Elizabeth Floyd Mair

About 85 people, nearly all from the state of Chuuk in Micronesia, have gathered as they do every Sunday afternoon at the Christ Lutheran Church on Western Avenue for a service in their native Austronesian language of Chuukese.

The building will be transferred to the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, which will decide what to do with it long-term.

GUILDERLAND — The town is considering changes to its zoning code, including one that would clarify where senior independent-living facilities can be built. This may stymie the Viscusi Builders’ hope of building a facility at 493 Church Road.

Pyramid’s new proposals related to the apartment complex it hopes to build on Rapp Road include dead-ending Rapp Road to prevent through traffic, and moving the end of Gipp Road.

The newcomer running for the board for the first time is a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard.

The current wait for a hold on an e-book is 39-and-a-half days, compared to a week for a print book.

The goal of the renovation, Director Timothy Wiles said, is to give the library enough space to meet current demand. He anticipates that the improvements would serve for another quarter-century.

GUILDERLAND — After many years without a contested race, this May 21st, five candidates are vying for three seats on the Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees. Two are incumbents — Barbara Fraterrigo and Barry Nelson — and three are newcomers: Catherine Barber, Mark Keeling, and Philip Metzger.

More vehicles travel the portion of Western Avenue between Route 155 and Carman Road every day — over 40,000 — than travel along Wolf Road in front of Colonie Center.

Co-conspirator and former Guilderland Town Justice Richarad Sherwood had planned to testify against Thomas Lagan. Asked if that was why Lagan had decided to plead guilty after many months of preparing to fight the charges, Lagan’s attorney E. Stewart Jones said, “Obviously that was not helpful.”

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