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Castleton Volunteer a ‘Hometown Hero’

Louann Ingraham, of Castleton, has dedicated her life to helping people in need.

She works at the Castleton Anchor, a nonprofit charity that supplies food, household goods and clothing to families in the community who need them most

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9/11 Responder William Miller a ‘Hometown Hero’

Troy firefighter William Miller has been volunteering for his community since 1987. But when tragedy struck outside the Capital Region, Miller decided to help others from beyond his hometown.

Miller joined the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team after the Oklahoma City bombing and has stepped in to assist with disasters since--including after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on 9/11

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Firefighter Caitlin D’Alessandro a ‘Hometown Hero’

For Halfmoon resident Caitlin D'Alessandro, fighting fires is a family affair.

D'Alessandro followed in the footsteps of her father and brother and became an interior firefighter last year. Her passion for others came through when she started a group, Firefighters for a C

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Emily Keefner of Canaan a ‘Hometown Hero’

Emily Keefner, of Canaan, NY, was born with a cleft lip and palate.

At just 18 years old, she has undergone more than 30 surgeries. Emily has been fundraising for the last two years for UMass Medical Centers Cranial Facial Unit so the hospital can upgrade its database system and offer better care to patients

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11-Year-Old Olivia Pedrick a ‘Hometown Hero’

Eleven-Year-Old Olivia Pedrick, of Windham, loves animals so much, she wants more than to adore them. She wants to help them.

Pedrick sells paintings through a Facebook page she started, Olivia's Art for Ani

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Military Mom Kathy Buckley a ‘Hometown Hero’

When Kathy Buckley, of Melrose, started sending care packages to her two sons, both in the Army and deployed overseas, she realized how many soldiers miss out on some of the luxuries of home.

So 11 years ago, she took action and founded Military Mom in Act

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Troy Police K-9 Aron a ‘Hometown Hero’

This week’s Hometown Hero is of a special breed, and yes, we do mean dog breed.

Aron is a seven-year veteran of the Troy Police Department, serving in the K-9 unit.  He’s a seven-year-old German Shepard who is trained to detect bombs

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Firefighter Jay Ham a ‘Hometown Hero’

Jay Ham, a firefighter and EMT from Johnsonville, is this week’s “Hometown Hero.” When he's not volunteering to help others, Jay works to spread awareness of Autism.

As part of the “Hometown Heroes” series, we’ve partnered with County Waste and Latham Ford to celebrate local unsung heroes for their good deeds and honorable work

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School Teacher Ellen Moser a ‘Hometown Hero’

Ellen Moser, a kindergarten teacher from South Kortright, is this week's "Hometown Hero."

"Anytime a parent wants to talk with her, she will give up her family time to speak with them," the person who nominated Ellen said

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11-Year-Old a ‘Hometown Hero’

Eleven-year-old Jacob of Hillsdale has been selected as our second Hometown Hero! Jacob launched a charity organization, Jacob's Charity Project, to raise money to help those who are less fortunate during the holiday season.

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EMT Meghan Brower Our First ‘Hometown Hero’

Kicking off our “Hometown Heroes” series is Meghan Brower, an EMT and active member of the Galway Fire Company for the past 10 years. Despite being injured in a New Year’s Eve house fire in 2008, Meghan worked her way through juggling physical therapy, two jobs and obtaining her paramedics degree

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County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.

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