Melissa Hale-Spencer

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.

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

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“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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In addition to the cultural inheritance an institution like slavery leaves in its wake, the authors of “Gather at the Table” cite studies that show the effects of such hardship and pain can be passed on through generations due to changes in DNA.

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Albany and Saratoga counties plan to build a $45 million biosolid waste facility, which leaders say will save money and reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

The facility is to recycle biosolids, sewer sludge, and food waste into methane gas that can, in turn, produce energy.

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Sanari Ismail

Sanari Ismail of Farnsworth Middle School thinks that students should be able to feel safe at school. The national walkout was set to be exactly one month from the date of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died.

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Elementary student Riley Better has a key part in “The Music Man” and, says the show’s director, he is “a model for the high school kids; he’s in it to work.”

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