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Police have determined that Bhupinder S. Saran killed his wife and then himself, and noted the couple had a history of domestic violence.

On Tuesday morning, as Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 — six of them related to the University at Albany — he noted a local spike in cases for teenagers and cited a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A handful of Rensselaerville residents requested that the town board condemn display of the Confederate battle flag, a popular conservative symbol intertwined with racism, but the resolution that will be introduced next month seems unlikely to go through. 

Guilderland High School announced its first positive COVID-19 test on Monday, and a second one on Wednesday.

Statewide, 1.5 percent of Sunday’s COVID-19 test results were positive. For the Capital Region, of which Albany County is a part, the rate was 0.9 percent. Rapid testing will be used in places where the state has clusters of the disease.

Voorheesville volleyball captains

Voorheesville’s high school was recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in education. 

Berne Republican Party Chairman and Highway Superintendent Randy Bashwinger has been elected chairman of the Albany County GOP following his success in establishing Republican-backed candidates in elected Hilltown positions. Westerlo’s GOP chairwoman, Lisa DeGroff, was elected to serve as the county GOP’s secretary. 

On Sunday evening, the county’s health department asked anyone attending services at Life Church Albany on Sept. 13 or 20 to call the department.

ALBANY COUNTY — Of the 27 new cases of COVID-19 announced by Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy on Saturday morning, 11 are associated with the University at Albany.

Although Albany County has announced well over 100 COVID-19 cases related to the University at Albany in the past two weeks — the majority of its new cases — only cases of people working, living, or studying on campus are being counted toward the 100 that would have forced remote learning.

 “We’re 100-percent volunteer so most of us had to get home and get to work … You have to return to normalcy after helping a neighbor out all night long.”

The Berne Highway Department filled in the shoulders on Stage Road on Sept. 21.

The chain has 340 locations in 31 counties across upstate New York and Southern Vermont and has invested $150 million in shop construction over the last three years; Stewart's will have 19 new shops in 2020.

ALBANY COUNTY — As COVID-19 cases spike in the Midwest, Governor Andrew Cuomo joined with Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Esther Whitmer — both Democrats — to call on Congress to conduct an oversight investigation into the Republican Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.