Anne Hayden Harwood

GUILDERLAND — Greulich’s Market, on Carman Road, a neighborhood grocery for 61 years, closed in late July when it faced financial troubles, and this week, owner Bonnie Greulich was arrested for issuing bad checks.

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GUILDERLAND — Simon and Edna Litten aren’t living off the grid yet, but they’re getting closer.

The couple lives in a house on Main Street in Altamont and had solar panels installed on the south-facing roof of their barn four years ago. According to Mrs. Litten, they expect the system to have paid for itself by 2020.

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GUILDERLAND — Scott LoBaido travels the country painting American flags in tribute to those who protect his freedom.

This week, he painted a three-dimensional mural on the brick wall of Town ‘N’ Country Lanes, on Western Avenue, to honor Major General Harold J. Greene, who was shot and killed in Afghanistan in August.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Town Board and the Altamont Village Board of Trustees each approved resolutions, with all affirming votes on Tuesday, to annex 52 acres of land from Guilderland to the village.

“He always loved to look at things from the historic perspective,” said Mr. Persico's wife, Sylvia LaVista Persico, this week. “He liked the investigative work involved in being a historian.”

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The same night that he was released, Guilderland Police observed Hawes driving while intoxicated at 1810 Western Ave.

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GUILDERLAND — A Florida man was arrested on Friday night after he was found asleep at the wheel of his truck, which was parked in a driving lane on Western Avenue.

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GUILDERLAND — Michael Cahill hopes to generate drive-in traffic in the auto repair shop he recently opened in his hometown.

A McKownville resident for more than 30 years, he opened Cahill’s Auto Garage, at 1436 Western Ave., 10 days ago.

“We actually started as more of a holistic health practice 35 years ago,” said Father Peter Young this week. “We’re sort of trying to go back to our roots now.”

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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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