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Public comments on a report on the natural-gas extraction process were mostly about the potential harm it could bring and how such information was missing from Westerlo's draft report. One was in favor of the process.

School board elections are uncontested for the second year in a row, leading one member to suggest a recruitment forum for next year and another to recommend a student member.

When firefighters arrived to a house on fire Tuesday morning in New Scotland, there were already flames through the roof. A pond at Camp Pinnacle, about two miles away, was used for water.

Guilderland has about 120 special-needs students eligible for Medicaid reimbursement but only half signed up so the district could get reimbursed for services.

Farnsworth Middle School student Mira DelSignore, with the help of teacher Alan Fiero, recently won a grant to further the garden work.

VOORHEESVILLE — Pastor “Charlie” Yang will leave the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville in June, to take the pastoral position at McKownville United Methodist Church in July.

Programs at the Beacon of Hope Center show students from area schools the experiences and results of impairing their senses.

Eva Messer died in 1870. Her gravesite has intrigued visitors more than 100 years later, most recently a pair of men and a Facebook group interested in installing a new gravestone.

The kick-off assembly for the two-week Parents As Reading Partners program at Berne-Knox-Westerlo featured costumes, quilts, and stuffed animals to bring reading to a new level for students. A grant from Target awarded last year will help fund a carnival at the end of the year.

Students from childcare agencies were honored by the Rotary Club of Albany with Youth Recognition Awards on Wednesday.

For one weekend this June, New Scotland will host the first New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.

The Voorheesville School Board has two incumbents running for their second terms on May 20. District residents will also vote on the incumbents, as well as the district budget and library budget.

Matthew C. Woelfersheim also intentionally started a fire in an unoccupied building on Carman Road in Guilderland on Sept. 30, 2013; the fire spread to a neighboring property and damaged a garage and vehicle, according to police.

Alphonzo Hicks Jr. was unable to complete field sobriety tests and, according to the police report, registered a blood alcohol content of .27.