Hundreds of people — young and old, black and white and Asian, gay and straight, Christian ministers, Jewish rabbis, Muslims, and a Quaker poet — gathered in Albany on Saturday to “stand up against all forms of hate"” as organizer Fazana Saleem-Ismail put it.


ALBANY COUNTY — “He’s a sweet kid,” said Tasheem Maeweather’s lawyer.

One of the pleasures of the approaching season is the opportunity to enjoy live performances of seasonal music by local artists whose offerings attempt to put the listener in the “holiday spirit.”  That’s exactly the reason to plan to attend one of the special concerts presented by the Depot Lane Singers, a 60-member community chorus t

New York State has no requirement to screen the venison donated to food pantries for the lead left by bullets. It should. Otherwise, the people hunters seek to help can be poisoned.

It is a busy time of year for the Venison Donation Coalition with both hunting season and the holidays underway.

KNOX — An ever-reliable source of holiday good cheer — and of some fine-looking Christmas trees, mainly spruce —  will be sadly missed this Christmas of 2016.

NEW SCOTLAND — Thacher Park’s Indian Ladder trail closed for the season on Sunday, Nov. 20.

The lesson of the First Thanksgiving is about diversity and inclusion. Now we must follow the example of the Native Americans who kept the immigrant Pilgrims from starvation and death.

Smash-and-grab thieves have been targeting valuable items left in locked cars in the parking lots of YMCAs from Delmar to Glens Falls, police say.

A local Bible study group that learned about the sex slavery trade wanted a way to help the women and children who were its victims, says the organizer of the Black Friday Fair Trade Market.


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