Letters to the Editor

Great thanks must be extended to the memory and spirits of Emma Treadwell and John Boyd Thacher. Their initial philanthropic gift of the place known as “Indian Ladder; inspired many other succeeding individuals and groups to dedicate their time and efforts to the growth of our John Boyd Thacher State Park.

To the Editor:

What's getting lost in all the conversations about Common Core, standardized testing, teacher evaluations, funding, and the power politics in the educational establishment is the real world in which the students will ultimately have to live.

To the Editor:

On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Guilderland Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team is hosting a tournament at Guilderland High School.  Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Rodino Family to assist them as they continue to deal with the effects of Huntington's Disease.

By the mid-19th Century, the famous Indian Ladder Region of the Helderberg had become a vacation-seeker’s paradise. Escaping the summer heat of the city for the elevated cool mountain breezes and fresh air of forest and field became a habit for many travelers in search of rest and recreation.

To the Editor:

The highlight of this year’s Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour on Sept. 13 and 14 will be a tour within a tour within a tour.