The Westerlo Town Board moved forward Tuesday on a grant application that would help fund filtration of the chemical bromomethane from its public water supply. Levels higher than the state standard were found in the water this winter, but are not considered hazardous.

Opinion

Citizens have a responsibility to read, to listen to, to look for, and to embrace news from sources that will widen their perspectives and understanding. After all, since it is the people who hold sovereign power in our democracy, they must not be like King Tigranes and listen only to those with whom they agree. They must not kill the messengers — the journalists who tell the truth.

Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — On Fletcher Road in Westmere — an older area of town where most houses were built after World War II when households typically had one car and driveways are not as long as they are in some newer parts of town — many residents have made L-shaped additions onto their driveways, to park more car

New Scotland

Faiza Salman, a native of Pakistan, was just 19 when she came to America; her father had arranged for her to marry a fellow Pakistani who had been state-side for over a decade. She experienced culture shock, but not how you’d think.

Regional

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

A study released from the state in July found that the pros of marijuana legalization outweigh the cons; this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed a workgroup to draft legalization legislation.

Hilltowns

A Berne-Knox-Westerlo mother says she pulled her daughter out of school after she was picked on by other students, causing her to lose a significant amount of weight. Administrators deny these allegations, but concerns about bullying were discussed by community members when reviewing the district’s code of conduct.