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DWI car seizures
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
Albany County District Attorney’s
ofﬁce is studying DWI policy and
potential vehicle conﬁscations
for misdemeanor drunk driving
See story on Page 5. close
CSX and federal dollars
to pay for a new road
By DAN SABBATINO
The Youmans Road railroad
crossing, where an SUV collided
with two locomotives, will be
closed within a year, according to
New Scotland Town Supervisor
“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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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Page 2 • December 10, 2008 Guilderland Spotlight
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
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.
email@example.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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Yellow Bus will be available for
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and from the annual Community
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/
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
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
Mass., and Saratoga Springs. expected to eventually cater to women email@example.com.
Obituaries ...........................16 Sim’s Barber Shops apart is its
Neighborhood News “shaving school.” “Sim’s prices will vary between and will offer personal grooming
Voorheesville ......................11 $15 for a buzz cut to $50 for a products, and run a subsidiary barber
“We re going to teach you how
Family Entertainment .......18 to shave based on your face type,”
“signature shave,” according to training school. Chamber offers free
Calendar of Events .............19 written information from the shop. “A
Classiﬁed ...................... 20-21
Zorian said. town maps
Other services offered by the shop
complimentary beverage comes with are special appearances by world-class
Crossword ..........................19 He said the one-hour service The Guilderland Chamber of
barbers, including the official barber Commerce has a map of the town
Real Estate .........................21
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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
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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
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Guilderland Spotlight December 10, 2008 • Page 5
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
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The Vehicular Crimes Unit vehicle for the duration of the court Fodera said in 1999 there was tracks, dens, chewed cones and Road, Delmar.
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Nov. 20, by the Albany County “It’s some ver y significant provision, but ultimately it included
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Matters of Opinion Spotlight
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 email@example.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
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
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
President and CEO — Richard K. Keene University Cooperative Extension.
Vice President and COO — John A. McIntyre Jr. purple oxalis, Oxalis regnellii, is Happy “indoor” gardening!
a favorite at Valentine’s Day and
Executive Editor — Tim Mulligan it is often sold as the little “Love Sources:
Plant.” A real charmer with purple Bulbs for Indoors, Year-Round
heart shaped leaves and delicate Windowsill Splendor, Robert M.
white blooms it is native to South Hays & Janet Marinelli, Editors.
Managing Editor — William R. DeVoe Advertising Representatives — Kim McKee, America. Both oxalis grow from Copyright 1996 by the Brooklyn
Cyndi Robinson, John Salvione, Carol Sheldon, small rhizomes and when the Botanic Garden, Inc. Handbook
Copy Editor — Kristen Roberts
Jacqueline Thorp plant needs dividing the task is as #148
Editorial Paginator — Jackie Domin simple as separating out several
Business Manager — Jennifer Deforge A New Look At Houseplants,
Editorial Staff — Dan Sabbatino rhizomes and replanting. Tovah Martin & Janet Marinelli,
Sports Editor — Rob Jonas Circulation — Irene Altieri
If reading is a favorite winter Editors. Copyright 1963 by the
Art Director — David Abbott Classiﬁeds/Business Directory — Lynne Sims pastime, then consider “The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Inc.
Graphic Design — Ken Ciofﬁ II, Legals/Reception — Irene Altieri Ear th Knows My Name” by Handbook # 137
Martha Eriksen Patricia Klindienst, Beacon “Care of Amaryllis” a fact sheet
Press Books 2006. The subtitle by Bob Beyfuss, Extension Agent,
of this book is “Food, Culture, and Greene County
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Your Opinion Spotlight
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
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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
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9 a.m. Strong Bones + imagery speak about his art?
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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
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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.
email@example.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
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interview, he expressed the need
for all of the counties to come
together to urge the state not to
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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
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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
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For information, call Barb School Road, Voorheesville.
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McKenna at 765-4846 or Lori For information, call
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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
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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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Guilderland Spotlight December 10, 2008 • Page 13
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Page 14 • December 10, 2008 Guilderland Spotlight
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. separating what can be reused “There is no ﬁnal decision on
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.
However, our residents cannot
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Guilderland Spotlight December 10, 2008 • Page 15
■ 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-
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,
ate a Disney-like experience for the Santa setup, which includes experience oriented,” he said. ally do make an effort to give wait patiently in line with their
customers who come for a photo a 35-foot tree, Colonie Center “The more that we play down somebody some value for what child in a wintery wonderland
with Santa. has an Angel Tree, where shop- the commercial aspect of it, the they’re getting, and that’s been and pay very close attention as
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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
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She enjoyed painting, art and Central High School.
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By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN Rosie Spring plays Beauty in
Spotlight Newspapers the New York State Theatre
firstname.lastname@example.org Institute’s production of its
Beauty.” Right: Joel Aroeste
as The Storyteller narrates the
raditional tale of Sleeping Beauty (Rosie
T Japanese Kabuki
marked by slow,
Spring) and her prince
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
“There’s lots of action,”
co-director Anny DeGange
said. “This is more of an
homage to Kabuki.”
ﬂy here,” she said.
though, was a big hit
when the company
ﬁrst debuted a
A Kabuki take
“Sleeping Beauty” in
1978. John McGuire
played the prince
in that production.
This time around, he
plays the king and
serves as co-director
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’
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.
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Arts & Entertainment
of History and Art” and exhibits on Hudson art works, through Jan. 28; plus “Amy Sill- Church, Route 146, Guilderland. Informa- drum players, rehearsals Friday at 9 a.m.,
Theater Performing holiday concert Dec. 12, 7:30 River School painting, American sculpture
and the history of Albany, 125 Washington
man: Third Person Singular,” and “Maya
Murals: The Art of Power,” through Jan. 4;
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p.m., Mohawk River Country Club, 847 FRIENDSHIP SINGERS
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hour buffet, bring an unwrapped gift for Saratoga Springs. Information, 580-8080. Openings in women’s singing group, fo-
Charles Dickens’ classic, presented by SCHENECTADY MUSEUM cusing on old favorites and show tunes, ELECTRIC CITY CHORUS
Schenectady Civic Players, 12 South children age 5-13 to beneﬁt St. Catherine’s ARKELL MUSEUM
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A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS Annual tribute concert, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., of Schenectady, collection highlights and ins across the United States, through Jan. Schenectady, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Infor-
planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights. Infor- 21; “Sleigh Bells, Green Fields and Falling A CAPPELLA mation, 399-1846.
Holiday play on the prairie, presented by Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs,
$18 general admission, $16 caffe mem- mation, 382-7890. Leaves,” through Feb. 7; plus “Arkell’s In- New, informal, coed a cappella group in
Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theater, spiration: the Marketing of Beech-Nut and Delmar, for adults and teens 16 and older. RIVER VALLEY CHORUS
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, bers. Information, 583-0022. ALBANY AIRPORT GALLERY Art for the People,” ongoing; Canajoharie. Information, 439-0130. Sweet Adelines group based in Niskayuna
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and under. Information, 587-4427. Purpose and Astonishing Conﬁguration,” SIENA CHAMBER mation, 346-5349.
Annual Old Songs holiday concert, Dec. ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
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MONDAY MUSICAL CLUB
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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
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“The Syracuse Mile,” featuring two of the
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Modern musical based on Hans Christian 301 Hamilton St., Albany, door prices $12 BROOKSIDE MUSEUM planned throughout the year. Information,
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“First Impressions: Winslow Homer and
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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
Glath and Emily Norris each
seats – two to three times the
amount of seats it cur rently
Registration starts for Last Run
timely shots to pull out the win. Albany’s Last Run 5-kilometer race takes place Saturday, Dec.
Emily Madden sank a pair of added 10 points. has. All that has to be done is
27, at 5:30 p.m. in Washington Park.
free throws, and Britney Creed Maggie Maloney led three to spend the money necessary
drained a three-pointer to send Cohoes players in double ﬁgures to get the additional bleachers The USA Track and Field certiﬁed course is open to runners of
Voorheesville on its way. with 24 points, but only four constructed. all levels. The race is limited to 1,000 runners, and pre-registration
T igers reached the scoring is encouraged. Teams are also welcome to participate.
“I told the kids before the game Comparatively speaking,
that Cohoes wouldn’t quit. They’ll column. Besty Santoro had 13 The cost is $15 per person before Dec. 20 and $20 after that.
spending money for more metal
play hard to the last whistle,” said points, and Bailey Tetreault added Register online at www.active.com or download a registration
bleachers at Bleecker is a fraction
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of what UAlbany would need to
Things didn’t look good for Voorheesville looked to keep build a completely new stadium.
its unbeaten streak going Tuesday And there is a beneﬁt for the city:
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Voorheesville when Cohoes (1-1)
scored the ﬁrst ﬁve points of the when it visited Lansingburgh. a bigger Bleecker could bring in
game. But the Blackbirds scored “Our schedule isn’t doing us bigger events such as Sectional
the ﬁnal nine points of the ﬁrst any favors (early on),” said Baron, football and soccer games.
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■ GBC defeated Amsterdam 45-30, while
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UAlbany students and skittish
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(From Page 24) Madison Dunbar and Emily
down eight rebounds to lead the
biddy B team to its 11-point win
Sischo each had eight points and
six rebounds to help the junior A
team improve its record to 3-2.
campus to Bleecker.
The second issue isn’t so
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last weekend. The junior A team seven rebounds.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Shenendehowa at Guilderland,
Guilderland at Shenendehowa,
Holy Names at Voorheesville,
Guilderland at Niskayuna/Schenec-
tady, 8 p.m.
Shenendehowa at Guilderville,
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
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
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
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
Lansingburgh at Voorheesville,
Tuesday, Dec. 16 UAlbany needs a football stadium upgrade
BOYS BASKETBALL The University at Albany Northeastern Conference titles warmer than in Albany.
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
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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