Elizabeth Floyd Mair

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.”

Two of the six IDA members voted to grant real-estate relief to local businessman Jonathan Phillips to help with his construction project of building a new, bigger hardware store and adding a convenience store with gas pumps, at the corner of Routes 146 and 158.

In the future, the lot just behind the proposed Stewart’s may be occupied by a bank or some kind of office or shop, according to a Stewart’s representative.

Pyramid officials learned recently that if their plans for an apartment complex at Rapp and Gipp roads is to go forward, they must meet and talk with residents of Gipp Road, Pine Lane — which is just east of Gipp — and Westmere Terrace.

Wayne Crounse of 2071 Western Ave. remembers a grassroots effort by housewives from Western Avenue in the 1950s who wanted a traffic light at the corner of Route 20 and State Farm Road. New Karner Road had not yet been built.

GUILDERLAND — The last day before spring break, April 18, was the culmination of almost a year’s work for Guilderland High School’s International Club, when it held its cultural fair.

Students staffed booths from countries around the world, serving food, and relating interesting facts.

The last day before spring break, April 18, was the culmination of almost a year’s work for Guilderland High School’s International Club, when it held its cultural fair.

Wearing dresses that layer sheer white over bright blue, two young women strike a pose at the end of a traditional South Korean dance. 

The first-ever International Night at Lynnwood Elementary School brought people together to celebrate diversity.

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