Market 32 Raises Funds to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper and Market 32 customers and teammates raised $182,990 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during its annual March fundraiser where customers were encouraged to round up their change at the register. 
Combined with a $10,000 corporate match, the total gift of $192,990.36 -- nearly $78,000 more than last year's campaign -- directly benefits MDA's mission to empower the people they serve to live longer, more independent lives.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is committed to saving and improving the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening neuromuscular diseases that take away physical strength and mobility. MDA specializes in providing funding for research, improving access to advanced care and resource centers, offering educational programs for the community, clinicians and specialists, and advocating for policies and programs that support families with neuromuscular diseases.
Over the past 40 years, Price Chopper/Market 32 has raised nearly $31 million for MDA through various events and campaigns.
"Our company, customers, and teammates are committed to our communities," said Pam Cerrone, Price Chopper/Market 32's director of community relations. "We're thrilled with these results and proud to be able to support MDA's research efforts and provision of care and assistance to children and adults who are impacted by muscular dystrophy and other related diseases."
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Lanesborough Has Hot, Quiet Election Day

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Voting was slow but steady at Lanesborough Town Hall.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town had a steady and sweltering election day that saw Deborah Maynard elected to the Select Board. 
Maynard outpolled Joseph Trybus 181-87 to fill the seat left vacant by longtime board member John Goerlach.
About halfway through polling hours, about 150 people had turned out in the 90-degree weather to cast votes for the Select Board, Finance Committee, Planning Board, library trustee, and town moderator. In total, about 400 votes were cast out of the 2,515 registered voters, or about 16 percent.
"It's been kind of slow but steady," poll worker Sheila Parks said. "No exciting news, which is good."
Town Clerk Ruth Knysh guessed that many would vote after work. Polls opened at noon at Town Hall and closed at 8 p.m.
"It's going great. It's been steady since we opened the doors at noontime. No issues at all," she said. "So we're hoping for smooth sailing until eight o'clock tonight."
Earlier in the day, there was road construction in front of the town offices that could have been a deterrent, she observed.
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