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Bethlehem’s most recent comprehensive plan was adopted in 2005, providing a vision up to year 2020. 

All Guilderland schools, including the middle school and high school with new coronavirus cases, are remaining open for in-person instruction.

A fairy-tale book released by J.K. Rowling to entertain kids confined by the pandemic lured 12-year-old Isla Besha of Altamont to draw a picture that was chosen, in an international contest, to illustrate the book.

Starting Saturday morning, no cash tolls will be collected on the New York State Thruway.

The conversion will take place simultaneously at 58 tolling locations across the Thruway’s 450-mile ticketed system.

Another Albany County resident — a woman in her seventies with underlying health conditions who lived in a nursing home — has died of COVID-19, McCoy announced at the start of Thursday’s press conference.

ALBANY COUNTY — The county’s health commissioner, Elizabeth Whalen, said on Thursday that her department, with exhausted staff, might not be able to keep up with investigating every new COVID-19 case, which has been the cornerstone of the county’s response.

ALBANY COUNTY — As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Albany County, the county executive on Thursday stressed enforcement as opposed to his usual conciliatory approach.

During an Oct. 6 town board meeting, Supervisor Peter Barber noted that Guilderland had been prepared for a difficult 2021 budget in part because of planning that began long before anyone had heard of the coronavirus. 

BERNE — Supporters of the Switzkill Farm feel that the current GOP-backed town board is letting the expansive town-owned property languish and that projects beneficial to the community — from the instruction of school kids to attracting astronomers — have fallen by the wayside.

Throughout the county’s 35th week of battling the virus, as COVID-19 cases reached new highs, officials at multiple press conferences implored and admonished residents to follow the simple seven-month-old directives of washing hands, wearing masks, not gathering, and staying six feet from others.

The Albany County Legislature is considering $500,000 to fund a new local develop corporation as well as $300,000 for small-business grants and support.

“If you want to stop the spread and you don’t want to shut businesses down again and you want to get back to somewhat of a new normal … we need your help,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.

Clayton A. Bouton High School

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to spike across Albany County, the Voorheesville Central School District recently announced its second and third positives of the school year. 

Berne Code Enforcement Officer Chance Townsend

A Department of State official told The Enterprise that, although Townsend received his initial certification in October 2018, he “has not done any of the in-service training for 2019 or for 2020 (so far). 

ALBANY COUNTY — Because of a spike in COVID-19 cases, the University at Albany shifted on Tuesday to fully remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester.