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"What are you doing""

This is what clarinetist Michele Spinelli, a Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate, was asked when auditioning to attend Ithaca College, a place she knew in her heart she belonged.





BERNE — A pre-kindergarten program at Berne-Knox-Westerlo will be kicking off this school year.




Reaching a Pinnacle after fleeing a ravaged homeland



On the high plateau of South Kivu, cows are suffering from the force meant for their herders.





ALBANY — War has followed Devota Nyiraneza for half of her life.

She carries that burden without resentment and her lank, angular frame is larger in a room than her humble character.





ALBANY — When a family from Burma was greeted by glowing pumpkins and vampires last October, Linda Hutton had some trouble settling them in.



GUIILDERLAND — The town’s police department is mourning the loss of one of its own — Niko the German shepherd.

ALBANY COUNTY — A portion of the New York State Thruway near the Guilderland Travel Plaza was shut down last Wednesday morning as State Police investigated a bomb threat.





GUILDERLAND — The town assessor’s office has been caught in the crossfire of political battling.





VOORHEESVILLE – The Lady Blackbirds are looking for a leader.





HILLTOWNS — Candidates made their pitches, and a farmer spoke from his heart Saturday at a forum on the future of agriculture in the Hilltowns.





RENSSELAERVILLE — Two who helped draft the town’s new land-use plan voiced concerns after a Saturday forum on the future of farming in the Hilltowns.

No swimming at Thacher
Plans scrapped for new pool



NEW SCOTLAND — The half-century-old bathhouse for Thacher Park’s Olympic-sized pool was demolished last week with no immediate plans for replacement.





VOORHEESVILLE – For new teachers, the transition from years of studying and being the recipient of knowledge and new ideas, to becoming the teacher who must find a way to inspire a room full of students to learn, can be challenging.




KNOX — Nobody knows who owns an unpaved 360-foot section of Whipple Road — not the town’s lawyer, not the town’s highway superintendent, not the town’s assessor. Residents are petitioning the town to take ownership of the road "in whole."

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