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Responders attached a wench to secure the car that was kept hanging over the edge of the ravine by a guy wire.

Chairman Robert Price said the planning board still has to agree on a proposed change to the buffer that would separate business districts from residential areas.

The Republican committee doesn't have any candidates for town board so far, but will support Democrat Keith Wright for highway superintendent.

The Albany County Sheriff's Office reported using an informant and an undercover investigator to arrest three Albany men who tried to sell them a stolen motorcycle from an Old Navy store parking lot in Guilderland.

NEW SCOTLAND — Leading a platoon of 53 men into one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, 2nd Lt. Sanford “Sandy” Berkman and all of the Marines under his command would be wounded or killed while fighting on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima. 

The new U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering  along with Congressman Paul Tonko who said it was "a classic example of where the president wants to take this country."

The fourth annual Pet Connection held by The Animal Hospital in Guilderland on July 21.

During a July 17 event demonstrating and inspecting car seats at Crossgates Mall, 55 inspections yielded not one correctly installed seat.

Guilderland's newest high school assistant principal comes from Niskayuna, where she created a course in sports literature.

The contract between the village and the Voorheesville ambulance squad was approved with a split vote, with the amount in reserves for a roof fund, a new vehicle fund, or a maintenance fund a particular point of contention.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Rock Adventure Barn is re-opening to the public during select hours, after being used only for Tawasentha Park summer camps for the past several years.

Fire Departments have long been a keystone of community involvement but to members in Guilderland they’re even more than that — they’re family.

Peter Letko, chief operator of the town’s water plant, located in the Northeastern Industrial Park, attributes Guilderland’s water quality to the way the town treats it at the plant.

“We use anthracite coal and different sizes of garnet stone to filter out the impurities,” he said. “We also use enhanced coagulation to take as much total organic carbon — the funky, swampy-tasting stuff — out of the water.”

A schoolhouse suits John Curley as he began and ended his long career in education as a teacher. Now he is the director of the Feura Bush Neighborhood Library, which is housed in a quaint old one-room schoolhouse.