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BERNE — Three students were arrested for allegedly breaking into Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s secondary school early Saturday morning, costing the district several thousand dollars in damage and stolen items, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

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The boy said he had begun screaming and kicking Nathan D. Harrington, who then left the men's bathroom, according to police. He described Harrington, who lives in Bennington, Vermont, and is currently employed at Tullio Hair Studio in the mall.

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ALTAMONT — Old-fashioned police work, combined with newer technologies and media —including social media — led police to the second suspect in an attempted Jan. 8 burglary at the Altamont laundry theft.

A middle-aged, middle-class mason says painkillers from work-related injuries led him to heroin and that his first-ever arrest has caused him to turn his life around.

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GUILDERLAND — Earlier this week, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office arrested a New York City resident for selling fake concert tickets through an online classified listing.

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BERNE — A taxi driver arrested in May for keeping a woman in his taxi and touching her breasts without her consent is awaiting sentencing.

NEW SCOTLAND — During a traffic stop on June 30, Guilderland Police say Officer Robert Bailey was assaulted and bitten by Michele Salerno.

Phyllis Rosenblum grew up with nine siblings on a small farm and learned the value of self-sufficiency; she wants to pass that on to prisoners in the county jail and has started a garden for them to tend. We endorse the project.

NEW SCOTLAND — Following his Feb. 22 arrest on Western Avenue in Guilderland, Kyle Pianowski, of New Scotland, was sentenced this week to two to six years in state prison for driving while high on heroin.

On April 2, Pianowski pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated – impaired by drugs, a felony.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last Thursday afternoon, two young men climbed onto a rock ledge on the Indian Ladder Trail, and, according to police, spray-painted graffiti on the aged structure.

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