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“We feel that music is a very powerful tool for evangelization; that sometimes music can move and stir the soul in directions that, maybe, something else hasn’t,” said Peggy McQuade, the pastoral associate for hospitality at Saint Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville.

New town planner Kenneth Kovalchik is aware of the high level of interest among residents in having a planner look at the big picture of development in Guilderland. Several large projects await his review, including the development proposed for Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course.

The award was granted for hosting nighttime events discussing astronomy and related fields.

ALTAMONT — As the Altamont Fire Department celebrates its 125th anniversary, it is looking ahead, welcoming a brand new engine — and the public — to a party at the firehouse on saturday afternoon.

The new rescue pumper — a 2018 Toyne — will arrive at the firehouse on Main Street Friday night.

After being lost for nearly a week, Khaos, a German shepherd, ascended the cliffs of Thacher Park (with the help of a rescue team) to be reunited with his owner.

“What irritates me most about this case,” said town Supervisor Peter Barber in federal court, acting as attorney for one of the defendants, "is we are less than 72 hours before the start of this caucus.” He called the lawsuit “borderline frivolous.”

John D. Murdaugh

BETHLEHEM — A third man from Troy — John D. Murdaugh, 17 — was arrested this week in connection with a July 18 Delmar robbery.

ALTAMONT — As it celebrates its 125th anniversary, the Altamont Fair is “working hard” to preserve its history, says Bev Filkins who chairs a committee of volunteers that has been immersed in the the project for two years.

A proposed Dollar General store, should it be approved by the town and built, would employ up to 10 people, and would be located across from the Mobil station in East Berne.

Jay Cougar White Cloud lives what he believes in. His work as a Timberwright grew from his earliest childhood experiences. He now hopes to dedicate himself to restoring the Doctor Crounse House in Altamont.

With the closure of the Hilltown Café, the Kuhar Family Family Farm and Market is making use of a new space and a taproom is moving in next door.

At its July meeting, the Voorheesville School Board put off voting on hiring a school resource officer for September, choosing instead to give the matter further thought and discussion.

The Helderberg Earth and Sky Observatory is looking at land in Rensselaerville to build an observatory, says the organization’s president.

GUILDERLAND — Grants galore headlined Tuesday’s town board meeting here as Republican Senator George Amedore and Democratic Councilwoman Patricia Fahy were on hand to talk about the state funds they had secured for Guilderland — for stormwater management in McKownville and for park improvements at Tawasentha.

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