Noah Zweifel

The final public hearing for the Albany County redistricting process will be held on Aug. 5, after which the county redistricting commission will submit its map to the legislature for approval.

Colin Anderson, 15, of Charlton, New York, raised a white dorper lamb he purchased from Berne farmer Emily Vincent and sold it at a Saratoga County 4-H auction for $3,048, or around $24 per pound — well over market price and his own expectations.

ALTAMONT — You’d be forgiven for thinking that Darci Efaw, the owner of Allied Brewing Company, or her husband, Kevin, come from a military background, given how strongly that theme plays into her business. 

This year’s exhibit will feature 44 Rensselaerville artists — including around nine children — putting the town’s unusually forceful creative population on full display. 

A Freedom of Information Law request for the Hilltown not-for-profit’s registration and annual financial documents could not be completed by the New York State Office of the Attorney General because no such forms were ever filed — but they are not required, according to state law.

A host community agreement is essentially financial padding on top of a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement, both of which are meant to incentivize municipalities to allow renewable energy companies to build projects despite the tax exemption programs put forth by New York State as part of its move away from non-sustainable energy sources.

The Basic Creek has been eroding the bank where it runs through the town park, eating up some of the parkland. Westerlo Supervisor Matthew Kryzak says there’s more that will need to be done, but the grant is a step in the right direction.

Altamont beekeeper Stephen Wilson, who has spent significant time advocating for pollinator research and had been chairman of the state Commissioner of Agriculture’s Apiary Industry Advisory Committee for 12 years, lays out some of the biggest issues facing pollinators today: varroa mite infestations, insecticide use, and elimination of forage areas

Paul Larrabee will attend Clarkson University and hopes to be a mechanical engineer.

Kimberly Howland is attending Rochester Institute of Technology to study video game design, and then hopes to find a job in game development in the Capital Region. 


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