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From Portland to Buffalo
Johsnton bikes America for summertime fling

ALBANY COUNTY — The obvious and much-covered primaries in New York are for the office holders. But who chooses the candidates and sets their policies"

The state-wide committees for the parties.

Jefferson Award winner
Rapsard served as Santa to thousands

GUILDERLAND — Kenneth J. Rapsard was a man who made deep and long-lasting commitments — to his work, to his family, to his community.

Wilcoxen remembered
Newspaperwoman, historian, mother dies at 101

NEW SCOTLAND – The air will soon be cleaner in and around the Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Department.

NEW SCOTLAND – Dean VanAlstyne, who has run his business, Hydrotech, from South Troy for nearly six years, hopes to bring it closer to his home, in Unionville.

BERNE — Brian Corey is fulfilling a long-held goal in becoming principal at the Berne elementary school.
"I wanted to become a principal since I began teaching," Corey said.

EAST BERNE — As town and county officials continue to push a highway merger, Berne workers peppered them with questions at a meeting last Wednesday.

WESTERLO — The town of Westerlo celebrated its first municipal water system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

One historian’s curious journey into the past|
brings the Hilltown community along for the ride

Tolmie mourned
Free spirit who lived life on the edge

ALTAMONT — A dull gray sky spit rain on Fredendall Funeral Home Friday morning. Inside, somber rows of mourners hugged each other and wept.

GUILDERLAND — The town can now increase its tax base with industry while avoiding re-zoning and citizen protests.

Neighbors worry
Are radio waves dangerous"

GUILDERLAND — "Can you hear me now"" is a well-known slogan used in Verizon’s advertising campaigns, but it is now a legitimate question being asking of the town.

Rates lower
Taxes less then predicted for GCSD

GUILDERLAND — Tax rates will be lower than was predicted when voters went to the polls in May to pass a $79 million Guilderland school budget.

GUILDERLAND — The dominant discussion at last Tuesday’s school board meeting was debating ways to streamline meetings.