H. Rose Schneider

Blighted properties taken on by the Albany County Land Bank can be found in suburban and rural areas like New Scotland or the Helderberg Hilltowns.

In Knox, furniture and other unwanted items are often left at the transfer station. The town is now seeking a partnership with the Capital Region Furniture Bank, which would take some of the furniture and bring it to those in need.

The decision comes after months of multiple site tests, public hearings, and arguments for and against the 120-foot tower.

Billy Trianni

After a Berne woman was arrested on charges of neglecting her farm animals, the animals were brought to Camp Pinnacle in New Scotland, where one of the caretakers had been arrested on similar charges four years ago.

A fire in Westerlo which lasted over 12 hours on Monday left a home demolished. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

A fire at a historic Slingerlands house, has left its residents, Albany County Legislator William Reinhardt and his family, without a home. Lightning from Thursday night’s thunderstorm is expected to be the cause.

Anita Murphy, the upcoming district superintendent for the Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services, said that her arrival comes at important time for the program, where schools with restricted budgets may seek shared services and interest in vocational training continues to grow.

Betty Filkins, of Westerlo, was recently recognized as a New York State Woman of Distinction.

Towns and even school districts are vying for reimbursement for recent storm damage from the federal government.

In Knox, a proposed solar array was debated again at a second public hearing held by the town’s planning board, with many against it due to concerns about construction, the viewshed, and wildlife.

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