Hoosic Valley Honor Society Inducts New Members – by C. Barton

On May 24th 2016, fourteen selected students in sixth seventh and eighth grades were inducted into the Hoosic Valley Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The special induction ceremony was student organized and facilitated by existing members of the National Junior Honor Society with the support of Chapter Adviser Mr. Rich Myott.

Article in June 2 edition.

TO NEACA Members and Exhibitors – by D. Petronis

TO NEACA Members and Exhibitors,   … You may already have seen this product on the web


A mount for a cell phone that makes the phone appear to look like a  semi-automatic handgun!


To the management at and for our NEACA Arms Fairs and Gun Shows we have taken a stand against allowing their sale at our events. NY State will probably ban them anyway!


It may look cute … but we are not going to be the show promoters who get caught up in a law suit when some unfortunate and more likely DUMB individual either gets shot by police or mugged by the public who then wants to sue us for having allowed it to be sold at our shows.




My advice; don’t invest your money in them because we will not allow their sale.

Don’t bring them to our next shows in August at Old Forge, Saratoga Springs or Newburgh.

Thanks to all of you.


When someone wants a gun for protection or “looks” sell them a Real One legally!





www.NEACA.com   David Petronis, President


SACC Board Accepting Applicants – By J. Dugan

The Stillwater Area Community Center is seeking applications for open positions within its board. The all-volunteer board oversees SACC’s daily operations and each board member brings his or her unique skills and talents to the table. All interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume no later than November 28. Elections will take place on December 11 from 5pm to 7pm.

Read the entire article in the Nov. 20th edition of the Express.

Hillcrest & Mechanicville FD Team Up – by M. LeMay

HALFMOON OCTOBER 5 – On Sunday Hillcrest Fire Department held their long awaited and well deserved open house of their new station. Their doors were open to the public from noon – 5:00 and throughout the day over two hundred people walked through to get tours of the new station, see the apparatus, ask questions and even get a great meal catered by The Ugly Rooster. Town officials spoke and congratulated the Chiefs, Commissioners and members for 50 yrs. of service to their community and thanked them for all that they do on a daily basis for our community. Being a volunteer firefighter isn’t a part time thing were you pick and choose when you leave your home for a call, these men and woman volunteer their time and miss family parties, holidays and get out of bed in the middle of the night to rush off and put their own lives in danger at times to save the lives of complete strangers.

Read the entire article in the October 16th issue of the Express.