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Francis Sengabo,

A refugee from the civil war in Rwanda helped found a not-for-profit group in Albany that teaches new immigrants and refugees the English language and about American culture.

Shamel Greene

GUILDERLAND — Last June, Shamel Greene was stopped on I- 87 in Guilderland by police who found illegal drugs in his car. Greene, 35, of Utica, was sentenced on Friday to eight years in state prison.

A program of five minutes a day a few times a week at school and five minutes at home each night works better than traditional longer therapy sessions, say two Guilderland school district speech-language pathologists.

If Congressman Paul Tonko’s bill passes, an inmate with an addiction could go from a prison recovery program to an outside program without having time in between to relapse.

Town of Knox

Knox’s newly adopted town seal features a tin horn and Native American mask, a pill box, and a farmer.

The county executive touched on local issues in his speech, but used national issues such as the #MeToo movement and the opioid epidemic as a springboard into announcing new county initiatives.

The county executive said Friday that the county will be joining hundreds of other plaintiffs to testify against the pharmaceutical industry this coming week.

The new restaurant in Knox is run by the owners of Fox Creek Market in Berne, and offers food like burgers and wraps and may eventually have postal boxes.

A nationwide cumulative student-loan debt $1.36 trillion and a burgeoning local “middle-skill” job market has some students, their families, and educators questioning if a four-year degree is still the ticket to a better life.

The developer of an apartment complex would donate 23 acres to the town for use as open space.

Superintendent Brian Hunt presented the Voorheesville capital-project plan at a Jan. 22 forum.

On Jan 17, Elizabeth Garry, a Berne native, gets sworn in to be the next presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in Albany.

Guilderland Police have found the driver, said spokesman Curtis Cox of the Guilderland Police, aided by a witness who took down a license-plate number.

The creator of a Woody Allen film series at the Voorheesville Public Library says, “The art of a person and the artist’s lifestyle are two different things.”

Judy Petrosillo

Retiring library manager Judy Petrosillo is eager to once again read books rather than write about books.