Edie Abrams, an avid gardener, returned home after a week in the hospital — recovering from a tick-borne disease that can be fatal — and looked to see what flowers had bloomed in her absence. She discovered a tick crawling on her.

Opinion

Most people masturbate, and always have. Prehistoric cave drawings from around the globe confirm this.

The problem comes in our modern society when it’s done in public. It hurts people.

Guilderland

Guilderland’s Industrial Development Agency is providing two kinds of tax relief — but not property tax relief — to help Mill Hollow II realize its plans for constructing a luxury apartment complex in western Guilderland.

New Scotland

The 73-year-old motorcyclist, Charles Burchhardt, was described as an experienced rider, with years of riding under his belt.

Regional

The Vista Technology Campus has yet to fulfill its second phase of technology and office spaces. Now, Monolith Solar is looking to build its new headquarters in the park.

Hilltowns

According to the State Education Department, a majority of BKW students in grade 3-8 who took the spring 2016 English Language Arts test  scored below proficiency levels.

Sports

Traditional rivals team up to get back in the game

Prose & Poetry

June Frances Coleman draws on her life to write, as honestly as she can, about what it is like to be black in America. In doing so, she captures a humanity larger than race.

Coleman’s short story, “Across 62nd Street,” is featured in our Prose & Poetry section.