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"You can ferret out and expose things," Prosecutor Preet Bharara told the journalists gathered for the New York Press Association convention. That's what we do.

ALBANY COUNTY —Hilltown residents spoke to the Albany County Legislature Monday night, asking that towers proposed by the sheriff not be built in places that would mar important Helderberg views.

Local governments are taking stands against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion and studying ways that land adjacent to the pipeline may be adversely affected.

It provides an essential service, supporting and advocating for victims of sexual abuse, bullying, and crime. It needs to be part of the county charter, to keep it safe from budget cuts in the future. That's what Bryan Clenahan, the Albany County legislator representing Guilderland, believes about the county's Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center. He hopes that the legislature will agree with him Monday night, and vote to make it part of the charter. 

Properly following the process might have resulted in a better plan both for public safety and for those who value the views.

There's nothing quite so quintessentially American as a Western movie. I'm a baby boomer and I can remember Westerns for as long as I can remember.

We need a system that would be inclusive for all New Yorkers. And we need it now. People have suffered and died for the right to vote.

In December, Scenic Rensselaerville, a group that court papers describe as having 170 members, many of them artists, sued the Albany County sheriff in December.

Marshall McLuhan — the great assessor of the impact of mass media on our lives — wrote an essay in 1963 called “The Agenbite of Outwit.”

Susan Leath, Bethlehem's town historian, has a new book, “Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York,” that includes church histories, tales of local farms, and segments on the defunct ice industry and blacksmithing.

 

 

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