Can which New York county you live in determine your life expectancy? Well, it can be a factor. In a cool report compiled by the Princeton, New Jersey based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Health Population Institute, they ranked all 62 counties in New York State in order of the healthiest to the not so healthy. The annual rankings compile data from the past several years from multiple sources, such as the National Center for Health Statistics.
There was another lucky lottery winner in Albany County. It was almost a nearly three hundred million dollar winner but they were just one number off. A winning Powerball ticket was sold in Albany County worth fifty thousand dollars.
The weather is getting a little more bearable, so it is a great time to get outdoors. The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail travels along the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville. The paved path is full of families and dog walkers. People walk, run and ride bikes on the trail, so be aware!
No industry has been feeling the effects of the pandemic quite like the tourism and hospitality industry. Now there are grants set up to help those who have been affected. Here's how you can apply and receive up to five thousand dollars in grants from Albany County.