ALBANY COUNTY — In the course of two decades, from 1998 to 2018, the Albany County Traffic Safety Program has held child safety-seat checkup events to help parents and caregivers protect children in motor vehicles; 2,147 seats have been checked and only 91 of those were correctly instaled.

With the July 4th holiday approaching, there have been many questions on legal and illegal fireworks, according to a release from the Bethlehem Police Department written to clarify which fireworks are legal, and which are not.

The Albany County Land Bank has launched a pilot program to create more opportunities for individuals and families to become homeowners.

These local members of the New York Army National Guard have recently been promoted:

— Alicia Avery from Delmar, assigned to the Battery C, 1-258th Field Artillery received a promotion to the rank of sergeant; and

BERNE — Emma Detlefsen may only be 10 years old but she was honored on June 15 as a Woman of Distinction.