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The Rensselaer County Health Department is hosting Pfizer Vaccine Clinics on Wednesday, May 12 (1-8 p.m.) and Thursday, May 13 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College for individuals ages 16+. No appointment is required. Walk-ins are welcome! Please bring photo ID and insurance cards to the vaccine clinic.

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Black History Month display caseHoward L. Goff Middle School has been celebrating Black History Month throughout February. The activities were organized by teachers Karen Anderson-Green and Rachel Mathis and meant to recognize the many contributions made by African Americans throughout U.S. history.

  • Display case in the main lobby features prominent African Americans who have had an impact on the United States. Its theme is “#BlackHistoryMonthMatters” and it has featured notable people such as Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, President Barack Obama and ballet dancer Misty Copeland.
  • Short video biographies are played during CCS.
  • Music teachers David Bresnahan and Jarod Grieco chose musical selections created by black musicians – including Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and RUN DMC – to be played during the morning announcements.
  • Book display in the Goff Library featuring prominent African American authors.