HIGH NOTES: Money for vets, helping the terminally ill, new jail library

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In Schenectady, Mohawk Auto Center recently donated $5,000 to help local veterans with transportation and home food delivery. The donation to the Veterans Miracle Center is being used to help cover gas costs for the organization’s transportation van, which transports veterans to and from appointments, according to a press release. The center also has been using the van to deliver food and goods to veterans in need so they can stay safely at home during the pandemic. The organization delivers more than 25 packages each day to veterans in the area. The van travels as far south as Poughkeepsie and as far north as Plattsburgh. For more information about the Veterans Miracle Center and its transportation services, visit https://www.vmcalbany.org/. For more information on Mohawk Auto Center, visit https://www.mohawkautocenter.com/.

In Warren County, local resident Robin Larkin has offered to start an inmate library at the Warren County Correctional Facility. Larkin recently contacted the Sheriff’s Office offering to help start the library after learning inmates don’t have access to reading materials. She wants to establish the library in memory of her mother. Among those already donating books is Robyn Ringler, former owner of East Line Books. For more information on the proposed library, visit the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Warrencountysheriffny/.

In Amsterdam, Montgomery County Undersheriff Carl Rust and Amsterdam Lodge No. 84 Masonic Temple together helped make Easter a little happier for two local families last week. Rust delivered two $50 gift cards for Hannaford Supermarkets to local families to purchase nice Easter dinners for their family.

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