ALTAMONT — Elizabeth Scott grew up along the Bozenkill in a post-and-beam solar house on land her parents named Sumac Ridge for the clumps of sumac that dotted the landscape.

Her father, now retired, was an Earth-science professor at the University of Albany who did studies on global climate issues. So, in the midst of the energy crisis in the 1970s, they built their home.

Opinion

Human progress comes in waves. We must not let the tide ebb on our nation’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Guilderland

The search turned up 248 bags of heroin, 113 grams of marijuana, 23 Ecstasy pills, and over $5,100 in cash.

New Scotland

The village board adopted a $2.3 million budget, which will keep tax rates flat, and also expressed interest in working to get a green grant.

Regional

A Bethlehem native who grew up “right around the corner” from some of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s preserves has now been hired there. The position is funded by a $66,000 state grant.

Hilltowns

Westerlo is currently facing a decision of whether or not to construct a 120-foot cell tower in order to improve cell service in the area. But some residents are more concerned about potential health risks and the visual impact.

Sports

On a cold and rainy Tuesday afternoon, the Voorheesville boys’ and girls’ varsity outdoor track teams battled the Albany Academies, Watervliet, and Cobleskill-Richmondville at home. 

 

 

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