The Greater Good: Glens Falls’ sister city from Japan, WNYT engineer celebrates 50 years

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Glens Falls hosts sister city from Japan

Glens Falls had some special visitors last week. Guests were visiting from Saga City, Japan. Glens Falls and Saga City became sister cities in 1988. Gifts were exchanged by both mayors – including a special Adirondack Chair.

Electric charging ports in Albany

The city of Albany is getting nearly $500,000 to install 28 electric charging ports at 14 stations across the community. The funding is being provided through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservations’ municipal Zero Emissions Program. Locations of the charging ports include Washington Park, Capital Hills Golf Course and Six-Mile Waterworks.

Cleaning up Albany’s Warehouse District

In the spirit of Earth Week – Nine Pin Ciderworks, community members and surrounding businesses helped clean up Albany’s Warehouse District over the weekend. The city of Albany Department of General Services provided supplies – then volunteers were invited back to Nine Pin for complimentary cider.

WNYT engineer celebrates 50 years at the station

Engineer Pete Theilemann is celebrating 50 years at NewsChannel 13. He started here in April of 1973 in building maintenance and moved to production for 13 years where he learned to splice film for shows and commercials – and run equipment in our studio. Pete has seen it all when it comes to the evolution of video from film and two-inch tape, to beta, DVC Pro tapes and now digital. He has now been an engineer in master control for the last 37 years.