Rome airman receives Humanitarian Medal

LATHAM — The 224th Air Defense Group at the Eastern Air Defense Sector recently recognized Senior Airman Mathew Cole, of Rome, who received the Air Force Humanitarian Medal. A security forces airman in the 224th Support Squadron, Cole deployed to the Javits Center in New York City, where he provided essential support for a New York State COVID-19 vaccination center.
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Verona man receives promotion at 224th ADG

LATHAM — Maj. General Raymond F. Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the recent promotion Brett Kilborne, of Verona, who was promoted to the rank of technical sergeant. Kilborne is a security forces craftsman at the 224th Support Squadron. The 224th ADG is comprised of the 224th...
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Sherrill airman reenlists in Air National Guard

LATHAM — The New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group recently reenlisted Senior Master Sgt. Donald Genei, of Sherrill. Genei is the Cyberspace Mission Systems Superintendent at the 224th Support Squadron. The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state’s...
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Why Shares in Swimming Pool Company Latham Group Are Surging This Week

Latham's peer just beat expectations and gave a bullish outlook for the industry. Shares of in-ground residential swimming pool designer and manufacturer Latham Group (NASDAQ:SWIM) were up more than 10% on the week as of 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday. The move is largely down to a so-called "relief rally" in the stock after its peer, Pool Corp. (NASDAQ:POOL) released a robust set of third-quarter results.
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Table Hopping at 15: The blog's most discussed posts

Remember the time a local salon owner got kicked out of a Latham restaurant on its opening night because the co-owner didn't want to offend her landlord, who owned a rival salon? About 550 Table Hopping readers had something to say about it. Or the time the then-owner of Bombers...

Newton Medical has welcomed patients in for 37 years

LATHAM — Newton Medical has been in business at Newton Plaza since 1984. It began with Drs.Tana and Potluri working closely with Barry Larner, the owner of Schuyler Companies. In 2003, Dr. Velarde joined the group followed by Dr. Biegun in 2009. Now, 37 years later, Drs. Biegun and Velarde...

Latham-based company breaks ground on clean-energy facility

Plug Power, headquartered in Latham, is bringing green jobs to Genesee County. The company is building a green hydrogen plant there. It's part of New York's plan to greatly reduce its carbon footprint over the next 30 years. Green hydrogen is produced using renewable energy. It can provide clean power...

Latham houses one registered sex offender as of week ending Oct. 17

There is currently one registered sex offender living in Latham as of week ending Oct. 17, according to Illinois Police Sex Offender Registry. Latham is home to one sexual predator. Sexual predators and child murderers remain on the registry for the rest of their life. Sexually violent people are no...

Area Man Pleads Guilty To His Role In Carjacking Plot

ST. LOUIS – United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk accepted a plea of guilty from Paul Eric Latham on October 14, 2021, for aiding and abetting a carjacking in January 2020. A grand jury in the Eastern District of Missouri indicted Latham in May 2021 for aiding and...

Four firms headline KKR’s $1.1 bln bet on music rights portfolio

(Reuters) - Four law firms, including Latham & Watkins and DLA Piper, are advising private equity firm KKR & Co Inc and family office Dundee Partners’s $1.1 billion purchase of a music rights portfolio from Kobalt Capital Ltd. KKR and former Goldman Sachs partner Stephen Hendel’s family office announced on...

L&W advises HPS on USD 300 million financing

A USD 300 million financing for GFL Environmental will facilitate the environmental services provider’s strategic acquisitions. GFL and affiliates of global investment company HPS Investment Partners have signed a definitive agreement, under which a private placement will grant HPS circa 8.2 million series B perpetual convertible preferred shares at a price of USD 36.60 each.
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Watervliet to open kids waterpark

WATERVLIET — Mayor Charles Patricelli’s dream for the last four years, combined with city native Scott Earl’s $500,000 gift, will lead to the opening of Little Critter’s Waterpark at the south end of Veteran Memorial Swimming Pool on Second Avenue for the 2022 swimming season. At an event announcing the...

Morningside Gallery and Framing honors their customers

LATHAM — While recently celebrating their 38th year in business, Morningside Gallery owners, Paul and Patrice Martterer, felt a strong sense of things coming full circle. The couple was completing a move within Latham’s Newton Plaza, to a storefront they first occupied 30 years ago when they moved into the plaza from their start-up location elsewhere in Latham. Like so many milestone events, this anniversary caused a moment of reflection on their journey. Having weathered the usual “start-up” hurdles, their 38 years has required navigating a couple of recessions; the aftermath of 9/11; the 2008-09 financial crisis; and most recently, the ongoing pandemic. Collectively, these challenges look forbidding, and it would be easy to take all the credit for overcoming them. Paul and Patrice, however, realize that they really didn’t “go it alone.” A strong customer base with whom they have developed relationships had helped them along, through their patronage and sincere concern during “down” times. It leaves these owners grateful, realizing that their business life has been more than just a series of retail transactions.

Latham teen back to collect hats for kids undergoing chemo

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and a local effort to collect hats called Hatsgiving has kicked off. The organization was founded by Latham native Jeremy Wernick. The hats benefit children undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Wernick came up with the idea after participating in the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser. Wernick...