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1975 Western Ave., once known as Westlawn Lanes, is seeking a special-use permit for a change of use from a bowling alley to a local shopping center. The application was OK’d by the Albany County Planning Board on Sept. 16. The proposal has yet to come before any Guilderland town boards. 

ALBANY COUNTY — After weeks of debate and confusion over booster shots, on Monday, the shots started being given to eligible New Yorkers who had received their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months before.

Hiawatha Land Development will be receiving about $2.46 million in sales-tax exemptions and approximately $664,000 in mortgage-recording tax exemptions, but not the $1.06 million in property-tax exemptions it had been seeking. 

“Kim stood out because she has already invested so much time in the district,” Seema Rivera, the school board president, told The Enterprise this week, citing Kim Blasiak’s extensive work with the PTA.

Barbara Kennedy, who was accused of animal abuse on social media on false evidence, was not charged with any crimes after an investigation by the Albany County Sheriff found the allegations to be “unfounded.”

The president of Albany Medical Center on Tuesday thanked Governor Kathy Hochul for issuing an executive order on Monday night that will allow out-of-state and out-of-country nurses and medically trained National Guard members to fill in for needed health-care workers. The order also expands the role of emergency medical technicians and lets retired health-care workers re-enter the workforce.

New Yorkers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should receive their booster dose at least six months after their primary vaccine series if they are 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings, and if they are between ages 50 and 64 with underlying medical conditions.

New Yorkers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may receive their COVID-19 booster dose at least six months after their primary vaccine series if they are 18 to 49 years old with underlying medical conditions, or if they are 18 to 64 years old and are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their jobs.

 YS Catalytic Recycling is moving to the 2-acre property at 70 Railroad Ave., a narrow strip of Guilderland sandwiched between the city of Albany and the town of Colonie.

 The New Scotland Town Board has formalized its relationship with Nan Stolzenburg and her firm, agreeing to an annual contract with Community Planning & Environmental Associates not to exceed $60,000.

On Friday, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, took the unusual step of overruling the CDC’s advisory panel to align the CDC’s policy with the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation on more people being eligible for booster shots.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued its guidance for a more limited use than the Biden administration had called for, including people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe COVID-19; and people whose frequent occupational exposure to the virus puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19.

Rick Rapp, of Bush Drive, in Berne, gave a presentation to the town board about how poorly recent renovations to his road were despite his warning both the board and the highway superintendent, Randy Bashwinger, about their process. Rapp has a background in construction. 

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Twin sisters Taylor Ten Eyck and Morgan Willy made their debut selling other grower’s flowers two years ago.

Four residents — two in favor, one against, and one who favored a wait-and-see approach — spoke about the issue during the Sept. 21 Guilderland Town Board meeting.