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Meredith Osta has dedicated her life to helping vulnerable people.

She began her career working in child welfare at Schenectady County Children and Family Services. Now, she is working at the other end of the age spectrum, helping elderly residents to stay in their homes.

Superintendent Timothy Mundell told The Enterprise this week that the skills the district learned from the National Dropout Prevention Center’s trauma-skills institute will help give Berne-Knox-Westerlo students structure, organization, and resilience as they balance personal hardships with their potential for achievement. 

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road is hosting the annual Lupine Fest on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

A semi-truck hit a utility pole at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, April 26, in Altamont at the end of Whipple Way near where Maple Avenue and Bozenkill Road intersect, according to Tyler Pentak, 16, who lives at the end of Maple Avenue Extension.

The moratorium is designed to give the town’s planning board some breathing room as it juggles multiple solar projects at once, Supervisor Russell Pokorny said. 

Andrew Gibson was sentenced to a minimum of 10⅔ years in prison and a maximum of 32 years, in accordance with a plea deal, for the death of Berne resident Lisa Sperry in May 2021 and for jumping bail early in 2022. 

GUILDERLAND — A 24-year-old man from Mississippi was killed in a Western Turnpike car crash on Tuesday night.

A release from the Guilderland Police Department says events unfolded this way:

These local students, representing the Capital Region BOCES, are competing in the statewide SkillsUSA event held at the state fairgrounds from April 26 to 28:

— Allyson Bates, Cosmetology Senior, Cosmetology, Berne-Knox-Westerlo;

— Sophia Berlin, Fashion Design, Global Fashion, Bethlehem;

Spring turkey season opens May 1 in all counties north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary and, new for 2023, in Suffolk County on Long Island.

The asphalt bike path will be part of the state Department of Transportation project replacing the bridge over Route 146, said supervisor Peter Barber. The pathway “would provide a linkage from Tawasentha Park over the bridge up to the winter rec area,” he said.

“I did not want to have nobody running,” Judy Slack told The Enterprise this week. She is now committed to serving for the next three years.

The Guilderland Comprehensive Plan Update Committee recently held its third public meeting, where its members and the public expressed similar concerns about the committee’s ability to run the plan’s update process as it sees fit. 

ALBANY COUNTY — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has supported a second booster vaccine against COVID-19 for people 65 and older and for people who are immunocompromised.

The Bethlehem Central School District has joined the program and, McCoy reported, for one month in Bethlehem and for the first three months of this year in the South Colonie district, fines have totaled over $700,000. The county gets 40 percent of that, or $280,000.

On May 16, Voorheesville Central School District voters will decide on proposed increased spending plans from the public library and school district, while candidates running for each institution’s board are unopposed.