Rensselaerville resident Diana Hinchcliff was named president of the Retired Public Employees Association

Egeziaca Rufa of Westerlo

WESTERLO — Egeziaca Rufa was born on Nov. 20, 1913 — before the start of World War I, before automobiles were common, before most homes had indoor plumbing.

She was born in Italy and lived her young life on the outskirts of Rome. In 1941, she moved with her family to the United States.

Simona Bortis-Schultz,

Local artist Simona Bortis-Schultz leans on art in her ever-changing world. 

Renowned photojournalist Earl Dotter recently took pictures of refugees at a job-training session in Albany.  Dotter is known for his photos of people in hazardous jobs and environments.

Donald Vosburgh hopes to put off going to the hospital for necessary procedures as long as he can. He doesn’t like to leave the nursing home, because he’s afraid that some of his possessions might not be there when he gets back.

Five years ago, Doug Arthur had been away from drawing for a while when one night he bolted out of a dead sleep with the idea that he was going to do a book.

Patricia M. Groeber, an Altamont resident, joined the State Troopers in 1986. She was recently appointed to the highest post ever held by a woman in the New York State Police — First Deputy Superintendent.

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