GUILDERLAND — Dr. Milford Becker, veterinarian, put in writing, before his death, that he wanted his land preserved. Now, seven years after he died, his wish is coming true.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, along with the Open Space Institute and the Nature Conservancy, have purchased 154 acres of land, along the Bozenkill, from the Becker family.

“My father wanted to preserve the land for future generations,” said Linda Becker.

Opinion

Programs that let the elderly age in place are good for all of us, cutting costs and enriching community. We urge those in the Hilltowns to use the new programs they've earned.

Guilderland

“It’s a neighborhood icon," said Berry Ahearn, who has for 30 years walked to the store to shop. "It’s always been there. I can’t imagine life without it.”

New Scotland

Another crash on State Route 32 has citizens, and the town of New Scotland, once again calling for action to be taken by the state DOT to improve the safety of the road.

Sports

Jim Gillis felt like his soccer coaching at Berne-Knox-Westerlo was under the microscope of four sets of parents, so he decided to leave his post after 22 years. 

Hilltowns

Councilmen Theodore Lounsbury and Alfred Field spoke about a slim likelihood of natural-gas drilling in town, the wearied process of evaluating the issue, and the state's long-awaited regulations.

Regional

A county park long in disuse has been revitalized thanks to efforts from county officials and a team of volunteers. Now, Lawson Lake is available for kids from all over the county to enjoy.