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LATHAM — Two independent medical groups announced their intent to merge Friday morning. Although the consolidation must first be approved by the government, the two organizations — Community Care Physicians and CapitalCare Medical Group — are touting this an opportunity to connect more practices to a wider range of specialties.

Cora Marion Harwood was born on Thursday, Jan. 19,  2017, to Anne Hayden Harwood and David Harwood.

Her mother is the former Guilderland reporter for The Altamont Enterprise.

Cora Marion weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and measured 19.5 inches long.

She lives with her parents in East Greenbush.

BETHLEHEM — A jury on Feb. 2 found John DeFlumer, 59, of Delmar, guilty of drunk driving.

His case was heard in Bethlehem Town Court with Andrew W. Kirby presiding. DeFlumer was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, and operating an uninspected vehicle — all misdemeanors.

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. 

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