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The extent to which the Native Americans were present in the John Boyd Thacher Park region of the Helderberg Escarpment is a question for many who visit there. It is believed that the first humans to set foot in this region were North Americans, migrating east.

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These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

Sophie Theis of Guilderland, majoring in public relations, at the State University of New York College at Oswego has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship;

GUILDERLAND — Anita and Christopher Goutos celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children.

They were married at St. Luke’s Church in Schenectady on Aug. 21, 1954.

A little over a year ago, I took time off from work to accompany my wife to a doctor’s appointment.

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On Sept. 2, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Home Front Café in Altamont, and the countdown to Christmas begins.

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By Mike Nardacci

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New state regulations were announced last week by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species and help to preserve New York’s ecosystems.

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that, it says, “puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.”

Users can schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards, and invite friends to join them. The new app is free and available for download in app stores.

RICHMONDVILLE — Grace Stott could be outgoing and enjoyed a good laugh, but she was mostly a gentle conversationalist who was focused on her two sons.

Ms. Stott died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Evergreen Commons nursing home in East Greenbush, following several years with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 95.

Back-to-school supplies and athletics funds were handed over from community organizations to local school districts.

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