Melissa Hale Spencer

Anna Judge and Louisa Matthew realize they live in an ageist and sexist society — but, with generous spirits, they are paddling against the current.

The mother-daughter duo together coach a crew of dragon boat paddlers.

In the hotly contested six-way race for two town board seats, Christine Napierski was still the top vote-getter by a substantial margin, according to results posted on Nov. 17 by the Albany County Board of Elections.

Willard Martin wrote a dictionary with definitions based on consonants.

“Linguistic experts say consonants have no meaning,” Martin says in this week’s podcast.

Nevertheless, he proceeded to help language make sense to kids with learning disabilities.

“Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK …. How many times in life do you have to make the same mistake before you learn?” asked Governor AndrewCuomo.

On Saturday, governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to President Donald Trump, calling on him to use his influence and force Congress to ensure the next COVID-19 stimulus package includes financial relief for American families, states and localities. He also asked Trump to forge a compromise on corporate liability limitations.

Police have determined that Bhupinder S. Saran killed his wife and then himself, and noted the couple had a history of domestic violence.

The state reached a record high for COVID-19 tests while the infection rate stayed below 1 percent.

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