Message from Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan

Welcome to Green Island, New York

Our village is unique in that it couples the benefits of a close-knit, value oriented community with the richness of industry. Our history shows that we have always been at the forefront of economic growth. Green Island was once home to locomotive and railroad manufacturing plants as well as a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Even though many years have passed since they were operational, Green Island continues to be a village of economic and cultural prosperity.

Today the Green Island Power Authority owns and operates a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility by supplying clean, environmentally friendly power. Our Village's Industrial Business Park provides many opportunities for growing businesses, making Green Island the essential location for development, while our close knit community makes Green Island the ideal location to live and raise a family.

Here at Green Island, you can find a home, a community, and a future.

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Green Island Police Department Warns of Scams

From Police Chief Christopher Parker:

We have received a few reports in Green Island recently of a phone scam commonly referred to as the “Grandparent Scam”.

This is how the grandparent scam typically plays out: You get a call from someone pretending to be your grandchild. The person explains that he is in trouble, with a story that goes something like this: “There’s been an accident and I’m______ (in jail, in the hospital, stuck in a foreign country), and I need your help.” The caller adds enough details about how, what or where the emergency happened to make the story seem plausible. And the distraught caller, you think to yourself, does sort of sound like your grandson or granddaughter.

Often the caller tells you that a third person, such as a lawyer, doctor or police officer, will “explain everything to you” if you call him or her. This makes it seem more real when you call and talk to the authority, Then the caller asks you to send or wire money immediately, with the kicker, “Please, don’t tell Mom and Dad!”

There are a number of things we can do to avoid becoming a victim:

1) With most phones now having caller identification you can choose not to answer from any number that you are not familiar with. Of course, by doing that you run the risk of missing a legitimate call every now in then. However, a legitimate caller will most likely leave a message on voice mail which can be returned promptly if proved to be authentic.
2) If you do talk to a potential scammer you can ask personal information about the supposed caller to try and determine if the caller is really who they say they are. Questions that only he/she would know.
3) Never give out personal information over the phone.

Further information about the Grandparent and others scams is available at https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/grandparent-scam-scenarios.html.

In the past, our department has also been contacted by concerned residents that have been solicited by email, phone, door to door and US Mail about such items as bail money for a relative they know, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), utility insurance, gas and electricity suppliers, contractors and even the Nigerian Bank scam.

Even though some of these may be legitimate businesses (the Nigerian Bank is not, bail money is normally not legit, IRS does not solicit information by phone), we again emphasize to you to never give personal information out to anyone by email, mail or phone unless they have been checked out as legitimate. Do not answer your door unless that they have proper identification with them and it is visible. Any person soliciting a product or service door to door must also have a permit from the Village Clerk’s office with them at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to immediately report it to our Police Department by calling 9-1-1. They have no objection coming and checking on your home or business. You can also check out websites for scam prevention information and tips from the Better Business Bureau at http://www.upstateny.bbb.org or the NYS Consumer Protection Board at http://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection. Both sites have a “scam alert” button on their home page.

Again, please report to the police anytime (call 911) that you think you have either been scammed or received an attempt at being scammed.

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NYSDOT PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR I-787 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

RAMP CLOSURE SCHEDULE

Proposed ramp closure schedule and associated detour routes on I-787. The ramps will be closed from 8 PM to 6 AM. Please be advised that the closures are weather dependent.

10/15 – Ramp HA (23rd St. to I-787 SB)
*From Hudson Ave. WB
-Continue WB on 23rd St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB

10/15 – Ramp HC (NB Exit 8, I-787 NB to 23rd St.)
-Continue I-787 NB to Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Left on Rt. 32 SB to 23rd St.

10/16 – Ramp G (SB Exit 9E, I-787 SB to Rt. 7 EB)
-Continue I-787 SB to Exit 8, Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB
-Continue I-787 NB to Exit 9E (Rt. 7EB)

10/16 – Ramp H (Rt. 7 EB to I-787 NB)
-Use ramp for I-787 SB to Exit 8
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB

10/17 – Ramp X (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 SB)
-Use ramp to I-787 NB, continue I-787 NB
-Left on Tibbets to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

10/18 – Ramp J (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 NB)
-Use ramp to I-787 SB to Exit 8
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB

10/22 – Ramp C (SB Exit 7W, I-787 SB to Rt. 378 WB)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use I-787 NB ramp to the NB Rt. 378 WB ramp (clover leaf detour)

10/23 – Ramp HD (23rd St. to I-787 NB)
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Rt. 787 NB OR Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9 E or W

10/24 – Ramp E (Rt. 7 EB to I-787 SB)
-Continue Rt. 7 EB to the I-787 NB ramp
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Tibbets Ave. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

10/24 – Ramp I (NB Exit 9W, I-787 NB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Spring St. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9W (Rt. 7 WB)

10/25 – Ramp HB (SB Exit 8, I-787 SB to 23rd St.)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use ramp for I-787 NB, continue NB to Exit 8 (23rd St.)

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UPDATE-Emergency Power Outage

UPDATE:Unfortunately, we have had further difficulty with GIPA equipment that occured when power was temporarily restored. GIPA shut power off again so as to avoid further damage. GIPA is presently working to restore service to customers. They hope to be able to restore service again soon. We are sorry for any further inconvenience.

We have just been informed by National Grid that there is an issue with their system that will require a power outage for GIPA customers. This outage will happen shortly and there is no timetable for when it will be restored at this point. We will try to update you when information becomes available. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Maplewood Water/Sewer Customers

Due to a water main break, there is no water service on Alden Street in Maplewood, until approximately 1pm. Repair crews on site and updates will be provided as necessary. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Green Island Hometown Heroes Banner Program

We are excited to announce the Green Island Hometown Heroes Banner Program, which will honor and recognize Green Island servicemen and women who have served or given their lives to our country in the United States Armed Forces. Please visit the Green Island Hometown Heroes page for the guidelines and application. Applications are also available in the Village and Town offices and are due by January 31, 2019.

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Black Bridge Trail Construction on Friday

Construction on the Black Bridge Trail will be occuring on Friday, September 21st and may cause some slight detours around the work. Please be aware and follow signs and barricades. The entire project should be completed within a few days. Thank you for your patience.

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NYSDOT Work Schedule for I-787 Project

D263775: I-787 RAMP CLOSURE SCHEDULE FROM NYSDOT

09/26 – Ramp A (Rt. 378 WB to I-787 NB)
-Continue on Rt. 378 WB to Rt. 32 SB
-Take ramp to Rt. 378 EB to ramp to I-787 NB

09/27 – Ramp C (SB Exit 7W, I-787 SB to Rt. 378 WB)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use I-787 NB ramp to the NB Rt. 378 WB ramp (clover leaf detour)

Ramp B (NB Exit 7W, I-787 NB to Rt. 378 WB)
-Continue on I-787 NB to Exit 8 (23rd St.)
-Take Left to the ramp to I-787 SB to Exit 7W (Rt. 378 WB)

10/01 – Ramp HA (23rd St. to I-787 SB)
*From Hudson Ave. WB
-Continue WB on 23rd St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB

Ramp HC (NB Exit 8, I-787 NB to 23rd St.)
-Continue I-787 NB to Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Left on Rt. 32 SB to 23rd St.

10/02 – Ramp HD (23rd St. to I-787 NB)
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Rt. 787 NB OR Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9 E or W

10/03 – Ramp X (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 SB)
-Use ramp to I-787 NB, continue I-787 NB
-Left on Tibbets to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

10/04 – Ramp F (SB Exit 9W, I-787 SB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 SB to Exit 9E
-Use ramp to I-787 NB to Exit 9W for Rt. 7WB (clover leaf detour)

Ramp J (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 NB)
-Use ramp to I-787 SB to Exit 8
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB

10/09 – Ramp E (Rt. 7 EB to I-787 SB)
-Continue Rt. 7 EB to the I-787 NB ramp
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Tibbets Ave. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

Ramp I (NB Exit 9W, I-787 NB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Spring St. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9W (Rt. 7 WB)

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Green Island Honors It’s Veterans Ceremony

Please join us for a brief ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument located under the Collar City Bridge on the corner of Market and George Streets on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will posthumously honor the memory of two deserving Vietnam War veterans, Garrett Hartshorn and Garrett Schnapp, that were recently found to be eligible for inclusion on the monument. Family members, friends and public officials with be there for the unveiling of their names etched into the stone facing. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and honor these two individuals for their service to our Country.

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GREEN ISLAND FAMILY PICNIC

The Village of Green Island will sponsor the “GREEN ISLAND FAMILY PICNIC” to be held on Sunday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Paine Street Park.

Included will be many different food vendors. The Green Island Little League will be serving hot dogs & hamburgers, MacMurray & Sons will have the much anticipated “French Fry” bowls, fried dough and sno-cones and the Bourgeois’ will be selling their famous clam chowder. In addition to lots of yummy food, we will have face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy bounce and a fun crafts table. The Green Island Seniors will be selling gorgeous MUMS for $10.00. Heatly PTO and Catskill Hudson Bank and SCRUFF will have information booths on site.

Musical entertainment will be provided by “Hands of Time”.

Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan will recognize Village Employees Robert Foster and Bob Bourgeois for their 30 years of service to our community at 1:00 p.m.

Our 4th Annual Kickball Game against the Green Island Police Department will start at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Department is bringing the “Safe Kids RV”. This is the perfect opportunity to get your child registered in the County database. Every child that registers will receive an identification card.

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NYSDOT I-787 (Menands to Tibbits Avenue) Project Information

Weather permitting, DOT is scheduled to begin nighttime paving operations along the Menands to Green Island (south of Tibbits Avenue to Menands) section of I-787 (including the interchange ramps along this section) on Monday, September 17th. In order to avoid disruptions to traffic flows in this busy corridor, the pavement work will be progressed between 6 PM and 6 AM. On Monday through Friday nights, there will be mainline single lane closures from 6 PM to 10 PM and double-lane closures from 10 PM to 6 AM. Ramp closures (and signed detours) will be in effect between 10 PM and 6 AM on Monday through Thursday nights and will not begin until September 27th. Please note that the closures will only take place in the areas or on the ramps where work is taking place at any given time, they will not be in force “end to end” for the duration of the project.

They expect that this work will take approximately five weeks, until Wednesday, October 31st. We
will let you know if DOT advises us of significant schedule changes due to weather or other
unanticipated conditions encountered in the field.

Please note that the Cohoes Boulevard (north of Tibbits Avenue through Cohoes) project is occurring simultaneously. We will also post updates on that project as they are given to us.

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