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The Empire State Games have continued on in Lake Placid despite the lack of state funding for the last two years.

This year, however, the Games faced a dearth of something even more important than funding — snow.

Michele Von Haugg struggled to find time in her busy life to promote herself. We scheduled an interview for 11:30 on Friday night because that’s when she finished her restaurant job. We talked into the wee hours of the morning.

VOORHEESVILLE — Jacob Hooper, who killed David Concordia when he ran a red light in Albany last October, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday.

ALBANY COUNTY — Randy Whitten is the second man to plead guilty to charges stemming from the theft of a dog in Guilderland.

In December, Robert Genovese pleaded to the same charge of second-degree burglary.

ALBANY COUNTY — Dozens of farmers pleaded for the Voorheesville Farm Service Agency office to stay open during a public hearing on Tuesday morning. The 40-year-old office is among 131 offices nationwide slated to be closed.

VOORHEESVILLE — The village board passed its second resolution of the year last week, naming a different bank trustee of the $394,000 investment account for fire and rescue volunteers.

ALBANY COUNTY — The only public hearing before the federal Department of Agriculture makes a final determination on closing the Farm Service Agency office in Voorheesville will be held on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. in the agency’s Martin Road office.

GUILDERLAND — The school district on Tuesday asked those most affected by budget cuts — the students — for advice on how to proceed with next year’s spending plan.

“For the first time, we decided to go right to the source,” said Superintendent Marie Wiles.

GUILDERLAND — The school district estimates it may save about half-a-million dollars by rearranging schedules, thereby cutting some staff.

VOORHEESVILLE — The village board voted Wednesday to purchase a long-awaited new fire truck at a cost of $398,300.


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