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GUILDERLAND — Thank you to the Guilderland Public Library and the many young (and older) participants who volunteered their time and talents to make pet toys.

The youngsters were naturals, but some of the adults, myself included, struggled with the “braiding” process.

Around the Capital Region, dogs and cats who hang out in their owners’ shops and businesses are brightening the days of customers with a lick or a purr.

Edna Litten, Altamont

A student who killed a giraffe was scorned when his family placed a trophy photo in his high school yearbook; we need to care about the many species in our midst that are suffering from our abuses.

Deborah Katz, Altamont

In 1852, the United States Senate published the findings of Captain Howard Stansbury’s 1849-1850 expedition to the Great Salt Lake.

Voorheesville librarian Gail Brown calls PTSD "a silent disease": we can talk about it and begin to understand it by reading Luis Carlos Montalvan's books. He'll be at the library with his dog on Nov. 7.

The owner of Disc-connected K9s, which performs tricks with dogs at the fair, was once an Ultimate Frisbee world champion. 

A retired race horse was found dead with an arrow in its side in May. Now, its owners want its name, Belle, to carry on in a rehabilitation effort for neglected horses.

KNOX — Inspired by nature and a distinguished lineage, Mary Klatt resolved to meet the demands of farm life and supporting a large family.

Mrs. Klatt died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. She was 98.

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