Tuesday Nov 19
Valatie man arrested in connection to scrap metal theft
STUYVESANT, N.Y. A 40-year-old Valatie man has been arrested and charged after police say he stole thousands of pounds of scrap metal.
The Huffington Post
"Open Letter to Parents About Testing" From New York State School Principals
This letter is by New York State principals and is addressed to New York State parents, but it could just as well be addressed to every parent in the United States.
Albany Times Union
Softening a tax on hard cider
Sen. Charles Schumer samples some of the liquor produced at Harvest Spirts Distillery by proprietor Derek Grout, right, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Golden Harvest Farms in Valatie, N.Y. Sen. Schumer came to Golden Harvest to promote his CIDER Act legislation which would lower the tax rate that hard cider is calculated at.
The Journal News
Teachers, parents criticize Common Core at state forum
Several hundred people packed into a middle school auditorium on Thursday to sound off on the state's newly implemented Common Core standards, as the Education Department kicked off the first of its revamped forums on the more-stringent student requirements.