Anne Hayden

VOORHEESVILLE — The Dionysians, this weekend, are taking on a new challenge, in performing the Little Shop of Horrors.

GUILDERLAND — Three men walked into a Stuyvesant Plaza jewelry store last week, displayed a gun, tied up two employees, and stole some watches.

GUILDERLAND — A Guilderland teenager was shot in Arbor Hill on Monday night, according to Albany City Police.

DuShawn Sims, 16, of Old State Road, was shot in the leg at the corner of Lark and Orange Streets, around 8:45 p.m.

GUILDERLAND — The Best Western Sovereign Inn in Guilderland — plagued with Legionella bacteria for the past two months — last week installed a new hot-water tank to try to eliminate the problem.

Albany County will test the water again on March 14, said Mary Rozak, spokeswoman for the county.

VOORHEESVILLE — The school district proposes cutting 16 clubs, two sports teams, several maintenance positions, and a multitude of classes, to help close a $500,000 budget gap, but still faces another gap of $41,844 for 2012-13.

GUILDERLAND — The town is operating with a temporary assessor after John Macejka was abruptly fired last Wednesday.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville School District is working to close a gap of $41,844 in next year’s budget, even after receiving an extra $188,644 in state aid for converting to full-day kindergarten.

GUILDERLAND — After 48 years, the parishioners of St. Boniface Episcopal Church are beginning to think of their building as permanent.

ALBANY COUNTY — According to Donald Hyman, black history is American history.

Hyman, a social studies teacher, dedicates his time to teaching all members of the community about African-American history.

GUILDERLAND — New Director Jeffrey Folmer says more people need to “discover the Discovery Center.”

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, which opened five years ago, provides an introduction to, and education about, the Pine Bush Preserve, one of the only remaining examples of an inland pine barrens.


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