“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 — While many churches are facing declining congregations, St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Guilderland is growing — both in congregants and space.

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.

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

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.

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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