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A county park long in disuse has been revitalized thanks to efforts from county officials and a team of volunteers. Now, Lawson Lake is available for kids from all over the county to enjoy.

To the Editor:

If you think education is expensive, try indoctrination.

That’s my twist on a bumper sticker sound bite that I’ve been seeing and hearing less of these days as more and more people seem to be awakening to the government’s latest power grab known as Common Core.

The Kinitskys celebrate 60 married years

GUILDERLAND — Virginia Flansburg, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Manor at Guilderland Center. She was 75.

She was born and raised in Albany, New York, the daughter of the late Henry and Kathleen Richardson.

NEW SCOTLAND — Clare Mertz of Voorheesville has joined the board of the Albany Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.

The summer outdoor recreation season is well underway and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is advising homeowners and tourists about ways to discourage bears from becoming a nuisance.

These local students recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology:

— Jesica Basant, of Schenectady, received a bachelor of science degree in biology from RIT's College of Science;

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., Altamont.

— The summer worship schedule is one service at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 27, the sermon is “Joyful Living,” based on Matthew 13:44-52

 

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

David Taylor, of Schenectady, serving with the 827th Engineer Company is promoted to the rank of Private First Class;

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