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Patroon Award given to retiring council veteran Blanchard

Schenectady City Councilwoman Barbara Blanchard at her home in Schenectady in December 2013.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady City Councilwoman Barbara Blanchard at her home in Schenectady in December 2013.
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Barbara Blanchard spent her last moments on the City Council mustering words to express her gratitude for unexpectedly being bestowed the Patroon Award. The outgoing councilwoman, stricken with a progressive neurological disease, was presented the city’s highest honor just moments before she left her last meeting Monday evening. Amid thunderous applause from the crowded council chamber, Blanchard spoke softly into a microphone and returned the overwhelming praise showered upon her from both city officials and ...

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sunshine1601
December 24, 2013
6:57 a.m.

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Incredible woman, community activist and dedicated Schenectadian.

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