Local residents Joshua Spratt and Martin Zaloga — both former police officers — were sentenced on Jan. 7 in Albany County Supreme Court for separate cases of inappropriate contact with a minor.

When we feel small in the enormity of world events, swept along in a powerful tide, headed in a direction we may not have chosen, it is good to know a single person can make a difference.

State Assemblyman Peter Lopez announced that he will not run for Congress, after learning of his father’s cancer diagnosis. Lopez, his father's caregiver, will, instead, seek re-election to his assembly seat. 

Sand Beach, Maine, geology

My first experience with Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine was in the summer of 1987 when I went as a graduate student to the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor for a co

Guilderland, Bethlehem, and New Scotland have seen a rash of break-ins during the last four weeks, and, in the village of Voorheesville, there have been two burglaries and one attempted burglary of residential homes.

If we work together, we may yet save our planet.

Around the Capital Region, dogs and cats who hang out in their owners’ shops and businesses are brightening the days of customers with a lick or a purr.

We’d like to think that generous people give from their hearts and not as part of a calculated move to reduce their tax bills.

The not-for-profit group Scenic Hudson, aligned with the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition, has opposed a transmission line upgrade projected to move massive amounts of power across the state to the New York City area, but the state's Public Service Commission announced that plans will continue and that work on the lines will reduce or eliminate adverse environmental, landowner, and economic impacts. 

Elisa Fasulo — who lives half the year just outside of Altamont — has carved out a quiet life, running her own art gallery and tattoo shop in southwestern Florida two weeks of every month, and the rest of the time teaching tattooing at Austin’s School of Spa Technology in Albany.

But it was a long, bumpy, and sometimes dangerous road to this place of relative calm. Just four years ago, Fasulo filmed the premiere of a Discovery Channel/TLC reality show called “Tattoo School.” When the network announced the premiere, hate mail and death threats poured in from around the world to Fasulo, the two tattoo schools she owned at the time, and the network itself.


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