Elizabeth Floyd Mair 

One difficulty school administrators often face when a child is murdered outside of school is that there is often a period of time when police are not forthcoming about what has happened and who has been harmed. 

Lynne Buchanan says this would streamline work in the two departments and save the town money. 

Jonathan Phillips, president of local company Phillips Hardware, has sold two of his stores to pay off the construction that he had started on a new store in Guilderland at routes 146 and 158. 

Christine Hayes

Interested community members should submit application materials to the district clerk by Sept. 13. 

Francis Melfe, who is 91 and living in Schenectady, resigned from the priesthood in 1979, according to the spokeswoman for the diocese. He petitioned the Vatican to be “dispensed” from the clerical state — “laicized,” so that he would no longer be a priest — and this was done in 2012, she said. He is now married, but not to the woman whom a recent suit alleges bore his child.

Jupin was “granted voluntary leave of absence from ministry” in May 2003 by then-Bishop Howard Hubbard amid allegations of sexual abuse, said diocesan spokeswoman Mary DeTurris Poust, adding that she believes the allegations claimed he had abused two teenagers in Schenectady in the 1970s. Jupin, she said, was later reinstated, following an investigation.

Under a new policy of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese, no one can access personnel records alone, said spokeswoman Mary DeTurris Poust. Only the diocesan chancellor and archivist now have access to personnel files, and only if they are together. 

Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course

Seven residents of Presidential Estates have sued the town’s zoning board of appeals, saying that the approval of the Hiawatha Trails senior independent-living project means they will suffer the “direct harm” of increased wait times to be able to get onto the only road out of their development, State Farm Road. 

ALTAMONT — For Holly VanWie of Clarksville, who is about to be a senior at Bethlehem Central High School, the week of the Altamont Fair is her favorite week of the year. “No one else does agriculture in my school,” she said at the 4-H poultry show on Tuesday, the opening day of the 2019 Altamont Fair.

Globe of Death

His children are 10th-generation performers, and people in his family grow up seeing everyone else ride motorcycles and wanting to do it themselves, said Richard Flores. “If they’re not riding in the cage,” he said, “they’re the weird one in the family, because everybody’s doing it.” 


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