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Richmondville native completes basic training

Courtesy: Joint Hometown News Service

For immediate release:

Army Pfc. Alex J. Prescott has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Prescott is the son of Philip Prescott of Richomondville.

Schoharie to join other communities in volunteer recognition

More than 1,000 mayors and town supervisors will honor local volunteers on April 1.

Among them – leaders from Schoharie Area Long Term Recovery, Mayor Avitabile from Middleburgh and Mayor Holmes from Cobleskill.

A luncheon for salt volunteers will be held at Middleburgh Reformed Church at noon that day.

More information on the National Day of Recognition for Volunteers can be found here.

Saratoga County listed as 5th healthiest in NY

A new report lists every county in the country on its health merits.

The report was released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Saratoga County is the 5th healthiest in New York State.

Schoharie County ranks 9th and Warren County is 13th.

Rensselaer County ranks 34th, right behind Albany at 30th but ahead of Washington County at 36th.

Columbia sits at 46th, Montgomery 47th and Fulton County is 56th out of 62.

Greene County ranked lowest in our viewing area at 57th.

In Massachussets, Berkshire County ranks 9th out of 14.

And in Vermont, Bennington County scores 11th out of 14 counties.

For a link to full list of all counties click here.

Beautification group to announce plans to clean up Capital Region

Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful group plans to clean up after the spring thaw. - Fulton County Tourism

The Spring thaw normally leaves behind the debris from a long winter.

A group called Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful will announce a plan Wednesday to get things cleaned up.

They'll reveal plans to clean up parks, waterways, recreation areas and streets.

The targeted area includes Schoharie, Montgomery, Fulton and Herkimer Counties.

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National Grid uses 'Sniffer truck' to detect gas leaks

Freezing and repeated thawing doesn't just create potholes.

National Grid says a wild swing in temperatures can also affect underground pipes.

The company showed NewsChannel 13 a new truck they are using to detect gas leaks.

The truck drives along the streets and sensors go off if it detects natural gas.

The sniffer trucks are a proactive step to stop leaks.

National grid reminds you to use your senses, natural gas has an odor similar to rotten eggs.

Also look for dust or bubbles in water outside your home and listen for a whistling sound.

If you suspect a leak, get out of the house and call 911, then call National Grid. 

Schoharie Jr./Sr. High names valedictorian and <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">salutatorian</span>

Congratulations to this year’s top students at Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School.

Sophie Connor of Howe’s Cave is valedictorian and Lauren Archer of Sloansville is salutatorian.

Connor is currently attending a physics and engineering at RPI. She plans to go to Dartmouth College in the fall.

Archer is planning to attend SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Students show off STEM skills at science and engineering fair

After months of research, building and writing codes, it was time to show it all off in what some consider the super bowl for young students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Greater Capital Region Science & Engineering Fair brought together kids in grade 6 through 12 from all over the Capital Region. Their projects ranged from animal sciences to physics and astronomy.

Shaker High School 11th grader Gili Rusak wanted to teach young kids about computer science, so she created an app for that.

Her codester app is already available for the Android market. She says it gives kids a positive exposure to computer science.

Scotia-Glenville High School junior John Dean has created a new kind of lens. He says his double liquid lens is good for surveillance applications because it allows a camera to focus on two different things at once.