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Volunteer EMS now paid positions

Decrease in number of volunteers leads to policy change

The Voorheesville Area Ambulance, formerly a volunteer-run organization, is now hiring a third party to pay EMS workers as a result of declining volunteerism.

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Honoring one of our own

Highway dedicated to Guilderland soldier who died in Iraq

The Town of Guilderland honored one of its own by dedicating a highway to Lt. Colonel Todd J. Clark.

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Getting to the quick of the story

Award-winning journalist pens the stories that define the Saratoga tourists may not take the time to see

Thomas Dimopoulos is no stranger on the streets of Saratoga.

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Schenectady's Little Italy pays tribute to Dan DiNicola

Local movie critic honored in second movie festival

There, on North Jay, stands Perreca’s Bakery, the crown jewel of Schenectady’s Little Italy, a fixture of the neighborhood for more than a century. From a booth inside More Perreca sits Maria Papa, who has a hand in both of the businesses that neighbor one another, where she talks about next week’s plans to pay tribute again to the late Dan DiNicola.

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The spark for change

Local teens learn the challenges of solving global issues

After a three-day human rights symposium, area teens will return to school this fall with ideas of starting new clubs, beginning fundraising campaigns and raising awareness.

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Still going crazy

Heart continues to define women’s role in Rock

Known and revered as trailblazers in the male dominate world of rock and roll, Ann and Nancy Wilson not only blazed the way for Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Madonna and the rock maidens that followed, they maintain their relevance nearly 40 years after going crazy on us all.

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Breathing new life into our cities

Grant will help fund art project focused on attracting investors to blighted areas

As people, we have a natural tendency to personify inanimate objects that have become a part of our everyday lives. We name our cars, give a heartbeat to our cities and lend a spirit to our country. In similar vein, a two-person team consisting of one artist and one architect will breathe new life into select buildings abandoned throughout Albany, Schenectady and Troy in hope that art will soon imitate life.

Extension road blocked

Six years, and proposed development still at odds with town board, local residents

As the Town of New Scotland makes way for future development, the first developer to approach the board has been met with setbacks that are taking years to resolve.

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New ‘living room’ for Spa City

Community effort to save Victorian Aged church receives helping hand

Standing before dignitaries and guests inside the cathedral of the old, gothic church, Universal Preservation Hall President Teddy Foster invoked a scene from a decade ago, with the building left to rot, condemned by the city, and a wrecking ball outside its doors.

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A knight among us

Delmar native earns France’s highest honor

Local WWII Veteran Ken Bailey received France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor for his contribution to France’s liberation.

Plan for success

Weight loss is planned, not wished

It probably wouldn’t be a surprise to know the majority of people who start exercising do so because they want to lose weight.

Fashion: Protection from the sun

Best way to prevent your skin from aging is to use sunscreen

School’s out and the pool is open. You are basking in the sun with your favorite device and I am sure the first thing you thought of was your sun protection, right?

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Local mom is Ms. American Beauty

Rookie pageant contestant wins national title

As a first time beauty pageant contestant, Erin Ford of Guilderland is now the latest crowned winner of the Ms. American Beauty Pageant.

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Continuing a legacy

Initiatives to help Albany teens and youth announced

Huck Finn’s Playland marked its grand opening with a train ride and a vow to help the Albany community and its younger residents.