United Way of Clinton and Essex Counties Inc. recently received a $1,200 donation from AES Northeast, Plattsburgh. The firm - which offers architectural, engineering, land surveying and other services - decided to donate money to a local charity instead of giving gifts to their clients this year. United Way executive director John C. Bernardi, center, accepted the donation on behalf of the nonprofit organization which serves Clinton, Essex and now Franklin counties. Joining Bernardi were AES Northeast representatives David Whitford, Todd Hodgson, Wayne Ryan and Scott Allen. The firm also donated money to United Way of Fulton County where it has also performed work.