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February 18, 2014 by Michael ODonnell (Register to contact)

On my 67th birthday (12/31/2011), I retired from the Federal Government after 37 1/2 years of service. I was a Supervisory Mathematical Statistician for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Maryland. I headed the Statistical Applications Team, providing statistical support to research and regulatory scientists (chemists, biologists, toxicologists).

I now teach Statistics part-time at Howard Community College (HCC), Columbia, MD. I generally teach two sections back to back during the Fall and Spring terms and one during the,Winter Term. I enjoy bringing my FDA experience into the classroom, and the students like it as well. I have patterned my teaching style after Mrs. Donk, and it has been successful.

I also play the guitar and sing, mostly as a music minister at 4:30 PM Saturday Mass at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church here in Columbia. I have also performed at FDA and HCC..

Sadly, my beloved spouse Barbara Anne passes away on September 27, 2015 from recurrent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We were married for 47 years and were blessed with six children, now all adults. I enjoy spending time with them.

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Still no arrests made in Cohoes teen's homicide  Times Union

COHOES — The candles from Saturday's vigil are extinguished and the crime tape from the bike path has been removed, but Johni Dunia's killer is still out there.



Man charged with killing teenage African immigrant in Upstate NY  NewYorkUpstate.com

COHOES, N.Y. (AP) -- The mother of an immigrant African teenager found slain along an Albany-area bicycle path last week says her family fled their war-torn ...



Man held in death of immigrant teen  NWAOnline

The mother of an immigrant African teenager found slain along an Albany-area bicycle path last week says her family fled their war-torn homeland for the United ...



Man pleads not guilty in slaying of 17-year-old boy  The Seattle Times

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man has been arraigned on murder charges in the shooting death of a teenager whose family fled their war-torn ...



Student arrested at Cohoes High School after alleged shooting threat  Times Union

COHOES — Cohoes High School went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a student called 911 just before 2 p.m. to warn of an imminent shooting. The caller ...



Cohoes teachers, board OK longer school day  Albany Times Union

The Cohoes Board of Education and its teachers' union have agreed to a new four-year contract that will lengthen the school day at all grade levels. The board ...



Cohoes community mourns death of teen  NEWS10 ABC

Members of the Cohoes community gathered at George Street Park Saturday night, to remember a 17 year old who was shot and killed Friday.



Cohoes students get wet and muddy for science  Times Union

Cohoes. Laura Murawski's ninth-grade life science class was all wet on Tuesday at Peebles Island State Park. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch.



Wife of Cohoes' mayor hospitalized  Times Union

COHOES — Brenda Morse, the wife of Cohoes Mayor Shawn M. Morse, was hospitalized on Tuesday morning after being found unresponsive in a hotel where ...



Police: bomb threat at Cohoes High School not credible.  WRGB

COHOES, NY (WRGB) Officials with the Cohoes City School district confirm that Police responded to a bomb threat at the high school.District officials say that ...



Cohoes High students get free, early shot at college  Times Union

COHOES — Starting this academic year, Cohoes High School is offering a group of freshmen the opportunity to graduate with an associate degree and ...



Parents concerned about safety at Cohoes High School  NEWS10 ABC

After a bomb threat was reported at Cohoes High School, local parents are now speaking out about a perceived uptick in violence at the school.



Cohoes mayor says he will not resign  Times Union

COHOES — Mayor Shawn M. Morse on Monday said he will not resign his office, and insisted that allegations he had physically abused women — including his ...



High school reunions  Times Union

Albany High Class of 1988 welcomes members of the Classes of 1987 and 1989 to its 30th reunion, from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4 at Albany Pump Station. $30 per ...



Cohoes Democratic Committee re-elects Ethier as chairman  Troy Record

COHOES, N.Y. — Members of the Cohoes Democratic Committee recently unanimously re-elected Gil Ethier to his 9th two-year term as the committee's ...



Cohoes takes new course  Times Union

Cohoes. Rob Wattsman has spent the majority of his adult life being able to recognize and deal with dangerous situations as a firefighter and emergency ...



Under-served kids in Cohoes to get 'Future-Ready'  Spectrum News

Underprivileged and under-served youth can soon earn up to 60 college credits during high school.



Driver found not guilty in Cohoes fatality  Times Union

COHOES -- A City Court judge found a Rensselaer man not guilty of speeding and imprudent speed in the June 2016 fatal pedestrian accident on State Route ...



Student arrested at Upstate NY high school after alleged shooting threat  newyorkupstate.com

A teenager at Cohoes High School has been arrested after calling 911 saying he's going to shoot the school. Cohoes High School went into lockdown Tuesday ...



Two students suspended for possessing carbon pellet gun at Cohoes High School  NEWS10 ABC

During a bomb threat investigation at Cohoes High School, school officials found that a student was in possession of a carbon pellet gun.



Cohoes students walking to school may end for some  Albany Times Union

Cohoes. Many students have always walked to school, but that will change next year for the city's middle and high school students who will have the option to ...



Extra police at Colonie high school following school bus comment  Times Union

There will be an extra police presence at Colonie Central High School on Wednesday after a student made a threatening comment on a school bus Tuesday.



Cohoes judge draws on time in foster care to help city's at-risk teens  Albany Times Union

COHOES – It was City Court Judge Andra Ackerman's first day on the bench when a teenager, who was homeless, drinking and now facing three criminal ...



Hillary Clinton campaigns in Cohoes Monday  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's rally at Cohoes High School's gymnasium on Monday may be the biggest political event to hit the ...



Cohoes HS seniors helping city's seniors learn technology  Albany Times Union

COHOES -- Cohoes Multi-*Service* Senior Center introduced a new intergenerational program at the senior center this week. Every Tuesday, Cohoes High ...



Dan Hytko to continue to serve as girls' varsity basketball coach at Cohoes High School  Troy Record

cohoes >> While the Cohoes School Board unanimously approved long-time coach Dan Hytko as the girls varsity basketball coach, a grievance from the local ...



Former Teacher from LaSalle School in Albany indicted on rape, other charges  WRGB

A Cohoes High school teacher is on administrative leave right now.The school district saying they took action today, as soon as they found out Marina Viviani ...



OESJ boys seeded second | News, Sports, Jobs  Gloversville Leader-Herald

After making runs into the Final Four of the Section II Class D boys' soccer tournament, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville is looking to take the final step i.



Cohoes schools: Sophomore killed in I-787 wreck  Albany Times Union

COHOES — Brittany Knight, a Cohoes High School sophomore, was the local student killed when she was hit by a car Thursday night on Interstate 787, the city ...



Shevlin, Bowen boost St. Rose softball  Times Union

The Saint Rose softball team posted a 2-8 record during its 10-game trip to Clermont, Fla. March 2-7 and the Golden Knights had a one-two hitting punch in ...



Time stands still for Cohoes school clock  Albany Times Union

getting to the clock means opening the school's roof and digging through encased asbestos. [...] the machinery behind the clock's face was removed long ago; ...



Kaitlin Cangro and Phillip Sherman are married  SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Willowbrook resident Kaitlin R. Cangro and Phillip J. Sherman, formerly of Cohoes, N.Y., were married on Oct. 28, 2017 in St.



Principal's purchase under investigation  Albany Times Union

Police are investigating the principal of Cohoes High School after he reportedly bought ammunition earlier this month from a former student in the school's ...



Cohoes unveils results of probe into crash that killed teen  Albany Times Union

Cohoes. The driver of the car that hit and killed a Cohoes High School sophomore has been ticketed as the city continues its campaign to make I-787 safer to ...



Highest court to take on bullying  Albany Times Union

Albany. To police, the jaw-dropping remarks of Cohoes High School student Marquan Mackey-Meggs on Facebook in 2010 were grounds for his arrest under a ...



Abuse claims against Shawn Morse go back years  Times Union

Cohoes. Domestic abuse allegations involving Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse stretch back more than two decades, including an incident in the mid-1990s when a ...



Track and Field Announces 2018 Recruiting Class  Hartfordhawks.com

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Twenty-six recruited student-athletes have committed to the University of Hartford cross country and track and field programs, ...



Defunct Catholic church becoming Cohoes youth center  Albany Times Union

A basketball court rises where a pipe organ once thundered and a game room takes shape where choir members sang hymns at Sunday Mass in the former St.



Cohoes questions safety  Albany Times Union

The death of a 16-year-old girl as she tried to cross Route 787 – the third such death in 15 years — has again shaken this tightly knit city and focused attention ...



With Cohoes safety class, drivers may steer clear of tickets  Albany Times Union

"The Cohoes Traffic Diversion Program is a direct result of the tragedies we have seen on 787, and until we get the help we need from the state to turn 787 into ...



Does class rank matter? More Capital Region high schools ask the question  Albany Times Union

Class rank at Guilderland High School isn't published until the last half of senior year, but students know well before then whose names will top the list.



Churchill: Cohoes road shouldn't risk pedestrian lives  Albany Times Union

when a pedestrian is killed by a car, bad road design is often a contributing factor, whether the street is Central Avenue through Albany and Colonie, Hoosick ...



Churchill: Cohoes success comes with claims of intimidation  Albany Times Union

Before that terrible fire on Friday night, Cohoes was enjoying an undeniably positive month. [...] there was the Palace Theatre agreement to operate Cohoes ...



I-787 in Cohoes get new pedestrian signals; behavior still problematic  Albany Times Union

Brittany Knight, a Cohoes High School sophomore, was struck and killed in June at the intersection of 787 and Bridge Avenue. On Thursday, Morse gathered ...



Your Best Shot  Albany Times Union

Wendell Williams, board president of Cohoes Connect Center for Youth, presents a $2000 check to the Cohoes school basketball program, money from its fall ...



Morse wins primary over challenger in Cohoes | News  Troy Record

COHOES >> Shawn Morse declared victory over challenger Dianne Nolin in the Democratic primary for Cohoes mayor Thursday. Many who won the primary ...



The man behind the turf turnaround at Schenectady Muni  The Daily Gazette

Golfers are raving about the course conditions at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course, and that's music to Mike Scesny's ears. Scesny is the man behind the ...



Cops: Cohoes student attacks another  Albany Times Union

The incident happened at 11 a.m. Police are investigating to determine why the 15-year-old initiated the alleged assault, police said. The Cohoes City School ...



Shawn Morse announces run for Cohoes mayor | News  Troy Record

COHOES >> There will be at least two people running in a Democratic primary for mayor this fall in Cohoes. Shawn Morse announced his candidacy for mayor ...



Clinton Talks Economy And Infrastructure At Rally In Upstate NY  WSHU

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton talked a lot about the economy when she spoke at a rally at Cohoes High School in Cohoes, N.Y. on.



Cohoes Police Department welcomes two new officers to the force  Troy Record

COHOES >> The City of Cohoes will soon have two new police officers on the force. On Wednesday, police officers Sean Burwell and Kyle Pucci were both ...



Local girls to compete in New York Distinguished Young Women contest  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Mickaela Gunnison of Crown Point and Omni Bazan of Ticonderga in Saturday's competition.



Cohoes football coach Ducharme steps down, replaced by Havens  Troy Record

COHOES >> After nine years, Cohoes High School football coach James Ducharme confirmed he is stepping down from the position for the 2015 season and ...



U.S. News & World Report ranks New York's top public high schools  Albany Times Union

U.S. News & World Report has released their latest rankings of the best high schools in America, and a few area schools received strong marks. The rankings ...



Cohoes group takes over historic cemetery, seeks to solve its mystery  Albany Times Union

McDonald said he'd like to find out who the legal owner is, so it can be deeded over to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the owner of the historic Van ...



State Sen. Neil Breslin to seek re-election  Albany Times Union

State Sen. Neil Breslin to seek re-election State Sen. Neil Breslin, D-Bethlehem, has announced that he will seek re-election this fall.



Amsterdam track and field teams win against Johnstown  mohawkvalleycompass.com

The Amsterdam girls and boys varsity track and field teams enjoyed a successful Foothills Council dual meet Tuesday afternoon at Amsterdam High School.



Start school later? Many say no way, but science says teens need more sleep  Times Union

When Hope Perlman's oldest daughter started high school, she immediately noticed a shift. The girl was a top student, the kind who loved learning, and whose ...



Students earn merit awards  Albany Times Union

Clifton Park. The Society of Women Engineers, New York State Capital District section, presented certificates of merit to more than 50 high school junior girls at ...



Sarah Jayne Trombley Barber  Glens Falls Post-Star

SCHUYLERVILLE | Sarah Jayne Trombley Barber, 32, a resident of Clancy Street, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, surrounded by her family, at the home ...



State's top court nixes law  The Altamont Enterprise

ALBANY COUNTY — The state's top court has determined that Albany County's law criminalizing cyberbullying is “overbroad and facially invalid under the Free ...



Puzzling and sad end to quest for new start  Albany Times Union

More than 1300 miles from where Jennifer Simpson's body was discovered, family and friends are mourning the death of the popular, bright-eyed Cohoes ...



Student roundup  Albany Times Union

President's list. Brittany Ryan, Burnt Hills, and Sarah Morin, Greenfield Center, at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch ...



Three students injured in school bus crash in Colonie  Albany Times Union

COLONIE — A driver was taken to the hospital for observations and three Cohoes High School students suffered minor injuries when their school bus collided ...



Kirsten Gillibrand: Hillary Clinton will release her Wall Street transcripts  Washington Times

Listen folks, we'll never be able to read whatever Shakespearean prose Hillary Clinton delivered to Goldman Sachs for $475000. Or will we?



Family seeks more than numbers  Albany Times Union

Jennifer Simpson was found dead just before midnight on June 24, 1300 miles from her native Cohoes, in between the front and back seats of a 1996 ...



It's the Cadillac of legal bills  Albany Times Union

City taxpayers are on the hook for $132000 in legal fees stemming from the police department's refusal to return an Escalade seized from a woman without a ...



Hillary Clinton Campaign Announces West Virginia Director  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Hillary Clinton's leadership team in West Virginia is in place. The Democrat's state campaign announced Tuesday that Talley Sergent will serve as its director.



Albany, New York area high school graduates plans for enrolling in two-year and four-year colleges - Albany Business Review  Albany Business Review

College is the goal for most high school graduates in the area. As part of our annual Schools Report, see which districts sent the most students on to ...



Charges dismissed against teacher accused of rape  WRGB

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Charges against a Kingston woman accused of rape, has had those charges dropped.Prosecutors say 30 year old Marina Viviani was ...



Mekeel girls breeze by Cambridge in Class C semifinals  The Daily Gazette

It isn't often a group gets the chance to be the first to do something in a school that dates back to 1976. But the Mekeel Christian Academy girls' basketball team ...



Which Albany, NY-area schools have the highest SAT scores? - Albany Business Review  Albany Business Review

The Albany Business Review compiled the mean SAT scores for 83 high schools in the Albany, New York area using College Board data provided by the New ...



Clinton, Sanders agree to New York debate ahead of primary  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to a Democratic presidential debate next week in New York, ensuring a high-stakes televised showdown ahead ...



Timberwolf Pub owner named as Schroon Lake Citizen of Year  Sun Community News

SCHROON LAKE – Helen Need has been named the 2017 Citizen of the Year for Schroon Lake.



My other life  Albany Times Union

Millet is a nurse practitioner for a local gastroenterology practice and is also owner of Capital Region NP Psychiatric Therapy in Latham. Five hundred doctors ...



Asbestos hauled out of Saratoga County's 'haunted hospital'  The Daily Gazette

Local people will tell you how the former Saratoga County Homestead was once a grand old building. The sprawling hospital-style building was by far the most ...



Public school advocates rally at state Capitol  The Daily Gazette

Hundreds of public school students and parents rallied Wednesday at the New York state Capitol to urge lawmakers to boost school funding and reject Gov.



Area youths show off their Halloween costumes  Albany Times Union

Image 1 of 18. From left to right: Sarah Sroczynski, Ashley Beltran, Raquel Czelusniak, Alyssa Heinrichs and Allie Gallo. Photo by Rosa D'Ambrosio/New Visions ...



Promposals raise prom invitations to new levels of creativity  Schenectady Gazette

Gone are the days of awkwardly blurting, “Will you go to the prom with me?” Invitations to the iconic spring dance have turned into all-out productions.



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