Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — Slipping here and there along the well-polished floor tiles, Albert EinSwine was greeted with smiles, outstretched hands, and an occasional gasp as he traveled the corridors of Our Lady of Mercy Life Center on Friday afternoon.

The spotted lanternfly is the latest invasive species in New York.

The state’s departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Market have started a  campaign to encourage New Yorkers to look for and report sightings of the spotted lanternfly, which was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014.

A suit contends The Pet Zone sold dozens, if not hundreds, of puppies to consumers without first having them examined by a veterinarian and certified as fit for sale as the law requires.

Although the town of Rensselaerville has just 1,800 residents, residents checked out over 15,000 items from its library last year.

Natalie Joseph overcame a reading disability as a child and now, as a member of Albany’s Tulip Court, is passionate about promoting literacy.

Hillicoss Family Farm

Conservation groups strive to maintain a corridor to foster native forest species and prevent rapid climate change.

ALBANY — A tiny ceramic flower — white with a glimmer of gold — was unearthed by archaeologists digging on Livingston Avenue in Arbor Hill.

“His friend saved his life,” said Liam’s father, Matt Flaherty. “He had a tumor on his thyroid. They did a needle biopsy, then a surgical biopsy.”  The family got a respite from their worries on Saturday. Two women from the Make-A-Wish Foundation had come to the Flahertys’ Altamont home to talk to Liam and see what his interests are.

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With more state aid than the governor calculated, Guilderland School Board members are considering recommendations to add to next year’s $100.7 million budget proposal.


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