Both candidates vying to represent western Guilderland and part of the Hilltowns in the Albany County Legislature live in Knox.

Kids had a small festival outside at the Bethlehem Children's School Greenfest on May 16.

GUILDERLAND — Because of avian flu in the other parts of the country, New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Tuesday the state is banning all live fowl competitions.

This month, the State Education Department announced an additional $14.5 million in funds through the federal Race to the Top grant in support of the Smart Schools Bond Act.

County legislator L. Michael Mackey said this week that Kinder Morgan attorneys he spoke with “agreed with me this may well result in less blasting, and the use of other technology when the pipeline comes through."

School board candidates — one in Voorheesville and one in Guilderland — have decided not to run in the May 19 elections; both had submitted valid petitions by the April 20 deadline.

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