Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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FBI guest speakersStudents in Columbia’s Networking and Information Technology classes learned about potential cyber careers in the FBI last week when they heard from two guest speakers.

FBI outreach specialist Timothy Leonard and cyber security agent Roderick Link, both from the Albany field office, talked about the mission of the FBI, how they use technology to prevent and solve crimes and the various FBI careers involving cyber skills.

“Many of our students plan to pursue collegiate studies and a career in Network Administration,” said Columbia teacher Christine Kawczak. “The more opportunities the students have to meet professionals in the field and learn about the benefits of different career paths, the more informed their decision making will be post graduation.”

The classes are planning to tour the FBI’s Albany field office after the holidays.