Concerned about the cost of identifying outlawed chemicals, the county executive will set a public hearing before he decides if he will sign a bill banning sale of toxic toys in Albany County.

Those responsible for websites for Albany County, the town of Guilderland, and Guilderland schools found both fault and value in this fall's statewide survey by an Albany think tank.

Was it Thanksgiving or Christmas? Last Wednesday, just before families and friends gather to feast, up to a foot of snow fell on the region, causing many to change their travel plans — either leaving earlier for far-flung destinations or simply staying at home to enjoy the peace and beauty of a newly white world.

VOORHEESVILLE, NEW YORK — A dozen or so low-income homeowners in Albany County may soon have repairs made to their single-family homes. The Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Inc. last week received approval for $300,000 in grant funds.

A two-and-a-half-year study by municipal consulting firm Laberge Group outlined three pilot projects involving Albany County and the towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, and Knox.

Raymond Perry can replicate the sound of an owl.

In fact, he can replicate the sound of all three species of owls that visitors to Five Rivers might be likely to hear. Beyond that, he can make a variety of noises that the owls would make in different situations.