The original plan, presented July 1, had been modified to include roughly $770,000 from federal pandemic allocations. This would reduce the annual tax increase from the original $64 for the median $299,000 house in Guilderland to $52. “I think we should ask for more in the capital project …,” said school board member Rebecca Butterfield; several board members agreed.

 

 

Opinion

My brother-in-law, who lives in Vietnam, urgently wants to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — but can’t. Vaccine in Vietnam is hard to come by as it is in many nations around the world.

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Regional

Throughout the week, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy has not reported more than four new cases of COVID-19 in any single day. And on Tuesday, for the first time in 10 months, he reported zero new cases. On Wednesday, McCoy announced that the county had marked another milestone with 60 percent of its 307,117 residents fully vaccinated.

Hilltowns

The Westerlo Democratic Committee, in a town where voters skew Democratic, is backing three GOP town board candidates for November.