Addressing voter truancy
Supplement School ofﬁcials weigh in on low-voter turnout
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In this NISKAYUNA
Volume XV Number 21 75¢ May 28, 2009
For the dogs
Area residents might re-
member the dated sign on Mar-
‘Hog’-ging the fun Law protects
iaville Road that read “Emerald
Acres Pet Motel,” with a cartoon
sketch of a dog smoking a pipe.
The dilapidated pet motel was Local lawyer says 15,000 people in the greater Capi-
recently purchased and refur- tal Region who are somehow afﬁl-
bished by Rich and Kimberly
many not aware iated with the military,” said Mat-
Kranick of Rotterdam. of the provisions thew B. Tulley, an area attorney
and a major in the Army National
See story on Page 3. of Civil Relief Act Guard. He wants people to under-
stand the Servicemembers’ Civil
By JACKIE SHER Relief Act because both soldiers
email@example.com and civilians who work with sol-
diers do not know enough about
On Monday, May 18, the na- the provisions of the act.
tion celebrated Memorial Day According to Tully, many mili-
by remembering the U.S. men tary personnel and the service
and women who died while serv- providers they deal with, such as
ing in the military. Another one landlords and cell phone carriers,
of the ways the nation honors its are unaware of their rights if they
military personnel is through the are deployed or even transferred
Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act. from one base to another.
The act, which was revised in “The one that I think is most
2003, is meant to provide peace of commonly used now and that I
Finding peace mind for soldiers on active duty used when I deployed to Iraq is
the capping of debt at 6 percent
regarding their ﬁnancial affairs
in wartime back home. interest,” said Tully.
The SCRA caps interest rates
The SCRA allows for the tem-
Retired Lt. Col. Barry Bridger porary suspension of certain ﬁ- on mortgages and credit card
will talk about his experience as nancial obligations and judicial or debt at 6 percent if a soldier is de-
a prisoner of war in Hanoi, Viet- administrative proceedings dur- ployed on active duty.
nam, Tuesday, June 2, in Sara- ing active duty military service.
toga Springs, at 7 p.m. at the “There are probably close to ■ Law Page 10
Saratoga Springs City Center.
See story on Page 12. Festival promises plenty
of music on the mountain
Harry Rector, a representative from the Roamers Motorcycle Club, poses
Maple Ski Ridge to host things intertwined with [the fes-
with his bike at the Roamers Fun Run on Sunday, April 26. Proceeds
tival], and I guess we’re just look-
raised from the 70-mile ride allowed the Roamers Motorcycle Club Board all-day event featuring ing forward to this turning into
of Directors to donate $2,300 to Northeast Parent & Child Society on
Friday, May 15. The Roamers Motorcycle Club is the oldest American a variety of family an annual thing,” said J. Peter
Yakel, who will be performing at
Motorcyclist Association (AMA) club on the East Coast. Founded in 1946 friendly entertainment the event and has also helped to
by John “Spitzie” Splittgerber, the club celebrates its 63rd anniversary
this year. For more information, visit nybikers.org/Roamers.
By JACKIE SHER Yakel, who is a member of
firstname.lastname@example.org Flood Road, said he is excited to
have a hand in bringing the festi-
Area pools enter agreement For many people, warmer
weather brings with it an itch to
val to the Rotterdam ski resort.
“Maple Ski Ridge is scenic
explore – however, with gas pric- beauty, and a sweet spot for
YMCA and Glen Hills the popularity of swim clubs that es creeping upward and the econ- music. We’ve entertained at the
were originally formed and wildly omy struggling, families might Ridge before, and had a great
hope agreement brings popular in the 1950s and ’60s. In
Nisky reaches back popularity recent years, he said, both the
not be venturing too far this sum-
mer. Families looking for some
time,” said Yakel in a written
YMCA and Glen Hills swim clubs
ﬁnals of swim clubs have struggled a bit.
close-to-home fun can mark their
calendars for the ﬁrst Rhythm on
He said that the management
at Maple Ski Ridge, which is a
The Niskayuna girls lacrosse “The nuclear family with a sole the Ridge all-day music festival at family owned business, was re-
team aimed for its third con- By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH working parent is not so much Maple Ski Ridge Resort in Rotter- ceptive and interested in hosting
email@example.com the case as it was back in the dam Saturday, June 13. the event.
secutive Section II, Class B title ’60s. People have less disposable The event is co-hosted by the “Co-owners Karen Doyle and
Wednesday when it played Averill The Glenville YMCA and income and less time to take the Flood Road band, and it features Kate Michener asked if my band
Park at the University at Albany. the Glen Hills Swim Club have family to the pool,” said McFar- acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, could help organize such a fest,
See story on Page 18. worked out an agreement that land. “This arrangement will help Celt, country and folk music by and we said, ‘Sure!’” said Yakel.
will beneﬁt swimmers in the area families afford both the time and 16 local and regional artists. Visi- Yakel added that the per-
throughout the summer months. money to swim.” tors can also enjoy food and crafts formers are a combination of
It’s an agreement that James The two have teamed up to from local vendors and artisans, well-known local acts and lesser-
McFarland, town parks and rec- allow YMCA members to buy a music workshops, ﬁeld picking known, out-of-area performers.
reation director and YMCA board and, of course, plenty of music.
member, said will help bring back ■ Swim Page 10 “There are a lot of different ■ Rhythm Page 10
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Page 2 • May 28, 2009 Spotlight
Two face multiple charges
Butterﬂy migration in alleged crime spree
Glenville detectives been shared with Schenectady
announced on Tuesday, May Police and the Saratoga County
26, that they have ar rested Sheriff’s Ofﬁce to assist them in
the following suspects after a similar investigations.
lengthy investigation of several Both suspects were arraigned
burglaries, larcenies, identity in Glenville Town Cour t and
theft and stolen proper ty remanded to the Schenectady
possession cases. County jail without bail. They
Ber tram O. Hassett, 51, of are scheduled to appear back in
39 Laurel Avenue and Charles Glenville court at a later date.
M. Jackson, 39, of 82 Furman
Street in Schenectady, were
arrested Sunday, May 24, after Other arrests
Glenville police received a call •Annemarie Batcher, 33,
regarding two suspicious males of Schenectady, was arrested
at Stewart’s on Maple Avenue. on Saturday, May 23, at 2169
When detectives W illiam Central Ave. on felony charges
Gallop and William Marchewka of criminal possession of a
ar rived on the scene, they controlled substance.
recognized Hassett as a suspect According to police, Batcher
from a security video that was was involved in a dispute and
made during the alleged use of was found to be in possession
a stolen credit card. of more than 500 mg of cocaine
When Hassett spotted the and marijuana.
detective, he allegedly attempted Batcher was ar rested and
From left Ainsley Fiske, 5, Matthew Perillo, 5, Rachel Drew, 5, Makayla Alfred, 5, Sam Cooper, 6 and to throw several stolen credit transpor ted to the Colonie
Joshua Crellin, 6. The students participated in a project where they learned about the stages of butterﬂies, cards in a storm drain. Hassett police station. She was arraigned
and then released them into the wild. Kindergarten teacher’s Phyllis Frisch, Chris Cohn and Janet Friend then attempted to get away from and sent to the Albany County
explained that the students also made paper butterﬂies that they sent to Mexico, where the butterﬂies they the detectives as they were Correctional Facility.
released would end up, and there, through the Journey North organization, a school in Mexico sends other arresting him. •Niskayuna police arrested
paper butterﬂies they collect to various schools in America, showing how the butterﬂies that leave New Fur ther investigation Christine Bazicki, 25, of Tull
York, can end up in may different states. Shown here, are paper butterﬂies from all around the country. revealed a stolen pocketbook Drive in Colonie on charges
Dan Sabbatino/ Spotlight in the vehicle the suspects were of grand larceny of the third
using. The pocketbook was degr ee involving pr oper ty
allegedly stolen from a vehicle in with a value greater than
CORRECTION Schenectady moments earlier. $3,000 on Thursday, May 14.
Niskayuna police believe she
The two men were suspected
In the Thursday, May 21, of being involved in a burglar y was attempting to deposit an
edition of The Spotlight, in the of Envy Salon located at ex-boyfriend’s check into her
ar ticle “Nisky, Schalmont and 176 Freemans Bridge Road bank account that had a value
Mohon budgets pass,” it was at approximately 5 a.m. that greater than $3,000.
incorrectly repor ted that the morning. • Guilderland police arrested
Niskayuna Central School The suspects face the following Jennifer A. Sagendorf, 30, of 3091
District’s budget was passed charges of burglar y, criminal E. L ydius St., in Schenectady,
with 1,164 votes. mischief, forger y, criminal on charges of grand larceny in
The number was 1,614 votes. possession of stolen property, the third degree, on Saturday,
The correct number was posted identity theft, destr uction of May 16, according to police
on The Spotlight’s Web site, www. evidence, possession of burglar reports.
spotlightnews.com the night of tools, petit larceny and resisting Sagendorf allegedly stole a
the vote. arrest. 2004 Lexus two days prior to
The Spotlight regrets the The investigation is her ar rest, according to the
error. continuing and evidence has report. She was arraigned later
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Spotlight May 28, 2009 • Page 3
but turnout low turnout because residents were
School ofﬁcials say many
people stay at home when angr y or because there were
new programs proposed in the
vote lacks controversy
schools that people supported
By JACKIE SHER – two catalysts for a higher
firstname.lastname@example.org voter turnout.
“When the tax rate is higher,
School budget votes have programs are generally being
not traditionally drawn a big proposed in the school that
turnout, and this year, despite people who support the schools
a dif ficult budget cycle with do want. Then people say, ‘Hey,
a number of programs and I really want these programs
positions getting cut, was no for my kid. I’m going to make
exception. sur e I vote,’” said Hanlon.
Despite the low tur nout, “When ther e is something
school budgets in the Schalmont, controversial, you get people to
Rick Kranick, owner of Happy Dog Pet Motel, plays with Charlie, who is believed to be about six months old. Mohonasen, Niskayauna and come out both pro and con.”
He will be up for adoption at the adoption clinic on Saturday, May 30. Scotia-Glenville central school
Submitted photos He said that his district and
districts passed. others can look at low voter
A happy tail
In Suburban Council tur nout as a “back-handed
schools throughout the Capital compliment.”
District, the greatest number “People say, ‘You’re doing
of votes cast was 4,689 in a good job,’” said Hanlon.
for longtime pet motel Shenendehowa, followed by
Bethlehem and Guilderland.
Shen ser ves a large district
with an enrollment of 9,755,
“When people get excited
they’ll come out. When they’re
not concerned or they’re not
angr y, [they won’t].”
Owners say updates started,” said Kranick. which is one of the highest in Va l e r i e K e l s e y,
just ‘scratch the surface’ He said the building is now a the area. superintendent of the Schalmont
and more to come sanitary, bright and happy place I n S c h e n e c t a d y C o u n t y, Central School District agreed
for pets to spend some time away the 4,300-student Niskayuna that voter tur nout is higher
By JACKIE SHER from home. Central School District passed when there is more controversy
email@example.com “We want to take care of the a budget with 2,634 votes. regarding the budget, but, she
animals like they’re our own – The 3,200-student Mohonasen said, the district works hard to
Rotterdam residents might usually after a couple of stays with Central School District got let residents know about the
remember the dated sign us and they are like our own,” said 1,552 voters to come out and budget vote.
on Mariaville Road that read A new sign advertises the Happy Kranick. passed the budget with 1,016
“Emerald Acres Pet Motel,” with Dog Pet Motel. The sign is one of “I think we do our best to
Happy Dog Pet Motel offers votes. In Schalmont, the inform people. We probably
a cartoon sketch of a dog sitting the many updates made by the new budget was passed with 680
various ser vices, including pet have more communications in
in a rocking chair, smoking a pipe. owners of the facility. votes with 1,094 voters casting
grooming, pet boarding and schools than we ever had in the
The dilapidated sign went along ballots. The district ser ves
doggy daycare. It also takes in past,” said Kelsey. “I think that
with the dilapidated pet motel, about 2,100 students. Finally,
“My wife and I are pet lovers. ... all of the stray dogs in the Town when there is a matter of great
which was recently purchased and Scotia-Glenville’s budget
We were looking for a business to of Rotterdam. If they are not controversy, people take a little
refurbished by Rich and Kimberly was passed with 1,119 votes,
run, and it just seemed like a natural reunited with their owners within more note of what’s going on in
Kranick. They have taken great with 2,021 voters coming out,
thing for us,” said Kranick, who has a minimum of 10 days, they are the schools.”
measures to improve the building, according to Bob Hanlon, the
four dogs, two pygmy goats, a wild put up for adoption. The Happy
from renaming the business Happy district’s spokesman. Those In terms of getting people
turkey and two children. Dog Pet Motel will be hosting a pet
Dog Pet Motel to replacing the sign 2,021 voters came from a pool involved in the budget process
Kranick said that when he and adoption clinic and an open house
out front and putting in a new water of 11,000 possible voters. and drawing the public in,
his wife purchased the motel, on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m.
puriﬁcation system. Kelsey said that ther e ar e
the conditions were “unsanitary.” to 2 p.m. at 1197 Mariaville Road in School of ficials said many
“The business is roughly 38 Rotterdam. There will be at least a many opportunities for getting
While they were putting in the people don’t come out to vote
years old, and unfortunately in the half-dozen dogs up for adoption. people involved.
new water system, he and his in school budget elections
later years, as Emerald Acres went “The boar d of education
family had to bring in bottles of Steve Tommasone, supervisor when they are in favor of the
into disrepair and its reputation meets ever y two weeks, and
water from their own home to for the Town of Rotterdam, said he proposed numbers.
sank a little bit, we took it over,” those are open meetings.
keep things running and to keep is pleased with the improvements “It doesn’t surprise me that
said Rich Kranick. “We gave it a Also for the budget we have
its tenants (mostly dogs, some cats) made to the pet motel. our turnout was low because
new name and a new facelift and a budget advisor y committee
cleaned it up dramatically. It’s hydrated. “They’re doing a great job for we were proposing a tax rate
us. They’ve made a number of decrease, and people think, where we encourage people to
making a pretty strong comeback “[We were] probably [bringing
over] somewhere around 12 to 15 improvements to the facility, and ‘Oh, it’s gonna pass,’” said participate,” said Kelsey.
gallons a day,” said Kranick. they’ve really come a long way Hanlon. “People can still be She also said that when times
While the purchase of the pet are difﬁcult or there are difﬁcult
He said that they had to put in a over there,” said Tommasone. angr y about taxes in general
motel was certainly a financial decisions that are being made,
investment, it has also been a labor new electrical system, a new heating He said that the Happy Dog because they’re still ver y
system and a lot of cosmetic work. Pet Motel is a very specialized high ever ywhere. Our tax “you’ll ﬁnd people more willing
of love for Kranick, who is a veteran to come out to vote.”
police ofﬁcer of 27 years with the The outside of the building was so business, especially because “there rate increase over the past
Rotterdam Police Department and overgrown with weeds and brush aren’t a lot of choices out there.” few years has been pretty She gave an example of a
also a Schalmont Central School that one of his customers described “There are a lot of pets in reasonable.” budget vote in 1999 where the
District resource ofﬁcer, and his it as “the Bates Motel.” town, and it’s important that we He said that in past years district was deciding whether or
wife, who works in the emergency “We’ve put in somewhere around have a business like that. We’re the district had seen increases not they would close two small
department at Ellis Hospital. On about $25,000 to $30,000, and the fortunate that we can depend on of 5.9 percent to 8.8 percent. schools. 4,584 people came out
top of their full time jobs, they have improvements are deﬁnitely still [them],” said Tommasone. During times when tax for that vote alone.
been working on the pet motel non- coming. We’re just scratching the For more information, e-mail increases were greater, the – Repor ter Jarrett Carroll
stop since August. surface here. We’re just getting firstname.lastname@example.org. district would get larger voter contributed to this ar ticle
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Tales of house buying and home wrecking
By WILLIAM R. DEVOE why my wife was interested but you can always repaint, you “Are you sure? That girl is
email@example.com in “House Hunters.” We were know?” better than you deserve — are
living the damn thing. We spent “Our house has a big hole in you sure she’s messing around
My wife is cheating on me. a year looking to get the best the ﬂoor where the crapper used with some other guy?”
I suspect it started late last house we could within our price to be,” I say. “It’s not some other guy, Dad,
year, when we put in a bid on range. We made offers, had them I think she sensed my it’s HGTV. She’s been watching
our ﬁrst home. The process was rejected, worked with banks and bitterness toward her it nonstop since we put an offer
a long, stressful one, and quite mortgage brokers and inept real relationship with HGTV. For on the house.”
frankly, my wife and I became taping to do?” my wife says to me estate agents. Made more offers, the following few weeks, she My father studies the spoon
somewhat distant at times. one evening over the winter. She repaired our credit. Had an offer kept talk of HGTV personalities he was using to eat the ice cream
I blame myself, really, for not has this dreamy, faraway look in accepted on a foreclosure and Candice Olson, Clive Pearse and — now gone — and says, “So
being the man I should have been her eyes that I thought was due real fixer-upper, and repaired Taniya Nayak to a minimum. I your wife is cheating on you…”
through the difﬁcult time we had to our putting an offer in on what our credit some more. Finally, we thought I had nipped my wife’s
closed on April 27 — about ﬁve “Yes.”
moving out of our apartment, would become our new home. tr yst with HGTV in the bud,
living with my parents and, months after we made the offer. He licks the spoon clean.
“Where did you hear that?” until one night about a month “With a TV show?”
eventually, buying our house. In other words, we already later, when I walked into our
I blame myself for not being “Oh, it was just something that focused on the “emotional “Not just a TV show, Dad, a
was on HGTV last night,” she bedroom to ﬁnd my wife quickly
the man that my wife, Jess, has experience of finding and whole television station.”
says innocently. changing the channel on the
fallen in love with over the past purchasing a new home,” without television. My father looks at me
few months. And that’s how it star ted. the aid of HGTV. sympathetically, compassionately.
Innocuous enough, but I suppose “Whatcha doin’?” I ask.
He is kind, thoughtful and Nevertheless, she loves that He gets up, puts the empty bowl
that’s how these things begin. “N-nothing,” she says in the kitchen sink, walks over
giving. He is always there for my show. nervously, and lands on the SciFi
wife and has enriched her life in Over the next couple of weeks, to me and puts his hand on my
she drops the names of HGTV One night a few months ago, I Channel. “I think ‘Battleship
ways I once only hoped to achieve. came home from work to ﬁnd it shoulder.
shows like they are friends she’s Galacticons’ are on — you like
He is attentive, knowledgeable, on in our bedroom. The former “You’re a moron,” he says.
just made: “Divine Design,” that one, right?”
but kind enough to take a break owners of our house left it in “Now go back upstairs and talk
every now and then to give my “Spice Up My Kitchen,” and the For the record, I do not like to your wife. Me and your mother
most annoying one of them all, terrible shape, and I had been “Battleship Galcticons” and
wife some space. He comes into there most of the day, repairing are watching ‘Carter Can.’”
our house every night while I’m “House Hunters.” doubt it is even a show. My wife
things for the FHA appraisal that abhors science ﬁction, although I make the long walk up the
awake and stays until well after From the HGTV Web site: needed to be conducted before stairs.
I’m asleep. “House Hunters takes viewers I have gotten her to watch “Lost”
we could be approved for our with me. “Jess, we need to talk.” She’s
He is HGTV, and there is no behind the scenes as individuals, mortgage.
But back to the affair. sitting on our bed, reading. She
way in the world I can compete couples and families learn what
“This couple is trying to ﬁnd a has obviously chalked up my
with him. Home and Garden to look for and decide whether “What were you watching?” I
bigger condo in Montreal,” Jess outburst to one of those mood
Television, or HGTV as the or not a home is meant for them. asked. She wouldn’t answer, so
tells me excitedly. “They found swings that seem to accompany
converts call it, is the Mecca for Focusing on the emotional I picked up the remote off our
one with off-street parking, but genius-level intellects. She has
home buyers and DIYers across experience of finding and (parents’) bed. I hit the recall
it doesn’t have the deck space never told me this. “I don’t
the globe. purchasing a new home, each button.
that the one they just looked at like you seeing HGTV. I think
episode shows the process as “Oh my god, Jess! ‘Car ter
“Did you know that if you has.” She points to a woman on you spend too much time with
buyers search for a home.” Can?!’ In our own bedroom?
hang drywall horizontally, you the screen. “She doesn’t like the that channel. It’s really tearing
could have up to 25 percent less I sure as hell don’t know color scheme of the ﬁrst condo, With the kids right across the the fabric of our relationship.
hall?! You have no shame,” I say, Tearing it so much, I’m not sure
and I storm out. That is, I storm even Vern Yip could sew it back
out about as far as people can together”
when they are living with their “Honey,” she says soothingly,
parents: I walk down the stairs “you’re being silly. HGTV doesn’t
and directly into the kitchen. have to be this intruder in our
My father is sitting at the lives, it can be a good thing.
kitchen table eating a bowl of They’ve got a lot of good ideas
chocolate ice cream. that we can use to make this
“Want some?” he asks. rundown house we just bought
“Sure. I could use some,” I our new home.”
say glumly. “I dunno…” I grumble.
“Well, there’s none left,” he “We can buy you tooools,” she
laughs. He notices me decidedly sings. I’m sold.
not laughing. “What’s the matter A little later, she’s drifting off
with you? You look like you just to sleep and I lean over to kiss
found out your wife is cheating her.
on you.” “Goodnight, Jess.”
“My wife is cheating on me,” “Goodnight, Car ter,” she
I say. yawns.
Wednesday 5:23am 8:22pm
Thursday 5:22am 8:23pm 280
Wednesday, May 27 94°/1914 30°/1969 21.9 Levels as of
Friday 5:21am 8:24pm 17.4
Thursday, May 28 91°/1911 33°/1994 213 May 22, 2009
Saturday 5:21am 8:25pm 6.3
Friday, May 29 93°/1931 34°/1956 4.9
Sunday 5:20am 8:26pm
Saturday, May 30 92°/1987 33°/1967
Monday 5:20am 8:27pm
Sunday, May 31 92°/1937 34°/1961
Tuesday 5:19am 8:27pm
Monday, June 1 94°/1918 35°/1945
Tuesday, June 2 94°/1895 39°/1971
May 30th June 7th
nd First Full
9.05 inches as of Friday, May 22 The hurricane season
4.93 inches below average officially runs from Wednesday 7:47am, 8:21pm 1:59am, 2:49pm
June 1st to November Thursday 8:38am, 9:17pm 2:53am, 3:41pm
30th in the Atlantic Friday 9:33am, 10:16pm 3:50am, 4:34pm
May 31, 1998 Severe thunderstorms produced Saturn Evening High WSW Basin. Forecasts for Saturday 10:30am, 11:16pm 4:49am, 5:28pm
tornadoes in the Capital Region with 68 injuries and loss Venus Dawn Low East 2009 are for a slower Sunday 11:30am, ------------ 5:49am, 6:22pm
of power to over 100 thousand customers. The strongest, Jupiter Dawn Southeast season than last year’s Monday 12:16am, 12:31pm 6:50am, 7:16pm
an F-3 tornado hit Mechanicville, an F-2 hit East Mars Dawn V Low East 17 storms. This year’s Tuesday 1:16am, 1:32pm 7:49am, 8:10pm
Schodack and an F-1 crossed the Albany Airport. first name is Ana.
Spotlight May 28, 2009 • Page 5
Book clubs among library branches’ offerings
The Schenectady County •Family story times Prints with George Steele p.m.
Public Librar y and branches For children of all ages with •July 17 at 10:30 a.m.: Magic! •Tuesday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m.:
have several programs planned adult caregivers. Tuesdays at Magic Man Entertainment Interesting Animals
for June. 6:30 p.m., June 30, July 28, Aug. •July 24 at 10:30 a.m.: Story •Tuesday, July 14, at 2:30
25 Fun for Families p.m.: Magic! Magic Man
•Summer reading club (ages Entertainment
Adult programs 6 to 11 or entering grades one to
•July 24 at 2 p.m.: What’s the
Scoop? Explore ice cream with •Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30
Central Library, a.m.: June 11, July 9, Aug. 13;
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: June ﬁve). Tuesdays at 2 p.m. the Scotia-Glenville Children’s p.m.: Medieval Knights Fight!
99 Clinton St. 24, July 22, Aug. 26. June 30 – Science Fun with Museum Demo by SCA
•Book clubs Jeff Denney •July 31 at 10:30 a.m.: Beatrice
•Toddler time •Satur day, July 18, at 2
Three book groups will meet July 7 – Sun Prints and Solar Green Recycle Queen with clown p.m.: Family Yoga with Rachel
at the Central Library in June. Stories, songs and finger
Energy with naturalist George Nancy Rosekrans Lumbra
On June 9 at 2 p.m., “The plays for children 24 to 35
Steele •Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m.: Creative •Monday, July 20, at 2:30 p.m.:
Monsters of Templeton” by months accompanied by adult.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., July 8 July 14 – How This? Why Crafts with The Tang Museum Leaf Prints with George Steele
Lauren Groff will be discussed; That? With stor yteller Mar y •Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m.: Story
to Aug. 12. •Tuesday, July 28, at 2:30
the 7 p.m. group will discuss Murphy Fun for Families with Mrs.
•Pre-school story hour p.m. and 3 p.m.: Stars in the
“The Air We Breathe” by Andrea July 21 – Local Wildlife with Gifford Planetarium (Note: There will
Barrett. Drop-in independent
Beth Bidwell Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.: Science in be two showings due to space
The non-fiction group will participatory story time for 3- to
July 28 – Be Creative with the Summer – Drop-in hands-on limits)
meet Thursday, June 11, at 2 5-year-olds. Tuesdays at 10:30
a.m., July 7 to Aug. 11. Music with Lisa Russo science for families (grant funded •Saturday, Aug. 1, at 10
p.m. to discuss “The Big Year: A by MVLS)
Aug. 4 – Be Creative with The a.m.: Bicycle Safety – Get your
Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl •Family storytime
Tang Museum Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m.: equipment checked and join us
Obsession” by Mark Obmascik. Drop-in story fun for families Interesting Animals with Dean for some games of fun
•Writing group to start with children ages 5 and under. Davis
Scotia, •Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.:
Community members Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: July 30
Music for Pre-schoolers with
interested in forming a writing and Aug. 27. 14 Mohawk Ave.
Rotterdam Lisa Russo
group, which will begin at the •Music Fun with Lisa Russo •Family story time
Central Library this summer, are •Pre-school story times for •Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 2:30 p.m.:
Music fun for families with For children birth to 5 years
asked to e-mail Karen Bradley ages 3 to 5 : Mondays, July 6 to Beatrice Green Recycle Queen
childr en age 5 and under. old with caregiver. Fridays at
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. with clown Nancy Rosekrans
Register beginning June 22. 10 a.m.
388-4533. Informational sessions Monday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. Unders 3s (little ones with •Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 2:30
will be held in July at dates to be adult caregiver): Tuesdays, July p.m.: Wii Fun
announced. Rotterdam, 7 to Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. •Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 2:30
Niskayuna 1100 North Westcott Road •Drop-in Crafts: Mondays, p.m.: Creative Crafts with The
•Preschool story time •Under 3s Aug. 3, 10, 17, from 2 to 3:30 Tang Museum
Stories and fun for those 3 to For those under the age of 3
Glenville, 5 years old. Wednesdays at 10:15 with caregiver. Thursdays at 10
20 Glenridge Road a.m., July 8 to Aug. 12. a.m.: June 4.
•Book club •Toddler time •Preschool story hours
The book club will meet on For those ages 24 to 36 months For those ages 3 to 5. Mondays
Thursday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. and their adult caregivers. at 10 a.m. or Tuesdays at 10 JOHN FRITZE JR, JEWELER
to discuss “Sarah’s Key” by Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., July 8 a.m.
Tatiana de Rosnay. to Aug. 12. Delmar, NY
•Baby lap time
Niskayuna, For babies birth to 23 months Special programs Continuously paying the highest
2400 Nott Street East and their adult car egiver. Scotia
•Book club Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m., July All programs are on Fridays. prices for gold in the capital district.
The book club will meet on 8 to Aug. 12 •July 10 at 10:30 a.m.: Sun
Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. to
discuss: “Team of Rivals: The
Political Genius of Abraham
Lincoln” by Doris Kear ns
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Matters of Opinion Spotlight
No one cares anymore
Last week, The Spotlight asked that Capital District
residents get out and vote in the Tuesday, May 19, school
budget and school board elections.
About a ﬁfth of you did.
F. Scott Fitzgerald held the notion that human beings
had an emotional reservoir of sorts — that we were only
able to care so much and
for so long about things
before we reached a
state of “emotional bank-
ruptcy.” (He used the
phrase as the title of one
of the short stories in his
Josephine Perry series done for The Saturday Evening
In Fitzgerald’s case, the bankruptcy alluded to was
almost always that of love — characters in many of his
stories exhaust their emotional cache before meet-
ing the par tner of their dreams. We at The Spotlight
believe there is a similar drain occurring in real-life
Americans, however. We feel there is a shor tage of During World War I, the United States encouraged citizens to produce their own food to support the war effort.
concern for the significant things that occur in our
lives, or at least a grossly blurred distinction of what
is significant or insignificant — “value bankruptcy,”
if you will.
In the Capital District, less than 20 percent of the
Victory gardens get makeover
By SUSAN PEZZOLLA 2001, and they, along with White
electorate participated in the passing or failing of the
email@example.com House staff, will help the ﬁrst
budgets proposed by one of the largest taxing enti- family to tend the 1,100-square-
ties in their lives. If the trend was followed nationally The author is a horticulturist at foot garden. Organic seedlings
— and a cursor y review of national stories leads us to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, for 55 varieties of vegetables
believe that it did — fewer votes were cast in school Albany County. and herbs were started in the
board elections and budget votes on Tuesday than were The “victory gardens” of the 20 million Americans planted a Executive Mansion greenhouses.
cast in the “American Idol” ﬁnale the next night. Note early and mid 20th century are victor y garden accounting for The garden will have raised beds
that we didn’t say the number of voters was greater for about to get a makeover or at the about a third of all the vegetables fer tilized with White House
“American Idol” — we understand that the fans can very least, a re-purposing. consumed in the countr y that compost, crab meal from the
vote multiple times. Schools have a hard enough time During the ﬁrst and second year. The million-dollar question Chesapeake Bay, lime and green
getting people to vote only once. world wars, Americans were is how many Americans will plant sand. Charlie Brandts, the White
encouraged to be par t of the a victory garden in 2009? House carpenter who is also a
Does this mean that some quasi-reality-based singing war effort by growing their own In 2008, the numbers of beekeeper, will tend two hives
competition is more important than the budgets and food. Food rationing for dairy soil samples submitted to the for White House honey. All the
board members that guide our children’s schooling? products, cof fee, meats and Cornell Cooperative Extension, horticultural bases are covered.
Or does it mean that, like Fitzgerald thought, we have sugar made meal planning a Albany County lab for testing Mrs. Obama said that she
spent so much of our emotional and intellectual stock challenge both from a nutritional was way up, and 2009 seems wanted a garden to educate
on the former that we are unable to make an investment standpoint and a culinary one. to be continuing the trend. children about healthful, locally
in the latter? The war diverted people (labor) People are submitting more grown food at a time when obesity
and dollars, and so harvesting samples for ﬂower and vegetable and diabetes have become a
We’d like to hear from you on this. Contact us at news@
crops and getting them to market gardens than lawns, and that is national concern. She herself
spotlightnews.com or send mail to Spotlight Newspapers, was greatly impacted. a big turnaround from the past. has never had a garden and
125 Adams St., Delmar 12054. so she is ver y excited about
For these reasons the The calls to the help line with
We look forward to receiving letters from fewer than government encouraged people to vegetable gardening questions the experience for her and her
20 percent of you. plant victory gardens. Gardening have increased, as have calls girls. The example that this ﬁrst
became a family af fair and a about organic methods of family victor y garden sets for
way to be part of the war effort gardening. Looking at the the countr y is huge, but Mrs.
– a way to serve. In 1943 nearly gardening catalogs it is clear Obama is realistic about what
that there is more market share many families can accomplish,
devoted to vegetables than ever and she said she hopes that many
before; suddenly vegetables will eliminate processed foods
are “sexy” and taking over the and incorporate more fruits and
centerfold from the perennials. vegetables into their diets. That
change alone would be a great
Who knew there were so many
Publisher kinds of eggplant, and heirloom step towards better nutrition and
John A. McIntyre Jr. tomatoes, well, that is another better health.
chapter in the vegetable The victor y garden of 2009
diaries. may be motivated by different
In March of this year, The New factors than those of the last
York Times ran an article on the centur y; a desire to eat more
victory garden that was breaking locally, reduce a family’s carbon
Managing Editor — William R. DeVoe Advertising Representatives — Dave Hungerford, ground at the White House. Fifth- footprint, or to have more control
Copy Editor — Kristen Roberts Cyndi Robinson, John Salvione, Carol Sheldon, graders from the Bancroft School over how one’s food is grown.
Susan O’Donnell in Washington, D.C., helped the For some it may be a desire to
Editorial Paginator — Jackie Domin get back to nature or to be a
Editorial Staff — Jennifer Farnsworth, Jackie Sher Business Manager — Jennifer Deforge First turn over the ﬁrst shovels
part of nature, or perhaps it is
Sports Editor — Rob Jonas Circulation — Irene Altieri of soil for the ﬁrst victory garden
a desire to eat better for less
Classiﬁeds/Business Directory — Lynne Sims since Eleanor Roosevelt’s time in
Art Director — David Abbott money. Whatever the motivation,
Legals/Reception — Irene Altieri the White House during World
Graphic Design — Martha Eriksen those of us who have gardened
War II. The Bancroft School has
for many years welcome the
had a vegetable garden since company.
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slates open house
The Association for the
Protection of the Adirondacks
will hold an open house Friday
and Saturday, May 29 and 30,at
at 11 a.m. with a live auction of
Adirondack style furniture and
decorative items. Proceeds of the
live auction beneﬁt the programs
Town employees made
its educational center at 897 St.
David’s Lane in Niskayuna.
The public is welcome to tour
AFPA’s Center for the Forest
and services of AFPA.
Natural history hikes through
the Reist Preserve are scheduled
twice during the day. Following a
bulk pick-up successful
Preser ve and to lear n about reception from 5 to 6 p.m., there Editor, The Spotlight: mor nings to help r un the There are too many names
the organization’s programs will be “A Conversation with Early this year when program. to list here, but they need to
and ser vices to protect the Teddy Roosevelt.” Garden tours Glenville’s popular bulk trash Both members of know that we could not have
Adirondack Park and NYS Forest will be available throughout the pick up program was axed management and union run this program without them
Preserve in the Adirondack and day led by the Garden Explorer due to skyrocketing costs, we members joined me for all and I am eternally grateful to
Catskill Mountains, as well as the Garden Club of Niskayuna. were able to find a solution: four Saturdays as volunteers each one for going above and
association’s role in the history of Call April VanHeusen at 377- a much cheaper drop of f and helped residents unload beyond the call of duty.
conservation in New York State. 1452, ext. 4, to register for an program replaced the original their trash. Our employees work hard
The open house begins activity, additional information home pick up ser vice. Many spent the mor ning ever yday to make Glenville
Friday at 6 p.m. Storyteller Joe and directions. Parking is limited. The four-week program doing the heavy lifting, a great place to live and they
Doolittle opens the event with Local Niskayuna visitors who can ended Saturday, May 16, and checking residents in, and deser ve our thanks.
his “Stories from the Mountains walk or carpool are encouraged the town was able to ser vice directing traf fic. It was hard I am proud of their teamwork
and Valleys.” to do so because of a shortage of over 1,200 residents who work and a significant sacrifice and I am especially proud to
Saturday’s activities begin on-site parking. brought their bulk trash items of their personal time, but say, “I live in Glenville.”
to us for processing. they are the ones who tr uly Chris Koetzle
The ser vice was successful made this work. town councilman
for one reason: the generosity Because of their ef for t, we
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Nisky grad plans students live and study in England, $15 for early registration and $20 chicken barbecue on Saturday, live band and a period church
with numerous opportunities to on day of run includes a race T- June 6, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at service on Sunday at 10 a.m.
to study in England travel in the United Kingdom Shirt. Free Parking is available in the ﬁrehouse,112 Gordon Road, The market fair will feature
Niskayuna High School and in Europe. Since 2005 the lot north of the Holiday Inn. Rotterdam. a blend of sutlers (ar tisans
graduate Susan Wilson is one of nearly 100 students have taken Register online at www. Adult tickets ar e $8.50, and craftspeople who followed
24 Cazenovia College students advantage of the program, and valepark.org or on the day of the children 5 to 12 are $4:50, under militar y camps to sell their
selected to study at Canterbury several students have chosen race from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. 5 are free. wares).
Christ Church University post-graduate opportunities in
The public is invited . Tickets Admission is free. Hours are
(CCCU) in the United Kingdom the United Kingdom based upon
may be purchased at the door. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
during the fall semester. their study-abroad experiences. Church to hold Take-out orders are and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wilson is working toward This inter national study
a bachelor of ﬁne arts degree, experience takes place during the strawberry fest available. The Mabee Farm Historic
fall semester and is recommended Our Redeemer Lutheran Site is on Route 5S in Rotterdam
majoring in fashion design. Junction.
for the junior year. The program Church, on the cor ner Glen
Since the first gr oup of
is selective; students must have Avenue and Reynolds Street in Mabee Farm plans
Cazenovia students traveled to
CCCU in 2005, new groups have achieved a cumulative grade Scotia, will hold its 22nd annual re-enactment, market Book Corner plans
point average of 2.75 or higher at Strawberr y Fest on Saturday, Mabee Farm will host a French
become fully integrated into
Canterbur y Christ Church’s
the end of the previous academic June 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Indian War re-enactment and sale of ﬁction books
year, must be recommended by Fresh strawber ries and market fair, Saturday and Sunday, The Whitney Book Corner,
curriculum and residence life
a faculty member and the dean whipped cream will be served June 6 and 7. 600 Union St., Schenectady, will
programs ever y fall semester.
for student life, and complete an on biscuits or ice cream for a More than 100 participants hold a sale of hardcover popular
Students are accompanied by a
application process before being suggested donation of $5. In ﬁction titles from June 6 to 20.
faculty advisor from Cazenovia in period dress will turn the site
accepted into the program. addition, the youth group will run
College, who is their mentor into a military encampment with The books will sell for $1 and
during the semester. This year’s a snack bar where drinks and hot Provincials, English, French will be replenished on a regular
adviser is Eric Boyer, who has dogs will be sold. and Indians battling it out. The basis. The store is open seven
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Cazenovia since 1986. for Vale Park church at 393-5031 or go to www.
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par tnership with Canterbur y at 6:30 p.m. There will also be cannon and Sunday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
during a series of planning The new course route will
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Dutchmen seek host families for baseball players
Newly formed team children on the fundamentals of game, and they could serve as an
is Albany’s ﬁrst the game. economic generator for the area.
“The kids will have free time Some of those fans may be from
in the New York College out of town, he said, and will be
to play with them, to teach them
Baseball League how to play catch or throw a eating at restaurants, patronizing
slider,” Polsinelli said. local establishments and “having
By DAN SABBATINO a cup of coffee” at a local shop.
He said one day these players
firstname.lastname@example.org “It brings a mass of people,” he
could become professional
athletes, and the relationships said.
The Albany Dutchmen is
that are built with the host The Dutchmen are Albany’s
the area’s newest New York
family could beneﬁ t them for ﬁrst team in the league, which
Collegiate Baseball League
years. was founded in 1978.
baseball team, and it’s made up
of college talent from around the Denise Polsinelli and her Several players from
country, but without the work of husband, Fred Sr., have an added t h e N e w Yo r k C o l l e g i a t e
its front ofﬁce, and one particular stake in the team, as their son, Baseball League have gone
family from Guilderland, its Nick, is one of the pitchers. Nick pro, including pitchers
players might not have a place is the brother of general manager T im Hudson of the Atlanta
to stay. Fred Jr. Braves and Brad Lidge of
Fred Polsinelli Jr., the team’s His family said it was great the Philadelphia Phillies, and
general manager, and his mother, to have a local presence on the outfielder Hunter Pence of
Denise, who serves as the vice team, and they are happy to see the Houston Astros.
president of community relations, him playing this summer in New Jason Brinkman, chief
have worked hard to ﬁnd host York as opposed to last year, operating ofﬁcer and Guilderland
families to sponsor the traveling when he endured the harsh heat native, said Bleecker Stadium,
players. Albany Athletics manager Joe Altieri, at podium, addresses a press conference of the Great South League during located off Central Avenue in
There will be 28 college about the new Mayor’s Trophy game between the Albany Twilight League and the summer. Albany, is improved.
students from around the country the Albany Dutchmen New York Collegiate Baseball League franchise last Nick is a second-year “It’s not your dad’s Bleecker
staying at host family homes in Thursday at Bleecker Stadium. The game takes place Wednesday, June 3, student at College of Saint Stadium,” Brinkman said.
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He said the idea is to allow they will get the most exposure,” young athletes stand to gain the
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he said. most. One benefit of hosting
fabric of the community,” and He noted there are scouts a college player is that while have the prospect of thousands The season starts on Monday,
have them become integrated at ever y one of the 21 home he is not playing or practicing, of fans coming out to each home June 1.
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rather than merely spending time Polsinelli said anyone can host family and “tutoring” the
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■ Law ■ Rhythm
Tully said that under the
SCRA, if a soldier is paying
child support and earns less in
(From Page 1) the military than in his or her (From Page 1)
civilian job, the SCRA allows
Another beneﬁt is that if a the service member to go in According to Yakel, the festival
soldier is about to be deployed and petition. is featuring artists from nine
or has been relocated and is “It’s a double-edged sword,” counties in New York. They
living in an apartment under a said Tully. “The intent here is include the Ramblin Jug Stom-
lease, he or she can break the not necessarily to care for the pers, Sweet Cider and Cavana-
lease without penalty. child [in this case]. It’s to help ugh & Kavanaugh, three Capital
Tully said that his law ﬁrm the service member so that District groups with “long music
many calls Fairview Avenue, a newly
from land- “If a soldier has a right, they have the formed bluegrass band, as well
lords ask- right. The problem that the Army has as Three Quarter North, Hill
ing if they Hollow Band and Happy Balky
wrestled with is making sure soldiers will also be performing. Local
vent their are educated on all the rights that they artists such as Tom Keller, Kev-
tenants in do have.” in Wayne and Roland Vinyard, as
the mili- Retired Army Colonel Carl Pfeiffer well as duo acts, including Larry
tar y from Meyerhoff & Bailey Quinn and
breaking Emerald Dawn, will be included
their leas- in the lineup.
es when they are deployed or when he goes to Afghanistan or Yakel described the perform-
transferred. Iraq, he still has some money to ers as “family-friendly artists Members of the band Flood Road, from left to right, Chris Schultz (banjo
“The answer is no,” said buy a newspaper.” worth hearing.” Other types and guitar), J. Peter Yakel (guitar and vocals), Tom King (mandolin and
Tully. “They’re [service mem- Carl Pfeiffer, of Tully Rinck- of music that will be performed harmonica) and Pete Murphy (bass) will perform at the Rhythm on the Ridge
bers] allowed to break a lease ey PLLC and a recently retired include Appalachian mountain music festival at Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam on Saturday, June 13.
at any time for deployment,” Army colonel who served for style music, old-time country Submitted photo
even if they just signed a one- 25 years, said making soldiers and country folk tunes.
year lease on an apartment two aware of their rights under the There will be a mandolin and Doyle. going up again, we’re tr ying to
weeks prior. SCRA is important. songwriter’s workshop during Other vendors include Egg keep it in that local scene.”
In 2008, a new amendment “If a soldier has a right, they the day. Attendees are encour- Mountain Farms and a tattoo Tickets are $10 for adults
took effect allowing military have the right. The problem aged to bring along their in- artist from Pirate’s Den in Wa- and children under 12 are free
personnel to terminate cell that the Army has wrestled with struments. terford. with adult super vision. The
phone contracts for the same is making sure soldiers are edu- In addition to crafts and There will be jewelr y and festival is also sponsoring the
reason. cated on all the rights that they food, people can look for ward lawn products and vendors Regional Food Bank with a
Tully said that the law also do have,” said Pfeiffer. to photographs by local art- such as Pampered Chef and “Food Raiser.” Festival orga-
affects pending lawsuits. For When Pfeiffer was deployed ists and balloon sculptures for Bathﬁtters. nizers are encouraging visitors
example, if a soldier who has in 2005 to Iraq, he and his wife kids. “It’s a great area for families to bring along canned goods to
been deployed is being sued, continued paying rent on the Zorba’s Natural Foods will to just come out and picnic for donate at the entr y gate. Visi-
whether it is over a car accident home where they were liv- be there selling various food the day with live music. We’ll tors making a donation will re-
or divorce, the lawsuit can be ing because his wife and fam- items, as well as Lin’s Cookie have the concession opened ceive a $2 ticket discount.
held until the soldier’s return. ily stayed there while he was Creations. with hamburgers, hot dogs, For more information, visit
“That entire aspect of this away. However, he said that he “She makes homemade cotton candy,” said Doyle. http://www.mapleskiridge.
Servicemembers’ Civil Relief always had a military clause in cookies and pies and popcorns. “People are looking for things com.
Act is not common knowledge. his leases so that if he did have They’re ver y yummy, too,” said to do and with the gas prices
Certain provisions are, but the to break his lease early, he
exact details are not very well would be able to do so without
known, and that’s a shame,” any issues.
rector of the Glenville YMCA, agreements, including the Char-
said Tully. He said it’s important that said the agreement gives mem- vale Swim Club, located in Charl-
He said people are losing out soldiers aren’t penalized for not bers the opportunity to swim at ton. He said although no details
on beneﬁts that they don’t know knowing their rights. (From Page 1) an outdoor pool. She said both have been worked out yet, he
about. The SCRA also prevents For more information, Tully facilities have a lot in common thinks this pattern is a clear in-
evictions or the foreclosure of a recommends logging on to summer membership to Glen with activities and mission. dication of how private entities
soldier’s home while he or she www.military.com. Hills at a 50 percent discount. “We are very excited about the and not-for-proﬁts are looking
is deployed. On the ﬂip side, Glen Hills mem- new partnership with the Glen more at working together to of-
“They don’t have to worry bers will have access to the Hills pool. This is a great deal fer affordable choices to families
about their family getting Click it up! YMCA pool throughout the end for families to vacation close to on a budget.
thrown out on the street,” said Comment on this story and others of the summer. home for the summer. With gas The YMCA will be offering
Tully. at www.spotlightnews.com Donna Pravel, executive di- prices going up, the pool and the water aerobic classes open to
Y are great hometown vacation members and the community,
spots. On rainy days, families as well as some swim lessons
can utilize the indoor pool and at Glen Hills. The outdoor pool
gym at the Y,” said Pravel. located on Bruce Drive will be
Pravel said the Glen Hills open from June 23 through La-
pool is one of the original out- bor Day Weekend. The YMCA
door pools built in the 1950s, but indoor pool is open year round,
now that families have gotten so and swimming lessons are avail-
busy, it is a struggle for them to able to nonmembers as well.
operate as they have in the past. “It’s a bit of an experiment,
“We are hoping this relation- but one that we think is a win-
ship will be beneﬁcial for all and win situation,” said McFarland.
look forward to a lasting friend- For information, log on to the
ship,” said Pravel. Glen Hills Web site at www.glen-
McFarland said a few other hills.org and the YMCA Web
area swim clubs have contacted site at www.cdymca.org. You can
him looking to make similar also call the YMCA at 399-8118.
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Spotlight May 28, 2009 • Page 11
529 Day highlights Hard work spells success
FMS student represents daughter does at least a little bit She has little extra time to
college savings plan district at national bee of studying for the spelling bee
ever y day, and she does extra
work with her parents on the
devote to math, her mother said,
considering her regular studies
and spelling practice, so she
Friday, May 29 – 5/29 – has when your child is younger, By DAN SABBATINO
weekends. relies on her natural ability.
been designated 529 Day in then more conser vative as email@example.com
New York as a reminder to your child nears college age. Luo said she and Luxi’s father Luo said sometimes Luxi
parents, grandparents, relatives E-X-C-I-T-E-D. That’s the word quiz their daughter on a number puts in so much hard work, her
Unlike other investment
and friends of any future Luxi Peng used to describe her of different words, including ones parents have to encourage her to
plans, all the money in a
college student that a 529 feelings about her upcoming from previous rounds, to help her merely complete assignments,
529 plan grows tax-free and,
College Savings Plan is a safe, trip to Washington, D.C., to practice. rather than perfect them.
provided the money is used for
efﬁcient and economical way to acceptable college expenses participate in the Scripps National Luo said her daughter has “I think that’s her nature,” Luo
prepare for the ever-increasing –- tuition, most room and Spelling Bee from Monday, May wanted to make it to the national added.
expenses of college. board, books – withdrawals 25, to Friday, May 29. spelling bee since she was in the Farnswor th Middle School
“Every parent, friend or can be made tax-free. If the Luxi, a seventh-grader at fourth grade. Luxi said since she Teacher Deb Escobar, who
relative of a college-bound money is withdrawn and used Far nswor th Middle School, has been in the sixth grade she has worked with Luxi as a
student in New York state for noneducational expenses, took top prize at the Greater has been studying spelling every spelling coach, said she has an
should be aware of the merits the earnings are taxed as Capital Region Spelling Bee held day, sometimes for as much as “outstanding work ethic.”
of a 529 college savings plan. So ordinary income and usually Monday, March 16, at Proctors. two hours, in addition to her “She sets challenging but
we created a day to highlight the incur a 10 percent federal She is the first Guilderland regular schoolwork. achievable goals. She chunks
features of this unique saving penalty tax. student to win that honor. “She’s ver y talented, but work down into manageable
vehicle,” said Alba Martinez, Many 529 plans, including Luxi said it is harder to study she’s also a hard worker,” Luo portions so that she can make
principal at The Vanguard New York’s, feature a state for the national spelling bee said. “She’s very excited about a great deal of progress and
Group, which manages all income tax deduction on because there is no particular set this. She’s talented, has a good doesn’t get overwhelmed. We
the assets of New York’s 529 contributions. In New York, of words that will be featured in memory and understanding.” have been meeting for a couple
College Savings Program. for instance, account owners the competition, like there was Luxi is also on the math team, of hours about once a week,”
Every 529 plan has been can deduct up to $5,000 a year for the regional tournament. her mother said, and she is the Escobar said.
designed by its state as a ($10,000 for married couples “There are 467,000 words in eighth-ranked math student in Escobar said she made
ﬁnancial vehicle speciﬁcally to ﬁling jointly) from their state the dictionary, and it could be any the Capital District. Her team is ﬂashcards with published lists
save for college. In all cases, income tax return –- ever y one of them,” she said. in ﬁrst place. of words. She said she includes
the money put into 529s is year they have an account. At Proctors, there was a list
invested. And in many cases, “Obviously, account owners of “only” 1,200 words that were
the account owner can choose are most driven to open a 529 in play, she said.
from a range of investment account by their desire to She said for the national
options, choosing the one assist their children with competition, it’s not a matter of
that most closely fits their The City School District of Albany is seeking a dynamic leader with exceptional leadership and
college expenses. But we’ve memorization, but of learning managerial skills, as well as demonstrated success in working with urban children and youth.
investment strategy and risk obser ved that those states the rules.
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every state has an age-based “I’m tr ying to get a feel for Salary Range: $103,188 - $126,542 commensurate with experience.
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She said learning homophones Application closing date is June 19, 2009.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
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By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN slowed down.”
email@example.com He never considered
leaving the Air Force, he
said. The way he looked
hen Barry at it, the Vietnam War
Bridger was wasn’t about him.
a prisoner “It was about liberty,”
of war in the he said, adding that the
infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” it Vietnamese “would love
was common to ﬁnd rats, to be free.”
snakes and tarantulas in He said he’s
his cell. immensely grateful for
He and other Americans the freedom we enjoy in
suffered heat rash from this country and for the
the searing sun. When the example of those who
temperatures dipped, they fought for that freedom.
were denied blankets. Their resilience was
Bridger said that never far from his mind
kind of abuse paled in when he was in prison.
comparison to the torture “It’s a desperate type
the soldiers endured from of environment that can
their captors, who were crush your mind and
“breaking bones, ripping spirit,” he said. “We
Retired Lt. Col. Barry Bridger give a talk survived because of those
about his experience as a prisoner of war in who had gone before us.
Bridger’s spirit, though, Hanoi, Vietnam.
never was broken. In the The men and women who
Airman 1st Class Barry Loo/Submitted photo built this country endured
face of such horror, he was
struck by the way soldiers a tremendous amount of
looked out for one another. tribulation.”
They would do anything to Bridger believes “the
help a man in need, even if right values will take care
it meant facing more time of you” and hopes people
in the torture chamber. His will put more emphasis
time in Hanoi left Bridger on living lives of integrity
deeply impressed by the than on getting rich or
strength of the human climbing the ladder at
spirit, of what compassion work. If they do that, he
and faith can do to sustain predicted, they will live
a man. Former prisoner of war shares the lessons he learned in Vietnam’s ‘Hanoi Hilton’ the kind of life he has
These days, Bridger enjoyed – one “ﬁlled with
travels the country spreading probably killed. Bridger believes the initial the Vietnamese’s best efforts to peace and joy.”
that message. On Tuesday, June Inside the plane, Bridger treatment could have been cut off communication, and they Bridger’s trip to Saratoga
2, he will be in Saratoga Springs knew he had to act quickly to worse if not for how he and his refused to give up hope even is sponsored by two local
at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Hilton stay alive. Closing his eyes, he co-pilot carried themselves. as their captors told them their businesswomen, Mary Becker
City Center, sharing the story of pulled the ejection lever. “I kept my head up,” he said, country had turned on them and of First Command Financial
his captivity and the lessons he The weather was bad – so ﬁguring that an air of conﬁdence forgotten them. They leaned on Services and Kimberly Harbour
learned Admission is free. bad that he says it was a mistake was his best defense. their faith. of Weichert Realtors Northeast
Bridger was a 26-year-old to be in the air that day. But Bridger had landed only 600 “I was amazed at how closely Group.
pilot in the Air Force when weather reports weren’t as feet from Hoa Lo Prison, where we shared values,” Bridger said. “We want to give back to
his plane was shot down sophisticated as they are today. he was quickly taken. When he was released from the community, to the military
over North His time prison, he was 33. Upon his people,” Harbour said, noting
Vietnam in at the prison, return to the United States, he that a large military crowd is
1967. Moments which soldiers quickly resumed his Air Force expected.
earlier, sarcastically career, working hard to make Seating is limited, so Harbour
Bridger had dubbed up for the years of training and encouraged people to call her at
seen a missile the “Hanoi work he had missed. 727-2622 to reserve a seat. The
heading for Hilton,” can be “I put my head down and Hilton is at 534 Broadway in
his plane and split into two took off,” he said. “I never Saratoga Springs.
knew a second parts, he said.
one could be As the war
following, since wound down,
the Soviets a “live and let
often sent live” policy
one missile to pervaded
distract pilots, the prison.
then hit them Captors didn’t
with another. spend too
So as much time
Bridger ﬂew Barry Bridger was a 26-year-old pilot in the Air Force when his plane bothering the
out of the way was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967. Today, he travels the country prisoners, who
of the ﬁrst talking about his experience as a prisoner of war. gathered in
missile, he small groups
stayed alert for a second one. When Bridger bailed on his and talked.
By the time he saw it, though, plane, he fell through several Before that, though, the
it was too late. He glimpsed the layers of clouds. When he soldiers were subject to
missile in his mirror just as it landed, he couldn’t see. unspeakable abuse. Bridger
ripped through the back of the I thought, “Great. I was shot said it would take the better
plane. down and now I’m blind,” he part of a day to recount what
There was a deafening said. exactly he and other prisoners
explosion. Chunks of the plane It turned out that his helmet – one of his cellmates was future
caught ﬁre and fell off. The had simply fallen over his head. presidential candidate John
control panel went haywire. When he pushed it off, he saw McCain – endured.
“Every light in the airplane chaos. But the torture is not his
went off,” Bridger said. “They immediately started lasting memory of Vietnam.
Word would later reach shooting at me as I came out of Instead, he thinks back on how
Bridger’s hometown in North the clouds,” he said. the soldiers pulled together.
Carolina that the missile had None of the bullets hit They would try to extend their
scored a direct hit. Bridger him. But the angry mob of time in the torture chamber to
would be listed as missing in Vietnamese who surrounded spare the next man. They found
action, with a note that he was him did, beating him with shoes. ways to communicate despite
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Springs, $12 caffe members, $15 general
Arts & Entertainment
through May 31; “Repetitive Nature,” in Got Talent?” competition July 14-16. In- COLONIE CENTENNIAL SIENA CHAMBER
Theater public. Information, 583-0022. Concourse A gallery; “Air Craft,” photos
by Jeffrey Milstein; plus site-speciﬁc in-
formation, 885-5604. BRASS CHOIR ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
STEVE SCARLATTA AND ROB JONAS SARATOGA ARTS Openings for brass players, rehearsals Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for or-
stallations by Larry Kagan and Cara Nigro, on ﬁrst Thursday and third Tuesday of the chestra, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for choir,
CAMILLE Two singer-songwriters, May 30, 7 p.m., as well as installations by Anthony Gar- Seeking local artists and ﬁne crafters to
month, at 7:15 p.m., town hall, Route 9, Siena College, Route 9, Loudonville. In-
Presented by Classic Theater Guild, 440 Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., Al- ner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy display their works at its downtown gallery
Newtonville. Information, 783-2760. formation, 783-2325.
Upstairs at Proctors. 440 State St.,. Sche- bany, free. Information, 512-5100. Klepsch and Victoria Palermo. Informa- shop. Information, Adrianna Flax 584-
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students/seniors $12. Information, 346- Bluegrass quintet, May 30, 8 p.m., Caffe ALBANY CENTER GALLERY
Openings in mixed chorus, rehearsals French horn, trombone, ﬂute and bass
6204. Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, $12 “Works on Paper: Gabe Brown, Ingrid Holding open auditions for October pro-
Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Reformed drum players, rehearsals Friday at 9 a.m.,
caffe members, $15 general public. Infor- Ludt and Yvonne Welch,” through July duction of Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca,”
HIGH SOCIETY Church, Route 146, Guilderland. Informa- Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clifton
mation, 583-0022. 3, 39 Columbia St., Albany. Information, roles for seven men and three women age
tion, 861-8000. Common, Clifton Park. Information, 372-
Old-time musical favorite, presented by 462-4775. 20-79, June 2 and 4, 7:15 p.m., Schenect-
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Openings in women’s singing group, fo-
through Sundays, $26-$28. Information, a look at some of the most memorable Ballet Russes exhibit, “On Broadway,”
UPPER UNION STREET BID cusing on old favorites and show tunes, Male singing group, training provided, re-
392-9292. songs from Broadway musicals, May 31, 3 chronicling the progression of dance on rehearsals Tuesday mornings at Delmar hearsals at Faith United Methodist Church,
p.m., Gowana Middle School Auditorium, Broadway, and ongoing exhibits, 99 South Seeking artists for its annual Strawberry
OVER THE TAVERN Reformed Church, Delaware Avenue, Del- Brandywine Avenue and Eastern Parkway,
Shenendehowa Central School campus, Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information, Fest & Art Show June 20. Information,
mar. Information, 439-2360. Schenectady, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Infor-
Tom Dudzick play, presented by Cur- Clifton Park, free. Information, 371-6651. 584-2225. Jane Rothﬁeld 522-7445 or janeroth-
tain Call Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road, ﬁeld@nycap.rr.com. A CAPPELLA
Latham, through May 30, $20. Informa- SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM RIVER VALLEY CHORUS
New, informal, coed a cappella group in
tion, 877-7529. Poetry “The Syracuse Mile,” featuring two of the MOP AND BUCKET COMPANY
Delmar, for adults and teens 16 and older. Sweet Adelines group based in Niskayuna
central New York’s famous stock cars, plus Holding auditions for a substitute accom-
SHEAR MADNESS Information, 439-0130. is looking for women to join group. Infor-
BILL WUNDER ongoing exhbits including "East of Detroit" panist to provide music for its improvised
Wacky whodunit set in a hairstyling salon and New York racing, 110 Avenue of the comedy shows. Information, contact Mi-
The 2004 Poet Laureate of Bucks County,
and where the audience helps solve the Pines, Saratoga Springs. Information, chael Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Caffe
mystery, presented by Capital Repertory 587-1935, ext. 20. or Kat Koppett at email@example.com.
Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs $3.
Theatre, 111 North Pearl St., Albany, June
Information, 583-0022. BROOKSIDE MUSEUM CAPITALAND CHORUS
5-28. Information, 445-7469.
“Greg Klein Art Exhibit,” featuring paintings Openings for all voice parts for women
TAMING THE WILD, WILD WEST of the Saratoga County countryside and fa- who love to sing and perform, rehearsals
IN A DRESS Visual Arts miliar landmarks, through the end of June; are at 7 p.m. Thursdays at New Covenant
Billy St. John western comedy, presented plus “A Few Lines to Let You Know: Letters Presbyterian Church, corner of Orlanso
by the Footlighters, Jean DeLollo Theater, ARTS CENTER of the Civil War,” through Sept. 4, 6 Charlton and Western avenues, Albany. Informa-
Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 OF THE CAPITAL REGION St., Ballston Spa. Information, 885-4000. tion, 785-3567.
Ridge Place, Latham, June 5-6 and 12-13, “Signs of Change: Social Movement Cul-
advance tickets adults $8, children under TANG TEACHING MUSEUM ALBANY CIVIC THEATER
tures 1960-Now,” through June 5; “Explo-
12 $5; door prices adults $9, children un- rations in Art,” through June 5; 265 River AND GALLERY Seeking original works for its July Play-
der 12 $6. Information, 339-8241. St., Troy. Information, 273-0052. “Oliver Herring: Me Us Them,” through wrights Showcase, no ﬁlm scripts, mono-
June 14; “Elevator Music 14: Lucky Drag- logues, musicals or children’s plays. Mail
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM ons,” through July 12; “Tim Rollinsand a copy of the text to Albany Civic Theater,
Music “Beneath the City: An Archeological Per- K.O.S.: A History,” through Aug. 30; Skid- P.O. Box 6172, Albany 12206.
spective of Albany,” ongoing; plus per- more College, 815 North Broadway, Sara- TANGO FUSION DANCE COMPANY
CRUMBS NITE OUT manent collections on the 9/11 recovery toga Springs. Information, 580-8080.
effort, New York state history and geogra- Auditioning professional dancers by ap-
Featuring local roots-rock band Railbird, CLARK ART INSTITUTE pointment at Arthur Murray Dance Studio,
phy, Empire State Plaza, Madison Avenue.
May 28, 7 p.m., WAMC Performing Arts “Second Empire Paris: History and Mo- 75 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs. In-
Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, free. In- dernity,” through June 21; 225 South St., formation, 306-4173.
formation, 465-5233, ext. 4. ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART Williamstown, Mass. Information, (413) ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY
GEORGE MUSCATELLO DUO “Hudson Valley: Spanning the Banks,” 458-9545.
photographs by Harry Wilks, through June Seeking artists working in soft pastels for
Troy-native jazz guitarist, May 28, 7 p.m., THE HYDE COLLECTION regional juried exhibition that opens on
7; “Hudson River Panorama: 400 Years of
Stockade Inn, 1 North Church St., Sche- “Old Master Prints from the Sparling May 22 at Tom Myott Gallery, deadline for
History, Art and Culture,” through Jan. 3,
nectady, free Information, 346-3400. Family Collection,” through June 21; 161 entries is April 1 . Also seeking new artists
2010; plus “The Folk Spirit of Albany: Folk
PAT DICESARE TRIO Art from the Colletcion of the Albany In- North Warren St., Glens Falls. Information, that work in pastels, meetings are the ﬁrst
stitute of History and Art” and exhibits on 792-1761. Tuesday of every month at the Dave Fran-
Swing music, May 29, 7 p.m., Stockade cis Gallery, the Shirt Factory, Glens Falls.
Inn, 1 North Church St., Schenectady, free Hudson River School painting, American
ARKELL MUSEUM Programs, artist demonstrations and exhi-
Information, 346-3400. sculpture and the history of Albany, 125
Washington Ave. Information, 463-4478. “Arkell’s Inspiration: the Marketing of bitions are planned throughout the year.
MARK ZANE Beech-Nut and Art for the People,” ongo- Information, 793-9309 or 793-9350.
SCHENECTADY MUSEUM ing; Canajoharie. Information, 673-2314.
Indie folk rock, May 29, 7 p.m., Emack and DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, free. Spirit of Schenectady, collection highlights
and planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights. In- Openings in the string, horn and percus-
formation, 382-7890. Call for Artists sion sections. Information, 439-7749.
JAMES LEE STANLEY COLONIE TOWN BAND
& JOHN BATDORF ALBANY AIRPORT GALLERY SARATOGA COUNTY FAIR
“A Remarkable Past: Object of Outlandish Several openings, rehearsals on Mondays
Veteran singer-songwriters, May 29, 8 Seeking singers, dancers, comedians, at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, Route 9, Newton-
p.m., Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Purpose and Astonishing Conﬁguration,” jugglers and more performers for “Who’s ville. Information, 783-2760.
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Rae, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled OF LIMITED LIABILITY mation of Sunnyside Media, Purpose: to engage in any Limited Liability Company: address within or without
with Secy. of State of NY COMPANY. NAME: DAY- LLC, a limited liability compa- lawful act. Name: RAY TECH HEALTH the State of New York to
(SSNY) on 3/23/09. Ofﬁce LEGAL NOTICE MARCON LLC. Articles of ny, established to engage in LJ-21018 LLC, Articles of Organization which the Secretary of the
location: Schenectady Co. Organization were ﬁled with any lawful purpose. Sunny- (May 28, 2009) ﬁled with the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of
SSNY designated as agent SMJ Gateway, LLC The the Secretary of State of New side Media, LLC, is located State of New York (SSNY) any process against the lim-
of LLC upon whom process name of the limited liability York (SSNY) on 12/19/08, in Schenectady County and under NY Sec 206 on April ited liability company served
against it may be served. company is “SMJ Gateway, with an existence date of maintains a postal address LEGAL NOTICE 03,2009; Office location: upon him is: KB Engineering
SSNY shall mail process to: LLC.” The date the Articles 01/01/2009. Office loca- of 123 Saratoga Road #148, Schenectady County. SSNY & Consulting, PLLC c/o Kurt
The LLC, c/o Kevin Laurenty, of Organization were filed tion: Schenectady County. Glenville, NY 12302. The Notice of formation of Green has been designated as Bedore, PE, 89 Kingsbury
501 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY with the Secretary of State SSNY has been designated Articles of Organization were Castle Properties, LLC. Ar- agent of the LLC upon whom Rd. Burnt Hills, NY 12027.
12302. Purpose: any lawful of the State of New York was as agent of the LLC upon ﬁled with the Secretary of ticles of Org. ﬁled with N.Y. process against it may be The purpose of the busi-
activities. April 8, 2009. The County whom process against it State on March 6, 2009 The Sec. of State (SSNY) on served. SSNY shall mail a ness of the professional
LJ-20912 within the State in which the may be served. SSNY shall Secretary of State is desig- 1/16/09 Ofﬁce in Schenect- copy of process to: C/O RAY limited liability company is
(May 28, 2009) ofﬁce of the limited liability mail a copy of process to the nated as agent for service ady County. National Reg- TECH HEALTH LLC, 1572 for any lawful business pur-
company is to be located is LLC, c/o Patrick Treffiletti, of process upon Sunnyside istered Agents, Inc. is Agent Dean Street, Niskayuna, NY pose including engineering.
Schenectady County. The 1059 Lamplighter Road, Ni- Media, LLC. of LLC upon whom process 12309. Purpose: Any Lawful Counsel for the Company:
LEGAL NOTICE Secretary of the State of skayuna, New York 12309. LJ-20993 may be served. NRA shall Purpose. Latest date opon The Dalton Law Firm, LLC
New York has been desig- Purpose: For any lawful (May 28, 2009) mail process to LLC. 1014 which LLC is to dissolve: No 110 Spring Street Suite 101
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HPC nated as agent of the limited purpose. Union Street. Schenectady, speciﬁc date. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Construction Services, LLC. liability company upon whom LJ-20940 NY 12308. Purpose any LJ-21046 518-587-9600
Authority ﬁled with Secy. of process against it may be (May 28, 2009) LEGAL NOTICE lawful activity. (May 28, 2009) LJ-21095
State of N.Y. (SSNY) on April served. The post ofﬁce ad- LJ-21019
6, 2009. LLC formed in Con- dress within or without the Please take notice that the (May 28, 2009)
(May 28, 2009)
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Ofﬁce location: Schenectady the Secretary of the State known as D & B WILDLIFE
County. Street address: 3 Co- shall mail a copy of any Notice of Qualification of CONTROL SOLUTIONS, NOTICE OF FORMATION LEGAL NOTICE
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SSNY designated as agent ability company served upon VICES CORPORATION, that its Articles of organiza- NOTICE OF FORMATION ED LIABILITY COMPANY OF LIMITED LIABILITY
of LLC upon whom process him is: SMJ Gateway, LLC, LLC. Authority filed with tion were ﬁled with the New OF LIMITED LIABILITY (LLC). COMPANY. NAME: LIVING
against it may be served. 205 Swaggertown Rd, Glen- Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) York State Secretary of State COMPANY (LLC) The name Name: TRIANGLE CON- STONE BUILDERS, LLC.
SSNY shall mail process to: ville, New York 12302. The on 04/02/09. Ofﬁce location: on April 20, 2009. The of- of the LLC is Wade Tech STRUCTION NORTHEAST, Articles of Organization were
c/o LLC, 53 Lake Ave. EXT, purpose of the business of Schenectady County. LLC fice of the limited liability Solutions LLC. The Articles LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of
Danbury, CT 06811. Ofﬁce the limited liability company formed in Delaware (DE) company is to be located in of Organization of the LLC ﬁled with NY Secretary of State of New York (SSNY)
address of LLC in jurisdiction is for real estate holdings and on 08/18/08. Principal of- Schenectady County and the were ﬁled with the Secretary State, May 7, 2009. Purpose: on 03/06/07. Office loca-
of organization: 53 Lake Ave., any other lawful business ﬁce of LLC: 1737 Union St., New York State Secretary of of State on Feb. 2, 2009. to engage in any lawful act or tion: Schenectady County.
EXT, Danbury, CT 06811. purpose. Counsel for the Ste. 472, Schenectady, NY State shall mail a copy of The purpose of the LLC is activity. Office: in Sche- SSNY has been designated
Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Su- Company: The Dalton Law 12309. LLC agrees to use ﬁc- any process against it served to engage in any lawful act nectady County. Secretary as agent of the LLC upon
san Bysiewicz, Secretary of Firm, LLC 110 Spring Street titious name of WLSC, LLC upon him or her is 2090 Wolf or activity. The ofﬁce of the of State is agent for process whom process against it
State, State of Connecticut, Suite 101 Saratoga Springs, while conducting business Hollow Road, Scotia, New LLC is to be located in Sche- against LLC and shall mail may be served. SSNY shall
30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT NY 12866 518-587-9600 in NY. SSNY designated as York 12302. The purpose nectady County. The Secre- copy to 441 Saratoga Road, mail a copy of process to
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ness permitted under law. (May 28, 2009) process against it may be in any business or any other the agent of the LLC upon LD-21074 Road, Duanesburg, New
LJ-20914 served. SSNY shall mail lawful purpose, act or activity whom process against the (May 28, 2009) York 12056. Purpose: For
(May 28, 2009) process to the LLC, 129 for which limited liability com- LLC may be served. The any lawful purpose.
LEGAL NOTICE Killarney Dr., Niskayuna, NY panies may be organized. Secretary of State of New LJ-21129
12309-1460. DE address of The limited liability company York shall mail a copy of any LEGAL NOTICE
LLC: c/o Corporation Service (May 28, 2009)
LEGAL NOTICE Name: WESTNEY’S WEST- shall continue indefinately Process against the LLC to
VIEW FARM, LLC. Articles of Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., until disolution by mutual Eric Wade, 1710 Rugby Rd, LANI RESIDENTIAL PROP-
Gateway Restaurant, LLC Organization ﬁled with Sec- Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE agreement of all members. Schenectady, NY 12309 ERTIES, LLC NOTICE OF
The name of the limited li- 19808. Arts. of Org. filed FORMATION OF LLC LANI LEGAL NOTICE
retary of State of New York LJ-20994 LJ-21029
ability company is “Gateway (SSNY) on 3/17/09. County with DE Secy. of State, Div. (May 28, 2009) (May 28, 2009) RESIDENTIAL PROPER- K & G RENTALS, LLC Ar-
Restaurant, LLC.” The date location: Schenectady. Prin- of Corps., John G. Townsend TIES, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed ticles of Org. ﬁled NY Sec.
the Articles of Organization cipal business location is Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, with NYS Dept. of State 2-2- of State (SSNY) 5/8/09.
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York was April 6, 2009. The as agent of LLC upon whom LJ-20972 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SI- nated as agent upon whom upon whom process may
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which the ofﬁce of the lim- served. SSNY shall mail LIMITED LIABILITY COM- Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2304
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which the Secretary of the LEGAL NOTICE nated as agent of LLC upon
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process against the limited BROWN SPECIALTY PARTS, it may be served. SSNY shall act or activity. be served. SSNY shall mail professional limited liability notech International, LLC.
liability company served upon LLC Articles of Org. ﬁled NY mail process to: Richard G. LJ-20998 process to c/o Corporation company is “KB Engineer- Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY
him is: Gateway Restaurant, Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/9/09. Della Ratta, 147 Barrett St., (May 28, 2009) Service Co., 80 State St., ing & Consulting, PLLC.” Dept. of State on 5/1/09.
LLC, 205 Swaggertown Rd, Ofﬁce in Schenectady Co. Schenectady, NY 12305. IL Albany, NY 12207-2543. The date the Ar ticles of Ofﬁce location: Schenectady
Glenville, New York 12302. SSNY desig. agent of LLC address of LLC: c/o Gary P. DE address of LLC: 2711 Organization were ﬁled with County. Sec. of State des-
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restaurant operations and Ln., Scotia, NY 12302, which IL Secy. of State, 501 South OF JAKEN GROUP LLC, of State, 401 Federal St., within the State in which the process to the principal busi-
any other lawful business is also the principal business 2nd St., Rm. 328, Spring- Arts. of Org. ﬁled with SSNY Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: ofﬁce of the limited liability ness address: 1063 Merlin
purpose. Counsel for the location. Purpose: Any lawful ﬁeld, IL 62756. Purpose: any on 04/21/09. Off. Loc.: Sche- Any lawful activity. company is to be located is Dr., Niskayuna, NY 12309.
Company: The Dalton Law purpose. lawful act or activity. nectady County, SSNY des- LJ-21040 Schenectady County. The Purpose: any lawful activity.
Firm, LLC 110 Spring Street LJ-20927 LJ-20973 ignated as agent of LLC (May 28, 2009) Secretary of the State of New LJ-21142
Suite 101 Saratoga Springs, (May 28, 2009) (May 28, 2009) upon whom process against York has been designated as (May 28, 2009)
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Page 18 • May 28, 2009 Spotlight
GymRat is a showcase
AAU players invade “The waiting list is usually to the level of talent that we have
between 70 and 100 teams,” said around here,” said City Rocks
Capital District Kmack. “This year’s waiting list 15U coach Michael Beadnell.
was at 83 teams.”
hoping to impress What determines which teams
The primary reason so many
teams want to get into the GymRat
get in and which teams don’t is Challenge is because it’s one of
By ROB JONAS simply how quickly coaches ﬁll the earliest chances high school-
email@example.com out their registration forms. age players have to impress
What does it take to run one “We don’t reser ve space for college scouts. Kmack said more
of the largest AAU basketball anybody,” said Kmack. “There’s than 120 college coaches and
tour naments in the United too much demand for that.” scouting publications were in
States? Ballston Blizzards coach David attendance for the tournament,
Ask GymRat Challenge DeNofio didn’t waste any time which helped launch the careers
tournament director John Kmack registering his team for this of such NBA players as Emeka
– that is, if you can get him to sit year’s tournament, especially Okafor, Joakim Noah and Michael
still for more than ﬁve minutes. after getting shut out of last year’s Beasley.
“We have a great staff, and event. “It’s college scouts – that’s the
most of my senior staff has been “We were the first team to entire reasoning to get into (the
with me since the beginning,” register,” said DeNoﬁo. “We were tournament),” said DeNoﬁo, who
said Kmack. “They understand desperate because we didn’t want has several players from Ballston
the importance of every detail, no to be on a waiting list. So, we Spa and South Glens Falls on his
matter how big or small.” registered in January.” squad – schools that, on their
Kmack needs a staff that he can The Blizzar ds wer e one own, would not see many college
rely on. The GymRat Challenge of approximately 20 Capital coaches at their regular season
takes over every basketball court District teams that played in the games. “To get these kids in
Siena College, Union College tournament. The Albany City front of scouts at this time is very
and the University at Albany Rocks, Capital District Raptors important.”
can of fer as 212 AAU teams and the Schenectady AAU club But as much as the tournament
from around the Northeast and each had multiple representatives can help a player advance his
parts of Canada converge on the scattered throughout the three basketball career, it can also
Capital District for the two-day age groups (17-and-under, 16-and- show a player how difﬁcult the
tournament on Memorial Day under and 15-and-under). competition can be since so
weekend. And those 212 teams “This area has some great many other players are vying for
New Heights player Mark York soars through trafﬁc on his way to the represent only a percentage of talent, and things like the City scholarships.
basket during a game against Metro Boston at last weekend’s GymRat the teams interested in playing Rocks and events like the GymRat
Challenge AAU tournament at Siena College. Rob Jonas/Spotlight in the event. really help open up people’s eyes ■ GymRat Page 19
Nisky ports From the
ﬁnals Support local
The Niskayuna girls lacrosse
team aimed for its third consecu-
tive Section II, Class B title
Wednesday when it played Averill
Park at the University at Albany. A few thoughts I need to get
The Silver Warriors (8-8) ad- onto paper this week:
vanced to the ﬁnals with a 15-4 • I want you to go out and
semifinal victor y over Bur nt suppor t our area New York
Hills-Ballston Lake last Thursday Collegiate Baseball League teams
in Niskayuna. this summer.
The game was closer than the There are now four teams
score appeared. The Spartans within driving distance of most
were within striking distance Capital District residents – the
midway through the second Amsterdam Mohawks, the Glens
half before the Silver Warriors Falls Golden Eagles, the Saratoga
scored the ﬁnal seven goals of Phillies and the new Albany
the game. Dutchmen. Ticket prices are
Emily Ryan and Kayla Treanor all $5 or less (the Phillies take
each scored four goals, and goal- donations instead of admission),
tender Katie Tiscione stopped and you’re likely to see some
13 shots for Niskayuna. Caleigh Section II alumni on the ﬁeld (the
O’Brien contributed two goals. Phillies alone have ﬁve former
Sarah Glowa tallied twice for Section II standouts).
BH-BL, which ﬁnished the season Mor e impor tantly, these
with a 7-11 record. teams are made up of loads
Averill Park reached the Sec- of collegiate players who are
tional ﬁnals with a 16-5 victory over spending two months far from
Scotia-Glenville last Thursday. home with only part-time jobs or
The Warriors (11-6) jumped out internships to help supplement
to an 8-1 halftime lead and never their stay (players can’t be paid for
looked back. participating in the league, due to
NCAA regulations). Fortunately,
Sara Cowan scored ﬁve goals, they are housed by area families
and Morgan Will added four goals who are kind enough to open their
for Averill Park, which lost to homes to them. And they play like
Niskayuna in last year’s Sectional their lives depended on it.
I realize that some of you are
Rachel Feirer had two goals feeling the effects of the economic
Niskayuna’s Elizabeth Halayko charges upﬁeld with the ball during last Thursday’s Section II, Class B semiﬁnal and an assist for Scotia-Glenville,
game against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Rob Jonas/Spotlight which ﬁnished with a 9-7 record. ■ Support Page 19
Spotlight May 28, 2009 • Page 19
■ Support having any Empire State Games
events to cover this summer. I
always look for ward to when
year’s event in Poughkeepsie
have other options. And I’ll bet
those options will be around next
■ GymRat disappointed his team couldn’t
reach the 17U playoff round, but
he was satisﬁed with his team’s
(From Page 18) then rosters are released and year, if the Empire State Games (From Page 18) 2-1 record in pool play.
crunch and aren’t going out to then going through all the results don’t come back. “People have to remember “We just wanted to be up
sporting events as often as you (and believe me, there are a lot • Making it as a professional how hard it is to be a (NCAA) against the top teams. It wasn’t
had in the past. But trust me: of them) to ﬁnd out how our area tennis player is very difﬁcult, but I Division I player,” said Kmack. about wins,” said DeNoﬁo. “It was
you’ll have a lot of fun seeing athletes did. think Gansevoort’s Matt Kandath “These events allow them to unbelievable beating teams from
these guys give it their all. For tunately, track athletes has a chance to do it. excel, but it can also be a reality Long Island and Boston.”
This is not to say you can’t also will have an alternative event to Not only did Kandath win check for both the kids and the It’s the high level of competition
go to a Tri-City ValleyCats game attend this summer. The Empire his third consecutive Section II parents.” and the opportunity to play in front
or see the Albany Firebirds this State Liber ty Tour Track and singles title last week, the Albany “For a lot of these kids, it’s a of college scouts that will keep
summer. Just don’t forget the Field Series – founded by Ballston Academy senior did so in the real eye opener,” said Beadnell. drawing teams to the GymRat
college kids in town sharpening Lake resident Anthony Mills four same fashion that he won every “I’m (also) trying to get these kids Challenge.
their baseball skills. years ago – is adding a statewide other area high school match he to a super sophomores camp this “The biggest (reason for the
event the last weekend in July competed in – straight sets. Not summer so they can see where event’s success) is people respond
• As a follow-up to that last
(traditionally when the Empire many tennis players across the they stack up.” to quality,” said Kmack. “We
item, here’s a list of Section II
State Games takes place) in country can claim that feat. spent two years in research and
alumni who will be playing in the The competition was fierce
Queensbury. Then, there’s the college development before we launched
NYCBL this season: at the GymRat Challenge.
Amsterdam Mohawks – Dave Much like the Empire Kandath has committed to Beadnell’s 15U City Rocks squad the event 12 years ago, and it’s
Filak (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/ State Games, the Liberty Tour – Stanfor d University. The was seeded second in the playoff paid off.”
Oneonta State) championships will have divisions northern California institution round after winning its four-team “They don’t get to see
for high school, collegiate and has developed some of the top pool, but they were upset in the competition like this, especially
Albany Dutchmen – Nick adult competitors, but it will American professional tennis quarterﬁnals by the No. 7 seed. in this area,” said DeNoﬁo.
Polsinelli (Guilderland/College also have a youth division. players over the years including “The hard thing that you face
of Saint Rose) And in another departure from Siena College and the
John McEnroe and Jonathan at the GymRat is that you have to
Elmira Pioneers – Aaron Sapp the Olympic-styled Empir e Stark. Getting a scholarship to University at Albany will be busy
(Niskayuna/Ithaca College) play back-to-back games,” said again in two weeks, as the fourth-
State Games, there will be six compete at Stanford is a ver y Beadnell. “We were able to win
Glens Falls Golden Eagles “signature events” where there big deal. annual Girls GymRat Challenge
our ﬁrst-round (playoff) game, takes place June 12 and 13. More
– Zach Kraham (Chatham/ will be prize money for the top Nothing in pro tennis is a but then we ran out of gas.” than 130 teams are scheduled to
University at Albany) three ﬁnishers. sure bet, though. Kandath could DeNoﬁo said he was a little take part in the two-day event.
Mohawk Valley Diamond Track athletes won’t be the graduate from Stanford in 2013
Dawgs – Adam Cutspec (Fort only ones who have alternatives and decide to focus on another
Plain/UAlbany) to the Empire State Games this career ﬁeld. He could pursue a
Saratoga Phillies – Zach
Hartman (Ballston Spa/Siena),
summer. Lacrosse players have
various tournaments around the
pro career and fall ﬂat. Mohon offers basketball camp
Still, I think Kandath has a
Tom Kahnle (Shaker/L ynn state, baseball players still have good shot at being competitive in The annual Mohonasen Skills, by Mohonasen varsity boys
University), Patrick Reardon their Connie Mack and Mickey the pro ranks. After all, winning Drills & Defense basketball camp basketball coach Ken Dagostino
(Troy/RPI) and Br yan Rose Mantle state tournaments to look ever y career Sectional singles takes place June 29 to July 3 at and assistant coach John
(Columbia/Kentucky) for ward to and soccer players match in straight sets over a Mohonasen High School. Karbowski.
If any names have been left off have many events to play in. three-year period takes a special There are two sessions per day. The cost for each week-long
this list, let me know by e-mail at The Empire State Games will be talent. The ﬁrst session (1 to 3 p.m.) is session is $70 per player.
firstname.lastname@example.org. missed, but at least many athletes • Finally, a quick prediction for boys entering grades 4, 5 and For application information,
• It’s going to be weird not who would have competed at this about the NBA playoffs – they’ll 6. The second session (3:30 to call the Mohonasen High School
end before Brett Favre announces 5:30 p.m.) is for boys entering athletic ofﬁce at 356-8270 or visit
his true intentions for the 2009 grades 7, 8 and 9. the school’s Web site at www.
Got sports news? NFL season. Both sessions are r un mohonasen.org.
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E nough is enough.
Firing one-third of the Times-Union’s reporting staff and outsourcing the work means
one-third less paper.
Can someone from Albany, Georgia really cover the local news in Albany, NY? Can an ad
salesperson from Troy, Texas really know the community like one from Troy, NY? Will an
editor from Saratoga, California really know how to spell Schaghticoke?
We doubt it. Protect the newspaper’s integrity by protecting the newspaper’s jobs.
We can’t afford to have Hearst Corp. greed dictate how we get our news. It’s time to tell TU
Publisher George Hearst that enough is enough. Stop your attempts to break the paper’s union,
the Albany Newspaper Guild. Stop putting profits above people. Stop acting like AIG and
the other Wall St. fat cats who are only concerned with their bonuses and their own
And send George Hearst and the Times-Union a message—
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We’re not asking for the world . . . just a living wage, benefits and job security.