Sides include maple cornbread, sweet-potato casserole, and simmered greens. 

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP has announced three new associates: Michael J. Alexander, Catherine D. Kemp, and Wale A. Salis. All of them were previously summer associates with the firm.


Alexander received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Carey Institute will host a hiring fair at its campus located at 63 Huyck Road in Rensselaerville on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.

GUILDERLAND — The first of two public meetings will be held on Monday, March 2, for Guilderland residents to share their thoughts on trails and open space in town.

The town, working with the University at Albany’s Master of Regional Planning program, is developing a comprehensive pathway project.

WRIGHT — The Gallupville House Association has launched a website that went live on Feb. 21.

Speaking for the association, Chris Claus in a release praised the site as “a work of art, volunteerism and community. And that’s the Gallupville House, in a nutshell.”

The Elliott House Thrift Shop on Route 81 in Norton Hill will be open for the 2020 season beginning Wednesday, March 18, weather permitting; it will close if the weather is inclement.

The hours at the Thrift Shop are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday,  and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.  

New York’s state parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails hosted a record-breaking 77.1 million visits in 2019, according to a release from the governor’s office. Locally, visits to John Boyd Thacher State Park in the Helderbergs was up 13 percent.

Albany County is among 43 New York counties designated by the United States Department of Agriculture as primary natural disaster areas.

Producers who suffered losses due to recent disasters may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans.

John Standish of Slingerlands, a member of the New York Army National Guard assigned to the Company D, 3-142nd Aviation, has received a promotion to the rank of first lieutenant.

GUILDERLAND — In recent years, Congressman Paul Tonko has, through the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program, distributed books locally to an English class at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, to the historic library in Rensselaerville — with titles ranging from “American Wino” to “On Edge” — and to the Voorheesville Public Library where he rea