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Mall: Drop charge in T-shirt case

GUILDERLAND – The owners of Crossgates Mall late Wednesday asked town police to drop the charge against a man arrested at the mall after he refused to either remove a pro-peace T-shirt or leave the mall. The arrest of Stephen F. Downs, 61, of Selkirk, on a charge of trespassing led to a protest at Mall: Drop charge in T-shirt case

Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved

Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved  Albany Common Council Votes Against Pine Bush Approves Drumlin Fields Office Complex Ignores Commission and all Rational Thought by Lynne Jackson The Common Council, against the wishes of its constituents, major environmental organizations in Albany, Save the Pine Bush, and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, approved the Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved

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

  It is with great sadness that we give you the news that Dr. Robert Raymond passed away on July 11. Survived by his wife of many years, Marion Raymond, Dr. Raymond will be missed by all. Save the Pine Bush extends its deepest sympathies to Mrs. Raymond. Printed in the August, September, 2001 Newsletter

Driving Backwards – Transportation Committee Shuns The Future

Driving Backwards – Transportation Committee Shuns The Future Driving Backwards Transportation Committee Shuns The Future By Daniel Van Riper Don’t expect to take a take a train to Saratoga anytime soon. Regional traffic planners appear to have little political will to provide taxpayers and citizens of the Capital District with alternatives to driving cars, such Driving Backwards – Transportation Committee Shuns The Future

Pyramid Submits the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

GUILDERLAND, NY: On Christmas Eve, Pyramid Crossgates submitted the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for their project, “Rapp Road Residential /Western Avenue Mixed Use Redevelopment Projects.” When first brought before the Town of Guilderland Planning Board in late 2018, the project consisted of building 222-unit apartment complex on Rapp Road. The project has morphed into Pyramid Submits the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Victory in Colonie! Vinyl Golf Driving Range Proposal Withdrawn

Victory in Colonie! Vinyl Golf Driving Range Proposal Withdrawn Victory in Colonie! Vinyl Golf Driving Range Proposal Withdrawn by Lynne Jackson Since last spring, Save the Pine Bush volunteers have been attending hearings, reading long EIS’s (Environmental Impact Statements), and speaking out against the proposed Golden Bear Family Golf Indoor and Outdoor Driving Range. This Victory in Colonie! Vinyl Golf Driving Range Proposal Withdrawn

Oppose Drumlin Fields Office Complex

Oppose Drumlin Fields Office Complex   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 by Lynne Jackson Drumlin Fields is a proposed office complex to be built on both sides of Rapp Road in the Pine Bush. Bordered Oppose Drumlin Fields Office Complex

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Environmental Impact Statement DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT for Avila House Independent Senior Campus Lead Agency:   City of Albany Planning Board 21 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207 Contact: Nicholas Dilello (518) 434-2532 ext. 28   Project Sponsor:   First Colun1bia, LLC 26 Century Hill Drive Latham, New York 12110-2128, (518) 213-1000   Report Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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

by Lynne Jackson December 31 is the deadline for people to comment on the “Discussion Paper for Use in the Capital District Transportation Committee and Capital District Regional Planning Commission’s Quality Region Initiative” The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDTC) issued this report to begin a discussion on Pursuing Quality in the Capital Region CDTC & CDRPC Issue a Draft Report

Hydroelectric Development in Labrador and Quebec and its impact on New York

  Jim Learning traveled thousands of miles to speak to Save the Pine Bush about how the environmental damage caused by hydroelectric plants. We New Yorkers and New Englanders need to say no to these environmentally damaging hydroelectric power generators. Listen to Jim Learning and Annie Wilson of the NY Environmental Law and Justice Project Hydroelectric Development in Labrador and Quebec and its impact on New York

Brief History of the Draft Coeymans Clean Air Law — Vote expected in February 2019

by Barbara Heinzen COEYMANS, NY: In December, 2017, Mike Ewall, of the Energy Justice Network, alerted Albany County and the Town of Coeymans that Connecticut was considering a proposal to ship municipal trash to the LaFarge/Holcim Cement Plant in Ravena.  In response, Albany County and the Town of Coeymans organized a packed press conference two Brief History of the Draft Coeymans Clean Air Law — Vote expected in February 2019

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Releases 2017 Draft Management Plan Update

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is releasing its Draft Management Plan Update for public review and comment on October 4, 2016. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 7:00-9:00pm, at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY to gather public comment on this document. People Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Releases 2017 Draft Management Plan Update

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

by Grace Nichols Dr. George Robinson is a professor in the Biodiversity and Conservation Policy graduate program at the University at Albany. He is very knowledgeable about landfills, as much of his work has involved transforming old landfills into positive open spaces which can meet the needs of local wildlife and local communities. Dr. Robinson’s Dr. George Robinson Sheds Light on Landfills, their Possibilities and Problems Post-closure.

Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan Deadline for Public Comments: August 16, 2010

  Entitled “Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York State” the draft plan is now available for review. Everyone who cares about what to do with the garbage should send their comments. Save the Pine Bush’s position is this: 1) We need to move toward a zero-waste policy. Zero waste is achievable, Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan Deadline for Public Comments: August 16, 2010

Crossgates crosses the line

A local shopping mall should reconsider how it handles slogans of protest First published: Thursday, March 6, 2003 Let’s see if we have this right. Stores in Crossgates Mall will sell custom-made T-shirts with civil, but clear, slogans protesting a war with Iraq to anyone who wants them. Wearing those shirts in the mall, though, Crossgates crosses the line

Crossgates crosses the line

The management of Crossgates Mall seems to be contending that the First Amendment does not apply on its private property – and that may be the case. Most people would be prepared to concede that mall management has some right to regulate disruptive behavior. But none of that excuses the mall’s absurd and oppressive decision Crossgates crosses the line

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert! Action Alerts! Call Your Albany City Common Council Member To oppose re-zoning of 365 Washington Avenue Extension (If you do not live in Albany, then choose someone to call). Call before March 20, 2000 Call Your Albany County Legislator To call for the County to request that part of Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!

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Port-o-Potties! Port-o-Potties! Without a doubt, this was the highlight of the march, Port-O-Potties! Do I like going to anti-war protests? No. I do not like being stuffed in a bus for hours, to stand and march for as many as 10 hours in the freezing cold, wind, and often freezing rain, with no access to 83

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Drive out the Bush Regime – the World Cant Wait! Drive out the Bush Regime – the World Cant Wait!

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IMG_5128.JPG Drummers

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Mechanism to stop cars from driving down the street Mechanism to stop cars from driving down the street

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Billionaires for Bush Billionaires for Bush Small Government, Big Wars I told this billionaire that I wished I could dress like her (how could I, after getting on the bus at midnight, no shower, no access to running water, standing and marching by this time for at least eight hours). Her response? She looked down 83

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Helicopter Helicopter From this photo, you can see how low it came. Is this safe? There were hundreds of thousands of people here!

Lupe Housing Proposal

Seventy- five houses are proposed for this site, the last parcel of the largest roadless area in the Pine bush. Three parcels make up the western section of the largest roadless area, the DeCaprio Farm site, the site of the proposed Lone Pine 7 housing development, and this 100 acre site. Located south of East Lupe Housing Proposal

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Stanford pines along route 5 or Albany Turnpike Stanford pines along route 5 or Albany Turnpike The pines that were along this edge of the road, route 5 or State Street, and on the other side of the mansion, on Balltown road, were so thick that people now in their 70s and 90s whom I 6

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m. Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact     Tuesday January 23 Public Hearing on special use permit which allows another mall in Niskayuna Dear Friends of Ingersoll/Stanford parklands Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Developer Responses on Proposed Hotel

<< Previous Begin Next>> Note: The "Comment" is the developer’s summary of the public input, the Response is what the developer says in response. Comment 4: Commentor indicated that walking is a dangerous mode of transportation. No sidewalks are proposed. Employees will not be able to walk to work or use mass transit. Customers will Developer Responses on Proposed Hotel

Developer Responses on Proposed Hotel

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY: Responding to a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the City of Albany over the proposed hotel in the Pine Bush, Judge Stephen A. Ferradino ruled in favor of Save the Pine Bush, giving all the plaintiffs standing. Steven Downs brought this case on behalf of Save the Pine Bush. Standing Developer Responses on Proposed Hotel

AFRAID, OUT $100, NO ONE TO HELP

The crisp $100 bill that Megan Carpenter got for Christmas was still in her pocket when a man cornered the teenager outside a Crossgates Mall restroom and demanded that she fork over the cash. The man kept one hand jammed in his coat pocket, and Carpenter worried it might be holding a weapon. She was AFRAID, OUT $100, NO ONE TO HELP

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Billionaires for Bush Billionaires for Bush Give Greed a Chance Where’s the Profit in Peace? Don’t they look great with their hundred dollar bills and neat signs?

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Kathy Kathy Drive out the Bush Regime – http://www.WorldCantWait.org

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Mechanism to stop cars from driving down the street Mechanism to stop cars from driving down the street

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Billionaires for Bush Billionaires for Bush Photo Ops are Accomplishments The Billionaires were out in all of their finery! All dressed up in their pearls and dollar bills. Oh, those poor, poor billionaires!

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IMG_5120.JPG World Can’t Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime

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IMG_2769.JPG An enthusiastic and excellent drummer

Save the Pine Bush Comments on Proposed Hotel

written by Lynne Jackson << Previous Begin Next>> Questions of Illegal Clearing and SPDES Permit Violations The Common Council must consider that this land was illegally cleared, in violation of the SPDES permit (#4-0130-00007/2002, issued on 7/6/94) given to Pyramid Crossgates. This permit applies to Crossgates Mall, the Karner Blue Hill Preserve, and adjacent properties Save the Pine Bush Comments on Proposed Hotel

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Fedral Plaza Fedral Plaza

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IMG_2751.JPG Drummers in uniform and formation