Melissa Hale-Spencer

After winning a town board seat in 2015, Westerlo Republicans are stressing transparency as the two Democratic incumbents on the town board run on their records. Both of the challengers favor moving to full-value assessment.

Archaeologists interpret history not with proof but with a preponderance of evidence, says Michael Lucas, curator of historical archeology for the New York State Museum.

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Albany County deaths from heroin overdoses have doubled, according to Sheriff Craig Apple. “We’re more likely to maintain sobriety when we receive support from society,” the sheriff said at a Sept. 13 forum. “I was a lock-’em-up guy 10 years ago. We lost."

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Christopher Beckmann is saving a piece of local agrarian history by making a Civil-War era barn into his home.

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Victoria Plotsky

In the Democratic primary on Tuesday, Victoria Plotsky, making her first run for office, on a platform of reform, soundly defeated the incumbent representing the 38th District in the Albany County Legislature.

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“I’m proud that you guys are representing New York,” says Kevin Wisely, deputy commissioner of New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services on Thursday evening inside the State Fire’s warehouse at the Northeastern Industrial Park in Guilderland before the group of 35 members, which include New York Task Force 2, an urban search and rescue team, travels to Florida.

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BETHLEHEM — On Tuesday, Bethlehem Police arrested two people whom, police say, made up a story that a car was stolen from Glenmont.

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In the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, Victoria Plotsky, a lawyer running on reform, is challenging Darrell Duncan, the former county commissioner of public works, to represent parts of New Scotland and Bethlehem in the Albany County Legislature. Duncan was appointed in January to fill a vacancy.

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A dramatic change in Guilderland’s equalization rate, set by the state, means Guilderland residents will pay more in county taxes and in school districts like Voorheesville’s. Also, the value of residents’ exemptions will drop.

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Children will follow their interests to make discoveries at Annie Cosgrove’s new preschool in Altamont.

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