The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance on how to prevent bad encounters with black bears and conflicts with coyotes as warmer spring temperatures approach.

Westerlo has pitched in to help a local woman suffering from cancer. Orchestrated by her sister, Betty Filkins, with help from the Westerlo Reformed Church, the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company, and the local band the Hilltown Ramblers, a fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. to benefit Ruth Savino.

Registration is open for the sixth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 6 at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across New York.

Lynn Y. Choi, M.D., a breast surgeon who is also fellowship trained in surgical critical care, has joined Albany Medical Center’s Department of Surgery.

Choi recently completed an advanced breast-training fellowship and performs a full range of breast surgeries, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, and lymph-node surgery.

Registration is open for the sixth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 6 at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across New York.

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