Melissa Hale-Spencer

Guilderland High school Assistant Principal Ann-Marie McManus said the school wants to be the first stop for prevention and intervention when it comes to illegal drug use.

Adam Rappaport’s suicide last month in the Albany County jail embodies two nationwide problems for inmates today — drug addiction and self-harm.

Discussion on stagnant resources and too much space did not deter the school board from deciding to bid in January the work for upgrading all seven of the district's school buildings.

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ALBANY COUNTY — Patrica Fahy sailed to victory Tuesday when many other Democrats suffered defeat.

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“This is your victory,” George Amedore told the crowd of several hundred Republicans who cheered his defeat of Democratic Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk to represent the 46th District.

Three weeks after their arrest, the Stannard sisters are concerned about the welfare of the 45 cats that lived with them in their camper. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society euthanized 30 of them and put the others up for adoption.

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“On a Friday or Saturday night, more people want to laugh than be emotionally drained," says Andy Maycock, the Guilderland High School teacher who is directing students in a madcap  British comedy, on stage this weekend.

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NEW SCOTLAND — Peter Henner, at 62, wants to make the most of what is left of his life.

Like Janus, he is looking in two directions — at his past life and at his future — in order to set the best course.

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Local school administrators weigh in on proposition No. 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which asks voters whether the state should use a large bond to invest in new technology used in school districts.

GUILDERLAND — Superintendent Marie Wiles told the school board Tuesday, during its televised meeting, that she wanted to “recognize the strength and character of this community” in dealing with the “unspeakable tragedies that struck our community.” Wiles said there was a remarkable response “big and small.”

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