Local school districts are not meeting minimal state requirements for physical education. Kids need more exercise, not just to curb the obesity epidemic, but to improve their ability to learn.

The Conservative Party primaries in Albany County on Sept. 10 had mixed results.

There are 475 enrolled Conservatives in Guilderland and 201 enrolled Conservatives in New Scotland.


Yard Sale. Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Westerlo, 1.5 miles south on CR 408, from Route 85. Something for almost everyone. 9-1t

Seven-year-old Emma Detlefsen likes wearing a cape like a super hero and her mother says she is one as she raises money to fight lymphedema from which she suffers.

Five Rivers, developed as a Civilian Conservation Corps project in the Great Depression, was the site of an announcement for a new initiative to harness young talent for parks work, the Excelsior Conservation Corps.

The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will hold auditions in October for male singers interested in joining the club for its 108th season. Interested tenors and basses are invited to rehearse with the club on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7:15 p.m. at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church at 916 Western Ave. in Albany.

People around the world will look at the moon on Sept. 19.

“It’s as easy as stepping out into their backyard,” said astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson of the Dudley Observatory at The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci).

The Guilderland, Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Voorheesville, and Bethlehem school districts have released the income criteria for students to qualify for free or re­duced-price lunches. All four dis­tricts have the same standard, based on family size and income.

ALBANY COUNTY — Democrats voting in Thursday’s primary showed overwhelming support for the incumbent county executive endorsed by the party. Daniel McCoy garnered 60 percent of the vote; his challenger, Daniel Egan, got 37 percent.

Michael Ardito has convinced three friends and his mother to traverse Boston Harbor in a race to raise funds for and awarness about hereditary angioedema, from which his sister suffers.


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