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The Pine Grove Fire District’s $3.5 million expansion proposal was voted down, 200 to 68, on Tuesday night.

Playground funds may be just a mouse-click away

GUILDERLAND — Building a playground can be hard work.

Just ask Mike Schaffer. A physical education teacher at Lynnwood Elementary, he’s beating the drums for a new playground.

Paving the way for creative play

GUILDERLAND — Sometimes kids like to invent their own ways to play.

So says Beth Bini the principal of Westmere Elementary School, explaining the impetus behind the brand new Farley Field.

GUILDERLAND — The high school was deemed safe last Friday morning after a bomb threat was found written on the wall of a boys’ bathroom.

GUILDERLAND — Houses owned by Pyramid Companies in a neighborhood between Crossgates Mall and Route 20 are being quietly boarded up, causing concern for homeowners.

GUILDERLAND — The challenge facing the two score people who met Tuesday at the high school was to find innovative ways to educate kids as funding shrinks.

Dog theft leads to truck theft

ALBANY COUNTY — Two Rochester men stole a dog in Guilderland, fled to New Scotland and stole a truck, and were later arrested in Guilderland, according to police.

NEW SCOTLAND — A portion of Krumkill Road will be closed indefinitely on Nov. 12, according to Highway Superintendent Darrell Duncan.

KNOX — “I walk the halls alone. No one will talk to me now. I don’t blame them. Who would want to talk to a slut like me?”

NEW SCOTLAND — A dump truck turned over on Cass Hill Road yesterday morning just before 11 a.m. while going around a sharp corner — the driver came away with minor injuries, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

BERNE — In the process of expanding the high school gym, workers discovered a void under the floor that is now being filled, using a process called mudjacking.

NEW SCOTLAND — A dump truck turned over on Cass Hill Road yesterday morning just before 11 a.m. while going around a sharp corner — the driver came away with minor injuries, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

NEW SCOTLAND — The dragon’s teeth are back on top of the church.

Or, in restoration parlance, the damaged crenellated parapet on the bell tower has been replaced.

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