Opinion

General Electric should pay for cleaning up the mess it made. The company must be held responsible by our government through the Environmental Protection Agency.

Guilderland

The comments at Monday’s meeting were often supportive of library staff. Some expressed warm memories of the café and its owners while others questioned their allegations of racism. Several people of color spoke, saying they had not experienced racism at the library. The most common call was one for answers on whether racism and harassment had occurred — or not. 

Abdul Jabbar, a resident of Guilderland for 13 years, said it needs to be understood whether the café closure is a matter of racism or bad business. “When it is not discrimination, we don’t call it discrimination” as that trivializes the hurt of actual discrimination, he said to resounding applause.

Sports

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Guilderland Nordic Ski Team competed in the Section 2 championships at the North Creek Ski Bowl on a cold and windy day. Guilderland will be sending four skiers to the state competition in Lake Placid.

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Regional

CHPE has deed agreements totaling over $2 million in compensation with close to 60 Albany County property owners, some of whom received no remuneration, like the county itself, to others who accepted over $1.2 million for their troubles, like the Northeastern Industrial Park. 

New Scotland

The town’s zoning board of appeals in December approved two variances for the proposed multi-family residential development at 2080 New Scotland Road, granting relief from all on-street parking required on both sides of the street and from a requirement for bike lanes. 

Hilltowns

The Berne Town Board voted 5-to-0 last week on a resolution that would allow it to sell Switzkill Farm to Albany County. The sale is subject to a permissive referendum.

 

 

 

 

 

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