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By Paul Grondahl, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 7--GLENVILLE -- Who'd have thought paying less than $4 a gallon for gas would bring a smile to so many faces? "It's sad that we're happy paying $3.75. It should be a lot lower," said Esther Graham of Scotia.
By Bob Gardinier, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 6--SAND LAKE -- A longtime town mining operation has decided to fight the high cost of diesel fuel by converting to other power sources.
By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--ALBANY -- Kilhari Cortina might have slept late Monday. Instead, the 10-year-old woke up at 5 a.m., brushed his teeth, put on a uniform and headed off to the first day of the new school year.
By Leigh Hornbeck, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--STILLWATER -- Eurasian milfoil, an invasive plant that creates a nuisance for boaters and swimmers, is almost under control in Saratoga Lake, according to the Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District.
By Dan Howley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 4--If you think today's teenagers are all video-game addicts shuffling aimlessly through malls in droopy blue jeans, you haven't met Jeff Knox.
By Eric Anderson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug.
By Carol DeMare, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 1--COLONIE -- Legislative approval is being sought for a buyout program for some Albany County Nursing Home employees to scale back the staff by up to 60 workers, officials said.
By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 31--GUILDERLAND -- Guilderland High School principal Michael Paolino has been put on administrative leave at the same time that teachers allege he made racist and homophobic comments about staff members.
By Cathleen F. Crowley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 30--ALBANY -- A proposed law that would let New Yorkers zoom to neighborhood-level data on cancer maps has lost direction. The bill passed both the state Assembly and the Senate, but negotiations over the bill's requirements have broken off.
By Dennis Yusko, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 30--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- State budget cuts are forcing the closure of the Friendship Connection, a social lifeline for Saratoga County's severely mentally ill for 22 years.
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