Melissa Hale-Spencer

ALBANY COUNTY — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has supported a second booster vaccine against COVID-19 for people 65 and older and for people who are immunocompromised.

The Bethlehem Central School District has joined the program and, McCoy reported, for one month in Bethlehem and for the first three months of this year in the South Colonie district, fines have totaled over $700,000. The county gets 40 percent of that, or $280,000.

Because of federal pandemic aid, each United States resident received on average $8,050 more in federal expenditures on their behalf than they paid in federal taxes,says a report released this week by the state comptroller. This contrasts with 2019 and prior years, when New York and a handful of other states had a negative balance of payments with the federal government. 

Neighbors of the Knightes property who live on West Old State Road have complained to the town for more than a year about the dumping of tree waste on property adjacent to theirs.

At the time of Kentish Bennett’s death, the mother of his two children described Bennett as talented, lovely, and gentle. “He was too kind of a person to die that way,” she said.

ALBANY COUNTY — People living in nearly 7,000 group homes across New York state were at risk during the pandemic, according to an audit of the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities released this week by the state’s comptroller, Thom

 “I think we should be recognizing other significant events in the town’s history,” said Guilderland supervisor Peter Barber. “I do know that there are a lot of very famous town residents … that served in the state legislature, but also on the forefront as abolitionists or with women’s suffrage … We should try to do more.”

“It’s essentially an approach that some very ill-intentioned people are using to create chaos through the lens of our first responders,” said Guilderland Superintendent Marie Wiles. “So they initiate calls, often through a 9-1-1 center, that makes first responders jump to action because there is an alleged active shooter or bomb scare or hostage situation.”

GUILDERLAND — Conor Webb is a student with a mission, a big one: to make not just his school but his nation a safer place.

A Guilderland High School junior, Webb is a founder of the first local chapter of March For Our Lives.

Superintendent Marie Wiles concluded of the 2023-24 budget, “On some levels, this was a fortunate year that we were able to maintain everything that we have been doing and lower the class sizes in the middle school, which was a huge priority, and begin to transition items that were funded by our federal dollars into he general fund. So I think we’re in a very good spot.”


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