In October, engineer Richard Straut, who pulls double-duty as Voorheesville’s mayor, recommended that Altamont study the introduction of potassium ferrate into the drinking water at the Brandle Road site. 

Charles van Wie told The Enterprise this week, after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets put out a notice about a batch of chocolate milk from his farm that was recalled due to improper pasteurization, that the milk is “totally perfect.”

According to a 2022 study conducted by researchers at Albany Medical Center, crisis pregnancy centers in New York State — which attempt to steer people away from abortion, and often have religious affiliations — rely heavily on misinformation and obfuscation to further their mission.

Scientists at Albany Medical College are working with scientists at the University of Wisconsin to find a signature, in blood samples, to identify patients who are most vulnerable to long COVID.

According to the most recent report on Albany County’s wastewater surveillance, covering the two-week period from Nov. 28 to Dec. 14, the trends show an increase from Albany’s North and South plants and Guilderland’s plant while showing a decrease for Bethlehem’s plant. For Albany’s North Plant, South Plant, and the town of Guilderland, the detection level suggests a daily case incidence of more than 50 cases per 100,000 people, the report says.

Statewide, COVID hospitalizations are far more prevalent than they have been for months. Albany is one of 20 counties labeled with a “medium” rate and, for the first time, seven of New York’s 62 counties are labeled as having a “high” rate of COVID hospitalizations.

Meanwhile, the state’s health department, which tracks the distribution of COVID-19 variants statewide, has charted an uptick of new cases since early November.

February was the last time the number of new cases was this high in New York state, according to information reported by the state’s health department

ALBANY COUNTY — In a three-step system, Albany County has moved this week from “low,” where it was ranked all summer, to “medium” for COVID-19 hospital admissions.

ALBANY COUNTY — On Sept. 20, the Biden administration announced it would once again set up a system so that free at-home tests for COVID-19 can be delivered through the United States Postal Service.


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