Melisa Hale-Spencer

“The principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2 is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus. In most situations, cleaning surfaces using soap or detergent, and not disinfecting, is enough to reduce risk,” the CDC says.

ALBANY COUNTY — George Langdon IV, a Republican Albany County legislator representing Coeymans, resigned on Monday following anti-gay comments he had made on March 27, which were widely circulated on social media and

ALBANY COUNTY — The news on COVID-19 continued to be grim on Dec. 26 as another county death from the disease was reported as well as 245 new cases.

Roman Harris, a Million Air worker at Albany County International Airport

ALBANY COUNTY — Workers at the county’s airport started being tested on Friday for COVID-19 using saliva swabs. By the end of the month, the airport hopes to offer the test to travelers, too, a spokesman said.

NEW SCOTLAND — As Jeanne Picard Fish remains in a Valatie nursing home, several offers have been made for her property, once a popular community gathering place, Picard’s Grove, at the foot of the Helderberg escarpment.

In a decade, the Albany Water Board may be a million dollars richer. The revenue will be earned from carbon credits, a relatively new idea for New York, although in California it’s a routine practice.

Lisa Knowles, her high school's valedictorian, has high expectations not only for herself but for the special-needs students she oversees.

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