Elizabeth Floyd Mair 

Michael Marcantonio’s wife works for the library and, as a trustee, Marcantonio was involved in contract negotiations with the union for library staff. Although another trustee said this was an ethical violation, the library board’s lawyer and president along with Marcantonio all say it wasn’t a legal conflict of interest.

Being a pediatrician involved in caring for children who have been abused involves many “inspiring moments,” says Rebecca Butterfield, M.D., who has been selected to join Guilderland’s school board. 

The cases against Richard Sherwood and Thomas Lagan — following their arrests in February 2018 — are closing, with the first sentencing, of Lagan, in county court this week. He still needs to be sentenced in federal court, in December. Sherwood will be sentenced in county and federal court in December. 

Five people are seeking the unpaid school board post. Their job interviews will be conducted in public and broadcast live on TV. 

There are about 16,000 children in foster care in New York State, says Sandra Flach of Justice for Orphans. She wishes more churchgoers would open their homes to foster children, but says there are other ways to help. 

The Guilderland Planning Board is considering subdivisions of two large parcels of land, one outside Altamont and the other in western Guilderland. 

David Fusco of Colonial Car Wash says modern car-wash technology, which conserves and reclaims water, is already available in Guilderland, at his car wash. David and Sandra Hameroff claimed, in their application for tax breaks, they were entitled to a tax break in part because no such environmentally-friendly technology existed in town.

Keenholts Park is the main venue for Babe Ruth baseball, but the field at Tawasentha Park is still used as well. 

In the months he has left in office, Miller still hopes to see the county legislature pass his bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vape products in Albany County. 

The challenge for firefighters was the construction style of the house.

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