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Hiking helps Clinton’s Gifford build bond with dad

The patches may have attracted Wiley Gifford to hiking when she first began summit seeking at eight years old. If you ask her now, the 18-year-old "goal-oriented" woman from Clinton used those 668 miles trekking atop an astounding 115 peaks over the course of 11 years and 334 hours in total to build a stronger bond with her father, Dylan.
CLINTON, NY
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Modified grad ceremonies recognize Mohawk Valley seniors

MARCY — Madison Kozyra didn’t have a preference for what the graduation ceremony looked like at Whitesboro High School. She just wanted to participate in the same kind of rite of passage as other kids finishing their high school careers even as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced innumerable changes over the past few months.
WHITESBORO, NY
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