Walter Cieszynski’s wife and son believe he acquired a tick-borne disease from a blood transfusion, although the Red Cross says he did not. There is no requirement to screen blood donors for the potentially fatal disease.
Paul and Theresa Oliver, who narrowly escaped the fire that took their Gardner Road home early Tuesday morning, plan to rebuild. “We wouldn’t leave here,” said Theresa Oliver on Tuesday afternoon. “This is family land.”
Mindful of the village’s Victorian history, Altamont’s mayor and trustees opposed an application for a large solar array on its periphery. A developer of the array calls the community’s response selfish, not looking toward America’s future.
NEW SCOTLAND — A man of principle and passion, Peter Henner worked for causes he believed in with the same logic and commitment he used when playing chess. He tackled his legal work as he tackled mountains on climbs with his wife — with a sense of adventure.
Steeped in a tradition of sustainable farming, Shannon Hayes is schooling her daughters at home while helping them turn outward to serve the community in a café that offers wholesome fare based on recipes in her cookbook.