Melissa Hale-Spencer

Bruce W. Dearstyne, who grew up in Berne, surrounded by history, has included a chapter on the tenant farmers' rebellion in his new book on the spirit of New York.

The school district's business leader hopes that, by the time Guilderland gets serial bonds for its capital project "Moody will have noticed we've built back up our reserves."

"Both of these units were an absolute joy," the school district's negotiator said of Guilderland's office workers and teaching assistants.

Meghan Cahill's platform for the competition — empowering women through self-defense — was sparked by a scary, late-night encounter at college.

Fazana Ismail says kids who help out at her birthday parties for homeless children come to realize "These kids are just like them."

The two top vote-getters on Tuesday, Christine Hayes and Seema Rivera, are friends and sister graduates of Guilderland.

Both candidates vying to represent western Guilderland and part of the Hilltowns in the Albany County Legislature live in Knox.

GUILDERLAND — Because of avian flu in the other parts of the country, New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Tuesday the state is banning all live fowl competitions.

Union organizers stayed on script for a rally where individuals brought their own words on what is ailing public education.

This month, the State Education Department announced an additional $14.5 million in funds through the federal Race to the Top grant in support of the Smart Schools Bond Act.

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