Melissa Hale-Spencer

No Hilltown child’s birthday will go uncelebrated if the Knox ladies’ auxiliary has its way.

Doctors and patients are being caught in the crossfire as a health-care and an insurance giant battle.

Over 100 of Hedy Migden’s patients have already called to sign up for the independent practice she’ll be joining in January.

Tasheem Maewether, Crossgates shooting

 The slim 20-year-old from Albany is the accused shooter in the incident that cleared Crossgates Mall Saturday afternoon.

Amedore won a second term in the State Senate with 60 percent of the vote against Sara Niccoli, a Democrat making her first run for state office.

Residents of the village may vote Tuesday, Nov. 15, on discontinuing the Length Of Service Award program, known as LOSAP, for members of the Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service. The LOSAP program provides pensions for volunteers.

Republican Peter Lopez is running unopposed to represent the 102nd Assembly District, which includes the Helderberg Hilltowns of Rensselaerville and Westerlo. The other two Hilltowns, Berne and Knox, are in the 111th District where Democratic incumbent Angelo Santabarbara is again being challenged by Republican Peter Vroman.

Seeking his third term in the Assembly, Democrat Angelo Santabarbara names some of the accomplishments he’s proudest of: fighting for funds for public schools; improving infrastructure; and working across the aisle with Republican Peter Lopez, who represents the other half of the Hilltowns, on a bill to help people with autism.

In a rematch of the race two years ago, Vroman is challenging Democratic incumbent state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara.

For about $38,600, covered by grants and contributions, Altamont will soon have a series of signs at 26 sites, meant to inform residents and attract visitors.

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