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FMS team finishes second in nation

GUILDERLAND — The future is now for a trio of Farnsworth Middle School students who just won second place in a National Engineers Week competition.

GUILDERLAND — An early morning accident left a man dead on Route 20 last Thursday.

Senior overlay bill to be adopted"

NEW SCOTLAND — A senior overlay district will likely become part of the town’s landscape.

Big box to open in New Scotland"

NEW SCOTLAND — After years on the market, the old Bender melon farm might have a buyer.

Group sues to protect farmland

RENSSELAERVILLE — Rensselaerville Farmland Protection, a small group of residents, has sued the town over its new zoning ordinance.

WESTERLO — As Westerlo’s planning board works on a plan for the town’s future, farmers came to Town Hall last Thursday to hear from an expert on farmland protection.

Recalled meat dumped at BKW

BERNE — While some local media reported that no questionable beef had been distributed to area schools, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District had 32 cases of recalled hamburger.

KNOX — Delia "Barney" Palombo sat in the Township Tavern in Knox last Thursday, remembering when she and her husband ran the restaurant that has been a longtime fixture in the community.

Riveting paintings dominate the dining room of the Zunons’ home in Guilderland. They illustrate the story of a little blue boy in an African village. "His skin was blue," said Elizabeth Zunon, the artist who painted the pictures. The paintings were inspired by a story she knew as a child.

‘Keep tobacco ads away from kids’

ALBANY COUNTY — In a unanimous decision, the Albany County Legislature last week passed a resolution asking businesses to reduce, re-arrange, or eliminate their tobacco advertising.

GOP accusesCsaposs politicking on taxpayers’ time"

GUILDERLAND — Republicans are calling for the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit to investigate Town Hall.

Citizen attempts to get directory info on students from school district

GUILDERLAND — The superintendent will ask the school board at its Feb. 26 meeting to enact a moratorium on the release of student directory information.

By Zach Simeone

ALTAMONT — There’s a new zoning law in the village, and it almost follows the comprehensive plan.

GUILDERLAND — Elijah Sharma wants to be a makeup artist with heart.

What is the best term length for a school board member"

Across the state, terms for the elected, unpaid posts range from three to five years.