The next Schodack Democrats' meeting is Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 PM at the Peter Andrews VFW on Scott Ave. in Castleton.
Nassau Sportsman Club sponsors pipeline forum
There will be another public forum on a gas pipeline proposed to be routed through the towns of Schodack, Nassau and Stephentown and possibly include a large compressor station in East Schodack.
Sponsored by: Nassau Sportsman Club, Nassau, NY
Saturday, February 28, 2015 , 1-3 p.m.
Nassau Sportsman Club
370 Boyce Rd. Nassau, NY
A special guest will present videos at 12 pm and the major presentation will be from 1-3 pm, including a “Q&A” session.
The environmental impacts, health & safety concerns, economic loss and the rights of individuals and communities will be discussed.
Public is invited, parking & event are free.
John Serio : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Nathan: email@example.com
Bob Connors: 518-781-4686
Schodack Democratic Committee creates subcommittees at December meeting
Attendees at the December meeting started the process of creating subcommittees that all interested Democrats can participate in.
Times Union Editorial slams DA Abelove
The new Rensselaer County district attorney faces potential conflicts of interest.
He should take every step possible to ensure such cases are handled scrupulously.
Not two months into his administration, we're seeing troubling signs that Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove doesn't understand the importance of avoiding even the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Since taking office on Jan. 1, Mr. Abelove has already faced a couple of tests of how to handle cases that pose questions of propriety. Regrettably, he has failed both."
More at the Times Union
RensCo Legislative Chair Martin Reid illegally collected unemployment benefits, Abelove refuses to charge him with felony
"The chairman of the Rensselaer County Legislature "wilfully and intentionally misrepresented the facts" when he collected more than $15,000 in state unemployment benefits while being paid $30,000 a year for his government work.
That assessment of legislative Chairman Martin T. Reid's improper receipt of unemployment benefits was made last year by a state administrative law judge in a decision that was never made public. The state Labor Department recently turned over copies of the judge's ruling, and other records in the case — including Reid's county time slips and his certifications to the state that he qualified for the benefits — to the Rensselaer County district attorney's office for review as a potential criminal case.
Despite the referral, it's unclear if newly elected Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove will pursue the case."
More at the Times Union
A birthday tribute to the late Gov. Mario Cuomo
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