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Lending a hand close to home

Town transfer station a donation site for Habitat for Humanity

Nearly eight months after the idea was first proposed, residents will now be able to donate gently-used home goods for those in need, instead of putting them by the curb for the trash.

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Local woman leaves legacy in stone

Slingerlands resident donates rock collection to miSci museum

After spending a lifetime building a 2,500 piece mineral collection, Bertha Kotlow of Slingerlands will now have parts of her collection displayed at the Museum of Science and Innovation (miSci) in Schenectady.

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Dueling chefs

“Chopped” inspired cook off unfolded at The Atria center

And the secret ingredient is: a policeman?

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The breakfast club

Two guys and a list of more than 300 diners reviewed

What started as a concerted effort between two childhood friends to remain in touch, has developed over the years as a tour of regional diners.

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Master of the board

Grogin wins title at international competition

Adam Grogin’s specialty is breaking boards.

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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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Bethlehem: Fresh faces lead GOP ticket

Party’s platform focuses on restoring town services

With younger, fresh-faced candidates, members of the town’s Republican party are hoping 2015 is their year.

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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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Train set for sale; comes with house

Delmar man’s enormous train collection created a unique real estate proposition

When Gerry Winn’s massive model train collection was too difficult to disassemble and move to his new house, he chose to do what few home sellers have done before: sell the collection and the house together.

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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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Projects underway

BC buildings finish upgrades as part of 2012-13 bond

District officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing to finish project upgrades as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative, now that summer vacation is underway.

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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.