The Express Newspaper August 10, 2017

Meet 3 New Coaches at Mechanicville Central School

Article on page 24 of the 08/25 edition.

Zim smith Trail to be Complete by 2017 ? – by H. Wessell

TOWN OF STILLWATER, June 2 – A 5-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
award of  $97 million in federally funded construction projects just approved by the Capital
District Planning Commission includes $2.9 million that makes possible the long-awaited
extension of the Zim Smith county trail from its current terminus  at Coons Crossing Road in
Halfmoon, into Mechanicville. An additional $400,000 was awarded for safety upgrades to the

Zim Smith Plans Complete -Special Thanks to Bruce Tanski

HALFMOON APRIL 20- Jason Kemper, Director of Saratoga County Planning Board, presented an update on the Zim Smith Trail to the Halfmoon Town Board on Wednesday. He outlined the designated route the trail will take. This will be on the south side of the railroad tracks from Coon's Crossing to the Elizabeth St. Extension as it enters Mechanicville.

Article in the 04-28 edition.

Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Alyssa Bonesteel presents at national undergraduate research conference

SCHENECTADY, NY (04/15/2016)-- Alyssa Bonesteel, of Melrose, NY, presented at the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

Bonesteel is a member of the Union College Class of 2018 majoring in Political Science and Russian and East Europeam Studies.

139 Students Receive the Susan Sutton Smith Award

ONEONTA, NY (04/19/2016)-- A total of 139 students received the SUNY Oneonta 2015-2016 Susan Sutton Smith Award for academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a freshman, sophomore or junior with a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Student award winners received a certificate, a gift card to the campus bookstore, and an invitation to attend the annual Susan Sutton Smith Lecture and reception. Dr. Susan Bernardin, professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, delivered this year's lecture on Tuesday, April 12, in the Craven Lounge of the college's Morris Conference Center. Bernardin is the 22nd recipient of the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence, created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom and named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English.

The following area students received the Susan Sutton Smith Award:

Connor Chapman of Clifton Park, NY, a junior majoring in Meteorology;

Emma Cohen of Stillwater, NY, a sophomore majoring in Political Science;

Connor Killane of Clifton Park, NY, a sophomore majoring in Business Economics;

Jean B. Smith – 87

MECHANICVILLE – Jean B. Smith, 87, of So. Main St., died Friday August 28thin the Community Hospice of St. Mary’s Hospital, Troy.


Please say a prayer for Jean and remember her in your heart.

Internment in St. Paul’s Mausoleum will be private, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Mechanicville.


Donald L. “Big Daddy” Brookley – 77


STILLWATER - Donald L. "Big Daddy" Brookley, of Hudson Avenue passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital. He was 77.


   Relatives and friends may call from 3-6pm on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 319 Park Avenue, Mechanicville. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 am on Monday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in the family plot in Stillwater Union Cemetery.

   Kindly consider donations to the American Legion Post 490, PO Box 464, 1 Legion Road, Stillwater 12170 or to a charity of one's choice in memory of Donald L. Brookley.

Online remembrances may be made at

Read the entire obituary in the Aug. 7th issue of the Express.