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Early voting, which began on Saturday, Oct. 29, runs through Sunday, Nov. 6. The polls are open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Oct. 25 meeting was to be the public’s first chance to tell board members about their priorities for the 2023-24 budget but no one signed up to speak about it.

The 23-year-old Knox resident was brought to Albany Medical Center in critical condition.

The announcement that Capital Holiday Lights — a popular Christmas time fundraiser for the Albany Police Athletic Association — is slated for the Altamont fairgrounds next year has stirred interest in the village.

GUILDERLAND — Last week, John McDonnell, who directs the Guilderland Food Pantry, talked to a woman in her early seventies who had been retired for about five years.

He recounts their conversation in this week’s Enterprise podcast.

Wendy Dwyer is a lifelong activist who is going to take her commitment to recycling and fighting pollutants all the way to the grave. Literally.

She has signed up for a green burial.

ALBANY COUNTY — The symptoms are similar, but three different viruses — flu, COVID-19, and  respiratory syncytial virus — are circulating statewide.

A study published on Oct. 11 in Educational Researcher found pandemic aid to public schools wasn’t enough to make up for learning loss.

Kristin DuGuay

On the ballot for Voorheesville School District voters on Dec. 6 are two proposals: a $25.2 million “core” capital school project and a $2 million energy performance contract. The district plans to hold an informational meeting on the proposal on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m.

In New York State, it is possible — but reportedly difficult — to reverse a guilty plea prior to sentencing. Andrew R. Gibson had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide after and was scheduled for sentencing in February, but had to be recaptured by police six months later after he failed to appear for that hearing while out on bail. 

The Albany-based not-for-profit received a larger Paycheck Protection Program Loan than it deserved and did not take steps to return the money after being notified of this, according to the United States Department of Justice. 

Supervisor Peter Barber told The Enterprise this week that, while the spending of the American Rescue Plan funds are to be pandemic related, “You can make up any lost revenue, and provide government services.”

The United States Department of Agriculture is giving $38 million in funding to bolster farm-to-school connections, with the goal of improving students' access to locally produced foods.

Foreman David Corey said he sets the fees just to balance out the costs and added, “We’re still not really covering our costs.”

W. Brian Barr of Guilderland, right, was given the Vision of Hope award, recognizing his many years of service and dedication to Senior Hope Counseling.