The fight over whether broadband should be classified as a telecommunication (utility) service or an information service has been going on in the nation’s capital for well over a decade

Opinion

Citizens have a responsibility to read, to listen to, to look for, and to embrace news from sources that will widen their perspectives and understanding. After all, since it is the people who hold sovereign power in our democracy, they must not be like King Tigranes and listen only to those with whom they agree. They must not kill the messengers — the journalists who tell the truth.

Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Kelly Stang of Guilderland, the New York State Department of Conservation wildlife biologist who launched and ran a state program introducing thousands of women and girls over the years to outdoor adventures, was promoted last month to oversee the DEC’s hunter-education program.

New Scotland

Faiza Salman, a native of Pakistan, was just 19 when she came to America; her father had arranged for her to marry a fellow Pakistani who had been state-side for over a decade. She experienced culture shock, but not how you’d think.

Regional

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

A study released from the state in July found that the pros of marijuana legalization outweigh the cons; this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed a workgroup to draft legalization legislation.

Hilltowns

The town of Berne will no longer be hosting its planned Household Hazardous Waste Day, as a lack of participants meant it could not support the total cost.  

Sports

Having an empty nest — her three sons grown — led Zeynep Rice to compete in taekwondo.