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The early snowfall this season has created outdoor scenes dusted with white and wrung more beauty from the throes of fall.

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Voorheesville librarian Gail Brown calls PTSD "a silent disease": we can talk about it and begin to understand it by reading Luis Carlos Montalvan's books. He'll be at the library with his dog on Nov. 7.

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A bill allowing schools to include a veterans' tax exemption was met with hesitation by many school boards this past year. A second one, not yet passed, is aimed at including another exemption.

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A memorial placed on Robert Furnia’s lawn in Delanson Saturday is a customary symbol in military ceremony. Dog tags hung from a hard rubber training rifle that balanced a helmet on top and stood between a pair of military boots.

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The Altamont post of the American Legion raised well over $15,000 toward a proposed housing complex that would support veterans struggling with homelessness and addiction.

A tributary of necessities like clothing, medicines, and furniture is flowing to a “Veterans Miracle Center” where local religious leaders are encouraging struggling veterans and their immediate families to come at no cost.

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The change to a tax-assessment reduction for veterans was pushed for by Knox resident Edward Ackroyd. It passed on June 10 with four votes in favor and one abstention.

Boys State is run by the American Legion, a nationwide veterans’ organization, and uses an intense week-long course of activities with military supervision to train rising seniors to be leaders.

Voorheesville resident Terry Fox, a Vietnam veteran, was recognized with the Rev. Francis A. Kelley Hometown Hero Award this week. "I just tried to do what I was trained to do as well as I could," said Fox.

Eligible residents will be able to have their assessed property values reduced by a maximum of $12,000 for wartime service, and larger amounts for those with combat service and disabilities. 

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