For many women, Mother’s Day is a holiday tinged with grief. For those who have miscarried or who have struggled with infertility, the holiday is a reminder of the children they long for.

Both Voorheesville and Altamont have come up with budgets for fiscal year 2015-16. Both are under the state-set levy limit. The tax rate in Voorheesville remains the same as the previous year while, in Altamont, the rate went up just a fraction of a cent.

A 24-year-old who police say is addicted to heroin has been arrested again recently — in Berne, Schnectady, and Oneonta — on charges including larceny and possession of cocaine. He was caught in Berne, after a foot chase, and is now out on $50,000 bail.

Highway superintendents are largely pleased with extra state funds to fix winter damage; the Guilderland superintendent called the unlooked-for funds "awesome."

As of Tuesday afternoon, the water level had dropped by four feet compared to the previous day, and the dammed water had all “flowed by with no problem,” said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.