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The bookends of educational careers were celebrated on May 27 as new teachers were honored for achieving tenure and retirees were lauded for shaping future generations.

Photos: History comes to life

Students at Guilderland High school amuse and inform visitors each year as they assume the roles of characters from history in a living museum.

Photos: Knox pauses to remember

After a brightly colored parade, residents gathered to hear solemn speeches in the hamlet of Knox on Memorial Day. “We’re here to honor the dead,” Don Champion, an Army veteran and member of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company, said in his introductory remarks during the ceremony.  

Photos: Pride marches on in Voorheesville

Saturday's Memorial Day parade marched through the village's main street in a light rain that didn't deter the crowd from cheering, waving flags, and saluting. The festive day also included a barbecue at the firehouse and fireworks to light up the spring sky.

Photos: The Hilltowns salute and celebrate

The Memorial Day parade through the hamlet of Berne was a loud and vibrant gathering in the street, but quickly turned to the quiet respect of hanging heads and flag raising.

Photos: Debris litters the green, green grass of home

GUILDERLAND — A 24-year-old man was arrested this month for raping and assaulting a minor.

If federal grant money doesn't come through for a rail-trail center and museum in Voorheesville, the village wants to proceed with the project locally, hoping to attract tourists to the start of the route that is to one day reach Albany.

Kristen Reynders, the owner of Hitmans Towing, appeared in Knox Town Court with her lawyer, father, and several supporters. Her lawyer requested the trial be heard by a jury, scheduled for July.

Meteorologists of the National Weather Service rated the site of a destroyed home in Duanesburg to be EF3 and all other parts of the tornado’s roughly seven-mile path to be EF0 and EF1, with EF5 as the highest rating. 

Boys State is run by the American Legion, a nationwide veterans’ organization, and uses an intense week-long course of activities with military supervision to train rising seniors to be leaders.

A proposal to put a kennel in the Residential Agricultural district in New Scotland has neighbors concerned about smells, noises, and increased traffic near their homes. But the owner believes she can answer those concerns.

A special-use permit that has been in front of the New Scotland Planning Board since September of 2012 was finally approved at this month's meeting.

Following the January vandalism in Voorheesville, the middle and high schools have been without a sign. Last week, a new sign with a slightly different design appeared out front of the school building.

Photos: Sprouting ball players on fresh sod

Little League girls played a serene evening game on May 20 running over the field renovated with the Valley Cats early in the season.

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