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New blood ousts old Dem guard, chief resigns... New Urbanism comes to Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Ten years ago marked an unprecedented shift in town politics and this year saw an unexpected swing back.

Village proposes, listens, adapts plan for future

ALTAMONT — Since the village adopted a comprehensive plan last January, it has spent the year following the plan’s recommendations.

GUILDERLAND — The wall outside the library at Westmere Elementary School is plastered with memories and love — heartfelt words and poignant art created by students to honor Micki Nevett.

Dolin wins, replaces retired Clark,
town turned 175, tower OK’d, senior-housing law delayed

NEW SCOTLAND — The town turned 175 this year. Its supervisor marked the occasion by cutting a cake during the annual Heritage Day in Clarksville.

Village drowned in water issues, seniors move in, Krajewski pleads

VOORHEESVILLE — Water reigned supreme in the village this year, serving as a bargaining chip with development and a sign of intermunicipal cooperation.

VOORHEESVILLE — The village’s largest business will be getting $700,000 in incentives from the state, the Empire State Development announced this month.

Buddhists build retreat, bust goes awry, deaths rock community

BERNE — In Berne, Democrats retained their position of dominance in 2007 and residents continued their support of a senior housing complex to be built in the hamlet by developer Jeff Thomas.

KNOX — In Knox, 2007 began and ended with Town Hall.

At its first meeting of the year, the town board revisited renovation plans and, at its last meeting, adopted a conceptual plan.

WESTERLO — In 2007, Westerlo created a new planning board, moved forward with a plan for land use, and supported a low-income senior housing project in the town.

Controversy as board disagrees on issues, land-use planning
...Cass closed, former supers arrested

Cigarette thieves collared, broke into Westerlo store

WESTERLO — Two Greene County residents were arrested this week for stealing over $1,000 worth of cigarettes from M & B’s Stop ’n’ Shop in Westerlo.

GUILDERLAND — Two Guilderland men went to the hospital after their vehicles collided on Saturday morning in Fort Hunter, according to Guilderland Police.

Woman forced by gunman to drive to Guilderland bank

A 22-year-old Albany woman was robbed at gunpoint last week outside her Manning Boulevard home then forced by the man to drive to the Bank of America in Guilderland to withdraw money, police say.

Does town need to hire an attorney"

NEW SCOTLAND — Come Jan. 1, three members of the New Scotland Town Board will be lawyers, leading one resident to suggest the board could save money by not hiring a town attorney.

BERNE — In a landslide, voters gave the go ahead Tuesday for a $12.7 million project to renovate the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools — the most expensive project the district has undertaken.