Melissa Hale-Spencer

The manager of Indian Ladder Farms says apple prices won’t increase because of new federal regulations for handling pesticides; the farm is already following most of the protocols.

Over 200 years ago, the invention of a horse-drawn rake saved farmers labor in baling hay — the fuel of transportation. A replica of the flop rake will be on display at this year’s Altamont Fair.

Problems with process as well as substance were raised at a public hearing Wednesday as the Voorheesville Village Board considered a change in zoning that would allow apartments on land owned by St. Matthew’s Church.

A Medieval painter who has fascinated artist T. E. Breitenbach since his youth will come to life on stage in a play he wrote — “Hieronymous: A Musical Fantasy.” 

Recent rains have made lawns green but made reservoir water brown. That coupled with a water main break in Albany, from where Guilderland purchases water, has led the town to issue a ban on lawn sprinklers.

The Knox assessor says each household in Knox would pay $38 annually to make up for lost tax revenues if the property were exempt.

KNOX — A bright man, quiet and capable, Daniel A. Driscoll devoted his life to public service.

VOORHEESVILLE — Scant comment has been heard on a trio of laws the village is considering. The public hearing will stay open through an Aug. 10 meeting.

Local doctors say they have never heard of a practice being shut down as abruptly as Hedy Migden’s when St. Peter’s Health Partners fired her on July 5; one called it “patient abandonment.”

Altamont’s new trustee, Madeline La Mountain, wants to see a green village that attracts visitors.


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