Elizabeth Floyd Mair

School backpack programs do what they can to help hungry students get through the long holiday.

Both Jay Coleman, who has liver cancer, and his wife, Alison Coleman, have devoted their lives to helping people who are caught up in the criminal-justice system. After a quarter-century of incarceration, Jay Coleman created a pioneering program to help others make the most of their time in prison.

Guilderland Police are working with the managers of stores that have been targeted, giving them tips on how to recognize a situation that fits the recent pattern of disruptive incidents, and how to respond.  

The Rosenblum Companies, the developer that owns Great Oaks, says that office-space rentals are lagging. Proposed apartment buildings would have amenities open to office tenants and would, the developer hopes, make the commercial space more attractive to potential tenants.

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Pyramid’s proposed housing complex would create 150 construction jobs and six permanent jobs — three skilled, and three unskilled, according to the application.

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Sara O’Connor Kenney, 37, of Voorheeville, who also goes by the name Sara Neff, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Albany County Court before Judge Peter Lynch to driving while ability impaired by drugs and violation of probation, both felonies, for a Sept.

Police say a 16-year-old girl fought free of a kidnapping, despite being hit in the face.

The Beacon Communities project soon to be proposed at Mercy Care Lane in Guilderland would be the first of its kind in New York State. It is modeled on Treehouse Foundation of Easthampton, Massachusetts, which has achieved “fabulous” results for the children raised there, said Duncan Barrett of Beacon, who said that Beacon was asked by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services to replicate the model in New York State.

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Jennifer Nickel owns a yoga studio on Western Avenue that emphasizes spirituality and growth.

The Beacon Communities project soon to be proposed at Mercy Care Lane in Guilderland would be the first of its kind in New York State. It is modeled on Treehouse Foundation of Easthampton, Massachusetts, which has achieved “fabulous” results for the children raised there, said Duncan Barrett of Beacon, who said that Beacon was asked by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services to replicate the model in New York State.

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