Monday, June 27, 2016

Jazzed for Literacy – And Wine Tasting!

June 16, 2016 Leave a Comment 

On Friday, June 24, music lovers and friends of literacy are invited to an evening of jazz, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres with Sonny and Perley at the elegant Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY. All proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers.

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County Honors Irving Mason, Korean War Era Veteran

June 16, 2016 Leave a Comment 

The late Irving T. Mason, who served as a heavy machine mechanic with the United States Army during the Korean War, was recognized by Rensselaer County’s Honor-A-Deceased Veteran Committee and County officials on Monday, May 9, during services at the County Office Building.

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Congressman Gibson Announces Passage Of Legislation Updating EPA Toxic Chemical Regulations

June 2, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) announced the passage in the House yesterday of HR 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act to institute more rigorous oversight of thousands of chemicals that are used commercially.

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A Must-See Exhibit: “Catastrophe Hats and Other Recent Works”  by Artist Maggi Randall

June 2, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Southern Vermont College (SVC) is pleased to exhibit “Catastrophe Hats and Other Recent Works” by Southern Vermont artist Maggi Randall. The exhibit is available for viewing June 4 through July 8 in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. The public and friends of the artist are encouraged to attend Randall’s opening reception on Saturday, June 4, from […]

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Grafton Korean War Veteran Honored By County

May 26, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature and County Executive Kathy Jimino gathered earlier this month to pay homage to Irv Mason, who served his country in the Korean War, and his town for many years as a Highway Superintendent and Town Councilman. 

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American Cancer Society To Honor Officer Nick Colaneri

May 19, 2016 Leave a Comment 

2016 Hero of Hope Award Given At First Ever Red, White & Blue Party Nick Colaneri of the Troy Police Department for his courageous battle with cancer, his commitment to keeping our community safe and to the American Cancer Society, at its first ever Red, White & Blue Party on June 24 at Saratoga National […]

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Rensselaer County Selected By State For Four Farmland Protection Projects; Brings Total to 5,000 Acres Protected

May 19, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Rich Crist Efforts to protect farmland and open space in Rensselaer County received a significant boost with funding by New York State of four important preservation projects, Rensselaer County Legislature Majority Leader Ken Herrington announced.

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Former WCW Building In Hoosick Falls Purchased

May 12, 2016 Leave a Comment 

by Doug La Rocque At its May 10 meeting, The Rensselaer County legislature unanimously approved the sale of the former WCW building at 1 Mechanic Street to the 1150 Scottsville Rd LLC for $140,000.  They plan to move Trojan Steel from its current location at 62 Factory Hill in North Hoosick.  Raymond J. Benoit III […]

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The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio Established At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 12, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Rensselaer receives $500,000 gift from The Lemelson Foundation to honor and memorialize legendary teacher and mentor with state-of-the-art studio for student inventors and entrepreneurs Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., has announced that the Institute has received a significant gift from The Lemelson Foundation to establish the Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio, reinforcing […]

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Jimino: 850 Pounds Of Potentially Dangerous Prescription Medication Disposed Of Through Collection Program

May 12, 2016 Leave a Comment 

submitted by James Gordon Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino has released the results of the 2016 Prescription Drug Take Back Day event within Rensselaer County. The County, in conjunction with its Underage Drinking Coalition and participating law enforcement agencies throughout the County, and the DEA’s office, participated in a prescription medication collection initiative on […]

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