OK, right up front here, I’m going to say some less-than-flattering things about a rather sacred cow, to some.

The former Albany County Public Defender is moving on to direct a regional state office whose mission is  to strengthen legal protection for  non-citizen defendants.

Photos from around the area include coverage of a golf tournament in memory of Guilderland graduate Caitlin Clancy, the Rensselaerville Ride festival, local BOCES students, and the new Guilderland Senior Center.

Steeped in a tradition of sustainable farming, Shannon Hayes is schooling her daughters at home while helping them turn outward to serve the community in a café that offers wholesome fare based on recipes in her cookbook.

A suit by the citizens group Scenic Rensselaerville in Albany County Supreme Court challenging the town’s planning board approval is a remaining impediment.

Coyotes are in our midst . The state conservation department says, even if they have been silent in Knox this summer, they are generalists and cannot be decimated. A local farmer says, “The coyote is an opportunist.”

The mood was solemn last Thursday at the Vietnam Memorial Wall near the town hall in Princetown. People came to remember those who died during the war.

The Forbidden City in Beijing was for centuries the home of China’s emperors — an incredibly vast, luxurious series of courts, plazas, and spectacular imperial buildings, including throne halls, of

Seeing family members fight disease, and helping advocate for them in Washington, has made Michael Ardito, 16, seem wise beyond his years.

Edie Abrams, an avid gardener, returned home after a week in the hospital — recovering from a tick-borne disease that can be fatal — and looked to see what flowers had bloomed in her absence. She discovered a tick crawling on her.


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