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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds ice anglers to use caution and common sense as ice-fishing season begins across much of New York State. The DEC outlines these guidelines in a recent release.

The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society called an Albany Code Blue alert for Nov. 21 and 22.

The trigger for an Albany Code Blue alert has changed from prior years – it is now 29 degrees or lower, including windchill. The Albany Code Blue season runs from Nov. 15 to March 15.

More than $325 million in funding is available to help elderly and low- and moderate-income New Yorkers heat their homes this winter. Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program, known as HEAP, were accepted beginning Nov. 14.

My empty canning jars are stockpiled and ready for harvest season. I saved them all year, filling a few here and there with pickles from a friend’s leftover cucumbers and jam from a couple pints of strawberries. The majority, however, sit empty. I set out last week to rectify that with some donated elderberries.

VOORHEESVILLEVoorheesville villagers who remember sledding down Tork’s Hill on Route 156 across from the firehouse years ago are excited to learn that it will be open

Kaitlyn Drobner last Thursday said she came up with the coat drive Katie’s Koats, now in its third year, when she visited New York City and saw a homeless veteran.

The early snowfall this season has created outdoor scenes dusted with white and wrung more beauty from the throes of fall.

Snow was piled high and displaced in any way to clear for pedestrians and cars amid the dumping of winter weather in February.

The Capital Region felt the brunt of a large winter storm on Thursday and Friday that stirred the pity of the nation as many, sometimes dozens of inches of snow covered the already buried ground. Children and their parents donned ice skates and brought sleds to the Berne Town Park on Saturday, Feb. 15, where they played and more flakes fell throughout the morning. Just a few miles away, South Berne had been given 27 inches of snow from the storm by Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.  

The Empire State Winter Games lasted from Feb. 6 to 9 and featured athletes from across the state in Olympic events in a region that has twice hosted the international games.

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