“A huge number of people have expressed interest in [finding] an alternative to development,” said Mark King, executive director of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. “We’re trying to wrangle those interests into something we could present as an alternative.”

Opinion

The Museum Education Act should be funded in the state’s budget as it would support the important learning that comes from museum visits and would allow students from poor districts the same opportunities for field trips that students in wealthier districts enjoy.

Guilderland

Developer Armand Quadrini is willing to pay the cost of remediating the polluted site where he hopes to build a residential-and-commercial project called Foundry Village, with 140 apartments and a convenience store with fuel pumps. 

New Scotland

Voorheesville schools are in a better financial position going into the 2020-21 budget season than they were around this time last year. 

Regional

Pressure from the governor to rein in Medicaid costs will affect Albany county, starting in 2021, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy says.

Hilltowns

Outrage and partisanship may have left their high-water mark in Berne, where dozens of residents attended the latest town board meeting to hammer the new council with questions and comments about the illegal removal of town employees from their positions, among other issues. Many of the residents’ remarks were met with eye rolls from the mostly GOP-backed board who, for the first time in decades, can steam ahead unimpeded by Democrats’ desires. 

Sports

The Dutch will be sending three gymnasts to the state meet in two weeks. Sisters Carli and Allison Rem and Addison Seebode all qualified on Wednesday afternoon at Shaker High School in Latham.

 

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