Albany

ALBANY — Free tours of both the State Education Building and the Capitol will be given on the second Saturday of each month, starting Aug. 12.

Julianna Rauf

One of the five finalists for the city of Albany’s 69th Tulip Queen includes a 19-year-old resident of Medusa, Julianna Rauf. 

People’s Action is pushing for weekly Tuesday protests across the country fighting Donald Trump’s initiatives.

Nary a trace remains of the long, slim, silver tracks that once carried the olive-drab, wicker three-seated trolley cars through our neighboring city of Albany to the town line of Mckownv

Fazana Saleem-Ismail, a follower of Islam who lives in Guilderland, has gone from explaining her religion at a library forum in June to helping to lead a march in Albany Saturday.

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.

The Dutch mounted an explosive turn-around to their formerly winless season as they routed Albany, 57 to 7, on Saturday.

ALBANY — Art is on the walls and on the tables at a new restaurant a block away from the buzzing Capitol building and the Fort Orange Club, opened last month in downtown Albany.

The restaurant’s proprietor, Bonnie Kohl, is a resident of Westerlo.

The Guilderland boys' soccer team is Class AA champions for the first time since 2008, putting four goals on the scoreboard against Albany. 

GUILDERLAND — It has been seven years since Albany resident Yassin M. Aref, an imam from Albany, was convicted of terrorism and sentenced to 15 years in a Communication Management Unit in a federal prison in Indiana. Lynne Jackson and one of the founding members of Save the Pine Bush, has strayed from environmental activism and taken a special interest in Aref’s case.

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