Tyler Murphy

Albany County has the task of continuing the Rail Trails project between South Pearl Street and Delaware Avenue, said to Mark King, director of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

A first-ever master plan for Thacher Park calls for a visitors' center, rock-climbing and bike trails as well as an expanded beach at nearby Thompson's Lake Park, all to be managed under the name of Thacher.

Less than a third of the town's registered voters went to the polls on Election Day and, of those, a large number did not cast votes for local offices. All of the incumbents were unopposed as the GOP put up no candidates.

New Scotland's incumbents, running unopposed in the town's elections, talk about water, development, and the ambulance squad.

Voorheesville School District residents will vote on Dec. 17 whether or not to pay for a new high school roof and upgraded technology.

ALBANY COUNTY — Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy has proposed a 2014 budget with the lowest tax increase in half a decade, well under the 2 percent levy cap set by the state, but his plan depends on the legislature forming a local development corporation to take over the county’s nursing home by July.

Wayne LaChappelle says he enjoys the small-town atmosphere as he works in the newly created post of commissioner of public works for New Scotland, and he doesn't fault the councilman who voted against his appointment, calling it "checks and balances."

Two friends, a hair stylist and a manicurist, are taking a recent beauty school graduate under their wing in a gender-neutral salon. First-time business owner Sarah McDonald used to work in a hair salon at the same location.

A 44-year-old East Greenbush man fell to his death while illegally scaling the rock face at the John Boyd Thacher State Park on Sept. 13.

Charlie Stewart learned how to build his first Model T when he was 13, now he's teaching his young grand children how to carry on the family tradition.


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