The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted new regulations to shorten fall turkey hunting seasons in New York State due to a declining turkey population across the state.

The American Legion Riders from the Helderberg Post 977 in Altamont donated $15,000 to the Soldier On program to help veterans doing time in jail.

NEW SCOTLAND —Two months after Watervliet’s school superintendent called the Watervliet Police with concerns about the officer stationed at the high school, he was charged with criminal sexual acts against female students.

UNIONVILLE — Harold N. Eck was a husband and father who enjoyed camping and dancing. He died on June 13, 2015. He was 87.

Mr. Eck was born on Jan. 30, 1928 in West New York, New Jersey, to Harold and Helen Eck (née Kipp). He married his wife, Shirley Eck (née Jennings), in 1973.

Summer Smith, then a 17-year-old Guilderland High School senior, was friends with a classmate who died in a bad car crash. She raised money for a bronze angel statue to stand in Altamont’s village green. “The angel represents people who have lost people,” Summer told us then.

Wicked X. Red Dawn X.  Green Giant. Red Giant. Summit. Blaze. Blonde. Spice. AK-47. K2. Moon Rocks. Mr. Nice Guy.

What do these names mean to you?

Sara Dimmitt, New York

The stances taken by local law enforcement toward Taser use place the Taser on the same level as pepper spray within the “use-of-force continuum.”

A petition has been started, on a closed Facebook page, to fire Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Milano.


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