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Local governments are taking stands against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion and studying ways that land adjacent to the pipeline may be adversely affected.

It provides an essential service, supporting and advocating for victims of sexual abuse, bullying, and crime. It needs to be part of the county charter, to keep it safe from budget cuts in the future. That's what Bryan Clenahan, the Albany County legislator representing Guilderland, believes about the county's Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center. He hopes that the legislature will agree with him Monday night, and vote to make it part of the charter. 

Properly following the process might have resulted in a better plan both for public safety and for those who value the views.

There's nothing quite so quintessentially American as a Western movie. I'm a baby boomer and I can remember Westerns for as long as I can remember.

We need a system that would be inclusive for all New Yorkers. And we need it now. People have suffered and died for the right to vote.

In December, Scenic Rensselaerville, a group that court papers describe as having 170 members, many of them artists, sued the Albany County sheriff in December.

Marshall McLuhan — the great assessor of the impact of mass media on our lives — wrote an essay in 1963 called “The Agenbite of Outwit.”

Susan Leath, Bethlehem's town historian, has a new book, “Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York,” that includes church histories, tales of local farms, and segments on the defunct ice industry and blacksmithing.

 

 

Well under half the students in our schools who are eligible for free breakfasts eat this important meal. We need to change that.

Most junior and senior boys are studying for the new SATs, waiting to hear from colleges, trying to find jobs, and maybe figuring out who they want  to take to the junior prom and the senior ball.

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