Feel good Friday (updated)

11 a.m. All funds raised from a bake sale at Seeley Place School, 51 Seeley Place in Edgemont starting at 3 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15 will benefit the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund. The Edgemont Teachers Association is sponsoring this event. The upstate response to our union families and communities in need downstate is fantastic. The bus […]

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Best in all the land

Congratulations to Martin Messner, president of the Schoharie Teachers Association, and Joe Satriano, a retiree of the Roslyn Teachers Association, for being named 2012 Everyday Heroes by the American Federation of Teachers. By clicking on that link you can read their stories, and also the stories of four others who won from locals across America. […]

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VIDEO: In Schoharie, volunteers rebuild a community ravaged by flood


Raw FlipCam and iPhone video documenting union volunteers hard at work rebuilding a community ravaged by flooding.

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Galway Teaching Advising


That’s Bill Brooks back. Brooks is a Galway TA member. His wife Carrie is a Schoharie TA member. Bill was one of the many connections that brought a busload of Galway volunteers for the STAY effort. Field trips were cut from the budget, so the Galway TA, led by Carrie Herron, passed the hat and […]

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Home Depot gives credit to STAY effort


Craig Daniel manages the Amsterdam Home Depot. He and Schenectady manager Attilio Tebbano led a crew of Home Depot workers who volunteered to show people who had never installed insulation before, how to wield utility knives and staple guns safely.  The Schoharie TA was able to purchase nearly $30,000 worth of insulation for much less […]

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Did anyone ever tell you …


… that you look like Paul Tonko? That’s what someone asked a man on his knees cutting insulation for the Harva Company in Schoharie. “Yep,” he said through his mask, and he kept right on working, reaching for the tape measure for the next cut. Congressman Paul Tonko did not wait for media crews; he […]

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