Town Talk

Town employees salute Galusha

Employees of the town of Warrensburg gathered recently to pay tribute to Rick Galusha, who recently left the position of town Public Works chief.

The employees held a luncheon June 22 at the town hall in his honor, thanking Galusha for his 27-plus years of service to the town.

Attendees praised Galusha's knowledge of town public works infrastructure and how to repair and maintain all of it. Others have noted his generosity of loaning personal equipment for the use of the town, or prompting contractors to provide it at bargain prices. Others have observed his ability to manage and motivate personnel, as well as his willingness to work virtually any hour he's needed.

At this tribute luncheon, town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty noted Galusha's years of dedication and service to the townspeople. He said that when Rick started in his position, the town bought a backhoe for his use. As a remembrance, Rick was given a toy replica of the backhoe. Geraghty said Galusha will be missed by all who have worked with him.

New book dwells

on local workers

The Warrensburgh Historical Society has just published a booklet entitled "A Stitch in Time - Memories of the Empire Shirt Factory," by Abbie Davis Hastings and Elda Davis Monroe.

The 18-page booklet contains personal remembrances of these two sisters who worked at the shirt factory at various times between 1930 and its closing in 1960. The book was created and edited by Abbie's son, John T. Hastings, who interviewed his mother for her recollections. Elda's story is from an interview conducted by Jane Infantino in 1988 for the Warrensburg-Lake George News, the predecessor of the Adirondack Journal.

The booklet contains 13 photographs, some from Hastings' collections, others from the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. Priced at $5 including tax, the booklet is available at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, 3754 Main St., Warrensburg, between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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