Guilderland Democrats sent a mixed message Tuesday in the town’s first primary — a four-way race for two spots where the key issue was development.

Coronavirus overview


Local sales tax collections, which had dipped precipitously a year ago as the result of restrictions to contain the pandemic, in May increased by 57.8 percent over last May, the highest one-month increase in recent history, the state’s comptroller announced.





The effort to save the planet from ourselves will take all of us. We are lucky to live in a state with such a vast wilderness area and luckier still to live in the Capital Region, making it easy for us to both enjoy the Adirondacks and to contribute to the park’s prosperity and preservation.


Crossgates Mall filed an Article 7 petition against the town in July of last year, seeking a $139 million reduction on its $282.5 million tax assessment.


On Tuesday afternoon, June 15th, the Guilderland boys lacrosse team was one win away from winning their first sectional title since 2009. In the first quarter, the Dutch and the Bison traded goals in a close contest. After that, Guilderland’s offense took over and they never trailed again.



While statewide, New York reached the 70-percent mark of adults with at least one dose of vaccine, lifting restrictions, vaccination rates vary across the state. On Friday, the state’s vaccine tracker started listing the rates according to ZIP code.

In Albany County, the lowest rate of residents who have received one dose is 1222 in Albany at 7.7 percent and the highest is 12007 in Alcove at 100 percent.

New Scotland

In March, internationally-owned but locally-operated Robert Wright Disposal began offering a year of free pick-up to customers in Altamont. And now, the hauler has done away with the annual fee — $55,000 — the town of New Scotland was charged to recycle residents’ discarded items. So far this year, the town has paid approximately $24,000 in recycling tipping fees.


The laws are “based on the themes” of Westerlo’s new but not-yet-adopted comprehensive plan, said Westerlo Town Board member Matthew Kryzak at a public hearing this week.







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