Prisoners are less likely to commit crimes once they are released if they’ve stayed connected to their families and communities.

A new organization, Friends in the Adirondacks, offers hospitality to visiting families of people who are incarcerated in the North Country. The organization’s other mission, said co-founder Martha Swan, is to open hearts and minds of local residents.

Michelle Stafford and Austin Wolfgang made their respective Guilderland martial-arts schools proud at the AAU USA national taekwondo tournament in Florida this month.

On a beautiful April 28 evening, 15 teams participated in the third annual Amazing Earth Day Race organized by the Friends of Five Rivers at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.

The presidential candidates are out on the trail again and the topic of “family values” is back on the agenda, if only slightly. I like that. I like talk about the family.

Searching for a college can be a trying experience.

To the Editor:

While grandson Michael was visiting us several weeks ago, he told me he has been asked to officiate, be the “minister,” at a friend’s wedding this fall. He’s excited at the prospect and is going to get legally licensed.

The Cleveland family competed last Saturday for attaining higher degrees in taekwondo. Related article.

A long time ago, I went to a tool show at the New Scotland Armory. At the time, I didn't have much of a workshop but I always liked tools so I went to just look around.

Brandon Aveyard, 28, a Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate, is in a coma, with people on both coasts of the country raising money for him to return to the Capital Region.


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