Melissa Hale-Spencer

“It’s at the core of our operation in terms of teaching and learning, and has become even more so since the pandemic,” Superintendent Marie Wiles of technology. “But it also touches our heat, our phone system, our fire-alarm system, our transportation system. We can’t take attendance without technology.”

While Guilderland School Board members are frustrated with the county health department’s policy that quarantines asymptomatic students who may have been exposed to COVID-19, the county’s health commissioner notes the policy is recommended by both the state and the CDC and calls it an “essential strategy to reduce the spread of COVID in schools.”

On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Biden-Harris Administration’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be making $750 million in additional American Rescue Plan funding available for New York’s Essential Plan.

When a fighting crowd dispersed from a Crossgates Mall parking lot on Saturday night, Guilderland Police found a 14-year-old boy standing on the sidewalk in front of the Standard Restaurant — with stab wounds to his buttocks.

Last year, international visits were down 86 percent from 2019, and domestic visits fell by 37 percent, generating a nearly 55-percent loss in direct spending and an almost 50-percent drop in economic impact — estimated at $100 billion in 2019.

GUILDERLAND — What began as a path traveled by Native Americans became a plank road for European settlers and now is suburban Guilderland’s major thoroughfare — Route 20.

GUILDERLAND — In a unanimous vote Thursday evening, the town board here adopted  a $38,325,630 budget for next year.

Supervisor Peter Barber, during a virtual public hearing where no one from the public called in, said the budget was “very conservative I think in many ways.”

Mary Beth Bianconi with Delaware Engineering, which is handling the application, explained that the town has three wells. One is used in the summertime when water use peaks in town; the other two wells are unused because they have high levels of iron and manganese.

At a White House press briefing on Monday, Nov. 1, Jeffrey Zients, coronavirus response coordinator, said, “As we await the CDC decision, we are not waiting on the operations and logistics ... we’ve secured enough vaccine for all 28 million kids ages 5 through 11.”

GUILDERLAND — “It’s a big-tent party,” said Guilderland’s unchallenged Democratic supervisor, Peter Barber, addressing the crowd that had gathered at the Italian American Community Center on Election Night.


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