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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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2016-17 DPS flagDonald P. Sutherland Elementary School unveiled its new flag for the 2016-17 school year at its first Character Education Assembly on Friday afternoon in the gym. Korin Laurilla, who is now a sixth grader at Goff Middle School, returned to DPS to help reveal the flag that he designed last year.

Korin Laurilla

Korin Laurilla

“We are very proud of our annual flag contest,” said Principal Jack Alvey. “It promotes student ownership and pride in our school community. Students are excited to vote, hear the results, and see the final product. We are thrilled that Korin was able to join us for the unveiling.”

During the assembly, fifth graders sang a song about Respect and Mr. Alvey announced winners from the school’s summer Reading Program.