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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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Server dishing out chiliAmateur chefs are invited to enter their homemade chili in the annual WinterFest Chili Cook Off on Saturday, January 19 at Howard L. Goff Middle School. One winner from each of the two categories (Mild and Hot) will be chosen and receive bragging rights and a $20 gift card to Recovery Room!


  • All chili must be dropped off at Goff Middle School’s Cafeteria between 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19
  • All chili must be placed in a disposable container and be warm and ready for tasting
  • Please label your container and give a list of ingredients (for allergy purposes)
  • There will be one winner selected from each of the two categories (Mild and Hot)
  • Winners will be notified at the end of Winterfest

People attending WinterFest that day may sample and vote for their favorite chili for free. Bowls of chili will also be available for sale.
2019 Chili Contest flyer