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School leaders planning reopening are “repurposing” resources as they face added expenses to keep students and staff safe from COVID-19. At the same time, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy is urging residents to show support for the Democratic federal stimulus plan that includes funds for state and local governments.

Under the current Voorheesville back-to-school plan, kindergarten through sixth grade classes would meet in-person everyday, while seventh- through twelfth-graders would come into school one day a week.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo has published its reopening plan on its website. Governor Andrew Cuomo will determine the first week of August whether schools will reopen statewide. 

Berne’s town attorney Javid Afzali informed the town board at its July 22 meeting that the controversial Switzkill Farm property may have been acquired illegally because the 2014 town board did not allow for a permissive referendum following the purchase authorization. Then-supervisor Kevin Crosier tells The Enterprise that no referendum was required.

Albany County continued with a second week of upticks in cases as numbers improved across most of the state. On Wednesday, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy announced two more deaths from the virus as well as 20 new confirmed cases.

The Guilderland Planning Board has 30 calendar days to issue a findings statement on Pyramid’s Rapp Road and Western Avenue projects.

In presenting Guilderland’s plans to reopen schools, Superintendent Marie Wiles said, “This plan is a work in progress. Please anticipate changes. Please be patient … Changes will be made to better serve our students and to make sure we’re keeping everybody safe.”

ALBANY COUNTY — Harry Bonilla, 33, of Guilderland, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison, to be followed by 20 years of post-release supervision, before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court Tuesday morning.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said of televised Major League Baseball games, without fans in attendance, “I think it would be good for the economy, I think it would be good for the psyche, I think it would be good for the nation’s soul.”

The Albany County executive and the governor today called for aid to states and localities in the fifth federal stimulus package as the county continued to see more COVID-19 cases.

The Berne Town Board has spent more than $15,000 on investigations according to documents received by The Enterprise through a Freedom of Information Law request. All the investigations appear to have been of Democratic town board members. One recently led to a censure by partisan vote; the others were unsubstantiated.

After years of being on the market, the Governors Motor Inn has a future. 

The state has issued a Drought Watch for four regions of New York, including the Upper Hudson/Mohawk area of which Albany County is a part.

Some New Yorkers have received unsolicited packages allegedly sent from China that are marked as containing jewelry but which actually contain plant seeds, according to a statement released Monday from Richard Ball, the state’s agriculture commissioner.

The number of Albany County residents under quarantine has increased from 892 on Sunday to 900 on Monday. “A couple of weeks ago, we were getting well under 150,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.