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ZBA to decide if gravel mine is legal

GUILDERLAND — Two neighbors are accusing each other of violating town ordinances.

Fred Wagner, owner of Helderberg Excavating and Trucking, Inc., says the town is trying to put him out of business.

EAST BERNE — Albany County Physical Therapy and Respite Services, based in East Berne, will bring services to area residents’ homes.

School leaders look at setting priorities and matching resources to them

GUILDERLAND — The new superintendent is taking a new approach to building next year’s school budget.

NEW SCOTLAND — A two-vehicle crash on Monday caused a rollover and resulted in minor injuries, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department.

New Scotland may take over ambulance contract from village

By Zach Simeone

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve was given 37 acres on Gifford Hollow Road last week by the Woodhouse family.

Town’s $31 million budget in place by default

GUILDERLAND — The supervisor’s preliminary $31 million budget, which allows no pay raises, will become the final budget for 2011, by default.

NEW SCOTLAND — A vehicle left in Thacher Park’s overlook parking lot led police to find Timothy Easley’s body at the foot of the park’s scenic cliff on Monday morning.

A score of cats dumped in woods

GUILDERLAND — “It’s been a brutal, brutal year,” said Sue Green who chairs the Guilderhaven board.

Spending down, taxes steady as rainy-day funds are used

By Zach Simeone

HILLTOWNS — In rough economic times, overall spending in the Hilltowns will decrease slightly in 2011.

A day after learning there will be no state funding for the Empire State Games in 2011, those involved in both the summer and winter Olympic-style competitions are scrambling to salvage what they can.

Another facility for patients with dementia

GUILDERLAND — Statewide changes in testing students and evaluating faculty have left school board members here frustrated.

VOORHEESVILLE — Boys’ lacrosse will be on the high school sports’ schedule this spring since the school board voted unanimously on Monday to accept a proposal from the Voorheesville Blackbird Youth Lacrosse club.