The death of farmer and caver Floyd Collins and the subsequent grotesque events — including some legendary ghost stories — constitute a strange chapter in the annals of American folklore.

Leatherstocking Honor Flight was held at Albany International Airport last Saturday to send some Veterans down to Washington D.C. for the day.

The Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie is hosting a weekend of immersive history re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8.

Stone Fort Days this year will feature a 240th-anniversary commemoration of the 1777 Tory Uprising and Battle of the Flockey.

A Syrian feminist is giving women a voice in peace talks. “We see the political solution is the only way to solve our tragedy, to stop the war,” she said.

“My work is based on imagined worlds with part-human and part-plant figures,” says Andrea Hersh of the mural she will create on a now-blank building along the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

ALBANY COUNTY — Incumbent Albany County Clerk Bruce Hidley, a Democrat, has a challenger in November, from Guilderland. Republican Howard Koff is running against him on a platform of tax reform for seniors, although the county clerk position has no jurisdiction over taxes.

In Berne and Knox, two different incidents have raised questions about what to do when people like hikers and rural homeowners encounter hunters or gun clubs.


Several small-game hunting seasons open Oct. 1. In addition, special youth-only hunting seasons for pheasants and waterfowl open prior to the start of the regular season.

GUILDERLAND — W. Brian Barr of Guilderland, a social worker, has spent a lifetime helping addicts and people with mental illness.


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