“It’s a neighborhood icon," said Berry Ahearn, who has for 30 years walked to the store to shop. "It’s always been there. I can’t imagine life without it.”

GUILDERLAND — Dr. Milford Becker, veterinarian, put in writing, before his death, that he wanted his land preserved. Now, seven years after he died, his wish is coming true.

Photos: The Nose Grows

The free Helderberg Theater Festival goes through July 27 and includes performances of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Tony Pallone, and Pinocchio, directed by three students at Voorheesville’s high school — Stefanie DeFronzo, Jaynie Parment

Photos: Three-Vehicle Smash-up

A quiet Saturday in the sleepy village of Altamont was marred when, police say, the driver of a pickup ran a stop sign, causing a three-vehicle crash.

Photos: Plague of Locuts

The efforts are constant and ongoing to keep the Albany Pine Bush Preserve pine-barrens ecosystem, one of the few left in the world, intact. Current efforts include felling black locust trees.

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