Melissa Hale-Spencer

Hedi McKinley endured immense hardship in her long life and yet considered herself lucky. She was thrown out of her childhood home by Nazis, and later buried three beloved husbands yet she still had a clear-eyed love of life — and of helping others.

The Altamont Fire Department is receiving $250,000 and the Berne fire district is getting $100,000.

Several school board members said they would like to see the district meet the dietary needs of, for example, Jewish students who keep kosher or Muslim students who follow dietary laws specifying which foods are halal, or lawful, and which are haram, or unlawful.

The program will be entirely and exclusively funded by violator revenue over a five-year term

“We went down this pathway, as a team, of figuring out: How do we honor those that came before us and were the original stewards of this land?”

The district was “very active” in the nine weeks over the summer getting work done on capital projects  — one passed in 2019 and the other in 2021 — said Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders.

On Tuesday, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued the draft of a proposal that would have adults younger than 65 screened annually for depression. The World Health Organization in March had released findings that, in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, “global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25 percent.”

Coach Chris Scanlon said that the indoor track team is about the same size as the outdoor track team, which has seven full-time coaches compared to only three for indoor track.

ALTAMONT — Bernard Melewski has spent most of his life working as an environmental lobbyist, and eight years writing a book about it.

“Inside the Green Lobby: The Fight to Save the Adirondack Park” has just been published by the State University of New York Press.

KNOX — Citizens Financial Group has contributed $20,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to support the operation of the Patroon Land Farm.


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