Elizabeth Floyd Mair

GUILDERLAND — Jean Cataldo is set to retire at the end of this year, after 20 years of working for the town as, first, receiver of taxes, and then town clerk.

She will fill out her term, but she will not run for re-election in November, said Jacob Crawford, chairman of the Guilderland Democratic Committee, this week.

Carlos X. Quinones Jr.

Carlos Quinones, 16 at the time, was also arrested on Oct. 1, 2018 on rape and other felony charges. The date of his earlier arrest is the same day that Raise the Age legislation went into effect in New York State, making it possible for many 16-year-old defendants to have their cases heard in Family Court. Raise the Age did not apply to Quinones' case for several reasons, said Cecilia Walsh of the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

This change is intended to create more social connections for kids while they still have a team of four teachers who can help ease the transition for them, says FMS principal Michael Laster.

GUILDERLAND — The school board is considering bringing to the voters a pared-down $30.6 million capital construction project, reduced from the $42.7 million proposal defeated in October.

Chief Building and Zoning Inspector Jacqueline M. Coons said this week that this debate might not have arisen at all, had the applicant’s sign been within the allowed 50 square feet.

GUILDERLAND — Food burning in an apparently unattended wok on a stove caused heavy smoke at the Best Cook Chinese restaurant in Guilderland on Thursday morning, said Assistant Chief of the Guilderland Fire Department Bill Beha.   

No one in the restaurant when firefighters arrived, he said.  

GUILDERLAND — A single-family home in the 3300 block of East Lydius Street was burglarized in the the early morning hours of Feb. 8, between 12: 30 and 5:30 a.m., while the residents were at home, according to Deputy Chief Curtis Cox of the Guilderland Police.

Tod Mell’s petite accuser says she never spoke to Mell about the abuse, which she says occurred “30 or 40 times” over the course of her fifth-grade year, in 2010 to 2011, always behind his desk, below the eye level of other students. She also never told school officials, her parents, or friends about it until the spring of 2018.

Donlon had been living in Guilderland’s Carpenter Village Apartments since last April, under his own name and date of birth, until his arrest on Jan. 16.

At his arrest on Jan. 16 at Guilderland’s Carpenter Village Apartments, the court heard, numerous law-enforcement officials with guns drawn pulled Raymond Donlon from his vehicle to the entryway of his building and said they wanted to search his apartment.

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