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Concerned about the cost of identifying outlawed chemicals, the county executive will set a public hearing before he decides if he will sign a bill banning sale of toxic toys in Albany County.

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In this era, municipalities shouldn’t consider dispensing information electronically as an add-on; rather it is essential. And citizens must do their part in letting their government know what information they need.

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Those responsible for websites for Albany County, the town of Guilderland, and Guilderland schools found both fault and value in this fall's statewide survey by an Albany think tank.

Was it Thanksgiving or Christmas? Last Wednesday, just before families and friends gather to feast, up to a foot of snow fell on the region, causing many to change their travel plans — either leaving earlier for far-flung destinations or simply staying at home to enjoy the peace and beauty of a newly white world.

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History speaks to us in many ways — from the newly-painted clapboard of a one-room rural school and from the memories shared from the long-ago pupils, now aged but still shaped by their earliest learning.

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The hoppy holidays are here.

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VOORHEESVILLE, NEW YORK — A dozen or so low-income homeowners in Albany County may soon have repairs made to their single-family homes. The Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Inc. last week received approval for $300,000 in grant funds.

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A two-and-a-half-year study by municipal consulting firm Laberge Group outlined three pilot projects involving Albany County and the towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, and Knox.

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Two elderly sisters strayed from reality when they took in too many cats; both felines and humans suffered. They need our help, not our condemnation.

To the Editor:

This holiday season, if you’re looking for something to do with friends and family for a few hours, take a ride to some present-time and 100-year-old artifacts and pictures.

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