This summer’s drought has dried even wetlands, raising concerns from at least one resident, although experts say it’s part of a natural cycle for wetlands.

John MacDonald, of 153 Altamont Road in Voorheesville, said that the wetland behind his house was “as dry as I’ve seen it in the 18 years we’ve been here.” 

According to MacDonald, the Black Creek area starts “in our backyard” and then takes a circuitous route, feeding into the Watervliet Reservoir on Route 20, Guilderland’s major source of drinking water.

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.

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.

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.