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“Basically, you are now in charge of your own health,” said Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy Burbank, of what the legislation is trying to accomplish. “It’s supposed to make people more aware of their health and how much it costs.”

Martin Dratz, 84, was brought in to address 194 violations of state record-keeping requirements found in Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s transportation department.

The interim superintendent wants to replace a Registered Nurse position with a Licensed Practical Nurse, freeing money for a plan to have home visits for early developmental needs.

Kevin Crosier, Helderberg Senior Services board member and supervisor of Berne, said a new site would be established with lower costs and a possible van for elderly patrons.

A Slingerlands mother and her son were sentenced to state prison in Albany County Court this week, after they pleaded guilty to stealing cars from area dealerships.

The Voorheesville School Board has asked for more focus to pare a $11.5 million building project proposal.

BETHLEHEM — The garden club here has created “The Golden Trowel Award” to encourage merchants and owners commercial properties to keep Bethlehem green. 

Clarksville, a hamlet in New Scotland, celebrates its history each year on Heritage Day. The tradition started with Plum Fest, because New Scotland is plumb in the center of Albany County, when each of the hamlets in town was feted.

Guilderland emergency crews and police demonstrated their safety tactics on Tuesday, Aug. 6, as part of the police department's National Night Out at Tawasentha Park.


A flag-raising ceremony was held on July 28 in the Berne Town Park, attended by 10 veterans and a score of supporters. Stacey Wright played Taps at the event.



The first hearing on Thacher's inaugural master plan elicited kudos and concerns, the most troubling from a geologist who said building a visitors' center close to the edge of the escarpment is unwise.

Tech Valley Youth Golf is hosting a free golf day for girls on Monday, Aug. 19 at Sunny Hill Resort in Greenville. The event starts at 10 a.m.

The 24-year-old was arrested in April, when state police believed he had robbed homes in Greene, Albany, and Schoharie counties.

Invasive species can be found throughout Thacher Park and Thompsons Lake, but education campaigns and volunteers have helped to stem their impact on biodiversity.