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Tears and cheers, handshakes and hugs were all part of the ceremony on April 24 where Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized outstanding volunteers for their community work.

Local fire departments held open houses or Recruit New York events last weekend.

Good works abroad — distributing toys to kids in Costa Rica or spending a day at an orphanage in South Africa — were some of the acts lauded in a YMCA awards ceremony for local high school students.

The newly sought corridor would be used for civil engineering, environmental, and archeological surveys, according to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

Last week, funds totaling $1.4 million were announced from a press conference at Indian Ladder Farms. Sixty-eight different grants were given to land trusts across the state, with two local organizations receiving funds.

Municipalities can adopt zoning to preserve historic buildings and individuals, too, can do  their part to maintain their homes in ways that enrich a community.

NEW SCOTLAND —John Boyd Thacher State Park will get $3.8 million for its new visitors’ center, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday. The Helderberg park is to receive almost half of $8.7 million allocated to Capital Region parks.

Hunters young and old tracked down Easter eggs last weekend at the East Berne and Westmere firehouses.

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