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Staff written stories for the week of August 11, 2011


Don’t pinch pennies when the future is at stake

Albany County

New county voting districts spawn new rivalries

Following minority challenge, redistricting testimony heard in court

Altamont Fair

New at this year’s fair — Performing Bears and a Two-By-Two Zoo…
Along with the tried and true — Farm animals and thrilling rides, too

The Stinger: A million-dollar ride makes American debut at fair

From fleece to loom, the friendly Altamont fair sheep barn has it all,
Old hands and young city slickers can greet sheep and make wool

New contests
Decorating cupcakes and baking brownies take center stage

In a world of plastic, woodworkers carry on an age-old craft


NYISO avoids blackouts
Energy keeps pace with the demands of heat wave

Explosion averted as gas line rupture leads to evacuation

New Scotland

Three walkers killed when SUV crashed into church


After awarding bid, town gives road work to wrong company, compensates

Ever practical, Stempel presses a century-old mill into service


Coreys hike 46 High Peaks

Surprise leaders in World Junior Championship


Obituary notices for the week of August 11, 2011

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