The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act has driven the collection and recycling of more than 520 million pounds — or 260,000 tons — of electronic waste from 2011 to 2016, according to a release from the state’s Department of Environmental conservation.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County was accepted into a Whole Farm Planning in the North East grant program as part of Holistic Management International.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will be offering programs at the Discovery Center during the school break, from Dec. 26 to 30:

— The ninth annual Cookie Burner Stroll is on Tuesday, Dec. 26.  This 2.6-mile hike is for people 8 and older;

At an assembly at Westmere Elementary on Tuesday morning, Fifth grade teach Mrs. Gejay's class stood in front of their classmates to show off the amount of food the school will be donating to the Guilderland Food Pantry.

On Tuesday morning, The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation delivered food and gifts to make sure a Cohoes family who, temporary live in Guilderland, that lost everything in a fire back on March 28th make sure they have something for Christmas.