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Community 05.23.19


First Presbyterian Church, Sand Lake @1900

It’s been a long cold winter, but spring is upon us. The news of some important rehab projects and renewal of historic Sand Lake buildings is exciting. Let’s begin with Averill Park and the Rohl house that stands in the center of the hamlet next to Young’s pharmacy. Trevor Jewett purchased the house and is doing a great job rehabbing the property, keeping as much of the historical detail as possible. He is not using vinyl siding so even more detail is being preserved. There was a mystery regarding a large stone slab in the basement that looks like the Frankenstein monster could be brought to life on. After some research we discovered that the Everett Typewriter Sales and Service was located in the house. The stone table then may have been used as a worktable for typewriter repair. Mr. Fitzgerald ran the business. If anyone has more info on the property give me a call 518-674-2026.

I was lucky to catch Rev. George Hadden working at the First Bible Baptist Church in West Sand Lake. The entire church has been painted and the stained-glass windows have been rehabbed. Originally founded as a Methodist Episcopal church built in 1836, its origins are interesting. Sebastian Weatherwax and family were converted to Methodism after attending camp meetings in Albany County in the 1820s. Early services were held in the barn of Zacharia Fellows on the Albany road about a mile from where the church now stands. The old Sand Lake circuit was established in 1833 and included West Sand Lake, Glass House, Oak Hill, Hedding Chapel, Clarks Chapel, Iron Works and other small places. In 1836, Weatherwax became the preacher in charge. Special thanks to Rev. Hadden and his congregation for preserving this historic church.

Finally, the Sand Lake Center for the Arts is scheduled for a facelift soon. The former Town Hall and First Presbyterian Church dedicated in 1835 is in dire need of a paint job. The church was purchased by the Town of Sand Lake and served as town hall from 1972 to 1999. The building not only serves as our town logo but is representative of the town to the many outsiders who attend performances there. Many thanks to all those who are working hard to preserve our historic structures.


Rensselaer County Legislature to Accept Worn U.S. Flags for Proper Disposal

As Memorial Day approaches, residents think about proudly displaying a new American Flag to honor our deceased veterans and family members. What does one do with their old, faded, and tattered flags? The Rensselaer County Legislature has announced that they will be collecting American Flags that are no longer in a condition to be displayed. The National Association of Counties provided a collection box suitable for holding discarded flags. The box will be located in the Legislature Majority Office on the third floor of the County Office building at 1600 Seventh Ave in Troy.

“We are happy to be able to collect those American Flags that can no longer be flown. We will see to it that they are disposed properly in accordance with the United States Flag Code”, said Chairman of the Legislature Michael Stammel.

If anyone would like more information or directions to the County Office building, please call (518) 270-2880.


2019 Town of Brunswick Spring/ Summer Pick-Up Schedule

What can be picked up:

  • please no sticks, dirt or rocks or any material other than leaves and grass should be placed in bags
  • we do not use leaf vacuums in the spring.
  • limbs must be piled neatly, 8’ long-no larger than 6” diameter
  • avoid piling brush near utility poles and under trees, wires, or out in the street.
  • we do not go on private property.
  • clean wood only
  • we will also pick up other yard waste, such as grass clippings, provided biodegradable paper bags are used.
  • branches must be free of roots and dirt. We do not pick up rocks, stumps, rubbish, etc. Please do not put these items out with your branches.
  • please no clear cutting of lots
  • no commercial pickups
  • residents are also encouraged to dispose of leaves and grass at our recycling center, it is located across from the town garage. Please check with recycling department prior to drop off and deposit brush in designated place and leaves and grass in designated place.
  • items must be at roadside on the first day of scheduled pickup.

Monthly brush and yard waste pick-up schedule will be the following dates. Items to be out by first day in front of your residence only.

June 17th-June 21st

July 15th –July 19th

August 19th-August 23rd

September 16th-September 20th

October 21st-October 25th (last pick-up for season)

If you have any questions, please call 518-279-3461, ext. 100.


Red Cross: Critical Type O Blood Shortage; Donors Needed Now

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email.

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with type O blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or Power Red donation, where available. During a Power Red donation, donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

In thanks, all those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at Additionally, those who come to give May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 14-June 8:

Rensselaer County

Cherry Plain – 5/23/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Berlin High School, 17400 NY-22

East Greenbush – 6/3/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Rensselaer Elks, 683 Columbia Turnpike

Hoosick Falls – 5/29/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hoosick Falls High School, 21187 NY Route 22

North Hoosick – 6/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., North Hoosick Fire Department, Route 22

Rensselaer – 5/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive

Schaghticoke – 6/13/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, 1448 Route 40


5/23/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, 113th Street & 4th Avenue

5/23/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., RPI, 110 8th Street

5/28/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Troy Masonic Temple, 39 Brunswick Road

6/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Troy Family YMCA, 2500 21st Street.


Thrift Shop

The volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop work hard to provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience. The shop has a very large selection of clothing for all sizes and ages, gently used baby equipment, toys, games, jewelry, household goods, Avon collectibles and PROM DRESSES & ACCESSORIES.  There is sure to be something for everyone from the amazing assortment of one-of-a-kind items.

The Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at very reasonable prices. The shop will be open on Thursday, May 23rd, from 3 to 6 pm; and CLOSED ON SATURDAY, MAY 25th.

Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, the building is on CDTA busline #214.  Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee of the Town of East Greenbush will hold a Meeting on Wednesday, May 29th 1:00 – 2:00 pm, at Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144 for the Steering Committee as part of the process to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

~Kimberly Carlock, East Greenbush Town Clerk


East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be on May 28th, starting at 1:00, at the American Legion Post, Main St., Wynantskill, preceded with the Pledge to the Flag.
Team 4 will be our hostess/host. For the SUMMER MONTHS, we will only meet on the 4th TUESDAY, JUNE 25th, JULY 23rd, and AUGUST 27th.
We are looking forward to the annual trip to WILDWOOD. New members always welcome.


New Director of Development and Marketing

Jamie Crouse, Director of Development and Marketing

Troy, NY – YWCA of the Greater Capital Region (YWCA-GCR) has hired Jamie Crouse as the Director of Development and Marketing. Crouse comes to YWCA-GCR from Robert C. Parker School, an independent pre-K through eighth grade school in North Greenbush where for the past two years, Jamie was the Director of Development and Communications.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity to work at YWCA-GCR, an organization that provides such a vital need in our community,” said Crouse about the new position, “I’ve made a personal commitment to anti-racism and social justice, and this aligns so beautifully with the bold and unwavering mission of YWCA-GCR.”

“We are excited and fortunate to have Jamie Crouse join YWCA of the Greater Capital Region’s team. She is an experienced, dedicated and passionate leader and educator that will be instrumental in supporting and leading the organization’s development and marketing activities. Jamie is the right Development and Marketing leader to help YWCA-GCR accomplish its fundraising and marketing goals,” said Daquetta Jones, Executive Director, YWCA-GCR.

Jones will be departing YWCA of the Greater Capital Region on Friday, May 31, 2019 after a 5-and-a-half-year successful tenure. Jones was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner for Administration with New York State Civil Service in April 2019. Starletta Smith, Director of Transitional Housing and Family Services, has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director and will begin this role on Monday, June 10, 2019.


Village of East Nassau Meetings

The Year-End Meeting of the Village of East Nassau will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 6:30 PM. The regular June monthly board meeting date has changed from Wednesday, June 12 to Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Both meetings are held at the Hoag’s Corners Ambulance Building on Town Garage Road in East Nassau.


Town of North Greenbush May Report

Thank you to the Youth Makes A Difference Committee for organizing a fun-filled Easter egg hunt at town hall despite the rain and wind!  Your hard work for North Greenbush children is much appreciated.

As I have previously written, National Grid is proposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Bethlehem through East Greenbush to North Greenbush.  More information on National Grid’s proposal is available at Paper copies of the application are available at the North Greenbush library and the East Greenbush Community Library.  Neither National Grid nor the PSC have responded to my comments yet.

As many of you are aware, the developer of a proposed condominium project off of Whiteview Road clear cut many of the trees from this parcel while his proposal is pending before the Planning Board. This tree-cutting resulted in widespread outcry from town residents and calls for town officials to do something.  Unlike many neighboring municipalities, the North Greenbush zoning code does not regulate the harvesting of timber by requiring the property owner to obtain a permit or otherwise seek approval from the planning board.  The North Greenbush code also does not significantly restrict the activities that developers may undertake on their property while a project is pending planning board approval.  Currently, there is nothing the planning board could have done to stop the developer from harvesting the timber on his land.  At May’s town board meeting, I included an agenda item to discuss adopting local laws that would regulate timber harvesting and what a developer could do while a project is pending planning board approval.  I am currently working with other town officials and the town attorney to come up with a proposal for the next meeting.

The town’s Memorial Day parade is Monday, May 27.   The parade will step off from town hall at 1:30 and will be followed by ceremonies and a community picnic at town hall. Please join the community in remembering those who sacrificed for all of us.

~Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo, North Greenbush


Rensselaer County Legislature Office of the Minority

The following are highlights of the May meeting:

Youth – The Legislature unanimously accepted a State grant for a 10-week USDA/ State Education Summer Food program providing nutritious meals to children of the county. This $ 244,989 grant provides over 100,000 meals, including breakfast, lunch and snack.

Human Resource – The County and Council 82, the union representing the Corrections Officers have reached an agreement to succeed the present collective bargaining agreement, starting January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2023, which was ratified by their members on April 9, 2019.

Health – The Health Department accepted a Federal grant for the Healthy Neighborhoods Program. This funding provides the Health Department, working in conjunction with the Albany and Rensselaer County Cornell Cooperative Extensions, with the means to identify high risk housing, and provide the resources to eliminate risks that can cause hazardous living environments; such as lead poisoning and asthma inducing contaminants.

The Rensselaer County Legislature members presented a resolution honoring the exceptional life of Nina Pattison, who was an active and integral member of the City of Troy. She passed away on March 2nd, 2019 at age 91.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy. Residents are welcome to contact our office at 518-270-2890. & follow us on Facebook: “Rensselaer County Legislature – Democratic Team”


Senior Center Grafton Groups

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has 3 groups that meet on a regular basis. Groups include the Scrapbooking Group, the Quilting Club and the Stitching Chicks Knit and Crochet group. Residents 60 and older have a good time, sharing ideas, patterns, and fellowship. For more information on the groups, call 518-279-3413.


Hoosick Falls volunteer with NY Guard recognized for service

LATHAM, NY — Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces recent awards and individual recognitions for members of the New York Guard state defense force for their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of New York State’s Military Forces.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mark Folgert from Hoosick Falls, N.Y., serving with the New York Guard Headquarters, received the New York State Medal for Humane Service during recent unit training events.

The New York Guard is a force of 500 uniformed volunteers, organized as a military unit, who augment the New York National Guard during state emergencies.

The New York Guard, which is one of 23 state defense forces around the country, is authorized to recruit just over 1,000 volunteers organized into units located across New York. Currently there are 600 New Nork Guard members.

  1. Greenbush Town Clerk congratulates 2019 St. Jude’s Award Winners
    I want to tell you how grateful I was to be at the St Jude’s Awards Dinner to see Elaine & Bill Cronin, Frank Giuliano and Carol Larkin be honored!
    Elaine and Bill Cronin are two of the nicest, most gracious, all around truly good people you could ever meet. I am so happy I could be there to see them receive the 2019 St Jude’s Community Service Award for all the good work they have done in our community.
    Carol Larkin is one of the sweetest and kindest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. She is a great teacher who is wonderful to her students and just as good to their parents. I know, she was my son Ryan’s teacher at St Jude’s, and she was so very good and kind to us all. She gives so much of herself to our community and to everyone; it was a thrill to see “Miss Larkin” get the Rev. James Clark Volunteer Award, so well deserved!
    Last, but certainly not least, is my friend Frank “Frankie” Giuliano. I’ve known Frank most of my life and worked with him for a very long time. Frank is simply amazing; he volunteers all he can and has all his life. He helps people in any way he can, he’s been in our Wynantskill Fire Department for 65 years. He volunteers for St Jude’s and has for just about as long as the Fire Department among many other organizations he has volunteered with over the years. Frank is one of the greatest men I’ve ever known, he is good and kind and lives his life as God would want him to. I am so very proud to be able to call this incredible gentleman my friend. Frank received the Rev. James Clark Volunteer Award and he is so very deserving of this Award.
    Congratulations Elaine and Bill Cronin, Carol Larkin and Frank “Frankie” Giuliano; a most deserving group to receive these awards!
    ~Katie Connolly, Town Clerk


Town of EG Community and Rec. & Parks Summer Office Hours and Locations

Beginning June 3, 2019, the following Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation and Parksoffice hours and locations will be open.  Please note the new phone # for the Park office. All park rentals, camp registrations, and community event business will be conducted out of both offices.
We will return to normal business hours at Town Hall on October 4, 2019.

Monday – Town Hall Office Closed – Town Park Barn Office Open 9a.m.-3p.m.

Tuesday – Town Hall Office Closed – Town Park Barn Office Open 9a.m.-3p.m.

Wednesday – Town Hall Office Hours 10a.m.-2p.m. – Town Park Barn Office Closed

Thursday – Town Hall Office Hours 10a.m.-2p.m. and 4-6PM – Town Park Barn Office Closed

Friday – Town Hall Office Closed – Town Park Barn Office Open 9a.m.-3p.m.

Town Hall Office: 225 Columbia Turnpike Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: 518-477-4194

Town Park Barn Office: 100 Town Park Road East Greenbush, NY 12061, Phone:  518-275-0008


Sand Lake Garden Club Celebrating 25 Years

The Sand Lake Garden Club is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Pat Mulligan, Janet Michael and Bill Glasser, all charter members of the club, vividly remember the first few years of the garden club. “We used to meet at the old town hall”, says Janet referring to the town’s iconic landmark church which is the present home of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.

The Club was established in 1994. Originally formed to beautify yards, learn more about gardening and share information, the Club has expanded to offer educational monthly programs. The members maintain five public gardens in town and offer scholarships for graduating seniors. They encourage young people in food growing, native plantings and encourage garden enthusiasts.

In order to help celebrate our 25 years, we will be posting gardening tips throughout the summer and early fall to all readers of The Advertiser. So, keep looking for new tips and please feel free to join us every fourth Thursday of the month at the Sand Lake Town Hall at 7:00 pm for an informative meeting, refreshments and fellowship with other gardeners.

Gardening Tips for this week are:

  1. Clean all your tools, have clippers, shovels etc. sharpened. A sharp tool makes a clean cut on any plant or shrub and will be less likely to become infected.
  2. Divide crowded perennials and share with a friend.
  3. Dead head spring flowering bulbs, but do not cut leaves until they turn brown. The leaves feed the bulb for the following year.


NYS 4-H Horse Communications Contest

L to R: Abigail Trinkle and Kaylie Millar

Public speaking is a cornerstone project of the Rensselaer County 4-H Program. Rensselaer County 4-H had four members participate in the New York State 4-H Horse Communications event at Cornell University.

In this event, 4-H members have qualified through regional contests in which they prepared and delivered presentations utilizing topics connected to the equine industry and or equine science. Abigail Trinkle of Nassau and Kaylie Millar of West Sand Lake presented in the Junior Team Division and placed first. James Czub of Schaghticoke and Brigham Logue of Johnsonville both competed in the Senior Individual Presentation Division and placed 7th and 1st respectively. They all did a great job representing Rensselaer County and our 15 county Region. By placing 1st, Brigham has earned a seat on the New York State Horse Communications Team that will compete at the Eastern National 4-H Round-Up in Louisville, Kentucky later this year. Strong communication skills can be applied to numerous areas of youth’s lives. If you are interested in this or other 4-H Youth Development programs, contact your local Extension office.


Students Recognized for Leadership at SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA, NY — SUNY Oneonta recently recognized nearly 200 students who have attained leadership milestones through the college’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.

LEAD@Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive picture of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader.

Students can attain a silver, gold or platinum level. To attain each level, students must meet a mix of programmatic and experiential leadership requirements, including completion of online courses, attendance at educational events, and membership and leadership in one or more of SUNY Oneonta’s 100+ student-run clubs and organizations.

Completion of a leadership level is recognized on campus as a credential that can be used, for example, when running for office or applying for STEP (Student Travel for Excellence Program) funding. The program also provides students with a leadership record that can be submitted to potential employers.

Area students who were recognized include the following:

Taylor Meyer of Stephentown (12168)

Amanda Weaver of Troy (12180)

Olivia Weidman of E. Greenbush (12061).


News from Averill Park CSD

Congratulations to Lizette Hicks and Kara Pedersen for representing Averill Park at the inaugural Celebration of Teaching and Learning, which was held at the Desmond Hotel. The event honors exceptional teachers in the region and introduces high school students to various careers and career paths in education.

Emily Jorden, Abigayle Jorden and Anthony Pastizzo performed in the Empire State Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble for a Mother’s Day celebration. Great job everyone!

Madi’s Angel Pigs and Student Government are co-hosting a Cornhole tournament on Sunday, June 2. There will be a chicken BBQ, 50/50 raffle and gift card pull. Proceeds go to the Madison Frances Stern Memorial Scholarship.

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – You can also follow AP on Facebook and Twitter.

~Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent


SUNY Potsdam to Recognize Class of 2019 at Commencement

POTSDAM, NY — The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized nearly 900 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18. The SUNY Potsdam Class of 2019 were awarded baccalaureate and master’s degrees at the ceremony.

The local graduates include:

Madeline Coons of Johnsonville, NY, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education

Samantha Dalton of Rensselaer, NY, who is set to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education

Sarah Erno of Mechanicville, NY, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology

Nicholas Flint of Castleton On Hudson, NY, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry

Andrew Hoag of Hoosick Falls, NY, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

Erin Levesque of East Greenbush, NY, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology

Joseph McDermott of Rensselaer, NY, who is set to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance

Rebecca Nielsen of Hoosick Falls, NY, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts

Ryan Zacher of Mechanicville, NY, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.


More than 1,200 Graduate as part of CCU’s Class of 2019

CONWAY, SC — Coastal Carolina University graduates are exactly what the world needs, according to commencement speaker and doctoral candidate Leigha Peterson.

Peterson addressed the graduating class of 2019 – more than 1,200 students – during three separate commencement ceremonies at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center May 10-11. “Whatever you are, put it out there,” she said, “because it is better than good enough. It is exactly what the world needs!”

Among the graduates:

Cody Knapp from Mechanicville, NY, 12118, earning a Bachelor of Arts in intelligence & national security studies.

Nathan Ryan from East Greenbush, NY, 12061, earning a Bachelor of Science in recreation and sport management.


Morgan Wright Named to Emerson College Dean’s List for Spring 2019

BOSTON, MA — Morgan Wright, a resident of West Sand Lake, NY, has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

Wright is majoring in Media Arts Production. The requirement to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.


David Sills an Award Winner at Hamilton College Class & Charter Day

CLINTON, NY — David Sills, of East Greenbush (12061), was named the recipient of The Madeleine Wild Bristol Prize Scholarship in Music at Hamilton College’s Class & Charter Day, held on May 13. Established in 1950, the event combines the traditional Class Day celebrating the end of classes with a commemoration of the granting of College’s charter on May 26, 1812.

Sills, a junior majoring in music, is a graduate of Columbia High School.

The Madeleine Wild Bristol Prize Scholarship in Music is awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior music student who is an outstanding performer, composer, scholar, or leader in music and who is also an active participant in abroad range of extracurricular activities.


Rensselaer High Alumni to Meet

The Rensselaer High Alumni will meet on Tuesday, June 4th, at the High School at 6:30 pm in the LGI Room. All former Alumni and staff are invited to attend.  They will be discussing their big fundraiser– the 3rd annual golf tournament on Sunday, September 8th, at the Fairways of Halfmoon.

Everyone is invited to play in the tournament which will feature breakfast, lunch and Italian Buffet dinner. For information & registration form, contact Gerry Mullaney at 518-649-0497.


Nazareth College Dean’s List Spring 2019

ROCHESTER, NY — The following area Nazareth College students were named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List. A student’s grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean’s list at Nazareth.

Jessica Hernandez of East Greenbush, NY (12061), Megan Hurley of Troy, NY (12180).


M.Hoyt Achieves Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont U.

NASHVILLE, TN — Margaret Hoyt, from Averill Park, NY, qualified for the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.


Local Students Graduate from Emerson College

BOSTON, MA — On Sunday, May 12, 2019, Emerson College awarded more than 970 undergraduate degrees and on Saturday, May 11, 2019, awarded nearly 300 graduate degrees during the College’s Commencement ceremonies.

Award-winning journalist, speaker, and author Soledad O’Brien received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and delivered the undergraduate commencement address. Award-winning scholar and writer Nell Irvin Painter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and theatrical producer Jose Antonio Vargas, and President of Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron also received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.

Sean Frank of East Greenbush graduated from Emerson College, receiving a BFA in Design/Technology. Frank completed the degree in December 2018 and was honored on Sunday, May 12, during commencement.

Andrew Pattenaude of Averill Park graduated from Emerson College, receiving a BA in Media Arts Production. Pattenaude completed the degree in December 2018 and was honored on Sunday, May 12, during commencement.


Greenbush Cemetery In Need of Donations

The Greenbush Cemetery was incorporated in 1845.  From Columbia Turnpike, one can see we are an old, historic cemetery in the Town of East Greenbush. However, we are still active and offering lots sales for a reasonable cost in three new sections.

With lifestyle changes in a more mobile culture, our cemetery is suffering financially. Lot sales are way down and more cremations are being done rather than burials. Cemeteries are forced to rely on donations to keep operating.

The Greenbush Cemetery estimates the operating cost for 2019 is $20,000.00.  We will need to raise $15,000.00 to stay operational for this year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help maintain this historic cemetery in East Greenbush.

The Greenbush Cemetery Board of Trustees (all volunteers) will be most appreciative!

We will publicly list you as a donor unless you wish to remain anonymous.

Please make checks payable to: Greenbush Cemetery Association.

Please mail checks to Jim Finke, Treasurer, 13 Horizon View Drive West, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

For more information, contact: Bobbie Reno 518-465-7938. Thank you.


Interested in Doing a Cruise?

A meeting will be held June 3 at 6pm at Latham Panera for those interested in doing a 50’s 60’s and 70’s Cruise, February of 2020.  Plenty of entertainment aboard. Contact Milly at millyjr@aol. com or 518-273-7861.


Bell Top Elementary School Accepting “Wall of Fame” Nominees

The East Greenbush Central Schools’ Bell Top Elementary School is preparing for the Annual Bell Ringers Wall of Fame. This honor is bestowed upon former Bell Top students who have attained significant accomplishments in the criteria areas of Academics, the Arts, Citizenship, or Athletics. According to the school’s selection committee, any citizen may nominate a former Bell Top student whom they believe has made an outstanding achievement and/or commitment in any of the criteria area.

The District’s June 2018 Columbia High School graduates will automatically be recognized and inducted to the school’s Wall of Fame if they have graduated Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or earned Summa Cum Laude honors.

Nomination applications can be requested by phone (518-207-2600) or on our website. All nominations must be received on/or before Friday, June 7, 2019.

This year’s selected Bell Top alumni will be invited to participate in the induction ceremony on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2:15pm. The honorees will also have their names engraved on a plaque, which will be prominently displayed at the school.


Town of Schodack Summer Day Camp

The Town of Schodack is pleased to announce that the 2019 Summer Day Camp for children will run from July 8, 2019 through August 2, 2019. The program will operate Monday through Friday, grades K-3 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and grades 4-8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $125.00 per child, with a $325.00 maximum per family, all inclusive. Applications will be available during regular business hours starting May 1st at the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office or online at (under Youth & Recreation). All health immunization forms are required with camper applications. No application will be accepted without proof of immunization. Bus service information will also be available. See registration applications for age requirements, camp locations and details. Completed applications and registration fees will be due no later than May 31, 2019. For further information, please contact the Recreation Director Shelia Golden at


Rensselaer City Historian’s Office seeking info. on Albany Woolen Mill

Rensselaer City Historian’s Office is seeking any information on the Albany Woolen Mill on Green Street in Rensselaer City. Personal remembrances, receipts, documents, advertisements, pay stubs, anything related to the AWM.

We are told AWM once manufactured Woolen sweaters and perhaps jackets for the US military during World War II. From time to time there was Surplus sales of irregular garments.

Any stories, photos, reports or artifacts, letters of Commerce, employee information documents. We are looking to reweave the story of the fabric dye and textile industry once prominent in Rensselaer City. Information can be sent to the Office of the Historian 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer City, Rensselaer, NY 12144.


Poestenkill “Bread of Life” Food Pantry

Poestenkill “Bread of Life” food pantry, 772 Route 351, is stocked and ready to share. Come check us out, take home some samples of what we have for you and your family. We have a wonderfully generous and supportive community who care very much for anyone who could benefit with good nutritious food items.

We are here on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm and on the 4th Saturdays, 10 am to Noon every month. Please come and visit us, see for yourself what we are all about. For more information or if you may have questions, call 518-283-6045 and leave a name and phone number. We will return your call. Thanks.


BCSD Accepting Registrations for Kindergarten

Brunswick Central School District is accepting registrations for our 2019-2020 Kindergarten class.

Do you reside in the Brunswick Central School District and have a child who will five (5) years old by December 1, 2019? If so and you are interested in enrolling your child for Kindergarten, you may pick up a registration packet at the Registrar’s office located in Tamarac High School.

If you have any questions, please call Mabel Dumas in the Registrar’s Office 518-279-4600 ext. 2006.

Once the registration is completed, return it along with the supporting documentation to have a screenings appointment scheduled. We will be scheduling screening appointments during the days of May 29th through May 31st.


Sage Colleges Scholarship Benefits for APHS Students Enrolled in Arts or Education

TROY & ALBANY, N.Y. — The Sage Colleges and the Opalka family encourage Averill Park seniors to apply for the Opalka Family Scholarship.
Any student from Averill Park High School looking to enter the field of Art + Design at The Sage Colleges is eligible for a $5,000 yearly scholarship for a total of $20,000 over four years. Additionally, a $5,000 scholarship (total of $20,000 over four years) is offered to Averill Park students interested in majoring in Education at The Sage Colleges. The scholarship is offered to up to four students in the field of Education and four students in the field of Art + Design for a total of eight annual scholarships.
Established in 2001 by the Opalka family, the scholarship has supported Averill Park students for more than a decade. Chet and Karen Opalka continue to demonstrate their support for the community this year by offering the scholarship to seniors enrolled at Sage for the upcoming fall semester.
Chet Opalka also serves The Sage Colleges as part of their Board of Trustees.
For more information about scholarship qualifications, or to apply, contact Sarah Barrett, director of undergraduate enrollment management, at or at (518) 244-2441.


Rensselaer Co. Is Seeking Volunteers

The Rensselaer County’s Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) is looking for people who want to enrich their minds about Medicare and to help educate others.  Come to a short presentation and Meet & Greet on Wednesday, June 5th, from 2-3pm at the East Greenbush Library.  There we will have the HIICAP coordinator and active program volunteers to talk with about the program, training and general information.  Please RSVP by calling 518-270-2768 or by emailing  We can’t wait to see you there!


APHS Class of ’69 Looking for Members

APHS Class of ’69 is looking for Linda Abbott, Caroline Corey, Paul Dinovo, Mary Ann Farron, Linda Defiglio, Bill Ilves, Linda Johnson, Nancy Kemmy, Sharon Lewis, Roger Parrotte, Nancy Revoir, Richard Schmidt, Albert Tinker, Sue Walters. Any info, please contact Jackie Tremont at 518 527-9926 and leave message.


Scholarship Offered for High School Senior

The Stephentown Memorial Library will be granting a $2000 scholarship to one graduating high school senior for his or her demonstration of community service. To be eligible for consideration, the student must be a Stephentown resident and have been accepted to a two or four-year college or university. Go to our website at to download and print the application. Applications are also available at the following places:

  • Stephentown Memorial Library
  • Berlin High School Guidance Office
  • New Lebanon High School Guidance Office
  • Averill Park High School Guidance Office

Please email SML Director Kim Roppolo at with any questions.


Class Reunion Save The Date

Save the date, October 4, 2019, Catholic Central High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion at Franklin Terrace. More information to follow.


Poestenkill Seniors

Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1pm at the Sullivan-Jones Post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, followed by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clam steams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest.


Support Future Teachers

Elmer E. Stahlman

Congratulations repeated to the 44 recipients of awards of the Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship fund. Started in 1996 by the Class of 1955 to honor the first principal of the school district in 1929 to assist graduates of Averill Park High School who pursue education to be teachers.

Recalling as stated by Judy Rowe, former Sand Lake Town Historian, “Elmer E. Stahlman was considered one of the best educators in our area. His caring and encouragement of students to further their education exemplified his dedication.” She added, “Continuing support depends on you.”

Your support is needed, great or modest, all needed. Thank you for your participation. Donations can be sent to Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. Att: Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund.

~Nancy W. Davis, Class of 1955, APCSD #1


APHS Class of 1989 30th Year Reunion

Planning is in the works to celebrate our 30th year reunion. August 17th is the tentative date and we are currently looking into possible venues.  An email address has been set up for questions, or to contact the planning committee. For classmates who are not on Facebook, please send an email to: and provide your contact information. For those without access to a computer, you may call or text 518 378-5318. Friends and family of alumni, please spread the word and forward the email address to classmates. We are hoping for a great turnout!


Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline – 1-833-467-3123

Do you need help with substance use issues? Are you interested in volunteering for the helpline? The Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline offers information, local resources, and referrals for individuals and their families regarding substance use issues. The toll-free line is available 7 days a week from 9am-9pm. Each volunteer chooses shifts of 4 hours at a time to be on-call. When someone calls the number, a volunteer answers on their own smartphone, and can enter information to a database on their own computer, allowing for easy and quick access to resources. The information is sent to one of the 9 leaders, who will then assist the caller. If you or someone you know needs information, resources, or a referral for a substance use problem, call 1-833-467-3123. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, contact


Supporting Local Charities Has Never Been Easier!

The St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus have teamed up with 6 Center Redemption Center located at 461 Main Street in Wynantskill to accept qualifying bottle and can donations to support local charities and those in need.

Simply bring your clean, qualifying empties to 6 Center Redemption in Wynantskill and say they are to support the St Jude Knights of Columbus. They’ll do the rest! That’s it! Thanks for your support.


FREE Prayer Circle….

The Power of Prayer Can Move Mountains, Work Miracles, Achieve Serenity and Give You Strength. With Fr. Billy Clark/Denise Tally/Patrick Clark, every Fourth Sunday, 1:00 PM.

Prayer is a universal way for you to connect to your soul and communicate with a higher power. Whether you are new to the ways of prayer or perhaps you pray daily / or you might have prayed as a child but may have gradually lost the habit / or maybe you feel your prayers are never answered.

This group is open to all religions & spiritual backgrounds. Join us as we explore the power of coming together to Pray for help, guidance, health, healing and answers. We gather to pray for ourselves/our loved ones/the world.

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED! Information: Denise Tally 518 339-8386.

VENTURE INWARD, 568 Columbia Turnpike #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush, visit: www.VentureInwardCenter. com.


Capital Dist. Chapter of the Embroider’s Guild of America

Do you enjoy needlework?  Would you like to stitch with others that have similar interests?  Whether you are a beginner or have experience, come join us.  The NY Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America meets in various locations and at various times.  The Day Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Blooming Grove Reformed Church in Defreetsville.  Evening meetings are offered in two locations:  The Community Room at The Terrace at Beverwyck in Slingerlands from 7p-9p on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and from 6:30p-9p in the Fellowship Hall of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Park on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.  In addition, there are specialty interest groups that also meet.  For more information, check out our website at or on  Come Join Us!


Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp

Poestenkill Summer Camp will be held July 8th-August 2nd at Poestenkill Elementary School from 9am-4pm.  Each week will be filled with field trips to a variety of locations around the Capital Region including Grafton, Billy Beez, Fun Plex, Liberty Ridge Farm, Valley Cats, Zoom Flume, etc, art projects, STEM challenges, physical activities, water activities and visitors to camp.  Swim lessons will be offered at Grafton. Registration information can be found at

Contact Town Office at 518-283-5100 with any questions. Submitted by: Tiffany Buker, Camp Director, Town of Poestenkill


Spring Forward…and Join the Nassau Sunshine Fund

Want to help your Nassau neighbors? Looking for a way to do something important that requires a minimal time commitment?

Spring forward and join us as a board member of the Nassau Sunshine Fund.

For ten years, we’ve been helping our neighbors during times of financial strain by providing no-interest loans (maximum $500). Because we are a local organization, we only accept loan requests from residents of the town and the villages of Nassau. We’ve been doing it for ten years. Interested? Want more information? Please, contact us at GET INVOLVED, BE A PART OF IT!!


Wynantskill UFSD- Register Kindergartners Now for 2019-20 School Year

Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson School in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 to attend kindergarten in September.

To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at 518-283-4600 ext. 10, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms and registration information are also available at

Registering your child for kindergarten now will make sure your child is ready to start the school year by ensuring all the necessary paperwork is on file. It also helps Wynantskill UFSD plan for the upcoming school year by providing school officials a better estimate of how many kindergarteners will attend school.


Sheriff Patrick Russo Announces Membership Drive

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Rensselaer County according to Sheriff Patrick Russo.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and contributions to the Institute are tax deductible.

While the Sheriff’s Office is a unit of county government, many of the concerns of Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies are best addressed on a statewide level. The Sheriffs’ Institute provides centralized training programs and services for all Sheriffs’ Offices, where those programs and services would be unavailable or impractical on a single county basis.

The flagship program of the Sheriffs’ Institute is the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children. The Sheriffs’ Camp, in its 42nd year of operation, is located on Keuka Lake and 840 children from across New York State attend each summer. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays the entire cost of the camp stay and transportation. Most children attending wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity for vacation travel or a summer camp experience.

“In these difficult economic times we cannot forget our youth who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience or a summer vacation,” Sheriff Patrick Russo said. “By becoming an honorary member, you are supporting the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically disadvantaged children.”

In addition, the Sheriffs’ Institute operates a scholarship program that provides one scholarship to each of New York State’s Community College’s Criminal Justice Programs. This program is designed to help attract the best and the brightest to the criminal justice vocation.

For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, visit our website, or simply google “Sheriffs’ Institute kids” and it will be your first option.

Financial support for many of the Sheriffs’ Institute programs comes from Honorary Membership dues. Any persons interested in supporting the efforts of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute by becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff if they do not receive an invitation in the mail or visit our web site at: to download an application.


Land Trust Spring Bottle Drive

Return your bottles and cans and help the Schodack Area Land Trust (SALT). Through an arrangement with Six-Cent Redemption, behind Starbucks in Hannaford Plaza, SALT will receive six cents for every container you donate to the cause. Simply drop off your containers and say, “These are for SALT.” No need to wait or feed cans into a machine.

SALT is a 13-year-old not-for-profit which manages 60 acres of land open to the public for passive recreation. Access to the property is from Thoroughbred Dr. off Palmer Rd. SALT’s biggest expense is insurance.


Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Available

Wynantskill UFSD would like to inform our community that information and applications for the Free and Reduced- Price Lunch Program are available on the district website,, or by calling Food Services Director Lori Audi at 518-283-4600 ext. 22.

The National School Lunch Program is a completely confidential program that has helped ensure children have access to nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches since 1946.


Rensselaer Senior Center Community Service Volunteers Needed

Looking For Dedicated Seniors To Help With our Community Service Program Every Thursday After Lunch. Making Afghans and Lap Robes For People in Nursing Homes, Stuffed Animals For The Pediatric Departments in hospitals and emergency rooms, Heart Pillows for Heart and Lung Surgery patients. This Is a Very Rewarding Program and we are Needing A Few More Angels to keep this program in place, or if you are homebound and willing to Crochet or knit from home to help us out, then please call us if interested.

We Are Open Monday thru Friday, 9am-3pm. We are Located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets. Call for Further Info. 518-463-2166.
We Are Taking Empty Clear Pill Bottles; Must Be See Thru.


Sand Lake Summer Day Camp!!

The Town of Sand Lake is Happy to Provide a Summer Day Camp program for 5 weeks during the summer. The Summer Camp will be located at the Miller Hill Elementary School from July 8th through August 9th. The Summer Camp is open to children entering 1st grade in the fall through children entering 7th grade. This year’s Summer Camp will provide both regular and extended hours. Families may sign up for the weeks that they choose. Registration is open until June 1st. In order for camp to run and be fiscally responsible, we will need a certain amount of kids to sign up.

  • Regular Hours- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm -$120 per week
  • Extended Hours-7:30 am to 5:30 pm- $150 per week

(10% discount for more than one child)

Registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office at the Sand Lake Town Hall or on the web site at Parents can contact Lindsy Marshall, Youth Program Supervisor with any questions or concerns at or 518-526-0938.


Attention Poestenkill High School Seniors

The Leo B. Clement/ Poestenkill Library Scholarship of $500 is ready to be claimed by a High School Senior who is a resident of the town of Poestenkill. The student, from a public, private or home school must be planning to attend a two or four-year college after graduation.

A 500-750-word essay based on the applicant’s love of reading is due by May 31, 2019. No specific font or spacing is required. Applicant’s name should not be on the essay page since the judging is done solely on the content of the essay.  A cover sheet must be attached which includes: applicant’s name, address, phone #, High School currently attending (or equivalent) and College attending in the Fall.

Essay can be e-mailed to:, sent by regular mail to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY 12140, or hand delivered to the library.


Local Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society at HVCC

TROY, NY — More than 200 students from Hudson Valley Community College were recently inducted into the Alpha Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for students at two-year colleges.

Local inductees into the honor society include:

Jolene Ballentine of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.

Divya Bastola of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Alyssa Bierwirth of Petersburg, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.

Sean Block of Troy, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

Breanna Brigmohan of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Natalie Bulson of Troy, who is studying in the Early Childhood Administration academic program.

Ronise Burrage of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Christopher Caiazza of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science academic program.

Daymien Carpenter of Troy, who is studying in the Automotive Technical Services academic program.

Francis Cone of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Liam Dougherty of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Kyleigh Earing of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.

Madison Fredette of Troy, who is studying in the Exercise Science academic program.

John Giannone of Sand Lake, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Ivey Green of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.

Debora Hall of Hoosick Falls, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Kimberly Hall of Troy, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

Brandon Harris of Averill Park, who is studying in the Construction Technology academic program.

Michelle Hoegel of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.

Connor Hosley of Averill Park, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Demaris Houlihan of Valley Falls, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.

Jordan Kennedy of Averill Park, who is studying in the Theatre Arts academic program.

Jordan Kittle of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.

Kara LaFlamme of Eagle Bridge, who is studying in the Biological Sciences academic program.

Mirit Lindsey of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Julia Milos of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Sara Mitchell of Troy, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.

Catherine Mullin of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.

John Muthersbaugh of Averill Park, who is studying in the Civil Engineering Technology academic program.

Jessica Natter of Schaghticoke, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Sarah Neff of Buskirk, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.

Alexandria Nichols of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Johanna Noakes of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Angela Okai of Troy, who is studying in the Public Administration Studies academic program.

Caitlyn Parsons of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Jamie Popp of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Judith Rice of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Ella Rieder of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

Samantha Rioux of Mechanicville, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.

Dylan Roberts of Berlin, who is studying in the Automotive Technical Services academic program.

Amanda Rollyson of Cropseyville, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Lauren Ross of Mechanicville, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Jack Santore of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Digital Media academic program.

Harold Scott of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Miranda Snearly of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Maggie Thomas of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Nicholas Thomas of Averill Park, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanties and Social Science academic program.

Brianna Thompson of Johnsonville, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Mitchel Tu of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Nathan Uchytil of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Megan Utama of Mechanicville, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Austin VanDeBogart-Gonzalez of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Danielle Wagoner of Nassau, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Jacob Waite of Berlin, who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.

Nissa Wallace of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Mark Webb of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Business Administration Honors academic program.

Jewel Winant of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Jesse Yetto of Troy, who is studying in the Physical Education Studies academic program.

Lya Zhang of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Tongji Zhang of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

Jessica Zuhlke of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is indicative of academic excellence. Those inducted are matriculated students who have met standards including a grade point average of 3.71 or higher. The college’s Alpha Xi Sigma chapter recognizes and promotes scholarship, develops leadership, encourages service and cultivates fellowship among qualified students of the college.


Algonquin Middle School Honor Roll Membership for Third Marking Period

It is a pleasure to list the 411 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement.

Merit Roll — Average of 88-91, with no grade below 70 and no incompletes

Honor Roll — Average of 92-95, with no grade below 70 and no incompletes

High Honor Roll — Average of 96 to 100, with no grade below 70 and no incompletes

Grade 6: High Honor Roll: Lindsay Agro, Kayleigh Ahern, Samantha Alberino, Kayden Amadon, Mason Barber, Pamela Berger, Hailey Bergmann, Reese Bergmann, Brooke Bourgault, Madisyn Bulson, Drew Canaday, Veronica Cardillo, Ella Conlee, Lucas Coonradt, Cooper Cox, Theodore Dangler, Willow Dorr, Kaitlyn Farron, Anna Finnerty, Declan Flanigan, Henry Gaylord, Jacob Hanlon, Matthew Hoff, Carly Hunter, Sarah Hurst, Ian Joseph, Abigail Juneau, Isabelle Kieley, Kaylie Koops, Ayla Locci, Hailie Lucier, Sara Ludke, Sydney Meeks, Sophie Miller, Chayce Moak, Ayla Morse, Thomas Murray, Jayda Palmer, Madison Passineau, Jacob Phelps, Ciara Pogue, Anthony Polaro, Nicholas Premo, Skylar Quackenbush, Cecilia Rifenburgh, Eleanor Schabses, Margaret Schwenke, Jasmine Scribner, Piper Smith, Eva Sollohub, Rachael Strickland, Delaney Swinson, Chava Thiell, Cole Thompson, Tucker Whitbeck, Jeremy Wing, Lillian Wohlleber, Bethany Zimmerman.

Grade 6: Honor Roll: Alexis Ames, Nathan Angrisano, Corey Basle, Marissa Bertos, Keirsten Bonner, Kayla Bradley, Michael Broscko, Khloe Bruce, Jack Charron, Loretta Colton, Gideon Covert, Tyler Cox, Cameron Daley, Anthony Damiano, Carter Dee, Trinity Demars, Nancy Douaihy, Olivia Durocher, Liam Fitch, Tayeshawn Frost, Melody Gallerie, McKenzie Gee, Eleanor Grimard, Madison Grusczak, Marguerite Guerrero, Elizabeth Hansen, Sofie Harrington, Mikayla Isby, Lilly Jacobson, Grace Kelley, Glendora Kilmer, Elijah Kreisher, Paine LaBounty, Lauren Laferriere, Nicholas Lubas, Thomas Mahar III, Madelyn Malley, Alexander Matice, Justin Matthews Jr., Jill McKinney, Lilly Molitor, Jocelynn Momrow, Talia Moore, Kiah Morey, Cody Morrissey, Emma Padalino, Nicholas

Paratore, Cameron Parker, Riley Pember, Wyatt Relyea, Aidan Riley, Austin Rouleau, Payton Santacroce, Lucca Smith, Luke Smith, Timothy Stallmer, Delaina Stevens, Cameron VanSleet, Arianna Verardi, Owen Wallen, Bailey Walsh, Nathan Webster, Joshua Whitmore.

Grade 6: Merit Roll: Owen Bakes, Tannis Bonesteel, Collin Browe, Sebastian Brown, Bao Bui Nguyen, Sophia Bushey, Tyler Bushey, Maeve Clements, Logan Collins, Merritt Cropsey Jr., Trevor Cross, Dylan DeCamp, Hayden Dingee, Isaac Erickson, Danielle Fazioli, Katharina Gaboury, Ellie Graham, Angelina Hayes, Olivia Hill, Malahkai Hoffman, Morgan Holohan, Emma Hotaling, Jacob Hotaling, Spencer Kapusta, Kaysie Lane, Meaghan Gray, Tanner Lettko, Jameson Lott, Jaylin McCoy, Sylas McCraw, Ava McGuirk, Sophia Mercier, Nicholas Middleton, Gavin Mitchell, Aubrey Multunas, Jack Norton, Olivia Overlock, Krishten Petersen, Logan Petersen, Makenzie Pettis, Hailey Premo, Gabriel Price, Shawn Ratigan, Vincent Ring, Jasmine Roberts, Mia Rodriguez, Jacob Ruppert, Mackenzie Sheldrick, Kaleigh South, Carter Sweet, Alexander Swinton, Cloe Tobey, Dani Van Tassel, Brody Winkler, Abigail Wright.

Grade 7: High Honor Roll: Cristian Abate, David Allegretta, Zareena Ansari, Sophia Bendetti, Isabella Bernstein, Paige Bidwell, Thomas Biette, Laney Brown, Zachary Bumpus, Christopher Chenette, Kevin Clark, Shannon Colwill, John Culliton, Aiden Dahl, Julia Davies, Paula DeAndres, Mary DeMerchant, Taytum Dudley, Violet Dupuis, Grace Faragon, Ian Ferlito, Ava Ferriero, Ella Fizzuoglio, Caitlyn French, Eleanor Garrison, Lila Gazoorian, Samuel Hart, Cavan Hicks, Hailey Hoen, Madisyn Locci, Andrew Loucks, Olivia Maddalone, Mikayla Malenfant, Sophia Meissner, Angela Nailor, Merrik Nalewjka, Caroline Nero, Anna Nichols, Reagan O’Brien, Evan O’Connor, Christina Patanian, Julia Pollock, Megan Rounds, Ethan Ruppe, Margaret Scannell, Simone Schwarz-Eise, Polina Shabashova, Griffin Sleicher, Hannah Stewart, Kay Tichy, Tatiana Tune, Anna Wicks, Delphine Williams-Mitchell.

Grade 7: Honor Roll: Brady Battista, Jack Behan, Connor Byers, Sophia Carey, Cecelia Colton, Marlee Cooke, Kevin Cooper, Edwin Corbin IV, Morgan Cross, Hannah Daly, Matthew Dangler, Connor Dee, Kayla Dette, Christian Ducharme, Jack Evans, Joseph Finelli, Olivia Gaydushek, John Grimmick III, Katie Guyer, Ashley Haner, Grace Hanlon, Taylor Holohan, Jack Hyde, Hannah Jansen, Leah Lovell, Ruby Mainville-Geerholt, Kyla Martin, Tessa Milks, David Morelli, Peter Nizinkirck, Jessica Olson, Nathan Ortega, Chloe Rockenstire, Carson Roenfeldt, Liam Rogers, Anikka Ruschmeyer, Gianna Zatorsky, Daniel Zelenke.

Grade 7: Merit Roll: Sydney Ainsworth, Rocky Bressette, Leah Browe, Nicholas Bult, Nicholas Buono, Tyler Cordero, Leo Curley IV, Jace Cusson, Thomas DeCrescenzo, Eamon DeLair, Emma Doyle, Gianni Elliott, John Galvin, Eron Hozanovic, Rachel Hudspath, Mariah Hughes, Haylee Jansen, Anthony Jubrey, Benjamin Keens, Clara LaRose, Michelina Lopez, Tahlya Lott, Ava McCoy, Quinn Medina, Molly Molitor, Romeyn Murray, Jack Nolan, David Orologio, James Pascarelli, John Pember, Alexander Phelan, Andrea Porter, Charles Ratigan, Avery Reynolds, Ryann Russo, Thomas Shanahan, Benjamin Stewart, Mary Thorburn, Franklyn Viola-Perez, Zolee Wilson.

Grade 8: High Honor Roll: Tessa Adamo, Elizabeth Aiossa, Caroline Antolick, Logan Barsalow, Samuel Bonesteel, Grace Bursey, Hannah Colwill, Jacob Crupi, Mairi Cumming, Emma Deo, Aiden Fedorowicz, Julie Hale, Emma Hanlon, Rory Iwaneczko, Bailee Lange, Bailey Leone-Levine, Ashlyn McGarry, Tyler Michaels, Clotilde Mussett, Owen Perala, Emily Prest, Louis Reale, Ryan Richter, Christian Romer, Lillian Slavin, Jason Strickland, Nicole Wing.

Grade 8: Honor Roll: Abigail Alberino, Cameran Bennett, Mary Bryant, Luke Cellucci, Cole Davidson, Maisie Dawson, Matthew DeJulio, Bridget Denley, Gregory Effman, Samantha Evanchick, Lucas Ferguson, Matthew Frost, Curtis Gorman, Ava Graziano, Mary Harmer, Gwendolyn Jamison, Tyler Kalinowski, Brendan Kasuba, Hayden Kiehl, Grace LaLiberte, Kimberly Mazzacco, Marissa Mazzacco, Payton McCue, Julia Miorin, Katherine Momrow, Isla Multunas, Riley O’Brien, Nathan O’Connor, Kadi Palmer, Isabelle Relyea, Ella Roenfeldt, Karissa Scheeren, Semen Shabashov, Annika Silver, Taylor South, Payton Stelling, Tyler Strock, Nicole Tilley, Bailey Vooris.

Grade 8: Merit Roll: Olivia Apfel, Abigail Aponte, Alexandra Bendett, Nathan Bergmann, Harrison Bourgault, Mason Brown, Hayley Clark, Kathleen Doran, Joshua Durocher, George Fudge III, Nicholas Galuski, Kaiden Goddard-Hathaway, Samuel Griswold, Alec Hansen, Savannah Hansen, Daniel Hunter, Carynne Jewell, Andrew Keens, Natalea LeFrancois, Chloe Lombardi, Shaun Lucier, Isabella Mancino, Ava Mieczkowski, Daniel Milanese, Olivia Pascarell, Faith Rescott, Benjamin Riston, Jake Rizzo, Saeryn Sawyer, Nathan Stay, Dylan Sutton, Kara Teal, Thurston Thomas, Wyatt Thorsen, Emily Wallace, Victoria Whitney, Dane Wiedman, Kaitlyn Willsie.





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