Free golf day for girls

Tech Valley Youth Golf is hosting a free golf day for girls on Monday, Aug. 19 at Sunny Hill Resort in Greenville. The event starts at 10 a.m.

Female golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 must pre-register for the event by visiting www.techvalleyyouthgolf.com and clicking on the link that says, “LPGA form.” Print out the form, complete, sign, and mail to TVYG 106 Flood Road Westerlo, NY 12193 by Aug. 15.

Call 518-797-3052 for more information.

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After Summer Smith died last Jan. 9, her mother and her young son went through her box of special keepsakes. In the box was an edition of The Altamont Enterprise devoted to the aftermath of a 2000 crash on Hurst Road that killed two teens and wounded a third.  The kids had been hotboxing — driving while stoned.

Summer, then a 17-year-old Guilderland High School senior, was friends with a classmate who died in the crash. She raised money for a bronze angel statue to stand in Altamont’s village green. “The angel represents people who have lost people,” Summer told us then.

Her mother, Kristin Smith-Hoin, finds both irony and comfort in the keepsake. Summer died of a drug overdose. She was 31.

A Facebook video of a New Scotland traffic stop, shown by local television news shows and picked

A recent traffic stop gone awry, resulting in the driver being subdued with a Taser gun, led us to ask Melanie Trimble, director of the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, about a motorist’s rights when stopped by police.