Melissa Hale-Spencer

Beyond Sept. 30, the USDA will continue to support homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic by making loss mitigation options available to help keep them in their homes. Homeowners and renters can visit for information on their relief options, protections, and key deadlines from federal agencies.

Two Capital Region federal credit unions — SEFCU and CAP COM — are on the verge of a merger that will create a new $8 billion credit union.

“The recreation field is not just taking care of land; it is connecting to people ...,” says William Hein, the new manager of Thacher State Park. “I use my history background for the stories we tell with parks.”

Voorheesville and New Scotland were just awarded a $10,000 grant from the Preservation League of New York State to fund a cultural resource survey for the village and the hamlets of New Salem and New Scotland.

Three Guilderland football players

The original plan, presented July 1, had been modified to include roughly $770,000 from federal pandemic allocations. This would reduce the annual tax increase from the original $64 for the median $299,000 house in Guilderland to $52. “I think we should ask for more in the capital project …,” said school board member Rebecca Butterfield; several board members agreed.

On Tuesday evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement saying, We are reviewing the CDC’s new recommendations closely in consultation with federal and state health experts.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo said of the newly allocated $15 million, “Only about 6.7 percent of the state has new positive cases above the average and the vaccination rate below the state average. So we’re focusing on those 117 ZIP codes.”

KNOX — History is personal for Dennis Barber. He lives in a Civil War-era house on a farm that has been in his family for a century.

The Capital Region, of which Albany County is a part, has the highest COVID-19 infection rate of any of the state’s 10 regions.

Marie Irving’s major reasons for petitioning to restore the CDTA bus route to Voorheesville and Altamont are environmental and for equity for rural and suburban areas. She believes the other regular riders miss the commute as much as she.


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