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Nazzerine Donato suffered severe burns to his upper body and face, according to a release from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department.

Scott Green

The departing town supervisor, Kevin Crosier, said a ruling by the state “vindicated” the town, while former employee Scott Green maintains he was discriminated against and was wrongfully fired.

The biggest change to the federal tax code in over a generation has left many unclear about what the local implications may be.   

DARE program at Altamont Elementary School

GUILDERLAND — The DARE program — the acronym stands for Drug Abuse and Resistance — isn’t just about drugs any more, explained Officer Matt Hanzalik of the Guilderland Police, who teaches the course to fifth-graders at Guilderland’s five public elementary schools.

Luke McDermott is a former Marine and a native of Westerlo. After being injured in Afghanistan, he sought out a new team to be a part of.

The Crounse House is a Federal-style single-family home built by Frederick Crounse, Altamont’s first doctor, who practiced there on the village’s main street, now Route 146. 

GUILDERLAND — In 22-degree weather the day after Christmas, firefighters battled a house fire at 490 Church Rd. that took the life of one person.

Westmere Fire Department Chief Henry Smith said that a 9-1-1 call came in at about 1:41 p.m. reporting a house fire with someone possibly trapped inside “in the cellar area.”

One difficulty with planning how to use the $2.1 million Guilderland will receive in Smart Schools funding, said Demian Singleton, is accounting for how quickly the tech world evolves, and making sure that the money is spent on technology that will not be outdated right away.

GUILDERLAND — Nearly two months after a fluffy white puppy was stolen from the Pet Zone at Crossgates Mall, police have charged Janira A. McCall, 17, with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Board of Directors of the Voorheesville Community and School Foundation has three new members: Jaime Chismark, Emmanuel Arnaud, and Jerry Parmenter.

Westerlo said goodbye to one of the board members and welcomed a new grant writer for the town.

Policies about viewing porn on library computers vary at local libraries. But there’s a lot of common ground in the way the libraries treat patrons’ complaints about other people looking at porn.

After state park police constructed a firing range for training at the former Camp Cass facility, neighbors have said their animals are skittish, the noises are bothersome, and that they are worried about lead pollution.

A county plow truck lost control in a snowstorm on Dec. 9 and crashed into a Rensselaerville home in an area where vehicles before have failed to navigate the nearby turn and crashed.

A long discussion of what has always been done versus what actually has to be done consumed a large part of the Dec. 13 New Scotland Town Board Meeting. Members also said goodbye to Councilmember Laura Ten Eyck.