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The New Scotland History Museum, located in the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem, is documenting the nearby Thacher Park’s century of history.

Lupine Fest was held last Saturday at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. The festival celebrates the wildflower blue lupine and its importance to the endangered Karner blue butterfly. This year’s theme was “Dune” It All — Recreation in the Pine Bush.

Young adults met with students at Farnsworth Middle School to share their stories of being mistreated through technology and its possible consequences, including lasting emotional scars.

GUILDERLAND — Dale Owen’s request to keep chickens in his Guilderland backyard was denied by the town’s zoning board at its meeting last night.

The board’s chairman, Peter Barber, recused himself from the vote, because he lives in Owen’s neighborhood.

VOORHEESVILLE — Shortly after 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, a small crowd heard the news that every proposition up for vote had passed.

The group, mostly made up of school board members, clapped and nodded as each proposal was read along with the voting numbers.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last Thursday afternoon, two young men climbed onto a rock ledge on the Indian Ladder Trail, and, according to police, spray-painted graffiti on the aged structure.

Voorheesville resident Terry Fox, a Vietnam veteran, was recognized with the Rev. Francis A. Kelley Hometown Hero Award this week. "I just tried to do what I was trained to do as well as I could," said Fox.

Villagers watched a procession stride through Main Street on Sunday, May 18. The village held its Memorial Day ceremony at the war memorial in Orsini Park.

Only about 12 percent of Guilderland voters turned out for Tuesday's elections, which saw easy passage of the school district's $92 million budget and the library's $3.5 million budget as well as a $1 million school bus proposition.

Voters gave another three years to Vasilios Lefkaditis — who has driven much of the board's discussions about the role of a school board — and ousted a member that voted in the majority for split votes.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo sixth-grader Kyla Creamer was a finalst in the Invention Convention, held every year by the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady.

A county legislator and a town supervisor are taking separate paths to make county services, like processing Medicaid and food stamps, more accessible to people in the Hilltowns.

WESTERLO — Shawn M. Duncan was arrested in connection with the death of his father’s beloved thoroughbred horse, found on Sunday morning with an arrow in its side.

GUILDERLAND — A woman says she was assaulted when she was out for a walk on Tuesday and the police are asking anyone who might have seen the suspect to call them.

A press release from the Guilderland Police Department said events unfolded this way:

GUILDERLAND — Timothy Whittemore wants to live vicariously through his clients in his new travel business.

Whittemore decided to become what he terms a “vacation specialist” with a franchise called CruiseOne after he left active duty with the United States Air Force.