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The Sarcoma Strong 5K Run/Walk to benefit sarcoma research will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m. at the University of Albany.

Lexie Paddon, 18, wants to be a lawyer who advocates for children in court. She also wants to help them find their way toward self-expression through music.

Dreamland Amusements will be providing the rides on the Altamont Fair’s midway for the third year in a row.

Gail Mirabella will be performing with her dogs at the Altamont Fair this week. Traveling across the country with 19 canine companions, she says that any dog can be taught a new trick.

“It takes a lot of patience and perseverance,” says Kelley Doolin a member of the Pony Pals 4-H drill team, performing at the Altamont Fair friday at 7 p.m.

The Women’s Press Club of New York State will confer local and national women of distinction with awards on Sept. 28 at its Annual Awards and Scholarship Dinner at the Italian Community Center in Albany.

Jeffrey C. Hamilton

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP has named Jeffrey C. Hamilton as the firm’s chief financial officer.

Harvey A. Swart, a hard worker who loved to share good jokes, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was a longtime resident of Frostproof, Florida after he and his wife retired there from Schenectady. He was 92.

Bonnie Rae Thomas Foster of Sugarloaf Shores, Florida — known locally for her artistic talents — died on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. She was 75.

“Bonnie’s singular passion in life as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother was the care and wellbeing of her family. All else was secondary,” her family wrote in a tribute.

BETHLEHEM — A man who, police say, broke windows in two houses in one day pleaded guilty on Friday, Aug. 4, to second-degree attempted burglary, a felony.

Michael Rozell, 37, of Albany, made the plea before Judge William A. Carter in Albany County Court. He faces six years in state prison when sentenced on Sept. 12.

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