Melissa Hale-Spencer

“You wouldn’t go to court without a lawyer,” Ned Stevens told the Westerlo Town Board as it debated hiring a consultant to help develop its comprehensive plan.

The Westerlo Rural Cemetery may soon offer “green burials.”

Judge Ryan Fedele said that raising rabbits can let kids who live in cities or suburbs have a chance to tend to animals.

“I realized I wanted to take care of the larger planet,” Anne Rhoads said. “Protecting the forest would support the animals as well.”

Two boys pour ingredients into a bowl

For some of the kids from Albany’s South End Café, their trip next week to the Altamont Fair will be the first time they have seen a cow, or horse, or goat, or sheep.

Michelle Hinchey

Michelle Hinchey of Saugerties announced Sunday she has formed a committee to explore a run for State Senate.

“It’s a no-brainer to me,” said Dr. Gail Wasserman. “You want to identify risk systematically … That’s not the end game. The point is to get the needed services.”

Mickey Cleary

Incumbent Paul Miller hasn’t decided if he’ll run on the Working Families Party line in November to keep his seat in the county legislature, representing District 32.

GUILDERLAND — In Tuesday’s Democratic primary, the race between Mickey Cleary and incumbent Paul Miller who represents District 32 in the Albany County Legislature is too close to call.

The Democratic primary for county posts is often more important than the general election in November.

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