ALBANY COUNTY — As Albany County deputies and supervisors are negotiating their contract with the county, Sheriff Craig Apple is stumping for more money for them. He told The Enterprise that all of his stations are understaffed by people who do not have a lot of experience. This is “very concerning” to him, he says, stating that it is a matter of public safety.

Opinion

Leadership is needed now in Voorheesville to engage a wide variety of stakeholders in creating a comprehensive land-use plan.

Guilderland

In jail since his arrest, Frederick Basile, 23, has said that he has been threatened by other prisoners.

New Scotland

Problems with process as well as substance were raised at a public hearing Wednesday as the Voorheesville Village Board considered a change in zoning that would allow apartments on land owned by St. Matthew’s Church.

Regional

The manager of Indian Ladder Farms says apple prices won’t increase because of new federal regulations for handling pesticides; the farm is already following most of the protocols.

Hilltowns

Something old is new again in Berne.

Sports

Runners from across the region came to Berne on Aug 6 to participate in the Fox Creek 5K in the first leg of the Hilltown Triple Crown.

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.