Dogs that few want to adopt — most of them are pit bulls — get training from county jail inmates, which helps the inmates as well as the dogs.

Toys bring joy to those who give as well as those who get. Santa's helpers were busy this past week throughout the region.

Albany County is looking for answers from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline and its parent company, Kinder Morgan. Both the county legislature and New Scotland Town Board  have passed resolutions calling for information sessions.

Concerned about the cost of identifying outlawed chemicals, the county executive will set a public hearing before he decides if he will sign a bill banning sale of toxic toys in Albany County.

Those responsible for websites for Albany County, the town of Guilderland, and Guilderland schools found both fault and value in this fall's statewide survey by an Albany think tank.

Was it Thanksgiving or Christmas? Last Wednesday, just before families and friends gather to feast, up to a foot of snow fell on the region, causing many to change their travel plans — either leaving earlier for far-flung destinations or simply staying at home to enjoy the peace and beauty of a newly white world.

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