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SCHOHARIE — Stacey DeLaney, the principal of Schoharie Junior-Senior High School, votes every day for her school’s team, vying for thousands of dollars of tech equipment in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow technology grant competition.

She checks the scores in the “People’s Choice Vote” several times a day.

GUILDERLAND — Two school board members whose terms are up — Richard Weisz and Denise Eisele — will not seek re-election in May. Emilio Genzano, who was appointed to fill a vacancy and then elected to a one-year term, will run.

American history must be woven of many distinct threads

Human societies create calendars. We mark our days.


ALBANY COUNTY — According to Donald Hyman, black history is American history.

Hyman, a social studies teacher, dedicates his time to teaching all members of the community about African-American history.


NEW SCOTLAND — When Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy announced in January that he planned to appoint Darrell Duncan as commissioner of public works, the town of New Scotland had no deputy highway superintendent.


GUILDERLAND — Setting the school calendar for next year has proved a challenge.

The school board will vote at its next meeting on one of two proposals.


ALTAMONT — The state comptroller audited Altamont last year and found that too few people were responsible for the village’s finances.


GUILDERLAND — New Director Jeffrey Folmer says more people need to “discover the Discovery Center.”

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, which opened five years ago, provides an introduction to, and education about, the Pine Bush Preserve, one of the only remaining examples of an inland pine barrens.


GUILDERLAND — The planning board here voted unanimously last week to approve Veli Hysenllari's controversial subdivision on Fletcher Road, despite the protests of outspoken neighbors.

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BERNE — Carson Dorward carefully, oh, so carefully, cradled a dried gourd covered with an old blue fishing net laced with African seashells. He gently shook the hollow gourd, and the rhythmic sound resonated across his Berne classroom.

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