Children who take swimming lessons have an 88-percent reduction in risk of drowning, according to a study from the National Institute of Health. This new Hilltown program stresses water safety.

Knox is looking to sign up more people for check-ins with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, though county officials say they already have an outreach effort.

A request for a speed-limit reduction was met with disappointment in Knox. But an expert believes speed-limit reductions are not always the answers for traffic safety.

Firefighters say requiring sprinklers in new homes would save lives. Realtors say installing such systems should be a matter of personal choice not a government requirement.

GUILDERLAND — The town of Guilderland was the only municipality in the Capital Region to make it onto an annual list, produced by a home-security company, of “50 Safest Cities in New York Report.”

The Voorheesville Central School District, after a forum on Tuesday where the audience wasn’t much larger than the district’s safety committee, continues to try to gauge community thought on hiring a sheriff’s deputy to be stationed in the schools come fall.

Standing six rows deep, most of the students at Guilderland High School took part in Wednesday’s national walkout, exactly one month after the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida. 

 Voorheesville Central School District

Instead of a walkout, students from Voorheesville chose to commemorate the lives of the victims of the Parkland massacre at a school assembly

Sanari Ismail

Sanari Ismail of Farnsworth Middle School thinks that students should be able to feel safe at school. The national walkout was set to be exactly one month from the date of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died.

ALBANY COUNTY — Mary Tanner-Richter, the Vehicular Crimes Unit Bureau Chief for the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, has been named as one of two Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors for the State of New York through the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s Highway Safety Program.


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