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While not yet rolled out, a county-wide health consortium is supposed to lower costs for towns, villages, and school districts in the county.

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New York’s native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs.

The engineering achievements of the ancients astound us: The vast size and precision of the Egyptian pyramids, the extraordinary aqueducts of the Romans, the incredible invention of Greek temples s

These local athletes have distinguished themselves on their college or university teams:

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds property owners — homeowners and businesses — that the deadline to challenge their property assessment is the fourth Tuesday in May in most communities.

That day, May 22 this year, is known as “Grievance Day.”

Three million dollars are available to help New Yorkers suffering from serious health issues that are aggravated by extreme heat purchase an air-conditioner. People may apply now for cooling assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program at their local department of social services.

BERNE – Nick Tommell is a bit of a farming anomaly.

There’s the traditional, he grew up on a farm; the not-so traditional, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance; and, the anomaly, he started his own farm.

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The Rotary Club of Albany held its 34th Annual Youth Recognition Awards this week to honor youth who otherwise may not be celebrated by the community.

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The spotted lanternfly is the latest invasive species in New York.

The state’s departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Market have started a  campaign to encourage New Yorkers to look for and report sightings of the spotted lanternfly, which was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014.

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Landowners are being encouraged to help the state assess the impacts of deer on forest health.

A new tool for citizen scientists to track local forest health is called AVID, for Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.

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