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Robert Kenneth Woodward, a retired purchasing agent who also relished his work as a part-time police officer, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

He died the day after his brother, James B. Woodward, was buried.

CLARKSVILLE — James B. Woodward, who grew up in Clarksville, was defined by his friendliness.

Having moved to a retirement community in Ellenton, Fla., Mr. Woodward died peacefully at his home on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He was 72.

VOORHEESVILLE —As a kid, S. Frank Kodra’s hero was the Lone Ranger. He grew up to work as a deputy and as an accident investigator for the Thruway Authority and to volunteer on an ambulance squad. Like his childhood hero, he liked to help people, often people in difficult straits.

Voorheesville's library, and high school were vandalized Jan. 13. The next day, a recent graduate and current senior were arrested.

These local students are on the dean’s list at the State University of New York College at Geneseo for the fall semester 2013, having achieved a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 credit hours:

Allison Cropsey from Altamont;

Alexandra Fasulo from Altamont;

These local students were named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the spring 2013 semester:

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

Cassandra Peebles recognized by the School of Business at the State University of New York College at New Paltz where she was inducted into the New Paltz chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

These local members of the New York Army National Guard have been promoted:

Michael Guilmette from Voorheesville, and serving with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry division is promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel; and

VOORHEESVILLE — Tax-Aide, run by the American Association of Retired Persons, will once again be preparing income tax returns at St. Matthew’s Parish Center in Voorheesville beginning in February 2014.

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