Melissa Hale-Spencer

For the ninth time, Enterprise editor Melissa Hale-Spencer was recognized among the best opinion writers in the weekly press.

When Joy Hamlin visited a family of refugees from war-torn Myanmar living in Albany’s Arbor Hill, “She found them huddled in the middle of a room, freezing to death,” said her husband, Shawn.

H. Rose Schneider

H. Rose Schneider, who covers the Helderberg Hilltowns for The Altamont Enterprise, has been named a fellow for the 2018 John Jay Reporting Fellowship on Rural Justice.

Albany County’s jail is one of 17 county jails in New York State that will receive funds for treating substance use disorder and for transition services, according to a release from the Heroin Task Force, which advocated for, and secured, $3.75 million in the 2018-19 state budget.