officer of the New          field study of the natural history                   to sur vive winter will also be
                                        at another hearing on top of the        York Police Department Civil            of Christmas trees and the wildlife                 discussed.
     in New York City                                                                                                   that depends upon evergreens for
                                        one dealing with the driver’s           Enforcement Unit Robert Fodera,                                                                 The program is free and open
                                        suspended license.                      also an attorney, said the NYPD         food and shelter Saturday, Dec.                     to the public. For information, call
    By DAN SABBATINO                                                                                                    27, at 10 a.m.                                      the Five Rivers Environmental
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    Spotlight Newspapers                                                                                                   Center naturalists will lead                     Education Center at 475-0291.
                                        not found guilty, it is a sizable       confiscate vehicles involved in any
sabbatinod@spotlightnews.com                                                                                            par ticipants in a search for                       The center is at 56 Game Farm
                                        inconvenience to not have your          crimes, misdemeanor or felony.
   The Vehicular Crimes Unit            vehicle for the duration of the court      Fodera said in 1999 there was        tracks, dens, chewed cones and                      Road, Delmar.
advisory panel, created Thursday,       proceedings.                            a challenge to the scope of the         other seasonal signs of wildlife
Nov. 20, by the Albany County              “It’s some ver y significant         provision, but ultimately it included
District Attorney’s office is studying                                           DWI arrests.
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confiscations for misdemeanor           said.                                   exceptions to cars being
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                                                 Matters of Opinion Spotlight
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              Help them help you                                        Green ideas for gray weather
                                                                             By SUE PEZZOLLA                                                                   Sustainability in the Gardens of
      Research is all over the map when it comes to steering                Spotlight Newspapers                                                               Ethnic Americans” and although
   a small businesses through tough economic times, but                    news@spotlightnews.com                                                              this is the content, the primary
   most advisors and business owners agree that it is the                                                                                                      title gets to the heart of the matter.
                                                                            The author is a community                                                          This book is the result of the
   small- to mid-sized companies that are among the hardest                                          they are extremely intolerant of
                                                                        educator for horticulture at the
   hit in a recession.                                                                                                                                         author’s quest to understand the
                                                                                                     cold and the damage will begin
                                                                        Cornell Cooperative Extension of                                                       culture and custom of gardening
      They lack the resources of the bigger businesses in their         Albany County.               to show within a few hours after                          among the ethnic groups who
   industries — the ones                                                                             exposure. It would be wise to
                                                                            Winter has a habit of being very                                                   now call America home. The 15
   that allow the big boys to                                                                        warm up the car if it is very cold as
                                                                        long in the Northeast so having a                                                      stories span the North American
                                                                                                     even that dip in temperature can

                                       Editorial
   anticipate, adjust to and                                            few plants indoors can bridge                                                          continent and they are about
   recover from financial                                               the gap between the seasons, affect a wrapped poinsettia.                              immigrants transplanted here
   hardship with a fluidity                                              especially for the gardener.     Many of the indoor flowering                           for many reasons but who are all
   that small businesses can-                                                                        plants offer color and interest
                                                                            The term “houseplant” is a                                                         connected by the love of gardening.
   not. Small businesses are                                            misnomer as most houseplants when the weather is drear y.                              The author interviews families
                                                                                                     African violets, streptocarpus, and
                                                                        are tropical foliage plants that                                                       and in retelling their stories, she
   also the first to get a call from their nervous lenders during                                     kalanchoe are few plants that are                         offers a fascinating glimpse into
   a credit crisis, much like the one we’re in now.                     grow outside in warmer climates
                                                                                                     easy to find and to grow. Be sure
                                                                        but readily adapt to life indoors                                                      the present lives and the histories
      Unlike the banking industry or the Big Three auto-                                             to read the plant tags to see what
                                                                        as long as their caretakers know                                                       of these gardening families and
   makers, your local business owner isn’t sending anyone                                            each plant prefers before making
                                                                        what it takes to make them happy.                                                      how they have adapted their
   to Washington to lobby for billions in taxpayer money.               Check out the light exposure your decision. It is easy to fall                         ethnic gardening heritage to this
   That’s why it’s incumbent upon our local business to                                              in love with a blooming beauty
                                                                        where you want to have a plant and                                                     new land. It is fascinating as a
   lobby where they can and, frankly, where it counts the                                            but be sure that you can meet its
                                                                        if in doubt, choose something that                                                     cultural and historical account but
   most: their customers.                                                                            needs before committing to the
                                                                        will tolerate low light levels. An                                                     on a personal level it is touching to
                                                                                                     relationship.
                                                                        eastern (morning sun) exposure                                                         learn how and why the simple act
      Small businesses exist because they can provide some-             is ideal for many plants. Things Remember that plants respond                          of growing food is so intrinsic to so
   thing their larger counterparts do not. Many times it may            get complicated when people  to light and when the days are                            many cultures and what it means
   be a specific good or service, but more often than not, it’s          want to use plants decoratively,
                                                                                                     short, many are resting so do                             to each of these varied families.
   an attitude and ambience that accompanies the way they               which often means placing them
                                                                                                     not fertilize. October through                            This simple book of stories is
   do business, rather than the business itself, that grows a           in a corner or away from the March water only (no fertilizer)                          really a book about hope, and I
   small business’ customer base.                                       window.                      and water less frequently but                             promise that it will inspire you or
                                                                            If you are new to indoor thoroughly. The old r ule of                              someone on your gift list.
      Small businesses embody the concept of community.
                                                                                                     thumb is that you can not water
                                                                        gardening, stick to the easy going                                                         With the holidays close at
   There is a sense of kinship that goes hand-in-hand with
                                                                        plant choices such as pothos,a plant too much when it needs                            hand, consider an environmentally
   visiting a small, local business that one just can’t get from                                                                                               friendly gift of a plant. Besides
                                                                                                     water, but you can water a plant
                                                                        philodendron, or snake plant. If
   standing in line at the single register that’s open in the                                        too frequently resulting in root rot                      the seasonal star, the poinsettia,
                                                                        you need a plant with some size
   entire big-box mega-mart.                                                                         from over watering. Err on the
                                                                        for a dim area then look for the                                                       take a look at the amaryllis and
      We at Spotlight Newspapers support local businesses                                            side of caution and let most plants
                                                                        cast iron plant, Aspidistra elatior.                                                   the Christmas cactus. It is hard
   — we’re one of them — and we hope that our cohorts in                                             dry out a bit — this may take a
                                                                        A favorite of the Victorians, this                                                     to beat the drama of the giant
   local industry approach these trying times with the same ap-                                      week or 10 days in the winter. If
                                                                        humble plant can survive very low                                                      amaryllis bulb as it bursts forth
   preciative demeanor toward their customers that we do.                                            the plant is not too big, lift up the
                                                                        light and cool temperatures. The                                                       with one or more tall stalks each
                                                                                                     pot to see if it is heavy or light. If
                                                                        Chinese evergreen, Aglaonema, is                                                       having three to five large trumpet
      Customers, even though the price of gas has fallen low                                                                                                   shaped blooms of various colors.
                                                                                                     it is light, then it needs water, so
                                                                        another good low light choice, and
   enough to resume weekly trips to the nearest big-box plaza,                                       water very well until the water
                                                                        it will tolerate very dry air. Assess                                                  A special gift would be to pot up
   the time has never been better to reacquaint yourself with           your environment and the light
                                                                                                     comes out of the drainage holes.                          three or more of these beauties
   your local retailers. Business owners, endear yourself               exposure to fine tune the right
                                                                                                     Cactus would be the exception                             together for an unbelievable
   to your customers and capitalize on the things you have              plant for the location.      to this method as they have very                          display. Expect to pay in the range
   that bigger guys don’t. Now is the time to capture some                                           specific watering needs and the
                                                                            Tr y to purchase plants on                                                         of $6 to $15 per bulb depending on
   of their market share — and hopefully retain it when the             a temperate day, but if the  soil is sandy and always heavy.                           the size and cultivar. Flowering
   economy makes a comeback.                                                                         Cactuses are good plants for new
                                                                        temperature is close to freezing                                                       bulb kits are common at holiday
                                                                                                     indoor gardeners who are busy
                                                                        then insist that your new plant                                                        time for those who might enjoy
      It has been said that retail giants don’t cause small
                                                                        be wrapped for protection.   and forget to water. They are not                         the whole planting/growing
   businesses to close, they cause poorly run businesses to                                                                                                    experience.
   close. The same could be said about a recession.                     Wrapping plants is not done  good choices for those who like
                                                                        automatically at many stores to nurture, however.                                          Thanksgiving and Christmas
      Hopefully our small business owners have not only the             today so the consumer needs      An interesting and different                          cactuses both flower when the
   financial savvy to weather this storm, but also the support           to be wary. Careful wrapping is
                                                                                                     indoor plant is the oxalis, or                            days are short. These are sold
   from — and for — their customers.                                    crucial at holiday time, especially
                                                                                                     wood sorrel, which resembles                              as potted plants or in hanging
                                                                        when purchasing poinsettias as
                                                                                                     a giant clover. Common at St.                             baskets all budded up and ready to
                                                                                                     Patrick’s Day is the green oxalis                         bloom for several weeks. The fun
                                                                                                     which is sold as a “shamrock”                             and the challenge lies in growing
                                                                                                     plant for those wanting the “luck                         them on and having them flower
                                                                                                     ‘o the Irish.” This oxalis flowers                         each year. For more detailed care
                                                                                                     for a long period of time with                            instructions for any of these indoor
     guilderland                                                                                     many small white blooms. The                              plants, contact your local Cornell



      Spotlight
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                                                       Vice President and COO — John A. McIntyre Jr. purple oxalis, Oxalis regnellii, is                       Happy “indoor” gardening!
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Holiday Point of View                                                       Put faith back in the holidays
misses point of season                                                      Editor, The Spotlight:
                                                                                I seldom reply to articles I see
                                                                                                                    (last time I checked, Rudolph
                                                                                                                    doesn’t appear anywhere in the
                                                                                                                                                                      would not be of fended if you
                                                                                                                                                                      replied with a heartfelt “Happy
Editor, The Spotlight:                pleased with this Point of View.      in newspapers, but Ariana Cohn’s        holy book) in the malls, but                      Hanukkah.”
                                      It did nothing but make fun of all    Point of View, “Holiday hoopla too      the true meaning of Christmas                        After all, both sentiments
    Having read Ariana Cohn’s
                                      faiths and minimize the importance    much, too soon,” gave me pause.         seldom, if ever, appears in the                   express the joy the person is
Point of View (Holiday hoopla
                                      of all that is good, honored and          Let me start out by saying that I   malls either. It’s a shame that                   feeling during this time of year,
too much, too soon) in the Dec. 3
                                      celebrated during a very faithful     am Christian. And like Mrs. Cohn        in this politically correct world,                and the ability to be able to
edition of The Spotlight, and then
                                      season for all of us.                 stating her bias when saying she        people (including shop-keepers)                   express and share these beliefs
proceeding to read Terry Pilon’s
                                                                            is Jewish, I, too, have my own bias.    are afraid to express their                       with others.
lovely acknowledgement of the             I thank Ter r y Pilon for
                                                                            But in this case, much of what she      beliefs.                                             So I will leave you with a Merry
wonderful response to the Shoe        reminding us of the wonderful gift
Box Project (Readers heed call        of giving and thinking of others,     says also rings true with me.              The people who are actually                    Christmas, and would hope that
to be charitable), which provides     not how many decorations are              I also hate that the “Happy         gr eeting you with “Mer r y                       Mrs. Cohn would share her
simple shoebox gifts to suffering     being featured in area malls.         Holiday” season now lasts six           Christmas” are tired of the                       beliefs in replying with “Happy
children in other countries, I went                                         months long or so it seems.             generic and non-religious “happy                  Hanukkah.” Tis the season,
                                          Mrs. Cohn, I bet you would find
from feeling such distaste and                                              But in the decorations/songs/           holidays” and want to be able to                  after all.
                                      true happiness by contacting the
sadness for Mrs. Cohn’s feelings                                            sayings, which many feel are            express their faith.                                                     Marti Perry
                                      Shoe Box Project that was noted
for the holiday season and to Mrs.    in Mrs. Pilon’s letter. It would      the representation of Christmas            I think that you’ll find that the                                              Troy
Pilon’s, which certainly showed a     be amazing to see the goodness        and Hanukkah, the real meaning          vast majority of those who wish
much more optimistic side of how      and happiness that would fill         of our various celebrations is          Mrs. Cohn a Merry Christmas
this season can be.                   your heart when you reached           missed.
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Mammography screening
to be offered at Town Hall                                            Will Moses talk this Friday
                                                                          What better way to get
   Bellevue Hospital mobile            1:30 p.m. Strong Bones+        in the holiday spirit than
mammography screening will                                            to hear one of the best-
take place on Thursday, Jan. 15,                                      known creators of holiday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town            Tuesday, Dec. 16
                                       9 a.m. Strong Bones +          imagery speak about his art?
Hall.                                                                 Folk artist and book illustrator
                                       9:30 a.m. Strong Bones +
   Call Mar yAnn at 356-1980,                                         Will Moses, great-grandson of
                                       Noon Holiday Luncheon at                                          Foundation has underwritten         modified operating hours
ext. 1095, to schedule an                                             Grandma Moses, will speak at
                                     Mallozzi’s Clubhouse                                                free author talks by Jeff Shaara,   toward the end of December.:
appointment.                                                          the Guilderland Public Library
                                       12:30 p.m. Bingo/Games                                            Paul Grondahl, Joseph E.               •Wednesday, Dec. 17:
                                                                      Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m.      Persico, Ela Stein Weissberger,     Opens at 3:30 p.m.
    Learn to play Pinochle                                            Some free tickets may still be     Gregory Maguire, Tim Green
                                                                      available as you read this; they                                          •Wednesday and Thursday,
   Learn how to play this exciting       Wednesday, Dec. 17                                              and Joyce Carol Oates.              Dec. 24 and 25: Closed
card game on Thursday, Jan. 15,        Scheduled Shopping             are available at the Guilderland   If both of the library parking
                                                                      Public Librar y’s information                                             •Wednesday, Dec. 31:
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call     9 a.m. Line Dancing                                               lots are full, you may park on
                                                                      desk. There is a limit of four                                         Closes at 2 p.m.
the senior office at 356-1980 to        10:30 a.m. Strong Bones +                                         the lot farther down Mercy
take this free class.                                                 tickets per person.                Care Lane. Library personnel           •Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
                                       10:30 a.m. Bridge                  Moses’ books will be           will direct you to parking.
                                       11:45 a.m. Sr. Fitness         available for sale that evening.   The library will close at 3 p.m.         Weather closings
         HEAP program                  1 p.m. Needlecraft             He will sign each one. These       on Dec. 12 to set up for the
   Cold months approach.                                                                                                                        The library may open one
                                       1:30 p.m. Strong Bones+        items are mar velous holiday       event.                              hour late when the Guilderland
Heating costs increase. People                                        gifts sure to be treasured by
with monthly incomes under                                                                                                                   School District is closed due
                                                                      lovers of Americana. Among                                             to inclement weather. Any
$1,963 for one person, or $2,567          Thursday, Dec. 18           those available will be his           Support the library’s
for two people, etc., are eligible     Scheduled Shopping                                                                                    scheduled story hours will be
                                                                      latest original work, “Will            Winter Giving Tree              cancelled. We cannot legally
for the heating assistance             9 a.m. Strong Bones +          Moses Raining Cats and                 The Guilderland Librar y
program called HEAP. This grant                                                                          Foundation asks you to support      open if our emergency exits
                                       9 a.m. Aerobics                Dogs,” a delightful book of
can be received each heating                                                                             its Winter Giving Tree. Paper       are not cleared. Events such
                                       9:30 a.m. Legal help, Blood    illustrated idioms such as “in
season and goes directly to the                                                                          mittens, snowflakes, leaves         as power outages or other
                                     Pressure and Medicaid            a pickle,” “shor t fuse” and
heating company. The amount                                                                              and penguins are available          emergencies also may result
                                                                      “let the cat out of the bag.”
of the payment to each person          10:30 a.m. Food stamps                                            at the circulation desk;            in delay or closure.
                                                                      Serigraphs, prints, calendars
is determined by income, living        10:30 a.m. Movie: “Maid of     and note cards round out the       make a donation and show                             Mark Curiale
expenses and type of fuel used.      Honor”                           selection of gift items you        you’re helping under write             •All librar y events are
Call 356-1980, ext. 1095, for an       1 p.m. Pinochle/Games          will be able to purchase that      the librar y’s special              free, except as noted. The
application.                                                          evening.                           programs and ser vices.             Guilderland Public Librar y
                                                                                                         The foundation thanks the           is located at 2228 Western
                                           Friday, Dec. 12                Moses’ appearance is part of
                                                                                                         many donors who have already        Ave., Guilderland. Call 456-
       Monday, Dec. 15                  Scheduled Shopping            the library’s Carol J. Hamblin
                                                                                                         supported this campaign!
   Scheduled Shopping                   10 a.m. Painting              Notable Author Speakers                                                2400, ext. 12 for information,
   9 a.m. Aerobics                                                    Series, which is funded by                                             or visit the foundation’s
                                        11:30 a.m. Ar t and Culture
   10:30 a.m. Strong Bones +         Trip to Cohoes Theatre
                                                                      the Guilderland Librar y            Special operating hours            Web site at www.guilpl.org/
                                                                      Foundation. Previously the            The librar y will have           foundation.
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County execs urge state to reconsider cuts
Breslin says lack of funding             Ker ri Battle, director of              worried that the state is planning          County Executive Joanne                      for the state to pass on the
        could imperil                 communications for the Albany              to cut more in response to the              Mahoney who said, “This is a                 burden to the counties when it
                                      County executive, said those               state’s current fiscal crisis.               ver y real fiscal crisis in New              is experiencing financial distress.
       some services                  ser vices are the ones most at                 “We have managed with                   York state. … Everywhere we go,              In light of this year’s cuts,
                                      risk.                                      ver y small tax increases this              taxpayers are asking for relief.”            however, Breslin said the county
     By ARIANA COHN                      “Essentially, often what                year. In the face of increasing                Breslin said that this year,              will continue to work on measures
    Spotlight Newspapers              happens when the state is in a             Medicare costs, state aid costs             taxpayers have already begun                 to assist the taxpayers.
  cohna@spotlightnews.com             fiscal crisis, is that often they          and inflationary rises in things             to see the trickle-down effect                   “We’ve been working for a
                                      cut [funding for services], but            like salt and asphalt, we’ve at             of cuts in state funding.                    number of years on several areas
     Nearly a week before Gov.
                                      they still expect the counties to          times struggled to roughly hold             “This year, they cut the funding             to assist those who live on the
David Paterson is scheduled
                                      do those services,” said Battle.           our own. But we know that                   to us by 3 percent. That means               margins and who really cannot
to release the 2009 budget,
                                      “So the counties got together              all signs are saying that it’s              that the average funding from the            help themselves and who need
executives from several counties
                                      to tell the state, ‘If you’re going        going to get worse, and we                  state is down 3 percent. The cost            assistance -- particularly those
across the state met to discuss the
                                      to make cuts, don’t make them              want to know that the state                 of Medicaid continues to go up 3             who need long-term care. We
hardships their constituencies
                                      so that the counties suf fer.’”            understands that,” said Breslin.            percent every year,” said Breslin.           have a long-term care council
could face should the governor
                                      Battle said two major services             He said it is important that the               “That is the message: ‘State,             looking at how we can orchestrate
impose additional funding cuts.
                                      that could be most affected are            state does not decide to further            don’t cut anymore, because                   our environment,” he said.
   Counties represented at the
                                      mental health services and living          shift what would be state costs to          the situation already is dire for                The county has also been
meeting, which took place Friday,
                                      expenses for foster families.              the county, having real property            state property taxpayers. Don’t              involved with a project to move
Dec. 5, at the New York State
                                         According to Breslin, the               taxpayers footing the bill for              choose that as an alternative,               the Albany County Nursing
County Executives Association
                                      county has already seen a 3                county services.                            state, as a response to the current          home to a new location as part
office in Albany, included Yates,
                                      percent decrease in state funding             Breslin’s sentiments were                economic problem.’”                          of an approach to improve the
Suffolk, Broome, Chautauqua,
                                      for various services throughout            echoed by other county                         Breslin also said that, while             living conditions for those who
Chemung, Erie, Monroe, Oneida,
                                      the county, and he said he is              executives, including Onondaga              unpleasant, it is not uncommon               use the services.
Onondaga, Orange, Rensselaer,
Rockland and Westchester.
   Albany County Executive
Mike Breslin, who was scheduled
to speak at the event, was absent
due to an illness, but in a later
                                                                     WE'VE LOWERED COSTS TO
interview, he expressed the need
for all of the counties to come
together to urge the state not to
impose more cuts.
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Swim classes planned Moms, daughters invited to tea
   The winter 2009 lear n to                                                                               The Voorheesville Public                                                          Other programs
swim classes will begin at the                                                                          Librar y’s Mother-Daughter                                                        Thursday Poets meet on
Voorheesville Junior/Senior high                                                                        Book Club (for girls in grades                                                 Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Teen
school on Saturday, Jan. 17, and                                                                        four and older and moms                                                        Book Club meets in the high
will run through Saturday, March                                                                        of any age)will meet for                                                       school librar y at 2:30 p.m.
14. The cost is $90 for eight 50-                                                                       afternoon tea and manicure
minute sessions (level I-V). The                                                                                                                                                          “Helping Hands” is
                                                                                                        fun on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at               Family Stor ytime for pre-           scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
cost for a second child is $80 and                                                                      4 p.m.                                  school through grade two is
$70 for the third.                         bound students Wednesday, Dec.                                                                                                              on Dec. 12 and 19.
                                                                                                           You can pick up a copy               Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30
   Registration will be held               10, at 7 p.m. in the library at the                                                                  p.m.                                      Lapsit stor ytime for babies
                                                                                                        of the book selection,
o n M o n d a y, J a n . 5 , f r o m       high school.                                                                                                                                younger than 2 is on Dec. 18
                                                                                                        “Becoming Naomi Leon”
6:30 to 8 p.m. in the pool                                                                                                                                                             at 10:15 a.m.
                                                                                                        by Pam Munoz Ryan, at the                   Season’s readings
foyer. People can also mail                        Entertainment books                                  librar y reference desk.                                                                           Barbara Vink
the registration form and a                                                                                                                        There are some interesting
                                                      still available                                      We a r e a s k i n g t h a t t h e                                             •All librar y programming
check to the Voor heesville                                                                                                                     new books and videos on
                                              Entertainment books are still                             children who visit the book             display for purchase as par t of       is free (unless other wise
CSD Learn to Swim Program,                                                                                                                                                             noted) and open to the
432 New Salem Road, PO Box                 available through St. Matthew’s                              discussions this month                  our annual Season’s Readings
                                           Men’s Association after each                                 par ticipate in a “giving”              promotion. Our annual gift             public. Voorheesville Public
498, Voorheesville 12186.                                                                                                                                                              Librar y is located at 51
                                           weekend Mass for $30. All                                    activity by bringing a donation         guide is available online or in
   For information, call Barb                                                                                                                                                          School Road, Voorheesville.
                                           proceeds help support the Men’s                              for the New Scotland food               print with ideas for ever yone
McKenna at 765-4846 or Lori                                                                                                                                                            For information, call
                                           Association at St. Matthew’s.                                pantr y.                                on your list. Don’t forget to
Saba at 765-3314, ext. 106.
                                                                                                                                                connect to Amazon through              7 6 5 - 2 7 9 1 o r v i s i t w w w.
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swim from Jan. 17 to June 20                          Concert planned                                         Family programs                   the VPL Web site to benefit
Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and                        at high school                                      Open playtime is planned             the librar y.
Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. The                There will be a winter concert                            for Wednesday, Dec. 17, from
cost is $1 for students and $2 for         Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in                              10 to 11:30 a.m. V isit with

                                                                                                                                                                         Greatdays Adult Day
adults.                                    the Performing Arts Center at                                other parents while your
   A pre-competitive varsity               the Voorheesville Junior/Senior                              children play with each other
club will star t on Jan. 17 and
r un through June 20. The
                                           high school. It is free and open
                                           to the public.
                                                                                                        and our terrific toys. There
                                                                                                        are no stor ytimes this week.
                                                                                                                                                                           Health Program
cost is $200 per student. For
information, call Lori Saba at
                                                                                                        Stor ytimes resume Jan. 6.
                                                                                                                                                                                  social and medical
765-3313, ext. 106.
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Albany County Airport passes $48.3M budget
 Authority also announces             budget, the cost should reflect a      said Myers. “We get revenue           budget, after questions have been          necessary steps that will maintain
six new concession stands             1.2 percent increase, at $8.46 per    from car rental agencies just         raised and items reconsidered,             our high level of ser vice to
                                      enplanement.                          from renting space. We get rental     the budget committee then goes             our airlines and the traveling
      to open in 2009                     To date, the airport has seen     income from transportation and        back and creates a final version            public.”
                                      1,179,946 enplanements in 2008,       our concessions. Then we get          that reflects the changes.                      In addition to the adoption of
     By ARIANA COHN                   according to Director of Public       money from the airlines because          But Myers said this year’s              the budget, the Airport Authority
    Spotlight Newspapers              Affairs Doug Myers.                   when they land they also pay          budget reflects no cuts from what           introduced several new projects
  cohna@spotlightnews.com                 Myers said the airport’s budget   ramp space for parking.”              the committee had originally               it plans to work on in 2009, one of
                                      is very different from town and          Myers said the most important      projected, despite the challenge           which is HondaJet -- a new sales
   The Albany County Airport                                                                                      this year of creating a budget in
                                      school district budgets because       thing is that the revenue and costs                                              and service center located in the
Authority approved a $48.3 million                                                                                somewhat financially unstable
                                      it is based on enplanements, and      to operate the airport even out.                                                 airport. The Airport Authority
budget for 2009, a 3.4 percent                                                                                    economic times.
                                      because the airport generates its     “At the end of the year, we want                                                 also plans to introduce up to
increase over 2008’s projected                                                                                       “The nation’s continued
                                      own revenue, deriving none of its     to be sure that all our bills are                                                six new concession stands in
spending, at its Monday, Dec. 1,                                            paid, that we’ve paid our debt        economic instability, higher air
                                      budget from taxpayers.                                                                                                 the airport including Starbucks,
meeting.                                                                    ser vice and that we hopefully        fares and increased operating
                                          “We are totally funded through                                                                                     Dunkin Donuts and Silks, a
   Last year’s budget was $46.7                                             have something left over to share     costs required a thorough review
                                      airport revenue,” said Myers,                                                                                          Saratoga-themed restaurant.
million.                                                                    with our airlines,” he said.          of our revenues and expenditures
   The Albany Inter national          who explained that the airport
                                      currently retains about $3 for           The Albany Inter national          to ensure the financial wellbeing
Airport is projecting passenger
enplanements, or the number of        every person that passes through      Airpor t Authority budget is          of the airpor t” said David E.            IN BRIEF
                                      the checkpoint at the airport,        crafted by a budget committee         Langdon, chairman of the Albany
individual passengers boarding
a plane, to reach 1,362,000 in        which is why enplanement plays        that closely examines the budget,
                                                                            tweaking it to make sure the
                                                                                                                  County Airpor t Authority in
                                                                                                                  a released statement. “We
                                                                                                                                                            Y to offer course
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                                                                          ■ Landfill
                                                                                                                escape the odor from the site,”             He asked the DEC to stop the
                                                                                                                Leak said. “The fumes migrate           “expansion of the expansion of
                                                                                                                over our residential and busi-          the expansion of the expansion,”
                                                                                           (From Page 1)        ness properties in the south side       before the situation gets out of
                                                                                                                of the village.”                        hand.
                                                                          year will go toward other waste          Chris Hawver, executive di-              “There’s only a couple of
                                                                          management solutions and gen-         rector of the Albany Pine Bush          these left, and we have one here,
                                                                          erates renewable gas for elec-        Preser ve Commission, said the          he said. “It’s a rare jewel.”
                                                                          tricity.                              environmental group is against              Casolaro’s colleague, Albany
                                                                              The planned lateral expan-        any further expansion, how-             City Councilman Mike O’Brien,
                                                                          sion is close to 15 acres, with       ever the proposal put forth by          called trash management a re-
                                                                          two of those acres falling in         Albany is the best he has seen          gional problem.
                                                                          the “existing landfill operations      so far.                                     “We’re all in this together,
                                                                          area,” and 13 undeveloped, city-         He also pointed out that al-         and we have to find long-range
                                                                          owned acres to the northeast of       though the area Albany plans to         solutions,” said O’Brien.
                                                                          the landfill, according to the Oct.    build on is not federally protect-          He pushed for an expanded
                                                                          8 Department of Environmental         ed; 13 acres have been recom-           Bigger, Better, Bottle Bill, which
                                                                          Conservation environmental im-        mended for full protection.             would allow the recycling of con-
                                                                          pact notice.                             Frank LaVardera, a principal         tainers for non-carbonated bev-
                                                                              The restoration plan for the      at the City of Albany’s engineer-       erages currently not covered by
This is the Youmans Road railroad crossing Peter Salerno was traversing   wetland impacts will involve the      ing consulting firm Clough Har-          New York state’s recycling law
when struck by two trains on Saturday, Nov. 27. New Scotland Town         creation of 22.14 acres of new        bor & Associates said the cur-          as a general long-term solution
Officials and DOT are discussing a solution to eliminate the need to       wetlands and an additional 27.45      rent landfill will last until 2009,      to environmental concerns.
cross the tracks.                                                         acres of existing wetlands to be      and said the expansion will give            Carm Privitera, who spoke
                                         Dan Sabbatino/Spotlight file      enhanced in quality and func-         it close to six-and-a-half years        on behalf of several residents
                                                                          tion, the DEC notice states.          more life.                              at the Avila retirement home in
                                    a railroad crossing, a class A
■ Rail                                                                        Colonie Supervisor Paula Ma-         He also pointed out that tests       Guilderland, said more research
                                    misdemeanor, and is scheduled         han read a letter Wednesday that      have shown there are no health          about the health effects of the
                                    to appear in New Scotland Town        she wrote to Department of En-        risks posed by the air around           landfill need to be discussed,
                  (From Page 1)     Court on Thursday, Dec. 18.           vironmental Conservation Com-         the landfill.                            especially when it comes to can-
                                       Dolin said the Town Board          missioner Pete Grannis stating           LaVardera said the city ex-          cer and the human reproductive
                                    had an emergency meeting on           she has serious concerns about        plored 10 other sites to use but        system.
passenger side by a westbound       Monday, Dec. 1, to discuss safety                                           none of them are suitable as al-            “The flora and fauna of the
train. The vehicle spun around                                            the health of residents in close
                                    issues at the Youmans Road rail-      proximity to the landfill and its      ternative landfills.                     Pine Bush are important, but so
and was then struck again by        road crossing prior to Friday’s                                                Village of Colonie Deputy            are you and I,” Privitera said.
an eastbound train in the rear of                                         odor.
                                    meeting with DOT.                         “The effects are significant,      Mayor Tom Tobin disagreed                   He called for more medical
the passenger side. The car was        “The town is going slow as                                               with the assessment that the            research and questioned the
eventually pushed clear of the                                            and their [the residents’] con-
                                    far as incurring any expenses,”       cerns are real,” she said.            landfill passed air tests, saying        “close controls,” on health regu-
eastbound side and rested on        Dolin told Spotlight Newspapers                                             it does not pass quality-of-life        lations in place now.
the shoulder clear from danger.                                               She asked that all alternatives
                                    before Friday’s meeting.              to an expansion be explored be-       tests.                                      Tom Ellis, a resident of Al-
   All three of the vehicle’s oc-      As Dolin hoped, the town                                                    “It doesn’t pass the smell test      bany, said more public input is
cupants were transported to the                                           fore any decision is made.
                                    will not incur any costs as CSX           Village of Colonie Mayor          many nights in the village,” To-        needed and Jennings should
Albany Medical Center Hospital      Transportation, the owner of                                                bin said.                               be more visible during the pro-
for treatment of non-life-threat-                                         Frank Leak discussed the far-
                                    the two trains that collided with     reaching effects of the land-            Albany City Councilman               cess.
ening injuries.                     Salerno, and the Federal High-                                              Dominick Calsolaro, of the First            “When the mayor of Albany
   Salerno was charged by the                                             fill, including the effect on the
                                    way Administration will handle        village’s fire department, which       Ward, spoke out against the ex-         talks about including the public
Albany County Sheriff’s De-         the estimated $450,000 cost to                                              pansion, saying that the Supple-        -- he’s full of it,” Ellis said.
partment with failing to stop at                                          is one of the first responders
                                    construct the road.                   to emergencies at the landfill,        mental Draft Environmental Im-              He said a pay-as-you-throw
                                                                          citing dozens of calls that have      pact Statement was incomplete.          system would force people to
                                                                          been responded to over the past       He also questioned the profit-           be more selective in what they
                              Got news?                                   few years.                            ability of the landfill, citing the
                                                                                                                numerous costs to operate it.
                                                                                                                                                        dump and make less waste.
                                                                                                                                                            Richard Ostrov, the attorney
                                                                              “We have to pay for the gas
      Spotlight Newspapers welcomes announcements of pro-                                                       He even said the city would save        for Region 4 at the Department
                                                                          and the trucks, and there is al-
   grams or events occurring in our coverage area.                                                              money by shipping the trash             of Environmental Conservation,
                                                                          ways a chance of an accident,”
      All events must be open to the public and announcements                                                   rather than running the landfill.        spoke at the hearing to assure
                                                                          Leak said.
   should contain the date, time, location and cost (if any) of the                                                He said the possibility to turn      the concerned parties that the
                                                                              He also said odors and aller-
   event, along with contact information. Announcements are                                                     the landfill into a “resource re-        DEC is still considering all op-
                                                                          gies and respiratory illnesses
   published space and time permitting.                                                                         covery park,” which focuses on          tions.
                                                                          are issues that need to be ad-
      Submissions can be e-mailed to news@spotlightnews.com.                                                    separating what can be reused               “There is no final decision on
                                                                          dressed.
      The deadline for all announcements is noon Thursday prior                                                 rather than burying it, has not         the permit. We have not taken a
                                                                              “We do not use the landfill.
   to publication.                                                                                              been fully explored.                    final position,” Ostrov said.
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■ Santa                                                                                                                     A chat with Santa
                  (From Page 1)
                                                                                                                         When it comes to Christmas gift requests, Santa has heard
said Valentino. “I have one -- he’s                                                                                  it all. In an exclusive interview with Spotlight Newspapers, Santa
a professor emeritus at RPI.”                                                                                        discussed some of this year’s wackiest wants.
    Valentino said that many of
his Santas are either retired or                                                                                       Question: What is the strangest thing a child has asked
looking for something to do on                                                                                       you for this year?
the side during the holidays.                                                                                          Answer: Snakes and little newts. This one little girl said she
Some, like the former professor                                                                                      wanted a snake. I said, “Oh, a stuffed one?” She said, “No. I
John Corelli of New Scotland,                                                                                        want a live one.”
look at their work as a way to
reach out to the community in a                                                                                        Q: What did you say to the little girl who wanted the
way that will affect many people.                                                                                    snake?
(See sidebar to read about a day                                                                                       A: I said that I am going to try [to get it for her]. I never say
in his life as Santa.)                                                                                               no. I always say I will try to do it.
    According to Becky Valenti,
marketing manager for Rotter-                                                                                          Q: Any other unusual requests?
dam Square Mall in Rotterdam,                                                                                          A: There’s another little girl -- all she wanted was a telescope.
having Santa at the mall encour-                                                                                     She said she wanted to be an astronaut.
ages young children to come to
the shopping center, which adds                                                                                         Q: What are some things that have been popular this
to the magic of the holiday sea-                                                                                     season that kids have asked for?
son.                                                                                                                    A: I had a 16-year-old that told me she wanted an automobile.
    “We love to see the small chil-                                                                                  Some other interesting gifts … I’ve had 4- and 5-year-olds that
dren come in,” she said. “I think                                                                                    told me they wanted a cell phone! There are a lot of electronics
it really adds a lot during Christ-                                                                                  this year. The iPods are quickly selling. I don’t know if it will
mas time.”                                                                                                           happen that every [child] who asked for one will get one.
    The impact Santa’s presence
has at the mall is great, accord-                                                                                        Q: What about children who ask for non-material
ing to many who are able to wit-                                                                                     things?
ness the magic first-hand.                                                                                                A: Once in a while I get those asking for a brother that’s sick.
    “It really is all about the expe-                                                                                And the brother comes with the child, and he may be ill. Some
rience,” said Sara Boniface, mar-                                                                                    of them are in wheelchairs and I ask the mother if I can pray for
keting director for Crossgates                                                                                       them and I do that.
Mall. “Typically, shopping cen-         Santa Claus attempts to make eye contact with a child Friday, Nov. 28,
ters and mall developers go with                                                                                        Santa stays busy, visiting Crossgates Mall and Colonie Cen-
                                        at Colonie Center in Colonie.
a corporate company, and we’ve                                                                                       ter all holiday season long. But while he is away, he never for-
                                                                                     Ariana Cohn/Spotlight
chosen to go with Capital Photo                                                                                      gets about his family back home, at the North Pole.
for this long because of the ex-                                                                                        “Mrs. Klaus -- she’s home. This year she doesn’t have her
perience they bring.”                   selling photos,” he said.             the whole endeavor, too, and the       horse, so she’s just doing some housework this time of the
    Boniface said having a local           Boniface credited Valentino’s      business, according to Boniface,       year,” Santa said.
company handle such a special           employees as always having            is what actually brings Santa to          As for the reindeer, Santa said they relax in his backyard
holiday event is rare, and Cross-       “real beards,” but Valentino said     the mall.                              while he is visiting the children. He also made sure to mention
gates is glad Capital Photo is          appearance is not the most im-           Boniface said Capital Photo,        his most favorite reindeer of all.
able to do it.                          portant thing.                        or any other business that takes          “Rudolph is my favorite. Rudolph is universally known, and
    The whole holiday experience           “That is much less important       photos of children with Santa,         he is the one who was the guiding light for the sleigh.”
is the main reason Valentino got        than the quality of the individual    seeks out the mall; the mall does                                                   — By Ariana Cohn
in the Santa business.                  in terms of bringing this charac-     not seek out Santa.
    Valentino, who once worked          ter to life,” he said.                   Capital Photos offers dif-
as a photographer for state Sen.           For the managers at Colonie        ferent rates for different sized     life. For us, we really try to re-   make a wholesome effort to
Tarky Lombardi, said he gained          Center, the area where Santa          photos of children with Santa.       member that first. The families       make people feel the best they
an interest in Santa photography        sits is also important in creating    But purchasing a photograph is       really appreciate that.”             can be.”
after hearing about it from fel-        a festive experience for visitors.    not necessary for visiting with          Family values and traditions        A visit to Santa can be a
low photographers.                         According to Joe Millett, gen-     Santa. In fact, it is not even the   are what keep Santa coming to        source of relief for parents as
    “The rest is sort of history,”      eral manager of Colonie Center,       main priority for Valentino’s        the mall every year. But Valen-      well, particularly those who do
he said.                                “This year, the Santa display is      business.                            tino said he struggles to keep       not have the slightest idea of
    Valentino said he knew when         down by L.L. Bean. All of our            “If we worry less about if peo-   the tradition alive in a bleak       what to buy their child for the
he started his business, which          décor is brand new; it’s really       ple are buying and we put the        economy.                             holidays. All they have to do is
he runs out of his home in              lovely.”                              emphasis on the experience, we           “So many traditions are sort     visit their nearest mall or holi-
Latham, that he wanted to cre-             Millett said that in addition to   become less commercial more          of falling by the wayside. We re-    day event where Santa will be,
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Shirley Hotaling                       Steven (Edith) Hotaling of              Latham of Clarksville and Donna    Beverly Micare                        participating in the powder puff
   Shirley Neal Hotaling, 85, of       Delmar and Michael (Trudy)              (Timothy) West of Delmar; four        Beverly A. Micare, 62, of          stock car races at Lebanon Valley,
Altamont, died Tuesday, Dec. 2,        Hotaling of Altamont; and three         sisters, Marie Tompkins, Marlene   Colonie, died of cancer Saturday,     was an avid bowler and along
at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.     grandchildren.                          MacIntosh, Arlene Abelman, and     Dec. 6, at her home.                  with her husband, a cer tified
                                           Funeral services will be private    Jean Reed; six grandchildren;                                            black belt in Judo.
   Born in Hamden, Conn., Mrs.                                                 and one great-granddaughter.          Mrs. Micare was bor n in
Hotaling lived in Voorheesville        at the convenience of the family.                                          Albany and was the daughter              Sur vivors include her
before moving to Altamont.                                                        Services were from the Durant   of the late Walter P. Starr and       husband Joseph (Mario) R.
She was one of the founding                                                    Funeral Home in Delmar and         Peter and Marguerite Snyder           Micare; two daughters, April
members of the New Salem Fire
                                       Frederick C. Bangert                    interment was in the Bethlehem     Seifridsberger.                       (Tim) Lee and Melanie Micare;
                                          Frederick C. Bangert, 73, of         Cemetery in Delmar.                                                      a son, Mike Micare; a sister,
Department Ladies Auxiliar y.                                                                                        She was a graduate of Colonie
                                       Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 1,           Contributions may be made                                             Marilyn Starr Handler; a brother,
She enjoyed painting, art and                                                                                     Central High School.
                                       at his home.                            to the Alzheimer’s Assocation                                            Jerome (Barbara) Starr; seven
entertaining.                                                                                                        She had worked at the former
                                          Sur vivors include his wife,         NENY Chapter, 85 Water vliet                                             grandchildren; and several
   Mrs. Hotaling was the widow                                                                                    John’s Barber Shop on Fuller          nieces, nephews.
                                       Joan C. Bangert; three daughters,       Ave., Albany 12206.
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   Jennette L ynn Lippmann,                                                                                              Larkin, brother of the groom;
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Cur t Stephens, son of Carl                                                                                              Porter; Jason Horth and Anthony                                                                                                            received a master’s in electrical
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By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN                                                             Rosie Spring plays Beauty in
   Spotlight Newspapers                                                              the New York State Theatre
dominj@spotlightnews.com                                                              Institute’s production of its
                                                                                     Japanese-styled “Sleeping
                                                                                   Beauty.” Right: Joel Aroeste
                                                                                 as The Storyteller narrates the
             raditional                                                          tale of Sleeping Beauty (Rosie
T            Japanese Kabuki
             theater is
             marked by slow,
deliberate movements.
                                                                                           Spring) and her prince
                                                                                             (Toshiji Takeshima).


    The New York State
Theater Institute’s Kabuki-
styled production of
“Sleeping Beauty” keeps
the emphasis on movement
-- other than the narrator,
characters have little
dialogue -- but it picks up
the pace.
    “There’s lots of action,”
co-director Anny DeGange
said. “This is more of an
homage to Kabuki.”
    The drawn-out
Japanese style
“probably wouldn’t
fly here,” she said.
    NYSTI’s version,
though, was a big hit
when the company
first debuted a
                               A               Kabuki take
Kabuki-inspired
                                                                                             on a
“Sleeping Beauty” in
1978. John McGuire
played the prince
in that production.
This time around, he
plays the king and
serves as co-director
with DeGange.
    McGuire, who described
“Sleeping Beauty” as a
                                        The prince, for example, is
                                     played by Toshiji Takeshima,
                                     a native of Japan and NYSTI
                                     newcomer. Takeshima has a
                                     long acting resume; he’s been in
                                     a number of American theater
                                                                                    NYSTI’s version of ‘Sleeping Beauty’
                                                                                                                         classic
                                                                                 incorporates elements of Japanese theater
“sumptuous dance drama,” said        productions, and he’s done
trying Kabuki was daunting           commercials for Coca Cola and       role of The Storyteller that he        character is awake learning the        look like?”
at first, but he was excited          McDonald’s in Japan. He also        originated, intern Laura Fleming       Kabuki style.                             All of the characters are
that NYSTI created its own           has martial arts training, which    as the queen, and Rosie Spring             “A lot of the movement             colorful. One of the trademarks
interpretation of the style.         McGuire credits with helping        as Beauty.                             tells the story,” Spring said.         of Kabuki theater is its lavish,
    “This had a stronger, more       Takeshima make the fluid                Spring caught McGuire’s             “The women move kind of                ornate costumes.
edgy posture to it,” he said.        movements that are central to       eye over the summer when she           submissively. Everyone takes              “It’s beautiful to see,”
“It really became one of our         the story.                          worked as a choreographer for          small steps.”                          DeGange said. “The spectacle
emblematic pieces.”                     Beyond that, McGuire raved       NYSTI’s 2008 Summer Theatre                One of the keys of Kabuki          side of it is just beautiful.”
    McGuire said that the            about Takeshima’s work ethic.       Institute’s production of “Willy       is that the audience generally
show’s previous success gives        Takeshima has never done a          Wonka.”                                already knows the story, Spring           Prior to signing on to co-
the theater a bit of a safety net    Kabuki piece before, but “you          “She has a lot of energy,”          said. So while her character has       director “Sleeping Beauty,”
-- “We know that it works” -- but    give him a note, and he says,       McGuire said. “I knew she              only a few lines, the audience still   DeGange hadn’t seen much
the cast is also bringing a fresh    ‘Let me try that,’” McGuire said.   would fit into the role of Beauty.      understands what’s going on.           Kabuki herself. So she turned
flavor to the production.                Other leading roles are          She’s a very young person                  The lack of dialogue and           to the Internet, spending hours
    “It’s new again,” he said.       Joel Aroeste, reprising the         inside. She’s very delicate and        elaborate sets does lend some          watching Kabuki productions on
                                                                         beautiful.”                            suspense to the production,            YouTube.
                                                                            Spring jokes that she has “a        though.                                   That gave her a reference
                                                                         kind of plum job” since Beauty             “You know what we’re going         point, but she admitted to

                               Sleeping Beauty                           gets her finger pricked about
                                                                         halfway through the story and
                                                                         spends the remainder of the
                                                                                                                to do, but you don’t know how
                                                                                                                we’re going to do it,” McGuire
                                                                                                                said. “You can’t wait to see. Will
                                                                                                                                                       learning as she goes.
                                                                                                                                                          “To read the script, there’s
                                                                                                                                                       nothing there to tell you how they
                                                                         play sleeping. She’s enjoyed           she really fall asleep? Is there a     want people to move,” she said.
                                                                         spending the time that her             bed? What is the witch going to


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                MACBETH                        13, 3 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Al-     through March 29; “Repetitive Nature,” in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MONDAY MUSICAL CLUB
Presented by Theatre Without a Net, Beth-      tamont, $20. Information, 765-2815.           Concourse A gallery; “Air Craft,” photos           Call for Artists                          Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for or-
                                                                                                                                                                                          chestra, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for choir,              WOMEN’S CHORUS
                                                                                             by Jeffrey Milstein; plus site-specific in-
lehem Central High School 700 Delaware                  3 QUARTERS NORTH                     stallations by Larry Kagan and Cara Nigro,                                                   Siena College, Route 9, Loudonville. In-     Invitation for new members to join in sing-
Ave., Delmar, Dec. 12-14, $10 adults, $6                                                                                                              NEW YORK STATE
                                               Bluegrass-folk band, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.,         as well as installations by Anthony Gar-                                                     formation, 783-2325.                         ing classical and popular songs, Third
students and seniors. Information, 439-                                                                                                              THEATRE INSTITUTE
                                               Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave.,         ner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy                                                                                                   Reformed Church, 20 Ten Eyck Ave., Al-
8270.                                                                                                                                      Holding auditions and interviews for an-        THE ORCHESTRA ON THE COMMON                 bany, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Information,
                                               Albany, free. Information, 512-5100.          Klepsch and Victoria Palermo. Informa-
                                                                                             tion, 242-2243.                               nual internship program for high school        Openings in the string section, also need    477-4454.
             NUNCRACKERS                              HOLIDAY FOLK CONCERT                                                                 seniors and college students. Information,     French horn, trombone, flute and bass
From the people who brought you “Nun-                                                             LOCAL COLOR ART GALLERY                  274-3573.
                                               Featuring Johnm Trish, Addie, Olin, Linda
sense” comes a Christmas-themed mu-                                                          “Fire and Ice,” featuring paintings by
                                               & David, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, 47                                                        SARATOGA SHOWCASE OF ART
sical comedy, presented by C-R Produc-                                                       Colonie Art League artists, through Jan.
                                               Phila St., Saratoga Springs, $15 general
tions, Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St.,                                                     31, 961 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham.        Seeking artists and crafts vendors for holi-
                                               admission, $12 caffe members. Informa-
Cohoes, through Dec. 21, call for prices.                                                    Information, 786-6557.                        day show Feb. 7, Art Center Theatre, 320
                                               tion, 583-0022.
Information, 237-5858.                                                                                                                     Broadway, Saratoga Springs, all work must
                                                DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA                      NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE                   be original to the vendor, and no resale is
       SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL                                                                                                               allowed. Information, 461-4893 or www.
                                               Performing program of classics, pops and      "Dawn of Modern Dance: Music, Myth
Musical featuring Dr. Seuss’ famous char-                                                    and Movement," exhibit chronicling the        frenchyloeb.com/HolidayShowcase.doc.
                                               show tunes for the holiday season, Dec.
acters, presented by Schenectady Light                                                       careers of Ruth St. Denis and Isadora
                                               15, 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Town Hall, Dela-                                                     TANGO FUSION DANCE COMPANY
Opera Company, 826 State St., Schenect-                                                      Duncan, plus ongoing exhibits, 99 South
                                               ware Avenue, Delmar, free. Information,
ady, Dec. 12-14, $22-$27 adults, $12-$15                                                     Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,      Auditioning professional dancers by ap-
                                               439-7396.
children. Information, 382-2081.                                                             584-2225.                                     pointment at Arthur Murray Dance Studio,
                                                                                                                                           75 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs. In-
           SLEEPING BEAUTY
A Japanese theater-inspired twist on clas-                 Comedy                             SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
                                                                                             “The Syracuse Mile,” featuring two of the
                                                                                                                                           formation, 306-4173.

sic fairy tale, presented by New York State                                                                                                    ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY
                                                        WIT&WILL THEATRE                     central New York’s famous stock cars, plus
Theatre Institute, Schacht Fine Arts Center,                                                 ongoing exhbits including "East of Detroit"   Seeking new artists that work in pastels,
Russell Sage College, Troy, through Dec.       Presenting “Secret Santa and Other Holi-      and New York racing, 110 Avenue of the        meetings are the first Tuesday of every
18, call for prices. Information, 274-3256.    day Espionage,” a show of improvised          Pines, Saratoga Springs. Information,         month at the Dave Francis Gallery, the
                                               comedy, song, dance and poetry, Dec. 20,      587-1935, ext. 20.                            Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. Programs, art-
              STRIKING 12                      8 p.m., Zu Zu’s Wonderful Life Inc., 299-                                                   ist demonstrations and exhibitions are
Modern musical based on Hans Christian         301 Hamilton St., Albany, door prices $12              BROOKSIDE MUSEUM                     planned throughout the year. Information,
Anderson’s “The Little Match Girl,” pre-       adults, $8 students/seniors; reservation      “A Few Lines to Let You Know: Letters of      793-9309 or 793-9350.
sented by Capital Repertory Theater, 111       prices $10 adults, $6 students/seniors.       the Civil War,” through Sept. 4, 2009, 6
North Pearl St., Albany, through Dec. 31,      Information, 439-7698.                                                                        DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
                                                                                             Charlton St., Ballston Spa. Information,
$27-$44. Information, 445-7469.                                                              885-4000.                                     Openings in the string, horn and percus-
                                                                                                                                           sion sections. Information, 439-7749.
        TOM, DICK AND HARRY
Regional premiere of Ray and Michael
                                                        Visual Arts                                  THE HYDE COLLECTION
                                                                                                                                                    COLONIE TOWN BAND
                                                                                             “First Impressions: Winslow Homer and
Cooney play, presented by Curtain Call                                                       the World of Printmaking,” through Jan.       Several openings, rehearsals on Mondays
                                                     NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM                                                                 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, Route 9, Newton-
Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road, Latham,                                                        11; “California Impressionism: Paintings
through Jan. 3, call for prices. Informa-      “Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware                                                    ville. Information, 783-2760.
                                               from the Weitsman Collection,” through        from the Irvine Museum,” through Jan.
tion, 877-7529.                                                                              18; 161 North Warren St., Glens Falls.
                                               fall 2009; “Invaders,” through March;                                                               COLONIE CENTENNIAL
                                               plus permanent collections on the 9/11        Information, 792-1761.                                   BRASS CHOIR
               Music                           recovery effort, New York state history and
                                               geography, Empire State Plaza, Madison
                                                                                                     CLARK ART INSTITUTE                   Openings for brass players, rehearsals
                                                                                             “Drawn to Drama: Italian Works on Paper,      on first Thursday and third Tuesday of the
            STEVE SCARLATA                     Avenue. Information, 474-5877.                                                              month, at 7:15 p.m., town hall, Route 9,
                                                                                             1500-1800,” through Jan. 4; 225 South
                                                                                             St., Williamstown, Mass. Information,         Newtonville. Information, 783-2760.
Guitarist/singer-songwriter, Dec. 12, 7             ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART
p.m., Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware          “Impressionist Giverny: American Painters     (413) 458-9545.                                        SUBURBAN SOUNDS
Ave., Albany, free. Information, 512-5100.     in France, 1885-1915,” through Jan. 4;              TANG TEACHING MUSEUM                             COMMUNITY CHORUS
                                               plus “The Folk Spirit of Albany: Folk Art                AND GALLERY                        Openings in mixed chorus, rehearsals
                                               from the Colletcion of the Albany Institute                                                 Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Reformed
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                                                                          PROVIDED             cords, $225. Face cords,              PROVIDED                LOST: 1pair of Men’s Gold $60 for both. Best Offer
                                                                                               $100. Jim Haslam, 439-                                        Framed Eye Glasses Tri-Fo- 439-2679
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   APARTMENT FOR RENT                                    HOUSE FOR RENT           ty\References. Credit Check Two 1.38+ acre buildable       alty Group, 904-669-8017 $3,500 a month. Marcia                       Three miles from beach.
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et area off 9W, 1mo.                              hookup. No pets. Ref., sec.,    One 1.72 acre buildable 439-9378 x2 for details.
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■ Birds                                a 24-14 halftime lead.
                                           Cohoes did what it could to slow
                                       down Voorheesville’s offense in
                                                                              ■ UAlbany                                                                police officers around the stadium
                                                                                                                                                       on game days to give the fans
                                                                                                                                                       some sense of safety. It might not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a football facility that it can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    proud to show off to any visiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    team, and the city gets more
          (From Page 24)                                                                     (From Page 24)                                            prevent crime from happening                                                 use out of a facility that looked
                                       the second half, including fouling
system, and I think it shows.”         Madden at ever y oppor tunity.                                                                                  around the stadium, but it would                                             outdated only three years ago.
                                                                              that show up for Bishop Maginn
                                       But Madden made all 12 of her                                                                                   hopefully be a deterrent.                                                       As for getting its own on-
   The best indication of that                                                and Albany High School games,
is last Friday’s 62-56 victory at      free throws to turn the Tigers’        but not enough to make it bigger                                            Ultimately, this is a good short-                                         campus football stadium, that may
Cohoes. When the Tigers cut            strategy on its ear.                   than UAlbany’s stadium. But,                                             term solution. UAlbany gains                                                 be a distant dream for UAlbany.
Voorheesville’s lead to 52-51              Madden finished with 18            there is plenty of room within
late in the fourth quarter, the        points, while Creed contributed        Bleecker’s profile to add more
Blackbirds responded with some         14 points for Voorheesville. Kelly
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■ GBC                                  defeated Amsterdam 45-30, while
                                       the junior B team posted a 62-10
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   Varsity                                     GBC girls      Dutch fall
  schedule                                    keep winning at tournament
  Wednesday, Dec. 10
  BOYS BOWLING                                  The Guilderland Basketball          Amsterdam 23-12.                             By ROB JONAS                    quickly built a 3-0 lead before
  Voorheesville at Cobleskill-               Club biddy C team bounced back                                                 jonasr@spotlightnews.com             the Dutchmen got their skates
                                                                                       The biddy A team built a 25-                                              under them.
  Richmondville, 4 p.m.                      from a 38-4 loss to Brunswick last     point halftime lead and never             The Guilderland hockey team           “The kids gave it a pretty good
  WRESTLING                                  Saturday with a 26-19 victory over     looked back as it improved its        is hoping the Capital District         effort,” said DeRubertis. “We did
                                             St. Mary’s Sunday. Guilderland         Capital District Girls Basketball
  Guilderland at Saratoga Springs,                                                                                        High School Hockey League              score five goals against a good
  7:30 p.m.                                  held the lead throughout the           League record to 5-0.                 season goes better than its first       team.”
                                             closely-played game as it gained its      Cour tney Kramer led a             four games.
  Thursday, Dec. 11                          first Troy CYO League victory.          balanced Guilderland attack                                                     Dan Dickinson recorded a
                                                Hannah Gower scored 14                                                        The Dutchmen (0-4) struggled       hat trick, and Collin Burg and
  BOYS BOWLING                                                                      with 14 points. Sunshine Edwards      at last weekend’s Potsdam Tour-
                                             points, and Eden Alin added            contributed a personal-best seven                                            Greg Warnken added goals for
  Ballston Spa at Guilderland, 4 p.m.                                                                                     nament, losing to the host school
                                             10 points to lead the Inferno’s        points, while five more players                                               Guilderland.
  BOYS VOLLEYBALL                            offense against St. Mary’s. Gower                                            13-5 in Friday’s opening round and        The Dutchmen’s defense was
                                                                                    – Emily Burns, Dayna Poskanzer,       falling to Canton 3-0 in Saturday’s
  New Lebanon at Voorheesville,              and Alin also contributed several      Caitlin Corbett, Chelsea Brandt                                              sharper against Canton, but they
  4 p.m.                                     rebounds.                                                                    second round.                          couldn’t get any points on the
                                                                                    and Cassidy Mongin – added four
  WRESTLING                                     The biddy A and B teams             points apiece.                            “It was a little rough,” said      scoreboard.
                                             played Amsterdam last weekend                                                Guilderland coach John De-                “We were generating (scoring)
  Voorheesville at Ravena-Coey-                                                        Krista Forbes scored six points,
                                             in Guilderland. The biddy A                                                  Rubertis.                              oppor tunities like the night
  mans-Selkirk, 6 p.m.                                                              and Michele Papandrea pulled
                                             team posted a 45-10 victor y,                                                    Potsdam scored less than 10        before, but we didn’t put the puck
  Friday, Dec. 12                            while the biddy B team defeated                     ■ GBC Page 23            seconds into Friday’s game and         in,” said DeRubertis.
  BOYS BASKETBALL
  Shenendehowa at Guilderland,
  7:30 p.m.
  GIRLS BASKETBALL
                                               ’Birds
  Guilderland at Shenendehowa,
  7:30 p.m.
  Holy Names at Voorheesville,
  7:30 p.m.
  HOCKEY
                                                 are
  Guilderland at Niskayuna/Schenec-
  tady, 8 p.m.
  BOYS SWIMMING
                                                back
  Shenendehowa at Guilderville,
  4:30 p.m.
                                             Win at Cohoes gives
  Saturday, Dec. 13                          Voorheesville girls
  GIRLS BASKETBALL                               a 2-0 start
  Voorheesville at Albany Tourna-
  ment, 6 p.m.                                      By ROB JONAS
                                               jonasr@spotlightnews.com
  GYMNASTICS
  Guilderland at Shaker Invitational,           The season is only two games
  10 a.m.                                    old, but things are already looking
                                             up for the Voorheesville girls
  WRESTLING                                  basketball team.
  Guilderland at Duanesburg Duals,              The Blackbirds are off to their
  9 a.m.
                                             first 2-0 star t in the Colonial
  Voorheesville at Glens Falls               Council in several years, thanks to
  Tournament, 9 a.m.                         a veteran lineup that is mastering
  Sunday, Dec. 14                            head coach Bob Baron’s system.
  GIRLS BASKETBALL                              “We’ve got six kids returning
                                             from last year’s roster, and that
  Vo o r h e e s v i l l e a t A l b a n y   helps,” said Baron. “They’re now
  Tournament, TBA
                                             into their second year in our
                                                                                    Voorheesville’s Emily Norris, left, leads the fast break during last Friday’s Colonial Council game at
  Monday, Dec. 15                                        ■ Birds Page 23 Cohoes.                                                                                           Rob Jonas/Spotlight
  BOYS BOWLING
  Lansingburgh at Voorheesville,
  4 p.m.

  Tuesday, Dec. 16                           UAlbany needs a football stadium upgrade
  BOYS BASKETBALL                               The University at Albany                                                  Northeastern Conference titles         warmer than in Albany.
                                                                                        From the

                                                                                    Sports
  Mohonasen at Guilderland, 7:30 p.m.        football team looked good in                                                 and annually plays a schedule              So with no realistic hope that
  GIRLS BASKETBALL                           beating Jacksonville 28-0 in                                                 that includes some of the best         UAlbany will get the funding from
  Guilderland at Mohonasen, 7:30 p.m.
                                             Saturday’s Gridiron Classic.                                                 Division I-AA teams in the nation.     the state for a new stadium, what

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                                                The school’s football stadium,                                            This year alone, UAlbany visited       is the best solution to give Ford’s
  Voorheesville at Albany Academy,                                                                                        such nationally-ranked teams as
  6 p.m.                                     not so much.                                                                                                        Danes an upgraded facility?
                                                Sadly, that’s nothing new for                                             Montana and Delaware.                      Calling Mayor Jennings, Mayor
  BOYS BOWLING                                                                           Rob Jonas                           The trouble is, all that            Jerry Jennings.
                                             the Great Danes. As good as
  Guilderland at Bethlehem, 4 p.m.           they’ve been since moving up to                                              UAlbany can do to play top-                I realize going to the city of
  Voorheesville at Cohoes, 4 p.m.            the Division I-AA level (excuse me     the visitor’s side bleachers).        notch competition is to visit          Albany for help probably isn’t
  GIRLS BOWLING                              … NCAA Football Championship               UAlbany thought it could get      those schools every year. It can’t     the ideal solution for UAlbany,
                                             Subdivision), they’ve done so          the funding for a new 15,000-         bring those same schools to            but the city has something
  Voorheesville at Cohoes, 4 p.m.
                                             while playing in a facility that       seat stadium from the state           Albany because the stadium is          that the school doesn’t have
  INDOOR TRACK                               looks like it’s barely suitable for    Legislature last year, but the        substandard.                           – a stadium that can be easily
  Guilderland at league meet, HVCC,          a Division III school.                 Legislature denied it. And with          Heck, the Great Danes should        upgraded. I’m referring to much-
  4 p.m.                                        That’s why UAlbany has been         the state’s current fiscal crisis,     be grateful this year’s Gridiron       maligned Bleecker Stadium in the
  BOYS SWIMMING                              looking to build a new stadium         it’s unlikely the funding will be     Classic was at UAlbany because         equally much-maligned Westhill
                                             on campus. It’s embarrassing for       granted anytime soon.                 I’m pretty certain that the game’s     neighborhood.
  Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at
  Guilderville, 4:30 p.m.                    the school to be shown on TV (as           This is a shame because           organizers would have given                Currently, Bleecker has two
                                             Saturday’s game was) playing in        head coach Bob Ford has built         anything to put the contest in         sets of metal bleachers on either
  WRESTLING                                  a stadium that is roughly one-         a perennial winner at UAlbany         Jacksonville. I know Jacksonville      side of its football field – enough
  Guilderland at Burnt Hills-Ballston        third the size of the average          that deser ves to be seen in a        would have given anything to play      to comfortably handle the crowds
  Lake, 7:30 p.m.                            Division I-AA facility and appears     real stadium. The Great Danes         the game in Florida, where the
                                             to need some repair (especially        have won three of the last four       weather was much sunnier and                   ■ UAlbany Page 23

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