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Family Promise works with a few families at a time to help them find sustainable work, shelter, and ways to get on their feet.

A collection of photos from readers and staff this past week covers the bright glimmers of the fall season, a Voorheesville soccer moment of glee, a five generation family, and more.

Abortion and climate change were two of the issues that the candidates most stridently disagreed on during a well-attended debate Tuesday night. Each wants to represent the critical 46th District in the State Senate.

Calhoun, Jesse D. Calhoun

Democratic state Assemblywoman Patricia A. Fahy is running on her record in the 109th District. She is being challenged again by Jesse D. Calhoun, on the Republican and Conservative lines, who describes himself as typical of neither.

Stewart’s Shops, which had inspired controversy in two neighboring villages, is now doing an upgrade in its Altamont store, having been turned down on an expansion plan there.

Walter Cieszynski’s wife and son believe he acquired a tick-borne disease from a blood transfusion, although the Red Cross says he did not. There is no requirement to screen blood donors for the potentially fatal disease.

Located in northwestern China, the great city of Xi’an — pronounced “she-ahn” — like hundreds of other cities in China, exhibits an exhilarating mixture of ancient and modern.

Anaplasmosis, the second-most common tick-borne illness in New York State, behind Lyme, infects about 500 New Yorkers annually, according the New York State Department of Health.

A nationwide report has found the carcinogen chromium-6 in a local water treatment plant for Bethlehem, though local officials say the levels are in compliance with regulations.

Photos from around the area include coverage of a golf tournament for the J. Wyatt Spencer Memorial scholarship fund for Berne-Knox-Westerlo students, the second woman in 18 years to be an Albany firefighter, a 5K race in Tawasentha Park, and more.

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