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JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown mourns death of Mayor Julius

City of Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius died Thursday evening at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, according to local officials and deputy city Clerk Mary Jo Smith.

Kelly Center fellows study meaning of ‘wilderness,’ female writers

NISKAYUNA

Kelly Center fellows study meaning of ‘wilderness,’ female writers

On the back patio of the Kelly Adirondack Center last week, Sydney Paluch sat in an Adirondack chair with her laptop, surrounded by tall pines and hardwoods, working on a study of female authors.

Hot-air balloon crash in Texas kills 16, officials say

LOCKHART, Texas

Hot-air balloon crash in Texas kills 16, officials say

A hot-air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught fire and crashed in central Texas today, federal officials said, and the local authorities said no one had survived.

Study proposes steps to better ensure police officers’ safety

Some of the recommendations amount to common-sense safety steps. In about 1 of 5 traffic fatalities that researchers examined, the officer killed was not wearing a seat belt.

List of big-name Republicans supporting Clinton grows

List of big-name Republicans supporting Clinton grows

While some Republicans have refused to endorse Donald Trump, others have gone a step further and thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton.

4 Zika cases in Florida are first tied to local mosquitoes

4 Zika cases in Florida are first tied to local mosquitoes

The CDC and Florida officials said that for now, the area of concern is limited to a square mile in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, a gentrifying area with restaurants and art galleries just north of downtown.

As corn devours prairies, greens reconsider biofuel mandate

More than a decade after conservationists helped persuade Congress to require adding corn-based ethanol and other biofuels to gasoline, some groups regret the resulting agricultural runoff in waterways and conversion of prairies to cropland -- improving the odds that lawmakers might seek changes to the program next year.

What an orangutan's grunts mean for humans

What an orangutan's grunts mean for humans

Though it's understood generally that apes can communicate, some believe spoken language is a uniquely Homo sapiens trait.

Housing boom spurs Canadian lumber surge as U.S. mulls import duty

Housing boom spurs Canadian lumber surge as U.S. mulls import duty

Lumber prices are off to their biggest rally in more than a decade, touching a 19-month high last week as demand increased from builders.

Brooklyn hospital’s sale, backed by de Blasio and Cuomo, draws federal scrutiny

But the outcome now appears to be under federal scrutiny, the latest subject of a sprawling investigation into fundraising and potential pay-to-play politics in New York. Federal subpoenas have been received by the health care workers union, 1199 SEIU, which has supported de Blasio and Cuomo, and by the hospital’s former owner, the State University of New York.

Alexa, what else can you do? Getting more from Amazon Echo

Alexa, what else can you do? Getting more from Amazon Echo

Pyszczymuka, who lives in Schenectady, New York, figured the Echo — Amazon’s $180 internet-connected speaker — could be connected to an app that controls a Wi-Fi-connected power plug. By plugging the air-conditioner into the smart power outlet, he could turn the air-conditioner on or off just by speaking a command to the Echo.

In tribute to son, father of fallen Muslim American soldier, offers a lesson in citizenship

In tribute to son, father of fallen Muslim American soldier, offers a lesson in citizenship

Khan, 27, died on June 8, 2004, after he told his men to take cover and then tried to stop a suicide bomber outside the gates of his base in Baqouba. And Thursday night, speaking about his son at the Democratic National Convention, Khan gave a voice to Muslim Americans outraged by the anti-Muslim pronouncements of the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump.

Chris Sizemore, whose multiple personality disorder was filmed as 'The Three Faces of Eve,' dies at 89

Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, Sizemore retreated from publicity and lived anonymously for much of her life in Northern Virginia while raising a family.

Lobster supplier falls on sword

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

Lobster supplier falls on sword

A New England supplier has taken the blame for shipping undersized lobsters to Price Chopper distribution centers in New York, a mistake that led state authorities to seize over 800 lobsters on Tuesday from one such center in Schenectady.

The second act of Tencendur

SARATOGA SPRINGS

The second act of Tencendur

Ran in 2015 Kentucky Derby

Hey, your NFL team could win it all ...

Hey, your NFL team could win it all ...

It's summer. Dream your dream.

Local youth golfers shine at Gazette NIE Junior Golf Championship

SCHENECTADY

Local youth golfers shine at Gazette NIE Junior Golf Championship

High temperatures, low scores

Does Brown have another Travers' horse in Connect?

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Does Brown have another Travers' horse in Connect?

Trainer could be loading up

Jim Dandy has Belmont's best . . . and the favorite

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Jim Dandy has Belmont's best . . . and the favorite

Creator and Destin to duel again

Walker and Streb star among stars at PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J.

Walker and Streb star among stars at PGA

Lesser names top the leader board

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