The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has stopped taking book donations for its inmate library.

Sheriff Jeff Murphy made an appeal last months for paperbacks to establish a library for prisoners. The response was “overwhelming,” with hundreds of people donating thousands of books to get the library going.

But there is no more room for books at this point.

— Don Lehman

Tall people

If you happened to be in Bolton Landing on Wednesday and thought the population seemed unusually tall, you were on to something.

The Siena College men’s basketball team practiced at Veterans Memorial Park, using the court near the beach to scrimmage and get in some summer work. So, several young men 6-foot-8 or so were patrolling the asphalt for a while.

The college’s gym is under construction, forcing the team to take to other courts for its summer practices.

The team also practiced outdoors at an unspecified court near Lake George last year, according to an article in Thursday’s Albany Times-Union newspaper.

— Don Lehman

Hannaford helps out

The Battenkill Conservancy has been chosen by Hannaford as the recipient of the company’s reusable bag program for July.

The Hannaford Helps Program encourages customers to shop only with reusable bags and makes it simple for shoppers to give back twice — once by purchasing the blue reusable “Good Karma” bag and second by knowing that $1 of every reusable bag purchase is donated directly to the Battenkill Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure Trip Program.

Battenkill Director Lorraine Merghart Ballard announced that the Battenkill Conservancy board has decided to direct the funds to provide partial scholarships for the Outdoor Adventure Trip for middle school students that takes place Aug. 8-11. The bag program fees will help keep OAT registration fees low.

— Bill Toscano


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