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For property owners of any age, that are new in town and this is your primary residence, and you have not signed up for the STAR B, come in before March 1 to sign up for Basic STAR exemption.

Town Assessors are in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For details, call 623-4593.

Special days and personal news

Those celebrating birthdays this week include Sarah Hennessey on Jan. 29, and a special wish to Lila Walter on Jan. 31 along with Bob Dibble and Christan Siletti; Josh Cameron and Barb Metzger on Feb. 1; Makayla Griswold and Ethan Schmidt on Feb. 2; Tegan Castro, Irene Hall and Lillian Powers on Feb. 3; and Andy Knoll on Feb. 4.

Get Well Wishes go out to Myron Cameron, Ed Binder, Diane Golden, Ruth Wood, Brenda Webster and Irv West.

Congratulations to our newest grandmother Darlene Sherman of Warrensburg who became a grandma to little Alex James, born Monday Jan. 3 to her son and his partner, Bruce H. and Keri Sherman of Queensbury.

Over The Fence

We've heard that town board members and emergency squad members are ready to sign a contract to keep our local volunteers responding to medical emergencies. If this works out, everybody in the town will be better protected because they know and trust the squad members, and response times are likely to be a lot quicker than if an out-of-town agency handles the emergency calls.

We are entering into "cabin fever" month: February. If you know of anyone alone through the long winter months, give them a call just to say Hello!

And when you wake up on Wednesday morning look out your window and see if you can spot the groundhog, commonly known as Mr. Woodchuck, because it's Groundhog Day on Feb. 2.

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