The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy invites the public to explore Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve in Montgomery County at a grand opening event on May 20.

On a beautiful April 28 evening, 15 teams participated in the third annual Amazing Earth Day Race organized by the Friends of Five Rivers at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.

Bragle house, Slingerlands Historic District

While town officials say there are guidelines in place to protect the district, members of a grassroots group want a change in the law to protect the area.

Mathew Manning

GUILDERLAND — Mathew Manning, 55, of Utica pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, a felony, before the Judge Peter Lynch in Albany County Court Wednesday morning.

As part of its 38th concert season, Schoharie County’s community chorus, The Depot Lane Singers, will present two concerts to usher in the spring and summer seasons.

Countryside Tree Care and OSHA have been unable to come to an agreement through informal conferences, and the case is now set to go for trial in October.

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.

NEW SCOTLAND — Kids who are 8 and older may join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County for a six-week dog-obedience class designed for youth participants.

With or without experience, kids can sign up to help their family pets become better behaved and learn basic obedience exercises.

Four local YMCAs have been experiencing break-ins in lockers, including 10 people who have had items stolen since the beginning of the year at the Bethlehem Y. 

Special Olympics New York, State Summer Games is seeking community members to volunteer during the upcoming 2017 State Summer Games, hosted by Siena College from June 16 to 18, as well as sponsors to help defray competition costs for athletes participating in this year’s events.


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