When the sheriff, after getting a tip on drug trafficking, was ready to go in with the search warrant, a flurry of activity, which he didn’t anticipate, was going on at the motel.

Opinion

At the heart of our storytelling is the record we create — in words and images — of lives lived in our community. We record heartbreaking losses, inspiring victories, and the range of everyday life in between.

Guilderland

For two hours, school board members wrestled with ways to heed calls to restore cut staff for valued programs but ultimately followed the counsel of administrators not to further tap reserve funds.

New Scotland

A special-use permit to build a house in an industrial zone has neighbors balking; not at the possibility of a house, but at what they see as a property in disarray. They are hoping the New Scotland planning board places conditions on the permit to keep the property tidy.

Sports

Until last Friday, the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team hadn't lost to a Suburban Council opponent since April 20, 2007.

Hilltowns

The area along Route 156 is called "mixed-use" zoning, where residential and commercial uses are allowed. The law is set up with planning board oversight, with the aim to sustain the historic qualities of the district.

Regional

The Rotterdam developer, George Amedore, and the Duanesburg sheep farmer, Cecilia Tkaczyk,  will square off again, but this time Tkaczyk has a two-year Senate record to run on.