The process to replace two county planning board members had been shrouded in mystery. Albany County Legislator Mark Grimm shed a beam of light on the dark procedure.

Stemming climate change must be a worldwide effort, a national effort, a state effort — and a local effort.

“We need to return to an idea that was central to our founding and is at the heart of many great religious traditions: We have commitments to ourselves, but we also have vital commitments to each other, including to those who are vulnerable.”

We believe our readers are intelligent and, when presented with the facts and with a clear rendering of candidates’ views, they can choose wisely for what best suits their needs.

The United States is one of the few developed countries without universal sick-leave coverage; working sick is an ongoing problem reinforcing the spread of COVID-19, a Cornell study finds. The study cites research showing that gaining access to emergency sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced infection rates by about 15,000 per day in April and May of 2020.

A reporter is not harassing a candidate if he asks where that candidate lives or asks him to explain his long string of court records. Rather, that reporter is doing his job — trying to fairly tell all sides of a story, and seeking the truth so that voters can be well informed.

Beulah the newshound died last Wednesday. She was my daughter’s dog but we felt like she belonged to all of us.
Saranac fell in love with her Beulah the way Samuel Clemens fell in love with his Olivia — by looking at her picture. Both had enduring love stories.

If you have been hurt by the pandemic, you should apply for rent relief funds. You have no doubt been paying taxes for years. This is your money, from your government, to which you are entitled. It will help you to receive these funds and it will help your landlord too. If you have shelter and your basic needs are met, you can climb the hierarchy to a place that will benefit others.

We can’t argue with a father’s grief but we believe, if 20 years were not enough to establish an Afghan government and army that could stand on its own, staying on would have caused only more American deaths and more grief.