Lisa Nicole Viers

The repetitive regurgitation of commencement-speech clichés, platitudes, and adages was put in the spotlight in 2005 — fittingly enough, in a commencement speech at Kenyon College given by writer David Foster Wallace.

Teacher David Lawrence emphasized the need to be a good person in a world that judges people based on tests, evaluations, and applications.

VOORHEESVILLE — Julia Suozzo, the class valedictorian, shared wisdom from her experiences at Voorheesville in the speech she gave to her classmates and their friends and families at the June 27 commencement ceremony.

VOORHEESVILLE — Salutatorian Christian Keenan stood alone at the lectern as he gave his speech on June 27. But, behind him sat the rest of the members of the Clayton A. Bouton High School class of 2014, and in front of him were all their friends and families.

NEW SCOTLAND — During a traffic stop on June 30, Guilderland Police say Officer Robert Bailey was assaulted and bitten by Michele Salerno.

A program for second-grade students at Voorheesville Elementary School has helped create a new home for monarch butterflies in the area, taking part in a nation-wide study about hazards they face.

Cathryn Doyle of New Scotland challenged a ruling to revoke her judgeship based on actions she took while presiding over the Albany County Surrogate's Court. The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling to remove her from the bench.

Utility companies have been given the chance to resubmit plans for the "energy superhighway" project, aimed at bringing power from the North to New York City, so they stay within the existing right-of-way.

Last month, a Feura Bush resident allegedly stole a lawn mower from his former landlord's shed and drove it back to his home on Lower Flatrock Road.

Burhan Ozmat has made a device that will travel to Mars in 2016. The mechanical engineer, originally from Istanbul. works from a lab in his basement in New Scotland.


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