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A recent National Natural Landmark designation shows the Albany Pine bush Preserve is rare for inland pinebarrens because of its wind-formed dunes.

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Seattle citizens who suffer cardiac arrest are five times as likely to survive as elsewhere; residents there have to learn CPR to graduate from high school or to get a driver's license.

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The Hilltown Seniors are again offering Tai Chi classes. This will be a seven-week course, with a cost of $35. The classes will start Sept. 26, at the senior center from 10 to 11a.m.

NEW SCOTLAND — The life and times of Solomon Northup will be re-enacted by Clifford Oliver Mealy at the New Scotland Historical Association program on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m.  The program is held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, just off of Route 85 in New Salem. 

The 2014 State Open Space Conservation Plan has been released for public comment. The plan guides State Environmental Protection Fund investments in open space protection. Public comments on the draft plan will be accepted from Sept. 17 until Dec. 17 and a series of public hearings will be held across the state from Oct. 21 to 23.

NEW SCOTLAND — On Oct. 1, Louise A. Basa, of the Schenectady County Community College Archaeology Program, will present recent discoveries in the Schenectady Stockade.

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In the rain and fog, the Old Men of the Mountain on Sept. 16 met at the Middleburgh Diner in Middleburgh.

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I thought I knew/ a thing or two/ about the birds and bees/ but there’s more to find/ than the common kinds/ of wasps and chickadees.

I’ve always loved bird watching but it wasn’t often that they would treat me to the entertainment I’ve enjoyed this summer.

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Intrigued by history, John Boyd Thacher Park aficionados weathered Saturday’s rain to celebrate the state park’s centennial.

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