GUILDERLAND — An extra $1.4 million in state aid led school leaders here to recommend changes for next year’s budget — putting $740,000 into savings and adding roughly $374,000 in expenses — measures school board members largely supported in a workshop Tuesday night.

The board is slated to adopt the $93,689,600 proposal next week and voters will have their say on May 19. The current spending plan represents a 1.69-percent increase over this year’s budget and a 2.76-percent increase in the tax levy.

Opinion

As modern medical practices extend lifetimes, patients who are terminally ill should have the right to chose when and how they die.

Guilderland

The village board could have rejected outright the request to enlarge its commercial district so Stewart's could grow but has decided instead to draft a law that would change the zoning, allowing for public discussion.

New Scotland

Ninety-seven Voorheesville students opted out of the state English Language Arts tests this week, after the administration and school board gave a presentation on how the exams would be given.

Sports

Tuesday's loss to Niskayuna made for a long post-game conversation for the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team.

Hilltowns

After two years of no tax hike, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board is divided on how much to raise taxes next year.

Regional

In the last five years, 510,000 tons of solid hydraulic fracturing waste and 23,000 barrels of liquid waste were dumped in five landfills in New York State; the Albany county Legislature passed a bill to ban such dumping here.