Elizabeth Floyd Mair

The Governors Motor Inn is listed for sale at $475,000, a price that Realtor Tony Trimarchi of CM Fox said takes into consideration the need to pay more than $200,000 to the county in back taxes.

The Guilderland Town Board voted unanimously this week to ban smoking and the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the town’s parks. 

Lexie Paddon, 18, wants to be a lawyer who advocates for children in court. She also wants to help them find their way toward self-expression through music.

Justin Hope

A second case prosecuted by the state’s Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has been dismissed by a judge, this one involving a man who was accused of sexually abusing a disabled man in his care. 

ALTAMONT — Tommy Breen from Little Falls, New Jersey learned how to swallow swords when he was 14 or 15 years old. When he showed his mother and father — a real-estate agent and owner of a moving company — what he could do, they “weren’t pleased,” Breen said.

GUILDERLAND — Two events last week honored Major General Harold J. Greene of Guilderland, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 5, 2014.

Two local residents whose families’ roots are in Shubuta, Mississippi — a town known for two horrific group lynchings — talk about the way that their relatives responded to the racism they encountered in their hometown. 

Mohamed M. Othman

ALTAMONT — “We have it all on video,” said Altamont Police Chief Todd Pucci, referring to a May 6 break-in at Altamont Oaks by four young men. Two 19-year-old men were charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, assault, and burglary — all felonies.

Jay Coleman

An organization called Prison Families of New York State was based in Albany for a quarter-century.

A new organization, Friends in the Adirondacks, offers hospitality to visiting families of people who are incarcerated in the North Country. The organization’s other mission, said co-founder Martha Swan, is to open hearts and minds of local residents.

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