Melissa Hale-Spencer

ALTAMONT — Just after midnight today, the village went dark — no streetlamps, no glow from inside homes, no bright Christmas lights.

“A tree went down on a line,” said Patrick Stella, a spokesman for National Grid. It affected 2,500 customers, he said, and power was restored by 1:30 a.m.

A new contract agreement guarantees CDPHP members continued access to care at St. Peter’s Health Partners’ facilities, but tensions remain.

Voorheesville and Altamont share a building inspector. Their newly extended agreement has Altamont paying 14 percent since it uses just five of the 35 weekly hours. Voorheesville is roughly twice the size of Altamont with a bit less than twice the population.

Maeweather is the 20-year-old Albany man accused of shutting down Crossgates Mall by firing a gun inside the mall on Nov. 12. He was indicted by a grand jury on four felony charges and pleaded “not guilty” to all charges on Monday before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court.

Hundreds of people — young and old, black and white and Asian, gay and straight, Christian ministers, Jewish rabbis, Muslims, and a Quaker poet — gathered in Albany on Saturday to “stand up against all forms of hate"” as organizer Fazana Saleem-Ismail put it.

Maeweather

ALBANY COUNTY — “He’s a sweet kid,” said Tasheem Maeweather’s lawyer.

“There is clearly a copycat effect,” says a report on bomb threats by the Educator’s School Safety Network. Over the years at Guilderland, school leaders have had different responses to the threats.

John Meineker has pressed his memories of an Altamont boyhood — both humorous and poignant — into a book written for his grandchildren that he wants to share with the world.

A toxicology report has shown no drugs were present in Ross Herzog’s body when he died, at age 30, in August on a woodland path near Altamont.

A local Bible study group that learned about the sex slavery trade wanted a way to help the women and children who were its victims, says the organizer of the Black Friday Fair Trade Market.

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