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A fox uses the Earth's magnetic fields to home in on its prey, diving for a mouse through feet of snow. As we selfish human beings consider power-line proposals, we must be wary of messing with nature.

SCHENECTADY — Christopher Neil Morrett, an outdoorsman and custom sign-maker, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Ellis Hospital. He was 48.

Mr. Morrett was born in Niskayuna, the son of Donald Morrett, of Schenectady, and the late Marion (née Borst) Morrett.
 

Conversation bests litigation. If neighbors talked to each other, one's collie and the other's duck might still be alive.

The Public Service Commission asked companies for proposals to bring more power from upstate New York south to New York City. New lines may impact local aesthetics but could also increase tax revenue.

These local students are on the dean’s list at the State University of New York College at Geneseo for the fall semester 2013, having achieved a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 credit hours:

Allison Cropsey from Altamont;

Alexandra Fasulo from Altamont;

These local students were named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the spring 2013 semester:

These local members of the New York Army National Guard have been promoted:

Michael Guilmette from Voorheesville, and serving with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry division is promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel; and

Kids hopped on their sleds and took off as looks of glee or concern cross their faces at Guilderland’s Tawasentha Park on Sunday afternoon. A mother and her daughter, at top, having finished a run, begin the climb up the steep hill.

 

Two neighbors are at odds as they grieve over their dead animals. One shot the other's dog after his birds were attacked.

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