Laura Ten Eyck, in researching a book about hops, which is now grown at Indian Ladder Farms, became interested in hemp and hopes to write a book about that, too.

Opinion

All of the towns and villages we cover would benefit by having as part of their policies a plan to replace cut trees, maintain current trees, and plant new trees.

Guilderland

Former Guilderland town justice Richard J. Sherwood has agreed to testify against his alleged co-conspirator, Thomas K. Lagan, after the two were arrested for bilking elderly clients out of more than $11 million.

New Scotland

Andy Spence, who founded and has led Old Songs Inc. for the past 40 years, has taken a step back and handed control of her not-for-profit to Joy Bennett, a former director of contracts for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Regional

Menstrual products are to be accessible for free where girls need them.

Hilltowns

The public hearing on a proposed Youth Council law, which would require town board approval when picking their director, will continue next month.

Sports

From the opening whistle, the game was physical and hard-fought between Voorheesville and the Albany Academy for Girls at Clayton A. Bouton High School last Thursday afternoon.