Anne Hayden Harwood

ALTAMONT — Rhona Ballard Twombly, a baker, gardener, and dedicated grandmother, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 102.

Mrs. Twombly was born in Georgia, Vermont, on farmland her Ballard antecedents bought from Ira Allen, brother of Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen, in the 1780s.

The sale of the Nosh deli, facing Route 20 in front of Crossgates Mall, and purchased by Pyramid, caused widespread speculation about the mall's plans. However, a Pyramid partner said it will remain a restaurant.

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Guilderland Police arrested a 29-year-old homeless man for attempted burglaries, who then hanged himself in jail. The sheriff estimates the county's jail has one suicide a year.

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Once again, the political majority of the Senate hangs in the balance, depending on the outcome of this race and several others.

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GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Police have dealt with five homicide cases in the last 27 years.

Unlike the current investigation of murder of a family of four, the earlier Guilderland homicides, each involved one victim and were solved relatively rapidly without so many different police agencies involved.

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GUILDERLAND — On Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Guilderland Police responded to a report that a train had struck someone, and determined that the victim had committed suicide.

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GUILDERLAND — At its board meeting on Tuesday night, the town board unanimously passed a resolution to approve the Guilderland Center Pedestrian Safety Sidewalk Construction Project.

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A state report, using data from 2013, shows Hamilton Square had employees in 151 full-time equivalent positions. There was no increase in the number of employees in the shopping plaza since the project began.

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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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