Community news

GUILDERLAND — Stuyvesant Plaza has promoted longtime employee Brian Ravena to property manager to manage tenant and vendor relations, building maintenance, and capital improvements at Stuyvesant Plaza and Executive Park.

Hannaford Supermarkets have launched the 2014 edition of Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger, a charitable campaign focused on helping feed people who do not have access to enough nutritious food.

ALBANY — Alyssa Gaige, of East Berne earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for her project investigating wheelchair accessibility in Altamont last year.

The state is offering what it calls “virtual tours” of 93 popular destinations; the videos may be viewed on the websites of State Parks and the Department of Environmental conservation.

People in households needing heating assistance can now apply for New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program. Eligible households can receive a one-time benefit of up to $625 this winter from the program, which is federally funded.