ALBANY — Artist Marcus Kwame will teach a “Learning to Draw” workshop at the historic Underground Railroad Education Center where he is a member.

ALBANY COUNTY — The first American Rescue Plan Act awards — money from the federal government meant to help with fallout from the pandemic — have been released to the community by Albany County.

The county legislature on Tuesday formally approved spending $1,975,000, according to a release from the county executive’s office.

The Mohawk-Hudson Land Conservancy has received $104,609 to purchase a conservation easement in Esperance, in Montgomery County, that will protect 102 acres of mostly forested land.

Daniel McCoy, a Democrat, is running unopposed for his fourth term as county executive. Within an hour of his presentation, statements from Republican county legislators supporting the budget proposal were released.

Yvonne Keller-Baker, Director, Schoharie Library

Heavy rain and possible flash flooding is expected in some locations across the eastern part of New York state this weekend.

NEW SCOTLAND — A portion of the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail will be closed in the town of New Scotland from Tuesday, Oct. 10, to Friday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 

ALBANY COUNTY — In a three-step system, Albany County has moved this week from “low,” where it was ranked all summer, to “medium” for COVID-19 hospital admissions.

Cover crops aren’t a strong investment through sales alone, but they improve the health of farm soil by, among other things, protecting against erosion and pests, ultimately making farms more resilient to climate change. A study has found that New York’s public funding has been successful in encouraging farmers to grow cover crops on their farms.

“We proposed combining,” said Nancie Williams of JEM Inc., explaining that Guilderland — through her agency — would take over administration of the program while people in Knox will still have access to the program, using available rental units in Guilderland as a resource.


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