$100K a big win for teacher, community

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South Glens Falls Christmas came early last week for Jamie Metivier. The Tanglewood Elementary School reading teacher was surprised during an assembly with an oversized check for $100,000 from Farmers Insurance. Metivier was one of five top finishers in online voting to receive a Thank America's Teachers grant through the insurance company. Votes poured in nationwide throughout October and November for the top 15 finalists. The money will be used to expand the Kindness Closet, which provides household items, toiletries, clothing and other items to families struggling financially in the South G...

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