Anne Hayden Harwood

ALTAMONT — The Giraffe Menagerie is a big draw for kids at The Altamont Fair because they get to feed a variety of animals, including Twiggs.

Twiggs is the Coronas family’s 16-year-old giraffe. They have owned him, as part of their Coronas of Hollywood show, since he was 3.

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GUILDERLAND — The St. Boniface Episcopal Church is growing, in square footage, and, Father Steven Scherck hopes, in membership.

Scherck has been the rector at the church, located at 5148 Western Ave., for five years, but said the need for the building’s improvements were apparent long before that.

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Prospect Hill Cemetery, which has been a town landmark since the 1850s, is facing financial difficulties.

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The owner of Disc-connected K9s, which performs tricks with dogs at the fair, was once an Ultimate Frisbee world champion. 

After Birth is not a memoir, but the author's second novel got its impetus from her own experience as a new mother moving to a new town. It is set to be published in February.

GUILDERLAND — Major General Harold J. Greene, who was shot and killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, was, from a young age, someone who could command a crowd.

His father, Harold F. Greene, recalled to The Enterprise the days in the hospital just after his son’s birth, 55 years ago.

GUILDERLAND — Douglas C. Lawton, a dedicated firefighter and a loving man of few words, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with his loving family by his side, after a valiant three-year battle with colon cancer. He was 57.

Mr. Lawton was born on April 26, 1957, to Charlotte M. Lawton and the late Donald “K” Lawton.

“It’s a neighborhood icon," said Berry Ahearn, who has for 30 years walked to the store to shop. "It’s always been there. I can’t imagine life without it.”

GUILDERLAND — Dr. Milford Becker, veterinarian, put in writing, before his death, that he wanted his land preserved. Now, seven years after he died, his wish is coming true.

GUILDERLAND — After four years of meetings and discussions, the Zoning Review Committee has submitted to the town board a document containing proposed changes to the zoning code.

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