Melissa Hale-Spencer

Smith's Tavern

Voorheesville adopted a moratorium on development at the end of June so that its first-ever comprehensive land-use plan can be completed. 

Jennifer Barreto

Albany Police say a Delmar woman who delivered pizza was trying to show a relative she could handle her job when she falsely reported robberies to police.

Dean M. Shultis

Bethlehem Police have publicized the arrest of a 65-year-old man whom they say was masturbating in the waiting room of a doctor’s office in hopes it will lead others to recognize him and report similar incidents.

Anthony Gentile

Anthony Gentile, who was arrested at his Guilderland home in 2014 on six counts of promoting sexual performance of a child, has accepted a plea deal, admitting guilt to three counts. He’ll be sentenced on Oct. 24.

 David Mazzeo

GUILDERLAND — Four years after a Guilderland man, David Mazzeo, was convicted of grand larceny — and put on probation rather than sent to prison — he was charged with perpetrating a similar investment scam.

Municipalities in 28 counties across New York State, including Albany County, would be reimbursed for money they spent coping with Winter Storm Stella.

“How do you express your feelings for a place that’s done so much for you?” asks Voorheesville’s valedictorian, Abigail Keating Goldfarb. She has loved school since the start and will carry her passion for learning to Brown University.

Madison Rose Canfora credits her family for her success. Voorheesville’s salutatorian plans to study medicine at Duke University, which she chose for its balance between social and academic life.

The valedictorian spoke on the importance of hard work; the salutatorian on the need to stay true to self; and the keynote speaker, science teacher Kenneth Young, gave the 95 graduates a self-care list to follow — all at Voorheesville’s June 23 graduation ceremony.

Stewart’s shops threatened to sue if Voorheesville’s planning commission required an in-depth environmental review of its proposal to build a store with gas pumps in the village, which the company calls an unlawful delaying tactic. Nevertheless, the commission proceeded; its chairwoman said of Stewart’s, “They can sue us or decide to work with us.”


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