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The Berne Fire District helped with a landing-zone road closure so that Berne-Knox-Westerlo students could see a LifeNet helicopter.

In addition to the cultural inheritance an institution like slavery leaves in its wake, the authors of “Gather at the Table” cite studies that show the effects of such hardship and pain can be passed on through generations due to changes in DNA.

Rensselaerville State Forest

State forests can serve as both recreational areas and sources of timber to be auctioned off by New York State. Residents of Rensselaerville were surprised when they observed clearcutting in a state forest.

At its March meeting, the New Scotland Town Board approved rate hikes in six of its 10 special-use districts.

KNOX — At its March 13 meeting, the Knox Town Board discussed consolidating the job openings of the park laborer and dog-control officer in order to save money by paying one salary.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Neither the Senate nor the Assembly will support the governor’s 2-percent cap on annual growth in Board of Cooperative Educational Services, building, and transportation aid for schools.

Pushback from New Scotland residents over the proposed hamlet rezoning plan was significant enough that changes to the plan call for another public hearing.  

Guilderland’s town board approved sending a Planned Unit Development proposal on Winding Brook Road near the YMCA to the planning board for review. Another PUD for Hiawatha Trails Land Development is currently being considered by the planning board and faces stiff public opposition. ​

Movies and clothing available in Westmere keep Indians in Guilderland connected to their homeland.

Albany and Saratoga counties plan to build a $45 million biosolid waste facility, which leaders say will save money and reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

The facility is to recycle biosolids, sewer sludge, and food waste into methane gas that can, in turn, produce energy.

The Knox Town Board appointed several new members to the planning and zoning boards as well as to the conservation advisory council.

female athletes

Concerns raised over the number of sports offered to girls in Voorheesville has the district looking to make additions.

southern pine beetle New York State Department of Conservation

Climate change may be causing southern pine beetles to move north, where they are killing pine trees.

Three positions are open on the Guilderland Public Library’s board of trustees. Two seats that were appointed are up, and those board members both plan to run. Seven other town residents have also expressed interest.