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Voorheesville Superintendent Brian Hunt, who had already announced his retirement, will be taking medical leave starting June 1.

Elizabeth Zunon holding her book, Grandpa Cacao

Elizabeth Zunon, who grew up on the Ivory Coast in Africa and spent her teenage years in Guilderland, just published a book she wrote and illustrated, “Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate From Farm to Family.” She is the little girl pictured on the cover of the book with the grandfather she knew through family stories but never met.

Andrew Schotz and Saranac Hale Spencer each started careers in journalism at The Altamont Enterprise. Schotz has gone on to report for and later edit a variety of publications in Maryland — daily and weekly newspapers, both family-owned and part of a chain, as well as an online news site.

At a special meeting, the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously  overturned a decision made by the village’s building inspector on Stewart’s proposed Altamont Boulevard project. Zoning-board member Kathryn Provencher was part of the unanimous decision, two weeks after Stewart’s Shops had asked that she recuse herself because, the company said, she was biased against the proposed project.

Joseph Sullivan was a perennial candidate in Albany politics. But his refuge was in the Hilltowns and Thacher Park.

Clyde Filkins’s niece once commented that she would never know what happened when her uncle was captured at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. A diary discovered over a decade later paints a harrowing picture of what happened.

BERNE — Patients in the Hilltowns are wondering where they will go for medical care after learning that a decades-old doctor’s office, now known as CapitalCare Family Medicine Berne, will be closing.

Renowned photojournalist Earl Dotter recently took pictures of refugees at a job-training session in Albany.  Dotter is known for his photos of people in hazardous jobs and environments.

On May 15, the Guilderland zoning board approved a 256-unit senior independent-living proposal that was the catalyst for the birth of a grassroots group urging “responsible development.”

On June 13, Indian Ladder Farms will host the second event in a two-part series on land conservation, which will focus on how farmers have conserved working farmland.

The incident began with a report of a larceny at Burlington Coat Factory in Crossgates Mall.

BETHLEHEM — Eight acres of landlocked farmland will be preserved in Bethlehem as development encroaches.

The land, near the intersection of Route 9W and Wemple Road, was acquired by the not-for-profit Albany County Land Bank from the county for tax foreclosure, and will now be kept open by the town.

Gregory Bischoff

Gregory Bischoff said he felt a sense of duty to serve as a town judge in Rensselaerville following the death of Judge Ronald Bates. Bischoff had served as town judge before, from 2012 to 2016.

GUILDERLAND —  Family and educators describe a relatively isolated young woman who struggled with depression, her child with social challenges but no diagnosis of any learning disabilities, and a man who loved them both but was in declining health.

Fabrice Legois

Fabrice Liegeois was raised and shaped by the grandmother he adored, Jeannine Robert. A blonde beauty who looked like Marlene Dietrich and spoke five languages, she killed an SS officer who fell in love with her during the German occupation of France. She knifed him in order to save her best friend, a Jew.