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Glens Falls City Hall to close to the public Monday

The City of Glens Falls has announced that effective Monday, December 21st, City Hall will be closing to the public in attempt to curb the increase of COVID-19 cases in Warren County.  Employees will continue to work in City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, excluding holidays, and will be accessible by way of telephone,…

Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Bethany Carpenter

Congratulations to Mrs. Bethany Carpenter, 4th grade teacher at the Big Cross Elementary School in Glens Falls.  Recently the family of one of her students all contracted COVID-19 and were quarantined for 2 weeks.  Mrs. Carpenter went out of her way to make sure the transition to temporary virtual learning was not stressful for the…

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Tivoli Preserve daylighting project receives EPA recognition

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The City of Albany’s Tivoli Park Preserve “Stream Daylighting” Project received an honorable mention in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program.  This program recognizes “exceptional” projects and highlights them nationally.

Participating state programs each nominate one project that exemplifies one or more of the following evaluation criteria: innovative financing, system partnerships, community engagement, environmental and public health protection, and problem solving.  

“We are honored to receive this recognition as it demonstrates our commitment to innovation and protecting the environmental and public health, all while engaging the community.” said Albany Water Commissioner Joe Coffey. “We are extremely proud of this project and that it was acknowledged at a national level by the EPA.” 

In 2019, the green infrastructure practice of Stream Daylighting was used in Tivoli Park Preserve to restore a 1,500-foot portion of Patroon Creek. This section of creek previously flowed underground through a large pipe, which was installed over 90 years ago. During the process of daylighting, the pipe was removed and a stream “corridor” was used instead. The new stream will help reduce flooding, improve water quality, and create important habitat for various species of aquatic life and pollinator species. 

The Project cost approximately $3 million, with $1 million provided from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a Water Quality Improvement Grant, and $1.1 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation as a Green Infrastructure Grant Program. 

St. Mary’s suspends online COVID vaccine waitlist due to lack of supply

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – St. Mary’s Healthcare has not received additional supply of COVID vaccines this week, and they do not know the status of receiving more. Additionally, due to the lack of vaccines available and an increase in interest to take the vaccine, the healthcare center will not be putting more names on their vaccine waitlist.

On Friday, Jan. 22, St. Mary’s Healthcare launched an online COVID-19 vaccine waitlist form due to the number of phone calls they received about COVID vaccine information. In less than 48 hours, almost 1,400 people used the online link. This pushed their existing COVID vaccine waitlist to over 2,800 patients. 

Based on an executive order from Governor Cuomo issued Jan. 23, St Mary’s, along with other hospitals across the State, may be limited to vaccinating healthcare workers. This executive order indicates that local health departments and county governments must prioritize essential workers.

Pharmacies and NYS approved mass vaccination sites are to prioritize the 65 and older population and essential workers. If you or someone you know was added to the St. Mary’s COVID-19 vaccine waitlist, it is recommend to continue looking for an appointment through other means (county offices, state clinics, local pharmacies) as they may receive more vaccines first.

The community is asked to frequently monitor the St. Mary’s website and social media channels as they will be sharing up-to-date information as soon as they receive it. 

If you have already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at St. Mary’s Healthcare, they have been assured that there will be supply available for second doses. 

‘MAGA Patriot Party’ files with FEC; Trump team says it’s not affiliated

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (NewsNation Now) — Filings on Monday with the Federal Election Commission showed a push for a new political party, but brought mystery as to who is behind it.

The “MAGA Patriot Party National Committee” filed a statement of organization with the FEC using the former President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

A spokesperson for the former president confirmed to NewsNation that he is not involved.

“We are not supportive of this effort, have nothing to do with it and only know about it through public reporting,” said Trump spokesperson Jason Miller.

The Patriot Party’s official address is listed in San Antonio, Texas, but the person named as the custodian of records, treasurer and designated agent — James Davis — listed an address located in Punta Gorda, Florida.

NewsNation attempted to contact Davis, but he didn’t answer calls. NewsNation independently confirmed the filing with the FEC.

Cal Jillson, a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, said this is a major threat to the Republican Party.

“This is not good for Republicans,” Jillson said.

Filings like this in the past ended in lost elections and disappointment for Republican presidential hopefuls. He said most notably in the 20th century was former President Theodore Roosevelt.

“And then in 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President of United States when Ross Perot and his reform party… again split the Republican Party and then led to the defeat of George H.W. Bush for reelection. So if you take the two major parties and you split one of them, the other has a clear path to the White House.”

NewsNation spoke to State Rep. Forrest Bennett (D-Oklahoma City) to get the other side.

“Well I guess it was inevitable,” said Bennett.

A Democrat state lawmaker, Bennett said he wasn’t surprised to hear of the filing, but didn’t deny it could be possible for this new party to take off.

“I won’t put money on anything because in 2016 I thought there was no way that Donald Trump would win the White House, and we saw how wrong everyone was there,” he said.

Bennett said he questions how successful a movement can be that is founded upon a person, but said the “MAGA Patriot Party” could actually be a good thing — making way for Republicans and Democrats to get back to civil discourse.

“My hope is that if people who believe more in Donald Trump and more in the ‘MAGA movement’ than they do in the Republican Party, move over there. Then Republicans and Democrats can get back to have those conversations,” Rep. Bennett said.

For now, it’s day one of this newfound committee. In the meantime, Americans and those at the forefront of American politics said they will wait to see where this all leads.

“Yes you can file, anybody can do that, but your success depends on how many people are willing to follow. They have built it, will people come? That’s the question,” Rep. Bennett said.

Gov. Cuomo directs state agencies to prepare emergency assets as storm hits Upstate NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Gov. Cuomo directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets ahead of a storm hitting New York on Tuesday. The system is expected to produce up to eight inches of snow in some areas of the North Country and up to four inches of snow or a mixture of sleet and freezing rain for several areas throughout the rest of the state.

The storm system is expected to begin impacting the state starting Tuesday morning and lasting through Wednesday morning. Parts of the Adirondacks should see up to eight inches of snow, the Catskills could see anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of snow, and most other areas could see 2 to 4 inches of snow or a mixture of sleet and freezing rain.

During the overnight hours, some road surfaces may be slippery due to falling temperatures and depending on the type of precipitation.  Drivers should use extra caution when traveling during inclement weather.

For more safety tips, visit the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services website at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/winter/.

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