Sean Mulkerrin

In 2016, after years of lobbying, mental-health advocates were able to get legislation passed in New York State to require mental-health education in public schools. The law went into effect in July.  

As inequality deepens, one solution to level the playing field for workers has been employee-stock ownership plans.

Altamont resident Clair Hesselton was one of 1,500 entrants in a raffle to win a golf cart as part of ShopRite’s annual veterans’ fundraising campaign.

Voorheesville teachers Jessica Bradshaw and Kimberly Simon, selected in 2015 as participants in the prestigious New York State Master Teacher Program, have learned from a network of colleagues.

Daniel McCoy’s 2019 proposed budget for Albany County is up $21 million from last year, but stays under the state-set levy limit and doesn’t increase taxes.

New Scotland’s tentative 2018 budget is up a bit over 2017. Most residents will see a small increase in their taxes.

The first-ever Rocktoberfest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m, at the Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club. Sales from tickets will benefit the Voorheesville Friends of Music.

A trade organization that represents the multi-billion dollar Scotch Whisky industry has told a local company, which has yet to sell an ounce of liquor, that it needs to change its name and the names of products it plans to sell. 

Librarians from halfway around the world have come to the Capital Region to learn from their American counterparts.

Less than half of third- through eighth-grade students statewide passed the annual math and English tests administered by the state. In Voorheesville, that number was closer to 75 percent, the highest proficiency rate in the Capital Region; the district also had one of the largest percentages of students not taking the required tests.

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