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Knox rocks some more

HILLTOWNS — In the midst of tropical storm Irene, two dozen small earthquakes, unrelated to Irene, were recorded in the town of Knox.

Will Hurley or his wife run against Feeney?

GUILDERLAND — The race for the 28th Legislative District in Albany County got a lot more complicated last week when one candidate accused the other of running an illegal campaign.

CLARKSVILLE — Months after the Bethlehem School Board closed the hamlet’s elementary school, the United States Postal Service has closed Clarksville’s post office.

Franchini comes home to Voorheesville

VOORHEESVILLE — When James Franchini was thinking about going to graduate school or law school, he saw an ad promoting the Teach For America program and started down an unplanned path.

VOORHEESVILLE — Voorheesville Fire Department officials have asked the village to move forward on the purchase of a new fire truck, but the village board is holding back to weigh its options.

GUILDERLAND — John Marcella chose his home in Guilderland 22 years ago because he thought a park was going to be developed behind it.

Scores of street signs stolen in Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Over $5,000 worth of street signs have been stolen throughout Guilderland in the last four weeks.

ALTAMONT — After 40 years in business, the Clickman Agency has been sold to another family-owned insurance company, the Merriam Agency.

GUILDERLAND — Senior Patrolman Brian Forte has been selected as the 2011 Juvenile Officer of the Year by the New York State Police Juvenile Officers Association.

Knox Rocks
As nation reels from Virginia quake, Hilltowns feel their own tremors

GUILDERLAND — In a split vote last week, the school board here decided to use some of an unexpected windfall to lower the predicted tax rate, and to save the rest in a rainy-day account.

Who is at fault for ruptured gas line?

GUILDERLAND — A backhoe shovel ruptured a gas transmission line last week, but the reason for the mishap is still under investigation.

ALBANY COUNTY — Rensselaerville is joining more than 30 towns across the state that have taken note of the potential for hydraulic fracturing.