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Youth share their stories, both sad and hopeful

I dropped in on the Schenectady County Youth Summit on Wednesday because I was interested in hearing teenagers and young adults talk about their lives — their struggles, but also their successes.

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Summer Concert Picks

I still can’t quite wrap my mind around the fact that Dr. John is performing for free in Albany.


Nest and egg season arrives

It’s egg season, and our nesting friends are planning families. We usually like to schedule haircuts outside this time of year so the birds can grab something soft for their nests. I think I’ll tackle the heads of my husband and son this weekend.

Food Forum

Herbs easy to care for, garnish food, add flavor

I have a small garden in a sunny patch behind the back porch that’s dedicated to useful and beautiful edible plants.


A long cool spring finally bursts into bloom

While I can rue my northern home while driving through southern Saratoga County and into Schenectady — where the lilacs are blooming — at least I’m not in the central Adirondacks, where it can be 10 degrees colder than at my house.

Today on the Internet

A Chewbacca mask goes viral

It started with a mask of an iconic Star Wars character.

Foss Forward

PFOA questions warrant hearing

Perhaps I’m just overly suspicious, but I often interpret state leaders’ reluctance to do something as a sign that it’s probably worth doing.

Type A to Z

Mom’s touching memoriams keep daughter’s memory alive

I’ll always remember the photograph of Lindsay Gabrielle Plant.

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