The problem in 2018 spiked in summer, when it is easy for algae to take hold, town officials say.

Opinion

Our government should not be in the business of torture — not here in Albany County or anywhere else in New York State. A law should be passed prohibiting solitary confinement for youth in prison.

Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Corporate welfare: That’s what several Guilderland residents said Pyramid would get if the town’s Industrial Development Agency approved its application for tax breaks to build a 222-unit

New Scotland

When Voorheesville updated its comprehensive plan this past summer, it called for the rezoning of the area around the former Smitty’s Tavern, which is owned by Stewart’s Shops. The rezone ended any hope the company had for putting a new and larger store on the site. This week, citing an inability to build a new shop, Stewart’s announced it would close its Voorheesville store.

Regional

ALBANY COUNTY — Colonel John V. A. Lansing settled in the Lisha Kill area in 1791 and farmed hundreds of acres. Over the years and through the generations, just 20 acres remain in the midst of heavy suburban development.

Hilltowns

Organizational meetings in Rensselaerville and Westerlo and Rensselaerville included both resignations and appointments.

Sports

Guilderland, with a seasoned team, and Voorheesville, with a new indoor track team, both competed in the seven school Tri-Valley meet at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy on Sunday afternoon. The Blackbirds’ team has one junior and all the other athletes are younger.