Vera Brooks, a life member of the Westmere Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary, celebrated her 106th birthday on Oct. 4.

FMS PTA Vendor and Craft Fair on October 5th, held at Farnsworth Middle School

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District’s free tire-recycling program attracted over 50 Albany County residents, removing 900 tires from potentially being left on county roads, streambanks, and private property; they were sent to a tire recycling facility instead.

John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, will be honored with the Haywood Burns Memorial Award by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights on Oct. 16 at the City University of New York Law in Long Island City, New York.

Keegan Bailey of Altamont, for his Eagle Scout project, spearheaded the construction and installation of two large picnic tables on the grounds of the Duanesburg YMCA facility in Delanson.

Bailey, 15, a student at Tech Valley High School, is a member of Altamont’s Boy Scout Troop 264.

Following is a description from the owners of three cats who must leave them behind when they go to live in Russia.

We have three beautiful full-bred Siamese cats. All are brothers and sisters. All are completely up to date with medical exams and vaccinations. They all are negative for leukemia and other common ailments.

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