Albany County suffered three COVID deaths this week: a man in his seventies died on Thursday, a man in his sixties died on Friday, and a woman in her nineties died on Saturday. Albany County’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 439.

 

 

Opinion

For many Wampanoags, as well as other Native Americans, Thanksgiving Day is a day of mourning. It’s a day to reflect on the theft of their lands, on the genocide of millions of their people, and on the continuing assault on their culture.

Guilderland

The Guilderland Town Board is lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and it was determined the project “will not have a significant effect on the environment.”

Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Voorheesville Girls Cross-Country team competed in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s state competition at Chenango Valley State Park in Port Crane.

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Regional

“We enter Thanksgiving week and yes, as Americans, we are thankful. We’re thankful to live in this great country and to live in this state. But with that gratitude comes a sense of responsibility to others….,” said Governor Kathy Hochul as she signed a bill on Saturday making the Nourish New York program permanent. “This war against poverty is going to continue until no child goes to bed in the State of New York with a hungry stomach, never again in our state.”

New Scotland

 The New Scotland Planning Board at its November meeting began the process of subdividing the former Bender melon farm into preservable and commercially-viable parcels.

Hilltowns

Although the Hilltowns, like virtually all municipalities in the United States, received a substantial amount of money from the federal government’s COVID-19 relief program, the budgets for Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville for 2022 are largely similar to those made in less eventful years.