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The annual Pine Bush Triathlon — held this year on Sunday, July 13 — involves a 325-yard swim, followed by a 11.5-mile cycle, and finally, a 3.25-mile run.

Mary Clark put forth a bill — requiring schools to inform parents of special-education services — after her grandson committed suicide in 2010. The superintendent of his school believes it is unnecessary.

The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.

These local students have been named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the Spring 2014 semester:

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE TO BIDDERS 

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for a Class ll bus to be used for the Town of Guilderland Senior Transportation.

During the months of July through December 2014, wildlife habitat restoration involving the removal of invasive, non-native trees will take place on 47 acres in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve near the intersection of Washington Avenue Extension and New Karner Road (Route 155) in Albany.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission invites the public to the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center to view Karner blue butterflies raised for release as part of its effort to recover this endangered species.

"There's a lot of talent up thar in them hills."

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville Festival of Writers has announced its lineup of authors for 2014. This year’s celebration of arts and literature will take place from Aug. 15 to 17 in several venues throughout the Helderberg hamlet of Rensselaerville.

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