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It is hard to watch someone you care about battle cancer, says Rhonda Flansburg who is marshaling battalions of friends to help Tammy Ferriero.

Stephen Hadden, Guilderland's administrator for special programs, says that many students with disabilities, grouped together in classes, "connect and stay friends for life."

The architect hired by the Guilderland School District to design $18 million in upgrades to the district's seven buildings says the work is necessary to prevent being caught in "an emergency situation."

Thomas Delp, committee chairman for the Rensselaerville water system, said the problem of large demands from the storage tank seem to be gone now that a leak has been shut off for an unoccupied home.

Rensselaerville assessor Donna Kropp was the subject of an ethics case last year — ultimately determined to be unfounded due to missing files — brought by a complaint of Jeffry Pine, a former assessor for the town who is now  running against her in the upcoming election.

Incumbents for town judge, highway superintendent, and tax collector are running unopposed.

GUILDERLAND – One week before the town election, the two major political parties are getting aggressive with their campaigning, each slinging accusations at the other.
A candidates’ forum, scheduled for Oct. 28, was canceled, and both sides are making accusations about the other’s ads and campaign contributions.

After 12 years, Cindy Wadach is leaving a job she loves but will volunteer to help the elderly.

New Scotland's incumbents, running unopposed in the town's elections, talk about water, development, and the ambulance squad.

Westmere Fire Chief David Weiser and John Lutz Jr., head of the fire commissioners share a laugh as they uncouple the fire hose Saturday to officially open the doors on the departments new $5 million firehouse. Standing alongside Commissioner Lutz are the other fire commissioners: Bob Dinovo Sr., Sean Maguire, and David Juron.

Voorheesville School District residents will vote on Dec. 17 whether or not to pay for a new high school roof and upgraded technology.

VOORHEESVILLE — After a long and bitter dispute, the village board said Tuesday that it will let the contract with the Voorheesville Area Ambulance Squad quietly expire on Dec. 31 so that it can begin using a different rescue service.

Children trailing colorful balloons carted picture books down Helderberg Trail in wagons and wheelbarrows, accompanied by their relatives, to the new home of the Berne Public Library on Oct. 19. They ran, rode, and strolled from the old library at Town Hall to their resting place inside the former St.