Located in northwestern China, the great city of Xi’an — pronounced “she-ahn” — like hundreds of other cities in China, exhibits an exhilarating mixture of ancient and modern.

Anaplasmosis, the second-most common tick-borne illness in New York State, behind Lyme, infects about 500 New Yorkers annually, according the New York State Department of Health.

A nationwide report has found the carcinogen chromium-6 in a local water treatment plant for Bethlehem, though local officials say the levels are in compliance with regulations.

Photos from around the area include coverage of a golf tournament for the J. Wyatt Spencer Memorial scholarship fund for Berne-Knox-Westerlo students, the second woman in 18 years to be an Albany firefighter, a 5K race in Tawasentha Park, and more.

OK, right up front here, I’m going to say some less-than-flattering things about a rather sacred cow, to some.

The former Albany County Public Defender is moving on to direct a regional state office whose mission is  to strengthen legal protection for  non-citizen defendants.

Photos from around the area include coverage of a golf tournament in memory of Guilderland graduate Caitlin Clancy, the Rensselaerville Ride festival, local BOCES students, and the new Guilderland Senior Center.

Steeped in a tradition of sustainable farming, Shannon Hayes is schooling her daughters at home while helping them turn outward to serve the community in a café that offers wholesome fare based on recipes in her cookbook.

A suit by the citizens group Scenic Rensselaerville in Albany County Supreme Court challenging the town’s planning board approval is a remaining impediment.

Coyotes are in our midst . The state conservation department says, even if they have been silent in Knox this summer, they are generalists and cannot be decimated. A local farmer says, “The coyote is an opportunist.”


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