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Dr. Kristin Mack

As the Trump administration looks to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it is uncertain what lies ahead for local health care.

It is as if our nation, since Donald Trump’s inauguration, has returned to the bitter battle that led to the Bill of Rights in the first place — limiting federal power by guaranteeing personal freedoms and rights. Those compromises have stood us in good stead for nearly 230 years — why should we abandon them now?

People’s Action is pushing for weekly Tuesday protests across the country fighting Donald Trump’s initiatives.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has reclassified a landfill at the defunct Army depot in Guilderland Center. The site had been classified as a “significant threat to public health or environment” and now is classified as “properly closed," requiring “continued management.”

Paul Mackey

ALBANY COUNTY — The man that police say went on a county-wide spree in November, stealing laptops, phones, and GPS devices from cars pleaded guilty on Tuesday to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

Albany Pine Bush Preserve prescribed burns

An initiative by the Department of Environmental Conservation to preserve a habitat of young forests has led to action plans for two protected areas in Albany County: the Louise E. Keir Wildlife Management Area in Coeymans, and the Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area in Knox. 

A bill sponsored by Senator George Amedore and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy to further update the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law would allow distilleries to sell beer, wine, and cider by the glass, allowing for further cross-promotion of local craft beverages.

LEGAL NOTICE

Each of us has, just a click away, information from all over the world on any subject about which we are curious. This can make us broad-minded and well informed, or it can make us narrow-minded and ill informed. It all depends on how we use it.

A nearly 20-year-old policy allows college students in New York State to purchase textbooks tax-free. There is little advertising of the policy, but government and business officials assert that it is well-known.

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