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2013-07-31 23:31:07

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has initiated breeding-season bird banding stations in coordination with the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship), a program coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The findings will also contribute to a global investigation of environmental contamination by the Biodiversity Research Institute and The Nature Conservancy. Albany, NY...

2012-04-11 23:02:09

Senior Services of Albany and Schoharie Recovery, Inc. have been selected by the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) as the 2012 “charities of choice” for the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge event, to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:25 p.m. in Albany, N.Y. Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 Senior Services of Albany and Schoharie Recovery, Inc. have been selected by the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) as the 2012 “charities of choice” for the...

2012-02-01 17:10:00

CDPHP® recently raised $23,000 during its eleventh annual holiday appeal to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York´s BackPack Program. With support from local businesses, the community, and campaigns like the CDPHP Holiday Appeal, the Backpack Program has expanded to now serve more than 341 students in 18 local schools in Albany, Columbia, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Warren counties. Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 CDPHP®...

2011-05-23 08:50:00

New application to raise funds to benefit area food bank LATHAM, N.Y., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sunmark Federal Credit Union, a full-service, community chartered credit union serving those who live and work in Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie and Rensselaer counties, has created a mobile video game application as part of a year-long fundraising effort to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The new mobile game, officially titled...

2008-08-01 15:00:45

By ASHLEY KINDERGAN, STAFF WRITER The Stanhope school district will demand that former Schools Superintendent Nicholas P. Brown, who currently holds the same title in New Milford, pay back more than $65,000 in sick and vacation time received when he resigned from the Sussex County district. The district told an audience of some 50 residents about its plan Wednesday night during a review of how it is going to correct financial missteps documented in a June report from the Office of Fiscal...

2008-07-10 09:00:19

By Tim O'Brien, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. Jul. 10--ALBANY -- Fifty more people are calling Schenectady home. But 431 people left Albany. The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population estimates Wednesday, with the data showing the predictable trend: Most suburbs continue to gain as cities see further slides -- with some exceptions. In Schenectady, the latest figures show the population growing from 61,481 in 2006 to 61,531 last year. That's still down from where the city...

2007-09-11 06:00:47

By Jennifer Patterson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Sep. 11--DUANESBURG -- After an extensive search, longtime educator and public school administrator Christine Crowley has been named the new superintendent of the Duanesburg School District. The Board of Education selected Crowley for the position vacated in March by Mark Villanti, who served as superintendent for six years. Villanti is now superintendent at the Haldane Central School District in Cold Spring, Putnam County. Former school...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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