Elizabeth Floyd Mair

New York State has put into place tax exemptions to encourage development of renewable energy, which played out last week in Duanesburg, a rural Schenectady County town, that granted payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs, for two solar farms.

Westmere Fire Department is in good shape, in terms of recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters, according to President Barry Nelson. 

During the holiday season, “There’s always a rise in people stealing packages off stoops or trying to get something for nothing, trying to get the best of somebody,” said Altamont Postmaster Bill Van Dyke. 

GUILDERLAND — Erin Lancraft has loved music since she was a young girl. She also started volunteering at a summer camp for children with developmental disabilities when she was 11, and continued to work there through high school. 

Three grassroots groups — Save the Pine Bush, the Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth, and the Rapp Road Historical — are raising funds to hire experts that will help them challenge Pyramid’s plans for development.

Members of the Guilderland Teachers Association visited Our Lady of Mercy Life Center on Tuesday, December 10.

Town officials say County Waste has been, for months or even years, picking up garbage from restaurants near residential areas in the middle of the night, and ignoring requests to stop. 

The Guilderland school district has learned from painful experience that, in the space of 20 years, the identity of a person honored by a memorial may be lost to current faculty, staff, and students.

A traffic analysis says a drive-in bank would generate fewer trips than the current conditions. 

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