Hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces to help set the dates of the fall 2017 duck-hunting seasons for each of the state’s waterfowl hunting zones by Feb. 19.

ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail rehabilitation project has been named the 2016 Project of the Year in the Transportation category by the New York Chapter, Capital Branch of the American Public Works Association.

VOORHEESVILLE — AARP Tax-aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax-assistance and preparation service will once again be preparing income tax returns at St. Matthew’s Parish Center in Voorheesville beginning Friday, Feb. 10.

WESTERLO — Pioneer Clubs members and leaders at First Baptist Church at 618 Route 143 in Westerlo will celebrate Pioneer Clubs Sunday on Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds ice anglers to use caution and common sense as ice-fishing season begins across much of New York State. The DEC outlines these guidelines in a recent release.