Melissa Hale-Spencer

“The aging population is increasing,” says Joel Edwards, a founder of Community Caregivers. “There is a socio-economic stress of, often, both adults working. And our families aren’t near. We need volunteers. We always need more volunteers.”

The new Berne Town Board is proposing a law that would make Berne a “Second Amendment Sanctuary Town.” The bill outlines a series of state and federal regulations, such as registering firearms, and says, “Any such ‘Unlawful Act’ is invalid in Town of Berne and shall not be recognized by Town of Berne ….”

“I learned what an honor it is to care for an aging family member with increasing needs and also what a huge responsibility it is to be a caretaker,” said Lee Lounsbury, speaking about the years when her father came to live in her Guilderland home. She is now the executive director of

GUILDERLAND — Police here worked with their counterparts in Baton Rouge to arrest a man in Louisiana who left a disturbing — but, as it turned out, hollow — message last weekend with the Albany Times Union.

Happy Cat Rescue

Marcia and Charles Scott say they don’t understand why they were arrested and that they took good care of the many cats they saved at the Happy Cat Rescue shelter they ran from their Guilderland home.

Michelle Hinchey

“It didn’t make sense to have two people with the same policy positions run against each other,” said Jeff Collins, explaining why he has ended his campaign to represent District 46 in the State Senate and will instead support fellow Democrat Michelle Hinchey.

The Hilton barn

“I’ve always said, ‘If you build it, they will come,’” said New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy after the town received a $411,000 state grant to restore the historic Hilton Barn and add amenities to the park that surrounds it.

“It was freakin’ scary, really scary,” said the witness to a hit-and-run accident on Route 155. “I lived in California for 10 years and I’ve never seen anyone drive so aggressively.  They knocked this person onto the shoulder.”

The unidentified body found in Bethlehem was buried in April 1981 in Graceland Cemetery in Albany, in a pauper’s grave. Commander Adam Hornick of the Bethlehem Police has visited the man’s grave site. “It’s humbling,” he said of the experience. “With 21st-Century technology, we should be able to solve the case.”

“It was a half-hour of hell,” said Gary Greenberg of the sexual abuse he suffered at age 7, which led him to be an activist for the Child Victims Act. He’s now exploring a run for a seat in the senate he helped flip.

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