The next Schodack Democrats' meeting is Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 PM at the Peter Andrews VFW on Scott Ave. in Castleton.
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Kinder Morgan Pipeline open house April 13
Kinder Morgan's open house for Rensselaer County, at which questions on the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Project (NED) may be asked, has been re-scheduled for April 13, 2015, from 6-8 p.m.
The open house will be at the Green Meadow Elementary School, 234 Schuurman Rd., Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033.
A representative of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) should also be available at the open house to answer questions.
Public is invited, parking & event are free.
John Serio : email@example.com
Sandy Nathan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Connors: 518-781-468
Read more in the Berkshire Eagle.
Democrats take the lead on pipeline
The Rensselaer County Democratic Committee has come to the aid of the group that is trying to educate residents about the Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct (NED) pipeline.
In order to use the Maple Hill High School auditorium for an informational meeting on May 5th, the group needed to provide insurance. As a group made up of citizens, there wasn't any way they couldn't provide the insurances.
When asked, county chair Tom Wade was quick to help.
The Stop NY Fraked Gas Pipeline informational session will take place on Tuesday, May 5 from 6 to 8:30 PM. The first hour is informal with informational tables and time for one-on-one discussions before the formal presentation.
It is important that all residents learn more about this project and how it will affect all of us.
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
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