Chance Townsend’s code-enforcement certification was reinstated on Dec. 17, making him eligible for the position.

Coronavirus overview

 

 

Week XLIII: The race is on: Will vaccines outrun infections?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine into residents’ arms — as the county’s infection rate continues to top 10 percent and records for hospitalization were broken three times — was the focus of Albany County’s 43rd week of coping with the pandemic.

 

 

 

Opinion

Words can move people.

On January 6, President Donald Trump’s words moved people to violence. 

“We’re gathered together in the heart of our nation’s Capitol for one very, very basic and simple reason, to save our democracy,” Trump said.

Guilderland

Placards notifying the public that the Dutch Mill Acres Townhome application is slated to be heard at an upcoming Guilderland Town Board meeting were posted on Carman Road and Lone Pine Drive, according to an affidavit filed with the town, but no meeting date is listed on the sworn statement.   

Sports

Last Thursday, the Guilderville boys swimming team held a virtual match against Niskayuna. The combined team of Guilderland-Voorheesville won 94 to 88.

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Regional

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had spoken with local government leaders who are worried about the highly transmissible strain of COVID-19 from the United Kingdom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 52 cases of the strain, known as B.1.1.7, in the United States with 26 cases in California, 22 in Florida, two in Colorado, and one case each in Georgia and New York.

New Scotland

Acting Justice James Ferreira in his Nov. 30 decision stated that the village of Voorheesville’s zoning code was “reasonably related to legitimate government interests,” and that Stewart’s Shops had, in its court filings, “failed to establish that the Zoning Code is arbitrary, capricious, unconstitutional or unlawful.”