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WEST SAND LAKE — On Veteran’s Day, the grand opening of the STRIDE Health and Recreation Education (SHARE) Center took place at the STRIDE headquarters in West Sand Lake. For the first time in Capital Region history, the newly renovated SHARE Center now functions as the premiere adaptive spo…

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VALATIE - Valatie Boy Scout Troop 2114 and Valatie/Niverville Cub Scout Pack 2117 delivered three pickup truckloads of sorted, donated food to the Valatie Food Pantry Nov. 9, where it will be distributed to people in need in the Ichabod Crane school district.

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TIVOLI — Kevin McKenzie, co-founder and cChair of the board of trustees and Sonja Kostich, executive director of Kaatsbaan | Cultural Park for Dance announced that Stella Abrera will join the organization as its new artistic director, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Joining Kostich at the prominent …

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CHATHAM - The Alice and Murray Giddings Foundation is requesting submissions by qualified high school seniors graduating in 2020 from one of the six public schools in the county and BOCES/Questar III. Recipients will receive $5,000 for a merit based scholarship to put towards their coursewor…

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WASHINGON, D.C. - Starting on Jan. 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want …

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CATSKILL - Richard Golden, Chairperson of the Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services), announces that nominations are being accepted for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. The two awards, presented annually, are the Senior Citizen of the Y…

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ALBANY — The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID), Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and Assemblymember John T. McDonald III joined Rivkin Radler partners, attorneys and staff on Nov. 7 in officially welcoming the law firm to Downtown. Located at 66 S Pearl Street, the move comes as…

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ALBANY — The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced its early-bird savings for online renewals of the 2020 Empire Pass. Customers who keep their existing card and renew online before …

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MILLBROOK — Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC), in partnership with the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management (DCSWM), and the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council (EMC) kicked off its Countywide Single-use Plastics Pollution Prevention (S.U.P.P.P.…

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ALBANY — The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announced that the state is accepting applications from youth who want to serve on the New York State Youth Council. First announced in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address, the Youth Council will incr…

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Nov. 11. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate th…

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Contributed photoColumbia County Court House Staff collected non-perishables and donated them to the Hudson Salvation Army, 40 South Third St., Hudson The donations will be used by the Salvation Army to provide free lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They also provide a Senio…

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Contributed photoHannaford Supermarkets presents the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York with a $296,000 donation during a press conference at Troy High School on Nov. 15. The donation will be used to establish food pantries in 33 schools throughout New York state, including Troy Hig…

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CATSKILL — Catskill High School choral student Ava Higgins was selected to attend and perform at the Zone 9 Area All-State Festival held at Suffern Central School District on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. There, the junior joined other top student singers from the region in performing with the Mixed …

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ATHENS — The Athens Cultural Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Athens Holiday House Decorating Contest with a grand prize of a beautiful gift basket from Blackhorse Farm.

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Contributed photoThe Greene County YMCA, with the support of many local businesses and community members, provided complete Thanksgiving meals to 26 families in the Coxsackie-Athens, Catskill, Greenville and Cairo-Durham school districts. A huge thank you to Hannaford (Cairo location), Tops …