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Beyond Sept. 30, the USDA will continue to support homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic by making loss mitigation options available to help keep them in their homes. Homeowners and renters can visit for information on their relief options, protections, and key deadlines from federal agencies.

Two Capital Region federal credit unions — SEFCU and CAP COM — are on the verge of a merger that will create a new $8 billion credit union.

Knox will soon build a kitchen and a bathroom accessible to people with handicaps at its town park, which has already had recent upgrades. 

Recently, James Porter of Voorheesville, a 32-year Pine Street resident, has had issues with the state Department of Transportation, whose garage is located across the street from his home.

Meg Eckhardt has a soothing alto voice.

“Music speaks to a person’s heart,” she says in this week’s podcast.

“The recreation field is not just taking care of land; it is connecting to people ...,” says William Hein, the new manager of Thacher State Park. “I use my history background for the stories we tell with parks.”

 In return for a $70.8 million project, Hiawatha Land Development is seeking from the Guilderland IDA about $4.1 million in sales-tax exemptions, about $664,000 in mortgage-recording tax exemptions, and $1.06 million in property-tax exemptions.

Wild turkey hen with poults.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for citizens to help it conduct its annual Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderland Police continue to receive reports of thefts from unlocked motor vehicles during the overnight hours.

Recent reports have been received from the Fort Hunter area of town, which is in the vicinity of Carman Road, according to a notice from the police

Governments this week started announcing they would require vaccination, and at the same time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its May guidance on masks, stating that, because of the Delta variant, people living in an area of substantial or high transmission should mask indoors in public.

Voorheesville and New Scotland were just awarded a $10,000 grant from the Preservation League of New York State to fund a cultural resource survey for the village and the hamlets of New Salem and New Scotland.

BETHLEHEM — A Glenmont man was arrested on Monday after, police say, he twice blocked a road with his vehicle and pointed an imitation rifle at motorists.

VOORHEESVILLE — The village board searched far and wide before settling on a trustee replacement for Rich Straut, who took over as mayor for Bob Conway when he stepped down on July 1 with nine months left in his term. 

Three Guilderland football players

The original plan, presented July 1, had been modified to include roughly $770,000 from federal pandemic allocations. This would reduce the annual tax increase from the original $64 for the median $299,000 house in Guilderland to $52. “I think we should ask for more in the capital project …,” said school board member Rebecca Butterfield; several board members agreed.

On Tuesday evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement saying, We are reviewing the CDC’s new recommendations closely in consultation with federal and state health experts.”