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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

ALBANY COUNTY — The trail to Albany will soon be smoother.

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A tick recently removed from a child in South Glens Falls has tested positive for the pathogens, Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, and for Borrelia miyamotoi, a more recently discovered form of Borrelia, according to a release from the Lyme Action Network.

Albany County’s economy would be more robust if workers had access to paid sick leave.

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Brian M. Wang

Barbara C. Brenner and Brian M. Wang are new of counsels at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Both are joining the Albany firm’s Immigration Practice Group.

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, “What Tree Is That?”, is available for a $5 donation to the not-for-profit tree-planting organization.

ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Nursing Home and Residential Healthcare Facility has been honored with the 2018 Bronze National Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its commitment to improving services for local seniors and residents with disabilities.

Jesse Sommer, Iraq

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In Albany County, a beekeeper, hay farmer, and dairy farmer all want to be in one the county’s three agricultural districts.

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