The Greater Good: New life for old prom dresses, new Hudson Falls police K-9

Lansingburgh school administrator gets big recognition

A Lansingburgh administrator has been named the Principal of the Year by the Capital Area School Development Association. Carrie Phelan is the principal of the Knickerbacker Middle School. This annual award recognizes a principal for exemplary leadership qualities and for making a difference in the lives of their students. Phelan is a graduate of Lansingburgh and started her career in education in the district as a teacher in 1999.

Helping FMCC’s food pantry

You can give the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Raiders Relief Food Pantry a boost this month. The food pantry has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Fight Hunger Bag Program in April. The FMCC Raiders Relief Food Pantry will get a $1 donation every time a $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger bag is bought at the Hannaford in Amsterdam.

New life for old prom dresses

Used prom and bridesmaid dresses are finding a second life this week at Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech Education Center, and helping students in need of food. Students are running a Cinderella prom dress event on the Albany Campus. Donated gowns are being sold to fellow students for $5. Proceeds of the sale are being used to fund the grab and go program on campus that provides snack food and drinks free of charge to students.

New K-9 team at Hudson Falls Police Department

The Hudson Falls Police Department is adding some four-legged power to the force. The department’s first K-9 team is Officer Kristen Lunder and her K-9 partner Rye. K-9 Rye is a nearly 2-year-old German Shepherd who is trained in narcotics detection. K-9 Rye is named in memory of Officer Brian Lashway of the Glens Falls Police Department, who served as a Police Officer from 2005–2012.