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4-H Youth Program Volunteer a ‘Hometown Hero’

Breanne Duesler, of Ames, was not only honored as one of our "Hometown Heroes"-she was recently honored by her peers as well.

Breanne was recognized as an outstanding 4-H volunteer for her work with the 4-H Youth Development Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Fulton and Montgomery Counties...

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Credit: Tammy Chaverri
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Amsterdam Mailman a ‘Hometown Hero’

Rafael Chaverri, of Amsterdam, does much more than deliver mail to local residents. He delivers cheer.

Many neighbors along his route have come to love and respect Rafael, a Costa Rican native who came to America at age 18 and has been delivering mail for the past 10 years...

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Credit: Alyssa Germano
Credit: Alyssa Germano
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State Trooper of 27 Years a ‘Hometown Hero’

 

Joe Germano, of East Greenbush, has been a state trooper for the past 27 years. Whether on the road or teaching other troopers at the academy, he's known to always be lending a helping hand to others.

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The Autism Initiative Founder a ‘Hometown Hero,’ Vandalized Bakery in Need of Supplies

Sara Mae Hickey, president and founder of The Autism Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to improving the livelihood of families and individuals affected by autism, is in the process of building and opening Puzzles Bakery & Café, located on State St. in...

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Credit: John Sumpter
Credit: John Sumpter
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Amsterdam Mentor and Coach a ‘Hometown Hero’

John Sumpter was moved by the loss of two teenagers in Amsterdam two years ago and decided to create a not-for-profit organization geared toward mentoring and coaching the community's youth...

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Local Children in Crisis Founder a ‘Hometown Hero’

Rayn Boncie has devoted her life to helping children in need, providing clothing and essentials to them through a non-profit foundation she started, Children in Crisis...

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Coxsackie Nurse & Firefighter a ‘Hometown Hero’

There are few things Jennifer McKeon, of Coxsackie, does not do.

By day, McKeon works as a nurse at a pain clinic in Clifton Park and at night she teaches phlebotomy students...

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Credit: Michele and Hal Bergeron
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Halloween Hot Dog Donors ‘Hometown Heroes’

For the past 19 years, Michele and Hal Bergeron, of Schenectady, have been helping the children of their community not only have a fun Halloween night, but one that includes a full meal...

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Amsterdam EMT + Soldier a ‘Hometown Hero’

Stephen Kolbe, of Amsterdam, dedicates his life to others, currently serving as a firefighter, EMT and member of the Army National Guard.

As part of the “Hometown Heroes” series, we’ve partnered with County Waste and Latham Ford to celebrate local unsung heroes for their good deeds and honorable work...

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Credit: Maddie's Mark
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Maddie’s Mark Founder a ‘Hometown Hero’

This week we honor a local not-for-profit foundation on a mission to give children with cancer and other diseases their "Best Day Ever."

Erin Musto, president of Maddie's Mark, started the foundation with her husband and family last year in honor of their daughter, Madeline, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at just five years old...

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Albany Teacher + Coach a ‘Hometown Hero’

This week's Hometown Hero is Jillian McGuire Gonch of Albany. Jillian is a teacher and coach who "always puts the needs of her students and players first," according to the person who nominated her...

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Castleton Volunteer a ‘Hometown Hero’

Louann Ingraham, of Castleton, has dedicated her life to helping people in need.

She works at the Castleton Anchor, a nonprofit charity that supplies food, household goods and clothing to families in the community who need them most...

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