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Legend has it that Washington Irving based his “Sleepy Hollow” character Ichabod Crane on a teacher from Kinderhook. There’s a tale in Charleston of an outgoing hermit named Amos who danced for pennies.

Although the state’s ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open-burning regulations are still in effect across New York State year-round. Residents are encouraged by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to use caution when burning brush and other legal materials.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce will present this year’s Annual Business Awards at its 46th Annual Awards Dinner and Gala on June 2 at the Albany Country Club, The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

New York’s native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs.

The Bethlehem Grange held it's first annual awards to local citizens and gave two awards for 25 years members.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds property owners — homeowners and businesses — that the deadline to challenge their property assessment is the fourth Tuesday in May in most communities.

That day, May 22 this year, is known as “Grievance Day.”

Three million dollars are available to help New Yorkers suffering from serious health issues that are aggravated by extreme heat purchase an air-conditioner. People may apply now for cooling assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program at their local department of social services.

David’s Unique Jewelers doubled the size of its shop when it moved from Hamilton Square in Guilderland to the mall next door, Star Plaza.

The Guilderland School District held their annual ENL extravaganza for their students last Thursday at Farnsworth Middle School. 

On Sunday afternoon, Voorheesville Public Library had a program on the history of British tea.

On May 18 and 19, The Schoharie Valley Garden Club and the Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild will present a joint Flower and Quilt Show, “Welcome Spring with Petals, Threads, and Leaves,” at the Schoharie Library.

DELMAR — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has 16 local restaurants participating in its 18th annual Restaurant Week, which will run from Monday, May 14, through Sunday, May 20.

Landowners are being encouraged to help the state assess the impacts of deer on forest health.

A new tool for citizen scientists to track local forest health is called AVID, for Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting participants for the 2018 summer sampling season to conduct water-quality assessments in streams and rivers as part of the State’s Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators project known as WAVE.

“We know freedom isn’t free,” said Congressman Paul Tonko as Hometown Heroes Banners were unveiled at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland Saturday morning.