Melissa Hale-Spencer

 A student who killed his mother in 2001 planned to attack the high school, the cop now stationed at the school told the board last week during a presentation on safety. This was the first public mention of such an attack, surprising the board president.

The Guilderland school district will get a check as part of settlement money for several states paid by a Long Island tech company for double billing for software maintenance.

High school students explore reality as they perform in a Lucille Fletcher thriller.

Stoic men, many of them soldiers, silently wept when a father spoke of his son being killed in action. He wept, too, and said later that the contribution to the Wounded Warriors Program hit home.

Sixteen months ago, a speeding driver in Altamont turned out to have illegal drugs and $4,000 cash in his car. The Voorheesville man was coming from music festival Camp Bisco, police said.

To change or not to change was the question in Knox elections this year. The answer: All incumbents kept their posts.

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."

The two most recently appointed councilmen are up for election, as well as Keith Wright, the town's highway superintendent, and Kenneth Mackey, a town judge.

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