Anne Hayden Harwood

“The charter would leave it up to the legislators to determine how large the legislature should be and that’s like putting the wolves in charge of the hen house,” Grimm said.

Connolly said she briefly considered pulling out of the race after losing the primary election, but she still has the endorsement of the Conservative and Independence parties, and had a lot of verbal support when she campaigned door-to-door.

“We are trying to make sure veterans’ groups reach out to the state to communicate how important it can be for the treatment of PTSD,” Clenahan said, of medical marijuana.

“I think, if someone could go make $15 an hour at McDonald’s, but then make $10 an hour as a home-health aid, you’re going to lose people in those important jobs,” said Feeney.

Food Allergy Research and Education initiated the Teal Pumpkin Project to help keep the one in 13 children in the United States suffering from a food allergy safe on Halloween.

The budget proposes a standard 2.5-percent raise for all town employees, and no new positions were eliminated or created.

EAST BERNE — Elizabeth “Betty” Clarke O’Hanlon died peacefully, the same way she lived her life, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital after a long illness. She was 96.

Mrs. O’Hanlon was born on Oct. 6, 1919, the oldest child of Thomas and Emma Clarke of Rensselaer.

GUILDERLAND — After a trial, a Slingerlands man, who burned a female victim’s lingerie, was found guilty of arson on Sept. 28 in Albany County Court in front of Judge Peter Lynch, according to the district attorney’s office.

Officers located Basile near the reported scene and he was taken into custody.

“We are aware that the residents pay our salaries,” Cataldo said. “We want to take care of them.”


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