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April 8, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — While the building at 24 Prospect Ave. may be blue, a walk around back shows it has actually gone “green.” Clearly visible on the roof are the solar panels for a . more »»

Birthplace Reborn

April 1, 2012 AMSTERDAM — Even before entering the recently renovated maternity unit at St. Mary’s Healthcare — known as The Birthplace — a person will see smiling children, happy parents and even flowers. more »»

Early Buzz

March 25, 2012 The mild winter that has given many Northern farmers a break from shoveling and a welcome chance to catch up on maintenance could lead to a tough spring as many pests that would normally freeze have... more »»

Cutting-edge medicine

March 18, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Since starting work in the area last summer, Dr. Jian Shen has done more than 200 spinal surgeries. Shen — who does procedures at Nathan Littauer Hospital and St. more »»

Ivy’s Tale

March 11, 2012 On a recent visit to the PetSmart in Amsterdam, Ivy the pit bull was her usual self: calm, happy and interested more in relaxing than running around. Her owners, T.J. more »»

Anti-smoking cuts

March 4, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes cutting $5 million from the current $41.4 million for state anti-smoking programs this year as he contends with a nearly $2 billion deficit. more »»

Slicing sodium

February 26, 2012 Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. more »»

Learning Connections

February 19, 2012 Local school districts are using new avenues to increase communication with parents. Last month, the Northville Junior/Senior High School web-based parent portal was activated. more »»

Snoozing connection

February 12, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Sleep disorders can not only affect a person’s health, they can hurt their relationships as well. Dr. more »»

Sweeping for safety

February 5, 2012 With fires blazing and smoke traveling up chimneys all across the region at this time of year, it is important people make sure their chimneys are clean. more »»

Hiking to New Heights

January 29, 2012 PERTH — Jim Higgins Jr. was looking for a challenge after hiking to the top of the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. more »»

Seeing Confusion

January 22, 2012 Shauna Glenn Zemken, an optometrist who works in Fort Plain, said many people are confused about glaucoma and what causes the disease. more »»

Fitting Beginning

January 15, 2012 Still in the first month of the new year, there already are plenty of people heading to fitness centers looking to get into shape. more »»

Cutting attention

January 8, 2012 Across the nation, there is a renewed interest in butchers and their skills. Knowing your butcher used to be a key factor in putting tasty food on the table. more »»

Recycling rechargeables

January 1, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — On Dec. 5, it became illegal to dispose of most rechargeable batteries in landfills in New York state. more »»

Weaving gifts

December 24, 2011 GLOVERSVILLE — While other people have to buy gifts, William Wilson has gifts he can make himself. Wilson, 82, has been handmaking tightly woven baskets for more than 20 year. more »»

Sweet concern

December 18, 2011 While a TV report raised questions about the trace amount of arsenic in apple juice, health officials say there are other reasons parents need to make sure their children are not drinking too much o... more »»

Healthy giving

December 11, 2011 Local food pantries — like many national ones — are making sure families have some healthy options for food this holiday season. more »»

Meaningful gifts

December 4, 2011 When it comes to finding gifts for people of the Christian or Jewish faith, there are a variety of unusual and interesting items available. more »»

Hale Hadassah

November 27, 2011 GLOVERSVILLE — The local chapter of Hadassah is still going strong, as evidenced by the turnout as their recent 30th annual craft fair. more »»



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