GUILDERLAND — Julian LeVine is 93 and completely blind, he says. He has also had a stroke, and his memory isn’t good. So when the plumber his son had hired to do some repairs around his Guilderland home took the $600 he was given for parts and never returned, the elder LeVine was “very disappointed.”

“It’s pretty bad,” said Julian LeVine. “It’s bad enough when you steal from people who can see, but when you steal from people who can’t? It’s awful. How low can you go?”

Membership in the Guilderland Chamber of commerce plummeted with Obamacare, but is stable now with a focus local business, says the chamber's president who is leaving for a new job.

GUILDERLAND — Two town golf-course employees resigned and their supervisor was demoted, in the wake of a state comptroller’s audit of town of Guilderland employee compensation and benefits. The comptroller’s report, issued this month, covered the period from Jan. 1, 2014 to Jan. 31, 2015.

“During that time, you’re on your own,” said Captain Daniel McNally of the Guilderland Police.

He was referring to the minutes between a 9-1-1 call and the arrival of police. The national average is said to be three minutes, he said, “but I would argue it’s more than that.”

Jianwei Zhang, a Guilderland parent who works at the University at Albany, introduced inquiry-based science instruction to the elementary school where students learn by collaboration.

A quick-thinking student helped when his school bus driver fell ill and the bus meandered off the road.

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