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The state says there is a “significant threat to public health or the environment” from chemicals in the soil and groundwater. 

Rensselaerville catalpa tree fallen

A tall and ancient catalpa tree has fallen at the former inn, Catalpa House, in the Rensselaerville hamlet.

Guilderland Police confirmed the fatality at 1:17 p.m. on Monday and were investigating, a CSX spokesperson wrote in an email to The Enterprise, adding, “It is important to remember how critical it is to steer clear of railroad tracks and active operations.” 

Unless local governments can demonstrate raising pigs is a threat to public health and safety, farms in an agricultural district are protected under state law from unreasonable regulations, a state official said.

Michelle Hinchey

Michelle Hinchey of Saugerties announced Sunday she has formed a committee to explore a run for State Senate.

The Altamont reservoir — the lower part in the foreground is filled with water; the upper part in the background, appears nearly dry on July 22 — hasn’t been used in nearly 12 years. For the past three to four years, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has recommended that the village keep the reservoir levels low to take some of the pressure off the dams in case of a big storm.

In previous years, Indian Ladder Farms has shipped around 300 bushels, or 1,200 pounds, of apples to local schools. This year, the amount will increase seven or eight times over.

When police checked a residence the 22-year-old was known to frequent, he jumped out of a window in the back and ran to the woods

Jeff Collins’s passion for a home health-care system is fueled by the tough time his mother had caring for his father who suffered and died from Alzheimer’s disease. He's running for a seat in the state senate.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo staff said that one way the community can support the Farm to School program is for parents to complete the free or reduced-price school meals application. If 40 percent of BKW students qualify for free meals, the district would be able to serve free meals to all of its students.

Four candidates were nominated at Berne’s Democratic caucus for town board. Frank Brady and Brian Bunzey bested Tim Lippert and Mathew Harris, who is running on the GOP ticket and is not enrolled in any party.

Roberta Villanova Nunn was not happy early in her teaching career that social studies textbooks portrayed African peoples as backwards. She had been to Morocco and understood the richness of its culture.

Pyramid, which owns Crossgates Mall, did not file any grievances this year. But Macy’s, which owns its store located in Crossgates, is arguing in court that its $16 million assessment should be reduced to no more than $5 million.

Danny Gibney

GUILDERLAND — Thirteen-year-old Danny Gibney has helped train his dog, Gem, to know 30 different commands, including “down,” “roll over,” and “speak.” He has done all of that in order to give her away to a stranger. 

The lawsuit filed by a group of Altamont residents over the village board’s 2018 rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave., has triggered an entire review of Stewart’s application. On Monday, the planning board got its chance to weigh in on the proposal.