So far, Rensselaer County has tested 17 private wells in Poestenkill. Four are at or above the standard of 10 parts per trillion. Nine wells showed no signs of PFOA, and four wells are below the standard.
The city of Pittsfield is investigating what appears to be a COVID-19 cluster. They say it appears to be coming from the post office on Fenn Street. Four employees at that location tested positive for COVID-19 since September 28.
The Schenectady schools superintendent sent a letter home this week, concerned about an uptick in violence at the high school.
The district says they have seen an increase in students fighting, cutting class and even vaping. The district wants parents to talk to their children.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing concern that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren't as protected as those given two-dose brands.