Regional

The telephone is a wonderful instrument. We have seen it grow from a simple box with a hand crank attached to a wall. Turning the crank rang a bell that would let an operator know you wanted to speak.

John Boyd Thacher was one of the most distinguished and revered Albanians of his day. He was born at Ballston, Saratoga County on Sept. 11, 1847, the elder son of George Hornell and Ursula Jane (Boyd) Thacher. His father married his mother in 1843. She was the daughter of David Boyd, Esq. of Schenectady.

Now a skilled barrel racer, Dana Erickson was once told to stay away from her horses after getting a blood clot. She wasn't going to have any of that.

WARNER LAKE — Wyman “Cookie” Osterhout was a guy’s guy — captain of his high school football team, a Marine during the Korean War, and a successful race-car driver — who treated his daughters as equals and put his family first.

The men and women being raped — with the highest rates in prisons, the military, and colleges — must not bear the shame that belongs to the rapists. We need to open our mouths and shout for changes.

Rowing is said to be the ultimate team sport, and the local girls who traveled to California this week for a national competition fully understand that. 

Last week, the highest court in the state heard arguments in a case Albany County Surrogate's Court judge Cathryn Doyle brought forth to challenge a ruling that she should have her judgeship revoked.

Why should one more person have to break the law to ease suffering? New York State has a chance now to let scientific evidence trump political posturing,

If the state's Court of Appeals decides not to reverse lower-court decisions, the more than 70 municipal bans and many more pending could prevent gas-drilling well pads from their lands.

We are planning a trip to the Corning Museum; with lunch at Seneca Harbor Station, and a one-hour cruise on Captain Bill’s Stroller IV on Lake Seneca. The date is Monday, Aug.

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