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ALBANY — Erick Westervelt, who just last fall was studying at the University at Albany and aspiring to be a police officer, was convicted Wednesday afternoon of second-degree murder.

ALBANY — Jennifer Gray felt both relief and sadness Wednesday, as a jury handed down a guilty verdict to Erick Westervelt, the man prosecutors say killed Gray’s brother, Timothy.

ALBANY — Jason Kutey was expressionless Friday as he slowly walked with a guard through the Albany County courtroom. He looked pale in his orange jumpsuit and his hands and feet were manacled.

GUILDERLAND — A roadblock was set up outside of Altamont Wednesday morning as Guilderland Police searched for a man whom they say attacked a Danvers Street woman.

GUILDERLAND — A massive protest from rural landowners melted into words of praise at a hearing last week on a plan to preserve open space in western Guilderland.

GUILDERLAND — Honey buns and fruit gummies are out.

GUILDERLAND — The school board bid a fond farewell last Tuesday to two of its long-time leaders — William Brinkman and David Picker — while learning there will be a contest for new leadership.

GUILDERLAND -- The planning board last week approved a site plan for the popular but legally-mired senior housing project proposed for Brandle Road. The board also approved a plan for an assisted-living facility off Windingbrook Drive.

By Maggie Gordon

GUILDERLAND — The King’s Wok in 20 Mall stayed open until half-an-hour before its normal closing time Monday night, despite the six-hour-long power outage.

By Maggie Gordon

GUILDERLAND — The fastest bird on the planet is making a comeback and a Guilderland biologist has played a part in the success story.

NEW SCOTLAND — After a year with postponements and surprise roadbumps along the way, Michael Saccocio of Schenectady received a long-awaited variance from the zoning board this Tuesday.

KNOX—A Knox man has been charged with manslaughter and drunk driving after a crash resulted in the death of a Binghamton professor.
"He didn’t have a chance," Albany County Sheriff James Campbell told The Enterprise.

BERNE—After months of bitter protests from citizens who objected both to new zoning and to a Stewart’s in the hamlet, the Stewart’s company has withdrawn its proposal to build a convenience store and gas station in Berne.

By Maggie Gordon
BERNE — Gordon "Gordy" Clapper regularly drives the Berne-Knox-Westerlo late bus — always with his wife, Sharon, in the front seat of the bus.