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Library surveys public for ideas

VOORHEESVILLE – The Voorheesville Public Library is hoping to generate "some good conversation" around town about its future, says Gail Sacco, the library’s director.

Berne proposes $2M budget

BERNE — Berne’s preliminary budget for 2008 totals $1.95 million, with about $737,000 to be raised from taxes.

Supervisor Kevin Crosier said taxes will decrease by 1 percent due to the town’s assessed value.

WESTERLO — The town’s preliminary 2008 budget totals $2.4 million, with $982,000 to be raised from taxes. The proposal is about $110,000 more than this year’s budget and represents a 4.6- percent increase over 2007.

NEW YORK CITY — After writing her first play, Amanda Ronconi was likened to Lucille Ball, the charismatic redheaded actress of America’s yesteryears, in a New York Times review.

Number of patients at W’lo’s Perkins center

County expands services to the elderly

ALBANY COUNTY — Elderly residents may be staying in their own homes rather than moving into nursing homes as a trend toward home care continues in the county.

Neighbor objects as Lucarelli plans to build two homes for family

Mapping curriculum builds community

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland School District is a local leader in curriculum mapping, based on the work of Heidi Hayes Jacobs, an associate professor at Columbia University's Teachers College.

British farce provides "a riotous exercise in comedy"

GUILDERLAND — Creating side-splitting slapstick is a lot of work. Random buffoonery is a matter of strict discipline.

Residents not sure on 150-foot cell tower

NEW SCOTLAND – While public opinion varies widely over whether a 150-foot cell tower should be allowed near the town’s oldest church, sentiment sounds united for the struggling New Scotland Cemetery Association.

Two judges get Working Families bid

GUILDERLAND – Mary Norris is "a wonderful, wonderful woman" who is "always smiling," says Kathy Kavanaugh.

NEW SCOTLAND – Janna Shillinglaw is hoping to build her community and get residents more engaged and involved, she said.

NEW SCOTLAND – Beltran Masias has lived his entire life in a coffee-growing community in San Fernando, Peru. Things have changed over the years, he said.