GUILDERLAND — Three-and-a-half years after a day laborer died tangled in a woodchipper, a judge from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that his employer, Tony Watson of Countryside Tree Service, willfully violated safety regulations in allowing his workers to place trees and brush into a running woodchipper without proper training or supervision. 


If our elected boards develop meaningful codes of ethics and set up ethics boards to guide them, the character of our communities will be sterling.


Michael Marcantonio’s wife works for the library and, as a trustee, Marcantonio was involved in contract negotiations with the union for library staff. Although another trustee said this was an ethical violation, the library board’s lawyer and president along with Marcantonio all say it wasn’t a legal conflict of interest.

New Scotland

The old railroad bridge that runs over Route 85 in Slingerlands and is now part of the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is due to be replaced by the summer of 2020.


County Executive Daniel McCoy

At $733 million, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy’s proposed budget for 2020 has increased about 2.9 percent from this year.


Jill Martin

One-hundred-and-fifty-seven days after Community Care Physicians shut down its Helderberg Trail practice and left Berne without a local provider, a new medical practice will open its doors to the public. 


The Dutch girls’ tennis and field hockey players used their rackets and sticks to get past their opponents last week. The tennis team opened up sectional play on Tuesday afternoon at home as the number-one seed in Class AA and smashed Ballston Spa, 8 to 1.




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