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Vietnam Wall replica set for Princetown stop this summer

PRINCETOWN

Vietnam Wall replica set for Princetown stop this summer

When the Wall That Heals — a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington — comes to Princetown this August, Doug Gray will trace his fingers along the 58,272 names chiseled into the stone and look for one in particular.

Librarians weed out books that are worn, out of date or unused

Librarians weed out books that are worn, out of date or unused

Library books are checked out and returned every day. But what happens to books that stay on the shelf for years, never piquing patrons’ interest?

Niskayuna High School student interns get experience in the field

Niskayuna High School student interns get experience in the field

Students in the Niskayuna High School internship class — about 80 in all — choose a field to intern in, find a position and go about recording over 50 hours of experience during the yearlong course.

Rugers tap into backyard business

MALTA

Rugers tap into backyard business

Erich Ruger may not have the biggest maple syrup business in upstate New York, but he’ll argue it’s the most centrally located.

Bazaar in Amsterdam a 50-year tradition for volunteer

AMSTERDAM

Bazaar in Amsterdam a 50-year tradition for volunteer

Thedosia Krywulych has worked for her fellow Ukrainians.

Dial R for reliable

Dial R for reliable

You need to make a call, but your cell phone battery is dead and there’s no way to charge it. If that happened to you, would you know where to find the nearest pay phone? Lulu Evans would.

Tourism chief eager to show off Schoharie County’s charms

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Tourism chief eager to show off Schoharie County’s charms

Nick Castellanos has always loved to visit new places, and now, he’s helping other people explore Schoharie County.

St. Patrick's Day parade: 'Everyone is Irish today'

ALBANY

St. Patrick's Day parade: 'Everyone is Irish today'

Megan O’Toole of Delmar has attended more St. Patrick’s Day parades in Albany than she can count. “I’ve lost track,” O’Toole said today, decked out in shamrocks and the color green from head to toe. Part of the fun was watching her son and granddaughter participate in the 66th annual event.

Gatherings aim to make death a less-taboo topic

CAPITAL REGION

Gatherings aim to make death a less-taboo topic

In 25 years of practice, elder law attorney Del Salmon has counseled countless people through things like estate planning, wills and trusts, and Medicaid qualification.

Discussion on faith, feminism set Sunday

The Congregation Agudat Achim on Sunday will host a luncheon and a panel discussion on the topic of feminism and faith.

‘Mr. Smith’ helps speaker spark political, civic debate

Jami Floyd would like to help make the world a better place, but she realizes that as a journalist she is limited.

NISKAYUNA

Panel to address faith and feminism Sunday

The discussion will be centered around the book “Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women on Why We Stay” by Gina Messina-Dysert.

Glenville teen rower sets sights on Paralympics

GLENVILLE

Glenville teen rower sets sights on Paralympics

At the age of 15, Isaac French knows the value of never giving up.

Words of advice on colonoscopies: Just do it

Words of advice on colonoscopies: Just do it

Colonoscopy. Many people hate the word. They hate the meaning of the word — an invasive examination that inspects the colon for small growths called polyps.

Former Miss New York recalls the work, fun of pageants

Former Miss New York recalls the work, fun of pageants

When Dione Robinson was crowned Miss New York in 1994, her gown was pink and sparkly and her life was just beginning.

Miss Colonial Days Pageant encourages volunteerism

Miss Colonial Days Pageant encourages volunteerism

Crowns, gowns and party dresses. Courage and self-confidence. There are two pageants in Fulton County next weekend, and the events are expected to draw hundreds of people to the Glove Theatre and Fonda-Fultonville High School.

St. Adalbert's Polish Dancers set sights on Krakow

SCHENECTADY

St. Adalbert's Polish Dancers set sights on Krakow

Peppy Polish music filled the air and colorful Polish dresses swirled on the stage Saturday as a local group of youth performed the dances of their ancestral country.

At Schenectady church, a reminder of Easter season

SCHENECTADY

At Schenectady church, a reminder of Easter season

A small but dedicated group of Christian faithful turned out at St. George's Episcopal Church Saturday morning for a reminder of the reason for the Easter season.

40-mile multiuse trail eyed along Schoharie Creek

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

40-mile multiuse trail eyed along Schoharie Creek

Schoharie Area Long Term and Schoharie County planners have begun exploring the idea of creating a nearly 40-mile mixed-use trail along the Schoharie Creek.

Atypical winter alters routine for nature’s creatures

Atypical winter alters routine for nature’s creatures

It hasn’t been a normal winter. With light snowfall and only a handful of bitter cold days, deer and other wildlife have tolerated the cold weather months. Some have even prospered.

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