Archaeology for Kids and Adults

SUNY-SCCC Community Archaeology Program

Two programs will be offered this summer at our historic Flint property, through SUNY-SCCC, exploring the aspects of archaeology.

Hands-on Archaeology for Kids
CRN#60261, CFP 314–01    July 9-13, 2018  Fee:$250

Young archaeologists ages 9-13 will have the opportunity to participate in an actual excavation at the Flint House.  They will learn the methods and skills used by archaeologists, with an emphasis on observation and deductive reasoning.

Hands-On Archaeology for Adults
CRN#60263, CFP 111-01    July 19-20, 26-27, 2018 Fee:$125

Explore all aspects of archaeology, including planning, analysis, and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities.

Find registration information on the Schenectady County Community College website www.SUNYSCCC@edu under Work Force Development and Community Education Summer Courses or call Maria Kotary 518-595-1101 ext 4.

SCTA Summer Tennis Program at Collins Park

Schenectady County Tennis Association

In Cooperation with “15-Love”

2018 Summer Program at Collins Park for Children

Dates: Weekly sessions from July 9 to August 2

Days and Time: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to noon (Friday rain date)

            The Schenectady County Tennis Association in cooperation with “15-Love” will present a tennis instructional camp for youngsters ages 7-16.  The camp will run for four days a week and will offer three hours of daily instruction.  Children may sign up for the week that is appropriate for their age level.

Session 1                                             July 9 – 12                                           ages 7-16

Session 2                                             July 16 – 19                                          ages 7-16

Session 3                                             July 23 – 26                                          ages 7-16

Session 4                                             July 30 – Aug 2                                     ages 7-16

2018 Summer Tennis Registration Form

The SCTA will offer comprehensive instruction through daily lessons, drills and games.  Each session will culminate in a weekly tournament.  The lessons will be sequential – starting with footwork and eye-hand coordination drills, then moving on to the basic forehand, backhand, volley, and service strokes.  Lots of drills and games are employed to teach these fundamentals.  For the more advanced player – lobs, overheads, approach shots and spins are taught.  Players are also introduced to proper tennis etiquette and sportsmanship, how to keep score, how a tournament is run and the proper stretching and exercise techniques.

Applicants are encouraged to bring racquets, but if they don’t have any, one will be provided.  Balls will be provided.  They should also bring a water bottle and a fruit snack.  There will be 15-minute hourly sit-down breaks.

Jim Neal will be the instructor this year.  He will have at least two assistants.  Jim is an experienced instructor from Sportime and is currently the Niskayuna High School boy’s and girls’ Varsity Tennis Coach.  Jim is a USTA clinician.  He is a board member of both SCTA and USTA Northern Region; Eastern Tennis Association.

Household Hazardous Waste 2018 Collection Program

2018 Schenectady County
Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Program

HHW Flyer 2018

All collections are from 8am – 12noon

The program is for Schenectady County residents only.
Register on-line at or call 372-1622 x264

This program is by pre-registration only (at )

Registration closes at noon one week before the event or when it is full, whichever comes first.

The purchase of a County Compost Facility Permit prior to the date of the collection event is also required regardless of where the event is held. Information on purchasing the permit is at: // .



Employment Opportunities

The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for part-time, seasonal School Traffic Officer and Park Security Officer positions.

Visit the “Employment” section for more information.

Theft from Elderly Resident by Fake Utility Worker

The Scotia Police Department is investigating the theft of jewelry and money from an elderly person that occurred December 1st at about 1 p.m. at a Cuthbert Street residence.  The victim reported that a Hispanic male came to the house and said there was work being done on the water main down the street and that he needed to check the water pressure inside.  Upon being let in, the suspect said he needed to see the water meter in the basement.  While in the basement together, the suspect told the victim to watch the meter while he went upstairs.  The suspect returned a few minutes later and told the victim that he was leaving.  The resident did not see where the subject went after leaving the house.  The next morning, the resident noticed that jewelry and money were missing.

The suspect is described as having dark hair, approximately 5’8” tall, soft spoken with a slight accent, and wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 518-374-3110.

Most legitimate utility workers will have a combination of photo identification and identifying clothing and vehicles.  If you are suspicious or unsure, do not allow them in.  Instead, call the police to have them checked out.


Substance Abuse Community Forum – December 12th

The Scotia-Glenville Substance Abuse Task Force will hold a community forum on Tuesday, December 12th at 7 p.m. in the Scotia-Glenville High School auditorium.

Drug abuse is a problem in our community and this event will provide an opportunity to share concerns and ideas about solutions.

Medical professionals, recovery specialists and law enforcement officials will discuss current data and available resources.  In addition, a recovering young person will talk about their experience.

For more information, call 518-382-7838, x104 or email

November Holiday Trash & Yard Waste Collection





Thanksgiving Day Holiday:

Tuesday and Wednesday trash collection will be on the normal days.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd collection will be on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Annual Curbside Loose Leaf Pick Up

Annual Curbside Loose Leaf Pick Up:

The Village of Scotia Department of Public Works will begin their annual loose leaf pick up program on or about Monday, October 23, 2017. Pick up will continue; weather permitting, until Friday, December 8, 2017. Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb for vacuum pick up. Please do not mix brush, dirt or other yard debris in with your loose leaves. Piles of mixed debris will not be picked up.


Yard Waste Collection (separate from loose leaf pick up): Regular yard waste collection will continue, weather permitting, until Thursday, December 7, 2017. Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day. Normal rules and regulations still apply.