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Judge Ryan Fedele said that raising rabbits can let kids who live in cities or suburbs have a chance to tend to animals.

ALTAMONT — For Holly VanWie of Clarksville, who is about to be a senior at Bethlehem Central High School, the week of the Altamont Fair is her favorite week of the year. “No one else does agriculture in my school,” she said at the 4-H poultry show on Tuesday, the opening day of the 2019 Altamont Fair.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven would like to thank all of those who made our July Art for Animals Event possible. Thanks go to the Guilderland Public Library, which hosted us; James Matlock who provided our musical entertainment; and Janice Adams, Polly Spinnler, and Lexi Vandenburgh as well.

Danny Gibney

GUILDERLAND — Thirteen-year-old Danny Gibney has helped train his dog, Gem, to know 30 different commands, including “down,” “roll over,” and “speak.” He has done all of that in order to give her away to a stranger. 

Madison Love, who will be a senior at Berne-Knox-Westerlo in the fall, hopes to eventually train dogs professionally, and is in the process of training her own service dog now.

Wendy Stasinchak says that track work taking place right behind her Mountaindale Court home has caused rats to migrate from beneath the old Delaware and Hudson Railway line and into four Mountaindale Court townhomes.

The town board may decide to let dogs romp off-leash for two hours each morning in the Swift Road park.

My kids have been anticipating the holidays since September, and they are counting the days — not because of food, presents, or snow, but because we will be hosting Hedgie the Hedgehog.

GUILDERLAND — A Guilderland property owner says he will soon be forced to sell the Western Turnpike land he had rented to Victoria Acres Equine Facility for six years, so that he can concentrate on getting medical treatment.

A suit contends The Pet Zone sold dozens, if not hundreds, of puppies to consumers without first having them examined by a veterinarian and certified as fit for sale as the law requires.

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