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2017


June/July Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Do We Really Need to “Streamline” the Environmental Protections of SEQRA?, June/July 2017

200,000 marched in DC Heat Report back — Circle Up, June/July 2017

Candidates Night August 16 Save the Pine Bush Dinner, June/July 2017

Save the Pine Bush Volunteers Win Victory for Open Records, June/July 2017

The Future of Solid Waste in Albany Everyone Needs to Join the Discussion! , June/July 2017


May/June Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Is the Earth Running a Fever? Meteorological Forecaster Hugh Johnson Speaks, May/June 2017

Albany County Legislature Rejects Banning Polystyrene Foam, May/June 2017

Initial Public Comments Delivered in Albany on March 31st at the Public Hearing on SEQRA,May/June 2017

Proposed changes in SEQRA Why Now?, May/June 2017


March/April Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

There would be no Pine Bush Today without Save the Pine Bush and Rezsin Adams, March/April 2017

Kim Fraczek Speaks about the Sane Energy Project and Mapping Pipelines, March/April 2017

Step up and Advocate for the Styrofoam Ban in Albany County!, March/April 2017

PAUSE Corrects the Record on the Bank Protest,March/April 2017

Proclamation — Monday, February 13, 2017 to be: “Rezsin Adams Day”, March/April 2017

 


January/February Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Climate Change and Hell and High Waters, Jan/Feb 2017

Albany County & Banning Styrofoam, Jan/Feb 2017

People of Albany United for Safe Energy — PAUSE Year in Review, Jan/Feb 2017

Ecosystem Commonalities and the Albany Pine Bush, Jan/Feb 2017

Call-In Week to Governor Cuomo - Coming Up January 23-27, 2017, Jan/Feb 2017


2016


November/December 2016 Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Climate Change and Arthropod-borne Diseases, Nov/Dec 2016

Overview of Climate Crisis and NY Renews, Nov/Dec 2016

Landfill Expansion Proposal in the Town of Colonie, Nov/Dec 2016

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Releases 2017 Draft Management Plan Update, Nov/Dec 2016

Bad air a problem in the South End, Nov/Dec 2016


October Dinner Announcement - Download printable PDF version

Peter Henner, Oct 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Judith Enck Meets with Ezra Prentice Residents Sept/Oct 2016

Neil Gifford - Good News about the Pine Bush Sept/Oct 2016


August/Sept 2016 Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Environmental Injustice at Ezra Prentice Apartments and
Community Health Study
Aug/Sept 2016

Save the Pine Bush — Addressing Climate Change Aug/Sept 2016

What is Bethlehem Ecodefense? Aug/Sept 2016

Wind Energy Aug/Sept 2016

Albany Solid Waste Problem Still Not Addressed Openly Aug/Sept 2016

Tour Sustainable Materials Management Facilities Aug/Sept 2016

 


May/June 2016 Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Hydroelectric Power from Canada: Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change, May/June 2016

Dan McCoy Speaks at Save the Pine Bush, May/June 2016

Pipeline News, May/June 2016


March/April 2016 Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

40 Karner Road Clean Up - Saturday April 16 at 9 AM

Former Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols: Politics & Tobacco, March/April 2016

Are Cuomo’s Oil Spill Trailers a Fix for Spilled Oil?, March/April 2016

Henry Diamond, First DEC Commissioner, Dies, March/April 2016


January/February 2016 Newsletter - Download printable PDF version

Ward Stone Speaks, January/February 2016

Don Reeb— The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, January/February 2016

A thorn in the Pine Bush, January/February 2016


2015


November/December Newsletter - Download printable PDF version


December Dinner Announcement - Download printable PDF version

October Dinner Announcement - Download printable PDF version


September/October 2015- Download printable PDF version

Bakken Crude Oil Rail Shipments in Decline, But Surplus Tank Cars a Problem, September/October 2015

Say ‘No’ to proposed pipeline, September/October 2015

Crossing paths: Area farmers fear risks from 2 gas pipeline proposals,September/October 2015

Hi again, Karner blue, September/October 2015


June/July 2015- Download printable PDF version

Neil Gifford Brings Good News, June/July 2015

Anaerobic Digestion and Composting of Organics, June/July 2015

The Unforeseen Consequences of Tobacco, June/July 2015

Save the Pine Bush loses a friend Peter J.R. Buttner, June/July 2015

4 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Recycling at Home, June/July 2015

Lupine Photo, June/July 2015

 


May/June 2015- Download printable PDF version

City of Albany Office of Energy and Sustainability Visits Save the Pine Bush, May/June 2015

May 20 SPB Program to Feature Anaerobic Digestion and Composting of Organics, May/June 2015

New York state going dark to save birds, May/June 2015

Karner blue to get habitat in Saratoga Spa State Park, May/June 2015


2014


 

October/November, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

Why is the Green Party challenging the Governor? Theresa Portelli Speaks to SPB, October/November, 2014

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy Speaks about the Environment and Legislation, October/November, 2014

Sally’s Recycling Corner: Top Things to RecycleOctober/November, 2014

History Uncovered Cartographer John Wolcott pinpoints the location of an important 1614 Dutch trading post,October/November, 2014

John Wolcott Day,October/November, 2014

Bomb Train Rally, October/November, 2014


August/September, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

Pine Bush Gets National Status, August/September, 2014

Public Advocate Dominick Calsolaro, August/September, 2014

Michael McLaughlin, Director of Research for Albany County Executive Dan McCoy Speaks to SPB, August/September, 2014

Editorial: A toast to the Pine Bush, August/September, 2014


May/June, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

Chris Amato Speaks About the Oil Trains May/June, 2014

Earth Day Update from NYPIRG and Environmental Advocates, May/June, 2014

Size of the Albany County Legislature, May/June, 2014


March/April, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

April Dinner-Hike Notice, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

Don Reeb Speaks to Save the Pine Bush, Mar/Apr, 2014

The Trans Pacific Partnership Explained by Sue DuBois, Mar/Apr, 2014

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Styrofoam Ban and Protection of the Pine Bush, Mar/Apr, 2014

Sally's Recycling Corner:Tires, Mar/Apr, 2014

 


January/February, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

February Dinner-Hike Notice, 2014 - Download printable PDF version

Mayor Kathy Sheehan Speaks to Save the Pine Bush, Jan/Feb, 2014

The Crude Oil Threat to New York State: The Capital Region as the Focus of Oil-by-Rail, Jan/Feb, 2014

Sally's Recycling Corner:Things that can be recycled: 14 unique items, Jan/Feb, 2014


2013


September/October 2013 - Download printable PDF version

The Importance of the Tivoli Preserve, September/October, 2013

Historic Rapp Road Community,September/October, 2013

Local Food Waste Update,September/October, 2013

The road to justice is paved with truth,September/October, 2013


May/June 2013 - Download printable PDF version

Historic Rapp Road Community— An Update, May/June2013

Horizontality and Consensus: Group Decision Making for a True Democracy, May/June2013

SPB Tours Historic Power Station in Karner, May/June2013

Earth Day SPB Dinner, May/June2013

Letter to the Editor, May/June2013

Puerto Rico protects premier turtle nesting site, May/June2013

 


March/April 2013 - Download printable PDF version

Save the Pine Bush Loses A Very Dear Friend, Louise Burch, March/April 2013

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk After the Election: Doing the Peoples’ Work, March/April 2013

My Cry, a poem by Grace Nichols, March/April 2013

Forward the Climate — Protest in Washington, DC, March/April 2013

1 Rapp Road, Extension Development, March/April 2013

Sally’s Recycling Corner, from WomansDay.Com, March/April 2013

 


January/February 2013 - Download printable PDF version

Lou Ismay and the Environmental Forum, January/February 2013

Save the Pine Bush Turns 35 in February, January/February 2013

Sally’s Recycling Corner How To Get Guests to Recycle at Your Holiday Party, January/February 2013

Composting Food Waste in the City of Troy, January/February 2013

 


 

2012


November Dinner Announcement - Download printable PDF version

Proclamation Calling on Congress to Fund Urgently Needed Services in Albany County and Throughout the United States by Reducing Military Spending, November, 2012


October/November - Download printable PDF version

Lyme Disease: A Growing Epidemic, October/November 2012

Final Karner Blue Habitat Along Wood Road in Clifton Park Approved for Clearing, Grading as “Shovel Ready”, October/November 2012

Composting of Food Waste in Charleston, South Carolina, October/November 2012

Press Release from Sierra Club and Save the Pine Bush, October/November 2012

Proposed Land Bank in Albany County, October/November 2012


August/September - Download printable PDF version

Coeymens Debates Importing Garbage, August/September, 2012

Waste-to-Energy Plant for Bethlehem?,August/September, 2012

The Way We Were, August/September, 2012

Public gets say on Wood Road DCG project in Clifton Park, August/September, 2012

Guess what: Study finds herbicides are bad for amphibians, August/September, 2012


May/June - Download printable PDF version

Jerry Jennings Blinked, May/June, 2012

Neil Gifford of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Speaks, May/June, 2012

Ward Stone is a Hero, May/June, 2012

How and why did the City of Albany destroy so much of the Albany Pine Bush?, May/June, 2012

Save the Pine Bush GIS Class, May/June, 2012


March/April - Download printable PDF version

Equinox - Earth Day - Every Day, March/April, 2012

Run Away Climate: Steven Leibo, PhD Speaks About Climate Change at Save the Pine Bush Dinner, March/April, 2012

Southern Life, Northern City: The History of Albany’s Rapp Road Community, March/April, 2012

Here’s 10 quick tips for reusing coffee grounds, March/April, 2012

Bonding for Landfill “Restoration”, March/April, 2012


January/February - Download printable PDF version

Archaeology in the Pine Bush, January/February 2012

Save the Pine Bush GIS Class, January/February 2012

Late Fall Hike Report, January/February 2012

Pesticide FOILS in process January/February 2012

Sally’s Recycling Corner — New Year Green Resolutions, January/February 2012

Mark Your Calendars! January/February 2012

Schenectady Pine Bush sees Preservation boost, January/February 2012

 


2011


July/August - Download printable PDF version

The Farnsworth Middle School Pine Bush Project, July/August 2011

Fishers in the Pine Bush!, July/August 2011

Pine Bush fires cut tick threat, from the Times Union, July/August 2011

Sally’s Recycling corner, Where Can I Find a Trustworthy E-cycler? July/August 2011


May/June 2011 - Download printable PDF version

Habitat Restoration and Mitigation Project: How it Fits in to the Preserve Goals for Restoration -Neil Gifford Gives Save the Pine Bush Dinner Talk in March, 2011, May/June 2011

No Frack-ing Way, May/June 2011

Researching the Unpreserved Lands, May/June 2011

Electronics Recycling a Huge Success, May/June 2011

Sally’s Recycling corner, May/June 2011


March/April, 2011 - Download printable PDF version

Dr. George Robinson Sheds Light on Landfills, their Possibilities and Problems Post-closure, March/April, 2011

Ad Hoc Albany Committee To Uphold Environmental Law, March/April, 2011

Organic “Waste” Composting: A Random Local Update Courtesy of Mother Nature, I spent my “snow day” talking trash, March/April, 2011

Pine Bush Parcels Project, March/April, 2011

Sally’s Recycling Corner, March/April, 2011


January/February 2011 - Download printable PDF version

What’s afoot at the Preserve?!, January/February 2011

Update on Albany’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), January/February 2011

Rethink Plans for Disposal Facility, January/February 2011

Sally’s Recycling corner from the NY Time The Dump, January/February 2011


Download Save the Pine Bush's Comments on Albany's Solid Waste Plan


2010


November/December - Download printable PDF version

Draft Solid Waste Management Plan Needs Closer Look & Changes, November/December 2010

Environmentalists Honor Ward Stone, November/December 2010

Plant linked to Lyme risk, November/December 2010

Researcher: Coyote is Part Wolf, November/December 2010

Recycling ‘Tiny Trash’ -- Cigarette Butts, November/December 2010


September/October - Download printable PDF version

We Want Ward in Our Backyard, September/October 2010

Town of Colonie is in the Process of Revoking Protection of the Pine Bush! September/October 2010

The Wonderful Wildlife Pathology Unit, September/October 2010

Time for the City of Albany to Enforce the Pesticide Ordinance, September/October 2010


July/August - Download printable PDF version

Ward Stone, Environmental Hero, Speaks, July/August 2010

The Great Pesticide Hunt - How Grace Nichols Discovered
the City Violated Their Own Pesticide Ordinance, July/August 2010

Nighthawks, July/August 2010

United National Antiwar Conference to be Held in Albany - Why Save the Pine Bush Supporters Need to Attend,July/August 2010

Action Alerts! Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan -Deadline for Public Comments: August 16, 2010, July/August 2010

Speak Out on Pesticides - Please Come to City Hall on July 14 at 6pm, July/August 2010


May/June - Download printable PDF version

Turnabout defeats Albany landfill vote again - Last-minute changed vote leaves the expansion of Albany’s landfill uncertain, May/June 2010

New Yorkers for Zero Waste Platform 2010, May/June 2010

Town of Colonie Planning Board, May/June 2010

Comments on the Solid Waste Management Plan by Mike Kernan, May/June 2010

Sally’s Recycling Corner, May/June 2010


March/April - Download printable PDF version

Storm Over the Mountains - John Wolcott advocates for preserving Thacher Park, March/April 2010

Composting on a Large Scale, Is large-scale composting better for humans and the environment than incineration for disposing of organics?, March/April 2010

Zero Waste or Waste Authority?, Update on the City of Albany’s Solid Waste Management Plan, March/April 2010

NYS Climate Action Council, March/April 2010


January/February - Download printable PDF version

Regional Solid Waste Authority - Inevitable or will Citizens have a say?, January/February 2010

New York State Solid Waste Management Plan, January/February 2010

Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Conference, January/February 2010

Yesterday’s News, January/February 2010

Amicus Brief, January/February 2010

Sally's Recycling Corner, January/February 2010


2009

 

October/November 2009 - Download printable PDF version

Bringing Back Sustainable Karner Blue Populations, October/November, 2009

September Biogas Talk, October/November, 2009

Buckmoth Monitoring, October/November, 2009

Neither a Borrower or a Lender Be, October/November, 2009

Pesticide Reductions Won at Albany Common Council - We can fight City Hall and Win!, October/November, 2009

Sally’s Recycling Corner: Recycling Mystery: Medication, October/November, 2009


September 2009 - Download printable PDF version

Candidates for Albany City-Wide Races Speak to SPB, September, 2009


August/September 2009 - Download printable PDF version

Butterfly Populations Decimated in Albany Preserve, August/September, 2009

Save the Pine Bush To Argue Standing In The Court Of Appeals, August/September, 2009

Save the Pine Bush July Composting Presentation, August/September, 2009

Sign Anti-Pesticide Petition!, August/September, 2009

Sally’s Recycling Corner, August/September, 2009


June/July 2009 - Download printable PDF version

Ward Stone Speaks - Rachel Carson Day Speech: “Let the Preserve be a Preserve!”, Jun/Jul 09

Sally’s Recycling Corner, Jun/Jul 09

Sally’s Worm Bin, Jun/Jul 09

The Orange Leachate of Rapp Road, Jun/Jul 09

Updates - Village of Colonie Meeting and the Hotel, Jun/Jul 09


 

March/April 2009 - Download printable PDF version

Solid Waste Management Plan Steering Committee, Mar/Apr 09

Bert Writes to the Army Corps, Mar/Apr 09

Trader’s Hill Found - Part Two of “Looking For Trader’s Hill”, (Read Part One), Mar/Apr 09

 


 

January/February 2009 - Download printable PDF version

Marriott Hotel Poised to Destroy only Known Upstate Colony of Rare Worm Snake, Jan/Feb 09

DEC’s Dump Hearing December 3, 2008, Jan/Feb 09

Looking For Trader’s Hill A Sand Hill Lost and Forgotten in a Sea of Sand Hills, Jan/Feb 09

Waiting for Mercy, the movie about Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain, Jan/Feb 09

Sally’s Recycling Corner, Jan/Feb 09

 


2008

November/December 2008 - Download printable PDF version

DEC sets Public Hearing on Landfill in the Pine Bush, Nov/Dec 08

The Hotel Is Back Now, it is all up to the Common Council, Nov/Dec 08

Hotel Eligible for Tax Incentive, Nov/Dec 08

Genetic Tests on Ticks May Reveal Secrets of Lyme Disease, Nov/Dec 08

Making a Living as a Trash Picker The Landfill in Guatemala City, Nov/Dec 08

Zeroing Out Waste Conference, Nov/Dec 08

 


September/October 2008 - Download printable PDF version

Rare Worm Snake found on Proposed Hotel Site. Its time for the City to do the right thing, Sept/Oct 08

The Solution to the Garbage Problem, Sept/Oct 08

Surveys seek to define status of night birds, from the Assoicated Press, Sept/Oct 08

Careful In The Pine Bush, from the Times Union, Sept/Oct 08

A Note from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Newsletter, Sept/Oct 08

Sad News— Update on Yassin Aref’s Appeal, Sept/Oct 08


 

July/August 2008 - Download printable PDF version

Court Room Door Slammed Shut on Save the Pine Bush, SPB Loses Clifton Park Case, Jul/Aug 08

Son of Mountains Virtual Book Signing, Jul/Aug 08

In the Shade of a Tree, In honor of the virtual book signing, Yassin Aref wrote this special essay for Save the Pine Bush, Jul/Aug 08

Oral Argument in Hotel Case Heard in Appellate Division, Jul/Aug 08


 

May/June 2008 - Download printable PDF version

Earth Week Celebration, May/June, 08

Save the Pine Bush Loses in Clifton Park, No one can advocate for the Karner Blue, May/June, 08

We Need the Environmental Access to Justice Act, Write to Your NYS Senator — We Must Change the Standing Rules for SEQRA! May/June, 08

Sally’s Recycling Corner, May/June 08

Please Complete the Survey!, May/June, 08

 


March/April 2008

Save the Pine BushTurns 30

Save the Pine Bush Goes to the Appellate Division Over Butterflies in Clifton Park

Looking Forward - Save the Pine Bush 30th Anniversary, February 20, 2008

A Tribute To Lew Oliver


January/February 2008

Karine Franke - Vote for the Karner Blue for New York State Butterfly

Stop the Hotel! - Ask the Governor and the Mayor To Do the Right Thing

City Can’t Decide! - More about the Hotel Case

Celebrate Save the Pine Bush's 30 Years of Advocacy for the Pine bush!

Sally’s Recycling Corner


2007


October/November 2007

The Hotel is Back and Badder than Ever! Some Common Council Members Support Save the Pine Bush

What is Missing? Why is the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hotel Incomplete?

Proposed Housing Development in Guilderland Woodsfield Estate

The Pine Bush Makes the Grade - Sierra Club Included the Pine Bush in America’s Wild Legacy - 52 Places: A Sierra Club Report

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center, an Opinion, by Lynne Jackson

New Feature: Sally’s Recycling Corner

Pine Bush Commission Update

A Field Guide to the Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)


August/September 2007

The Goal is to Phase Out Landfills
Val Washinton Speaks to Save the Pine Bush

Town of Clifton Park Ignores Pleas for Butterflies

Transforming our world, One butterfly at a a time, reprinted from the Altamont Enterprise

News from Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission - The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Requests written public comments on Management Plan

Hot line, methane, recycling answers needed, written by DOMINICK CALSOLARO

News from our SCRAP Friends

Save the Pine Bush Wins Second Round - Win on Hotel Case Upheld by Supreme Court

We Have the Power


June/July 2007

Stop the Landfill Expansion — Get Involved!

The Pine Bush Discovery Center Opens, Why Does the Discovery Center Look Like a Bank?

News from Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

New York State’s Most Successful Predators – Coyotes & Fishers

We Want the Bigger Better Bottle Bill!

The Dump Expansion is for Who?

Albany places in dirty dozen, City’s decision to expand dump into preserve lands it on environmental group’s list of polluters


May 2007

At life's end, what's a proper burial for a bulb?
Mercury in energy-efficient fluorescents poses a recycling problem


April/May, 2007

Save the Pine Bush Wins the Hotel Case

Massive Opposition to Proposed Landfill Expansion

Action Guide to Citizens who can’t stand the smell or who think the Pine Bush is no place for a dump

Save the Pine Bush T-Shrits No Dump in the Pine Bush!

Proposed Landfill Expansion a Collision of Factors, State Needs to Take Action — An Opinion

Step It Up - National Day of Climate Action, Albany, NY

Nanotech Watch


February/March, 2007

Expansion of the Landfill in the Pine Bush — The Battle Begins!


January 2007

Clty to fund study of pine barrens. Goal is Saving Woodlawn area

Cartoon

 


2006


December 2006/January 2007

What Part of the Pine Bush Does the City Want for Allied Waste?

Take the Bus and Leave the Car at Home

Save the Pine Bush Barred from Court

Waste-To-Energy - A Very, Very, Expensive Solution to Garbage


October/November 2006

Garbage or the Pine Bush? City of Albany Proposes to take Pine Bush for its third landfill expansion proposal

Assemblyman John McEneny Speaks about the Landfill

What Can People Do With Their Garbage? Debbie Jackson Speaks about Reduce, Reuse and Recycling

Save the Pine Bush Sues the Town of Clifton Park over Development Approval - Karner Blue Habitat Threatened


September

Save the Pine Bush Wins a Round
Wins Standing in Lawsuit Against the
City over the Hotel

August

First step in landfill expansion approved — Pine Bush panel OKs digging of test wells, but McEneny blocks state bill to add acreage - Printed in the Times Union

July/August 2006

Its not a Garbage Problem — Its an Economic Problem, Commissioner Bruce speaks to Save the Pine Bush

City of Albany Attempts to Sneak Legislation Past the Public Removing Land from the Pine Bush Preserve

Letter to the Editor - Bigger Better Bottle Bill

The Albany Common Council –The Debate and the Vote

The Albany Common Council –Editorial Comment by Lynne Jackson


May/June 2006

Save the Pine Bush Sues City of Albany Over Rezoning of Land

No Magic Bullet: Solving the Garbage Problem

A Plan for Planning

Environmental Study Requires Restoration of Karner Blue Habitat in Clifton Park


March/April 2006

Integrating the Landfill into the Pine Bushor What do you do with a Landfill?

Waste-to-Energy - One Solution to the Garbage Issue

Petition Filed With State Dec Seeks Ruling On 1994 - Protection Agreement For Karner Blue In Clifton Park

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire - Mayor Jennings’ Landfill Plan Death Knell to the Pine Bush Preserve

 


January/February 2006

Common Council votes to Suppress Public Comment

What to do with the Garbage

Metroland Local Heros Issue -- Features one Save the Pine Bush Volunteer, Lynne Jackson

Common Council Ignores Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Massive Empire Zone in Clifton Park's Wood Road Corridor Set for Review

 


2005


 

November/December 05

Albany wants to Dedicate a
Dump to the Preserve

The Nature Conservancy Objects to
Landfill Proposal in the Pine Bush
-- Writes letter to City and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Environmental Report
Omits Essential Letter

Another Missing Letter -- Save the Pine Bush Comments on Residence Inn FEIS

Turkey vultures in pitch pine trees -- Really Cool Photos by Sandra Camp


September Dinner Notice

Plan would double landfill’s life

Pine Bush burn feeds Karner blue

September Press Conference & News Reports

Save the Pine Bush Asks the Albany Common Council for Justice - Mayor Jennings Tricks the City Over the Landfill in the Pine Bush

Daily Gazette Editorial - September 9, 2005

WAMC News Story about the Landfill Expansion in the Pine Bush


August/September 05

Shawn Morris
Speaks to Save the Pine Bush

Town of Colonie to Adopt Comprehensive Plan

Albany Pine Bush Nature Cache:
Participation Encourages Public Land Stewardship

Albany Has Chosen Bad Site for Dump


April/May 05 Newsletter

Residence Inn Hotel Proposal is Back! - Attend the Public Hearing, Monday, April 18, 7 pm, Albany City Hall

Woodsfield Estate Proposal is Back! - Attend the Public Hearing, Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm, Guilderland Town Hall

How fares the Karner Blue? Part Two


February/March 05 Newsletter

Warning that ‘Extinction is Forever,’ advocates for endangered Karner Blue Butterfly speak out at Clifton Park Town Board meeting

How fares the Karner Blue?

Blues Connection


January 05 Dinner Notice

Taking Lyme Fight to the Field (Reprinted from the NY Times)

Butterfly outmuscles rivals in mascot race - Pine Bush Elementary gives Karner blue a 4-year term in close vote (Reprinted from the Times Union)


2004


December 04/January 05 Newsletter

Coyotes in the Pine Bush

Roads in the Pine Bush - John Poorman Speaks about the CDTC


October 04 Dinner Notice

Crossgates Hotel Proposal in the Pine Bush - Scoping Document

You Can Help Save the Pine Bush in The Town of Colonie Write Letters — Attend a Hearing

 


September/October 04 Newsletter

David Soares, Candidate for Albany County District Attorney

Crossgates Wants to Build a Hotel in the Pine Bush, Will they never go away?

Ward Stone Speaks about the Most Important Environmental Problems of Our Time

News from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

 


July/August 04 Newsletter

Charette a Charade - DOT Throws a Bone to the Pine Bush While Helping Big Business Get Bigger

Moratoriums

Being Green Isn’t Good Enough Anymore
James Hoard Kunstler Speaks


 

June 04 Dinner Notice

Clear-cutting: (Believe it or Not ) Can Sometimes Be Good for the Pine Bush

Suburban Life Linked To Obesity


May/June 04 Newsletter

An Albany County Environmental Mystery

From the Top: The Environmental Picture of the
Capital District
, From the People Who Really Know

Buy High Point, Don’t Let It be Sold Out

Make Your Voice Heard!!!
Hearings Set for the Albany Corridor Study by the NYS Thruway

Roads are Killing the Pine Bush


February/March 04 Newsletter

Save the Pine Bush Sues Crossgates Maul and Asks the City to Deny Crossgates Hotel Proposal

Who Owns Life?
Canadian Farmer Sued by Monsanto

From the Newsletter of
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Forty Acres of Pine Bush Slated for Destruction
in the Town of Colonie

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Wants Your Opinion And Save the Pine Bush Would Like You to Tell Them!

Save the Pine Bush X-Country Ski Update

 

 

 


2003


December 03/January 04 Newsletter

Crossgates Casts a Dark Shadow
Over the Pine Bush

Scenic Hudson Visits SPB
Mary Ann Johnson Speaks About Sprawl

Invasive Species in the Pine Bush
Steve Rice Studies the Black Locust

Guilderlandt

Final Recovery Plan Issued

Garage Sale Sucess!
A Big Thnk You to Volunteers


October/November Newsletter

Subdivision Proposed for Full Protection Area

Woodlawn and the Western Pine Bush: Next Steps — Volunteer Now to Protect this land!

SEMETECH North Is Now at The State University at Albany

Discovery Center in the Pine Bush, The New Director, Mike Venuti, Speaks to Save the Pine Bush

Tupperware Party, Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-9:00 pm

Crossword Puzzle - Try your hand at our first Save the Pine Bush Crossword puzzle!

 

 


July/August Newsletter

Sprawl Costs Money

Speak Out for Pine Bush Preservation - Public Hearing, Monday, July 14 at 7:30 PM, Schenectady City Hall

Pyramid Wants More

The Honorable Jack McEneny Reports on the Legislature

Lyme Disease Warning for Pets and their Humans


June Dinner Notice

 

May/June Newsletter

Does Sprawl Promote Lyme Disease?

City Owned Land Up for Grabs, Pine Bush in Schenectady threatened by development

Earth Day Update, Five Speakers Tell Us the State of the Earth at April’s Dinner

Save the Pine Bush is 25!

City Plans More Destruction of the Pine Bush

Crossgates is a Bad Neighbor

Avila Keeps Advertising

A Comfy White Quilt for Karner Blues, Reprinted from the Times Union, Tuesday, February 18, 2003


 

January/February Newsletter

The Federal Karner Blue Butterfly Recovery Plan

The Patroon Creek and the Pine Bush

The Karner Blue Loses Another Battle -- Senior Housing Gets Approved &another nail appears in the coffin of the Karner Blue

Volunteers Protest Construction of Avila House

 

 


2002


December 02 Dinner/Hike Notice

Pursuing Quality in the Capital Region - - CDTC & CDRPC Issue a Draft Report

Early Reference to the Pine Bush Discovered in the Dutch Records of Beverwyck

$321,000 GRANT TO AID KARNER BLUE HABITATS


October/November 02

New Plan for the Preserve - 2002 Management Plan Revealed

State Recognizes The Promised Land - Re-printed from the Altamont Enterprise, 9/19/02

Open Space Plan Released - The Pine Bush is Top Priority in Region 4

In Flurry of Motion, Lessons Take Wing - Guilderland Farnsworth Middle School students raise, track butterflies - Reprinted from the Times Union, 9/14/02


August/September 02

SPB Files Appeal - - An Appeal Against the Avila Approval

Guilderland Approves Another Pine Bush Development

Preserve Not Feeling the Burn

The News comes to the Pine Bush - Dina Cappiello Speaks

Margallen Fichter Passed Away -The Pine Bush Loses a Friend

 


May/June 02

Save the Pine Bush Wins A Round - TNC Buys 19 Acres
Where Vinyl Golf Dome Proposed

Save the Pine Bush - Loses Teresian House Case

From a key observer of life: a plea to save biodiversity

Woodsfields Estates - Houses that Should Not Be Built

Books for Butterflies


February/March 02

Save the Pine Bush Wins - SEFCU To Move Away

Carnivores in the Pine - Bush Roland Kays Explains Which, Where & Who Cares

Unhealthy Choice - Reprinted from Metroland, January 31, 2002, by Kathryn Schulz

Notes from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Newsletter, January 2002

Books for Butterflies

Holiday Party

Public Hearing in Guilderland - Housing Development Seeks to Destroy 100 acres of Pine Bush


2001


December 01/January 02

Save the Pine Bush Sues Over Senior Housing in the Pine Bush - Proposed Project to be built behind Teresian House

Our Favorite Butterfly - The Karner Blue in 2001

News from the Pine Bush Commission - Notes from the Albany Pine Preserve Commission October Newsletter

Sprawl Kills - Sedentary lifestyle can mean obesity and a shorter life in a land without sidewalks.


October/November 01

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Proposes a New Plan - Mark October 18 to Attend Hearing

Greening Your World

Write to Bishop Howard Hubbard - Karner Blue in Serious Trouble

Planning Boards - A Comparison

Ward Stone Receives EPA Award

Albany Pine Bush Sketches - Still Time to See
the Beautiful Oils of the - Albany Pine Bush - Show until the October 31

Helena English Passed Away - The Pine Bush Loses a Friend

 


September 01

Lyme Disease Update


August/September 01

Roman Catholic Diocese Proposes, Senior Housing in the Pine Bush , Karner Blue in Serious Trouble

Candidates Night - Remember to Vote! Lasagna & Politics

SUNYA Destroys Pine Bush for Sprawl

John Wolcott, Honored by the New York State Assembly, Wants to see More Preservation

Save the Pine Bush Makes it to New Hampshire

Albany Pine Bush Sketches - A Collection of 22 oil paintings of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, August 5 to October 31

Dr. Robert Raymond Passed Away The Pine Bush Loses a Friend


July 01

John Wolcott announces that he will give his share of the Bush Taxe Rebate to Save the Pine Bush

UAlbany Plan Adds to Sprawl — Reprinted from the Times Union Sunday, July 8, 2001

May/June 01

After 12-Year Battle, the Pine Bush Losses — The Court Decision Could have been Worse

We Are Always Running After a Moving Bulldozer — Helen Desfosses Speaks

Environmental Justice, Pollution, Sprawl and a New and Better Albany — Aaron Mair Talks About Albany

Just In Time For Spring! Plant Native Pine Bush Species In Your Back Yard!

Our Friends, the Oak Openings Region Preservation Alliance — Protecting the Ohio Oak Openings

I love fly fishing! (Drinking Water in Guilderland) — by Dr. Peter Buttner

 


2000


December 00/January 01

Save the Pine Bush Loses First Round on Landfill - Clean Water takes a Dive to Garbage

Touhey Builds While Save the Pine Bush Goes to Court

Common Council Approves an Office Complex at 365 Washington Avenue Extension - Council Member Carol Wallace Makes Eloquent Plea for the Pine Bush Preservation

Willie Janeway Comes to Visit

Camera Study of Pine Bush Meat-eaters

More on the West Nile Virus

 Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Asks for a Cleaner Patroon Creek


October/November 00

Ward Stone and the West Nile Virus

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Begins an Updated Plan for Pine Bush Preservation

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Crisis

Black Locust Have Some Good Uses!


August/September 00

SPB Sues City & DEC Over Illegal Landfill in the Pine Bush

Exploring Bus Service to the Pine Bush

Jerry Mueller brings Lasagna to Nicaragua - The Pine Bush as Example for the World


May/June 00

The Pine Bush Wins! - State Buys Site of Proposed Office Complex

Ken Runion Visits Save the Pine Bush

Making Good in Their Own Hometown - EPA Honors Aaron Mair and Farnsworth Middle School

Save the Pine Bush Loses a Round - Judge Teresi Rules in Favor of Charlie Touhey

Zero Cut - End the Logging on our National Forests

No Butterfly Releases - Throw Rice, Not Butterflies at Weddings

Action Alert! Guilderland Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing, Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00


March/April 00

The 1914 Pine Bush Preserve - What became of it?

Emergency Appeal and the Landfill

More Land is Purchased

Governor Promises 600 Acres for the Pine Bush Preserve

Save the Pine Bush Co-Sponsors Regional Growth Patterns of the Capital District - A Presentation by Todd Fabozzi of the Geographical Information System for the Capital District Regional Planning Commission


1999
December 1999, January 2000

Garbage in the Pine Bush - City Proposes Landfill Expansion

SPB Files Most Unpopular Suit Yet - Sues the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

The Thruway Authority Comes Across Royally

Thank You to All Who Responded to the Emergency Appeal

1st Annual Pine Bush Walk-a-Thon a Sucess!


October/November, 1999

Save the Pine Bush Sues City - Back in Court with Charlie Touhey

Pushing and Pulling West: Pending Extensions of the Boundaries of the Pine Bush Preserve

Michael Breslin Speaks


July/August, 1999

Save the Pine Bush Sues Albany Common Council Over Illegal Office Complex

The Portland Plan - A Better Way To Grow

Well, How About Here? Can We Plan the Capital District?

Pyramid Goes To Court Sprawl Malls Need Lawyers, Too

Gotta Watch'em Like Hawks - Can't Trust Nobody

Mayor Jennings' Bankrupt Pine Bush Policy And Loss of Words Exposed

How Well is the Pine Bush Doing?

Fire? What Fire? Pine Bush Better Than Ever


April/May, 1999

Action Alert! Call your Common Council Member - Ask to Vote No on Touhey

Council Sacrifices Pine Bush - Nitido, Hershberg Win

The Deer Crisis - No Easy Answers

The Devil In Skaneateles - Wealthy Developer Deplores Development

Guilderland Holds Steady - History In The Making?

Letters to the Editor


February/March, 1999

Drumlin Fields - Its Not Over 'til Its Over (There is still time to call your Council Member!)
Action Alert! Oppose Drumlin Fields Office Complex: Five Minutes to Help Save the Pine Bush - No matter where you live, please, call a Common Council Member about Drumlin Fields

Our Friends Visit - FORCE Is Here To Stay

Crossgates Follies - The Government Plays Catch-Up

Sprawl Raises Taxes - The Myth Of The Expanding Tax Base

485B - Promoting Destruction of the Pine Bush through Tax Deductions!


December, 1998/January, 1999

Willow Street Again, SPB Sues over Sewers Built in the Preserve, DEC Caves in to Developer

Spadefoot Toads and Hognose Snakes - Neil Gifford Has Great Pictures

Democracy Survives -Just Barely Once Again

Jennings Makes A Dump - Plans To Defile Pine Bush

Crossgates Warning: Stay Away For The Holidays

Action Alert! Oppose Drumlin Fields Office Complex: Five Minutes to Help Save the Pine Bush - No matter where you live, please, call an Alderman about Drumlin Fields


1998

January, 1998

Developer Takes Preserve to Build Water Lines - Save the Pine Bush Sues the Albany Pine Bush Management Commission & Others

Captain Planet Comes to the Pine Bush

Emergency Appeal

Creek's Bend Cohousing - Another Perspective

They Have Their Niche - Memo From The PB Commission

Touhey's Obsession And Other News

March/April, 1998

Proposals for Paving the Pine Bush Come Fast and Furiously -Guilderland, Albany consider destroying Full Protection Areas

Judge Cobb Grants Injunction - State Defends Pine Bush

Divided Highways

New Light on an Old Road - Part I

Devil Eats Developer - Massive Coverup Alleged

GE Brings Dead Things To Life - Breathe Those PCBs

Surprise! They Can't Build There -YMCA May Move

Lew Oliver Recovering

June/July, 1998

News Flash!! Black Bear Encounter in the Pine Bush

Location Is Everything - Kunstler Offers Solutions

Crossgates Shouldn't Expand- But Who Will Stop Them?

Action Alert! Touhey Gets A Boost - Politicians Defy Voters

Write To Your Alderman to Oppose the Touhey Office Complex

New Light on an Old Road - Part II

Another Action Alert! Please call/write to Oppose these Guilderland and Albany Developments

The Emperor's New Plan - The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission's acquisition plan

August/September, 1998

Save the Pine Bush Forces Developer to Remove Water Lines from Pine Bush Preserve - Victory for the Pine Bush!!!

War On Crossgates - The Community Fights Back

Residents Organize! - How to get involved to Stop Crossgates

Crossgates Information - How the Media Covers the Maul

Jack Fights Back- McEneny Debates A Letter

No Credit Given - A Letter From the Commission

Best of Metroland - Rezsin wins a "Best of" Award

Interview with Helen Caldicott

October/November, 1998

The Proposed Albany City Charter: For Better or For Worse - Read why community leaders believet the proposed Albany City Charter should be voted down.

Politics and Garbage - That Sweet Smell

FORCE Fights Pyramid - Guilderland Citizens Organize

A Proposal - For Guilderland Officials

Black Bear Encounter in the Pine Bush

Peter Vallone For Governor - A Superb Environmentalist

 


December, 1998/January, 1999

Willow Street Again, SPB Sues over Sewers Built in the Preserve, DEC Caves in to Developer

Spadefoot Toads and Hognose Snakes - Neil Gifford Has Great Pictures

Democracy Survives -Just Barely Once Again

Jennings Makes A Dump - Plans To Defile Pine Bush

Crossgates Warning: Stay Away For The Holidays

Action Alert! Oppose Drumlin Fields Office Complex: Five Minutes to Help Save the Pine Bush - No matter where you live, please, call an Alderman about Drumlin Fields


1997

February/March, 1997

Victory In Colonie SPB Stops GEIS

Driving Backwards - Transportation Committee Shuns The Future

The Advantages of An Unpoisoned Lawn

Letters to the Editor

Home From Nowhere - Book Review

Remember The Elections? Be Thankful We Still Have Them

We Got News And It All Fits

April/May, 1997

SPB and Town Agree - Colonie Signs Settlement

Meat Will Kill You...Just More Good News

Letters To SPB - Honorable Keith St. John Writes

An Exposé by John Wolcott:
The 1996 Clean Water, Clean Air Bond Act
What It Is, What It Isn't, And What Some Of It Might Be

Albany Pine Bush Devil?!? Must Be April Fools

Revolution, Treason and Hypnotism -Guilderland Comes of Age

July, 1997

DEC reintroduces box turtles in Albany Pine Bush Experiment 

August/September, 1997

The Two Month Debate- Jennings and McEneny In A Death-Grip

Land Crunch in the Pine Bush

Is There a 'Y' in Guilderland?

October, 1997

Candidates Night at SPB - Common Council Presidential Candidates Speak to Save the Pine Bush

November, 1997

Victory in Colonie! Vinyl Golf Driving Range Proposal Withdrawn

Montreal Eco-tourism

The Rome Sand Plains

Guilderland CandidatesNight At SPB

Let Your Voice Be Heard! - Don't Let Them Take Land from Preserve!

December, 1997

Albany Area Coalition for Light Rail

Creek's Bend Cohousing


1996

January/February Newsletter 1996

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!
SPB Needs Your Help to Fight Road

City Strangles Downtown Growth
Lasagna Makes You Smarter
Rao Disaster-End Of The Legal Road

March/April Newsletter 1996

Coyotes in the Moonlight - Response to the Commission's Final Implementation Guidelines
SPB meets with Bill Aylward
Love Of Money The Root Of All...?
Murdered By Pyramid: It Could Happen Here

May/June Newsletter 1996

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Earth Day Lasagna-Wasserman Headlines Gathering Of Activists
They Don't Ever Quit - But Neither Do We
Late Breaking News

July/August, 1996 Newsletter

Albany Common Council Denies Dunes Residents Chance to be Heard
A Brief Historical Note on the Six Mile Waterworks (Rensselaer Lake)

McEneny Tables Water Slide for Pine Bush on Six Mile Waterworks

Teacher Wins Toyota Tapestry Grant
Town of Colonie - Will It or Won't It Destroy Its Pine Bush?
Membership Reminder

September, 1996 Newsletter

Show Down Over Roundup - Should Pesticides be used in the Pine Bush????

Save the Pine Bush Joins with Residents of the Dunes to Win Big - Charlie Touhey Cannot Build His Office Buildings

October/November, 1996 Newsletter

Breslin Calls For Preservation

SPB Enjoys Another Victory - Adventure Park Parcel Added to the Preserve

Save the Pine Bush Sues the Town of Colonie

John Wolcott Versus The Dump - Skewering An Inane Document

"Farmers" Sue Albany Pine Bush Management Commission

December 96, January 97 Newsletter

New York to Buy Pineland Tract From L.I. Scouts

The Karner Blue vs Crossgates Mall - Secret Meetings and SEQRA Violations

The Karner Blue and the Wishing Wells

Save the Pine Bush Sues the Town of Colonie

November, 1996 SPB Dinner Speakers

Now We've Got A Bond Act - Jeff Jones of Environmental Advocates

Bethlehem Pickled - Formaldahyde And Corruption

Poor Folks Don't Mind A Garbage Dump In North Albany

Charlie's At It Again! - Touhey proposes housing units in the Pine Bush


1995


1994

January, 1994

The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today to Save the Pine Bush

February/March, 1994

10 Minutes & 29¢ The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today to Save the Pine Bush

Everybody Wants One -Preservation Plan Makes Waves


1993


1992

January/February

Butterflies-Not Bulldozers - Keeping the Karner Blue in Clifton Park

March/April

Letter-Writing Made a Difference - Your Letters Needed to Help the Karner Blue Butterfly

July/August

Karner Blue Symposium


1991


1990

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